Venom in “The War at Home, Part 1” by Matt Duarte
The first two panels sit on the same row, taking up the almost half of the page. The third panel is the biggest one, and the fourth one is an inset inside it.
Description: Flash Thompson, wearing the Venom suit, is inside a military issue airplane, standing right next to the door, as if he were about to air drop. He is talking on his communicator and he doesn’t look particularly happy.
VENOM: General Dodge, this is not what I signed up for, sir. Attacking an American citizen in their own home? That goes against the law, sir.
GENERAL DODGE (through comm): Complaint duly noted and ignored, Corporal Thompson. Just do what you are told. Control will take over from now on.
Description: Venom is jumping out of the airplane, falling through the night sky. An uneasy full moon shines in the background.
VENOM: What’s the deal, control? I normally know who I’m going after way before I’m free-falling off a plane.
CONTROL (through comm): We know, Venom. The general has been...unusually quiet about this whole enterprise. Anyway, target location should be in sight by now.
Description: Seen from above, Venom continues falling, and below him is a large and stately white mansion. In front of it, there are large shrubs that form a crescent shaped moon, and in the back what appears to be a helicopter pad.
CONTROL (through comm): You are to infiltrate Spector Manor and bring back Marc Spector and any known associates back to base.
VENOM: What’s so special about this guy?
CONTROL (through comm): According to the info that General Dodge gave us, he is the vigilante known as Moon Knight.
Description: A close up on Venom’s face. Even through the mask, he looks slightly worried.
VENOM: Wait, I’m fighting Moon Knight?
CAPTION (white font, black background): YESSSSSSS. PAYBACK.
To be continued!
Note from the author: During Venom week, I didn’t get to do my entry, so this is my catch-up script. It will continue into this week’s script.