Re: Heroic Age/Avengers Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
The Spider-Island issues really wouldn't give you a good idea of the actual book IMO. I'd start with the first arc of the book where you see Flash bonding with Venom and the dynamic and characters introduced. It's really surprised me with how good it is. I didn't expect that FLash would make a good host for Venom, but he's already one of my favourites.
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