Today we will talk about, who Flash Thompson is and along with that we will look at the origin story of Agent Venom.
Eugene ‘Flash’ Thompson was a student at Midtown High School along with Peter Parker, Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson.
Thompson was a resident of Queens, New York. Flash’s family included his mother, Rose Thompson, little sister Jessie and his father, Harrison Thompson who was a police officer.
Harrison Thompson was also abusive towards Flash, which led to his own violent tendencies and bullying.
After graduating college, Flash chose to serve in the United States Army. Thompson was stationed in South-East Asia, where he discovered a secret temple after being mortally wounded by enemy troops.
At one point, Flash went through an extremely difficult phase and was struggling with severe depression. During this time, he got into a car crash due to drunk driving.
Taking advantage of his vulnerable state, Norman Osborn hired him at Oscorp and manipulated him into a plot to hurt Peter Parker.
Agent Venom’s very first appearance occurred in the comic The Amazing Spider-Man #654. Flash Thompson once again returned to the battlefield as a soldier of the United States Army in the Iraq War.
During this tour, Flash lost both his legs while trying to save a friend from a deadly attack. Flash’s sacrifice earned him a Medal of Honour.
In denial and desperate because of his grief, Flash even volunteered himself to threatening experiments to get his legs back.
Upon his return to the States, Flash became a part of Project Rebirth 2.0. Under this endeavour, Flash bonded with a symbiote, acquired by the government, and became Venom.