Marvel Iron Age 2.0: Venom #1

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This takes place AFTER Joshmightbe's first issue of Iron Age... so to avoid spoilers here's the link. Marvel Iron Age 2.0: New Beginnings #1

2035, New York City, Brooklyn

Edward Brock Junior slowly awakened from his bed. The long years when he'd been unable to sleep well had long since passed. He heard the faint sounds of his wife walking around the apartment and realized he'd slept in. Despite his young appearance, he was actually 54 years of age. Somehow his long exposure to the Symbiote had kept his appearance young. He slowly pulled himself out of bed and petted his "pet" on the floor. In fact it had been lying on the floor since last night. Which meant something was up. He walked through the door and saw what appeared to be his wife watching CNN.

"Hey hon. Sorry I slept in. I haven't slept in that well sinc-" Eddie started to say. His eyes widened as he realized what the news station was covering.

"Hundreds of people are crowding around the ruins of the battle that happened in the last hours of yesterday night. The masked superhero known only as Spider-Man appeared and attacked the new Iron Soldiers that have taken the world by storm recently. It's speculated that Spider-Man was trying to free the captured Mutants. Something which has been very controversial among the public."

Eddie Brock stared in shock. His wife glanced back at him.

"Please don't." She said. "I thought you didn't care about Spider-Man anymore."

"I don't honey. I swear I don't, but... this. This is wrong. They're executing innocent people in public and hardly anybody's doing a thing, and anyone who does is being murdered out in public!"

His wife stared at him for a second before looking sad and lowering her head.

"Fine. Go on. Be the hero. It's your job."

"Thank you. Where's George?"

"Still asleep."

"Wake him up in 5 minutes. Take everything that they can't track. Move out of New York. Go anywhere, just get away from here."

Eddie clapped his hands, which was followed by the sound of the Symbiote running out of his room and wrapping round his skin. Eddie suddenly felt a shiver down his spine and realized he might not be coming back.

"I love you." His wife said. Her face dripping with tears. Maybe she'd felt it too.

"I know." Eddie said as he jumped out of the window into the New York sunlight...

2213, The Wilds, Ferrum Corp Building

"Hello and welcome to Ferrum Corp! A supervisor will arrive to escort you around the premises soon!" An artificial intelligence hovered in front of David. She appeared as a young woman, with a blue tint to her skin. Dave knew she wasn't real... but couldn't help but stare. It wasn't his fault he'd never had a girlfriend. He was still a virgin, which meant he had... certain needs. He felt sad when the AI disappeared and was replaced by an overweight, balding scientist.

"Ah! Hello Mr Brock! Welcome to the first edition of Ferrum Corp in the Wilds!"

Dave smiled and held his hand out for the scientist to shake. He only recoiled slightly at the mechanical hand that reached out to shake him.

"Uh... hi. This... is awkward." Dave stammered out.

"Ah. Sorry about that. I forgot, not many people in the Wilds will be used to robotic hands. Name's Brian. Brian Octavius."

Brian turned towards the door behind him and beckoned for Dave to follow. The door whirred open revealing two guards dressed in Iron Man armor. Dave walked past them nervously, he wasn't so keen around people who looked like they could beat him up. Which meant he was nervous in general. Brian walked past them cheerfully before stopping at yet another door and allowing it to scan his DNA before opening.

"As the latest member of the Ferrum Corp team, we're going to give you a few days to get used to your surroundings, before we put you to work. The current topic we're on this year? Spider-Man villains! We're working on improving and adding certain gadgets his villains used into making a new type of law enforcement! Just imagine, soldiers using Green Goblin gear! Throwing Pumpkin bombs, wearing Vulture harnesses! The possibilities are endless!"

Dave didn't really bother listening. He was bored, he'd had to go through an hour's worth of security before being allowed inside. It was understandable considering where the base was... but still it was quite annoying. They walked across a platform surrounded by bulletproof windows. Below them Dave heard explosions as soldiers wearing strange green armor ran around firing acid at a giant man dressed as a Rhino.

"Those are our men testing the Scorpion and Rhino battle suits. We're seeing how much damage the improved Rhino suit can take before needing to be repaired. Very interesting stuff! Brian explained as he opened yet another door. A thin man stood where the door had opened. He frowned as he saw Dave and Brian approach.

"Dave this is Andrew Trask! The genius behind the idea to use Spider-Man gadgets!"

"A pleasure, I'm sure. Seems like you and Octavius have something in common, You're both related to Spider-Man villains."

Dave wasn't shocked by this. He'd known this since he was born. His dad ranted about it every single day. How his Grandfather was a hero, how he'd died along "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" fighting for what he believed in. He hadn't considered that his birth right was why he was being hired though.

"Very nice to meet you Mr Trask. I look forward to working with you." Dave said.

"I'm sure. We're assigning you to the Venom Project. We're hoping that because you're related to the original, you'll be able to convince the Symbiote to allow us to work on it. Every time we send someone to capture it, it murders them."

Dave suddenly felt nervous. More so then usual. He wasn't sure if he wanted this job anymore. Octavius noticed his hesitation.

"It's perfectly safe! We've added security measures since the last incident! You'll be fine!"

Octavius firmly placed his hand on Dave's back and pushed him through a door. He firmly pushed Dave in and locked the door behind him. Dave turned to see what he'd heard his Dad describe every night since he could remember. The Black Muck stared at him for a second before towering above him.

To be continued...

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Great start, I feel like Ferrum would have a more official sounding name for this project, but other than that I like where you seem to be going with this.

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@tommythehitman: Oh yeah, oh yeah this is cool. Looking forward to the rest. Question: Will the other chapters jump between past and present as well? I really wan't to see what happened to Eddie.

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"I love you."

"I know."

Who is he, Han Solo? That's actually the last thing he says to his wife? What a terrible husband. Good job on the story. I advise don't reveal too much about the world until we've discussed how everything works. We don't want continuity errors. Still, good job

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@awesam: Yeah I was wondering about that. Maybe we should have a PM.

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@tommythehitman: I was just waiting to get more people signed up, I'll try to have a PM up sometime today.

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Bump!

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This is really interesting, message me when you bring out the next one.

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