Re: Ultimate Spider-man #123 Discussion/spoilers (Preview included)
So, we begin with a despondent Eddie Brock, opening up to a grandmother on a park bench. He begins to explain himself - a college student who, because of his father's failed attempt at curing cancer, became a monster who once fought Spider-Man. He tells the grandma that Peter Parker, a high school student, is Spider-Man. He also tells her he's hungry.
We flash back to the point in the last Venom arc where he was struck by electricity. The entire issue is a narrative of Brock's feelings of what was going on, jumping from flashes to Brock on a park bench talking to a new person each time they jump back to the park bench scene. He says that all he remembers is a flash of light. That he may have died...
When he woke up, he started devouring people to keep himself alive... And that the symbiote lived for Peter Parker. He could feel that. There's a brief scene of Parker fighting the Rhino. Brock is lurking in the background, trying to contend with the suit. Eventually, he becomes Venom, but Spidey flees the scene before he can make a movie.
Then, The Wild Pack and Silver Sable track Eddie down. His narrative begins to explain how he only wants control over the suit, but that can not be achieved... Not at this point anyway. Silver Sable and Wild Pack, who are mercenaries hunting for the suit, attack and Brock becomes Venom. There's a fight and eventually Eddie manages to run away.
In the final flashback Peter Parker is headed to the museum on a field trip. He complains about having a massive migraine, similar to his spidey sense but much different in that it's lasting. Brock comes along and he and Spidey get into it. Sable shows up and seems to take Venom down.
After that, we jump to the park - the final page - where Brock and a black dude are chatting. The black guy recognizes Brock as the guy who attacked the museum, Brock looks at him SWALLOWS him with the Venom suit (incredible last page, by the way. Art was INCREDIBLE in this issue) and he returns to normal, stating, "Yeah, uh... Where was I?" ready to continue his story for the next person to come along.