WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2 by Mariko Tamaki, Gurihiru and VC's Travis Lanham, on sale Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Readers of the Absolute Carnage event series recently witnessed Spider-Man and Venom putting their differences aside to work together, with the goal of stopping Carnage from waking Knull, the god of the symbiotes, from his cosmic slumber. And even before Eddie Brock regained possession of the Venom symbiote, Flash Thompson sacrificed his life to help Spider-Man defeat Norman Osborn and his bloodthirsty Red Goblin persona.
With the former rivals now on the same side of the law, it's the perfect time for Marvel to flip their dynamic with a new, kid-friendly series. Spider-Man/Venom: Double Trouble pairs the friendly web-slinger with the Lethal Protector for a team-up that will leave you doubled over in laughter. Thanks to the witty writing of Mariko Tamaki and Gurihiru's signature art style, fans can watch as the characters become roommates! Yes, you heard that right.
Things have already gotten off to a poor start, with Venom eating all of Spidey's food, not paying his share of the rent and unleashing a swarm of plant monsters in the apartment of their neighbor, Ghost-Spider. But if you thought that was bad enough, things only get worse when Spider-Man wakes up to find himself inside Venom's body in a Freaky Friday scenario.
Spidey, in Venom's body, starts to freak out, looking everywhere for his new roommate. Instead of finding a sleeping Venom, Spidey finds a note left in his bed explaining how he executed the body swap. A hand-scribbled note and artwork show Venom used a transcorporeal brain transfer to switch their minds between bodies. Now, the first question has to be how Venom even found a device to pull this off?
After pointing out how the name is redundant, Spidey remarks how nothing about this is safe or sanitary. Not paying your share of the rent and leaving the milk out on the counter is one thing, but stealing -- not borrowing -- someone's body is completely off-limits. Then again, Venom is a former villain, so manners aren't his strong suit.
Things only get weirder when the Green Goblin shows up. Apparently, Venom hasn't been returning his calls, leaving Green Goblin no choice but to come to him. Unable to use Venom's fingerprint to unlock his phone, Spider-Man flees to the rooftops to avoid sudden death by a goblin bomb.
One simple preview reveals all of the fun that is in store for Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #2. Will they successfully switch back to their correct bodies? Or are more crazy shenanigans in their immediate future? Our guess would be the latter.