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By Michael P. Orsi
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Tom Brennan
Philly's getting a new fan in the pages of Marvel Comics, but whether the City of Brotherly Shove takes to anti-hero Venom remains to be seen.
Mike Lonergan is coming home, taking the men's basketball coaching job at George Washington after six successful seasons in Vermont.
Writer Cullen Bunn and editor Tom Brennan, an alum of Philadelphia's Drexel University, say it's time the city had a hero of its own, putting it in the same league as Los Angeles, New York and other real-life cities that populate Marvel's fictional world.
"We're not just moving Venom to Philly in hopes of getting free hoagies, though we'll take them. Flash Thompson has been on an emotional roller coaster. His superhero career almost cost him everything," said Brennan. "This is a good man with a troubled past who needed a fresh start, and thought the City of Brotherly Love was the perfect place for him to take his next steps in becoming the hero he was born to be."