The Superior Spiderman Volume 5 contains issues 22 - 26 and annual 1 of the ongoing series of the same name.
In this volume, Spiderman encounters Agent Venom, a US government asset in the form of Eugene `Flash' Thompson who controls the alien symbiote parasite.
In an attempt to fix the lower-limbless Flash with prosthetic limbs of his own design, the Venom symbiote separates from Flash and bonds with Spidey. Whilst this is not a new concept, it is certainly the first time that Venom has bonded with the Superior Spiderman since being occupied by the mind and intellect of Otto Octavius.
So we now have a Superior Venom loose on the streets of New York. Enter the Avengers.
Concurrently, the Green Goblin is clashing with the Hobgoblin, Detective Yuri Watanabe is on the trail of Peter Parker/Otto, Peter's family and friends are all concerned about his strange behaviour, and Mayor Jameson sanctions the Alchemax Corporation to enhance the Spider Slayer automatons.
This is one of my favourite arcs of the Superior Spiderman series. It was only a matter of time until we had a Venom story in this new Spidey era. It's well scripted by Dan Slott and Christos Gage and superbly drawn by Humberto Ramos. I gather that Ramos is not everyone's cup of tea, with his cartoony and mis-proportioned style, but I quite like it and is a nice change from the more photo-realistic styles that are out there.
After the Venom story, the final showdown with the Green Goblin, aka Goblin King, looms and it is all now set up for the grand finale. There's also a significant piece of the story that occurs about 3/4 through the book that will set the fanboys and girls off.
The Superior Spiderman has been one of my favourite titles in the revolutionised Marvel Now! era, and this story has been one of the stand-out arcs of the whole series.
I can't wait to see what's in store next.