CBR had the story on this a couple of days ago that Sony has snagged a writer to bring back Venom for a potential franchise.
But we are not talking about the Eddie Brock Venom:
In the comics, Venom was originally a Spider-Man villain, an alien symbiote which brought out the worst in our friendly neighborhood Peter Parker. He has become more than that in recent years, after the creature was bonded to Flash Thompson, a bully-turned-government-agent. It is unknown at this time which version of the character will appear in the film, though it seems more likely it will be the Flash incarnation.
Flash Thompson’s first appearance as Venom is Amazing Spiderman #654, which is a $20 book, for now. The Second Print goes for around $30 to a little higher.
Flash’s solos series, Venom #1 (2011), is a solid $10 book. The harder to find and more expensive Agent Venom cover of Venom #2 goes for $25+.