Friday, March 26, 2004

Venom | Comics

The alien symbiote that bonds with a host and grant them superhuman abilities is an extraterrestrial species known as Klyntar came from Planet of the Symbiotes from a remote sector of Andromeda Galaxy. It's very first host tried to unleash a genocide using its power and it horrified them as one of Agents of the Cosmos. Later, alien arms-dealer Haze Mancer would capture it to weaponize by increasing aggression within it but Klyntar managed to escape from his grasp. Then Symbiote Imperium had it contained in a prison fearing contamination of gene pool that would make way to Beyonder's Secret Wars.

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars
It first came in contact with freelance mercenary Deadpool, whose time in Battleworld is forgotten to everyone. After he wore it for a brief time, Wade Wilson realizes the suit being alive and then left it believing his own insanity might affect this sentient being before Spider-Man came in for a costume change. As he was trying to repair his suit, the symbiote covered his body by forming a new black and white costume similar to the one worn by the second Spider-Woman Julia Carpenter. He also discovered that his new suit is capable of generating clothes for him as well as stronger webbing.

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Venom | Comics

Saga of Alien Costume
Back on Earth, Spidey realized after a while that his new costume is a sentient "Friend" from outer space and even causing him to act aggressively as it was affecting his emotions. When he approached the Fantastic Four regarding this, Reed Richards informed him that it wishes to bond with him permanently. Learning its vulnerability to both sound and flame helped them removing it from Spidey using sonic waves. It escaped and hid into his closet by disguising as his regular red and blue costume. Peter permanently got rid of it on bell tower of Our Lady of Saints Church after the symbiote forcibly tried to bond with him again.

Deadpool: Back in Black
This act of rejection however develops a natural bitterness in it which is also passed into the symbiote’s future hosts. While Peter thought he finally destroyed it, through floor cracks Klyntar escapes and took time recovering. When attacked by Killer Thrill, Guzz, and Coldwar, it sought out Deadpool to bond with him again. This trio of villains was hired by an Elder of the Universe named The Collector to bring the symbiote to him. Though merging with Wade Wilson saved it from being captured by those alien bounty hunters, they were emotionally incompatible to co-exist and Klyntar leaves him to go to the church it came from.

Birth of a Monster
Reporter Eddie Brock was suffering with serious health issues which caused him severe anxiety. As one of his front-page exclusives on Sin-Eater blows up on his face, he got fired. Because of Spider-Man apprehending the villain and revealing what Brock insisted on was wrong, he lost his job at Daily Globe and blindly starts blaming the hero for all of his troubles. After a few failed suicide attempts, he starts visiting Our Lady of Saints Church regularly and came in contact with the alien symbiote. It soon merges with reporter Eddie Brock and took the name Venom, thus a new villain for Spider-Man was born.

His rage and hatred towards Spidey helped Klyntar bond with him both mentally and physically. In fact, all that anger actually corrupted the being, which become ever more ferocious and bloodthirsty. Although the symbiote had a desire to bond with Peter again, he now wants to kill him. It took only a while for Brock to figure out that he now possess all of Spider-Man's powers and because of his already intimidating frame, he became more powerful. Merging with his alien costume also grants him extensive knowledge on his sworn enemy as well as his precious secret identity.

Upon bonding together, Venom often referred to themselves as "we" noting they are two different beings becoming one. It kept Eddie alive from adrenal cancer which he was previously diagnosed with before running into all these. This suit could also cancel out Spider-Man's unique spider-sense to sneak attack on him. After taunting Spidey a couple of times, Brock decided to pay a visit to Peter's wife, Mary Jane Watson, who was terrified as a result. Parker then confronted Venom with a sonic blaster from Fantastic Four but discovered Eddie has completely bonded with it after subduing his enemy.

For more information on Venom comics series, you can check out these links below.

Venom (Comics) Wikipedia

Venom (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Spider-Man – The Saga of The Alien Costume

Venom – Birth of a Monster

Spider-Man – The Birth of Venom

Spider-Man Vs. Venom

Venom – Dark Origin

Amazing Spider-Man By David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane Omnibus

Spider-Man – Venom Returns

Avengers – Death Trap, The Vault

Spirits of Venom

Venom – Lethal Protector

Spider-Man – Maximum Carnage

Spider-Man – The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 01

Venom – Separation Anxiety

Venom – Carnage Unleashed

Spider-Man – The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 03

Backlash/Spider-Man

Venom Vol 01 – Shiver

Venom Vol 02 – Run

Venom By Daniel Way Ultimate Collection

Venom Vol 03 – Twist

Venom Vs. Carnage

Toxin – The Devil You Know

Beyond! (Softcover)

Beyond! (Hardcover)

Secret Invasion – Front Line

Amazing Spider-Man – New Ways to Die (Softcover)

Amazing Spider-Man – New Ways to Die (Hardcover)

Moon Knight Vol 04 – Death of Marc Spector (Softcover)

Moon Knight Vol 04 – Death of Marc Spector (Hardcover)

Dark Reign – Sinister Spider-Man

Spider-Man – Anti-Venom

Spider-Man – The Vengeance of Venom

Originally introduced on the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #252 from Marvel Comics as a new costume for arachnid superhero Spider-Man in 1984, an alien symbiote that would later take alias of Venom by issue #300 is one of the greatest enemies that everyone’s favorite wall-crawler has ever faced. Created by legendary industry artists like David Michelinie, Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Image United), Venom eventually became an anti-hero character who aside from occasionally teasing Spidey would later become a vigilante as well in his own monthly ongoing comic-book series, after having numerous limited series containing misadventures of his own.

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Flash Thompson Becomes Agent Venom

Venom’s immense popularity has brought him to many animated adaptation of Spider-Man TV Series and games for decades. The character also made a live-action appearance on the 2007 live-action film Spider-Man 3, where actor Topher Grace played Venom in an antagonist role of Eddie Brock but due to poor character development and very bad use of CGI, it was heavily criticized by fans and critics. Another attempt of portraying the character by actor Tom Hardy will be seen in 2018's Venom movie from Sony Pictures, which already revealed a terrifying yet much anticipated look of the symbiote.
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