Venom (Marvel)(01 - Eddie Brock)
Real Name: Edward Charles Alan 'Eddie' Brock
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Though it requires a living host in order to survive, the Venom symbiote has been shown on some occasions to be able to fend for itself with its own set of unique powers.
The symbiote is telepathic and does not require physical contact in order to influence the minds of others. In Planet Of The Symbiotes, the creature, after being rejected by its host, emits a psychic scream which has the effect of driving nearby humans to states of extreme depression. Later, with the assistance of Eddie Brock, it emits an even more powerful variant of that power which results in the mass suicide of an invasive force of symbiotes.
Though the symbiote has rejected its species habit of consuming its hosts, it still requires certain chemicals found in living brain tissue (most likely phenethylamine) in order to survive. When starved of these chemicals, the symbiote develops a mutable exoskeleton, allowing it to form its own solid body which it uses to hunt and kill prey without the assistance of a host.
He's weak to sonic blasts or vibrations and fire.
Eddie Brock was a reporter who blamed Spider-Man for debunking his prize story, the Sin-Eater case, humiliating Brock and ruining his career, forcing him to find work with dirt-sheet gossip magazines. Attracted by his intense hatred of Spider-Man the symbiote bonded with Brock. When bonded, Venom speaks using the first person plural case (we), signifying that Eddie Brock and the symbiote are two separate entities joined together - although, on occasion, Eddie refers to it as 'My symbiote and I'. When he had devoured the original Carnage symbiote, he even referred to himself as '...one big, happy family'. They fought Spider-Man many times, and came close to winning on several occasions. As well as fueling Brock's rage against Spider-Man, the symbiote allowed him to indulge in a sporadic career as a vigilante. After switching back and forth a number of times-either helping Spider-Man or fighting against him, Brock sold the symbiote to Don Fortunato after he discovered he had a brain tumor.
The creature that would ultimately become Venom was born to a race of extra-terrestrial parasites, which lived by possessing the bodies of other lifeforms. The parasites would endow their victims with enhanced physical abilities, yet at the cost of fatally draining them of adrenaline.
According to the Planet Of The Symbiotes storyline, the Venom symbiote was deemed insane by its own race after it was discovered that it desired to commit to its host rather than use it up. The symbiote was then imprisoned on Battleworld to ensure it didn't pollute the species gene pool.
The symbiote made its first appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars (1984).
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #299
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100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man (2014)
#1 101 Ways to End the Clone Saga (1997)
- 'Great Power Part 8 of 8'
#1 Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
- '101 Ways to End the Clone Saga'
Amazing Spider-Man: Toy Fair Special (1999)
Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom Inc. Alpha (2018)
#1 Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom Inc. Omega (2018)
- 'Venom Inc. Part One'
#1 Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
- 'Venom Inc. Part Six'
Avenging Spider-Man (2012)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
#3 Carnage (2010)
- 'Break-Out At Burger World!'
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Code of Honor (1997)
#321 Darkhawk (1991)
#13 DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC (1996)
- 'Heart of the Hawk, Part IV: Journey'#14
- 'Heart of the Hawk, Part V: The Antidote for Civilization'#35
- 'The Trap'#36
- 'Seek & Hide'#37
- 'The Greater Evil!'
TPB#1 DC/Marvel (1996)
- 'DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC: Round One'#4
- 'DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC: Round Four'
#8 DC/Marvel: All Access (1996)
- 'Access - Der Wächter 1/3'
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017)
Deadpool: Back in Black (2016)
Die Spinne (1980)
Dream Team (1995)
Essential X-Men (1995)
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving! (2007)
Gemini/Euroforce: Europa (1996)
Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
Guiding Light (2009)
Hot Shots: Spider-Man (1996)
Humberto Ramos Toxic Waste Sketchbook (2007)
Iron Man (1968)
#301 Kid 'n Play (1992)
- 'Broadcast Storm'#302
- 'Oil and Gold'
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Annual & Quarterly Reports (1992)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
#117 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'Dream A Little Dream...Of Me/Grand Unification/A World of D'Kay/This Madness Unleashed!'#118
- 'Dreams Are Made of This/Complementary Principle/Vengeance is Ours!/Muses of Fire'#119
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- 'Dreaming with the Enemy/The Constrictor/In a Dark Place/Along Came a Child'#121
- 'Dream Scars/Of Faith and Fable/The Bride of Grimbat/Civil Disabilities'#122
- 'Nightmare's End/Seeds of Winter/The Light Within/Taped Confessions'
Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
#5 Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
- 'Venomous, Part 1 of 4'#6
- 'Venomous, Part 2 of 4'#7
- 'Venomous, Part 3 of 4'#8
- 'Venomous, Part 4 of 4'
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works (2012)
Marvel: The Year-in-Review (1989)
#5 Marvels Companion (2014)
- 'Year-In-Review '93'
TPB Marvels: Portraits (1995)
- 'Marvels Companion'
Mini Marvels: Rock, Paper, Scissors (2008)
Mini Marvels: Secret Invasion (2009)
#5 Nova (1999)
- 'Whispers in the Dark'#6
- 'Sins of the Future'
#6 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2004 (2004)
- 'The Dying Game'#7
- 'The End of Nova the Human Rocket'
OverPower Game Guide (1995)
#4 Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
- 'Invincible Team-Ups'
#9 Pro Action Magazine (vol. 2) (1994)
- 'Shadows of the Past'#10
- 'Venom Triumphant!'#12
- 'Another Return of the Sinister Six, Part 2 of 2'#13
- 'Living in Oblivion!'#16
- 'Night of the Hunters'
#3 Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe (1995)
- 'Mysterious Doings!'
Punisher kills the Marvel Universe (2001)
#6 Ramos art-n-out Hip Sketchbook (2010)
- 'Flies in a Cathedral'
Rune vs. Venom (1995)
Scholastic Spider-Man Encyclopedia (2006)
TPB Secret Defenders (1993)
- 'Spider-Man Encyclopedia'
#20 Shame Itself (2012)
- 'Death and the Art of Living!'
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
#18 Spider-Girl (1998)
- 'Recouping Losses'#19
- 'My Enemy, My Ally!'
Super Special 1 Spider-Man [GER] (2007)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 2'#35
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 4 of 14: Team Venom'#36
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 8 of 14: Hate is in the Air'#37
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 12 of 14: The Light!'#52
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 2 of 4: Deadline'#53
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 4 of 4: Gathering Storms'
Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man (1995)
OGN SC Spider-Man and Power Pack (2007)
- 'Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man'
#1 Spider-Man Family (2007)
- 'The New Kid, Part 1: Everything Old Is Young Again'#3
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- 'Fashion-Sense Tingling!, Part 2: I Was a Preteen Super-Villain!'
Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995)
Spider-Man Presented by GoodNites (2014)
#1 Spider-Man Saga (1991)
- 'Bad Dreams, GoodNites'
Spider-Man Special Edition (1992)
#1 Spider-Man Special: Black and Blue and Read All Over (2006)
- 'The Trial of Venom'
#1 Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
- 'Black & Blue & Read All Over'
Spider-Man Unmasked (1996)
#1 Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (2007)
- 'The Origin of the Amazing Spider-Man'
TPB Spider-Man: Brand New Day Yearbook (2009)
- 'Spider-Man: Birth of Venom'
Spider-Man: Clone Saga Omnibus (2016)
Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project (1994)
#4 Spider-Man: The Clone Journal (1995)
- 'Stick A Fork In Him...'#5
- 'Hittin' The Fan'#6
- 'Battle Royal'
Spider-Man: The Jackal Files (1995)
Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995)
Spider-Man: The Venom Agenda (1998)
#1 Spider-Man/Badrock (1997)
- 'Bad Day at the Bugle'
1B Spider-Man/Red Sonja (2007)
- 'Crossing Over Part 2'
Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
Superior Carnage (2013)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
#12 The Amazing Spider-Man (2015)
- 'Another Return of the Sinister Six!'#19
- 'Mirror Mirror'#22
- 'The Distinguished Gentleman From New York Part 1'
The Amazing Spider-Man: Infested (2011)
The Avengers (1963)
The Exploits of Spider-Man (1992)
The Incredible Hulk vs. Venom (1994)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#8 The Punisher (2000)
- 'U-Man to Madelyne Pryor'
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
#29 The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
- 'The Fourth Wall -- and Beyond!'
#38 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'The Last Temptation of Eddie Brock, Part 1'#39
- 'The Last Temptation of Eddie Brock, Part 2'#40
- 'The Book of Peter'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2003)
#1 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
- 'The Hunger: Part 1'#2
- 'The Hunger: Part 2'#3
- 'The Hunger Pt. 3'#4
- 'The Hunger Pt. 4'#5
- 'The Hunger Pt. 5'
Timestorm 2009/2099 (2009)
Uncanny Avengers (2012)
Uncanny Origins (1996)
#11 Venom (2011)
- 'Patterns. Part 1'#14
- 'Twist. Part 1'#15
- 'Twist. Part 2'#16
- 'Twist. Part 3'#17
- 'Twist. Part 4'#18
- 'Twist. Part 5'
#15 Venom (2017)
- 'Home Again'#17
- 'Savage Six: Prologue'#18
- 'Savage Six, Part 1: Public Enemies'#30
- 'The Unwanted'#33
- 'Monsters Anonymous'
Venom Poster Book (2006)
Venom Super Special (1995)
#1 Venom vs. Carnage (2004)
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes Part 3'
#1 Venom: Along Came a Spider (1996)
- 'A Child is Born, Part 1: Baby Please Don't Go!'#2
- 'Cops and Monsters'#3
- 'The Monster Inside Me'#4
- 'Do the Right Thing'
Venom: Carnage Unleashed (1995)
#1 Venom: Dark Origin (2008)
- 'There Must Be Some Way Out of Here'#2
- 'Said the Joker to the Thief'#3
- 'There's Too Much Confusion!'#4
- 'Can't Get No Relief!!'
#1 Venom: Funeral Pyre (1993)
- 'Venom: Dark Origin, Chapter 1'#2
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 2'#3
- 'Venom: Dark Origin, Chapter 3'#4
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 4: The Ties That Bond'#5
- 'Venom, Dark Origin, Chapter 5'
#1 Venom: Lethal Protector (1993)
- 'Funeral Pyre Part One: Turning On The Heat'#2
- 'Funeral Pyre Part Two: High Tension'#3
- 'Funeral Pyre Part Three: Feed The Pyre'
#1 Venom: License to Kill (1997)
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 1: Darksoul Drifting'#2
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 2: War and Pieces'#3
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 3: A Verdict of Violence'#4
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 4: Deadly Birth'#5
- 'Lethal Protector, Part 5: Symbiocide'#6
- 'Lethal Protector, Conclusion: `Frisco Kill!'#6 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Lethal Protector, Conclusion: 'Frisco Kill!'
#1 Venom: Nights of Vengeance (1994)
- 'Dr. Yes'#2
- 'From Russia with Blood Lust'#3
- 'Cold Finger'
#1 Venom: On Trial (1997)
- 'Nights of Vengeance Part I: Reprisals In Blood'#2
- 'Nights of Vengeance Part II: Hunter's Moon'#3
- 'Nights of Vengeance Part III: The Hunt'#4
- 'Nights of Vengeance Part IV: Stalked No More'
#1 Venom: Seed of Darkness (1997)
- 'Law & Order'#2
- 'Disorder in the Court'#3
- 'Trial and Error'
-1 Venom: Separation Anxiety (1994)
- 'Krobaa, The Abyss That Walked!'
#1 Venom: Sign of the Boss (1997)
- 'Lost Souls'#3
- 'Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow'#4
#1 Venom: Sinner Takes All (1995)
- 'Sign of the Boss'#2
- 'Sign of the Boss Act 2'
#1#2 Venom: The Enemy Within (1994)
- 'Redeemable Upon Request'#3
- 'Eve of Destruction'#4
- '...So Shall Ye Reap!'#5
#1 Venom: The Finale (1997)
- 'Part One: Down and Dirty!'#2
- 'Part 2: King of the Goblins!'#3
- 'Part 3: Blood Tide'
#1 Venom: The Hunger (1996)
- 'The Spider Stratagem'#2
- 'Slaughter on Fifth Avenue'#3
- 'What Counts in the End'
#1 Venom: The Hunted (1996)
- 'City of Dreams'#2
- 'In The White Room'#3
- 'Love and Death'#4
#1 Venom: The Mace (1994)
- 'He Who Eats'#2
- 'The Stalking'#3
- 'Take the A Train'
#1 Venom: The Madness (1993)
- 'Part One: Hard Hits'#2
- 'Part Two: Fatal Flaws'#3
- 'Part Three-- Deadly Dealings'
#1 Venom: Tooth and Claw (1996)
- 'Toxic Kisses'#2
#1 Venomized (2018)
- 'Into The Jaws of Death'#2
- 'Vollied and Thundered'#3
- 'To Do and Die!'
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Annual 07 What If...? (1989)
- 'The Vibranium Vendetta, Part 3: The Machine and the Man'Annual 08Annual 08 (Newsstand Edition)Super Special 1
- 'Planet of the Symbiotes, Conclusion: Mortal Victory'#94
- 'Target Two'#95
- 'Storm Shadows'#96
- 'Enemies: A Hate Story'#101
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 2 of 14: Darklight'#102
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 6 of 14: Sinking Fast'#103
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 10 of 14: Sin City'#105
- 'Crisis of Conscience, Part 2 of 3: Soul Gauntlet'#118
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 1 of 4: Memories'#119
- 'The Exile Returns, Part 3 of 4: Echoes of Silence'
#31 What The--?! (1988)
- 'What If Spider-Man Had Not Lost His Cosmic Powers?'#34
- 'What If... No One Was Watching The Watcher?'#44
- '...What If Venom Had Possessed The Punisher?'
#25 X-Men: Blue (2017)
- 'All Mutant Parody Issue'
- 'Poison-X Part 1'#21
- 'Poison-X Part 2'#22
- 'Poison-X Part 4'#25
- 'Cry Havok Part 3'#26
- 'Cry Havok Part 4'
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Marvel vs. Capcom : Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 : New Age of Heroes (2000)
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994)
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety (1995)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995)
Daily Globe (Marvel)
Savage Six (Marvel)
Sinister Six (Marvel)(01 - Doctor Octopus's Team)
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"We Are Venom!"
""I will eat your BRAINS!!!""
"I being angry, ... it makes me happy!"
"I like being angry....it makes me happy!"
"I want to hear you SCREAM!!!"
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