Venom is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comicscommonly in association with Spider-Man. The character is a sentient alien Symbiote with an amorphous, liquid-like form, who survives by bonding with a host, usually human. This dual-life form receives enhanced powers and usually refers to itself as "Venom". The Venom Symbiote's first human host was Spider-Man, who eventually discovered its true nefarious nature and separated himself from the creature in The Amazing Spider-Man November  — with a brief rejoining five months later in Web of Spider-Man 1.
The original idea of a new costume for Spider-Man that would later become the character Venom was conceived by a Marvel Comics reader from Norridge, Illinois named Randy Schueller. Byrne says explaining that he ended up not using the idea on that title, but that Roger Stern later asked him if he could use the idea for Spider-Man's alien costume. Stern in turn plotted the issue in which the costume first appeared but then left the title. It was writer Tom DeFalco and artist Ron Frenz who established that the costume was a sentient alien being that was vulnerable to high sonic energy during their run on The Amazing Spider-Man that preceded Michelinie's.
The story of how Spider-Man gets his new black costume is recounted in Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 8 Decemberin which writer Jim Shooter and artist Mike Zeck depicted the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe transported to another planet called Battleworld by a being called the Beyonder.
After Spider-Man's costume is ruined from battles with the villains, he is directed by Thor and the Hulk to a room at the heroes' base where they inform him a machine can read his thoughts and instantly fabricate any type of clothing. To Spider-Man's surprise, the costume can mimic street clothes and provides a seemingly inexhaustible and Civillised - Venom - Archive Series supply of webbing. During their run on The Amazing Spider-Manwriter Tom DeFalco and artist Ron Frenz established that the costume was a sentient alien Symbiote that was vulnerable to both fire and high sonic energy.
It was in that storyline that the costume would envelop Peter Parker while he slept, and go out at night to fight crime, leaving Parker inexplicably exhausted in the morning. Parker had the costume examined by Reed Richardswho discovered that it was alive, and when Parker realized it was trying to permanently bond to Parker's body, he rejected it, and it was subsequently contained by the Fantastic Four.
In Go Down Swingingwhen Norman Osborn got bonded to the Carnage symbiote, Spider-Man rebonds to the symbiote in an attempt to stop Osborn, now calling himself Red Goblinwhile forgiving both Eddie and Venom for the past conflicts. He with the symbiote got a new costume design and they were overpowering Osborn, until Norman mortally injured Flash Thompson.
This caused Spider-Man and the symbiote to get angry, eventually losing control, until Flash calmed them down with his dying breath. In the final battle Spider-Man tells the symbiote to leave him and that he himself is going to be all right while Norman also detaches himself from Carnage. David Michelinie would later write the backstory of Eddie Brock as the alien's new host that would become the villain Venom, using the events of Peter David 's " Sin Eater " storyline in The Spectacular Spider-Man as a basis for Neutron Bomb - Mythos - Concrete City origin.
The next indication of Venom's existence was in Web of Spider-Man 24 Marchwhen Parker climbed out of a high story window to change into Spider-Man, but found a black arm coming through the window and Schnoogehooge - Supermarkt him, again without being warned by his spider-sense.
Spider-Man would confront him in the following issue, when Brock reveals that he was a Daily Globe reporter who worked on the Sin-Eater case, and that his career was ruined when it was discovered that the man Brock announced as the Sin-Eater was a compulsive confessor. Forced to Civillised - Venom - Archive Series out a living writing lurid stories for venomous tabloids, Brock blamed Spider-Man for his predicament. He took up bodybuilding to reduce stress.
It failed to do so, and Brock sank into a suicidal depression. Seeking solace at the church where Spider-Man repelled the Symbiote, the Symbiote—sensing Brock's hatred for Spider-Man—bonded with the disgraced reporter. Brock took on the name Venom in reference to the sensationalistic material he was forced to traffic in following his Civillised - Venom - Archive Series from grace.
Over the years, as the Symbiote gained more intelligence and moved to additional human hosts, the name began to apply to the Symbiote as well as its hosts. As Venom, Brock fights Spider-Man many times, winning on several occasions. Thus Parker Gone To California - P!NK - MP3 forced to abandon his "black costume", which the Symbiote had been mimicking, after Venom confronts Parker's wife Mary Jane.
Venom escapes from the supervillain prison, The Vaultto torment Spider-Man and his family. As well as helping Eddie Brock to seek continued revenge against Spider-Man, the Symbiote also aids Brock in a sporadic career as a vigilante. He and the Symbiote occasionally share a desire to protect innocent people from harm, even if it means working side-by-side with the hated Spider-Man. This is especially true when Venom combats the entity he believes to be his spawn, Carnage.
When Spider-Man helps Venom save Brock's ex-wife Anne Weying, the two form a temporary truce, though this falls apart after Weying's suicide. The Symbiote is temporarily stolen by U. Senator Steward Ward, who hopes to better understand his own alien infection by researching the Symbiote before it returns to Brock. The creature that would become Venom was born in the th generation  to a race of extraterrestrial Symbioteswhich lived by possessing the bodies of other life-forms.
The parasites would endow their victims with enhanced physical abilities, at the cost of fatally draining them of adrenaline. The Symbiote was then imprisoned on Battleworld to ensure it did not pollute the species' gene pool. The symbiote bonds with its new host, Lee Price, launching volume 3 of the Venom comic book series. The series ran for six issues total Nov. Eddie Brock is able to regain the Venom symbiote at the conclusion of the series, returning the Venom comic book title to volume 1 with issue The Venom Symbiote approaches Mac Garganthe villain formerly known as Scorpionand offered him new abilities as the second Venom.
Gargan later became a member of a sub-group of the Thunderbolts which was drafted  by the Avengers to hunt down the members of the fugitive New Avengers.
It was then revealed that he had been outfitted with electrical implants by the government to keep the Symbiote in check. When in the Venom persona, Gargan retained very little of his original personality and was controlled almost completely by the Symbiote, which drove him to cannibalism. When the Symbiote was dormant in his body, he expressed nausea and fear of the organism. Blobs of it still existed in his bloodstream, however, so Osborn injected Gargan with a vaccine for Anti-Venom's healing powers, which restored the Symbiote by causing the remaining pieces of it to expand rapidly.
Gargan Civillised - Venom - Archive Series a Scorpion battle armor over the Symbiote while it heals, causing Civillised - Venom - Archive Series to become what Spider-Man calls "Ven-orpion" although when the Symbiote is fully restored it shatters the armor. After ingesting a chemical given to him by Norman Osborn, Venom transforms into a more human appearance similar to the Black-Suited Spider-Man.
While being held on the Raft, the Venom Symbiote was forcefully removed from him, ending his run as Venom. On December 9,Marvel Comics announced a new "black ops" Venom owned by the government. This new Venom was featured in a new series called Venom in March Flash is only allowed to wear the suit for up to 48 hours, or risk a permanent bonding with the Symbiote.
Along with the alien, Flash is equipped with a "Multi-Gun" designed to change into any type of gun Flash needs. The Government is also equipped with a "kill switch" designed to take Flash out Of Walking Abortion - Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible he loses control.
Flash rejects the kill switch and later joins the Secret Avengers Thunderbolts Guardians of the Galaxy and even becomes appointed by the Klyntar a Space Knight. Lee Price first appeared in Venom Vol. After being separated from Flash Thompson through unspecified means, the Venom symbiote happens upon a black market deal between Black Cat 's gang and Tombstone 's gang.
He resorts to bonding with one of the men present, a discharged Army Ranger named Lee Price who was with Scorpion as part of Black Cat's gang. The weakened symbiote pleads with Price, attempting to convince him to become a hero like Thompson. Price ignores and overpowers it, intent on using it for personal gain as a new, wholly villainous Venom.
Lee Price makes his way to Black Cat's hideout where Scorpion accuses him of botching the black market sale by causing the shoot-out. His departure is seen by some FBI Agents. Lee Price later gets attacked by Tombstone's minion Firebug. While incarcerated at the New York Corrections Supermax Facility for Superhuman Incarceration, Lee Price is feared by Civillised - Venom - Archive Series of the inmates and he even defeats three inmates in the prison's cafeteria when they try to kill him to boost their reputation.
Lee swears to get out, reclaim the Venom symbiote, and plan revenge on those who have wronged him. The judge then asked for some evidence to help with the trial. After the trial, Lee Nasty Love - Lords Of Acid - Greatest T*ts is released from prison and begins his plans to reclaim the Venom symbiote and take revenge on those who have wronged him. In Venom Inc. He uses the symbiote to infect the crime bosses and become a criminal kingpin, but he is defeated by Spider-Man, Venom, Black Cat and Agent Anti-Venom.
When Cletus Kasady was collecting the codex left in the bodies of previous hosts, he disguised himself as Eddie and went to jail where he killed Lee after ripping the Maniac symbiote off him, while framing Eddie for the murder. Tel-Kar first appeared in Venom: First Host 1. During the Kree-Skrull Warthe Kreedesiring to replicate the Skrull 's shape-shifting abilities, they obtain Civillised - Venom - Archive Series newborn Venom, which had been outcast from the other symbiotes, on Gorr 's planet where Knull had created the symbiotes.
Tel-Kar's body is biologically altered so he can have full control over the symbiote's mind to the point of erasing its memories. He successfully infiltrated the Skrull army discovering various secrets.
However he blew his cover up in order to save some Kree refugees and Are You Ready - Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music the symbiote to them to return it to Hala. Separated from Tel-Kar after his capture, the symbiote goes on to be bonded to Spider-Man.
Tel-Kar escapes the Skrulls and wanders through the Galaxy thinking that the War is still going on, until he hears of an agent from Earth called Flash Thompson with a black symbiote suit. Recognizing it as his symbiote, he goes to Earth to find it.
Angered by Venom's refusal to return to him, Tel-Kar threatens to bond to Venom's latest offspring and turn it into a monster. Acceding to Tel-Kar, Venom reunites with him and they go to a Skrull research base to get a Skrull bioweapon. During the ensuing battle, Tel-Kar concludes that he doesn't need Venom anymore and uses an Blues For Pablo - Miles Davis + 19 - Miles Ahead spear to detach himself from it while scarring himself in the process.
Tel-Kar, now furious, attempts to release the bioweapon on Earth to kill all humanity, but Sleeper bonds to Tel-Kar and lobotomizes him as punishment for what he did to Venom and Eddie. Sleeper, now with Tel-Kar's body, wishes Eddie farewell and goes on to explore the universe. However, he was defeated and the symbiote was ultimately free from Malekith's control.
In the Planet of the Symbiotes storyline, Civillised - Venom - Archive Series symbiote was rejected by Eddie, causing it to release a powerful scream that attracts the other symbiotes to Earth. Subsequently the symbiote sees Scarlet SpiderBen Reilly and takes the form of his hooded top attempting to bond to Ben mistaking him for Spider-Man but failed owing to Ben's strong will.
When it was later discovered by Brock and Peter Parker, the symbiote returned to Eddie. She is Eddie Brock's ex-wife and a successful lawyer. Weying assists Spider-Man by sharing some of Brock's history.
Later, she follows Spider-Man to the amusement park where Venom had Civillised - Venom - Archive Series fake parents. She confronts Brock and manages to convince him to end his feud. After Sin-Eater shoots Ann as part of a crusade against social injustice, Ann becomes She-Venom Head High Water Blues - Honey Island Swamp Band - Demolition Day the Venom Sub Balcon Eu Ți-am Cântat O Serenadă - Various - Melodii Din Bucureștiul De Odinioară 1 temporarily bonds with her to save her life.
She-Venom lashes out against the men who had hurt her, and Brock becomes afraid for her and of her and compels the Symbiote to return to him. Ann is left distraught at her actions while bonded. Later Ann is arrested on a false charge as part of a trap for Venom. She manages to warn Brock who sends the Symbiote to her, allowing her to become She-Venom and escape custody. Some time later, Ann, traumatized by her experiences with Venom and the Symbiote, commits suicide after seeing Spider-Man pass by her window in a black costume, believing it is Brock returning for her.
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