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Height: 6' 3" Weight: 260 lbs Eyes: Blue Hair: Reddish Blond Features: As Venom, Brock has an elongated jaw, teeth, and tongue which are really part of the alien costume
Summary Created By: David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane, Symbiote Costume created by, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Brett Breeding Real Name: Edward "Eddie" Brock Current Aliases: None Former Aliases: None Dual Identity: Known to local authorites Current Occupation: Mad killer bent on revenge Former Occupation: Journalist for the Daily Globe, short stint as a Vigilante between murdering sprees Citizenship: United States of America Legal Status: Criminal record in U.S. Place of Birth: San-Francisco, California Marital Status: Divorced Known Relatives: Carol Brock (father), Anne Weying (ex-wife, deceased in Amazing v.2 #19), Mary Brock (younger sister, mentioned in Nova v.3 #6-7) Known Confidants: "Beck" Known Allies: Spider-Man, Morbius, Vengeance Major Enemies: Spider-Man, Carnage, Life Foundation, Juggernaut, Scarlet-Spider, Jury, Frankie, Vic, and Bob. Usual Bases: New York City (again) Former Bases: New York City, San-Francisco, California Current Groups: None Former Groups: Sinister Six Education: BA in Journalism
Powers: Brock's powers stem from his symbiotic relationship with the alien that serves as his costume. The symbiote can mimic any type of clothing whatsoever, as well as blending Venom in his surroundings, rendering him invisible. The symbiote has augmented all of Brock's physical abilities to superhuman levels equal to, and in some cases greater than, Spider-Man's. Abilities: Venom also possesses the ability to adhere to most sufaces. Venom can animate any part of his costume and can fire a web-like substance from his hands. Because the symbiote was previously attached to Peter, it knows how to shield itself from Spider-Man's spider-sense. Equipment: None Weapons: None Limitations: The symbiote is extremely sensitive to sonic and thermal attacks.
Background It all started with a simple mistake. While participating in the first Secret Wars, Spider-Man really trashed his costume. He came across two other heroes who earlier had similar problems and told him there was a wondrous machine capable of making any article of clothing you can think of. Unfortunately for poor Spidey, they neglected to tell him where to find it. Spider-Man did find a device that he thought looked like "it wants to make a costume". It produced a small, black ball that initially set off his spider-sense as he picked it up. The ball oozed over the confused hero and became a black costume. Spider-Man wore the costume for a few months, enjoying the fact that it produced its own webbing and could change to mimic his civilian clothes.
This all came to an end when Spider-Man discovered his nifty new threads were actually an alien symbiote trying to bond to him permanently. Mr. Fantastic separated the two with his "sonic blaster" and captured the symbiote for study. It should be noted that during the period that Spider-Man wore the alien costume, there was evidence that the symbiote somehow fed on his adrenaline. The costume escaped and rejoined Spider-Man briefly, but the hero tried to kill the symbiote using the noise from a church's bell tower. The plan worked too well, and the symbiote saved Spidey's life before hiding itself in the church.
The other half of this future combo, Eddie Brock, was the star investigative reporter for the Daily Globe. Eddie was a particularly driven man driven to seek the approval of his stone-hearted father. It stands to reason that when his biggest score--a man confessing to be the then-active Sin-Eater--was exposed as a fraud when the real Sin-Eater was captured by Spider-Man, Brock went a little over the edge. The paper fired him, his father disowned him, and his marriage ended. Brock's mind locked onto Spider-Man as the source of all his woes and thus began Brock's burning hatred of the Wall-Crawler. But life continued to deal harshly with Brock, and soon he decided to commit suicide. Stopping by a church to pray before he did the fateful deed, Brock's intense hatred of Spider-Man was noticed by the symbiote who had been hidden there since its last confrontation with Spider-Man. The two bonded and became Venom.
Since He first came into existence, Venom has had a great many ups and downs. After dealing a truce with Spiderman and relocating to San Francisco, Venom was recruited via ultimatum by the government to be a special operations counter-terrorist agent. Venom agreed, but one stipulation of the deal did not sit too well with him. A bomb was planted in his chest to assure complete and utter obedience. After a few missions, Venom became tired of the situation and had the symbiote perform surgery on him and extracted the bomb. A brouhaha ensues wherein the end result is Eddie brock lying unconcious and the Symbiote "Dead," only to return later on and re-join with Eddie. Thus Venom was whole again and looking to square things with the Web-Head.
Shortly after the reunion, Venom joined the sinister six for a brief moment in order to get at Spidey. After being scorned, he hunted down certain members of the team for revenge. Later Eddie Brock approaches his ex-wife Anne Weying, and at the thought of having the symbiote back in her life, she kills herself. Venom blames spiderman, whom he had a skirmish with right before Anne died, thus the hatred for the old Web-Head was born anew.
Recently Venom has made more appearances after being out of the picture for a few years. We see that Eddie has cancer, and the only thing keeping him alive is the symbiote, who does not want him anymore. After seeing "The Passion Of The Christ," Eddie decides to sell his symbiote off in an auction. The winner is the the Mob persona Don Fortunato. He gives the symbiote to his son, Angelo, in order to make a name for himself. Angelo goes straight for the kill and attacks spiderman at a High School reunion, but after a short fight, Angelo becomes overwhelmed with the skill of his opponent and retreats. The symbiote leaves him mid-leap over the New York skyline for being so incompetent and Angelo falls to his death bellow. Meanwhile, we find that our beloved Eddie has slit his wrists and probably will not make it through the night in a hospital somewhere. The symbiote is now currently with Mac Gargan, the former Scorpion. Hopefully, more will come to light soon. -all info gathered and written by joshiebear
The Complete Regular Universe Venom Appearance List: Secret Wars # 8 Amazing Spiderman #258 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spiderman (Vol.1) #100 Web Of Spiderman #1 Web Of Spiderman #18 (Eddie Brock Pushes Spidey in front of train, no Spider-Sense Triggered) Amazing Spiderman #298 Amazing Spiderman #299 Amazing Spiderman #300 Amazing Spiderman #315 Amazing Spiderman #316 Amazing Spiderman #317 Amazing Spiderman #331 Amazing Spiderman #332 Amazing Spiderman #333 Amazing Spiderman #344 Amazing Spiderman #345 Amazing Spiderman #346 Amazing Spiderman #347 Amazing Spiderman Annual #25 Amazing Spiderman Annual #26 Spectacular Spiderman Annual #12 Web Of Spiderman Annual #8 Amazing Spiderman #359 (Cletus Breaks Out with Carnage Symbiote) Amazing Spiderman #360 (First Partial Shot of Carnage) Amazing Spiderman #361 Amazing Spiderman #362 Amazing Spiderman #363 Spiderman Special Edition #1 Trial Of Venom Unicef Edition Featuring Daredevil Web Of Spiderman #94 Spirits of Vengeance #4 Web Of Spiderman #95 Spirits of Vengeance #5 Web of Spiderman #96 Spirits of Vengeance #6 Amazing Spiderman #373 Amazing Spiderman #374 Amazing Spiderman #375 (Truce With Spiderman) Spiderman Unlimited #1 Web of Spiderman #101 Amazing Spiderman #378 Spiderman #35 Spectacular Spiderman #201 Web Of Spiderman #102 Amazing Spiderman #379 Spiderman #36 Spectacular Spiderman #202 Web Of Spiderman #103 Amazing Spiderman #380 Spiderman #37 Spectacular Spiderman #203 Spiderman Unlimited #2 Spiderman The Arachnis Project #1-6 Web Of Spiderman #118 Spiderman #52 Web Of Spiderman #119 Spiderman #53 Spiderman Holiday Special 1995 Spiderman The Venom Agenda Peter Parker Spiderman (Vol. 2) #9 Peter Parker Spiderman (Vol. 2) #10 Amazing Spiderman (Vol. 2) #12 Peter Parker Spiderman (Vol. 2) #16 Peter Parker Spiderman (Vol. 2) #17 Amazing Spiderman (Vol. 2) #19 Amazing Spiderman (Vol. 2) #22 Amazing Spiderman (Vol. 2) #23 Spectacular Spiderman (Vol. 2) #1 Spectacular Spiderman (Vol. 2) #2 Spectacular Spiderman (Vol. 2) #3 Spectacular Spiderman (Vol. 2) #4 Spectacular Spiderman (Vol. 2) #5 Spiderman Marvel Knights #4 Spiderman Marvel Knights #5 Spiderman Marvel Knights #6 Spiderman Marvel Knights #7 Spiderman Marvel Knights #8 Spiderman Marvel Knights #9 Spiderman Marvel Knights #11 Venom Vs. Carnage #1 Venom Vs. Carnage #2 Venom Vs. Carnage #3 Venom Vs. Carnage #4 Venom Deathtrap The Vault Graphic Novel Venom Lethal Protector #1-6 Venom Funeral Pyre #1-3 Venom The Madness #1-3 Venom The Enemy Within #1-3 Venom The Mace #1-3 Venom Spirits of Vengeance #1-4 Venom Separation Anxiety #1-3 Venom Carnage Unleashed #1-4 Planet Of The Symbiotes #1-5 Venom Sinner Takes All #1-5 Venom Along Came A Spider #1-4 Venom The Hunted #1-3 Venom The Hunger #1-5 Venom Tooth And Claw #1-3 Venom On Trial #1-3 Venom License To Kill #1-3 Venom Sign Of The Boss #1 and #2 Venom Finale #1-3 Venom Flashback, Seed Of Darkness #0 Venom #1-18
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