Venom has had no shortage of heinous moments since he first arrived in the 1980s. As an extra-terrestrial goo with a never-ending hunger for human flesh and brains, that’s just his nature. Yes, he has been slightly tamed over the years, but he always returns to his primal instincts.
There was the time he bonded with a dead Peter Parker and called himself “Poison” in the pages of 2006’s WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN: THE OTHER. The thing was so horrible, that the narrator, Uatu, wouldn’t even let us see it, saying:
“It is said in storytelling that it is preferable to show rather than to tell. But to show the slow, gradual destruction of the being known as Peter Parker… It would be too heartbreaking … Not to send you into spirals of depression, nor depict things so nightmarish that you will never have another full night’s sleep, ever, if you bear to witness them. So take the word of Uatu, the Watcher, that it was a long and terrible battle.”
But things gets worse because after Mary Jane spurned Poison’s advances, he headed over to the cemetery to resurrect the corpse of Peter Parker’s first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy. Now if that isn’t absolutely savage, we don’t know what is!