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Venom's Best Battles

Some of our favorite standoffs featuring the Lethal Protector!

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First Clash with Carnage

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #361

Venom’s spawn unleashed! Spider-Man reaches out to an exiled Eddie Brock in this wild team-up against Carnage. Then the tables turn…

Life Foundation Symbiotes

in Venom: Lethal Protector (1993) #5

Riot. Phage. Agony. Lasher. Scream. In this limited series, Eddie Brock was stripped of his symbiote and forced to fight the bonded “employees” of the Life Foundation, all hosts to their own symbiote.

‘Maximum Carnage’

in Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #1

Read the entire event! Venom, and Eddie, are pushed to their outermost limits when Carnage and his “family” of like-minded murderers start indiscriminately attacking New York. This fourteen-part epic draws in a whole slew of street-level heroes. But that final Venom/Carnage showdown is the standout.

A “Child” Is Born

in Venom Vs. Carnage (2004) #1

Artist Clayton Crain is perfectly suited for this symbiotic skirmish, a dark, pulpy thriller that devolves into a three-way battle between Venom, Carnage, and a newly spawned symbiote “baby” that is deadlier than both its parents combined.


in Venom (2003) #11

In this flashback arc, Venom lost his tongue to the Fantastic Four’s Thing! One of the stranger chapters in Eddie Brock’s history, and an impressive battle against the Fantastic Four too!


in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #570

After giving up the symbiote and beating cancer, Eddie Brock attempted to live a “normal” life. Meanwhile, Mac Gargan—perhaps best known as Scorpion—had joined with the symbiote to become the new Venom. Mister Negative’s erasure of Brock’s cancer created a reaction when it met the symbiote and created Anti-Venom. The new color-inverted symbiote burned Venom purely by touch, sending Gargan running!

Vs. Hell

in Venom (2011) #13

When a portal to Hell opened in the middle of Sin City, Venom: Flash Thompson and Red Hulk set aside their differences to join with Ghost Rider: Alejandra Jones and mutant X-23 on an unholy crusade to quell a demon invasion. Read through issues #13.1-.4, then conclude with issue #14.

Venom: Rex

in Venom (2018) #1

Read through issue #6. In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, a primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York. And with it, something equally evil has been awakened in that most wicked of web-slingers: Venom. This never-before-seen threat could possibly force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear—including its human host, Eddie Brock!

‘Absolute Carnage’

in Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Carnage may look like a desiccated husk for most of this event, but thanks to the support and blood sacrifices from the Cult of Carnage, Cletus Kasady is restored and stronger than ever! Get ready for a dread n’ horror showdown that throws Spider-Man into the mix.