Villain

Venom: Eddie Brock

The first and most infamous man to call himself Venom, Eddie Brock was bound to an alien symbiote following its rejection by Peter Parker. Driven by all-consuming hatred, Venom’s sole desire was to kill Spider-Man. Of late, Brock has aligned himself with heroes, seeking to atone for the blind, violent rage of his parasite.

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First Bonding

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #300

Disgraced as a journalist when Spider-Man reveals the truth about his biggest story, Eddie Brock becomes bonded with the Venom symbiote…and lures Spidey into a trap!

Styx and Stone

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #333

Venom challenges Spider-Man to a duel in his subterranean lair, giving him 24 hours to prepare. But with the arrival of super-villain duo Styx and Stone, the symbiote lashes out on its own!

Carnage Averted?

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #345

Brock and his symbiote are no longer one. Incarcerated on Ryker’s Island, Eddie is menaced by fellow inmate Cletus Kasady. But just as Kasady whips out a shiv on Brock, the Venom symbiote returns and saves its host.

The Final Confrontation

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #375

After Venom kidnaps Peter’s parents (later revealed to be Life Model Decoys), Spidey tracks down the villain to an abandoned amusement park with the help of Brock’s ex-wife. A three-way battle ensues between Venom, Spider-Man, and Silver Sable’s Wild Pack!

The Game of Life

in Venom: Lethal Protector (1993) #1

Craving a hero’s fulfillment, Brock enters murky moral territory when he ‘takes up the cape’ in San Francisco. Eddie’s intentions are clear, but will the Venom symbiote allow its host to be anything more than lethal?

Maximum Carnage

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #378

Carnage, the first spawn of the Venom symbiote, has banded with other super-villains to terrorize New York. Feeling responsible for the massacres of his “son”, Venom returns and temporarily teams with Spider-Man!

Bidding War

in Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004) #6

Feeling philanthropic, Brock decides to sell his symbiote for $100 million and donate the money, despite the fact that his symbiote is the only thing keeping his cancer at bay. Who will be the next Venom?

New Ways to Die

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #569

After being cured of cancer at the mysterious hands of Mister Negative, Brock is attacked by Mac Gargan – then-current host of the Venom symbiote!

Dark Origin

in Venom: Dark Origin (2008) #1

On the unlikely day when an embittered journalist met a spurned symbiotic organism from an alien planet, one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies was born – read the true, twisted roots of Eddie Brock!

Toxic Relationship

in Venom (2011) #17

While continuing his crusade to destroy all symbiotes left on Earth, Brock tracks down Flash Thompson, a.k.a. Agent Venom, and attacks him with sonic bullets! Then, it’s more symbiotes than you can shake, when Brock’s captured by the Crime-Master and forced to bond with Toxin!

Reunited & It Feels So Good

in Venom (2016) #150

Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist Tradd Moore for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim!