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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
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The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, #33, Venom
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, Venom

AKA: EDDIE BROCK. THOUGH MORE RECENTLY ANGELO FORTUNATO OR MAC GARGAN HAVE ACTED AS THE SYMBIOTE�S HOST

An alien symbiote with a thirst for violence and flesh, Venom started out as a living costume for Spider-Man, who thought the black-and-white threads were just that: threads. When Spidey rejected Venom�s attempts for control, he latched onto the Daily Bugle�s Eddie Brock, spawning a decades-long quest for vengeance. .Arguably Spider-Man�s biggest nemesis, Venom is the comic book equivalent of a movie boogeyman like Freddy Krueger � he�s meant to be terrifying and villainous, but readers thought he was so cool that eventually the symbiote became less obviously evil (he always tries never to hurt bystanders), appearing in his own title. In fact, he was so neutered that not only did he occasionally team up with Spider-Man, but Marvel created an even more evil symbiote, the mass murderer, Carnage, in order to mitigate Venom�s crimes. Currently, the symbiote is not bonded with Brock, but that remains his most famous persona.

FIRST APPEARED IN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #299 (1988)
CREATED BY DAVID MICHELINIE AND TODD MCFARLANE

The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
Black, organic fabric with shapeshifting capacity and all of Spider-Man�s abilities.
The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters
Spider-Man 3 has many flaws, and the casting of Topher Grace as Venom was one. Too weedy to pose a physical threat, and not able to pull off the grief and dementia that drives Brock/Venom, he plain sucked. Age the role 20 years, cast Kurt Russell, job�s a good �un.
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Spider-Man happened upon the alien costume during Marvel�s classic 1984 cross-over, Secret Wars; after his red-and-blue costume was destroyed, an alien gizmo rustled up the black version. And, even though it flowed over his skin like oil, Spidey never questioned where it came from. Fool.
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