- The darkness that blankets this city is nothing. Nothing! Not compared to the shroud that Spider-Man pulled over me! He stole my life... shattered it... then cast it aside like yesterday's news! So it is only fitting, only fair, that I do the same to him! And I will. Very... very... soon!
- -- Venom
Appearing in "Chance Encounter"Edit
- Chance (Nicholas Powell)
- Venom (Eddie Brock) (Appears in shadow only)
- Life Foundation
- Hal (Modeling Agency Photographer) (First appearance)
- Sandy (MJ's friend) (First appearance)
- Stephanie (Chance's date) (Only Appearance)
- Orin Concardi (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Chance Encounter"Edit
Chance murders government witness Orin Concardi for Roland Treece who recommends him to Life Foundation head Carlton Drake. From her Cloisters photo shoot, MJ leaves a phone message for Peter that they may get a condo at the exclusive Bedford Towers. At the Bugle. Peter makes a deal with Joy Mercado to shoot pictures and take notes of a foreign arms shipment at Pier 17. Back at their apartment, Peter greets MJ as a scantily clad Chippendale dancer, except MJ has Sandy with her. Drake contacts Chance, hiring him to steal the Pier 17 shipment. When Chance attacks, Spidey engages him, forcing him to flee, though the munitions are successfully stolen. Spidey tags him with a spider-tracer. Back at the Life Foundation, Drake renders Chance unconscious. As Pete returns to MJ, a man in a South Bronx building vows revenge on Spider-Man as a black substance oozes over his hands.
- This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.
- Put together an arms shipment, terrorists, and the high-rolling mercenary called Chance, and what have you got? You've got pretty big trouble for everyone's favorite wall-crawler in "Chance Encounter!"
- A copy of this issue was torn up in the 1988 film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
- The cover of this issue is one of the 21 that appears in the comic gallery from the Sega CD version of the video game The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin.
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