Eddie Brock Jr. was Peter Parker's closest childhood friend. However, the genesis of "Venom" had begun years earlier. A genetically engineered protoplasmic "Suit" was designed by Richard Parker and Edward Brock Senior. Richard intended it to be used for medical purposes in his quest to cure cancer, but Ed Sr. was more interested in the military applications of the suit. After the deaths of both Parker and Brock, Eddie Jr. continued the research, using two samples from a suit he found in his father's cold storage that were originally created for Richard Parker's DNA. One of these samples bonded with Peter.
Afterward, Peter warned Eddie of the dangers of the Suit when its enhanced metabolism and aggression nearly drove him to kill. Eddie, angry with Peter for destroying the Suit, (their 'inheritance') used a second sample to become Venom. The Suit consumed Eddie alive and drove him insane, forcing him to feed on other humans. Eddie confronted Peter at his high school, where the two fought, with Eddie in the suit, attempting to consume Peter. The fight spilled out onto a nearby street, where Police arrived. Not knowing what Eddie had become, the Police opened fire on Eddie, and Eddie fell onto a power cable.
Venom had not actually died, contrary to the thoughts of Peter. He was now on the run, consuming bystanders in order to replenish his constantly depleting health. Venom attacked a bar by hurling a motorbike through its front. The bike had belonged to Wolverine, who attacked Venom in retaliation. Despite Wolverine's abilities, Venom emerged the victor.
Meanwhile, Trask hired Silver Sable to capture Venom. Venom managed to elude the Wild Pack for a while.
Later, Venom attacked Spider-Man at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After being beaten, he was taken by Silver Sable, who delivered him to Trask. He was then kept in an energy cage, where Trask told him more about the Suit before demanding that Eddie 'test' it for him. Eddie agreeed to put the suit through the 'testing', which consisted of Venom chasing Electro through Manhattan, finally fighting him in Times Square. When Spider-Man arrived to fight Electro, Electro knocked Spider-Man out and the two villains fought over the fallen hero. After defeating Electro, Venom escaped, returning to Trask. There, Eddie revealed that Peter Parker was Spider-Man to Silver Sable. She attempted to detain him, but he broke free from her hovercraft and escaped.
Venom faced Beetle, who had earlier collected a sample of the Sandman, and who was after a sample of the Venom Suit. Venom chased the Beetle into a warehouse, where he defeated him.
After Spider-Man defeated Silver Sable, Venom carried her unconscious to Trask Industries, where he and Spider-Man fought again. Spider-Man succeeded in defeating him but fell unconscious shortly after. Silver Sable delivered both Eddie and Spider-Man to Trask.
Eddie then came face-to-face with Carnage, a creature born by Toomes injecting Peter with a serum to multiply the remnants of the Venom Suit in his blood. Venom defeated Carnage and absorbed him, spitting Peter out. Eddie was granted full control of the Suit, and the Suit developed the white spider symbol similar to the one worn by Spider-Man when he wore the Suit. Venom attacked Trask in his office in revenge for everything Trask had put him through, but Trask escaped to the rooftop helipad. Venom followed but was again defeated by Spider-Man.
Eddie tracked down and confronted Trask, who had been imprisoned for his actions. Exclaiming that he couldn't believe all Trask got was a few years in prison for his crimes, Eddie transformed into Venom and killed Trask.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
PowersVenom's powers all stem from the suit that has bonded to Brock. The suit was designated to restore and rebuild damaged body tissues, granting Venom tremendous regenerative abilities and augmenting his physical abilities. It can also project organic "webbing", and is capable of limited shapeshifting.
Eddie has a natural aptitude for bioengineering.
This version of Venom was originally confirmed to be in canon with the Ultimate Spider-Man comics, however, with the advent of the War of the Symbiotes arc, this version was shown to be in its own continuity.
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