Venom, Antihero or Super-villain?

Venom, Antihero or Super-villain?

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The Marvel character known as Venom may be seen as a bad guy, but this is not entirely the case.

The Marvel franchise has seen much success with its wide variety of characters, many of whom originated in Spider-Man comics. One of the more popular figures to rise from the comics first appeared in issue 300 of The Amazing Spider-Man: the character Venom. With a power making him undetectable by Spidey-sense, he was the perfect super-villain for the comics.



who read comic books throughout the ‘90s will know that comics had a very confusing period. In fact, the decade turned many readers away from comics. Not many of Marvel’s story-lines were picking up much interest and many, were goofy or just downright awful. Any review of the decade in comics will prove such claims, but comic fans continued to purchase Spider-Man comics. Also, for the first time, the era would draw Venom as an antihero.

In the 1993 six-issue mini-series Venom: Lethal Protector, he and Spider-Man made an agreement to leave one another alone under the condition that Venom did not commit any crimes. In the series, the father of one of his previous victims, decided to go after him with a team of super-powered mercenaries. Leading to Venom being portrayed in a horrible light, forcing Spider-Man to confront him.



 Spidey got to him, it was made clear that Venom was not the bad guy. Spider-Man ended up fighting alongside him against five, new offspring of the symbiote.

Fighting alongside Spider-Man would not be the only major surprise for readers. He also saved an underground city buried under the streets of San Francisco. This made him look like a superhero rather than a villain. Marvel has since focused on the good that he can do rather than the bad.

Look for the Symbiote on the big screen as Sony Studios has announced an October of 2018 release for the spin-off film. The film will have nothing to do with the current Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Tom Hardy, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is Eddie Brock (Venom).



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