Five Comics to Read with the "Venom" Movie Five Comics to Read with the "Venom" Movie

08 Oct , 2018

Venom is here! Finally, we can see our favorite (debatable) symbiote on-screen. But what about the context and the origins of this character? Here are five must-read Venom comics to read before seeing Venom. These will get you up to speed on the symbiotic villain and anti-hero.

 

Birth of Venom

This graphic novel ties together many different stories. From an alien war to bonding with Spider-Man, to finding Eddie Brock, “Birth of Venom” is the perfect collection of complex stories that tell the origins of Venom.


Writer: Various
Artist: Various

 

Lethal Protector

Prior to this story, in most cases, Venom was a villain of Spider-Man. Venom’s popularity spiked in the 90s, mostly thanks to “Lethal Protector.” In this story, Eddie Brock and Venom operate as vigilantes, vowing to protect the innocent. “Venom” director Ruben Fleisher said that this and “Planet of the Symbiotes” inspired the movie the most.


Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Mark Bagley

 

Maximum Carnage

“Maximum Carnage” is another 90s must-read Venom story. In it, Carnage teams up with other ferocious symbiotes to bring about death and destruction. Venom must reluctantly team up with Spider-Man to put an end to the rampage.


Writer: Tom DeFalco and Terry Kavanaugh
Artist: David Michelinie and JM DeMatteis

 

Spider-Man #300

Have you seen the first time Venom and Spider-Man met? Look no further, Spider-Man #300 introduces Eddie Brock’s Venom to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In this dynamic story, bridges are broken and a deep-rooted rivalry is formed.


Writer: Todd McFarlane
Artist: Todd McFarlane

 

Planet of Symbiotes

In this arc, Eddie Brock questions his relationship with Venom. At the same time, five symbiotes, including Riot, are all attacking the planet. Eddie and Venom must come to an agreement as they take on the Symbiotes with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider.


Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Various

Now you can walk into Venom with some background on the character! Don’t forget to get your Venom gear, too! Use the code GOOD10 at checkout for 10% off your Venom merch.

Venom is playing in theaters now.  

Venom is here! Finally, we can see our favorite (debatable) symbiote on-screen. But what about the context and the origins of this character? Here are five must-read Venom comics to read before seeing Venom. These will get you up to speed on the symbiotic villain and anti-hero.

 

Birth of Venom

This graphic novel ties together many different stories. From an alien war to bonding with Spider-Man, to finding Eddie Brock, “Birth of Venom” is the perfect collection of complex stories that tell the origins of Venom.


Writer: Various
Artist: Various

 

Lethal Protector

Prior to this story, in most cases, Venom was a villain of Spider-Man. Venom’s popularity spiked in the 90s, mostly thanks to “Lethal Protector.” In this story, Eddie Brock and Venom operate as vigilantes, vowing to protect the innocent. “Venom” director Ruben Fleisher said that this and “Planet of the Symbiotes” inspired the movie the most.


Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Mark Bagley

 

Maximum Carnage

“Maximum Carnage” is another 90s must-read Venom story. In it, Carnage teams up with other ferocious symbiotes to bring about death and destruction. Venom must reluctantly team up with Spider-Man to put an end to the rampage.


Writer: Tom DeFalco and Terry Kavanaugh
Artist: David Michelinie and JM DeMatteis

 

Spider-Man #300

Have you seen the first time Venom and Spider-Man met? Look no further, Spider-Man #300 introduces Eddie Brock’s Venom to the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In this dynamic story, bridges are broken and a deep-rooted rivalry is formed.


Writer: Todd McFarlane
Artist: Todd McFarlane

 

Planet of Symbiotes

In this arc, Eddie Brock questions his relationship with Venom. At the same time, five symbiotes, including Riot, are all attacking the planet. Eddie and Venom must come to an agreement as they take on the Symbiotes with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider.


Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Various

Now you can walk into Venom with some background on the character! Don’t forget to get your Venom gear, too! Use the code GOOD10 at checkout for 10% off your Venom merch.

Venom is playing in theaters now.  

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