Edward Allan Brock constantly tried to obtain his father’s approval; after excelling in school, Eddie only received half-hearted encouragements. Upon graduating college, he moved to NYC, where he grew to loathe Spider-Man; to reduce stress, Brock began an intense physical workout program but such exertions only increased his violent obsession with the wall-crawler. Although his body had been honed to near-perfection, Brock was consumed by hatred, so he became the 6’3”, 260 lb Venom, a nightmare version of Spidey; consider him another webhead… Except with enormous muscles, a mouth filled with sharp fangs, and a huge slobbering tongue always being waved around. After Peter rejected an alien symbiote, it fused two beings that already hated Parker into a single entity that really despised him. What’s great about Venom is they represent another of Parker’s failures in regard to the “With great power comes great responsibility” maxim; he was exposed to even greater power with the symbiote, which he abused. As a result, he spurned it entirely, making himself responsible for the creation of one of his worst enemies, as well as Carnage. With all of the destruction the symbiotes caused, it all weighed on the conscience of poor Pete, who just wanted to win some wrestling money…
VENOM, by Frank Perez.