The Sickest And Most Extreme Venom Scenes In Marvel Comics History
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You thought the Venom movie was cool?
Critics may not have enjoyed Venom, but Venom fans sure did. They spoke with their wallets, which we all know is the language Hollywood speaks most fluently. The new Venom movie broke box office records and outperformed expectations this past weekend. It made $80 million in the United States and Canada and $125 million internationally against a $100 million budget. With a Venom sequel now all but assured, let's take a look at some of the source material from which they might draw next time.
For many comics fans, this movie was a palette cleanser after the much-derided Venom storyline from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. The marketing campaign revolved around Eddie Brock's anti-hero, brutish persona, separate from the Spider-Man mythos. And the Venom Symbiote itself looked phenomenal--a twisted, writhing, bluish-black, semi-solid mass, all bulging muscles, salivating tongue, and glistening fangs.
The Symbiote is one of the most visually impressive characters in the Marvel comics canon. By day, Eddie Brock wears it as an inconspicuous black coat. But when duty calls, the Symbiote encases itself around its host and becomes living, organic armor.
In the Venom comics, the "transition" panels, where the artist shows the host half in, half out of "disguise," are some of the most creative. We're highlighting ten of the best drawn, most visually memorable Venom comics panels. Unsurprisingly, the majority of them feature the Venom Symbiote in scenarios that highlight its fluid, alien nature.
Want more on the Venom movie? Check out our official Venom movie review, our explanations of Venom's post-credits scenes, the references and Easter eggs you might have missed, and the challenges of making Venom without Spider-Man.