Essential Reading List: 5 Of The Wildest Venom Stories

What are some of your favorite wildest Venom stories?

Since the Venom film just came out, we thought it would be fun to share what we think are the wildest stories Venom has been a part of. Venom is an evil symbiote from space who has taken over the body of Eddie Brock after being a part of the infamous Spider-Man!

Eddie Brock and Venom both think Spider-Man has ruined their lives so they are out to ruin his. In recent years, Flash Thompson has taken on the mantle of Venom. While it seems Flash’s Venom is one of the good guys, anything can change when the symbiote is in charge.

Welcome, The Daily Fandom fans, to 5 of the wildest Venom comic arcs.

5. Venomverse — Cullen Bunn

Venomverse was a five-issue series that come out in 2017 written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Iran Coelho. After a battle with a Jack O’Lantern, Venom is suddenly transported to a different universe being brought there by the Dr. Strange of that universe.

The difference with this Dr. Strange is that he has the Venom symbiote, too! Dr. Strange has summoned different Venoms from different universes including Venom Wolverine, Venom Captain America, Venom Black Panther, and many more.

Dr. Strange brought all of these Venoms together to fight these creatures called poisons. They feed off of the hero-bonded symbiotes, which permanently turns the hero and symbiote into one of them. This is an epic story and shows what awesome heroes tainted with the Venom symbiote would be like.

4.Venom: Lethal Protector — David Michelinie

Venom: Lethal Protector is a six-issue comic written by David Michelinie with illustrated by Mark Bagley (#1-3), Ron Lim (#4-6), and Sam DeLarosa (#4-6). The story starts in San Francisco where Eddie Brock (Venom) has recently moved from New York City. Here Venom ends up hanging out with some interesting people.

Meanwhile, Orwell Taylor, the father of one of Venom’s victims, is seeking revenge by partnering up with a group of greedy superhumans. They are trying to take Venom out. The story arc is the start of Venom going from cold-blooded killer to anti-hero. This is one of the two stories that inspired the new Venom film that just came out!

3. Venom: Dark Origins — Zeb Wells

Venom: Dark Origins was a five-issue comic written by Zeb Wells and illustrated by Angel Medina. You might have assumed you knew Eddie Brock and his symbiote, but this is a never before seen look at Eddie Brock’s life between adolescence and adulthood.

From Eddie Brock’s childhood to the day he meets the symbiote, reading this story gives a better understanding of the man inside the symbiote and who he is controlling.

2. Venom Space Knight Vol.1 — Robbie Thomas

Venom: Space Knight Vol. 1 was written by Robbie Thomas and illustrated by Ariel Olivetti. This story is about Flash Thompson as a powerful Venom. We have seen Flash Thompson in multiple settings, but never like this. In this story, Flash is a space ambassador and an agent of the cosmos. This story presents Flash as he has always wanted to be, a hero like Spider-Man.

Join Flash on this galactic adventure as he tries to figure out what being an agent of the cosmos is and what it means to be one. You, in turn, get to see him beat up aliens — how is that not going to be a wild adventure?

1. Web of Venom: Ve’nam — Donny Cates

Web of Venom: Ve’nam is a one-shot written by Donny Cates and illustration by Juanan Ramirez. While the United States was fighting one of its worst wars, Vietnam, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. did experiments with on soldiers and the symbiote to create the ultimate soldier.

The experiment went wrong — when the Venom soldiers not only started killing Vietnam soldiers — but, also, the United States Army. Fury did the only thing he knew he could do and called for some help. That helped being the one and only Wolverine. This is a great one-shot issue that really shows something we have never seen from Venom or a superhero comic in general.