Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Venom on deviantART

With even bigger and sharper teeth than Morbius, and the same overpowering urge to kill Spider-Man, the extraterrestrial symbiote known as Venom, fell to earth in 1982.  Venom was the creation of a well intentioned Marvel fan, one Randy Schueller from Norridge, Illinois.  He sold the concept outright to then editor Jim Shuter for $220 as part of a story contest.  The character was further developed by Dave Michelinie, Mike Zeck and Todd McFarlane. A parasitic alien organism, the Venom symbiote  attached itself to Peter Parker, and to the Spider-man costume in particular, lending it a dark controlling personality all it’s own. The shape shifting Venom went on to ‘bond’ with other established Marvel characters including Mac Gargin (The Scorpion) and Flash Thompson. Venom first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in May, 1984. I have added Venom to my devaintART Gallery.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful painting, love the details and together with photo, awesome of course!Marites Manalo - BG