Venom was created by David Michelinie, Mike Zeck, and Todd McFarlane in 1984; an alien creature called Klyntar Symbiote, he first appeared in the limited series Secret Wars, where he appeared in the shape of the iconic Spider-Man black costume, who didn’t know he was wearing a living creature. The alleged costume enhanced the hero’s powers, but also his aggressiveness. When he discovered that the costume was actually a living being that fed on the energy of his hosts to survive, the hero detached from the creature, that ended up merging with Eddie Brock, a failed journalist that hated both Spider-Man and his alter ego Peter Parker. The origin of Brock as Venom happened in 1988, and since then he became one of the arachnid hero’s worst enemies, but also acting sometimes as an anti-hero vigilante self-describing himself as the Lethal Protector.
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