Venom (Eddie Brock)

The Religious Affiliation of
Eddie Brock

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: M

Name: Venom

Alter Ego: Eddie Brock

Other Names: Anti-Venom; Edward "Eddie" Charles Brock; Venom I

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #299 (Apr. 1988): "Survival of the Hittist!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (alien symbiote) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #252 (May 1984): "Homecoming!"; (partial appearance as Venom) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #299 (Apr. 1988): "Survival of the Hittist!"; (full appearance as Venom) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #300 (May 1988): "Venom"

Creators: David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 416

   Comic Book Appearances: 379

   TV, Film Appearances: 30

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 7

Teams/Affiliations: Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Sinister Six; Toxin

Enemy of: Spider-Man, Scream

Race: white

Gender: male


BELOW: Eddie Brock ("Venom") was moved by Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" to renounce villainy, sell The Symbiote, and donate the money to charity: The Terrible Tinkerer conducts an auction for super-villains in which Eddie Brock is auctioning off the alien symbiote that transforms him into Venom - selling the symbiote to the highest bidder. Note how Mysterio questions whether Eddie Brock's actions are truly "Christ-like." It is not every day you see a super-villain question whether somebody's actions are "Christ-like." But Eddie Brock's spiritual motivations in this case are very sincere, and hearken back to the earliest beginnings of this Catholic character, who first merged with The Symbiote after a sincere prayer in a Catholic church. Note how the Tinkerer refers to Eddie Brock's "crisis of faith." This term is usually used to describe as a period of doubt that causes one to question one's beliefs. In this case, Eddie Brock has come to doubt his life as a villain, and is actually turning back to his religious faith.

Eddie Brock (Venom) was moved by Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ to renounce villainy, sell The Symbiote, and donate the money to charity

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 23, panels 2-4. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson. See also: charity; Christ-like; faith; repentance; crisis of faith; Catholic; Venom (Eddie Brock); Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason); The Symbiote; Mysterio (Daniel Berkhart); Mel Gibson

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This character is in the following 131 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man
Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #2 (Sep. 2009): "Battle for Chinatown" (mentioned)
DC/Marvel All Access #1 (Dec. 1996): "The Crossing!"
Deadpool (vol. 3) #900 (Dec. 2009): "One Down" (toy)
The Defenders (vol. 2) #10 (Dec. 2001): "Head to Head" (hologram)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Knights 4 #24 (Jan. 2006): "Impossible Things Happen Every Day, Part 2" (statue)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer with Spider-Man #1 (May 2003): "The Amazing Gus Beezer" (cameo)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man
Punisher (vol. 8) #1 (Mar. 2009): "The Punisher Saga"
The Secret Defenders
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
Spider-Man Family (vol. 2) #2 (June 2007): "Undone"
Spider-Man: The Arachnis Project #1 (Aug. 1994): "Ties That Bind!"
Untold Tales of Spider-Man #15 (Nov. 1996): "The Battle for the Daily Bugle" (cameo)
Venom vs. Carnage
Venom: Along Came A Spider
Venom: Funeral Pyre
Venom: Lethal Protector
Venom: License to Kill
Venom: On Trial
Venom: Seed of Darkness #-1 (July 1997): "Krobaa, the Abyss That Walked!" (lead character)
Venom: Separation Anxiety
Venom: Sign of the Boss
Venom: Sinner Takes All
Venom: The Finale
Venom: The Mace
Web of Spider-Man Annual

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