Marvel Day Series: Created By The Dark Elder God Knull, Venom Is Born!

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In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, Venom is born! AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN SUPERVILLAINS

A HISTORY OF THE SYMBIOTE

In ‘Venom’ (2018) #4, the dark Elder god Knull tells Eddie Brock about the origin of the Venom symbiote, the Klyntar. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Venom’ (2018) #4, the dark Elder god Knull in Knowhere tells Eddie Brock about the origin of the Venom symbiote, the Klyntar.

The story begins with the Elder god Knull “in the beginning” being invaded in his dimension by the Celestials.1 Seeing it as a war between light and darkness, Knull summons a sword out of the Abyss and decapitates a Celestial.

Then, using its remains, he forges the necrosword, the beginning of the symbiote. He sets out to attack the night and is then repelled onto a desolate, abandoned planet. Then, Knull creates the symbiote on the planet by bonding his abyss with lesser creatures. Eventually, Knull raises an army to slay gods across the galaxy until they reach Earth.

The Grendel, which is a dragon sent by Knull to slay worlds, reach Earth and are slayed by Thor’s lightning bolt. The bond between Knull and his army is broken across the galaxy and the symbiotes become infected by “venom”.1 They become the Klyntar and rise up against Knull who is consumed by the darkness.

In ‘Venom: Dark Origin #4’, the symbiote tells Eddie Brock his origin story. He remembers 60,000 light-years away and being born on the nameless desolate planet. There, Venom protects a rodentoid alien by transforming it into an apex predator.

VENOM HAS HAD TWELVE HUMAN HOSTS

Venom has had twelve human hosts. In Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3, Venom’s first human host was Deadpool on Battleworld. Deadpool wore the symbiote moments before Spider-Man would come to use it to repair his damaged costume. Deadpool realized the symbiote had bonded and was interfacing with his mind. Fearing that his insanity would affect the symbiote, he returned it to its prison.

Another notable host of the symbiote has been Flash Thompson. In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (2011) #654, Flash Thompson became Venom after he was enlisted onto Project: Rebirth 2.0. Flash was bonded to the symbiote acquired after the Siege of Asgard. Once bonded, Flash was able to regenerate his legs and had powers similar to Spider-Man’s.

 

In ‘Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars’ (2015) #3, Deadpool creates his new costume with the alien symbiote on Battleworld. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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VENOM IS BORN!

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, Daily Globe journalist Eddie Brock publishes about the Sin-Eater. Suffering from adrenal cancer with a few months to live, journalist Eddie Brock wanted to break out a story for the Daily Globe. He was contacted by Emil Gregg who claimed to be the Sin-Eater. He began publishing front-page exclusives protecting the Sin-Eater’s identity under the First Amendment until pressure from the police and his editor forced him to reveal the Sin-Eater as Emil Gregg. From that time, Eddie was filled with hate for Spider-Man.

Unfortunately for Eddie, that same day, Spider-Man and Daredevil captured the real Sin-Eater and revealed his identity to be Detective Stan Carter. He was fired from the Globe, his wife Anne left him and his father disowned him. Seeking redemption, he headed to Our Lady Of Saints Church to beg forgiveness from God and commit suicide. Once inside, he was attacked by the alien symbiote and bonded to it. The symbiote bonded to Eddie mentally and physically and revealed that he had posed as Spider-Man’s costume, but that Spider-Man had attempted to kill it using the church’s bell tower. Eddie’s despair, rage and fierce hate for Spider-Man fed the symbiote. Venom was born!

In ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1988) #300, Venom is born! AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 300 in Marvel Database.
Venom Vol 4 4 in Marvel Database.
Venom: Dark Origin Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Meet All of Venom’s Human Hosts in CBR.com.
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars Vol 1 3 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 654 in Marvel Database.
Edward Brock (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Venom (Klyntar) (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Eugene Thompson (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Stanley Carter (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Venom #4.

Image Day: Making A Deal With Malebolgia, Spawn Is Reborn!

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IMAGE DAY

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his origin story. Photo/Image Comics

IN IMAGE UNIVERSE

SPAWN MAKES A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL IN ORDER TO SEE WANDA

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn makes a deal with Malebolgia in order to save his wife Wanda in 1992. Five years ago, news report of the death of American hero Lt. Colonel Albert Simmons. He was most well known for having saved the life of the President of the United States. Apparently, his death was involved in covert CIA operations in Botswana. His wife Wanda Blake was shaken at the time and was seen in company of Martian Alexander.

Spawn tells his origin story: He recalls his love for Wanda, his hate for Jason Wynn and Malebolgia. He tells of his heroism and of how he got betrayed by his government, then, he remembers his death. Then Spawn speaks of his remembrance of Wanda, his wife. He remembers his desire to see her, and the deal he made with Malebolgia in order to see her again. Then, Al was reborn as a hellspawn.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn tells his deal with Malebolgia in order to see Wanda again. Photo/Image Comics

HAUNTED BY AMNESIA, SPAWN SEEKS THE MAN WHO FRAMED HIM

Spawn feels powerful and feels his super powers can enable him to do anything. However, he is struggling to regain his memory. He tells of his deal with Malebolgia, exclaiming that the demon gave him super powers but robbed him of his memories.

Spawn is haunted by images of Wanda, but cannot seem to identify her. Spawn states she’ll remember him and says he is going to find Wanda. Then, he is going to find the man who framed him.

 

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, haunted by amnesia, Spawn seeks the man who framed him. AP Photo/Image Comics

SPAWN BEGINS HIS CRIME-FIGHTING CAREER

In an alley, Spawn arrives on the scene where a woman is being assaulted by four men. The woman is fighting against the men. Wanting to make the woman scream, one of the men draws out a knife. Then, he rips off her purple shirt. Seeing the danger, Spawn intervenes. Spawn tells the men to get out or they are all dead. One of the more muscular men recognizes Spawn as one of the recent Youngbloods. The man with the knife, decides to “carve me a super–“1 Spawn responds by throwing the man through a window. Then Spawn asks “now, who’s next?”1

One of the men wearing a pair of sunglasses responds with an expletive. Spawn responds with necroplasm magic that explodes the man’s sunglasses. All the men flee. Spawn is left with the woman and reassures her they are all gone. The woman says not to hurt him and that she would do anything. Then, Spawn is haunted again by images of Wanda that have plagued him since his deal with Malebolgia. Then, Spawn remembers his funeral.

In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn throws a man through a window to save a woman’s life. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN REMOVES HIS SYMBIOTE AND DISCOVERS HE IS DEAD

Since making a deal with Malebolgia, Spawn has been suffering from amnesia. However, Spawn realizes he has a wife. Though, he does not remember her name nor the color of her eyes. Spawn regrets his crime-fighting and blames it on the symbiote he is wearing.

Though his deal with Malebolgia has led to Spawn’s rebirth, the last five years of his life have been taken away. Spawn believes he is alive but wonders why he can’t feel. Then, Spawn decides to take off the symbiote. He removes the mask and his left glove. Then, looking at his hand, he discovers he is dead. He exclaims “What am I?”1

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In ‘Spawn’ (1992) #1, Spawn removes his symbiote and discovers he is dead. AP Photo/Image Comics

SOURCES

Albert Simmons in Image Comics Database.
Spawn Vol 1 1 in Image Comics Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Spawn #1.

Image Day: In ‘The Satan Saga Wars’, Spawn Goes Through Hell To Rescue Wanda

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IMAGE DAY

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn triggers his symbiote to blow up Satan and Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

IMAGE UNIVERSE

GOD FIGHTS SATAN IN HELL OVER WANDA’S AND HIS CHILD’S SOULS

In ‘Spawn’ #262, Spawn has reached the center of Hell after having fought its armies, in order to rescue Wanda’s soul. However, using his symbiote Spawn contacts God to Hell in order to fight Satan. God in his giant form, states Satan has violated the terms of their agreement. Each were supposed to stay in their domains.

Satan has trespassed. In his “arrogance and lust” to conquer the living and the dead, he has sought the soul of an innocent for a human sacrifice. God battles Satan. Both giants exchange mighty punches. Satan says God is the one trespassing and that something has tricked him. At the same time, he claims to know God’s true form.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn contacts God to come fight Satan in Hell. AP Photo/Image Comics

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SPAWN BATTLES SATAN AND HELLION TO SAVE WANDA AND THE CHILD

Spawn uses the battle between God and Satan as a distraction to save Wanda and the child. Wanda shouts to Spawn to not let them have the child. Then, the child glows with light. Spawn attacks Satan with a blast, then Satan punches him into rocks. Spawn responds with “animal-like viciousness”, slicing Satan’s left hand fingers with a necroplasmic sword.1

Then, Spawn saves Wanda. Satan orders Hellion to kill Spawn, Wanda, and the child since Hellion has the child. Spawn and Hellion trade punches. Then, Hellion blasts Spawn and Wanda. Spawn protects Wanda and both manage to evade the blast. Spawn uses his chains to choke Hellion. He manages to loosen Hellion’s grip. Then Wanda retrieves the child. Spawn carries Wanda and the child as they attempt their escape.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan's finger to save Wanda from Satan's clutches.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Spawn cuts off Satan’s finger to save Wanda from Satan’s clutches. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL (SPAWN) BREAKS HIS PROMISE TO WANDA AND SAVES HER AS SHE GOES TO HEAVEN WITH GOD

Al (Spawn) attempts to carry Wanda and the baby out of Hell. He says he has a plan to save them but only one of them can escape. It has to be Wanda. Wanda asks Al to set them down. She reveals to him that the baby is Spawn’s spirit. She returns the spirit to Al for him to be reborn. She asks Al to promise her to let her stay in Hell since she is dead and to be a hero on Earth who protects his children and all children. Al agrees.

Al turns back to God and Satan and asks to stop the fighting. Al breaks his promise to Wanda. He agrees to return the symbiote to Satan on the condition that Wanda can go to Heaven with God and he leaves Hell a free man. God, taking the form of a small man, agrees and so does Satan. God and Wanda head to Heaven as Al apparently leaves a free man. Satan asks Hellion to follow Al and kill him.

In 'Spawn' (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda's freedom to Heaven and his own freedom.
In ‘Spawn’ (2016) #262, Al Simmons agrees to return the symbiote in exchange for Wanda’s freedom to Heaven and his own freedom. AP Photo/Image Comics

AL SIMMONS DETONATES HELL WITH HIS SYMBIOTE AND SEALS IT OFF FROM EARTH


SOURCES

Spawn Vol 1 262 in Image Comics Database.

  1. Spawn #262.