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The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked  

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Venom is arguably one the best villains in all of Marvel Comics. He's certainly one of Spider-Man's greatest foes. There are many different variations of the character and dozens of formats the character has been used in. Be it video games, films, animated series, or alternate versions in comic books, The Venom symbiote is in virtually every form of pop culture in one way or another. But which version of Venom is the best?

We've decided to compile some of our favorite interpretations, renditions, and versions of Venom here. Do you like playing as him in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 2? Or do you prefer him in Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage? Do you enjoy seeing him in animation form on Ultimate Spider-Man, or prefer him in the '90s animated series? Is Eddie Brock the only true Venom, or do you like Flash Thompson in the suit?

Here's the chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of Venom ever? Make sure to vote up all your favorites and vote down the versions of the lethal protector that weren't interpreted well.

(And yes, one could argue that Carnage himself is an interpretation of Venom but that's a whole other conversation...)

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Flash Thompson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character
Corporal Eugene" Flash" Thompson is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics. He is a star high school football player who mercilessly bullies classmate Peter Parker but greatly ...more
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Maximum Carnage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Maximum Carnage Comic Book Series
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Venom: Lethal Protector is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Lethal Protector
Venom: Lethal Protector was a six-issue comic book limited series featuring the Eddie Brock Venom, published by Marvel Comics from February 1993 to July 1993. It was written by David Michelinie ...more
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Venom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Film
Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.
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Black Suit Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Black Suit Spider-Man Fictional Character
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Anti-Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Anti-Venom Fictional Character
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Todd McFarlane's Venom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Todd McFarlane's Venom Fictional Character
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more
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Ultimate Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Ultimate Spider-Man is a superhero comic book series that was published by Marvel Comics from 2000 to 2009. The series is a modernized re-imagining of Marvel's long-running Spider-Man comic book ...more
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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is a video game title encompassing three versions: a full-3D action game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360; a 2.5D sidescrolling beat em up ...more
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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online action role-playing video game developed by Gazillion Entertainment and Secret Identity Studios. Characters such as Iron Man, Captain ...more
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Venom: Along Came A Spider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Along Came A Spider Book
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Planet of the Symbiotes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Planet of the Symbiotes Comic Book Series
"Planet of the Symbiotes" is a five-issue comic book story-arc written by David Michelinie and published by Marvel Comics in 1995. The arc spanned the five "Super Special #1" ...more
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Venom: Sinner Takes All is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Venom: Sinner Takes All Comic Book Series
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The Spectacular Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
TV Program
The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero character published by Marvel Comics and developed for television by Greg Weisman and Victor Cook. In ...more
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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Video Game
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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensio... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a video game featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions blends together four universes from the Marvel Comics multiverse, ...more
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Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Patricia Robertson Fictional Character
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Mac Gargan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character
MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a supervillain of Spider-Man, the character ...more
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Ann Weying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Ann Weying Fictional Character
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age o... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. With the sixth installment, Capcom ...more
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Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game for the Super NES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, developed by Software Creations and published by LJN in 1994. The game, ...more
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Su... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is the fifth Marvel Comics-licensed fighting game by Capcom and the third game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game was developed in late 1997 and ...more
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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Video Game
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action role-playing game developed for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 by Raven Software and published by Activision. The game was simultaneously ...more
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Spider-Man (Miles Morales) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Versions of Venom, Ranked
Fictional Character
Miles Morales is a fictional comic book superhero who appears in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular the monthly series Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. The character was created by ...more