Most Marvel Comics fans assume they know the gist of Venom’s backstory, but the character's origin is more complicated than many readers realize. Venom's gooey black costume is actually an alien symbiote known as a Klyntar, and it needs to form a symbiotic relationship with a host body to thrive and reach the full extent of its powers.
It isn’t until this particular symbiote pairs up with Eddie Brock that the symbiotic fusion takes on the name “Venom,” but Brock is far from its first host. The Venom symbiote had a lengthy series of adventures and partners before encountering Peter Parker - or any other Earthling - and the entire tale of the Klyntar race is one that goes back billions of years.
The Basic Venom Backstory Is Well-Known, And Has Been Portrayed In Multiple FormatsPhoto: Spider-Man 3/Sony Pictures
The Real Origin Begins Billions Of Years Ago In Marvel Continuity
Knull Forms All-Black The Necrosword - The First Symbiote - To Combat The Celestials
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Knull Loses His Sword To Gorr The God Butcher
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