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Quote1 It's like, I'd finally gotten everything right for once, y'know? I was pushing science forward! Helping around the world, as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker. This is what I'd been working toward my whole life! Of course I managed to blow it all up. Quote2
--Spider-Man

Appearing in "Fall of Parker: Part 2 -- Breaking Point"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #790.

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Synopsis for "Fall of Parker: Part 2 -- Breaking Point"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #790.

At Parker Industries, Peter and Harry deal with dismissing every individual who worked there, and is now out of a job because of the Industries' failure. After that, they find outside the doors of the building a crowd protesting against Peter, who dashes off as Spider-Man because he can't take the hostility anymore. Unusually, in fact, Spider-Man is a much more confortable persona than his real one.

At the now closed Beyond Forever Nightclub, Clayton Cole (a.ka. The Clash) is discussing with some thugs about taking back from Parker his own inventions, instead of letting him sell them off to pay the society's debts. He dismisses his subordinates' idea of taking other stuff as well, but agrees to pay them more than usual because their target location is one of the most secure in the world: the building today known as Parker Industries New York, and once the home of the Fantastic Four, the Baxter Building.

At the Baxter Building, Johnny Storm (the Human Torch and, alongside Ben Grimm, the only member of the F4 around on Earth) is arguing with Harry Lyman about the decision to sell the place to cover the PI's debts. Harry calls Peter, who's feeling good helping people with routine errands and feeling bad seeing how his image as Peter Parker is infamous around town. Peter (as Spider-Man) arrives in loco and tries to explain to Johnny his reasons, with the only result of irritating him even more and activating his flame body. Torch attacks Spidey with flames, reminding of his promise to keep the Baxter Building safe until the Four were ready to come back. Peter is tired of people accusing him, so he says he did his best and to come at him if so he wants.

While Spidey and Torch fight and Harry tries to tame them, lest they destroy the building he's trying to sell, Clash and his men walk to the tech deposit undisturbed, as the security is watching the other scene. Clash takes his Sonic Transducer and is ready to go, but Harry realizes what's going on and stops the two heroes from continue fighting to get the situation under control.

Spidey and Torch catch up with Clash, but some of his men, intentioned to get away with more than just their boss's inventions, accidentally activate a self-recharging power source, getting it stuck in an upward cycle: if no-one powers it down, Spidey says, it will blow up the entire block. Clash starts working on it with null frequencies, but Spidey stops him and explains what they need are harmonic frequencies. Clash is surprised that Peter Parker's mere "bodyguard" is so learned about science, but Spidey cuts him short saying they need to trust each other now, not to die.

With the three superhumans working together, the crisis is averted, but as Spidey catches Clash's associates, the villain himself manages to run away and disappear. Spidey is okay with Clash getting away with it, as he did help after all, but Harry gets there and declares he's done with this whole situation, leaving.

Even though Johnny is still mad at Peter, he understands he now needs a friend, so they go eat on top of the Baxter Building like in good old times. Johnny says Peter did nothing wrong in the collapse of his Industry and suddenly Peter gets a call from Joe Robertson: they want him back at the Daily Bugle, this time as a science expert.

Appearing in "8 Years Later: Part Three"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol 2 #15.

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Synopsis for "8 Years Later: Part Three"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol 2 #15.



Appearing in 3rd story

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Venom Vol 4 #2.

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Synopsis for 3rd story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Venom Vol 4 #2.

In the wake of the symbiote dragon's escape, Eddie Brock lies on the ground with a gaping hole in his chest. The Venom symbiote immediately begins healing him before palpitating his heart with tendrils to resuscitate him. In his hideout, Rex Strickland notes that Eddie is taking too long and wonders why he placed his trust in a man he knows next to nothing about. Strickland begins reviewing what little he knows about Eddie Brock: that his mother died giving birth to him and his father was a wealthy businessman until Eddie was involved in a car accident, the exorbitant medical bills all-but impoverishing him. Eddie was raised as a fundamentalist Catholic, and went to college to become a successful journalist at the Daily Globe before the Sin-Eater Incident and his encounter with the Venom symbiote. Wondering why Eddie focused so much hatred towards Spider-Man during his first tenure as Venom, Rex glosses over his period in San Francisco as the Lethal Protector, his battles with Carnage, and his time bonded to the Anti-Venom and Toxin symbiotes; noting that Eddie's been extraordinarily lucky to have received so many second chances. Noting that one day Eddie's luck is going to run out, Rex dismisses him as just another dead man wearing his own coffin.

As Rex apologizes to the photo of his comrades, Eddie enters the hideout and informs him that they are dead before angrily accusing Rex of lying to him and the symbiote. As Venom confronts him, Rex asks Eddie what he means and tells him to calm down. Instead, Venom bowls him over with an oil drum and says he's done playing Rex's game. As Rex backs towards the furnace, Eddie feels the symbiote dragon seizing control of the Venom symbiote and fights against it. Grabbing the furnace door, Venom opens it and sears the symbiote with the flames, regaining control. Rex asks Eddie what happened to him, horrified by and recognizing the eldritch language the symbiote spoke in. Eddie tells him to turn on a TV, where news reports cover the symbiote dragon and its rampage through Upper Manhattan; the U.S. Army attacking it with helicopter-mounted flamethrowers. Eddie tells a shocked Rex that the symbiote dragon was being transported alongside his men, seized control of their symbiotes, and killed them. Rex reveals he knew of the creature beforehand but thought it was dead, telling Eddie that during the Vietnam War he was mortally wounded saving his squad from a Việt Cộng trap. S.H.I.E.L.D. approached him with an offer to become whole by bonding him with a symbiote, Nick Fury himself overseeing the procedure. Upon bonding to the symbiote, Rex realized that it was only a piece of an ancient eldritch monster that had travelled the cosmos devouring entire civilizations, and that this monster had woken up and spoke the same words he'd heard the Venom symbiote say; words he's heard in his nightmares ever since and now knows the meaning of: "God is coming."

Rex tells Eddie they need a plan, but Venom has already left. Rex groans as the news anchor states that Spider-Man has arrived to fight the monster. Web-swinging through the city, Venom notes that he always knew that one day something like this would happen. Watching the army uselessly fire missiles at the symbiote dragon, Eddie prepares himself for what he assumes is going to be his final battle just as Miles Morales emerges from invisibility behind him and attacks.

Appearing in 4th story

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Venom Vol 4 #3.

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Synopsis for 4th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Venom Vol 4 #3.

Trapped within the mental world of the Venom symbiote, Eddie wonders what happened to send the symbiote into a berserk rage. Opening his eyes - which appear black with jagged red spirals for irises and pupils - he recalls that Spider-Man kicked him in the head.

As the berserk Venom, indwelled by the symbiote god, towers over a terrified Miles Morales and leans forward to eat him, Eddie speaks through it and tells Miles to kill him. Miles punches Venom in the face and then grabs his tongue, zapping him with a Venom Blast. Freed from the symbiote god's influence, Eddie apologizes to Miles and thanks him, but Miles attacks Eddie and calls him a monster. As Miles pummels him, Eddie wonders what his beef is and notes that with the symbiote dazed he needs to finish this quickly. Transforming into Venom, he catches Miles' foot and lightly tosses him into a wall, restraining him with webbing. Miles shouts that Venom hurt his mother, and when Venom asks what he means Miles explains that Venom - or something like him - put his father in the hospital and killed his mother. Eddie retracts the symbiote from his face and introduces himself, saying he doesn't know who Miles is and to the best of his knowledge didn't hurt his mother. Noting they have more pressing matters to worry about, Eddie states that if it turns out he did hurt Miles or his mother, they can settle things later. Eddie proposes they team up to stop the symbiote dragon, which Miles reluctantly agrees to - though he insists on taking Venom down afterwards. Venom cuts Miles free, quipping that he's not their first Spider-Man, and then asks if he can use his electric attack again. Miles states that it's called a Venom Blast, noting the irony when Venom complements the name.

As they swing towards the symbiote dragon, Miles states he can release it all at once in a devastating attack that leaves him exhausted. Catching sight of the symbiote dragon, Miles asks what it is and Venom explains that it's an ancient symbiote more powerful than his own, brushing aside Miles insulting him. Venom asks why the Avengers and X-Men aren't intervening, disbelieving Miles when he states that Celestials are falling out of the sky everywhere. Dodging a missile, Miles wonders why they're not having any effect given that flame and sonics were supposed to hurt symbiotes. Venom notes he's not sure and will need to get Miles close enough to tag it with his Venom Blast, Miles not looking forward to the risk of being eaten. Inspired, Venom yanks Miles' webline out of his hand and he falls into the symbiote dragon's mouth. As it swallows and then tries to eat him as well, Venom calls out to Miles to hurry up. Miles unleashes a maximum-power Venom Blast from inside the symbiote dragon's stomach, causing it to collapse and let out a sound that Eddie registers as a thousand voices shrieking in pain and horror. Venom lands and watches as the symbiote dragon unravels, hearing the voices - his own symbiote's among them - roaring, screaming, and singing inside of his head.

A towering masculine humanoid deity with pale skin, white hair, eyes with black sclera and red irises, and long arms tipped with clawed fingers emerges from the symbiote biomass that had once been the dragon; clad in black plate armor with red dragon emblems almost identical to Venom's spider-emblems. Holding the unconscious Miles with one hand, the deity calmly asks if he belongs to Venom and then tosses Miles at Venom's feet. Venom checks on Miles and is relieved to see he's still alive, the symbiote retracting from him in a show of submission to the deity. An attack helicopter aims a spotlight at the figure and Venom and orders them to surrender; but the deity responds by casually reaching out with one hand, an arm forming out of the mass of symbiote biomass behind him, grabbing the helicopter, and crushing it despite Venom demanding he put it down.

Enraged, Eddie lets the symbiote's rage and bloodlust take over, but the deity smiles and states that Venom's berserk form looks beautiful. As Venom slashes at him, the deity instantaneously reforms and condescendingly states that he is merely an avatar and that his true self is far away. Reaching out with one hand, the deity causes the Venom symbiote to explode off Eddie's body. Forming a dome of symbiote biomass around them, the deity ignores Eddie demanding to know who and what he is, telling the Venom symbiote to come to him. As it coils around him to sit in his hands, the deity asks the Venom symbiote - who he calls his child - what it's doing on Earth; noting that the symbiote has been shut out and silenced by its host, leaving it broken inside. As Eddie pleads for the deity not to take the symbiote from him, he ignores him and states that the Venom symbiote has been infected by humanity. As the deity says he will burn that weakness from the Venom symbiote, which shrieks as its eyespots glow yellow and its teeth elongate into fangs. Eddie crawls towards the deity, demanding he stop, and the deity turns and grabs him by the throat. Sprouting a fanged maw and prehensile tongue, the deity introduces himself as Knull, Lord of the Abyss and God of the Symbiotes.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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