Venom was among the group of villains that attempted to defeat Spider-Man. Along with the other villains, he was abducted and controlled by an unknown entity.
Much later, Spider-Man encountered Venom, still under the control of a mystery villain. He was temporarily stunned via the sounds of church bells, and the mind-control device was removed from him. He instantly began going on about a man with a bubble for a head, and agreed to assist Spider-Man in defeating him.
Powers and Abilities
Seemingly those of Eddie Brock (Earth-616).