Eddie Brock was a new photographer in New York. Spider-Man was asked to help him with routines, but he refused. Later, the Venom symbiote bonded with Spider-Man briefly, but was separated from him and was run over by a truck. It is shown that the symbiote survived and later bonded with Brock. After Spider-Man was successful Jameson gave Eddie half of Peter's paperboy route.
The next day, Jameson received several complaints about Eddie and discovered the neighborhood had increased in size so redistributed Parker and Brocks' route. This left the Osborn's as an extra house and sent the pair to compete on the Paperboy training obstacle course. However, since neither of them wanted to deliver the Osborn's paper, Jameson assigned the job to both of them. The pair managed to overlehem and web up Harry and Norman and successfully delivered their paper.
Venom is later seen in a fast food restaurant, repeating "I want to eat your brains" to the cashier. Spider-Man tells the cashier to ignore him and to just serve him a burger.