Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #258, 300, 315-317, 332-333, 346-347, 388 (B story); Web of Spider-Man (1985) #1; Avengers: Deathtrap – the Vault (1991); Darkhawk (1991) #13-14; material from Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #25-26; Web of Spider-Man Annual (1985) #7-8; Spectacular Spider-Man Annual (1979) #12.
Venom goes Epic! When Spider-Man learns that his black costume is secretly an alien symbiote, he rejects the suit — and the spurned creature soon finds a new host! Disgraced reporter Eddie Brock has reasons of his own to hate Spider-Man, and together the two merge into the twisted engine of revenge known as Venom —and a rivalry for the ages begins! Venom has the same powers as Spider-Man — but he's bigger, stronger and doesn't trigger his spider-sense. And he knows Spidey's secret identity! Against such a dangerous, determined and deadly foe, how far will Spider-Man have to go to survive?