List of Venom titles
The various iterations of Venom have appeared as a principal character in a number of limited series, one shots, and ongoing series published by Marvel Comics. With the first issue of the first limited series published at the end of 1992 (cover dated February 1993), the character appeared in a string of 17 limited series. These series did not overlap in publication (with the exception of Venom - Deathtrap: The Vault, which was a reprint of another book), each having more than a month between the end of one series and the start of the next. With the exception of one shot titles, this resulted in the character appearing as the focal character of a new issue each month through the end of Venom: The Finale, published in November 1997 (cover dated January 1998), composing the equivalent of a five-year ongoing series from 1992 to 1997, with other issues and series following that.
For most of these issues Eddie Brock has been the main character and host for the Venom symbiote with the exception of Venom vol. 1, Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man, Venom/Deadpool What If?, and Venom vol. 2. The Amazing Spider-Man Presents - Anti-Venom: New Ways to Live could also be considered an exception because Eddie Brock is the main character but it is not the original Venom symbiote.
|Title||Issues||Initial cover date||Final cover date||Story|
|Venom: Lethal Protector||#1 - 6||February 1993||July 1993||After calling a truce with Spider-Man, Eddie Brock moves to San Francisco to help fight crime as an anti-hero. This story introduces Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.|
|Venom: Deathtrap - The Vault||#1||March 1993||March 1993||Reprint of Avengers - Deathtrap: The Vault, which features Venom engineering a facility-wide break out of the incarcerated villains in the Vault in an attempt to escape.|
|The Incredible Hulk vs. Venom||#1||April 1993||April 1993||Venom and the Hulk team up to combat a terrorist causing earthquakes in San Francisco.|
|Venom: Funeral Pyre||#1 - 3||August 1993||October 1993||Venom is contacted by a reporter in a gang and asks for help. Meanwhile, the Punisher is working to take the same gang down.|
|Venom: The Madness||#1 - 3||November 1993||January 1994||The Juggernaut attempts to kidnap Beck, Eddie's love interest. Venom, who has been hearing voices (other than the symbiote) attempts to save her while trying to maintain his sanity.|
|Venom: The Enemy Within||#1 - 3||February 1994||April 1994||On Halloween, Venom takes on an army of "goblins" with help from Morbius, the Living Vampire. Demogoblin also appears.|
|Venom: The Mace||#1 - 3||May 1994||July 1994||Venom comes into conflict with Mace, a bounty hunter who is being hunted by the organization that created him.|
|Venom: Nights of Vengeance||#1 - 4||August 1994||November 1994||Venom works with Vengeance against an alien race of hunters known only as the Stalkers.|
|Venom: Separation Anxiety||#1 - 4||December 1994||March 1995||After being split apart from his other by the Scarlet Spider (Spider-Man #53), Eddie once again faces the symbiotes from Lethal Protector.|
|Venom: Carnage Unleashed||#1 - 4||April 1995||July 1995||Cletus Kasady has a video game licensed after his alter ego but is not making any money from it. He breaks out of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane to go after the producer.|
|Venom Super Special||#1||August 1995||August 1995||Part 3 of the five part Planet of the Symbiotes arc. Venom teams up with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider to stop a symbiote invasion of earth.|
|Venom: Sinner Takes All||#1 - 5||August 1995||December 1995||After the events of Carnage Unleashed, Venom contends with a new Sin-Eater. First appearance of She-Venom.|
|Rune vs. Venom||#1||December 1995||December 1995||A leftover symbiote from the Planet of the Symbiotes arc bonds with Rune of Malibu Comics after he enters the Marvel Universe. He then begins to frame Venom for the murder of civilians.|
|Venom: Along Came A Spider||#1 - 4||January 1996||April 1996||Venom breaks his wife out of the local precinct and Ben Reilly (as Spider-Man) shows up to help stop him. There is a back-up story featuring the origin of Hybrid.|
|Venom: The Hunted||#1 - 3||May 1995||July 1995||Venom is being stalked by symbiote-eating creatures and fighting for his life. Hybrid also appears.|
|Venom: The Hunger||#1 - 4||August 1996||November 1996||Eddie finds that the symbiote has a craving for brains and it drives him to actually consume the brains of an enemy. Horrified, Eddie doesn't know what to do and the symbiote leaves him in order to fulfill it's hunger.|
|Venom: Tooth and Claw||#1 - 3||December 1996||February 1997||Venom and Wolverine fight against a possessive entity known as Dirt Nap. While Wolverine is trying to save a boy that has been possessed by the creature, Venom has no such concern.|
|Venom: On Trial||#1 - 3||March 1997||May 1997||Similar plot to the Spider-Man Special Edition, with Venom being judged for his actions and with Matt Murdock acting in his defense.|
|Venom: License to Kill||#1 - 3||June 1997||August 1997||Venom is employed by the government to take down a ring of terrorists with a deadly new chemical agent that can kill within 48 hours if inhaled.|
|Flashback - Venom: Seeds of Darkness||# -1||July 1997||July 1997||Eddie Brock covers a story on Krobaa, the living darkness.|
|Venom: Sign of the Boss||#1 - 2||September 1997||October 1997||Venom has a confrontation with his ally/enemy Ghost Rider while trying to take down a crime boss.|
|Venom: The Finale||#1 - 3||November 1997||January 1998||Venom diffuses a bomb planted in his chest by the government. The end of the original run of mini series' featuring Venom. Spider-Man appears.|
|Spider-Man: The Venom Agenda||#1||January 1998||January 1998||Venom goes after J. Jonah Jameson under orders from a covert government committee while Spider-Man attempts to stop him.|
|Venom (vol. 1)||#1 - 18||June 2003||November 2004||A clone of the symbiote is made from a piece of Venom's tongue. It attacks an Alaskan base and comes into conflict with the real Venom, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. This series was composed of the arcs Shiver (1-5), Run (6-10), Patterns (11-13), and Twist (14-18). The story is unresolved.|
|Venom/Carnage||#1 - 4||September 2004||December 2004||Carnage is going to give birth to a new symbiote and is planning to kill it but Venom wants to raise the new symbiote as an ally. Instead of either, the symbiote finds a host of its own in the form of a New York City cop named Patrick Mulligan. They bond and become known as Toxin. Spider-Man and Black Cat appear.|
|Venom: Dark Origin||#1 - 5||October 2008||February 2009||Tells the story of Eddie Brock's childhood and his downward spiral into becoming the original Venom. In addition to new material, this series retells parts of The Amazing Spider-Man #300.|
|Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man||#1 - 4||August 2009||November 2009||Tells the adventures of Mac Gargan (the third and then current Venom) as the Spider-Man for the Dark Avengers.|
|The Amazing Spider-Man Presents - Anti-Venom: New Ways to Live||#1 - 3||November 2009||February 2010||Eddie Brock (now as Anti-Venom) once again encounters the Punisher while fighting drug dealers.|
|Venom/Deadpool: What If?||#1||April 2011||April 2011||A four-part back-up story that was later collected into a single reprint. Tells the story of what would happen if the Venom symbiote bonded with Deadpool.|
|Venom (vol. 2)||#1 - 42||May 2011||December 2013||After removing it from Mac Gargan, the government gives the symbiote to Flash Thompson to be a black ops agent. During "Spider-Island" he encounters Eddie Brock as Anti-Venom. He joins the Secret Avengers and fights the Savage Six. He relocates to Philadelphia to continue as a lone superhero, and encounters Eddie Brock again, first as a non-powered "symbiote slayer" and later as Toxin.|
- The Amazing Spider-Man #375
- "Venom: Lethal Protector". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom - Deathtrap: The Vault". Comics.org. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- "Incredible Hulk Vs. Venom". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Funeral Pyre". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Madness". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Enemy Within". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Mace". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Nights Of Vengeance". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Separation Anxiety". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Carnage Unleashed". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom Super Special". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Sinner Takes All". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Rune vs. Venom". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Along Came A Spider". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Hunted". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Hunger". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Tooth and Claw". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: On Trial". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: License to Kill". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- "Venom: Seed of Darkness". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Sign of the Boss". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: The Finale". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Spider-Man: Venom Agenda". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom Vs. Carnage". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom: Dark Origin". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom: New Ways To Live, The". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom / Deadpool: What If?". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- "Venom". Comics.org. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
- Venom Comic Books, at the Marvel Comics DB