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|Full name:||Edward Brock Jr.|
|First Appearance:||Ultimate Spider-Man #33|
|Created by:||Brian Michael Bendis|
|Place of Birth:||U.S.A.|
|Base:||New York City, New York|
|Height:||5' 11" (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||175 lbs (79 kg)|
|Unique Features:||Monstrous form as Venom.|
"I felt-- no see...I didn't feel anything. It wasn't me. It was him."
Edward Brock, Jr (of Earth-1610) is villain in the Ultimate universe, and the first host of the Venom symbiote.
Edward Brock, Jr. was Peter Parker's closest childhood friend. Until a genetically engineered protoplasmic suit came along that was designed by Richard Parker and Edward Brock Sr. Richard intended it to be used for medical purposes in his quest to cure cancer, but Ed Sr. was more interested in the military applications of the suit. After the deaths of both Parker and Brock, Eddie Jr. continued the research, using two samples from a suit he found in his father's cold storage that were originally created for Richard Parker's DNA. One of these samples bonded with Peter.
Afterwards, Peter warned Eddie of the dangers of the Suit when its enhanced metabolism and aggression nearly drove him to kill. Eddie, angry with Peter for destroying the Suit, (their 'inheritance') and realizing how powerful it would make Eddie himself, used a second sample to become Venom. The Suit consumed Eddie alive and drove him insane, forcing him to feed on other humans. Eddie confronted Peter at his high school, where the two fought, with Eddie in the suit, attempting to consume Spider-Man. The fight spilled out onto a nearby street, where Police arrived. Not knowing what Eddie had become, the Police opened fire on Eddie, and Eddie fell onto a power cable.
On the road
Eddie later returned. He had been on the run for several months, and had survived getting consumed by the suit by feeding on innocent bystanders. As Venom, he attacked Spider-Man and was beaten into submission by Silver Sable and her Wild Pack and later taken into confinement by Bolivar Trask and Adrian Toomes. The two leading researchers made a deal with Brock to remove the symbiote, to which Brock accepted. While Brock (as Venom) was being contained in a research chamber and being studied by Trask and his scientists, Beetle suddenly broke into Trask's facility and attempted to retrieve a sample of the symbiote from Venom. However, after the Beetle released Venom and beckoned him in giving him a sample, Venom attacked the Beetle. The Beetle managed to take a sample from the Symbiote, which Venom gave chase on the Beetle. After cornering the Beetle in one of New York City's streets, Spider-Man fought Venom. Just before Venom could claim victory, the suit left Eddie and bonded with Peter, transforming him into an monstrous Symbiote creature. Eddie pleaded for the suit to take him back, but Peter/Venom, unable to control his actions, ignored him. Soon, the Ultimates arrived and battled the new Venom, giving Eddie more time to escape. Venom was defeated by Ultimate Thor, and Peter was freed from the suit, which was taken by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives for study.
Eddie reappeared at Peter's high school and (threateningly) demanded that he get his suit back. If Parker refused, he'd reveal to the world that Peter was Spider-Man. Later, he showed up at the Parker's house, looking for Peter. Instead, he was confronted by May Parker. Eddie lied with May that he is a friend of Peter. But, after May asks a few questions to Eddie put him at gun-point, having seeing through his ruse. Eddie quickly overpowered May and took her gun and threaten her. Spider-Man quickly subdued him and angrily bring him to a desolate industrial part of New York City. Eddie is then beaten by Spider-Man until Ultimate Gwen Stacy, who followed the two, and upon seeing Eddie, transformed into Ultimate Carnage and attacked him. Direct contact with the Carnage symbiote caused the remnants of the Venom cell, that is inside of Brock, to reform on Eddie's body into Venom again. Now reborn, Venom battled with Carnage while Spider-Man looked on from the sidelines.
After a fierce battle, Carnage was absorbed by Brock, which not only freed Gwen, but also transformed Eddie into an enormous new Venom-Carnage hybridwith glowing red eyes. Venom-Carnage told Spider-Man that he "have what (he) want" and quickly escaped to the sewers as Ultimate Iron Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived on the scene. Eddie later appeared in Central Park recalling his previous events to a passerby. When the passerby asked Brock if he fought Spider-Man and was Venom, Brock changed into the Symbiote to devour the man. However, the passerby revealed himself to be the Beetle and Venom was easily captured by him and was taken to Latveria.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Strength: Ultimate Venom is much more physically powerful than Spider-Man, although he does not have the same amount of speed and agility. Venom can lift at least 15 tons.
- Tentacles: Unlike in "Amazing Spider-Man" and some other incarnations, Brock's suit cannot create organic webbing, but instead uses extruded tentacles to 'web-swing' from building to building.
- Superhuman Jumping: He also uses his impressive physical strength to leap from building to building at an incredibly fast rate, jumping several hundred feet in a single bound.
- Spider-Sense Overload (Formerly): Unlike the original Marvel Universe Venom, who does not activate Peter's spider-sense, Ultimate Venom instead overloads it, to the point where Peter is in such physical mental pain that he sometimes cannot move. This seems to have stopped once Venom absorbed the cells of the first sample from his blood, as both parts of the Suit had been trying to reunite.