Where Anyone is Possible
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
WEIGHT: 230 lbs
REAL NAME: Edward "Eddie" Brock
IDENTITY: Known to authorities
OCCUPATION: Former Journalist
CITIZENSHIP: U.S.A., with a criminal record
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Francisco, California
RELATIVES: Carl Brock (father), Jamie Brock (mother, deceased), Anne Weying (ex-wife, deceased)
GROUP AFFILIATION: None
EDUCATION: BA in journalism from Empire State University
Eddie Brock was a former columnist at the Daily Globe; he wrote a series of exclusive articles about the serial killer known as the 'Sin-Eater.' Brock was eventually contacted by Emil Gregg, a man who confessed to being Sin-Eater. Brock wrote pieces purporting to be conversations with the self-confessed murderer. The Globe's circulation soared like never before, but pressure mounted and the police grew increasingly insistent that Brock revealed his source so that they could stop the murder spree. Under advice of counsel, Brock finally crafted his masterpiece and announced Emil Gregg as the Sin-Eater. However, within hours of release the true identity of the Sin-Eater was exposed to be rogue detective Stan Carter thanks to the efforts of Spider-Man and Brock's columns turned out to be based on the lurid ramblings of a compulsive confessor.
The scandal obliterated Brock's career as a respectable reporter and turned the Globe into a laughing stock. Fired from the Globe with no job prospects, Brock was forced to write venomous exposés for tabloid magazines to eke out a living. He blamed Spider-Man for his career downturn and spent part of his meager income on body-building equipment, believing that exercise would reduce his stress. Unfortunately, it only served to further fuel Brock's hatred and he began to tape headlines about the wall-crawler on his walls, until he could no longer bear with the pain and was ready to take his own life. Raised catholic, Brock wandered from church to church, praying for forgiveness, when the Symbiote found him-- which was previously bonded with Peter Parker --at Our Lady of Saints. Drawn to his intense rage, the symbiote bonded with Brock and through their mutual hatred toward Spider-Man they became the villain known as Venom. Together they only have one purpose: destroy Spider-Man and everything he cares about.