It’s been 30 years since Venom debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. He may not be quite as old as classic villains like Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, but he’s become every bit as popular and iconic.
That’s not to say Venom hasn’t has his share of head-scratching moments over the years. From his penchant for human flesh to that time he dressed as Santa Claus, here are the 30 weirdest and most WTF-worthy moments in Venom’s 30-year career.
It’s shaping up to be a huge year for Venom and his human host, Eddie Brock. Marvel is set to relaunch the ongoing Venom comic as part of the Fresh Start initiative this summer. And this fall, Brock and his darker side will be returning to the big screen in the Venom movie, which stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.