Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Symbiotes and was afraid to ask…
They’ve come and gone in the limelight of marvel lore, but it seems the symbiotes are quite ‘back’ as of late. The Mighty AND New Avengers are about to encounter a ‘Venom-Virus’ somehow involving Dr. Doom and a New York city chock full ‘o’ those crazy gooey suckers scraping and drooling at our most favorite marvel teamsters, and the self-proclaimed Aboutheroes expert on symbiotes (all of them) is here to lay it all down for you as all-encompassing and nutshell-esque as possible.
The symbiote first came to earth after Spider-Man, anybody who’s seen Spidey 3 has a close version of what happened, but here’s the skinny. Spidey was on the Beyonder’s planet during the first Secret War when his costume got thrashed and he found what he thought was a new one. Nope! It’s an alien that wants to crawl inside of you and eat your mind, or whatever, it seems to change depending on who’s writing. Spidey finds out and gets rid of it. By going up to the top of a church and letting the bells inside of the tower rattle his noodle around a bit, thus weakening the symbiote, which is vulnerable to sonics and fire.