Venom is an anti-hero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as in the Spider-Man franchise. He is one of Spider-Man's archenemies later turned rival. The name has belonged to several different hosts over the years, which means that Venom is indeed the identity of this particular alien Symbiote. One of the most known versions of the character is Eddie Brock. The Symbiote named itself Venom and considered itself as a venom for Spider-Man.