|Full Name:||Conrad Marcus|
|First Appearance:|| Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2 #1 (as Conrad Marcus)|
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 2 16.1 (as Venom)
|Created by:||Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli|
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|Affiliations:||Formerly Roxxon Corporation, Osborn Industries|
"Do you know who I am? I'm the angel of death."
Dr. Conrad Marcus, who originally worked for Roxxon Corporation, dawned a part of the Venom symbiote Roxxon was studying, and killed Betty Brant after she tried to get information from him about a deceased genetically altered spider she found, which she believed gave the new Spider-Man his powers
After killing Betty, Conrad went after Miles Morales father, Jefferson Davis who he thought was the new Spider-Man after seeing Betty's research as he was who she believed to be Spider-Man. After finding Miles' father, Miles as Spider-Man stepped in to battle Venom and attempt to take him down. Venom and Spider-Man fought and Venom eventually escaped, but not before mortally wounding Miles' father.
Venom followed Jefferson to the hospital and went on a rampage, demanding to be given Spider-Man. After hearing the news, Miles rushed to the hospital and began another battle with Venom. Even a full powered Venom Blast from Miles could not take Venom down as he devoured Miles. Then, Venom went after Miles' mother, Rio Morales, who screamed in horror at her son being eaten alive. After Venom killed her, Miles burst out of Venom's stomach using a series of Venom Blast, blowing all of the Venom symbiote off of Conrad in the process.
The Venom symbiote escaped with Conrad being shot dead by the police.
Powers & Abilities
Venom's powers all stem from the suit that has bonded to Conrad. The suit was designed to restore and rebuild damaged body tissues, granting Venom tremendous regenerative abilities and augmenting his physical abilities. It can also project organic "webbing", and is capable of limited shape shifting. 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 25 tons. Conrad's suit cannot create organic webbing, but instead uses extruded tentacles to 'web-swing' from building to building.
Venom is vulnerable to electricity and possibly to fire.
- Conrad is noticeably larger than Eddie Brock when he was Venom. Though the exact reasoning for this is unknown, it can be assumed the symbiote simply became more powerful while not having a host.
- The white "Venom eyes" on the suit seems to become increasingly smaller, until they disappear entirely, while Conrad wears the symbiote.