#1 Posted by Herokiller12344 (999 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly he looks WAY too much like Brock lesnar these days i think he should go back to how he looked in Spider-man 3....Skinny yet Powerfull. I say Unless the symbiotes attached to Apocalypse he shouldn't look like he eats steroids for breakfast.
#2 Posted by Green Skin (2932 posts) - - Show Bio

Skinny Venom = bad Venom.  Buff is the way to go.  In all the good Venom stories Venom is buffed out.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Na I dont like giant Venom tbh

#4 Posted by primepower53 (5686 posts) - - Show Bio
@Green Skin said:
Skinny Venom = bad Venom.  Buff is the way to go.  In all the good Venom stories Venom is buffed out.
#5 Posted by difficlus (10679 posts) - - Show Bio
@Green Skin said:
Skinny Venom = bad Venom.  Buff is the way to go.  In all the good Venom stories Venom is buffed out.
this
#6 Posted by danhimself (22443 posts) - - Show Bio

there has to be a difference between the times when Flash in control and when he's not so they illustrate that with the size change and him changing appearance to back to classic Venom...it's kind of like Jeckyll and Hyde

#7 Posted by N0VA (13 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom should be super buff in his true form, he is supposed to be an intimidating, out of control character. Being skinny and strong is Spider-Man's job.

#8 Posted by MrNekro (60 posts) - - Show Bio

A skinny Venom just seems wrong to me.  Like @N0VA: said, skinny and strong is Spider-Man's thing.

#9 Posted by zombietag (1493 posts) - - Show Bio
@Green Skin said:
Skinny Venom = bad Venom.  Buff is the way to go.  In all the good Venom stories Venom is buffed out.
@Herokiller12344: and you just used SM3 as a reference of what venom SHOULD look like? i dont hate that movie as much everyone else, but really? he did not look good in that movie at all.
#10 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrNekro said:
A skinny Venom just seems wrong to me.  Like @N0VA: said, skinny and strong is Spider-Man's thing.
Agreed
#11 Posted by Larkin1388 (1760 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag: I agree. I hated SM3 and Hated how Venom looked in it.
#12 Posted by Herokiller12344 (999 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag
I thought it was fine
#13 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4698 posts) - - Show Bio

In the beginning Venom was only slightly larger than Spider-Man. Thanks to the nineties, now anyone can look like the Hulk.

#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:

In the beginning Venom was only slightly larger than Spider-Man. Thanks to the nineties, now anyone can look like the Hulk.

QFT
#15 Posted by zombietag (1493 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:

In the beginning Venom was only slightly larger than Spider-Man. Thanks to the nineties, now anyone can look like the Hulk.

eh he was pretty huge if you read the original stuff. like birth of venom tpb. i mean he was portrayed as obsessed with working out and getting big. makes sense.
#16 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11593 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
there has to be a difference between the times when Flash in control and when he's not so they illustrate that with the size change and him changing appearance to back to classic Venom...it's kind of like Jeckyll and Hyde
This is the only post that I agree with.
#17 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (4698 posts) - - Show Bio

@zombietag said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

In the beginning Venom was only slightly larger than Spider-Man. Thanks to the nineties, now anyone can look like the Hulk.

eh he was pretty huge if you read the original stuff. like birth of venom tpb. i mean he was portrayed as obsessed with working out and getting big. makes sense.

He's slightly larger than Eddy Brock's original build. And yes, most of his muscles were accumulated from basic aerobics and training, not the result of a giant-sized symbiote. Now he is drawn like either the Incredible Hulk or a buffed out Godzilla. I fear by 2018, Venom will be a ball of abs with teeth. I'll never do crunches again.

#18 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4226 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Venom's smaller size(just a bit bigger than Parker) but I love the kinda Nosferatu style long fingers.

#19 Posted by zombietag (1493 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:

@zombietag said:

@sesquipedalophobe said:

In the beginning Venom was only slightly larger than Spider-Man. Thanks to the nineties, now anyone can look like the Hulk.

eh he was pretty huge if you read the original stuff. like birth of venom tpb. i mean he was portrayed as obsessed with working out and getting big. makes sense.

He's slightly larger than Eddy Brock's original build. And yes, most of his muscles were accumulated from basic aerobics and training, not the result of a giant-sized symbiote. Now he is drawn like either the Incredible Hulk or a buffed out Godzilla. I fear by 2018, Venom will be a ball of abs with teeth. I'll never do crunches again.

eh thats erik larson. venom was originally designed by mcfarlane, who drew him a bit beefier than that: CLASSIC 
 
but youre right that hes bigger now than he was before. but i like that, i think it makes him more monstrous, kinda cool.
#20 Edited by sesquipedalophobe (4698 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag: Venom has been around a lot longer than McFarlane's run on Spider-Man. Although, I didn't mind his artwork so much.
#21 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

Classic Eddie Venom was perfect He looked like a Large Buff powerfully built man. But he still looked the size of a persopn. like a spider-man villain. not a Hulk Villain.
#22 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7657 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't beat classic Venom for me.

#23 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12855 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Bagley's version was perfect

#24 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Green Skin said:
Skinny Venom = bad Venom.  Buff is the way to go.  In all the good Venom stories Venom is buffed out.
This.
#25 Posted by zombietag (1493 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:
@zombietag: Venom has been around a lot longer than McFarlane's run on Spider-Man. Although, I didn't mind his artwork so much.
no he hasnt. venoms design was created by mcfarlane and zeck, and he the did the original run of venom with michelinie.
#26 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4698 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag: Actually, you're right. I think it was the artwork and progression of his work that threw me off. Back to debating Terminators.
#27 Posted by Symbiocide (77 posts) - - Show Bio
The best physique. Muscularly big, but not HULK big.
Venom should NEVER exceed these proportions.
 
Same goes for Anti-Venom
See? Compared to Spider-Man, Eddie's frame is more intimidating without being dumbnormous.
 
    
Ridiculously huge. Failure.
Giant Venom doesn't work.
Worst Venom ever. Stupid.
Too damn scrawny. Hardly Venom.
 
Too lean, too lanky. What the...?
   
#28 Posted by GERALD (165 posts) - - Show Bio
@Symbiocide said:
The best physique. Muscularly big, but not HULK big.   
Symbiocide has summed up what I have been saying for years now perfectly. Venom is not supposed to be a giant blob of veiny muscles and tendrils. many of the current artists seem to forget that he started out as a foil character for Spiderman. Like Sabretooth for Wolverine, Venom was supposed to posses similar qualities to Spiderman but have his own dark uniqueness that made him Spider's opposite. Similar abilities and look, just different. Like Yin and Yang.
 
These days venom barely looks related to Spiderman at all. I know the artists want to play up how savage the symbiote makes people but having them turn into a dinosaur is not the way to go lol.
#29 Posted by fivestarga (239 posts) - - Show Bio
@GERALD
 
My opinion, he looks perfect here.
#30 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio

Well his real true form is a puddle of black goo so I'm gonna say no

#31 Posted by joshmightbe (24876 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag: I think he was referring to the actual symbiote not eddie brock as venom
#32 Posted by Pacperson (307 posts) - - Show Bio
@Herokiller12344 said:

Honestly he looks WAY too much like Brock lesnar these days i think he should go back to how he looked in Spider-man 3....Skinny yet Powerfull. I say Unless the symbiotes attached to Apocalypse he shouldn't look like he eats steroids for breakfast.
I thought we all agreed Spider-man 3 never happened =p don't even speak of such a thing.
 
Anywho, I like how Venom looks when Flash loses all control, fits the character i think.
#33 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
@Symbiocide: Anti-Venom being lean and lanky is what makes him more suited to the role of Anti-Venom. It makes perfect sense that he'd be skinny given that current Venom is ridiculously huge.  
 
But I agree with everyone else. Venom was best when he was muscularly buff. However, the monster-size works for illustrating a lack of control like in the current Venom book. 
#34 Posted by superboyprime (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Best Venom right here: 
 

#35 Edited by Herokiller12344 (999 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump for possibility.

#36 Posted by Mattferrar (72 posts) - - Show Bio

i would say the mcfarlin venom is the perfefct size

#37 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4720 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike Giant Buff VEnom

I understand Flash has this Jeckel and Hyde thing going on but it's just weird sometimes.

See Peter never got huge when he wore the suit Eddie did but people say he used to body build or was a body builder.

Flash isn't big but once the symbiote takes control sometimes he turns into a giant or a buff giant. It's sometimes too much for me.

The only way I can rationalize this is that the symbiote feeds of anger so Peter never had a lot of it since he truly appreciated the people in his life. Eddie was more emo plus he was already a body builder so of course he will be bigger. Thombson is special because he hold in all the anger he grew up with an Alcoholic abusive father, so when he's in control he's a fair size. Once the symbiote is in control it feeds off all of his hidden anger and turns into a Buff Giant (sometime.)

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#38 Posted by w0nd (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Mcfarlane venom. I always picture venom being spider-man but better...stronger, faster, so obviously bigger but not a hulk....he doesn't even resemble a "spider" man when he is in that blob form.

#39 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6355 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly he looks WAY too much like Brock lesnar these days i think he should go back to how he looked in Spider-man 3....Skinny yet Powerfull. I say Unless the symbiotes attached to

Apocalypse

he shouldn't look like he eats steroids for breakfast.