The Amazing Spider-Man #300
After months of alluding to him (a shove into an oncoming train here, a black arm reaching out of the darkness there), Venom is finally fully revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. He terrorizes Mary Jane, threatens Aunt May, and beats Spider-Man in combat. He’s the perfect anti-Peter Parker, brutally strong and vengeful, plus he has all of Spidey’s powers and more. Venom’s been a fan favorite since his inception in this issue, and with good reason.