Eddie Brock was a reporter for the Daily Globe who published a series of articles about a serial killer called The Sin Eater. The day he revealed the killers identity was also the same day Spider-Man caught the real killer. Brock became a laughing stock and his life fell apart. He blamed everything of Spider-Man.
One night he decided to take his life but went I to a church to pray. It was the same night Spider-Man defeated the Alien Symbiot. The alien wasn't dead and managed to slither into Eddie and bond with him. Sharing their hatred for Spider-Man they became Venom
I'm going to say this right in the beginning. This is the greatest statue off all time. Look at it. It's amazing. It's the comic come to life. My comic shop has one on display on there counter and I have one right next to my TV in my living room. Everyone complements it. Let's have a look
This face is great. It's Eddie Brock direct from the comic. The square jaw, the hate in his eyes, the blind hair, it's uncanny. You can see the clenched jaw that signifies his anger as the Symbiot is beginning to wrap around him. It's amazing how this looks. Not only is the Symbiot sculpted to be covering him but if you look inside the spaces between human and alien everything inside is sculpted and detailed. Look at the bloody colored mouth and tongue wrapping around Eddies face. Each fang in the Symbiot is sculpted and shaded. It looks frightening and real at the same time.
The body is fantastic. You can see from the front it's about 75% done with the transformation. Notice though the parts of human skin. You can see it's shaded and sculpted to give it that body builder look Eddie has in the comics. You can also see the muscles and veins from eddied underneath the Symbiot. What adds to this is how you also see all the little lines, stretches, and marks from the Symbiot bonding to Eddie as well. And of course don't forget the bright white spider symbol on the chest. There are even pieces of the Symbiot still forming on the legs to really give it a 3D look and feel.
This side shot is really amazing as well. You have Eddie's arm, which is sculpted and shaded to really accentuate his natural muscles and shoulders. And you get to see the same muscles underneath the Symbiot in the forearm. Also let's not forget the white web shooter mark on Eddie's hand. I always liked how even though the webbing Venom made was organic that they kept the white marks. That little bit of white added to the menacing look. And of course the most notable part here is clearly the Symbiot forming over the arm. All of that good so to speak sticks out but has a flow about it making it seem real.
The back is what really sells the transformation. Look at it. It's done to show how the Symbiot is literally and physically pulling itself over Eddie to complete the body coverage. You can see all the lines and muscles of what's left of Eddie's human body, and all the veins and muscles underneath the Symbiot. I love how these pices stick up, and out, and bend, and wave it looks like it's really flowing as you stare at it.
The base is simple. A piece of rubble that he's standing on. Nothing too fancy as the sell point is Eddie transforming into venom. You can see little splatters of the Symbiot on the base flowing up and bonding to Eddie's feet. You can also see how the leg muscles are sculpted underneath the Symbiot. I would have loved a Bell tower style base but to much could have taken away from the actual Venom.
Overall I love it. It's my favorite pieces to date. It's shocking how real it looks. Pics and words don't do it justice. This really looks like it leapt off the pages of a comic book and cake to life in your living room. The sculpting, shading, and painting is just gorgeous. This is the classic Venom look and needs to be apart of your collection.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars
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