Venom’s love for chocolate in Let There Be Carnage is very similar to comics

Venom: Let the Massacre It’s all about relationships: Eddie and Venom, Venom and Slaughter, Brain and…chocolate?

This is a venom movie through and through-which means that this nominal couple’s fight introduces weird and weird bets. Including dinner date!

[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.]

Casual and senior Venom fans will undoubtedly find a lot of stupid hearts in it Venom 2The story of seeing the symbiote of the same name and its owner, the disgraced journalist (and lobster lover) Eddie Brock, fight for (among other things) dietary restrictions and finally break up. The symbiote is tired of eating brains and chocolate. Eddie didn’t see the problem. This is a story as old as time.

But are there any of these Actually Happened in the comics? Will sinister spiders really eat some domes? Is he really a chocolate maniac? Yes, yes, and it’s complicated! We must look at some ridiculously obscure solo Venom comics from the 1990s to learn more.

Venom’s strong desire to eat is the first and arguably the most famous example from the author David Michelin and the artist Eric Larson Spiderman #333, One of the features is Spider-Man fighting a sudden venom attack. Venom still stands firmly on the side of the villain in the superhero camp, while at Peter Parker proudly proclaiming “We want to eat your brain!” An unforgettable line is enough to be quoted on the doll’s packaging and strengthen Symbiote’s reputation. Iconic hunger.

Spiderman Chapter 333 (1990)
Image: David Michelin, Eric Larson/Marvel Comics

But it wasn’t until 1996 that more ridiculous but appropriate derivatives, Venom: Hunger, We discovered the way and reason behind the whole brain. In that series, the Venom Symbiote was stimulated by its insatiable desire to eat the brain, despised by Eddie’s desire to uh…not to do so, leaving Bullock naked, alone in a desolate place in New York City. Go get what it needs.

After the breakup, the symbiote transformed into an alien snake and began to support itself, and Bullock found himself trapped in the horror hospital under the guidance of the man-eater monster Dr. Paine.

Paine also enjoys a good brain from time to time. He personally explored Eddie’s disease and found that Bullock lacks a kind of Phenylethylamine, Usually called PEA. Whether it’s because the symbiote has been eating at Brock’s PEA and ran out, or because Eddie didn’t produce enough at the beginning, the venom needs more. Of course, the most likely source is other brains.

An explorer has a symbiote in venom: Hunger #3

Venom: Hunger #3 (1996)
Image: Len Kaminski, Ted Halsted/Marvel Comics

But what about the second most common source of phenethylamine? Chocolate, natural. Eddie Bullock was determined to save their relationship, otherwise he would die. He escaped from Paine’s clutches, chasing the symbiote with a flamethrower, sonic weapon, and candy. The two finally reconciled in a loving, sticky hug. Eddie’s narrative pointed out that when you fall in love, your brain will produce a lot of PEA, an emotion regulator. Wow.

The implication of the end of the story is that Eddie is ready to live with Venom and fall in love with Venom again, sharing the peas that the symbiote desperately needs, while still having some chocolates (hidden shamelessly in a Valentine’s Day heart box) for preparation It takes time out of time-reflecting the final settlement of the film.

Whether it’s a comic or Let the massacrePlot reference Water Slug (AFA), a blue-green algae that produces more PEA than chocolate and human brains, but maybe they will reach this point in the sequel.