Spider-Man Poster #78 Black Alien Symbiote Costume Ron Garney Web


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During the Secret Wars, when several of Earth’s heroes and villains were transported to Battleworld by the Beyonder, Spider-Man went looking for the alien technology Thor had stumbled upon to repair his tattered costume. Instead, he found the machine holding the symbiote captive. The released symbiote did indeed form a “costume” for Spider-Man — as the race naturally covers their entire host — and responded to Parker’s thoughts by patterning itself after the new Spider-Woman’s black and white costume. The new “costume” had several useful properties — the ability to mimic other forms of clothing, a “dimensional aperture” which could store small objects without adding bulk to the costume, and its own source of webbing — which Spider-Man initially attributed to its alien origins. After returning to Earth, the costume could not stand to be separated from Parker for very long, and it often engulfed the sleeping hero, sending him out to fight crime under its control. The then-villainous Puma — who was fighting Spider-Man at the time — was the first to perceive that the costume’s webbing was organic, causing the hero to seek the advice of Reed Richards. Richards isolated the living costume, setting into motion a series of events that would lead to the creation of Venom — the merger of the symbiote and Spider-Man critic Eddie Brock.

Near mint condition.