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Has Venom ever used the phrase “I am Venom” in the comics?

Yes, on at least three occasions. Know what happens when a character who is most known for only saying "I am Groot" gets Venomized? Well, Guardians of the Galaxy #21 (2014) has your answer. He says "...
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What does the Venom symbiote subsist on?

It's a monstruous-looking alien from outer space. What did you think it was going to eat, brains? Pffft, Venom's totally into... Chocolate Okay, well, technically, the other needs phenethylamine to &...
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Why did Venom keep spider thread after separating from Peter Parker?

The Venom symbiote (actually a member of the alien Klyntar race) bonded with Spider-Man on Battleworld (during the Secret Wars arc as stated in comments & other answers). While the symbiote ...
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

Because it depends on the host's emotions. It's clear form the Venom dialogue itself from the show: Spider-Man: You don't understand, Brock! It doesn't just bond with you, it takes over! Makes you do ...
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In Spider-Man 3, is the symbiote ever called Venom, or is it just in the credits?

Per the film transcript, Venom is never named or referred to as such in the film. He does get mentioned in the official novelisation, which was based on an earlier version of the screenplay “No. Not ...
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

None of the other answers seem to explicitly touch on the appearance. I can offer my interpretation: The Symbiotes, as mentioned above, attempt to offer a symbiotic relationship before manipulating ...
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Where/What are Venom's eyes?

Venom is a two-part entity, the alien symbiote and the human to which it is bonded. Venom's appearance is a variation on the original black Spider-Man costume. The white areas corresponded to the ...
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When or how precisely did Venom (Eddie Brock) turn from villain to hero?

Eddie always cared about protecting those he viewed as innocent. For example, in Amazing Spider-Man #332, he saved a small child from drowning. And in Amazing Spider-Man #346, he webbed up a lion to ...
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Why does the Symbiote need a host?

TL;DR: The Symbiotes used to absolutely need a host because they were adrenaline junkies. Nowadays, they don't need a host (whether it be human or something else) for survival, but they need it to ...
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Where/What are Venom's eyes?

When the symbiote was being used as a costume by Peter Parker, as noted in this answer, it imitated the "one-way mirror" style lenses of Spider-Man's regular costume. Note that, while the symbiote (...
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Why does the Symbiote no longer set off Spider-Man's spider-sense?

Even Marvel doesn't quite seem to know. Marvel.com sort of handwaved the explanation in a previous version of their bio for Brock: Brock taunted Peter Parker with minor assaults, such as pushing ...
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What does "lethal protection" mean?

In purely a literal sense, 'lethal protection' -- in the context of this film -- alludes to the Venom symbiote being happy to kill some people (i.e. those it judges to be 'bad') in order to protect ...
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Why did Venom keep spider thread after separating from Peter Parker?

When he first acquired the "suit" (as he initially thought it) it produced webbing for him without any need for his web-shooters. He presumed it was some sort of high tech alien fabric that molded to ...
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What exactly does Carnage mean by "Power Up"?

He's not commanding the priest to power up, he's referring to the priest as a power-up, e.g. an object that adds temporary benefits or extra abilities to the player character as a game mechanic. ...
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Is the only way a Symbiote can truly die, by choice?

Venom did say it... In Web of Spider-Man Super Special (1995), the fifth and last issue of the "Planet of the Symbiotes" arc. But he was certainly wrong The nature of the Symbiotes has been ...
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

The symbiote has a very specific approach to take over the host. Ultimately, it is a parasite. It pretends to be a symbiotic (i.e. mutually beneficial) relationship, to further its goal of consuming ...
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Why is Venom called Venom in Spider-Man 3 and how does the symbiote come to Earth?

He's called Venom in the credits because he's based off of the symbiote of that name in the comics, the name coined by Eddie Brock. Brock took on the name Venom in reference to the sensationalistic ...
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What does the Venom symbiote subsist on?

The trailer for Venom (2018) tells us that he eats people. View the following gif from 1m 34s into the linked trailer. Eyes! Lungs! Pancreas! So many snacks, so little time! We then "see" Venom ...
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Why did Venom fight Jack O'Lantern?

First - Venom does not kill Jack O'Lantern (or at least, he doesn't think he has, as shown in the same issue of Venomverse that you've referenced): Venom wants to fight Jack O'Lantern because they've ...
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Do the Marvel symbiotes canonically drain the life force from the user?

They have changed a lot since then, and I've been reading the Venom comics for awhile now as well. There have been multiple incarnations of the symbiote. But it seems the draining ability is ...
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Who got buried alive according to Cletus Kasady?

Cletus is referring to himself as the man who's 'buried alive'. Mr Kasady is imprisoned on Death Row at San Quentin Prison, presumably in Cell Block "B" which is reserved for prisoners who ...
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Is the similarity between Bane and Venom a coincidence?

Despite lukewarm reaction to my question, I kept looking from time to time for any kind of answer and found this piece of editorial. The author brings another similarity that I didn't previously ...
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Do the Marvel symbiotes canonically drain the life force from the user?

TLDR: The symbiotes have that ability but do not normally consume the life force of a host. The alien race you're referring to - the Klyntar - normally feed off a host in two ways. Psychically, the ...
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Where/What are Venom's eyes?

The "costume" is actually a living creature that needs to bond to another living organism in a symbiotic relationship, which has given rise to the practice of calling the living costume a "symbiote". ...
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What "written word" is Cletus Kasady referring to?

At the start of the film we see Eddie... not coping well with his new status as the carrier of the Venom symbiote. He looks like reheated crap, he got dumped and his career has gone in the toilet. ...
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What does Venom's "that" refer to?

'That' here refers to the whole situation described in the proceeding discussion. Venom is saying it could be Eddie and Venom who were going to marry Anne.
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

There's one very big difference between Peter's relationship with the symbiote, and just about every other symbiote relationship we've seen: Peter didn't know he was bonding with a symbiote - he just ...
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Why didn't the Venom Symbiote turn Peter Parker into a monster like it did with Eddy and Cassady?

I think the symbiote didn't give Peter Parker a monstrous appearance, because Peter wouldn't like it. After all he is a good guy, why would he want to look like a monster? In order not to lose its ...
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From where do the original Symbiotes from Klyntar get their names?

There's no clear source for most symbiote names. Some have been named by themselves and/or their host; others have taken on names provided by others. Venom: During its time with Peter Parker, the ...
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Why does the Symbiote need a host?

When the Venom symbiote was healed by his people, we got the following explanation of why the Klyntar seek to bond with others: So, apparently, Klyntar bond to hosts not purely for survival, but to ...
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