In the most recent Venom Dark Web tie-in issue, one of the X-most Men’s strong members managed to steal Eddie Brock’s authority as the King in Black. Venom comes back to his more monster form after being corrupted by Spider-evil Man’s clone, Chasm, and Jean Grey’s equally evil clone Madelyne Pryor. This complete reversion causes the Lethal Protector and King in Black to only desire to eat Spider-brains. Man’s He is also employed as a key decoy when Pryor infiltrates the X-Treehouse Men’s headquarters.
Eddie Brock has adopted a distinctly retro approach to Spider-Man villainry in the latest issue of Venom (#14), written by Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch. Before Ben Reilly’s Chasm gained control, Venom had a direct run-in with Spider-Man. He then joined the new bad guy Hallow’s Eve in their quest to steal a Cerebro backup disc containing Jean Grey’s memories for Madelyne Pryor’s Goblin Queen. However, this pits Venom against Synch, the X-Man who can duplicate the abilities of any superhuman nearby. So, Venom’s skills, such as his control over the symbiote hivemind as Marvel’s King in Black, are easily acquired by Synch.
Eddie Brock’s Venom Is No Problem For The X-Synch Men’s
Synch is one of the most seasoned and potent members of the X-Men on its current roster, having acquired his mutant talent over hundreds of years inside the Vault, where time is drastically accelerated. As a result, after Synch appropriates the King in Black’s abilities as his own, the threat posed by Venom is minimal. Venom is quickly expelled from the X-base Men’s even though Synch knows that Venom’s story is probably tragic and that he must protect the Treehouse.
Unfortunately, Synch’s altercation with Venom advances the cursed time loop in which Eddie is currently caught, causing him to mutate into Meridius, a sinister Eddie Brock, the new Venom of the Marvel Universe, who seeks to murder his son Dylan. As a result, Brock’s King in Black changes into Bedlam, one of the more insane and hideous evolutions. This evolution makes a lot of sense in light of the retrograde treatment Brock experienced at the hands of Pryor and Chasm.
Incredibly, Synch became his King in Black, even if it was only momentarily in the Marvel Universe. The issue concludes with Eddie as Bedlam and battling Dylan’s Venom. This issue is just another illustration of how amazing Synch is as one of the most stunning members of the X-Men, even though calling himself the “Synch-biote” can cause some eye-rolling. Currently available from Marvel Comics is Venom #14.