[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1415:]]Today on Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon saw the debut of Venom.
A Venom with all the same powers, but a far different origin.
Scrapped are the cosmic and alien origins of Spider-Man's dark nemesis.
In its stead is a Venom that derives its beginning from the blood of Spider-Man. Spidey's irradiated blood has been distilled leaving only — Venom.
Doc Ock was the culprit behind the feat, along with Norman Osborn's involvement, with the new Venom battling Spider-Man and his amazing friends.
Nova, Power Man and Iron Fist all get taken over, with Spider-Man somehow figuring out the black goo is a symbiote — because Spidey knows science.
As this is "Ultimate" Spider-Man, the change in origin should be no surprise to comic book readers as the Ultimate Comics Venom ditched the cosmic origin as well. And as we saw in this episode, Venom's weakness was electricity, just like the Ultimate version.
Maybe aliens are too complicated.