Collects Venom: Along Came a Spider (1996) #1-4, Venom: The Hunted (1996) #1-3, Venom: The Hunger (1996) #1-4 and material from Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995)
It's Venom vs. Spider-Man once again...for the first time! Eddie Brock takes on a very different web-slinger: Ben Reilly! With Venom a wanted man and Eddie's ex-wife Anne Weying caught in the middle, a deadly rivalry is reborn! And when the symbiote-hunting alien Xenophage targets Venom, this time it's Eddie's brain in danger of being eaten! Meanwhile, four imprisoned symbiotes join together to become Hybrid - but how will this unstable new hero be judged by the Jury? And as Venom's hunger threatens to overwhelm him, can Eddie keep his "other" in check - or will everyone's favorite symbiote become a crazed cannibal killer? Either way, Venom's in for a world of hurt - courtesy of Dr. Paine!