I’m sure you’ve all heard of Marvel’s Venom. He’s one of the most popular comic book characters around. But what you may not know is that he was actually created by a fan.
Hey, Fezziwig here and in this video, I’m going to tell you something that will blow your mind. I’m talking about the origins of Marvel’s Venom, who was actually created by a fan.
Most people don’t know this, but it’s true. When Marvel Comics hosted a contest in 1982 for aspiring artists, they were shocked by the entry submitted by Randy Schueller. He submitted a concept art for a storyline that involved Spider-Man upgrading his suit to all black for stealth purposes.
After a few months, Schueller received a response from Marvel saying that they would buy the idea for $220 and a chance to script the new storyline that featured his designs.