Venom (Angelo Fortunato)

Angelo Fortunato, the Second Venom.

Angelo Fortunato is the second villain to take on the Venom mantle.


After Eddie Brock decided to reform and try to make something of his life, he put the venom symbiote for sale at an auction to raise money for charity. Don Fortunato bought the suit to try and make a man out of his son, Angelo. Eddie warned Angelo of the risks involved in using the symbiote, but Angelo decided that anything was worth the risk to escape a life of constant ridicule.

Angelo quickly made use of his new Venom persona by attacking the school where Peter worked as a teacher and killed one of his former classmates. They finally clashed on the roof, where Angelo appeared to kill Spider-Man by apparently ripping out his heart, however his victim was actually an imposter attempting to profit off Spider-Man pictures. The real Spider-Man decided to stop holding back after this and the villain fled after his humiliating defeat. Seeing that Angelo was a coward, the symbiote detached from him in mid-air, and Fortunato fell to a bloody death—Ironically since Angelo damaged them during their fight, Spider-Man's web-shooters couldn't work and he was unable to save him from the fall. Angelo's death had a profound impact on Eddie (as he was responsible for the symbiote) causing him to slit his own wrists in guilt and ultimately lead to his downward spiral.