>>113516094>>113516094>The late 90's in general were a bad time for Marvel. There were several reasons but the "all popular villains must now be anti-heroes" bit was especially painful, with Venom being among the most abused.
You've got it backwards though at least in the context of my post and why that was the shit point for Venom.
That comic is when Venom CONVENIENTLYYY lost his memory, CONVEEEENIENTLY up to about just before he made a truce with Spider-Man in the early 90's, turning into a pure villain again (and becoming a much more poorly written one than he ever was originally) pretty much erasing the point of all of his character development through the entirety of the 90's.
This makes no fucking sense, because you know I didn't know the whole getting hit hard enough Looney Tunes trope of memory loss could effect an alien symbiote as well as a person....but yeah, just a big excuse to reset the status quo and get reduce Venom to a guy obsessed with killing Spider-Man again