Grading The Stars: Venom, Marvel Entertainment – There’s just something about the stars. They’re mesmerizing. Whether it’s the stars in sports, entertainment or in the sky, they captivate us with their dazzling ways and continue to shine ever so brightly for all of us to see.

In the Grading The Stars series, we’ll feature the stars of the past, present and future and grade them based on their prestige, performance and promise. Plus, we’ll highlight three cool cards of a star to collect under a certain dollar figure.

There are five grading levels of the stars: 10 = Icon (Blue Diamond), 9.5 = Legend (Platinum), 9 = Superstar (Gold), 8.5 = Star (Silver) and 8 = Rising Star (Bronze).

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Today, we’ll feature a character whose liquid-like sentient alien symbiote appeared and attached to Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, but it wasn’t until 1988 that the symbiote found its first human host, Eddie Brock. From there, Venom was born into the Marvel Universe.

Lethal Protector: Many characters have worn the Venom Symbiote, which can move from host to host, but Eddie Brock is the most known character to carry it. While the villain persona comes with the territory, Venom is an Anti-Hero and Lethal Protector.

Spider-Man Spin-Off Success: Being one of Spider-Man’s biggest nemeses was a big factor in the popularity of Venom. However, Venom is a pretty awesome character on its own, and the powers are now being used as a weapon for good.

Future Outlook: When it comes to Venom, bad is good, because fans and collectors love the character. Plus, Marvel has turned Venom into a box office trilogy, as Venom 3 is currently in pre-production. It’s safe to say anything “Venom” turns into a monster!

Grade: 9 = Superstar (Gold)

Grading The Stars: Venom, Marvel Entertainment – 3 Cool Cards To Collect

2017 Fleer Ultra Spider-Man Marvel Metal #MM23
– A raw version of this card currently sells in the $60 – $80 range on eBay.

2020 Upper Deck Marvel Ages Decades 1980s #D8-2 – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $20 – $30 range on eBay.

2021 Marvel Metal Universe Spider-Man Gold #193 – A raw version of this card currently sells in the $50 – $70 range on eBay.


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