(W) David Michelinie (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mark Bagley
After dealing a truce with Spider-Man, Venom would be relocating to San Francisco. Starting out as a “Lethal Protector”,
Venom would come across a hidden underground city inhabited by the homeless. A man known as Roland Treece was sending hired guns to exterminate these people so he could claim the hidden gold reserve below the underground city. Venom decided to protect these people from Treece.
But in the face the threat potential of Venom, the council took the decision to exclude Eddie Brock. This ruling does not deter Eddie decides to get rid of Roland Treece to be accepted in the community, and infiltrated Treece’s company. Venom’s actions had gotten Spider-Man’s attention, however, and Spider-Man would travel to San Francisco to bring Venom down once and for all. While Spidey searched for a lead on his former enemy, Venom was being pursued by a team of of highly trained soldiers known as the Jury. The Jury was brought together by Orwell Taylor, the father of the young Vault officer Venom killed during a Vault breakout. The Jury relentlessly attacked Venom, nearly killing him until the Life Foundation rescued, then captured, him.