Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-928) human cyborg (circa 2099 A.D.)
Group Membership: The Alchemax Elite Corps (Risque, others)
Affiliations: Alchemax (Tyler Stone, others)
Enemies: Lyla, Gabriel O'Hara, Risque, Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara), Thorites (Balder, others)
Known Relatives: Risque (sister)
Aliases: "Alchemax's Number One Hired Cyborg," "Bounty Hunter," "Brother," "Jerkweed," "That Cyborg Tracker"
Base of Operations: Presumably mobile throughout Nueva York, Earth-928
First Appearance: Spider-Man 2099 I#2 (December, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Venture was a "psionically enhanced" cyborg, composed almost entirely of an unidentified metal that was durable enough to withstand being hit by an oncoming train with some denting. Venture's cybernetics could track nearly any opponent via heat signature and his robotic arms could react to attacks with superhuman speed and were capable of lifting a full-grown, adult man using only one arm. His cybernetic legs contained built-in boot jets that allowed him to fly via rocket propulsion and he was capable of separating his hands from his body and controlling them psionically, often using them to pin opponents with a superhumanly strong grip.
Venture's head contained a data disc drive for
storage and playback of saved data. In addition to his built-in
cybernetic enhancements, Venture also wore cybernetic eye attachments
that allowed him to analyze his surroundings with computer-like
accuracy and send the collected data into the data disc drive within
Venture also carried a metallic rod that he could
charge with energy that could numb the nerves of anyone the rod
touched. He also wielded a large gun that could magnetically attach to
his back when not in use as well as explosive plasma bolts and grenades
that released a molecularly dense body wrap for capturing prey.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 215 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Spider-Man 2099 I#25 (fb) - BTS) - Venture had built up a lifetime's worth of hatred for his sister, Risque.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#2) - Summoned to Tyler Stone's Alchemax offices, Venture arrived and began inspecting damage to the Alchemax building. As Stone demanded to know where Venture was, Venture made his way around the Alchemax employees at the damage site and began analyzing the damage with his cybernetic eye attachment. When one of the employees grumbled about Venture's "elite" type and another wagered Venture could hear the grumbling, Venture remarked that the second employee would win that bet before making his way to Tyler Stone's office. When Venture arrived, Tyler Stone commented that Venture had finally arrived and Venture whispered that he did everything finally. Stone then asked if Venture had managed to get a track on the Alchemax's "late-night guest" and Venture replied in the affirmative, ejecting a data disc from his left temple and placing it Stone's computer for display. Venture explained the data, revealing a man that was either trying to save Stone's employee Aaron Delgato's life or shake Delgato lose from a helicopter. When Venture's data further showed the man seemingly walking up the side of a wall, Stone expressed interest in the ability and announced that the wall-crawler showed definite potential. Further explaining that the potential was too much for Alchemax's Public Eye, Stone asked Venture to apprehend the wall-crawler and Venture replied that if Stone made it worth Venture's while, he would drag the wall-crawler back from the moon. A short time later, Venture began his quest for Stone's culprit by tracking footprint data and soon came close to the apartment of Alchemax employee Miguel O'Hara while Miguel's brother Gabriel was visiting. Glimpsing Venture from the window, Miguel hurried Gabriel out of the apartment then looked outside again, recognizing Venture from Alchemax's Elite Corps. Knowing that Venture could track nearly anything and that the trail led to his apartment, Miguel deduced that Venture was only looking for the "wall-crawler" from the Alchemax building and not specifically Miguel himself and decided to don an old Day of the Dead costume to represent the Spider-Man Venture was searching for. When Venture tracked the footprints closer, Miguel publicly revealed himself as Spider-Man and Venture quickly picked up the stronger heat impressions as Spider-Man kicked Venture from above. With Venture knocked flat-footed, Spider-Man thought hard about what to say to disguise his fear of Venture, managing only to mutter the word "hi."
2099 I#3 (fb)) - Venture was briefly taken aback when a group of
religious Thorites interrupted the fight and despite Spider-Man's
insistence that the Thorites back away, the Thorites engaged Venture as
Spider-Man tried to think of a way to throw Venture off Miguel O'Hara's
trail. Venture quickly grabbed one of the Thorites and began juggling
him around with one arm, commenting that he could keep it up all day
unless he got bored and decided to start killing people. Venture then
provoked Spider-Man by asking if he wanted the Thorites' deaths on his
hands. Spider-Man replied by announcing that he wanted to be left alone
but Venture only commended Spider-Man's guts, remarking then on
Spider-Man's lack of style, experience and chance. Venture then
announced that Alchemax wanted Spider-Man and that he was there to
bring Spider-Man to Alchemax, commenting that it would be tough on
Spider-Man if he made it so. When another Thorite, Balder, attacked
Venture as he was waiting to see if Spider-Man would surrender, Venture
turned around and killed Balder, considering him a waste of protoplasm.
2099 I Annual#1 (fb) - BTS) - Venture's killing of the Thorite Balder
was broadcast live over television, interrupting the normal programming.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#3 (fb)) - Explaining that he was on overtime, Venture remarked that how ever many
more would die depended on Spider-Man, who angrily attacked Venture,
knocking him back with a strong punch. Spider-Man then attempted to
retreat but Venture pulled a giant gun from his back holster and began
following Spider-Man using his boot jets. Knowing Venture would
re-trace the footprint signatures he had earlier tracked to Miguel's
Babylon Towers apartment complex, Spider-Man retraced his own earlier
path in hopes that following that path might throw Venture off Miguel's
trail and keep him focused on Spider-Man instead. Passing over the head
of Miguel's brother Gabriel, Venture warned Gabriel to get out of the
way of his pursuit and soon figured Spider-Man was merely running
scared, admitting his pity of Spider-Man for thinking he could hide.
Following Spider-Man inside Babylon Towers, Venture used plasma bolts
to get past the mechanical security and when he arrived at Miguel's
apartment, Miguel's holographic Lyla led Venture through the apartment
and back out, throwing Venture off Miguel's trail to focus on
Spider-Man as Spider-Man had hoped. When he ventured outside, Venture
found himself unable to locate where Spider-Man had went, only to be
punched by Spider-Man in a surprise attack. Commending Spider-Man on
the good thinking, Venture remarked that Spider-Man should have had
better thinking before he wrecked an Alchemax facility. Venture then
hit Spider-Man with his energized rod and captured the falling
Spider-Man with a grenade that released entrapping cables. Retrieving
Spider-Man by hooking him on his rod as he flew by, Venture commented
that Spider-Man had given him the best workout he'd had in ages and
that he should rejoice in the small victories. Venture then reported
Spider-Man's capture to Tyler Stone, who commended Venture on his great
work. As Stone asked how Spider-Man was capable of scaling walls,
Venture suspected some sort of suction mechanism, unaware that
Spider-Man had fingertip talons that he was using to rend the body wrap
Venture had trapped him in. Spider-Man then announced that Venture
would have his answer soon enough as he broke free from the body wrap
and attacked Venture, damaging one of Venture's boot jets with his
talons before Venture grabbed Spider-Man's forearm. When Venture
attempted to rip Spider-Man's arm off for examination of his talons,
the pressure Venture applied released a spray of webbing, much to the
surprise of both Venture and Spider-Man, who had only recently gained
superhuman powers. The two soon crashed to the ground and Venture
ripped the webbing from his face, inadvertently removing the cybernetic
eye attachments he had in the process. Despite having vision issues due
to the eye attachments' removal, Venture claimed to see Spider-Man but
Spider-Man used a maglev car to reverse magnetic polarity against
Venture, who resisted the repelling magnetics. Spider-Man soon
succeeded in repelling Venture's gun away and then engaged Venture
one-on-one, using his feet talons to slice open Venture's cybernetic
leg before noticing that Venture's gun was magnetically pulling itself
back to Venture's back holster. The gun soon hit Venture in the head
and Spider-Man took advantage of the distraction to grab Venture's
energized rod and stab it through the exposed wiring of Venture's
damaged leg, short-circuiting Venture's cybernetics and leaving him a
twitching mess on the ground.
2099 I#23 (fb) - BTS) - Venture's cybernetic neural net processors were
severely damaged during his battle with Spider-Man.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#22 (fb) - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Spider-Man, his brother Gabriel O'Hara realized Spider-Man's true identity during Spider-Man's battle with Venture and confirmed his suspicions by asking Miguel O'Hara's holographic housekeeper Lyla.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#3 - BTS) - Days later at his apartment, Miguel O'Hara ran through his Venture fight with his holographic housekeeper Lyla, remarking on his surprise at beating Venture and how he spent the days following the battle traversing the city in and out of his Spider-Man to further throw Alchemax off his trail. Explaining to Lyla that he had decided to return home to start over and figure out his newfound powers, as well as prepare in case Venture had already come back online, Miguel asked how things could get worse as Tyler Stone phoned Miguel and asked to talk about Spider-Man.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#7 (fb) - BTS) - With Venture still out of commission, Alchemax's Tyler Stone hired the Specialist from Stark-Fujikawa to bring in the rebellious Kasey Nash.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#4 - BTS) - While battling the Specialist, Spider-Man thought about he could take down the Specialist after his success at taking down Venture.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#5 - BTS) - Continuing his battle with the Specialist, Spider-Man thought about the Specialist was no tracker like Venture and that all he had to do was keep out of the Specialist's range.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#11 - BTS) - When Spider-Man fought one of the joint Alchemax/Stark-Fujikawa S.I.E.G.E. Units, the Public Eye officer operating the S.I.E.G.E. armor explained that his restraining cord was composed of a Castrodinium alloy, which was far stronger than Venture's body wrap.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#13 - BTS) - During a battle with Earth-9309's Thanatos, Spider-Man was thrown into Interspace, where he experienced virtual illusions of Venture, Vulture and his mother, among others.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#22 - BTS) - Gabriel O'Hara revealed to Miguel O'Hara that he had learned Miguel was Spider-Man during Spider-Man's earlier battle with Venture.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#23) - Venture's sister, Risque, visited Venture, who had not spoken since the encounter with Spider-Man. Learning that Venture's neural net processors had been mostly repaired, Risque discovered that Venture had remained non-responsive despite the repairs and declared that she would finish the job and destroy Spider-Man. Upon hearing this, Venture weakly raised his arm and grabbed Risque's hand, managing to whisper that Spider-Man was his. Risque discarded Venture's claims and remarked that Venture had fumbled the ball and now she was running with it. Risque then departed, leaving Venture to stew over her taking over his failure.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#24) - Using Venture's energized rod weapon, Risque attacked Spider-Man, who quickly defeated Risque by poisoning her with his fangs when she tried to kiss him. As Risque fell to the ground, Venture appeared and took back his rod before turning towards Spider-Man and announcing that they needed to talk about his sister.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#25) - Spider-Man immediately jumped into battle against Venture, who remarked on how much more feisty Spider-Man was than the last time they fought. Spider-Man replied by announcing that he wasn't the scared easy picking like last time and webbed up Venture's cybernetic eye attachments. Venture then activated his boot jets and attempted to fly off but Spider-Man webbed Venture and pulled him back in for a punch. When Spider-Man remarked that Venture should think again, Venture replied that at least he was willing to think and warned that he was almost out of patience. Spider-Man continued the attack, announcing that he only wanted Venture's head on a stake, prompting Venture to open fire on Spider-Man, who knocked Venture onto the maglev train tracks. The maglev technology magnetically stuck Venture to the tracks and Spider-Man allowed a train to hit Venture, severely damaging the cyborg. When Venture got back up, Spider-Man grabbed Venture's rod and hit Venture with it as he had in their prior encounter. His systems damaged, Venture lay on the ground playing possum until Spider-Man got closer to check on the cyborg, who then rocketed his cybernetic hands off to grab Spider-Man by the wrists. With Spider-Man pinned down, Venture boasted that he had improved his systems since their last encounter but rather than renew the fight, Venture explained that he was actually obliged that Spider-Man had defeated his sister Risque. Admitting that while he had been angry at Spider-Man for months, he had a lifetime of hatred for his sister, Venture also suggested that if Spider-Man had not come out swinging, they could've become allies but Venture instead promised that he would kill Spider-Man next time they met. Venture then retrieved his hands, with one of them picking up his hat and placing it back on his hand, before remarking that Spider-Man had a lot to learn about power and when to use it. Spider-Man then swung off, thanking Venture for his words of wisdom and Venture went over to check on Risque, asking if she was ok. When Risque revealed that she was still paralyzed but she was beginning to feel things again, Venture replied "good" and proceeded to beat her with his rod.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Rick Leonardi and Al Williamson.
Venture was only seen on a television screen in Spider-Man 2099 I Annual#1, which flashed back to his first encounter with Spider-Man 2099.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Venture (Earth-928) has no KNOWN connections to:
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Spider-Man 2099 I#24, p22, splash page (Venture pointing a gun at Spider-Man, main image)
Spider-Man 2099 I#3, p18, pan2 (Venture, headshot without cybernetic attachments)
Spider-Man 2099 I#2, p13, pan1 (Venture, headshot)
Spider-Man 2099 I#2, p14, pan2 (Venture, side view)
Spider-Man 2099 I#2, p20, pan6 (Venture, walking towards Miguel O'Hara's apartment with rod)
Spider-Man 2099 I#3, p11, pan5 (Venture using boot jets)
Spider-Man 2099 I#23, p13, pan4-5 (Venture, out of costume)
Spider-Man 2099 I#25, p8, pan4 (Venture, battle-damaged)
Spider-Man 2099 I#2 (December, 1992) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#3 (January, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#4 (February, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#5 (March, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#7 (May, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#11 (September, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#13 (November, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#22 (August, 1994) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I Annual#1 (1994) - "Leap of Faith" story - Peter David (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#23 (September, 1994) - "No Fury" story - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#24 (October, 1994) - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#25 (November, 1994) - "Truth Hurts" story - Peter David (writer), Rick Leonardi (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Clan (November, 2006)
Superior Spider-Man I#32 (October, 2014)
Last updated: 12/07/17
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