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This week’s first issue of Venom: Dark Origin brings up something that I call “underscorigins.”
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An Underscorigin is when a writer (always after the fact) comes up with an origin for a character that underscores later character traits.
It is not ALWAYS cheezy, but most of the time, it is pretty cheezy.
In Venom: Dark Origin #1, we learn that Eddie Brock has been lying to make himself look good his entire life, which underscores the fact that that is how he becomes Venom – he lied about who the Sin-Eater was and was called on it and had his career as a reporter ruined because he was caught in the lie.
Another recent underscorigin was also a Spider-Man villain, as the origin of the Sandman included lots an lots of references to sand in his childhood.
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