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Anne Weying is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Weying is the former wife of Eddie Brock (the second host of the Venom symbiote) and mother of their son Dylan. She is also the first character who goes by the She-Venom identity.

Anne Weying
Anne Weying.png
Ann Weying on Rune vs. Venom #1 (December 1995).
Art by Greg Luzniak.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceAs Anne Weying:
The Amazing Spider-Man #375 (March 1993)
As She-Venom:
Venom: Sinner Takes All #2 (September 1995; cameo appearance)
Venom: Sinner Takes All #3 (October 1995; full appearance)
Created byAnn Weying:
David Michelinie
Mark Bagley
She-Venom:
Larry Hama
Greg Luzniak
In-story information
Full nameAnn Weying
Notable aliasesAnne Brock
She-Venom
Abilities
  • Has all of Spider-Man's abilities
  • Shape-shifting
  • Cannot be detected by Spider-Man's spider sense

Michelle Williams portrays the character in the 2018 film Venom. Williams will reprise the role in Venom 2.

Publication historyEdit

Anne Weying first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #375 (March 1993), and was created by writer David Michelinie and artist Mark Bagley.

She-Venom first made a cameo appearance in Venom: Sinner Takes All #2 (September 1995) and her first full appearance was in Venom: Sinner Takes All #3 (October 1995), and was created by writer Larry Hama and artist Greg Luzniak.

She is the first character who goes by the She-Venom identity before Patricia Robertson.

Fictional character biographyEdit

 
Anne Weying as She-Venom in Venom: Sinner Takes All #3 (October 1995). Art by Greg Luzniak and Scott Koblish.

In Anne Weying's first appearance, she is a brunette with glasses. In later appearances, she loses the glasses and goes blonde.

Anne was a successful lawyer, and Eddie Brock's ex-wife. Weying assisted Spider-Man by sharing some of Eddie's history. She later followed Spider-Man to the amusement park where Venom had Peter Parker's (fake) parents. She confronted her insane ex-husband, and managed to convince Eddie to give up this vendetta. Later, Sin-Eater shot Ann to which the Venom symbiote temporarily bonded with her to save her life.[1] She-Venom then lashed out against the men who had hurt her with such violence that Eddie became afraid for her and compelled the Venom symbiote back. Anne retched upon seeing the pile of bodies she had left behind; claiming that the Venom symbiote made her kill, but Eddie told her that the Venom symbiote wouldn't force its host to do something they did not want to.[2]

Weying is later incarcerated by the police on a false charge (unrelated to Ann's previous rampage) in order to trap Venom. Anne used her one phone call to warn Eddie and to promise not to come. Eddie agreed not to rescue her himself, and instead sent the Venom symbiote through the phone lines to her.[3] After the Venom symbiote bonded with her, She-Venom was able to break herself out of prison, heading to the amusement park where she and Spider-Man had confronted Venom, only to intercept a raid on a gang of drug dealers.[4] During the fight, Eddie was badly injured by a flamethrower, prompting Anne to release the Venom symbiote to heal but left Eddie in disgust at the dependence on the Venom symbiote.[5]

Weying committed suicide after spotting Spider-Man webslinging in an older black costume at a time when the regular red and blue suit had been stolen. Anne, still reeling from the experience of bonding with the Venom symbiote months earlier and unable to deal with Eddie's return into her life—coupled with Brock's transformation directly in front of her as Venom ran off to kill Spider-Man—sent her over the edge, and she leapt from her high rise apartment to her death.[6] Her death is later confirmed when her tombstone is shown.[7]

In a flashback, it is revealed that after bonding to Venom, she got mysteriously pregnant with Eddie's child. After giving birth to a boy she named Dylan, she left him in the care of Eddie's father under the promise that she would return eventually, but committed suicide instead and Carl raised Dylan as his own.[8] Its later established that Anne was apparently already pregnant with Eddie's child when she last bonded with the Venom symbiote, with the codex that was left inside Anne by Venom apparently being absorbed by the fetus that would become Dylan.

Other versionsEdit

Marvel 1602Edit

During the Secret Wars storyline taking place in King James' England (which is based off the Marvel 1602 reality), Anne Weying is a "village beauty" who is brainwashed by printer's apprentice Edwin Brocc into loving with powers and potions supplied by the Enchantress. Anne is freed after Brock is slain by Angela.[9]

In other mediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

FilmEdit

Michelle Williams as Anne Weying (left) and She-Venom (right) in Venom
  • Anne Weying is referenced in the viral marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) via Daily Bugle articles.[10][11] The defense attorney appointed to Dr. Curt Connors, Anne failed to sway the jury to her side and Connors gets sent to Ryker's Island.
  • Anne Weying appears in the 2018 film Venom, portrayed by Michelle Williams.[12] She is the fiancée of Eddie Brock and a lawyer for the Life Foundation. Anne is fired by her firm after Eddie reads her confidential information email to confront Carlton Drake regarding said information, breaking up with Brock. Six months later, Anne has become a district attorney. She has developed a relationship with Dr. Dan Lewis but reluctantly helps Eddie upon learning about the Venom symbiote in the process. Anne is later approached by Venom (via Gemini) as a host (a nod to She-Venom in the comics) and kills Roland Treece and his men while saving Brock. Anne kisses Eddie, transferring the Venom symbiote back to Brock. When Riot overpowers Venom, Anne uses the Life Foundation's high frequency volume controls on a loudspeaker which results in both hosts being separated from their respective symbiotes. In the end, Anne is in good terms with Eddie as both share their experiences with the Venom symbiote.
  • Anne Weying is set to return in the upcoming Venom 2, with Williams reprising the role.[13]

Video gamesEdit

She-Venom appears as a playable character in Spider-Man Unlimited.[citation needed]

NovelsEdit

Ann Weying[14] and Robbie Robertson are both abducted by terrorists in the 1998 novel Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venom: Sinner Takes All #2. Marvel Comics.
  2. ^ Venom: Sinner Takes All #3. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Venom: Along Came A Spider #2. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Venom: Along Came A Spider #3. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ Venom: Along Came A Spider #4. Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #19. Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #22 (October 2000). Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Venom Vol. 4 #12. Marvel Comics.
  9. ^ Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett (w), Irene Koh and Stephanie Hans (p), Irene Koh and Stephanie Hans (i), Jordie Bellaire (col), VC's Clayton Cowles (let), Wil Moss (ed). "Part Two, In Which All the World's a Stage and the Guardians Overthrow the Players" 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #2 (29 July 2015), United States: Marvel Comics
  10. ^ "Cold-Blooded Killer". thedailybugle.tumblr.com. Tumblr. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Connors Found Guilty". thedailybugle.tumblr.com. Tumblr. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  12. ^ Dumaraog, Ana (December 18, 2017). "Michelle Williams Is Definitely Playing Anne Weying in Venom". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  13. ^ Kit, Borys (September 26, 2019). "'Venom 2' Adds 'X-Men' Films Producer to Ranks". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  14. ^ spelled Ann in the novel.
  15. ^ Chattaway, Nathan (2004). "Comics: Spider-Man: Venom's Wrath". spiderfan.org. SpiderFan. Retrieved 30 July 2015.

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