WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Venom #2 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, in stores now.
Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Venom #1 ended with a shocker of a cliffhanger with the revelation that a symbiote god had been on planet Earth for thousands of years and that it had just been awakened. At first, it was hard to say what this god looked like. In the final page reveal, the alien was seen flying over the New York City skyline. It had wings and a long tail, but since the splash was a wide shot, it was difficult to get a sense of how big it was.
Well, in issue #2 of the series, we find out exactly how big this monster is -- and it's probably safe to say it's much bigger than anyone anticipated. In issue #1, a flashback scene showed the god go up against knights from Beowulf's era, indicating it to be roughly the same size as Venom, Carnage and all other symbiotes. But when it wakes up in the present, we see the real truth of this ancient creature: it's isn't just called a god, it literally is one.
The symbiote god is a building-sized monster that can give Godzilla or any other Kaiju monster a run for its money. As it begins its reign of terror on New York City, helicopters appear as nothing but pesky flies next to it. Cars crumble in the grasp of its giant claws, and its roar (which comes with the signature symbiote tongue) makes the very ground tremble.
When Eddie Brock observes it from afar, the creature is surrounded by smoke, and it appears as a godly silhouette in the city. Explosions surround it and don't appear to do any damage to it. This is a scene that could easily be found in Cloverfield or any other type of giant monster movie. The symbiote god truly has a dwarfing nature to anyone who stands in front of it -- it's larger than life, and it appears to be an ancient force of nature.
Now that it has been awakened after all this time, the symbiote god has just changed the game for the Venom title. Not only has the mythology of the symbiotes been given more depth, the book has just turned into an all-out monster brawl. Now, we can't help but wonder what hope Venom has of defeating such a giant opponent. Thankfully, he may have some help in the form of Miles Morales' Spider-Man.