Symbiotes

The Symbiotes are a race of amorphous extraterrestrial parasites.  They envelop their hosts like costumes,  creating a symbiotic bond through which the host’s mind can be influenced.

First Appearance:  Amazing Spider-Man #252 (1984)
Creators:  Jim Shooter,  Mike Zeck
Members:  Venom,  Carnage,  Toxin,  Anti-Venom

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Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Orange are alternate universe stories
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

This reading order includes Venom,  Carnage,  Toxin,  and Anti-Venom.

Amazing Spider-Man #298 – First appearance of Eddie Brock
Amazing Spider-Man #299 – First appearance of Venom
Amazing Spider-Man #300

Amazing Spider-Man #315
Amazing Spider-Man #316
Amazing Spider-Man #317

Amazing Spider-Man #331
Amazing Spider-Man #332
Amazing Spider-Man #333

Amazing Spider-Man #345
Amazing Spider-Man #346
Amazing Spider-Man #347

Amazing Spider-Man #361 – First appearance of Carnage
Amazing Spider-Man #362
Amazing Spider-Man #363

Amazing Spider-Man #374
Amazing Spider-Man #375

Read Maximum Carnage here.

Venom: Lethal Protector #1 (1993)
Venom: Lethal Protector #2
Venom: Lethal Protector #3
Venom: Lethal Protector #4
Venom: Lethal Protector #5
Venom: Lethal Protector #6

Carnage: Mind Bomb #1 (1996)

Venom: The Hunger #1 (1996)
Venom: The Hunger #2
Venom: The Hunger #3
Venom: The Hunger #4

Venom vs. Carnage #1 (2004)
Venom vs. Carnage #2
Venom vs. Carnage #3
Venom vs. Carnage #4

Toxin #1 (2005)
Toxin #2
Toxin #3
Toxin #4
Toxin #5
Toxin #6

Amazing Spider-Man #568
Amazing Spider-Man #569
Amazing Spider-Man #570
Amazing Spider-Man #571
Amazing Spider-Man #572
Amazing Spider-Man #573

Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1 (2009)
Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #2
Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #3
Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #4

Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom – New Ways to Live #1 (2009)
Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom – New Ways to Live #2
Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Anti-Venom – New Ways to Live #3

Venom Vol. 2 #1 (2011)
Venom Vol. 2 #2
Venom Vol. 2 #3
Venom Vol. 2 #4
Venom Vol. 2 #5
Venom Vol. 2 #6
Venom Vol. 2 #7
Venom Vol. 2 #8
Venom Vol. 2 #9
Venom Vol. 2 #10
Venom Vol. 2 #11
Venom Vol. 2 #12
Venom Vol. 2 #13
Venom Vol. 2 #14
Venom Vol. 2 #15
Venom Vol. 2 #16
Venom Vol. 2 #17
Venom Vol. 2 #18
Venom Vol. 2 #19
Venom Vol. 2 #20
Venom Vol. 2 #21
Venom Vol. 2 #22

Carnage #1 (2010)
Carnage #2
Carnage #3
Carnage #4
Carnage #5

New Avengers Vol. 2 Annual #1 (2011)

Amazing Spider-Man #663
Amazing Spider-Man #664

Read Spider-Island here.

Carnage USA #1 (2012)
Carnage USA #2
Carnage USA #3
Carnage USA #4
Carnage USA #5