Symbiote by Timothy W. Jahn - 21 x 12 inches Signed ani art academies academic anguilla movies spider-man spiderman
Timothy W. Jahn
B. 1977


Oil on panel
21 x 12 inches

A symbiote is an organism in a partnership with another such that each profits from their being together. The first Symbiotes are a fictional race of amorphous extraterrestrial parasites which appear in the Marvel Comics shared universe. The Symbiotes envelop their hosts like costumes, creating a parasitic bond through which the host's mind can be influenced. They empower the natural abilities of a host to the point where they far exceed that of normal members of the hosts' species. The first appearance(s) of a symbiote occurs in The Amazing Spider-Man #252, The Spectacular Spider-Man #90, and Marvel Team-Up#141 (released concurrently in May 1984).

Timothy W. Jahn
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