So this is a “What If?” story about a what if comic. For the longest time Guardians of Knowhere has been considered the first appearance of Gwen Stacy Venom, AKA Gwenom. She appears on the variant cover to the book as part of Gwen-month. But there is an earlier appearance of Gwen Stacy with a symbiote.
And thanks to J. Chris H. for this. He pointed out that What If Spider-man The Other contained a symbiote, formerly Venom, called Poison, which is a symbiote that appears in Edge of Venom-verse. Fans have also been awaiting Gwenom’s appearance and we do get a Gwen in a Symbiote in this issue, check it out.
The story starts off during the JMS run on Amazing where Peter is under the bridge in a cocoon going through his transformation, but the Venom Symbiote gets him.
Peter/Venom dubs himself Poison (the link to Edge of Venom-verse.)
Peter goes after Mary Jame offering to make her like him.
Mary Jane declines.
Peter goes with plan B. Someone else he can infect. A familiar name.
and the end results.
Needless to say this is a “What If?” story, and we only see a hand, but the intent is there and it is pretty obvious who the hand is. Copies sell as fast as they are listed. Mostly due to the Poison reference, but the possible Gwenom shouldn’t be overlooked. There are no copies of What If Spider-man The Other on eBay in the US, there is one in the UK. There are a couple of copies on Amazon starting at $14.99. These are nowhere to be found on any of the online comic shops as well, I have looked. Check your local comic shop for this 2007 book.