“I still love that it is not a gang-up on Spidey but that everyone is fighting each other...” – Mostafa Moussa
The Klyntar (symbiotes) are a fictional species of extraterrestrials appearing in Marvel Comics’ stories, most commonly in association with Spider-Man. The symbiotes form a bond with their hosts, creating a new sentient entity. The symbiotes have the ability to alter the personalities of their hosts by influencing their darkest desires and wants, along empowering them with super-human abilities.
The earliest and most well-known symbiote is Venom (black suit), who originally attached itself to Spider-Man during the Secret Wars storyline, was introduced as a living alien costume in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (1984), and made a full first appearance as Venom in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1988). Carnage (red suit), an offspring of Venom, is another well recognized symbiote who has served as an enemy of both Spider-Man and Venom.
"Based on one of my earlier commissions right when I was starting up in the late ‘90s. I still love that it is not a gang-up on Spidey but that everyone is fighting each other. Use of sharp and rough lines helped communicate the intense action and villainous hate.” – Mostafa Moussa
Mostafa Moussa was born November 1978 in Seymour Indiana and now resides with his family in Houston, Texas. He is an accomplished comic book artist and inker who values collaborative art projects over going alone. His most recognized work includes covers and interior work for Batman, The Flash, Superman, Fantastic Four and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Mostafa has inked for some of the industry’s most recognized artists like Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn) and Alé Garza (Batgirl) and Carlo Barberi (Deadpool).