Ok I was looking at some old threads talking about Toxin and some people wonder why Hybrid hasn't been seen in forever and why he hasn't got to the level of Toxin.
And I was thinking about that today when reading the Toxin tpb. They've both the same in alot of ways. Good guys from the start that are trying to control their symbiotes but, Hybrid was the first true good symbiote. So why didn't he take?
In other words Hybrid came at a bad time when people were getting sick of Venom and symbiotes in general. First when Hybrid first came around there had already been a bunch of symbiote "spawn" running, Carnage and The Life Foundation. And then Hybrid was a result of the fall out from Planet of the Symbiotes and his storyline happened in the back of a Venom limited series which, again, people were sick of or just didn't care for and didn't read.
Now Toxin came out at a time were there wasn't a bunch of symbiotes around and interest in Venom is getting back up (good or bad) thanks to The Hunger storyline. And I think that's why Toxin is the more well known good guy.
So what do you think?