1) (I'm pretty sure I've brought this up before, or a variant thereof, or someone else did.) Peter Parker is going about his day doing very non-Spider-Man things, when, suddenly, classic-looking Venom shows up and starts smacking him around. But something about the way he fights is not Eddie's style. Clearly, someone else has obtained the symbiote, and this person now knows who Peter really is. Pete is lying on his back in an alley, shaking off the daze from essentially being pimp-slapped a few dozen yards, when Venom is there, lurking over him. On the few panels, we see that the symbiote is peeling from this person's face, and Peter is horrified at who it is. Venom says, "What's the matter, Einstein? Don't you recognize your old pal...." Last page (needless to say, close-up of Venom's new secret ID): "Skip Westcott?
2) Machine Wars might be largely forgotten by the seven people who ever knew about it, but, fuck, how has this guy
never, ever showed up in fiction in any continuity?