I am no fan of Superman. Never really have been. I am no fan of Venom either. So, what happens when the two meet? I think we can all agree that it's not this:
I am sorry, but this here sums up why crossovers of this nature do not appeal to me. You see, Venom was at the height of his popularity during this period. So, they decided to let him actually beat up Superman in one of their asinine cross-company crossovers. I don't mean to get fanboy here, but there is no way in hell this encounter would ever go down like this.
This is what happens when a character's popularity trumps all logic.