There’s just a little over 2 months until the release of Absolute Carnage issue 1 (of 4). To tide us over, Marvel has released some preview artwork, which you can see below. Following on from the events of the Free Comic Book Day issue of Spiderman/Venom, Absolute Carnage will see just that, carnage.
Artist Ryan Stegman and writer Donny Cates bring us Carnage on a mission of vengeance as he aims to hunt down anyone who has ever been host to a symbiote and murder them. The new event will pick up right after the events of FCBD Spiderman, having been framed for murder by a now resurrected Cletus Kasady, everyone’s favorite symbiote-wearer, Eddie Brock, is on the run. Kasady, having bonded with the symbiote God Knull, is hunting down all the others in order to obtain codex fragments and return Knull to full power. Scary stuff.
It sounds like we should all gear up for an exciting and action-packed event series. Issue one will kick us off with a bumper 60-page issue and will be followed by 3 more books.
The synopsis from the official site reads as follows:
After turning Venom’s world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who’s ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights! He’s skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story… and he wants to paint the town red!
Absolute Carnage issue one will release on August 7th, 2019. What do you guys think, are you excited for the carnage? I for one can’t wait to see what this new event brings to the table. It sounds exciting and seems to have quite high stakes attached. At least it won’t be long until I can find out.