WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Frederico Vincentini.
With Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 now available, series writer Saladin Ahmed has taken to Twitter to share artist Javier Garron's "design variant" cover for the issue, which offers a detailed look at "Doppelganger" Miles.
"Couldn't share it until now because spoilers, but check out [Javier Garron's] sick design variant for Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1," Ahmed wrote. "This is the series to check out if you've been asking about Miles getting into the symbiote mix!"
Garron's concept art is vivid and evocative, clearly displaying all the key points of the character design. The viewer sees the doppleganger from every angle, allowing a comprehensive view of the kind of character typically only glimpsed in brief flashes of frenzied horrific motion across a couple of panels. Doppelganger Miles has three arms on each side, ending in fearsome grasping talons. Meanwhile, the head is very spider-like, with multiple segmented eyes and sharp fangs.
The character leans forward in a bestial, predatory pose in one drawing while rearing up with jaws gaping open. And regardless of pose, semi-solid tendrils slither from all over the surface area of the character, suggesting the amorphous nature of the living symbiote.
Written by Saladin Ahmed and illustrated by Federico Vincentini, Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1 is available now from Marvel Comics. Issue #2 goes on sale Sept. 25.