Just a month ahead of the event's wide release, Marvel released a trailer for Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage.
"We've given a serial murderer a nuclear bomb, essentially, and Cletus is gonna try and kill every single character that has ever worn a symbiote, which -- if you've been reading Marvel Comics -- is damn near everyone. So everyone is a target, and I can guarantee you that not everyone is going to make it out," Cates explains in the trailer.
"As a comic fan, this book has everything I'd ever want. The things I've drawn in this series are unlike anything I've gotten to draw before. I can't wait for people to experience it," Stegman added in a statement.
Absolute Carnage follows the titular villain as he hunts down and kills everyone who has ever hosted a symbiote. The story's FCBD entry saw Cletus Kasady disguise himself as Eddie so as to frame him for murder, having made his new symbiote look like him.
According to the official description,
In the biggest Venom storyline yet, the Lethal Protector's sinister spawn Carnage is on a mission to recover the codexes left behind inside every character that has ever bonded with a symbiote, so that he can summon the symbiote god Knull. Venom will have to team with friends and foes alike in order to prevent Carnage from succeeding in his deadly plot -- all brought to you by the dynamite duo of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman!
Writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage #1 goes on sale Aug. 7 from Marvel Comics.