The first preview for Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage teases Eddie Brock's attempt to keep a low-profile after the events of the Spider-Man/Venom Free Comic Book Day Special 2019 and the titular villain's motive.
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.
You can read the solicitation and see the preview, which Stegman posted on Twitter, below:
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 (OF 4)
- DONNY CATES (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
- Variant Cover by ARTGERM (Virgin Version Also Available)
- Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- Variant Cover by RON LIM
- Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
- Codex Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
- Connecting Variant Cover by TBA
- Cult of Carnage Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
- Hidden Gem Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
- Party Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO (B&W Version Also Available)
- Premiere Variant Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
- Young Guns Variant Cover by AARON KUDER
- Blank Variant Cover Also Available
- 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!
- 72 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99
Written by Donny Cates and illustrated by Ryan Stegman, Absolute Carnage #1 goes on sale Aug. 7 from Marvel Comics.