From action figure variants to music-themed covers, Marvel has never passed up a good gimmick. The company's upcoming event Absolute Carnage seems to be no exception. In anticipation for the Carnage-themed event, Marvel released a slew of variant covers that portray "Carnage-ized" versions classic superheroes.
These covers were first showcased during the C2E2 retailer panel last weekend, but now Marvel has released even more art from this slew of variants. Of course, Marvel hasn't released all of the variants for the event just yet, but the series will consist of a whopping 25 covers.
Carnage is one of Spider-Man's most notorious foes and, this summer, he is poised to become one of the greatest threats to the Marvel Universe at large. Take a look at some of the variants below, which feature iconic heroes donning the deadly symbiote's classic look. Like the tagline says, everyone is a target -- and these covers certainly emphasize that point.
The following titles and more will receive these "Carnage-ized" variant covers:
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 by TODD NAUCK
- AVENGERS #22 by JUNGGEUN YOON
- BLACK CAT #2 by MARK BROOKS
- BLACK PANTHER #14 by RYAN BROWN
- CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 by BUTCH GUICE
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 by INHYUK LEE
- DAREDEVIL #8 by LEE GARBETT
- DEADPOOL #15 SKOTTIE YOUNG
- DOCTOR STRANGE #17 by EMA LUPACCHINO
- FANTASTIC FOUR #12 PATCH ZIRCHER
- FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #9 by WOO DAE SHIM
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI
- IMMORTAL HULK #20 by NICK BRADSHAW
- SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 by LEINIL YU
- SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #10 IBAN COELLO
- THOR #15 by MIKE MCKONE
- TONY STARK: IRON MAN #14 PASQUAL FERRY
- UNCANNY X-MEN #21 by DECLAN SHALVEY
- VENOM #16 by RON LIM
Absolute Carnage, which reunites writer Donny Cates with artist Ryan Stegman, is set to launch in August.