May 23, 2019

August 2019 Previews

Better open a savings account at your local bank, Venomaniacs, because August is jam-packed with symbiote comics as Absolute Carnage begins in full swing!


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 GABRIELLE 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
ON SALE 8/7/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 (of 4)
DONNY CATES (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Codex Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Connecting Variant Cover by TBA
Cult of Carnage Variant Cover by KRIS ANKA
Young Guns Variant Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
• After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it’s NOT who you’d expect!
• Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage’s crosshairs.
• Worse yet, Carnage’s rampage through New York City claims an unexpected piece of collateral damage…and there’s NOTHING Venom or anyone can do to stop it!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
ON SALE 8/28/19


VENOM #17
DONNY CATES (W) • IBAN COELLO (A) • Cover by KYLE HOTZ
Bring on the Bad Guys Variant Cover by SUNGHAN YUNE
CODEX VARIANT BY TBA
ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!
• With CARNAGE on the loose, VENOM must protect his son Dylan — at all costs!
• But as longtime Venomaniacs know, VENOM AND CARNAGE aren’t the only symbiotes loose in New York!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE 8/28/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #1 (of 3)
FRANK TIERI (W) • MARCELO FERREIRA (A) • Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Codex Variant Cover by TBA
Connecting Variant Cover by TBA
Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY (Virgin Version Also Available)
LET’S GET CRAZY!
• At long last, Deadpool is ready to get his head straight and checks himself into Ravencroft Institute.
• Unfortunately, there’s another new arrival: CARNAGE! But I don’t think he’s here for a group therapy session…
• Madness and mayhem abound in the can’t-miss showdown of the year!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE 8/21/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: LETHAL PROTECTORS #1 (of 3)
FRANK TIERI (W) • Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque (A) • COVER BY BENGAL
Codex Variant Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Connecting Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant Cover by TBA (Virgin Version Also Available)
THE CULT OF CARNAGE COMES TO NEW YORK CITY!
When he was last seen, John Jameson was being recovered from the scene of a massacre in Doverton, Colorado, by Misty Knight. Since then, they’ve both been MIA. So how, then, are they the only two people poised to prevent chaos as a mysterious foe of Spider-Man’s is RESURRECTED in the basements of RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE 8/28/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #1 (of 3)
SALADIN AHMED (W) • Federico Vincentini (A)
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Codex Variant Cover by EMA LUPACCHINO
Connecting Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Variant Cover by TBA (Virgin Version Also Available)
Young Guns Variant Cover by JAVIER GARRON
TARGET: SCORPION!
It’s business as usual for Miles Morales as he finds himself squaring off with Mac Gargan, A.K.A. THE SCORPION! But as a cult of Carnage’s bloodthirsty acolytes swarms New York, Miles will learn the hard way that Scorpion has a history with Venom and the other symbiotes of the Marvel Universe! If he can survive this issue, that is.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
ON SALE 8/21/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #1 (of 3)
CULLEN BUNN (W) • GERARDO SANDOVAL (A/C)
Codex Variant Cover by MIKE ALLRED
Connecting Variant Cover BY MARK BAGLEY
VARIANT COVER BY RYAN BROWN (VIRGIN VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE)
Young Guns Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC SYMBIOTE…AND IT’LL BE A SCREAM!
Years ago, Patricia Robertson was unwillingly bonded to the clone of Venom that eventually became Mania, and she’s been living in fear of symbiotes ever since. But she’s also been living with a secret, and with the coming of Carnage, Patricia must take a stand — and will have no choice but to confront her demons head-on!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE 8/14/19


ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SEPARATION ANXIETY #1
CLAY CHAPMAN (W) • BRIAN LEVEL (A) • Cover by PHILIP TAN
Codex Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Design Variant by Brian Level
Variant Cover by TBA (Virgin Version Also Available)
HELLISH HORROR IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER!
Since the conclusion of DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE, four of the five LIFE FOUNDATION SYMBIOTES – Riot, Phage, Agony and Lasher – have been bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But as Carnage descends on New York, its siblings will find it impossible to resist the siren song of KNULL…
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99
ON SALE 8/14/19


SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #5 (OF 5)
PETER DAVID (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
• The culmination of Peter David and Greg Land’s blockbuster series!
• MYSTERIO makes his final play for the symbiote!
• And is this the beginning of the end for Spidey and BLACK CAT?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
ON SALE 8/14/19


SAVAGE AVENGERS #4
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO JR. (A)
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Bring on the Bad Guys Variant Cover by TBA
• The one evil wizard to rule them all, Kulan Gath has succeeded in summoning an ancient evil…and he’s already hard at work on his next terrible plan.
• Conan swings his savage symbiotic sword against the forces of darkness…
• …and Frank Castle has the worst day of his life. (If you don’t count that day in the park.)
• The Savage Avengers are fighting to save YOU!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE 8/7/19


SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: SELF-IMPROVEMENT #1
PETER DAVID WITH RANDY SCHUELLER & TOM DEFALCO (W)
RICK LEONARDI & RON FRENZ (A)
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
• In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, we’ve uncovered a hidden gem!
• Fan Randy Scheuller submitted an idea of Spider-Man donning a black suit before SECRET WARS, but his story was never printed.
• So we tasked SPIDER-MAN legends PETER DAVID and RICK LEONARDI with bringing it into the light!
• Then read a story by two of the creators who told the first printed stories of the black costume, TOM DEFALCO and RON FRENZ!
48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99
ON SALE 8/7/19


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM 3D #1 (POLYBAGGED)
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE • Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE
Cover by TODD MCFARLANE
Spider-Man’s first encounter with his deadliest foe leaps off the page like never before! The lethal Venom looks a lot like Spidey’s black costume — only bigger, stronger and with a killer smile! Worse still, thanks to the symbiotic suit, Eddie Brock knows all of Peter Parker’s secrets! Venom has already terrorized Mary Jane — so it’s just a matter of time before he comes face-to-face with Spidey. And Eddie knows just the right place to battle the wall-crawler! Can Peter figure out a way to survive? And if he does, maybe it’s time to go back to a more friendly neighborhood outfit! It’s one of the greatest issues of David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane’s fan-favorite run, with the superstar artist’s stunning pages presented for the first time in eye-popping 3D! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #300.
48 PGS./Rated T …$7.99
ON SALE 8/28/19

SPIDER-MAN: THE MANY HOSTS OF CARNAGE TPB
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, TOM DEFALCO, HOWARD MACKIE, TODD DEZAGO, ZEB WELLS, KEVIN SHINICK, CULLEN BUNN & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, JOE BENNETT, JOHN ROMITA JR., SAL BUSCEMA, CLAYTON CRAIN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, KIM JACINTO, STUART IMMONEN, HUMBERTO RAMOS & MORE
Cover by MARK BAGLEY
ON SALE SEPTEMBER 2019
A whole host of hosts! Serial killer Cletus Kasady isn’t the only one who’s bonded with Venom’s sadistic offspring, Carnage — and they’re all here! First, Jonah’s son John Jameson succumbs to the symbiote until Ben Reilly offers a more tempting meal — becoming Spider-Carnage! But the Silver Surfer may prove the most appetizing host yet! Dr. Tanis Nieves takes a turn then joins the fight against Kasady when he transforms a whole town into Carnage, U.S.A.! Even the Avengers fall prey to symbiosis — but who will be the Superior Carnage? Karl Malus? The Wizard? Or Norman Osborn, whose perverse partnership transforms him into the Red Goblin! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #361, #410 and #431, SPIDER-MAN (1990) #67, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #233, CARNAGE (2010) #3, CARNAGE USA #1-5, SUPERIOR CARNAGE #3-5 and ANNUAL #1 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #798-800.
480 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91964-1
ON SALE 9/11/19


WAR OF THE REALMS: VENOM TPB
Written by CULLEN BUNN, DONNY CATES & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by IBAN COELLO, DANILO S. BEYRUTH & TBD
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
The comics event of the year makes landfall in the world of the wicked web-slinger! As the War of the Realms rages, Venom gets swept up in Malekith’s campaign to take over the Ten Realms! The Dark Elf conqueror has designs for the sinister symbiote — and they may prove fatal! While chaos reigns across Manhattan, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop the war — or die trying. Battered, bleeding and at the end of his rope, Eddie Brock may be overwhelmed by Malekith’s War Witches and their henchmen! Plus: A new terror rises in the depths of space — even as a terrible evil claims victim after victim on Earth in the name of the killer called Carnage. Collecting VENOM (2018) #13-15 and VENOM: CULT OF CARNAGE.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91696-1
ON SALE 9/11/19


VENOM UNLEASHED VOL. 1 TPB
Written by DONNY CATES, RYAN STEGMAN & CULLEN BUNN
Penciled by JUANAN RAMÍREZ, DANILO S. BEYRUTH, JUAN GEDEON, KYLE HOTZ & JOSHUA CASSARA
Cover by KYLE HOTZ
Sinister tales from the web of Venom! First, journey back in time to the United States’ struggles in the Vietnam War. Nick Fury needs a secret weapon to turn the tide. But when archaeologists discover an ancient creature, has he found the solution — or a waking nightmare? Then, reacquaint yourself with the sickening sociopath called Carnage! You thought Cletus Kasady was dead — but a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and return his madness to the Marvel Universe! And take a journey through Eddie’s old haunts in San Francisco — from the perspective of his alien “other”! But will Andi Benton, formerly the symbiote-wielder known as Mania, join the growing pile of bodies on the path to…ABSOLUTE CARNAGE?! Collecting WEB OF VENOM: VE’NAM, CARNAGE BORN, VENOM UNLEASHED and FUNERAL PYRE.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91723-4
ON SALE 9/4/19

Which comics will be on your pull list?

May 20, 2019

Absolute Carnage tie ins announced

We've got a look at a bunch of new tie in books for Absolute Carnage from the Diamond Retailer's Summit in Las Vegas.

Venom #17


by Donny Cates with art by Iban Coello

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1


by Clay Chapman with art by Brian Level

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1


by Cullen Bunn with art by Gerardo Sandoval

Absolute Carnage vs Deadpool #1


By Frank Tieri with art by Marcelo Ferreira

Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors #1


by Frank Tieri with art by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque

Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales #1


by Saladin Ahmed with art by Federico Vincentini

And in addition to all that, it looks like we'll be getting some teases leading up to Absolute Carnage spread out through a few books


We'll probably have more info soon when the August solicits release, but wow that's a lot of books! Which one are you most excited for?


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