Sep 28, 2014

venom launched in disney infinity

Disney Infinity 2.0

This week the new Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes starter pack was released.  Along with the starter pack, the Venom figure was also released.

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In the Spider-Man playset, Venom fights to stop a symbiote invasion
Released for Wii U, PS3, PS4, XBox 360, XBox One, and PC on 9/23/14
Venom is a playable character and has a collectable figurine

avengers x-men axis 3 carnage variant

AXIS Variant

Cover of Avengers & X-Men AXIS #3 variant by Humberto Ramos:

On sale 10/22/14.

Sep 17, 2014

rick spears axis: carnage interview

Axis: Carnage Interview

CBR interviewed AXIS: CARNAGE author Rick Spears about what we can expect from his three issue mini series as well as some line art previews:
CBR News: Rick, you've done work that mixes elements of horror and often over the top humor, which says to me that Carnage would be a natural fit for you. What is it about stories that mix horror and humor that you find most compelling as a writer? 
Rick Spears: I love horror films, especially older ones from the 70's and 80's. I love humor, too but I'm wouldn't say I'm totally a straight humor guy. I just enjoy pushing a situation to where it gets really awkward and uncomfortable and you have to laugh as almost a safety mechanism. 
What I'm doing with " AXIS: Carnage" is mainly a superhero story that finds its humor in the fact that while Carnage is "inverted" now, and trying to be a hero, he's still a total psychopath. He wants to be a good guy, but has no idea how to do that. 
Were you a fan of Carnage before this assignment? Which elements of the character did you find most intriguing? 
I'm totally a fan. I love that Carnage is a true psychopath. He's really out there in terms of the extreme. It was fun to play with how that would work now that he's inverted. 
What else can you tell us about Carnage's inversion? Is he still a remorseless killer, devoted to causing chaos? 
He lacks the core compassion a hero needs to empathize with people. He's sort of "chaotic good," if you will. So even when he's trying his best to be a good guy, he's prone to making some seriously bad -- and possibly fatal -- mistakes. 
We open with him trying to be a hero and failing pretty miserably at it so he kidnaps er -- enlists some help from Alice, a TV reporter who he thinks is a good person and who can show him how to act like a hero. 
What else can you tell us about the supporting cast of this series? Will we see new faces, or some familiar ones associated with Carnage like Shriek? 
No Shriek. We do get a glimpse into Carnage's past and origin in the new light of the inversion, but for the most part, we keep the core cast tight. Well, there is also a small army of NYPD cops and possibly a National Guard fighter jet or two. 
Will the NYPD and the National Guard be the primary antagonists of this series? Or will Carnage do battle with a costumed criminal? 
The Sin-Eater is going to be our antagonist, but it's not exactly the Sin-Eater you know. He's back, in a new way. He still wears the green balaclava and carries the shotgun, but there is a mystery around who is really under the mask. 
Newcomer artist German Peralta makes his Marvel Comics debut with "AXIS: Carnage." What can people expect from German's work on this Series? 
German is doing an amazing job on the art. He really brings the pages to life. I haven't seen the full colors yet, but German does these beautiful ink wash tones that look really cool. Alexander Lozano is also killing it on the covers -- all three are out of the park. I had a blast writing this series. I hope the fans enjoy getting a look at this inverted version of Carnage. 
Finally, fans curious about this book might be looking to try out some of your past and upcoming work. Are there any titles you recommend that they try first? 
I'd recommend checking out "The Auteur," a series I'm doing for Oni Press. The trade collecting the first arc is available in September. Also, I'll have the huge "Black Metal Omnibvs" collecting that whole series out in October.

Are you ready to see Carnage's good side?

Sep 16, 2014

december 2014 previews

December 2014

AXIS: CARNAGE #3 (of 3) 
• Carnage has given up villainy with his newfound change in AXIS!
• But that doesn’t mean that he’s not on the MOST WANTED list.
• And Carnage has to worry about the Sin Eater, too!

• Part Three of The Planet of the Symbiotes! Now that Venom has led the Guardians to this devastatingly dangerous planet of alien symbiotes, will the team ever trust Flash Thompson again?

Carnage is featured on the cover

kurtzman talks about venom movie

Venom vs Carange

Spinoff Online recently spoke to director Alex Kurtzman about the upcoming his Venom vs Carange movie:

Where are you now on Venom? Have you got your story broken?
Yeah, before last Friday came out, we started kind of roughing out a story. Ed Solomon’s going to be writing it very soon. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m really excited about it.
Did you have an easy choice as to which incarnation of Venom, which guy under the symbiote skin, you want to go with?
I would not say it’s an easy choice. I would say that there are quite a few things about Venom that are interesting. Venom had several different iterations, and there are several things that are very unique, interesting and specific. And so I think we all want to make sure that we’re making the right choices for a character that’s so beloved.

Which version of Venom would you like to see portrayed in the movie?