‘Extreme Carnage’ Strikes The Marvel Universe In July
by Tony Thornley
The king of the symbiotes hasn’t even left Earth yet, but the next gooey terror is on the horizon. This July, Extreme Carnage begins.
Years ago, five symbiotes were cloned from Venom- Phage, Scream, Lasher, Riot, Agony- giving Carnage the most deranged group of siblings outside of Westeros. In the years since, virtually all of them- except Scream- have vanished. However in the wake of King In Black, they make their big return to the Marvel Universe, and face their biggest challenge yet- big brother Carnage.
It all kicks off in July with Extreme Carnage Alpha, written by rising star Phillip Kennedy Johnson.
“After King in Black, everything we thought we knew about the symbiotes will have changed. Every man, woman, and child in the Marvel Universe will finally understand the massive threat the symbiotes represent, and the symbiotes that are still among us are now in the crosshairs of some extremely angry, scared, and powerful forces,” Johnson explained. “In the pages of Extreme Carnage, we’ll not only explain what Carnage is in this new, post-King in Black era, but also see a return-to-form for the deadliest symbiotes that have ever lived while putting them on a lethal new path for the future.”
Interestingly, the teaser image doesn’t just include the Life Foundation symbiotes and Carnage. Fan favorite symbiote Toxin appears to be making his return in this event, and there’s a mysterious silhouetted figure. More interesting though is the absence of Venom, the papa of this whole big, crazy brood.
Watch for more news about Extreme Carnage very soon, and pick up Extreme Carnage Alpha this summer.