Announced at Chicago’s C2E2, Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and VENOM editor Devin Lewis, along with David Pepose, Sabir Pirzada, and Zeb Wells, have announced Marvel’s SUMMER OF SYMBIOTES celebrating the 35th anniversary of Venom. Starting this May, fans can expect titles such as CULT OF CARNAGE: MISERY, EXTREME VENOMVERSE, and CARNAGE REIGNS, among others, to showcase the twisted symbiotic family tree of the Marvel Universe.
In WEB OF CARNAGE, written by Ram V with art by Francesco Manna, Carnage seeks to inherit the Earth following the aftermath of CARNAGE REIGNS, where Cletus Kasady took revenge on Miles Morales and the Marvel Universe. With the Carnage symbiote left adrift among the stars, but with its purpose renewed, it has its sights set on the throne of the King in Black, with the first hurdle being Morlun.
Alex Paknadel and Jan Bazaldua’s RED GOBLIN #6 follows “Nature Vs. Nuture”, a new arc where Normie Osborn and the Rascal symbiote are in trouble after managing to keep the killing machine inside of him under control. Though Normie will soon learn that fighting nature is impossible.
Sabir Pirzada and Francesco Mortarino’s CULT OF CARNAGE: MISERY explores the new symbiotic monstrosity called Madness, which inadvertently forces Liz Allan to bond to the all-new MISERY symbiote, changing her life and the future of symbiotes. Madness has the powers and personalities of the LIFE FOUNDATION SYMBIOTES, making it a symbiotic force unlike any other in the Marvel Universe.
Al Ewing and Ramon F. Bachs’ VENOM #22 sees a radical transformation of Eddie Brock as Venom. Eddie’s consciousness has been displaced in time, and he finds himself in the far future and past of the Marvel Universe. Face-to-face with the mysterious FLEXO in the past, Venom learns a shocking secret about the role symbiotes play in Marvel history.
Lastly, Torunn Grønbekk and Ken Lashley’s VENOM #23 present a new vision of TOXIN, the offspring of the most dangerous symbiote in the history of the Marvel Universe, CARNAGE. As Carnage and Cletus Kasady plan for cosmic bloodshed and conquest, what has its progeny been up to? And will Dylan Brock or the Venom symbiote survive when they come face-to-face with this latest terrifying Toxin?
The SUMMER OF SYMBIOTES will also be available on Marvel Unlimited in the EDGE OF VENOMVERSE UNLIMITED INFINITY COMIC series. Writer Clay McLeod Chapman and a lineup of artists including Phillip Sevy, Gustavo Duarte, Dax Gordine, and Nathan Stockman will unleash a new Venom upon an unsuspecting world. Will the Holy Man offer salvation or ultimate destruction to a terrified family? The series drops on Marvel Unlimited on Tuesday, June 13, and J. Holtham will be writing alternating stories, beginning with President Venom’s special 4th of July address.
Overall, the SUMMER OF SYMBIOTES promises to be an exciting season for fans of Venom and the Marvel Universe’s symbiotic family tree, with new stories, characters, and twists that will change the continuing saga of the symbiotes forever.
CULT OF CARNAGE: MISERY #3
Written by SABIR PIRZADA
Art by FRANCESCO MORTARINO
Cover by SKAN
On Sale 7/26
CULT OF CARNAGE: MISERY #4
Written by SABIR PIRZADA
Penciled by FRANCESCO MORTARINO
Cover by SKAN SRISUWAN
On Sale 8/30