ARTGERM's CARNAGE Looks Hungry In New ABSOLUTE #1 Variant

Absolute Carnage #1
Credit: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau (Marvel Comics)

Check out Stanley "Artgerm" Lau's Absolute Carnage #1 variant. The four-issue event is from the Venom team of writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman.

“Cletus Kasady is back, and he is deadlier than he’s ever been,” Cates said previously about the event. “Absolute Carnage encompasses every single character who has ever worn a symbiote and every symbiote that has ever been, going all the way back to when Peter found the black suit. Going from there to Maximum Carnage to Venomized to everything…everyone is a target.”

Absolute Carnage #1 (and this variant, among others) is scheduled to be released August 7. Here's the solicitation:

Credit: Marvel Comics

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

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