Marvel's RAVENCROFT Gets a Major Renovation

Ravencroft
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In the aftermath of Absolute Carnage, the Marvel Universe's answer to Arkham Asylum - the RavenCroft Institute for the Criminally Insane - is getting a major renovation. But can an extreme makeover to the birthplace of Cletus Kasady exorcise its foundational demons?

Announced Thursday morning at a Direct Market retailer panel at New York Comic Con, writer Frank Tieri will write three Ruins of Ravencroft one-shots  - starring Carnage (of course), Sabretooth and Dracula, along with a five-issue limited series that will explore the new Ravencroft which includes new staff member John Jameson. 

Here is Marvel Comics official desciptions of each series: 

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: CARNAGE #1
Writer: FRANK TIERI
Artist: To be announced
CARNAGE, USA!
In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Marvel Universe still needs a place to treat and rehabilitate the criminally insane, and efforts to reconstruct RAVENCROFT are well underway. But Ravencroft is no ordinary facility, and untold secrets may yet be waiting to be unearthed in the destruction Carnage left after his attack on the facility.

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: SABRETOOTH #1
Writer: FRANK TIERI
Artist: To be announced
The history of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has been shrouded in mystery for years. NO LONGER! In the wake of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the facility’s past has started to unravel, and in doing so has revealed hidden chapters in the lives of some of the Marvel Universe’s most recognizable heroes and villains!

RUINS OF RAVENCROFT: DRACULA #1
Writer: FRANK TIERI
Artist: To be announced
To the men and women of the Marvel Universe, Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a hospital devoted to the rehabilitation of society’s most violent offenders. But appearances can be deceptive, and -- as Captain America learned the hard way – some secrets have teeth.

RAVENCROFT #1 (OF 5)
Writer: FRANK TIERI
Artist: To be announced
RAVENCROFT REOPENED!
After the hellish horrors of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Ravencroft Institute has received a much-needed facelift and is open for business with a new staff, including JOHN JAMESON, looking to atone for the part he played in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE. But will Ravencroft return the mentally unstable villains of the Marvel Universe to upstanding citizens and give John the redemption he’s looking for, or will they fall prey to the hospital’s seemingly sinister nature?

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