Showing posts with label Venom. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Absolute Carnage | Comics

Psychotic offspring of Venom has returned to kill everyone who ever worn a symbiote to unleash "Absolute Carnage".

A secret cult who calls themselves Church of the New Darkness and worships Knull, God of the Symbiotes, have resurrected deceased serial killer Cletus Kasady, former host of Carnage to bond with dragon-like creature known as Grendel and he goes on a hunt for people who has ever worn a symbiote whether they are alive or dead.

Everyone who ever were a host carries a little trace of symbiote within their system and Kasady is collecting these codices to awaken Knull from his prison planet by reconnecting to its hive mind. He claims remnants from past Ghost Rider host Alejandra Jones, Leonard Elkhart, inhabitants of Doverton and multiple Weapon V operatives.

After losing his Venom suit lately, Eddie Brock tells this to warn Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men and even his arch-rival Spider-Man to hide. His interrogation video is sent to FBI while he was sitting in cafeteria of Ryker's Island penitentiary. There he is confronted by another former host Lee Price and his goon squad trying to intimidate him.

Hysterically laughing at his pathetic attempts, Brock punches him and takes his Mania symbiote back. Bonding to it, "Eddie" reveals him to be Cletus Kasady after all who is here to ruin Brock's reputation. Transforming into a monstrous form, he was thinking of going after Life Foundation, Norman Osborn and Toxin, only to notice Spidey swinging by.

Keeping a low profile, Eddie tries to fill in his son Dylan about history of symbiotes and how Cletus Kasady is out there collecting codex as they are heading towards Times Square. Seeing a shadowy figure approaching, they quickly ran towards subway but got pushed down on tracks by Kasady and his Venom symbiote jumps in to save him.

Handing his kid over to two nearby police officer, Brock attempts to fight Dark Carnage but soon realizes how outmatched he really is. Using weakness of Grendel symbiote, he shocks it electricity before narrowly made an escape. Reluctantly reaching out to Spider-Man for help, he explained everything he dealt with recently so far to him.

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Absolute Carnage | Comics

There, they saw news on TV about a discovery of a mass grave where bodies were found with their spines removed, including General "Thunderbolt" Ross. Eddie claims Kasady is taunting him and is after everyone who ever bonded with a symbiote, as well as his long-deceased wife Anne Weying who once became She-Venom in past.

Trying to find a way to extract codices of former hosts without killing them, these two then approaches The Maker, who is Reed Richards from an alternate universe and Spidey brought his godson Normie Osborn, who previously bonded to Carnage symbiote. Apparently, he already has been building a machine that could do what they wanted.

Skeptical of safety of these kids, they decide to test it on Norman Osborn (Red Goblin) and goes to fetch him from Ravencroft Institute. With help from John Jameson, Spider-Man and Venom made successful entry into the prison but Cletus Kasady arrives to infect entire compound with Grendel symbiote, leading a horde of Dark Carnage minions.

Eddie Brock gets busy fighting off these doppelgangers; Kasady picks up Spidey and throws him onto Norman's cell door. Having his psyche overwritten by Cletus, he adopts a new look resembling to that serial killer. As he tries to cut off a downed Wall-Crawler, Osborn gets knocked out by Venom and turned into Carnage by Grendel.

Seeing no way of winning this, Eddie bails out Pete out of an overwhelming mob and decides to get back to other hosts. Meanwhile, The Maker tries to test his machine on Normie, he is protested by Dylan but their conversation is interrupted when former Life Foundation symbiotes Agony, Lasher, Phage and Riot break into warehouse.

Corrupted by Knull, these offspring of Venom are here to seek Normie but are thwarted by Reed and eventually separated from their hosts. Sensing his intent of using that machine on his friend anyway, Dylan frees the captured symbiotes. They all fused together into a Hybrid and bonds with The Maker that starts chasing the boys.

However, his endeavor is halted by sudden arrival of Captain America, Thing, Wolverine and Spider-Man, which forced him to flee. Elsewhere, Dark Carnage sits on a throne in subway tunnels while his agents go after other individuals. Venom was able to save Scorpion from Osborn but unfortunately loses Miles Morales to him.

Bruce Banner has finished Maker's machine to extract codices from heroes and villains that bonded with symbiotes. Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Iron Fist and Misty Knight had their fair share of trouble with army of Carnage as well. A newly revived Scream symbiote bonds to Patricia Robertson and fought Osborn to save Andi Benton.

Carnage spreads chaos across New York City by turning groups of civilians and homeless people into his lackeys to hunt down his targets. Eddie Brock puts his game face on for an ultimate showdown with a Grendel-Imbued Cletus Kasady. Even if he can stand his ground till the end, he may not be able to prevent it from awakening Knull.

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Long Red Dark

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Venom – Absolute Carnage

Spiraling out of an arc from fourth ongoing volume of Venom comic-book series of 2018, "Absolute Carnage" is a five-part limited series by writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Thanos – Thanos Wins) and artist Ryan Stegman (Amazing Spider-Man – Venom Inc., Inhuman – Lineage) that explores core plot of titular event.

In an attempt to take a new direction in "Rex" storyline, Cates introduced a new enemy named Knull. Then happenings of "The Abyss" have Eddie Brock teaming up with Reed Richards of Ultimate Universe AKA The Maker. Following "War of The Realms" and recent revival of Cletus Kasady sets things into motion that are out of his control.

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The Bleeding King

A handful of tie-in series and one-shot issues reflected on other heroes and villains dealing with symbiote collective. Several flashback and references from past events of "Carnage, U.S.A.", "Family Feud" and "Planet of the Symbiotes" were given. During end battle segment, Hulk becomes a recent host of Klyntar to fight Dark Carnage.

It took a lot for Venom just to keep up with his eternal adversary even with help from Captain America, Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Miles Morales and The Thing. Life Foundation symbiotes and former Weapon Plus operatives have provided Eddie a fighting chance when they are blended into Legion symbiote.

Cates initially intended to use this plot for his current run on Venom series of books but then decided to expand his original idea by putting many key-players into it. At the very end of this bloody conflict, Marvel Comics teases another unnamed major event for near future with awakening of primordial evil Knull, who is coming to collect.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Venom – The Abyss | Comics

Going through an emotional meat grinder, Eddie Brock learns of a little brother he never knew of and secrets of his Venom symbiote.

After his encounter with Knull, God of symbiotes, it took all of Eddie Brock and his partner Venom to go up against him. They manage to burn his remains into ashes but not before Eddie's connection with Klyntar are severed. With its voice being stripped now, he becomes alone and wakes up into a lab next to a man in shadows.

He introduces himself as The Maker, Reed Richards of Ultimate universe and starts unraveling his motives. Knowing that Brock has recently fought against Grendel symbiote linked to an elder god, he sent a team posing as Anti-Symbiote Taskforce to extract sample of that dragon's remains, who found Eddie's badly-burnt body out there.

Since Brock has no recollection of past events that happened after his encounter with dragon symbiote, The Maker reveals to him that Grendel survived and he was able to extract a sample from but it was stolen from his lab earlier. Believing Eddie has some form of connection to person or people who stole it, Reed has abducted him.

Currently working for a group who calls themselves "Project Oversight", he fills in on how Venom went berserk on his extraction team when they found Brock and even killed a few. He then showed up on his father's doorstep, scaring his younger half-brother Dylan before he is locked up by Oversight, which he has no memory of.

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Venom – The Abyss | Comics

The Maker also remarks that his symbiote has been erasing parts of his memory to spare him from trauma and Eddie asks if he has extracted Venom. He throws a scalpel at Brock that a tendril has caught, which explains that Klyntar is still there. However, its battle against Knull was so taxing that now it has lost voice or personality.

The Maker tells him that they need to reconnect his symbiote to its hive-mind and late Flash Thompson is the only person who has survived that experience. Eddie is distraught to suddenly learn that Flash is no more and gets furious immediately upon learning that he stole a codex, cellular imprint of his symbiote from Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

When he states to dig Flash up Arlington National cemetery to extract his codex and try to reconnect it to hive-mind, Eddie Brock angrily charges at him with a raging fury in his Venom form. He then proceeds to leave with Flash's codex after locking The Maker up in a morgue locker but is faced with armed forces with sonic cannons.

Eddie absorbs Flash's symbiote and let his personality to take over, transforming into Agent Venom and makes a swift escape. He goes to Arlington for real this time to pay his respects to Flash Thompson, promising to continue the good fight. To seek some answers from his past, Brock rides a bus straight to his home at San Francisco.

The Maker eventfully comes out of his captivity and enters a room observing many events at play involving Galactus and Silver Surfer, Morlun, Spider-Army, Thanos and The Unseen. A hooded figure hands out a vial stolen from Maker's lab to a woman claiming to serve their lord Knull as they stand next to a badly-burnt Cletus Kasady.

Alongside his Venom symbiote that has taken the form of a dog, Eddie shows up at his father's doorstep and recalls a childhood accident that bankrupted their family. His attempt to find out why he came here a month ago goes down to drain as Carl Brock wants nothing to do with his son and punches him out before closing the door on his face.

His symbiote violently reacts to this by turning into an enormous maw but leaves abruptly seeing a young boy named Dylan Brock calling Carl "dad". While he has taken temporary shelter to street and has starts coughing blood, a badly bruised Dylan showed up to him in an alleyway days later, claiming that they have to kill their father.

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An Unpleasant Homecoming

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Venom – The Abyss

Helming a brand-new monthly series for wicked web-slinger of Marvel Comics, writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Thanos – Thanos Wins) has returned to continue his ongoing saga following "Rex" in 2019 through "The Abyss" storyline, which collects issues #07-12 from fourth volume of Venom comic-book run.

He took aid of artists Iban Coello (Deadpool & The Mercs For Money – Mo' Mercs, Mo' Monkeys, Justice League Beyond 2.0 – Power Struggle) and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – Genesis, Uncanny Avengers – Lost Future) in going back to past of Eddie Brock to dig up some old wounds and hurt him some more with a distant memory.

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Oversight of The Maker

In his previous adventure, Eddie got burned alive when he fought off an elder god of darkness who wore a symbiote dragon. His Venom symbiote became brain-dead after that and was not responding to his calls anymore. He woke up finding himself in captivity of an alternate universe Reed Richards and learns Flash Thompson is dead now.

Before running out of captivity, he leans that Klyntar has been erasing parts of his memory for some time. When he starts digging, dark secrets from his past begin to resurface to haunt him in form of a little brother he never knew he had. He soon is about to get tangled in "War of The Realms" crossover events among many heroes of Marvel.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Venom – Rex | Comics

Lethal Protector Venom and his human host Eddie Brock faces threat of a primeval evil but Miles Morales, Spider-Man stands in their way!

Eddie Brock is being haunted by recurring nightmares, visions of a past that he doesn't know off but somehow he realizes that it has something to do with his other. He sees a band of Norse warriors desperately tries to fight against a demonic force that comes to them in form of black tendrils and devours them all bursting through the doors.

He wakes up in the middle of the night in shock to find his Venom symbiote trying to hide in a corner. Turns out it was his other who had the nightmare and he then takes a handful of anti-psychosis pills to shut them down so he can think for a moment. With the pills starting to take effect, it gets furious and threatens Eddie to kill him in his sleep.

He never saw it react so violently, which is making him worried and then hearing to a police scanner, they quickly heads out to pursue a case on Jack O'Lantern that he has been working for months. However, rather than jumping in and break some bones, Brock just takes pictures that he can sell but the villain tries to escape by shooting a cop.

The symbiote takes over and ambushes to a fleeing Jack and the guy behind the pumpkin helmet is scared to death to see him. As it starts to gouge his eyes, cops come shooting from behind and the suit responds by turning into the monster from Eddie's nightmare, sporting a crimson spiral on forehead speaking an ancient alien language.

The suit loses control and attempts to attack the policemen but hit by an explosive bullet. Even though the shooter came looking for Flash Thompson, he takes Eddie and leaves. Gaining his senses back, Eddie realizes he is restrained in a dark room with a blast furnace in it and his captor knows well enough how to keep a symbiote at bay.

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Venom – Rex | Comics

The man named Rex Strickland asks him if he knows anything about Project Rebirth 2.0 but Eddie only knows that the original program has created Captain America and a few years ago, the government restarted it to weaponize the Venom symbiote.

He believes that they wanted to create a new supersoldier program but Rex corrects him saying he is not the first but the latest. During Vietnam War, Strickland and his comrades were part of a Sym-Soldier Program. He got out and become an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. but his friends were permanently bonded and now he needs help to rescue them.

After the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D., those four are being transported to be executed and to get some answers, Brock goes to rescue them. Ramming down one of the trucks, Venom sees four of them coming out with red spirals on forehead, speaking that same alien language and impales him when he lunges at them as his other leaves him.

Though it came back soon to heal him back and they both see their symbiotes leave while the hosts turn into corpses. His suit translates the ancient alien language to him as "God is coming" and then a massive dragon-like being is awaken from the ground. Seeing the creature go on a city-wide rampage after that, Eddie quickly rushes to the spot.

What he never expected was Spider-Man, Miles Morales sneaking up on him and Venom goes berserk on him by turning as one of those monsters from his dreams. Eddie somehow breaks through and Miles unloads a "Venom Blast" to free him from the corruption. The boy lost his parents to a symbiote and Brock assures him that it was not him.

Seeing the oncoming threat approaching to the city, they prepare for the final battle and Eddie plans on using Miles' Venom Blasts on the dragon. Their plan worked and the dragon falls. From inside it, a pale figure comes out grabbing the head of an unconscious Spidey and Venom goes full berserk on him when he crushes a patrol helicopter.

However, the entity blasts the symbiote off him and took it with him after introducing himself to Eddie Brock as Knull, God of the Symbiotes. He shows Brock the events of how he existed from before the beginning of universe, forged the first symbiote to slay a Celestial, before being cast away and coming back as a God to take away his suit.

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Miles Comes Knocking

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Considering both writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Thanos – Thanos Wins) and artist Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – Genesis, Uncanny Avengers – Lost Future) are two of the hottest comic-book creators right now, Marvel Comics have picked them up for a Venom storyline like never before and they came up with "Rex" in 2018.

Collecting the first six issues from the fourth ongoing volume of Venom monthly series, "Rex" chronicles the history of Klyntar symbiote that started 1000 years ago out of the darkness of cosmos, its encounter with The Mighty Thor during Viking Age (Thor – God of Thunder) and introduces a powerful ancient God-like entity, Knull, Lord of the Abyss.

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Ancient Symbiote God

With The Avengers busy dealing with dead Celestials falling from sky (The Final Host) and the X-Men is nowhere to be found, Venom teams-up with Spider-Man, Miles Morales to face-off against a dragon-like symbiote collective called Grendel. Eddie has fought cancer, Carnage, Toxin and Anti-Venom but never faced anything like these new foes.

After facing Knull, the wicked web-slinger got some new power upgrades that'd come in handy in future. Also, involvement of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a Sym-Soldier Program from long ago is revealed. With a somewhat unpredictable plot twist at the end, Eddie Brock is seemingly left without a purpose but will be back in upcoming arc "The Abyss".
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin | Comics

One of Spider-Man's greatest enemies meets with another to form an unholy bond and get back at him by threatening everyone close to him.

Due to previous unfortunate events, Peter Parker had to ruin Parker Industries and everything it was built on in order to prevent Doctor Octopus or Hydra from misusing any of it. Currently, he is crashing at the couch of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Bobbi Morse AKA Mockingbird when he is not fighting crime.

Aside from that, his adventure as Spider-Man continues and he managed to get a job as Daily Bugle's science section editor. By this time, two mercenaries breach at underwater containment facility called Lock Box to secure a package and releases an artifact known as Zodiac Key.

A year ago, on the same day, Spidey had thrown out the villainous Scorpio into Zodiac Dimension for a year after he gained a year worth of prior knowledge of future. On the same day, Lock Box is breached and he got out while gaining the key as well.

He is eventually taken down and he warns before going to prison that something is coming for the Wall-Crawler, which he brushes off. Elsewhere, those mercenaries arrive to their employer with the package, which turned out to be the Carnage symbiote and the boss being Norman Osborn.

Then he would be called upon to by the current Sorcerer Supreme, Loki in absence of Doctor Strange. Years ago, he owed Spidey a favor and he just wanted to return it now but after a brief adventure together, the latter used it in most unexpected way Laufeyson could ever think of.

Meanwhile, Osborn unleashed the symbiote after repeatedly failing to restore his madness by mystical, psychological or surgical ways. It tries to take over but he offered to teach it becoming more sadistic starting with killing two of his own henchmen.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin | Comics

Carnage is intrigued by Osborn's method of torturing and wanted more but Norman agrees to that for being in full control. Not only does it repair his facial appearance, the symbiote ejected all nanites from his body that was stopping him from becoming Green Goblin.

Alchemax C.E.O. Liz Allan asks Flash Thompson to be present as Agent Anti-Venom during one of their upcoming presentation. There, Phil Urich showed up as Goblin King with his minions, which results in a fight and Peter ended up hitting the jackpot with Mary Jane Watson after the fight.

Peter and Mary Jane were at her apartment passionately making out and reminiscing about their past times together but then remember about their reason for splitting up seeing his costume underneath. Liz asks Flash again to try and retrieve the exploding metal tritium from Goblin King.

In one of his abandoned his gentleman's club, Osborn was talking to someone about Spider-Man whom he abducted and had blindfolded. Hearing some noise downstairs, he goes to check and confronts Phil, who he kills by ripping his heart out when Goblin King attacked him with a flame sword.

Norman came back monologuing to his prisoner explaining how he is going to deal with the Wall-Crawler but his hostage pointed out how Green Goblin has failed over and over in past only to fail each time and accidentally spills a hint.

With that, he managed to deduce the secret identity of the hero and his captive is revealed to be none other than J. Jonah Jameson. He then raids into Daily Bugle looking for the Web-Head and these two gets into a fight. GG threatened everyone with tritium explosives and Spidey managed to contain the blast.

Osborn got impaled on a girder and faking his dying state, he calls Parker near to thank him. Then he turned into a goblin/symbiote hybrid called Red Goblin. With his newfound power, Carnage/Goblin proves to overwhelming for Spider-Man alone.

He offers to leave him alone if he gives up being hero or kill each and everyone he loves. Even with help from his friends Anti-Venom, Clash, Human Torch, Miles Morales and Silk, Pete didn't stand a chance.

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The Loose Thread

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Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin

Despite Spider-Man having an impressive Rogue's Gallery, his villains can get a bit repetitive over times. In 2018, Marvel Comics hired writer Christos Gage (Civil War – House of M, House of M – Avengers) and Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) to solve that problem in "Red Goblin" storyline.

Artists Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Darth Vader – Imperial Machine, Darth Vader – Legacy's End) and Stuart Immonen (Fear Itself, Inferno) delivered illustrations for issues # 794-801 of Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing series.

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Go Down Swinging

Green Goblin has been a terrible menace who terrorized Peter Parker on personal level and in his super-heroism. Carnage is another psychopath who is nearly as ruthless but a lot more chaotic. When two of these terrible personas merges and creates a new one, it surely is a live horror show. With a slow build-up, the plot eventually delivers more twists and turns than readers have probably bargained for.

Throughout the arc, references of the events from One More Day, Secret Empire and The Clone Conspiracy were made. Apparently, it took place between "Hunt For Wolverine" and "Return of Wolverine" crossover events and Wolverine even showed up in a cameo in the first issue of the story.
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