Carnage One-Shot Comic Marks 30 Years Of Symbiote Terror

by Thomas Tuna

Funny–he doesn’t look a day over 29.

Carnage–the scarlet symbiote who’s been making life miserable for Eddie Brock/Venom lately on the big screen–is celebrating 30 years of his Marvel Comics existence next year, and the publishing giant is marking the occasion with a special one-shot Carnage Forever No1, according to a report on Check out the striking cover by Kendrick Lim on this page.

The comic–slated to hit comic book shops Feb. 23, 2022–will also usher in a brand-new Carnage ongoing series that will kick off next March.

Carnage Forever No1 is written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Ram V and Ty Templeton and illustrated by Edgar Salazar, Templeton and other artists.

Johnson–a self-professed “huge fan” of horror stories–said writing about the “unbridled violence and terror of Carnage” has been a “complete thrill” for him. In this one-shot issue, Johnson said Carnage makes “an unexpected bond with a very unexpected kind of character, with all the grisly consequences Carnage fans have come to expect.”

Of course, Carnage has already made his mark on the Silver Screen with VenomLet There Be Carnage, which hit theaters with a bang early last month. The Andy Serkis-directed movie hit the $100-million mark at the box office in just five days, and recently became just the second film in the pandemic era to top the $200-million plateau in the U.S. and Canada.

The Marvel Comics Carnage character was introduced in 1992 in The Amazing SpiderMan No361, eight years after Venom made his four-color debut in the same Spidey title.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Carnage and Venom–in comic book and cinematic forms.

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