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Part of Summer of Symbiotes, Carnage Reigns is set to heat things up

One of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes, and seemingly incapable of being killed, Carnage is back again, and this time in Iron Man’s Extrembiote armor.

Extrem… biote?

I admit, I’m a little out of the loop in the finer points of Marvel’s last few years of crossover events. If you are too, then you’ll be thrilled to learn that the Extrembiote Armor is more or less an Iron Man suit that Tony Stark created to battle the Knull in King in Black.

But it won’t be a hero donning the powerful suit in Carnage Reigns. Nope, it’ll be none other than Cletus Kasady himself. And do you know what that means? Yep, it means Carnage Reigns.

The latest in Marvel’s symbiote-powered series of crossovers, Carnage Reigns will be a part of Summer of Symbiotes, and see the title villain go head to head with both Miles Morales and Red Goblin, otherwise known as Normie Osborn.

Here’s your rundown of the opening salvo:

  • In RED GOBLIN #5, Normie Osborn is the new Red Goblin, and he’s trying to escape his family legacy by proving himself as a hero. But when that eagerness puts him on a collision course with Carnage, Normie and his symbiote will emerge from this issue forever changed!
  • In CARNAGE #14, Cletus Kasady’s hunger has grown beyond limitation, and so has his ambition. With his soul trapped within the Extrembiote Armor created by Tony Stark during King in Black, Cletus has the means to level an untold amount of chaos on the entire Marvel Universe, and he may just leave a certain wall-crawling hero dead in his wake.
  • In MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7, Cletus Kasady has unleashed maximum carnage upon New York City with the awesome power of his new Extrembiote, and the only one left standing in his way is Miles Morales, who may have stumbled upon Cletus’ one weakness – which means Cletus will stop at nothing to put Miles down for good. To have a chance at stopping him, Miles will need help from the most unexpected allies…Cletus got an upgrade – why can’t Miles?!
  • And in CARNAGE REIGNS OMEGA #1, Cletus Kasady finally gets what he’s been after and unlocks new and terrifying possibilities with his Extrembiote armor, setting the stage for the next VENOM epic! Miles Morales can call in all the backup he wants – but he and his allies will learn the hard way that CARNAGE RULES!

All of the above kicks off with Carnage Reigns Alpha, which will be hitting stands on May 5th, from the team of writers Alex Paknadel and Cody Ziglar, and a team of artists that includes Julius Ohta.

Here’s the full checklist:

  • CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1 – 75960620665000111
    • Written by ALEX PAKNADEL & CODY ZIGLAR
    • Art by JULIUS OHTA AND MORE!
    • Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
    • On Sale 5/3
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #6 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 2 – 75960620483000611
    • Written by CODY ZIGLAR
    • Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI
    • Cover by DIKE RUAN
    • On Sale 5/17
  • CARNAGE #13 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 3 – 75960620243001311
    • Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
    • Art by FRANCESCO MANNA
    • Cover by KENDRICK “kunkka” LIM
    • On Sale 5/31
  • RED GOBLIN #5 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 4
    • Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
    • Art by JAN BAZALDUA
    • Cover by INHYUK LEE
    • On Sale 6/7
  • CARNAGE #14 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 5
    • Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
    • Art by FRANCESCO MANNA
    • Cover by KENDRICK “kunkka” LIM
    • On Sale 6/14
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 6
    • Written by CODY ZIGLAR
    • Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI
    • Cover by DIKE RUAN
    • On Sale 6/21
  • CARNAGE REIGNS OMEGA #1
    • Written by CODY ZIGLAR
    • Art by JULIUS OHTA 
    • Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
    • On Sale 6/28

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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