Marvel Comics Reveals Carnage’s New Look At Part Of VENOM’s “Symbiosis Necrosis” Crossover Event

Marvel Comics recently announced plans for a new Venom and Carnage crossover event titled “Symbiosis Necrosis.” Today, we have a first look for you, confirming the villainous Cletus Kasady is getting a demonic new look! 

Written by current Venom and Carnage scribes Torunn Grønbekk and Al Ewing and drawn by Ken Lashley and Pere Pérez, the four-part crossover will take over both titles in March and April. It all begins when Carnage, fresh off his latest slaughter spree in Death of the Venomverse, targets Eddie Brock – and how better to get to his mortal enemy than going after Eddie’s son, and fellow Venom, Dylan?

The father/son pair are currently on interwoven journeys across space and time in the pages of Venom but their paths will collide dramatically when Dylan faces off against Cletus for the first time. Along the way, we’ll see Dylan get a power-up, a shocking new twist to Cletus and Carnage’s bond, and an epic showdown with the only symbiote that the villain truly fears…Anti-Venom!

It all kicks off in Venom #31 where, born anew in symbiote goo and blood, Cletus Kasady is more dangerous and violent than ever before – and has his sights dead set on the unsuspecting Venom. Untested against the might of his symbiotic sibling without his father by his side, will Dylan Brock be able to hold the sadistic serial killer at bay? Or will Carnage live up to its namesake and leave another brutalized symbiote host in its wake?

Sharing what fans can expect from the crossover, Grønbekk said, “There is some family drama going on here because technically they’re both the child of Eddie or Venom in a sort of strange way and it felt natural to bring them together. It brings up, especially for Dylan, all the secrets that Venom has kept from him. Venom was the one who made Eddie do horrible things.”

“If Dylan sees the full extent of what Venom has done in this world, it might not be great. And Carnage being as sadist as he is, he doesn’t just want to kill Dylan, he wants Dylan to be aware of everything that Venom has done,” the writer continues. “And it turns into a sort of spectacular thing. And then it sort of it takes a turn. And I’m not going to say what kind of turn, but it doesn’t go the way you think it will.”

You can check out all four of the crossover’s covers below along with Cafu’s design sheet for Carnage’s new look in “Symbiosis Necrosis.”

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VENOM #31
Written by TORUNN GRØNBEKK
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by CAFU
On Sale 3/6

CARNAGE #5 
Written by TORUNN GRØNBEKK
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On Sale 3/13

VENOM #32
Written by AL EWING
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by CAFU
On Sale 4/3

CARNAGE #6
Written by TORUNN GRØNBEKK
Art by PERE PÉREZ
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On Sale 4/10