The Absolute Carnage trade paperback by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman was solicited as collecting Absolute Carnage #1-5 and at 176 pages, would cost $24.99.
However, retailers have just been told by Marvel that it will now collect Absolute Carnage #1-5 and the Free Comic Book Day Venom/Spider-Man comic that set it up back in May. The book will now be 200 pages long, But will cost five bucks more at $29.99.
Ironic that a Free Comic Book Day title would now cost $5 more. But that's the world. It will be out on January 8th in comic stores, January 20th in bookstores, final orders are this weekend… of course, Amazon still has the old price plus discount… which might make it cheaper for comic stores to order copies from Amazon rather than Diamond. If they can stand the wait.
Paint the town red…blood red! Carnage, the psychotic offspring of Venom, has returned – and he plans to slaughter everyone who's ever worn a symbiote! Cletus Kasady has skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but now he stands poised to make his grand return to New York – and he's more powerful than ever! To make matters worse, a new player is on the board, and it's not who you'd expect! Spider-Man and Venom must face down Carnage's madness, but things aren't looking good. Barely able to escape with their lives, the uneasy allies have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs. And the hard truth is that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece…if they make it out at all!