Absolute Carnage may be over. But Carnage is still around, there are plenty of implications for what Dylan Brock did, and The Maker is on the run, his own plans for the symbiote codexes scuppered. But in today's Venom #20 this evil Ultimate version of Reed Richards also lays out his own theory for why – and when – we get new symbiotes. Why Venom gave birth to Carnage and so many other symbiotes over the years. And it all ties into the Official History of the Marvel Universe. This might as well be Marvel Comics #1002….
So every new symbiote's emergence is tied into some major threat to the existence. I mean, I get what he's saying, Avengers Disassembled was a disaster of epic proportion. And Civil War II wasn't much better… so what does the emergence of Eddie Brock's son, Dylan Brock, a human/symbiote codex hybrid with his own special abilities mean?
That it's all about a threat to humanity. I wonder if this might inform Donny Cates' upcoming Thor comic run? Or his Guardians Of The Galaxy cosmic finale? Or will it all be in Venom? There is a lot of connective tissue being twanged around the place today…
Venom #20 is published by Marvel Comics today in all good comic shops. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.
VENOM #20 AC
(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello, Jose Carlos Silva (CA) Kyle Hotz
• It's the final tie-in to ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but that doesn't mean superstars Donny Cates and Iban Coello are easing up off the gas!
• You want to know what happens in this one, True Believers? You're going to have to read it! Rated T+In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $3.99