Warning: Minor SPOILERS for Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel
The Captain Marvel movie may have been a hit for introducing Carol Danvers into the MCU, but it was her alien cat that really stole audiences' hearts. Now those hearts will be breaking, as the Flerken finally attempts to swallow Captain Marvel whole... with a little help from Carnage.
As the movie established with a new wave of Captain Marvel fans, Carol's pet is not actually a 'cat,' but an alien being called a Flerken. The adorable species are feared across the Marvel Universe, and the movie showed why: when it wishes, the Flerken can deploy gigantic, monstrous tentacles to swallow beings or objects whole. It was for that very reason that when Carnage declared war on every former symbiote host in Marvel's comic universe, he first made sure to clear the Flerken off the board. And while readers watched in horror as Captain Marvel's cat was swallowed by Carnage, it seemed the end... but now, death might have been better.
Despite its absence since the attack, Captain Marvel hasn't had time to actually investigate Chewie's disappearance (the cat's original name in comics). But thanks to the official preview released by Marvel, readers have been warned that "Carnage has been monitoring former hosts for weeks by infecting small animals close to them with his symbiote--including Captain Marvel's pet cat/alien Flerkin, Chewie..." And after watching for weeks, the time has come to launch the attack. It apparently begins as a total surprise to Carol in her Absolute Carnage tie-in issue, and fans should be warned that the preview is about as nightmarish a version of Carnage-Chewie as can be imagined. So while holding out hope this isn't the end for Chewie, take a look at the official preview pages below:
Will Captain Marvel ever be able to trust her beloved Flerken after this horrifying, symbiote-fueled betrayal? That's a tough question to answer... since she'll have to survive the fight, first.Check out the solicitation details and plot synopsis for Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel coming Wednesday, November 20th below:
- ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
- Release Date: November 20th, 2019
- Written by: Emily Ryan Lerner
- Art by: Andrea Broccardo
- Cover by: David Nakayama
- Chewie’s been Carnagized, and Carol ain’t happy about it! It’s Earth’s Mightiest Hero against a symbiotic space cat – what more could you need?!
Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel #1 will be available in your local comic book shop on November 20th, 2019.