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VENOM Trades His Symbiote For Captain America's Shield

When Eddie Brock gets backed into a corner without his Venom symbiote, it's a chance to see what he can do with Captain America's shield.

Venom With Captain America Shield

Warning: Minor SPOILERS for Absolute Carnage #4

The Absolute Carnage event hasn't been easy on Eddie Brock, whether in or out of the Venom symbiote. It's been an uphill battle against superior numbers since the start, and now that the symbiote has abandoned Eddie for a stronger host--creating the beautiful Venom Hulk in the process--it's time for Eddie to embrace some other heroes' arsenals... starting with the shield of Captain America. Carnage doesn't know what he's in for.

After the previous issue of Absolute Carnage gathered the likes of Captain America, Spider-Man, and Bruce Banner to offer help to Eddie Brock and his son, Cletus Kasady got the upper hand. Waiting for the heroes to have their bodies cleaned of all symbiote residue, and be knocked out for precious minutes, Carnage chose that window to strike. So with Captain America, and the other Avengers out cold, Carnage comes for Dylan Brock and Peter Parker's godson, Normie Osborn. But his father Eddie isn't about to step aside.

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The official preview for Absolute Carnage shows what happens after the previous issue's incredible Venom Hulk cliffhanger, as Eddie and Peter flee with their young wards into a nearby weapons bunker (leaving Venom's child Sleeper to fend for itself, we might add). It's a touching moment between Eddie and Peter, putting their complicated past behind them for the sake of their son and godson. But it's Eddie's plan to arm up with whatever anti-symbiote weaponry is on hand--as well as Captain America's shield--that is going to get fans excited. Check out the preview pages below:

Absolute Carnage 4 Comic Cover
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The stage is set for one heck of a fight, as Eddie Brock finally gets the chance to show how much fight he's got in him--without a symbiote boosting his abilities. We would expect it to be less of a spectacle as a result, but with his son's life on the line, Captain America's shield on his arm, and who knows what other anti-symbiote weaponry in his hands... anything is possible. After all, Absolute Carnage hasn't been tame to this point. Readers will be able to see the rest of this fight for themselves when Absolute Carnage #4 hits physical and digital store shelves next Wednesday, but be sure to read on below for the full credits and plot synopsis.

  • ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4 (OF 5)
  • Release Date: October 16th, 2019
  • Written by: Donny Cates
  • Art by: Ryan Stegman
  • Cover Art by: Ryan Stegman
  • THE PENULTIMATE CHAPTER OF THE SYMBIOTIC EVENT OF THE YEAR! Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice. But what IS the ultimate sacrifice? Of the two beings that are bonded as VENOM, which will make it out alive?

Absolute Carnage #4 will be available at your local comic book shop, and direct from Marvel Comics on October 16th, 2019.

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