The Third Eye Guide to Absolute Carnage

Published August 2nd, 2019

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The Third Eye Guide to the biggest Venom / Carnage storyline since MAXIMUM CARNAGE!

VENOM writer Donny Cates & VENOM artist Ryan Stegman deliver the culmination of their work in building the VENOM mythos with ABSOLUTE CARNAGE — get into the best take on the symbiote in ages with this awesome event!

We’ve been loving what Marvel has going in 2019, and one of the most anticipated reads for us has gotta be ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, which is the explosive culmination of all the cool stuff that Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman began in their VENOM run with Knull, and more!

Now, the Cult of Carnage goes into full swing, and we could not be more stoked! The Lovecraftian horror take that has become a major part of the expanded symbiote mythos that Cates and Stegman have created is in full effect in this new series, and we’re loving every second of it!

What’s the scoop on ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? Encompassing every character who’s ever worn a symbiote or been affected by the symbiotes of the Marvel Universe will feel the tendrils of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE!

From stars like Eddie Brock, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and more to more obscure symbiotes like Scream — this book will be tying together everything in a major way, and judging from the quality of what we’ve already seen in Donny and Ryan’s amazing VENOM run – it’s going to be big!

After turning Venom’s world upside down a year ago, DONNY CATES and RYAN STEGMAN are about to put the Sinister Symbiote through hell again, only this time CARNAGE has come calling, and everyone who’s ever worn a symbiote is dead in his sights!

He’s skirted the periphery of the Marvel Universe for months, but Cletus Kasady at last stands poised to make his grand return to New York in a blistering 60-PAGE story… and he wants to paint the town red!

Join us Wednesday 8/7/19 for our ABSOLUTE CARNAGE Day-1 Launch Party!

We are so stoked about ABSOLUTE CARNAGE that we’re hosting a special DAY-1 launch event to kick it off, and give you first chance at jumping on board with all the killer exclusive covers and goodies Marvel has in store for it!

In fact, Marvel has hooked us up with a special LAUNCH PARTY exclusive cover of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 that we’ll have for normal cover price $7.99 while supplies last!

Our ABSOLUTE CARNAGE launch party will be at all Third Eye locations, and will have the following awesome stuff going:

  • 1 MARK OF CARNAGE Symbiote Temporaty Tattoo free with purchase of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1
  • First crack at purchasing all the exclusive ABSOLUTE CARNAGE variant covers
  • Take part in our CARNAGE BLOODY CARNAGE Pre-Order Special, available launch day only, to pre-order the entire 5-issue ABSOLUTE CARNAGE mini-series for just $24.99 and save 15%
  • Be a part of our BLOOD WILL RUN sale on all Symbiote-related graphic novels!

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Collect ALL THE ABSOLUTE CARNAGE variants with our  exclusive THIRD EYE Cover Bundle Offers! 

With a book as big as ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, there’s some pretty rad variants on the horizon, and we cannot wait. We’ve put together some special bundles to help you save big on all those alternate variants!

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE Lethal Protector Bundle – Get all the basic covers for just $69.99 (normally 59.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 7.99
  • COVER B ARTGERM 7.99
  • COVER C Action Figure Variant 7.99
  • COVER D Ron Lim Variant 7.99
  • COVER E Kyle Hotz Connecting Variant 7.99
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  • COVER G YOUNG GUNS Kuder Variant 7.99
  • COVER H DEODATO PARTY Variant 7.99

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 SEPARATION ANXIETY Bundle – Get all the basic covers + the 1:10 & 1:25 Ratio Variants for $99.99 (normally $119.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 7.99
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  • COVER E Kyle Hotz Connecting Variant 7.99
  • COVER F Blank Variant 7.99
  • COVER G YOUNG GUNS Kuder Variant 7.99
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  • COVER I DEL OTTO 1:25 Variant 24.99
  • COVER J GRANOV 1:25 Variant 24.99

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE REIGNING BLOOD Bundle – Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (excluding the 1:500) for $189.99 (normally $219.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 7.99
  • COVER B ARTGERM 7.99
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  • COVER D Ron Lim Variant 7.99
  • COVER E Kyle Hotz Connecting Variant 7.99
  • COVER F Blank Variant 7.99
  • COVER G YOUNG GUNS Kuder Variant 7.99
  • COVER H DEODATO PARTY Variant 7.99
  • COVER I DEL OTTO 1:25 Variant 24.99
  • COVER J GRANOV 1:25 Variant 24.99
  • COVER K BRADSHAW 1:50 Variant 49.99
  • COVER L BAGLEY HIDDEN GEM 1:100 VARIANT $99.99

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ABSOLUTE CARNAGE MAXIMUM CARNAGE Bundle – Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (including the 1:500) for $599.99 (normally $8200.00) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 7.99
  • COVER B ARTGERM 7.99
  • COVER C Action Figure Variant 7.99
  • COVER D Ron Lim Variant 7.99
  • COVER E Kyle Hotz Connecting Variant 7.99
  • COVER F Blank Variant 7.99
  • COVER G YOUNG GUNS Kuder Variant 7.99
  • COVER H DEODATO PARTY Variant 7.99
  • COVER I DEL OTTO 1:25 Variant 24.99
  • COVER J GRANOV 1:25 Variant 24.99
  • COVER K BRADSHAW 1:50 Variant 49.99
  • COVER L BAGLEY HIDDEN GEM 1:100 VARIANT $99.99
  • COVER M ABSOLUTE CARNAGE ARTGERM VIRGIN 1:500 VARIANT

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Wanna Catch Up On Your Venom & Carnage Reads Before ABSOLUTE CARNAGE? Start with Third Eye’s TOP 5 Symbiote Stunners!

We know after getting all hyped about HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X, you’re probably itching to dig into some X-MEN goodness, and we’ve put together our TOP 5 X-Reads to hold you over until things kick off at the end of July!

VENOM VOL.1 REX

This is where it all begins. The saga of Knull, the compelling introduction to the lore behind the VENOM symbiote, and so much more as Eddie Brock becomes the most interesting we’ve seen since his introduction in ASM #300! Ryan Stegman kills it with incredible artwork, and Donny’s writing is on point throughout. Highly recommended. Snag the first volume and get on board!

In VENOM VOL.1, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York. With it, something equally evil has been awakened in that most wicked of web-slingers: Venom!

The symbiote may still be a Lethal Protector of innocents in New York, but this never-before-seen threat could possibly force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including its human host, Eddie Brock!

As Eddie and Venom summon the strength to defend New York against the most powerful foe they’ve ever faced, there’s one more thing standing in their way: Miles Morales, Spider-Man! Two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, join forces to deliver a Venom adventure a thousand years in the making! Collecting VENOM (2018) #1-6.

VENOM VOL.2 ABYSS – The 2nd volume in the Cates / Stegman VENOM run, and it’s every bit as good, if not better than the first.

In VENOM VOL.2, is it Venom no more?!

Just when you thought the blockbuster story of Venom couldn’t get any more intense, Donny Cates turns the world of Eddie Brock on its head – again!

But this time it won’t be dragons and god-hosts and breakneck action.

No, no. This time Eddie’s going through an emotional meat grinder the likes of which has never been seen in the Marvel Universe!

As Eddie finds himself truly alone for the first time in a long time, the silence is deafening.

Plus: San Francisco offers anything but a happy homecoming thanks to Eddie’s estranged father – and the little brother he never knew he had. Will Eddie’s return to his old stomping grounds reveal secrets better kept buried? Collecting VENOM (2018) #7-12.

MAXIMUM CARNAGE– The story that started it all for Cletus Kasady — MAXIMUM CARNAGE!

Not only do we see the introduction of Carnage, and all the mayhem he’s capable of bringing, but we also see the seeds planted for so much of what would impact the world of Marvel’s symbiotes down the road.

A must-read, make sure you snag the full trade paperback!

The perennial fan-favorite collection, back in print! Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man’s criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger!

Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil: Black Cat, Cloak & Dagger, Firestar, Captain America, Deathlok and … Venom?! Spider-Man’s worst enemy becomes his uneasy ally in the battle to halt Carnage’s mad rampage.

But when he finds himself at odds with a number of his allies, who want to finish Carnage and his cronies once and for all, Spider-Man must decide whether to violate his personal code of honor to rid the world of pure evil. Can the web-slinger find an alternative before it’s too late?

Either choice carries dire consequences! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #378-380, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #201-203, SPIDER-MAN #35-37, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #1 and #2, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #101-103.

VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR TP – The iconic first limited series of the ultimate anti-hero – LETHAL PROTECTOR is pretty much the gold standard for a VENOM story, and sets the bar pretty darn high.

In fact, it was so good, it gave birth to a TON of gnarly spin-off series that were pretty killer as well!

What’s the scoop on it? Venom – alien symbiote and defender of the innocent! When Eddie Brock heads West, there’s no shortage of enemies waiting to test his resolve – including the Jury!

Plus: Spider-Man meets Venom’s father!

And Venom gives birth to a whole new horde of sinister symbiotes! It’s the original Venom in his first – and deadliest – solo series! Collecting VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6.

VENOM: PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES – Want a great back story on the various Symbiotes, and their alien origins? PLANET OF THE SYMBIOTES dropped a lot of the seeds that would eventually help develop into the iconic run that Cates has been building on with Stegman in VENOM and now ABSOLUTE CARNAGE!

Fearing the growing influence of his “other,” Eddie Brock takes the drastic step of splitting himself from the Venom symbiote!

But the unwitting result is a full-scale invasion by its alien race! As more and more humans are taken as hosts, Eddie must team with Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider to save Earth from being overrun.

And to do so, they must journey to the Planet of the Symbiotes! But whose side will the Venom symbiote be on?

And amid all the chaos, Carnage awakens from his coma – and plans to absorb as many symbiotes as he can! Can our heroes deal with a 50-foot-tall psychopath?

It’s a symbiotic sci-fi super hero spectacular! Collecting material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, VENOM SUPER SPECIAL, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL.

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