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Extreme Carnage Comes for Scream

Marvel has announced a new symbiotic showdown spinning out of King in BlackExtreme Carnage! Kicking off in July with Extreme Carnage Alpha #1, the event will take place over a series of one-shots, each one spotlighting a different symbiote offspring beginning with Scream! Extreme Carnage: Scream #1 will see the return of writer Clay McLeod Chapman and artist Chris Mooneyham, the hit creative team behind Scream: Curse of Carnage. Their reinvention of one of Marvel’s most iconic—and lethal—symbiotes continues as Scream must find a way to put an end to the twisted vision that Carnage has in store for their kind.

Andi Benton has always been a fighter, and that’s never been truer than since she bonded to the Scream symbiote a few months ago. But even after Absolute Carnage and King in Black, Andi has never had to fight like this — and, worse still, if she can’t save her symbiote from whatever unseen force is affecting it, she might have to do it alone…

Extreme Carnage: Scream #1 features a cover by Skan which you can see below.

Extreme Carnage: Scream #1

Your First Look at the Series Finale of the Sci-Fi Epic Origins

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Origins #6, the final chapter of the limited series by acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrator Jakub Rebelka, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available on April 7, 2021.

Humanity rests in the balance as David and Chloe near the end of their journey. And in their way stands the last enemy either of them ever expected.

Origins #6 featues a main and variant covers by Rebelka.

Origins #6

Preview: King in Black: Scream #1

King in Black: Scream #1

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Garry Brown (CA) Inhyuk Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

SCREAM RETURNS!
• Andi Benton has faced other symbiotes before, but never has she faced the power and might of KNULL himself!
• Does SCREAM have what it takes to put a dent in Knull’s symbiotic armor?
• Or is this the end for SCREAM?

King in Black: Scream #1

Your First Look at Sci-Fi Epic Origins #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Origins #5, the latest issue in the limited series by acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrator Jakub Rebelka, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available in March 2021.

After reaching his long-buried workshop, David, Chloe, and his robot followers must make one final stand to protect their future. But the Network has a secret weapon and will stop at nothing from achieving their ultimate goal of destroying all organic life.

Origins #5 features a main and variant covers by Rebelka and will be available for sale on March 17, 2021.

Origins #5

Get a First Look at Origins #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Origins #4, the latest issue in the limited series by acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrator Jakub Rebelka, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available on February 10, 2021.

When the Network discovers David and Chloe’s refuge, they’re forced to make a devastating sacrifice to escape. To continue into the desolate frozen wastelands towards David’s lab, they’ll need the help of their new-found allies if they want to survive.

ORIGINS #4

King in Black Comes to an End in March With One-Shots and a Final Issue!

Earlier this month, KING IN BLACK #1 hit stands, and fans finally saw masterminds Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman plunge the Marvel Universe into darkness with the long-dreaded arrival of Knull. With four issues left and multiple exciting tie-in issues, things are just getting started. It’s all leading up to the final showdown in KING IN BLACK #5, which will bring this epic event to a close. Be there when the very fate of all symbiotes is decided, and the future of the saga of Venom is revealed. Check out the haunting cover by Ryan Stegman below and ask yourself: what is a god to a non-believer?

Also out in March will be essential one-shots starring some of your favorite Marvel heroes. Spidey is in for the fight of his life when the city around him erupts into chaos under Knull’s influence. Find out if he has what it takes to turn the tide in the action-packed KING IN BLACK: SPIDER-MAN by writer Jed MacKay and artist Michele Bandini. The war for Hell’s throne meets the war against the God of Symbiotes when Johnny Blaze gets caught in the madness of King in Black in KING IN BLACK: GHOST RIDER by writer Ed Brisson and artist Juan Frigeri. Scream makes her highly-anticipated return in KING IN BLACK: SCREAM by writer Clay McLeod Chapman and artist Garry Brown. Will her return be short-lived or does she hold the key to putting a dent in Knull’s symbiotic armor? And newlywed Young Avengers Wiccan and Hulkling’s honeymoon is taken over by symbiotes in KING IN BLACK: HULKLING AND WICCAN by writer Tini Howard and artist Luciano Vecchio. Also spinning out of KING BLACK, everyone’s favorite Korbinite finds a new destiny in BETA RAY BILL, a new series written and drawn by Daniel Warren Johnson.

Don’t miss the pulse-pounding final chapters of KING IN BLACK when they arrive this March.

KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)

Written by DONNY CATES
Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)

KING IN BLACK: GHOST RIDER #1

Written by ED BRISSON
Art by JUAN FRIGERI
Cover by WILL SLINEY

KING IN BLACK: GHOST RIDER #1

KING IN BLACK: SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by JED MACKAY
Art by MICHELE BANDINI
Cover by CARLOS GOMEZ

KING IN BLACK: SPIDER-MAN #1

KING IN BLACK: SCREAM #1

Written by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN
Art by GARRY BROWN
Cover by INKHYUK LEE

KING IN BLACK: SCREAM #1

KING IN BLACK: WICCAN AND HULKLING #1

Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover by JIM CHEUNG

KING IN BLACK: WICCAN AND HULKLING #1

BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 5)

Written by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
Art and Cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

BETA RAY BILL #1 (OF 5)

Get a First Look at Sci Fi Epic Origins #3

BOOM! Studios has released the first look at Origins #3, the latest issue in the limited series by acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrator Jakub Rebelka, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available on January 13, 2021.

Chloe and David have discovered a lost city, populated by the robot servants of long dead humanity. But now that they’ve encountered their first human being in over a century, will they help Chloe and David – or become their enemies?

Origins #3

Get a First Look at Origins #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Origins #2, the next issue in the limited series by acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman, illustrator Jakub Rebelka, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Jim Campbell, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who brought about its destruction, available in December 2020.

Nowhere is safe on the planet that David helped destroy, including the secret hideout where he was brought back to life as the last living human. When enemy AI attacks, David and his robot guardian, Chloe, must face an impossible mission in search of answers. It’s a dangerous journey but humanity’s only hope lies in the father of robotics going back to where it all started – no matter the cost.

Origins #2 features main cover art by Rebelka, will be available for sale on December 9, 2020.

Origins #2

Review: Origins #1

Origins #1

In the future, humanity has been destroyed. A baby is born who may be the only hope. His name is David and his birth is one of science and technology, a plan to right the wrongs. Origins #1 is an intriguing first issue that is full of mystery and teasing. It’s also a frustrating debut in some ways in that the teaser text explains for more as to what’s going on and I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

Origins #1 is written by Clay McLeod but the series is created by Arash Amel, Lee Krieger, and Joseph Oxford. An interesting debut, it’s steeped in mystery as the issue feels like it’s mostly driven by its visuals. Chloe through a lot of narrative, speaks to David through the years hinting at his role, who he is, and what’s going on. Very little specifics are laid out other than something wants David dead. What that is exactly is unknown other than its description as “The Network”.

And that unknown is both interesting and frustrating.

The description of Origins #1 goes into far greater detail as to the world and who David is. That information is only hinted at, and even then, barely in the first issue. It’s a comic where by the time I got to the end I’m honestly unsure if I’d have felt differently about it if I had gone in with no knowledge of what it was about.

To read Origins #1 feels like being in an open-world video game where your exact next steps are unknown and you only know the general concept of the game. As a reader, I found myself trying to figure out where things were going as an initial intro cut-scene played.

The art by Jakub Rebelka is fantastic. Joined by Patricio Delpeche and letterer Jim Campbell, the design is familiar but otherworldly. It’d be easy to riff on so much of what has come before but the design here feels very unique and thought out. There’s a beauty to much of the green and overgrown foliage that belies a menace underneath. But, it’s the small details that really jump out. What’s covered by plants and by how much. How a corpse is propped up and where. Various things about the animals that have taken over. Each tell a story and hint at the mystery we’re presented.

Origins #1 is a debut where I want to explore more of the world. It definitely feels like there’s a greater concept out there and this may have been a video game adapted for comics but the debut has me intrigued. I want to come back and learn more about David and this world he’s been born into to. This is a journey I want to go on and a mystery I want to solve. But, for many, it’ll be a frustrating debut that doesn’t hook you quickly enough. For those of us who spent hours in Myst wandering around though, it’s a start we’re more than familiar with.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman Art: Jakub Rebelka
Created by: Arash Amel, Lee Krieger, Joseph Oxford
Color: Patricio Delpeche Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 7.75 Art: 8.65 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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