Comic Book Resources (CBR) revealed an exclusive look at a few uncolored and unlettered pages by artist Kim Jacinto from the upcoming annual, along with an interview with Bunn.
Bunn realizes that just because Kasady is Carnage again doesn't mean he will be restoring the status quo.
"This story helps Carnage redefine his mission statement (if someone like Carnage can actually have a mission statement) and refocus on being the violent mass murderer he was meant to be," he says. In the recent past (post-resurrection), writers like Zeb Wells, Christopher Yost, and even Bunn tried to fix Carnage by making him into some sort of evil mastermind (Carnage: Family Feud leading into Carnage U.S.A.) or consort with other evil masterminds ("Minimum Carnage").
|Cletus Kasady has had some weird redesigns, but this one is almost fitting.|
I've always called this issue "Carnage: Homecoming." That's what it's all about: Bringing Carnage home, back to the brass tacks of the character. When Carnage first burst onto the scene, he was a servant of chaos and disorder. Over time, he went through a lot of changes. He started to form plans that went beyond mayhem and murder. And it never worked out for him. Now, Cletus and the symbiote have been torn away from one another, so Carnage wants to go back to what he's best at—killing randomly.
|The collective, initial fan reaction: "HOLY SHIT!"|
As if the new info and art from the annual weren't enough to keep me and my fellow symbiote fans giddy for 2014, CBR and Bunn dropped another geek bomb today with the announcement of an upcoming Deadpool vs Carnage four-issue limited series in April. Bunn has risen in fan popularity with his recent Deadpool works with Marvel, including Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool Killustrated, and Deadpool Kills Deadpool. Add his popularity with symbiote fans from his work with Venom and the general fan attraction Deadpool, Carnage, and their pairing off enjoys, and you get one of the hottest Marvel titles of 2014. Salva Espin will be teaming up with Bunn once more for this epic showdown between the Merc with a Mouth and one of the Marvel Universe's deadliest serial killers.
Are you excited from all of this Carnage news? Are you a fan of Bunn's work with symbiotes and Deadpool? Who do you think will win in the upcoming battle? Let us know in the comments below!