Spider-Man villain Carnage is Mary Jane in new Marvel Comics reveal

Spider-Man villain Carnage is Mary Jane in new Marvel Comics reveal

The Marvel Universe is within the thick of the Venom King in Black crossover, and that may imply just one factor: You get a symbiote! You get a symbiote! Everybody will get an evil-mind-controlled-by-a-space-god symbiote!

But there’s one new symbiote on the block that’s truly obtained a reasonably cool editorial story behind it. Writer Seanan McGuire kicked off a run on Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider in 2018, simply in time for the broader world to be launched to the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. That run continued till earlier this yr, when the collection revealed its remaining challenge. But McGuire is again, and her King in Black tie-in picks up simply one of many plot threads she needed to abandon.

The Mary Jane of Ghost-Spider’s residence universe is the latest model of Carnage.

What else is going on within the pages of our favourite comics? We’ll inform you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly record of the books that our comics editor loved this previous week. It’s half society pages of superhero lives, half studying suggestions, half “look at this cool art.” There could also be some spoilers. There might not be sufficient context. But there shall be nice comics. (And if you happen to missed the final version, learn this.)

Gwenom vs. Carnage #1

“You can call me Carnage!” Knull Symbiote Mary Jane rears up and snarls at Ghost-Spider, in Gwenom vs. Carnage #1, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Seanan McGuire, Flaviano/Marvel Comics

According to a letter on the finish of Gwenom vs. Carnage #1, MJ Carnage was one of many first concepts that McGuire pitched to Marvel editorial, and King in Black was an unmissable likelihood for the plot line to bear fruit.

Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1

In full costume, Yara Flor stomps into the normal living room of two brothers, the traditional Brazilian gods of the sun and moon to admonish the sun brother for downing a helicopter earlier in the day, in Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Dan Watters, Leila Del Duca/DC Comics

If you’re searching for extra Yara Flor and Jon Kent in your life, their Future State team-up e book may be very enjoyable. I like the offended stomp Leila Del Duca has Yara in on this panel, in addition to Dan Watters’ very Sandman-y concept of a few brother gods hanging out on a farm and brewing booze.


Cable steps through a K gate, after being absorbed by a Knull symbiote, covered in a venomized version of his hooded costume, toting both a sword and a huge gun, in SWORD #2, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti/Marvel Comics

It’s the entire ’90s rolled into one: Cable is a symbiote now. Enjoy this character redesign whereas it lasts.

A Man Among Ye #4

A pirate scoffs at the idea of an all-female crew, after which Iris buries her axes in his chest, killing him. “What?” she says to the others, “I did not like him,” in A Man Among Ye #4, Image Comics (2021).

Image: Stephanie Phillips, Craig Cermak/Image Comics

Every new challenge of A Man Among Ye I believe, “This is simply what Pirates of the Caribbean would have been like if it was solely concerning the feminine characters,” and that most likely appeals to lots of you studying this.

Future State: Dark Detective #4

An injured, cape-less Batman groans he hauls himself over the edge of a rooftop in a neon splashed Gotham full of hologram ads and red underlights in Future State: Dark Detective #1, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora/DC Comics

If Future State: Dark Detective begins out somewhat sluggish for one thing as fast as Future State guarantees to be, but when it’s any indication of Mariko Tamaki’s Batman vibe, I’m going to take pleasure in her upcoming Detective Comics run quite a bit. Mostly I wished to say: Look on the work artist Dan Mora and colorist Jordie Bellaire are doing on these pages, I imply wow.

Home Sick Pilots #2

A girl crouches in the dark with a grinning man in a suit with crooked teeth. Instead of a normal head, above his mouth is simply a large horse shoe, ends pointing up like horns. “Uhhh... do you feel... better?” she aks, “Now we’re back here?” The horse shoe ghost just grins sinisterly, in Home Sick Pilots #2, Image Comics (2021).

Image: Dan Watters, Caspar Wijngaard/Image Comics

Home Sick Pilots continues very enjoyable in its second challenge, a creepy yarn a couple of highschool child who by chance turns into cursed to gather all of the lacking ghosts that belong to a lethal haunted home, and the opposite members of her punk band who attempt to discover her.

King in Black: Thunderbolts #1

Batroc the Leaper and Taskmaster (unmasked) look over the body of a fallen Knull symbiote/human. “There is a man inside there,” says Batroc. “Yeah, it’s like Venom,” Taskmaster answers. “There is a man inside Venom?!” Batroc exclaims, in King in Black: Thunderbolts #1, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Matthew Rosenberg, Juan Ferreyra/Marvel Comics

I can’t communicate for King in Black: Thunderbolts #1 total, however these panels gave me a very good outdated stomach snicker. It helps to know that the shocked man is Batroc the Leaper, and so every little thing he says is in an outrageous French accent.

Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

A beautifully laid out two page spread montage of Superwoman becoming friends and sharing activities with an agender alien shapeshifter in Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

Image: Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage/DC Comics

Shoutout to Marguerite Sauvage, whose work in Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman is simply gorgeous.

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