For the celebration of 35 years of Venom debut, Marvel announced Summer of Symbiotes. There will be hell lot of Symbiotic crossovers.
Everything started with Carnage Reigns. It is a crossover of Miles Morales vs Carnage written by Alex Paknadel and Cody Ziglar and featuring art by Julius Ohta, Jan Bazaldua, Federico Vicentini, and Francesco Manna.
Here is the official synopsis for the event.
Cletus Kasady is back, and of course, he is more powerful and bloodthirsty than ever before! “With his soul trapped within the Extrembiote Armor created by Tony Stark during the King in Black event, Cletus has the means to level an untold amount of chaos and, well, carnage on New York City and the entire Marvel Universe. But like any good Tony Stark invention, the Extremis coursing through Cletus’ symbiotic veins needs POWER, and that means Cletus is HUNGRY. Good thing Brooklyn’s very own Spider-Man is there to stand in his way! If he survives their first encounter, that is.”
Summer of Symbiotes officially begins with Cult Of Carnage: Misery on May 2023 along with Carnage Reigns.
Liz Allen mother of Normie Osborn is unaware about Red Goblin current status. But she knew Red Goblin has been active and has been seen very close to her home.
What to read before Summer of Symbiotes?
The story of Carnage, Venom, and the other symbiotes changed a lot these recent years, starting with the Absolute Carnage, then the King in Black event. The consequences of that event led to Extreme Carnage which open the way for the new Carnage series. You also need to read Spider-Man’s Dark Web event which open the way for the Red Goblin series.
Summer of Symbiotes Reading Order
Cult Of Carnage: Misery #1
Cult Of Carnage: Misery #2
Cult Of Carnage: Misery #3
Cult Of Carnage: Misery #4
Cult Of Carnage: Misery #5
Carnage Reigns Alpha (2023) #1
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #6
Carnage (2022) #13
Red Goblin (2022) #5
Carnage (2022) #14
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #7
Carnage Reigns Omega (2023) #1
Red Goblin #6
After Carnage Reigns, Red Goblin #6 will kick off a new story called Nature vs Nurture. Normie Osborn and his symbiote will duke it out to see if the murderous urges will be controlled or unleashed.
Web of Carnage
Venom #22 and #23
Death of the Venomverse
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