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Published March 31, 2023

'Carnage Reigns' Crossover Throws Miles Morales into the Most Brutal Fight of His Life

Miles Morales faces Cletus Kasady in a visceral showdown that begins in 'Carnage Reigns Alpha' #1, on sale May 3.

This May, Miles Morales swings into his darkest battle yet in CARNAGE REIGNS!

Original Carnage host Cletus Kasady is back and more powerful and bloodthirsty than ever before! And he has a score to settle with Miles—and with all of New York City! Part of the overarching SUMMER OF SYMBIOTES, an entire season of symbiote insanity, the two iconic characters will go head-to-head this thrilling crossover between their respective ongoing titles as well as the new symbiote series starring Normie Osborn, RED GOBLIN.

Crafted by CARNAGE writer Alex Paknadel and MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN writer Cody Ziglar and featuring art by Julius Ohta, Jan Bazaldua, Federico Vicentini, and Francesco Manna, the seven-part epic kicks off with a giant-sized one-shot, CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1. 

Fans can get their first look at what promises to be one of Mile Morales’ most intense stories in the new CARNAGE REIGNS trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork. The trailer shows some of the brutality Miles will have to confront in this visceral showdown with the most terrifying villain in the Marvel Universe.

"CARNAGE REIGNS is an old-fashioned David and Goliath story pitting a greener Spider-Man against the most sadistic monster in the Marvel Universe—Cletus Kasady!” Paknadel explained to Bloody Disgusting. "Miles has only been this out of his depth on a handful of occasions, which is a gift from a storytelling perspective. I've really enjoyed crafting this tale with Cody Ziglar, and we’ve developed a really fun, really productive working shorthand and that fun is present on the page! We know this story will satisfy fans of both characters in their FIRST-EVER CROSSOVER!"

CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1

CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1 cover by Ryan Stegman

CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1
Written by ALEX PAKNADEL & CODY ZIGLAR
Art by JULIUS OHTA AND MORE!
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Connecting Variant Cover by TAURIN CLARKE
Variant Cover by KYLE HOTZ
Variant Cover by KENDRICK “kunkka” LIM
On Sale 5/3

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #6

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #6 cover by Dike Ruan

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #6 - "CARNAGE REIGNS" PART 2!
Written by CODY ZIGLAR
Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI
Cover by DIKE RUAN
On Sale 5/17

CARNAGE #13

CARNAGE #13 cover by Kendrick “kunkka” Lim

CARNAGE #13 - “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 3!
Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
Art by FRANCESCO MANNA
Cover by KENDRICK “kunkka” LIM
On Sale 5/31

RED GOBLIN #5

RED GOBLIN #5 cover by Inhyuk Lee

RED GOBLIN #5 - “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 4
Written by ALEX PAKNADEL 
Art by JAN BAZALDUA 
Cover by INHYUK LEE 
On Sale 6/7

In RED GOBLIN #5, Normie Osborn is the new Red Goblin, and he’s trying to escape his family legacy by proving himself as a hero. But when that eagerness puts him on a collision course with Carnage, Normie and his symbiote will emerge from this issue forever changed!

CARNAGE #14

CARNAGE #14 cover by Kendrick “kunkka” Lim

CARNAGE #14 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 5
Written by ALEX PAKNADEL
Art by FRANCESCO MANNA
Cover by KENDRICK “kunkka” LIM
On Sale 6/14

In CARNAGE #14, Cletus Kasady’s hunger has grown beyond limitation, and so has his ambition. With his soul trapped within the Extrembiote Armor created by Tony Stark during King in Black, Cletus has the means to level an untold amount of chaos on the entire Marvel Universe, and he may just leave a certain wall-crawling hero dead in his wake.

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7 cover by Dike Ruan

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7 – “CARNAGE REIGNS” PART 6
Written by CODY ZIGLAR 
Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI 
Cover by DIKE RUAN
On Sale 6/21

In MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7, Cletus Kasady has unleashed maximum carnage upon New York City with the awesome power of his new Extrembiote, and the only one left standing in his way is Miles Morales, who may have stumbled upon Cletus’ one weakness – which means Cletus will stop at nothing to put Miles down for good. To have a chance at stopping him, Miles will need help from the most unexpected allies…Cletus got an upgrade – why can’t Miles?!

CARNAGE REIGNS: OMEGA #1

CARNAGE REIGNS OMEGA #1 cover by Ryan Stegman

CARNAGE REIGNS OMEGA #1
Written by CODY ZIGLAR 
Art by JULIUS OHTA 
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
On Sale 6/28

And in CARNAGE REIGNS OMEGA #1, Cletus Kasady finally gets what he’s been after and unlocks new and terrifying possibilities with his Extrembiote armor, setting the stage for the next VENOM epic! Miles Morales can call in all the backup he wants – but he and his allies will learn the hard way that CARNAGE RULES!

Check out a complete crossover checklist and all the CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1 covers, including Taurin Clarke’s connecting variant that will on the first three parts. See how far Carnage is willing to go to satisfy his hunger and if Miles can step up to stop him when CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1 arrives on May 3!

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CARNAGE REIGNS checklist
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CARNAGE REIGNS ALPHA #1 connecting variant cover by Taurin Clarke

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