Marvel’s Absolute Carnage crossover is swiftly approaching, a story where Carnage is seeking to kill and consume everyone who has ever been host to a symbiote — which is a lot of people. And that means that the story is being teased in a lot of books around the Marvel Universe, as various secondary characters run into Carnage and are devoured.
This week, that apparently includes ... Captain Marvel’s adorable pet flerken, Chewie??? (Chewie is called Goose in the Captain Marvel movie.)
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. Let’s start get started!
Captain Marvel #8
Pray for Chewie.
Teen Titans #32
After the Teen Titans defeated Lobo — the deadbeat dad of their teammate, Crush — they weren’t sure what to do with him, so they tied him to a tractor and yeeted him to the moon.
I’m so proud of them.
Assassin Nation #5
The page of Assassin Nation #5 that made me start chanting “Yes. Yes. YES. YES. YES. YES!” is full of spoilers, so have the really incredible sound effects of this scene of 5th best assassin in the world, Fuck Tarkington, getting his entire business completely rocked. SLAM TOWN!
Blade Runner 2019 #1
Blade Runner 2019 follows one of the first generation of blade runners, just after replicants were declared illegal on Earth, and it sucked me right in. Definitely pick it up if you’re into Blade Runner but wish it had more women with agency.
Everyone stop talking, Kelly Sue “Bitch Planet” DeConnick wrote Wonder Woman in last week’s Aquaman.
Silver Surfer Black #2
Tradd Moore is absolutely murdering me with every issue of Silver Surfer Black.
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1
Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen is what happens when half the team behind Hawkeye goes full Kirby. That’s a good thing.
Forget inmates running the Asylum: In our first look at the much hyped “City of Bane” arc of Batman, Bane has used the Psychopirate’s mind control to turn all the villains of Gotham to his will, finally bringing order to the city — and brutally stamping out all resistance.