As San Diego Comic Con approaches, Marvel are pumping out even more teasers that will get full run-downs at the con panels. Today, it’s the cover for the previously announced Uncanny Avengers #1, along with a new teaser for something called Minimum Carnage.
The Uncanny Avengers cover is by John Cassaday, and it shows off the new ‘it can go anywhere’ Marvel logo. “We’re no longer going to be locked into where our logos are placed, which has traditionally been the top third of our covers, and we’re going to start to look at our covers with an eye towards strong design and commerciality above all else, explained Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada. “What’s going to attract the reader’s eye, what’s going to make them want to buy that particular title? That’s the first question our artists and editors are going to ask themselves.”
The second teaser comes via a single image that simply says Minimum Carnage, which is presumably meant to evoke the Maximum Carnage run of the 1990s. That run saw Spider-man and Venom team up to stop a rampaging Carnage and a band of killers from destroying a bunch of stuff. It also inspired a video game of the same name, not to mention a line of toys. This is what we have to look forward to in October.