Ryan Stegman


Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue - But Adds $5 Onto Price

Absolute Carnage TPB Adds Free Comic Book Day Issue – and $5 Onto the Price

The Absolute Carnage trade paperback by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman was solicited as collecting Absolute Carnage #1-5 and at 176 pages, would cost $24.99. However, retailers have just been told by Marvel that it will now collect Absolute Carnage #1-5 and the Free Comic Book Day Venom/Spider-Man comic that set it up back in […]

What’s Ryan Stegman Up to In 2020 After Absolute Carnage?

Ryan Stegman is insanely hot property right now, after his work on Venom and Absolute Carnage has impressed everyone who has looked at it. Even Andrew Rev. But Stegman loves what he loves. So I am told to expect him to return to Venom after the Venom Island storyline. But man cannot live by drawing […]

Catesmania: Hundreds Swarm Midtown Comics For Absolute Carnage Signing

Catesmania: Hundreds Swarm Midtown Comics For Absolute Carnage Signing

Global entertainment superstar Donny Cates is the hottest writer in comic, but is he bigger than the Beatles? Based on the turnout for a signing featuring Cates and artist Ryan Stegman for the release of Absolute Carnage at Midtown Comics in Manhattan, the emphatic answer is: yes! In a scene reminiscent of when the Fab […]

New Youngblood Publisher Offers to Develop Ryan Stegman If He Can Draw Sequentials

New Youngblood Publisher Offers to Develop Ryan Stegman If He Can Draw Sequentials

Terrific Production LLC, the new owner of Youngblood run by controversial comics mogul Andrew Rev, is looking for new talent for their upcoming line of comics. Bleeding Cool previously reported on Terrific’s acquisition of Youngblood from a business partner of creator Rob Liefeld, who is not happy with the development and has cut off involvement […]

Marvel Adds an Extra Issue to Absolute Carnage

Absolute Carnage Expands to 5 Issues

In a refreshing change of pace for the House of Ideas, rather than waiting for a super-mega-crossover event’s final issue to be repeatedly delayed before finally adding an additional issue to the end of the event, Marvel has announced an extra issue for Absolute Carnage before the first issue  by global entertainment superstar Donny Cates […]

Marvel Comics August 2019 Solicitations

Absolute Carnage #1 Will Cost $7.99, #2 Will Be $4.99

The dust from War of the Realms will have barely settled by this August, but Marvel is wasting no time in launching the next super-mega-crossover event: Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Absolute Carnage. We’ve already heard all about the tie-ins that will be emptying your wallet this Summer, but it turns out you may need […]

Alan Moore and Donny Cates Settle the Venom vs. Watchmen Debate

Bleeding Cool has documented the ongoing very serious feud between Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Venom and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. I don’t want to sound too cocky but this venom comic we are making is way better than Watchmen — ryan "venom boy" stegman (@RyanStegman) April 9, 2018 The feud, mostly via […]

Venom #5 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #5 Review: Venom Has Wings Now!

Venom and Spider-Man (Miles Morales) are in free fall. Spider-Man freed himself and Eddie from Knull, but he’s out of web and without a means of slowing their descent. Somehow, Eddie’s symbiote sprouts wings, leaves Miles on a rooftop, and Venom has a very confused conversation with himself. The symbiote reveals how it gained this […]

Venom #4 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #4 Review: The Origins of Knull and the Symbiotes

Knull explains his history and the history of his creations tracking back to the beginning of time. Knull was born in the darkness of space, and he waged war against the early Celestials. He killed many, and he created they symbiotes, initially, as weapons. When he was finally defeated on his first excursion to Earth, […]

Venom #3 knull

The Rather Sweary True Meaning of Knull [Venom #3 Spoilers]

This week’s Venom #3 rewrote much of Venom’s history as a symbiote race were given a much longer significance in the Marvel Universe. As Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman introduced us to a new figure giving Venom a sneak peek into all that has been before… The god of the symbiotes named Knull… …who predates […]

Venom #3 cover by Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, and Frank Martin

Venom #3 Review: Gold Standard for Creature Feature

Eddie Brock finds himself no longer in control of Venom and in the process of attacking Spider-Man Miles Morales. With the help of Spider-Man, Eddie gains control of Venom once again. He and Miles agree to a truce so that they can take on the Symbiote Dragon ravaging New York City. Venom #3 sets a […]

Venom #2 cover by Ryan Stegman and Frank Martin

Venom #2 Review: Staring into the Inky Black Face of God

Venom has barely survived his first experience with this new symbiote monster — and only because the symbiote was able to graft his wounds. He returns to Rex, and the old war dog explains how he came to be grafted to his own symbiote in years past. As they’re talking, the “Symbiote Dragon” attacks New […]

Comic Book Wins and Losses, Week of May 9th, 2018: No Justice for Deadpool

Welcome to the next installment of Comic Book Wins and Losses! This week, we’re going to try something a little different. To limit myself and to, honestly, make these a little easier to construct, there will only be five wins and five losses. This may fluctuate depending on circumstances, but that will be the template […]

Venom #1 cover by Ryan Stegman

Venom #1 Review: Fresh and Familiar in All the Right Ways

Eddie Brock and Venom have begun having nightmares of a symbiote attacking Norse warriors from a long time ago. Eddie has begun taking anti-psychotics to suppress Venom’s voice, as the creature has become more violent as of late. The two go out to take pictures from the arrest of a costumed criminal, but Venom gets […]


Venom Inc. Omega Cover by Ryan Stegman and Brian Reber

Venom Inc. Omega Review: Symbiotezilla Attacks New York

The day appears to be won, but Lee Price isn’t down yet. The remnants of the people he infected as Maniac return to him, turning him into a giant Symbiote monster in the image of Venom. Spider-Man, Anti-Venom, Black Cat, Venom, and Mania still have a fight on their hands. Like the last issue of […]

Amazing Spider-Man #793 cover by Alex Ross

Amazing Spider-Man #793 Review: Abysmal Dialogue and Humorless Jokes

Spider-Man has been infected by Maniac’s symbiote and is on a crime spree across New York. This has all been designed to draw out the Black Cat, whom has gone to ground. Agent Anti-Venom is the only one who can save Spider-Man from the symbiote. Elsewhere, Black Cat has surfaced alongside Eddie Brock, who has […]

Marvel Comics Venom Inc. Alpha #1 cover by Ryan Stegman

Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc. Alpha #1 Review: A Venom Trifecta

Flash Thompson hasn’t given up on retrieving the Venom symbiote and returning to his life as Agent Venom, Avenger, Space Knight, and Guardian of the Galaxy. To do this, he asks Peter Parker to get his “pal” Spider-Man to help him discover who stole the symbiote from him months back. Meanwhile, Eddie Brock, who has […]

Marvel Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars With 48 Variants in 2017

The film that started it all is turning 40 next year, as May will mark 40 years since A New Hope first graced theater screens and changed pop culture forever. To celebrate, Marvel will be doing a total of 48 variant covers for their Star Wars publishing line starting in January and continuing through 2017. […]

[Updated] 12 Images From Marvel’s Venom Variant Month March 2017

Marvel released four of their Venom variants for their “Venom Variant Month” in March 2017 to CBR, quickly then distributing the images over a few sites and which we’ve collected here.   Well you didn’t see that when I published it yesterday (01:00 today my time!), because (like the total newbie that I am) I didn’t publish […]