Spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. For more read our review.
There’s also a major reveal in this issue involving a secret org you don’t want to miss.
Marvel’s Ravencroft miniseries wraps up today, which has featured an assortment of thrills and chills in the way of monsters that live under the institution. On its final page, we get a doozy of a reveal wthatmay not make a ton of sense to readers who didn’t read Ruins or Ravencroft #1. They will, however, know who Knull is, if they’ve been reading Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Venom. Read Ravencroft #5 to get the full picture as this is only a snippet of the story.
This reveals a few things, first of which is that Knull still has cult members hiding on Earth. The second is that an ancestor of Cletus Kasady aka Carnage is entombed underneath Ravencroft. Creepy.
But who is this Cortland Kasady? We found out all about him in Ruins of Ravencroft #1. In quick summation, the man lived around the time people started settling America.
He soon discovered a secret cave where the story of Knull was painted on the walls. It appears he came to Earth long ago.
This of course makes Cortland go mad. Soon he’s killing his townsfolk, thrown in prison to rot, and is forever not of sound mind. Unfortunately for the townsfolk, he is released by native people who are also under the Knull spell…
That’s the last we see of Cortland until Ravencroft #5 revealed his tomb. What Cortland was up to after being freed and then entombed under Ravencroft has yet to be revealed, but it’s likely his story will tie into the bigger story of Knull returning to Earth Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman plan on telling in the coming months and years.
Are you interested in Cortland’s story, how does this change what Cates and Stegman have crafted in Venom, and how important will Ravencroft play in future stories? Sound off in the comments.