Absolute Carnage #2

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 62
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• After the terrifying conclusion of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1, a new player is on the board, and it's NOT who you'd expect!
•  Barely able to escape with their lives, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM have no choice but to drag a slew of other heroes into Carnage's crosshairs.
•  Worse yet, Carnage's rampage through New York City claims an unexpected piece of collateral damage...and there's NOTHING Venom or anyone can do to stop it!
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 28, 2019

    Everything in Absolute Carnage #2 works in unison to provide an immensely enjoyable read and a harrowing story that you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 16, 2019

    Absolute Carnage is nothing short of terrifying. It's a pulse-pounding thrill ride of an adventure through the lens of pure, unbridled horror. This book will grab hold of you from the very first page. There were times I had to remember to breathe as I was so enthralled with this book. This is top tier stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Sep 11, 2019

    Another outstanding issue of horrific chaos mixed with superhero action. This event is building to be something great while adding depth to the mythos of Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Aug 28, 2019

    Quite simply, Absolute Carnage, like the central psychopathic killer himself, rules. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 30, 2019

    Absolute Carnage is an absolute gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 4, 2019

    Absolute Carnage (2019-) #2 feels shorter than the first issue (because it is) but continues to deliver the same caliber of story as the first issue with amazing art on top of it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Aug 28, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #2 is a rip-roaring ride, though its over too quickly. Its supported by a narrow focus and clear stakes, this issue was brutal sadistic fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Aug 29, 2019

    Now I will say this series has a few downsides: one being that big crossover events usually requirethe purchase of a lot more comics than I really want in order to understand the full story. The story itself has a few slow parts but overall the greatness outweighs the bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 29, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #2 is a solid entry to the event series. There are a ton of tie-ins to this that you may or may not need to check out. This issue alludes to some of them and they are all pretty solid on their own. Note you may want to read this issue before you check those out if you don't want some spoilers. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Aug 28, 2019

    In Absolute Carnage #2, the entire art team is clicking, which continues the series' excellent start. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Aug 28, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #2 continues it's campaign with the same quality combination of Cates' writing and dialogue along side Stegman and Frank Martin's darkly imagery. The bleaker this book gets, the more invested I get. Misery is my new drug, and Carnage is the supplier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 29, 2019

    Though a bit more standard issue superhero fare than the opening, Absolute Carnage #2 shows that there is still some fun to be had in this newest symbiote-centric event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 29, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #2 does a fantastic job carrying the momentum created by the first issue to continue the forward momentum of this event. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have combined to create a version of Carnage that comes across as the deadliest villain in the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man, Venom and the Marvel Universe as a whole are now in a position where you are left wondering how they can overcome Carnage and his forces. For a big event that is exactly the note Absolute Carnage #2 makes full contact on hitting. There is genuine excitement to read what is going to happen next in Absolute Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 28, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #2 is a good entry in the stand out event. The issue has some flaws but those are minor compared to the entertainment. Read Full Review

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