Absolute Carnage #3

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 48
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

•  After the harrowing events at the end of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2, Venom and Spider-Man have to deal with the hard truth that not everybody will make it out of this conflict in one piece... if they make it out at all, that is.
•  As Carnage continues to amass strength and allies, Venom and Spider-Man realize that the only way to beat him is to do the same...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Book Legion - Jacob Woolsey Sep 19, 2019

    One of the craziest comics you'll ever read! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Sep 18, 2019

    Ryan Stegman was born to draw Absolute Carnage. Page after page is stunning and he continues to prove that there was no one else up to the venomous task at hand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 26, 2019

    Absolute Carnage has been a roller coaster of terror. We're not strapped in with a secure harness; we're holding on for dear life and our grip is loosening with each twist and turn, ready to throw us into the abyss. The tail end of this issue provides a glimmer of hope with one of the best cliffhanger endings in recent memory. You know that moment in Evil Dead when Ash picks up the chainsaw? That's the feeling I got at the end of Absolute Carnage #3. We're in for some awesome shit. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Oct 19, 2019

    With each issue this series gets more exciting and terrifying. This issue proves that this newly amped Carnage is not only a threat to Spidey and Venom but to the entirety of Earth-616. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 18, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #3 ends with a hell of a cliffhanger, as the Venom symbiote leaves Eddie for greener pastures, so to speak. It will be exciting to see what happens to those two crazy kids in future issues of this epic crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 18, 2019

    This is a good third issue since it sets the stage for a superhero battle you won't want to miss while mixing up character dynamics and our anticipations. Absolute Carnage is dripping with tension, serving a dish of horror delights. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Sep 18, 2019

    Behind a superstar creative team, Absolute Carnage continues to emerge as the best comic event of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 24, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #3 does a fantastic job moving things forward to the next level. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman continue to compliment each other well as they work together to make Absolute Carnage the biggest and best comic book event possible. They nail how terrifying of a villain Carnage is. In the process they are able to elevate both Venom and Spider-Man as they each approach the threat of Carnage in their own way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 20, 2019

    Big, splashy, but also heartfelt Absolute Carnage #3 continues to keep this event on solid legs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 19, 2019

    Is Absolute Carnage a perfect event? No, but few are. This issue isn’t even the best the series has been so far, but it does lay some important groundwork for where the series can go from here, not only from a plot and action level, but from a character level as well. There’s a feeling that if Cates can really stick the landing, there’s an extremely satisfying catharsis coming for Eddie Brock and a further upheaval of the role of symbiotes in the Marvel Universe. That feels like what this creative team has been aiming for with this entire run, and they’re clearly still on that path. Read Full Review

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