Absolute Carnage #4

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 52
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

•  Eddie Brock has taken a beating, lost the allies closest to him, and, after the shocking events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: #3, sees no way to take Cletus Kasady down once and for all without making the ultimate sacrifice.
•  But what IS the ultimate sacrifice? Of the two beings that are bonded as VENOM, which will make it out alive?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 5, 2019

    Absolute Carnage has quickly become a standout Marvel Comics event and not just because it's full of frightening horror. It is an incredible story full of jaw-dropping moments, awesome artwork, and a villain that would scare even the fiercest killers of the horror genre. It also happens to redefine and elevate Venom to levels heretofore unseen. People will be speaking about this character in the same breath as Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America by the time this series is through. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Oct 16, 2019

    The issue concludes with the promise of an epic showdown. #5 can’t come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Nov 25, 2019

    Intense action and amazing power ups make this an exciting and terrifying issue. As a long-time symbiote fan, I highly recommend this series to fans of Venom, Carnage, and the rest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 20, 2019

    Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman combine to deliver yet another excellent chapter of the Absolute Carnage event. Absolute Carnage #4 does a fantastic job showing how wickedly evil Cletus Kasady is as his God-complex reaches its next level. Dark Carange's evolution complimented the hero journey Eddie Brock takes as his return to being Venom is well earned. By the time we reach the cliffhanger ending the hype for how Absolute Carnage will end is at its max level. Which is exactly how things should be heading into the final issue of a big event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Oct 16, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #4 isnt deep. Its not this generations Maus or American Splendor. Instead, its a gloriously over-the-top action comic, with notes of horror. Its dumb action, and thank God for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Oct 16, 2019

    Absolute Carnage #4 has Carnage bringing the party to our heroes and draws everything closer to its final hour. This is an event I can recommend with great praise, and it still has one more issue left! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 16, 2019

    For an event that seems to have progressed rather quickly, this has been a great ride. The horror and frightening visual splendor is on full display to soak in for anyone enticed by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's epic take on Venom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 17, 2019

    Separated from his other half and welding borrowed weapons, it’s in Absolute Carnage #4 that Eddie Brock learns what it means to be a hero - assuming that lesson doesn’t kill him first, that is. Graced with heart, theatricality, and intensely creepy artwork, this issue positions this goopy event for a thunderous ending. And the best part is, it could go either way. It could be a legendary showdown between Carnage and Venom for the fate of the world, or it could be another densely-packed emotional catharsis for Eddie and his sphere of influence. Either way, this issue is proof that the suit doesn’t make the man - that Eddie Brock is a worthy hero no matter what he’s wearing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Oct 16, 2019

    Absolute Carnage has been amazing from the start but it keeps getting better with each passing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Oct 16, 2019

    Absolute Carnage continues to be a rowdy, twisted event that leaves you craving more after each and every page. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Reece Guida Oct 21, 2019

    In "Absolute Carnage" #4 there is no respite from the terror, no moment of quiet. With so much noise, the spaces for contemplation are few and far between. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 18, 2019

    The overall craziness and pace of the story is one that struggles to fit into the page count from a writing perspective, even though Stegman his inkers JP Mayer and Jay Leisten, plus colorist Frank Martin pack in plenty of the grotesque. Read Full Review

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