Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #1

Event\Storyline: Absolute Carnage Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Marcelo Ferreira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

•  At long last, Deadpool is ready to get his head straight and checks himself into Ravencroft Institute.
•  Unfortunately, there's another new arrival: CARNAGE! But I don't think he's here for a group therapy session...
•  Madness and mayhem abound in the can't-miss showdown of the year!
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  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 20, 2019

    A strong sense of style this is a comic book series that is clearly being made by those who love making comics. This book refuses to be just a tie-in, but so much more thanks to the comedy and horror. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - Aaron Harvey Aug 23, 2019

    Despite the risk of being too over the top and in your face with its goofiness, Absolute Carnage Vs. Deadpool #1 proves itself to be an interesting tie in to the Absolute Carnage event and one that I will be excited to continue following. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Aug 22, 2019

    The creative team gave this comic a cinematic feel with deep sharp cuts and even wittier clap-backs. With this, unfortunately it can be easy for readers to get lost towards the middle. The scenes reveal like a horror film. Releasing surprise after surprise, so it will be a fun read if you pay close attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Aug 21, 2019

    Deadpool interrupts the doom and gloom of Carnage's masterplan with his trademark shenanigans and becomes the next target of the dark symbiote. You got your humor in my horror, and I just so happened to like it! Don't worry about how much weight this will have on the event at large, treat yourself to some fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 26, 2019

    Horror blends into black comedy in this first installment to an awaited showdown between maniacs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 9, 2019

    Everyone is clamoring for some Absolute Carnage action. In the case of Deadpool, he may not realize what he's gotten himself into, which is sure to be an interesting setup. These two can and will tear each other apart. They've done it before. The only difference this time is that it might lead to the awakening of an eons-old alien monster god. No pressure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 21, 2019

    Somehow, someway, these "Absolute Carnage" tie-ins continue to exceed expectations. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 20, 2019

    While I'm not quite there to say you should go out and buy the comic, I do think the trade will be a lot of fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Aug 21, 2019

    Absolute Carnage Vs. Deadpool #1 is a tie-in, and although the art is amazing, the story is stale with jokes more suitable for a simpler time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 20, 2019

    Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #1 makes no apologies about being a tie-in comic, and while its overall narrative doesn't feel like the most ambitious of storytelling, I think there's a quality to both the pacing and the visual execution that shouldn't be discounted. Writer Frank Tieri turns in some of his most polished work in recent memory with this issue, and penciller Marcelo Ferreira, inker Roberto Poggi and colorist Rachelle Rosenberg take that ball and run with it, making this unassuming spinoff feel like a strong audition tape for bigger projects down the line. While I wouldn't say this is necessarily essential reading for the larger Absolute Carnage saga as a whole, I'm pleasantly surprised with how solid this limited series is turning out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Aug 21, 2019

    Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool #1 is really underwhelming. A story that should emphasize humor and violence has almost none of it, and its two main characters are written with voices that mostly don’t fit. If your only knowledge of Deadpool is that picture you saw of him on your uncle’s Facebook where he’s riding a unicorn and making some type of comments about chimichangas, then maybe you’ll like this book. Anyone else will find that it misses the mark by a wide margin because it doesn’t seem to know what the audience is there for. I didn’t laugh once while reading it, and I would say that makes it a failure by any measure. Skip this one. Read Full Review

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