Carnage #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Francesco Manna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 43
7.8Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 14, 2022

    Carnage #1is a beautiful yet brutal celebration of the crimson symbiote's 30th anniversary, launching a murder mystery tinged with cosmic horror. With V, Manna, and Lima on board, I know one of my favorite Marvel villains of all time is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 16, 2022

    This might be the scariest Carnage has ever been. Frequently unsettling and surprisingly funny in parts, this book reminds readers why CARNAGE RULES. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 17, 2022

    This is a unique artifact in the big two- a genuinely scary horror book. The story is tense, the art is spooky, and it looks like we're about to get Marvel's most frightening villain redefined in a big way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Mar 16, 2022

    A strong first issue setting up the type of murder mystery that would find its home in the shelves of horror greats with sharp narrative instincts and arresting but terrifying art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Nick Friar Mar 14, 2022

    Things will certainly get out of control as the series goes along, but Ram V establishes his control of the character. That's a great sign to see early in a legacy-character series " especially one where said character is hard to contain (in more ways than one). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 15, 2023

    If you like your villains sick and sadistic, Carnage is for you. This issue sets Carnage on a new path of discovery and growth as he attempts to find a following the only way he knows how: Killing with creativity. There's a good setup here with Anti-Venom on Carnage's trail, but the issue left me wanting more action and more confrontation in its opening salvo. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Hank Essman Mar 17, 2022

    In a post-Cletus haze, the Carnage symbiote has decided to move on to greener pastures, They won't stay green for long. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Mar 16, 2022

    Carnage #1 has a solid start to what can possibly be a good Carnage series. The story and characters feel like something out of a show like Hannibal or Dexter, but with the Carnage symbiote as the star, and the art fits the twisted and dangerous nature of the villain. Hopefully the series keeps it up and delivers on its dark hook for Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Mar 17, 2022

    As a first issue, Carnage #1 hits on all cylinders and will drive Carnage fans to the shops in droves, and they should. The art, lettering, and layouts are so well done that this book has the chops to make the most discerning reader take notice. This is not your fathers Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Mar 21, 2022

    A well paced, well scripted, genuinely creepy mystery Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 16, 2022

    Carnage #1 is an intriguing debut. There's a lot of potential here. It's clearly setting up Carnage for a future much like Venom has received for a few years now. There's an effort it would seem to move the character beyond his one note and become something a bit more interesting and possibly even scarier. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Mar 16, 2022

    Carnage seems like it could have a promising future. Although I still wish this series would have done more to get its hooks into me right away, some of the larger ideas and themes that have been presented in this installment make me interested in seeing where writer Ram V takes the story in the future. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 17, 2022

    The almost-clinical fascination with serial murders in this issue is off-putting and horrifying, and the fact that it's a gleeful selling point makes it worse. I don't think I'll be coming back for any more of this take on Carnage. Read Full Review

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