Carnage #5

Writer: Ram V Artist: Francesco Manna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 24, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 21
7.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

CARNAGE's crusade reaches an unprecedented level of destruction and threatens not just the here and now, but everything that ever was or ever will be. Hydro-Man, Spot, the serial killer known as "The Artist," what horrifying puzzle is Carnage trying to put together with these pieces? Who will be its next victim? And will Detective Jon Shayde be able to stop the crimson-clad creature before it's too late?!

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 24, 2022

    Carnage #5has the sinister symbiote continuing his intergalactic murder spree, which takes on a beautiful yet disturbing dimension as he encounters characters from the Thor mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez Aug 24, 2022

    Carnage #5 places Detective Jonathan Shayde and Cletus Kasady on the back burner to remind you who this comic is really about. Carnage's journey towards godhood takes a more introspective turn that may, for the first time since this series began, leave you rooting for him to succeed...if only out of morbid curiosity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Sep 21, 2022

    It also helps that there's a consistent through-line with the trajectory of where Carnage and Kenneth are going in the story. It doesn't feel too aimless considering the dark logic behind Carnage's actions in past issues, but the series keeps those secrets close to the chest to keep readers in suspense as to what happens next. But it's understandable if some readers feel the book is just going all over the place when it could've just stayed on Earth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Aug 24, 2022

    While I'm not certain about where Carnage could be going in the future, some interesting groundwork has been laid here with Kenneth, in particular, and his own character arc moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 24, 2022

    'Carnage' stumbles a bit in a middle chapter that raises interesting dilemmas and tosses them out just as quickly. Read Full Review

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