Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1

Writer: Al Ewing, Ben Percy, Tini Howard Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 14
7.5Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!
But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character's namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!
Parental Advisory

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 24, 2021

    Carnage: Black, White & Blood #1 takes the symbiotic serial killer through a variety of genres, in celebration of his 30th anniversary. With three more issues planned, I can't wait to see what other stories await one of my favorite supervillains of all time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Mar 26, 2021

    While the stories are all vastly different, each writer is able to convey the characteristics that make Carnage a unique character. The off-kilter and chaotic energy jumps off of the panels, and any fan of Carnage should be able to find at least one favorite here. Having a limited set of colors to work with may present a challenge for some artists; however, without fail, each colorist uses a variety of shades to create visuals that match, and in some cases exceed, the fantastic writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Mar 24, 2021

    Another solid addition to the growing ranks of color-themed superhero comics from the Big 2, Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is a fun anthology for Carnage fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 29, 2021

    "Carnage Red, White, & Blood" #1 is a fun collection of different Carnage stories that'll keep the readers entertained. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Logan Moore Mar 24, 2021

    Assuming you have been craving more Carnage stories since Absolute Carnage wrapped up, Black, White & Blood will absolutely scratch that itch and will hopefully continue to do so moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 24, 2021

    The basic description of a Carnage anthology should be enough to decide if this comic will appeal to you. If you love Carnage and any excuse to spend more time with the evilest of symbiotes appeals to you then you’ll love this comic. Anthologies of short stories don’t appeal to everyone, but having some real talent involved means most of the stories are above average quality. The choose your own adventure comic is a real highlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 24, 2021

    Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is an interesting comic. If you're a fan of the character, go for it. It's entertaining and has some interesting takes. For those new, there's not enough that really jumps out. It's good one-and-done stories that has some “fun” with a despicable character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Mar 25, 2021

    Overall, there was nothing here I could see a non-Carnage fan being interested in. I am a Carnage fan, and I doubt I'll ever think of these stories again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Mar 25, 2021

    The problem with one dimensional villains like Carnage is their outdated view of mental health, a human who only focusses on violence needs other characters or background to act as a counter or mirror to the impact of the character. Venom has managed to shrug off this trope but his sociopathic first born is still stuck in the 20th century. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Apr 5, 2021

    I really enjoyed this one I thought all three stories were good. The benjamin Percy one was my favorite I really love his style he is one of my favorite writers. The last story was really fun a roll of the dice to see where we go I love it

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Apr 11, 2021

    While Ewing's story was the star of this book, I did quite enjoyed the other two. Nothing particularly special, but still a fun read.

  • 8.0
    Swanktub Mar 24, 2021

    That Al Ewing and John McCrea story made the whole issue worth it for me.

  • 6.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 30, 2021

    The first two stories were okay, but the last story was obviously the most fun. All in all, an okay anthology.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 25, 2021

    Carnage's latest anthology kicks off with a couple of historical tales and a CYOA adventure. In general, I think Carnage is better suited to this premise than Wolverine, the previous star. There's great art throughout this issue. The scripts are problematic, though; for me, only the Ole West B strip hit the right mix of simplicity and originality.

  • 6.0
    Boudi Mar 29, 2021

    There are three stories here in this issue.
    The first is written by Tini Howard and is boring as hell, the art isn't beautiful either.
    The second has amazing pencils and is different. After reading it I am hoping Benjamin Percy decides to write a western series like Jonah Hex.
    The third is written by Al Ewing. The art may not be beautiful but Ewing does something different by turning this issue into a role playing game with Carnage as the main character.

  • 5.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 10, 2021

    Some of these were good and some of them weren’t but my god the gimmick grows more annoying with every colour theme anthology I read.

  • 5.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 25, 2021

    What saved this? The "choose your own adventure" story - that's what set this book apart from being a mediocre cash grab , that surprisingly DC is just doing better with both "Red & Blue" & "Black & White".
    That story aside, this was a bad reminder of how bloated Maximum Carnage was (and how weird the concpet of Carnage's "family" was) & how mucn I don't want to see anyone in the Carnage symbiote, unless it's Casady. I don't think that sort of appreciation for the character is what Marvel was going for while putting this book together.

  • 4.0
    the_comic_book_club Mar 25, 2021

    Carnage: Black, White & Blood
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: Marvel
    Writer: Tini Howard @tinihoward ; Benjamin Percy @benjamin.percy ; Al Ewing @al_ewing
    Artist: Ken Lashley @ledkilla ; Sara Pichelli @sara_pichelli ; John McCrea @mccreaman1
    Colors: Juan Fernandez @juan7fernandez ; Mattia Iacono @mattiaiacono_colors_
    Letters: Joe Sabino @joesabinoletterer
    Cover: Patrick Gleason @patrickgleasonstudio

    Three previously unknown stories of Carnage’s past are told by separate creative teams and presented in only black, white and of course, blood red. All three stories are just as bloody, violent and gruesome as one would expect. The first story sees Carnage fighting Earth’s heroes in search of Shriek wh more

  • 3.0
    DDJamesB Mar 26, 2021

    The 2nd story was enjoyable but other than that and the cover this was not very good to me. The choose your path was a cool idea but the storys not even that good and the first story was just overall bad in my opinion.

  • 1.0
    Thor Odinson Apr 19, 2021

    None can handle symbiotes better than Cates.

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Mar 25, 2021

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Mar 25, 2021

  • 8.0
    haniballecto Mar 25, 2021

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