Carnage Reigns: Alpha

Writer: Alex Paknadel, Cody Ziglar Artist: Julius Ohta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

CLETUS KASADY IS BACK and badder than ever. With his soul trapped within the Extrembiote Armor created by Tony Stark during KING IN BLACK, Cletus has the means to level an untold amount of chaos and, well, carnage on New York City and the entire Marvel Universe. But like any good Tony Stark invention, the Extremis coursing through Cletus' symbiotic veins needs POWER, and that means Cletus is HUNGRY. Good thing Brooklyn's very own SPIDER-MAN is there to stand in his way! If he survives their first encounter, that is.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 3, 2023

    Carnage Reigns: Alpha #1 sets a high bar for the rest of the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 3, 2023

    Overall I'm intrigued by Carnage Reigns: Alpha #1. It's fitting Carnage gets a big crossover to reintroduce him into things, although I did leave with a lot of questions. Using Miles Morales at its core, there's a hero we can root for and interesting wrinkles involving Scorpion that should be fun to unpack as things play out. Carnage Reigns: Alpha #1 leans into the scares with a horror house of killing and slaughter that'll hook you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tim Adams May 3, 2023

    The art mixes both superhero action and terror nicely, and the main story is easy enough to follow, even if you aren't up-to-date on all the happenings going on with Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Isaiah Hernandez May 4, 2023

    While the contents may feel a bit off-kilter for a comic with Carnages name slapped on the cover, Alpha is a splendid highlight reel of all the qualities that make Miles Morales a compelling character, and will most likely convince some readers to pick up Spider-Man's future adventures. Read Full Review

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