Ruins Of Ravencroft: Carnage #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Guiu Villanova, Angel Unzueta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

In the aftermath of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, the Marvel Universe still needs a place to treat and rehabilitate the criminally insane, and efforts to reconstruct RAVENCROFT are well underway. But Ravencroft is no ordinary facility, and untold secrets may yet be waiting to be unearthed in the destruction Carnage left after his attack on the facility.
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 7, 2020

    Is it too early too mark this issue as the biggest surprise of 2020? We're only two new comic book days in, but this blew me away as I was expecting another run of the mill mini-event. Tieri and the company have captured the horror of the natural ancient world impeccably well. This is an engaging, macabre horror story not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Jan 9, 2020

    Absolute Carnage has ended, but the damage has been done, and we're seeing a handful of books (Venom, Scream, Ruins of Ravencroft) experiencing the reverb of Carnage's action. Its a great post-Absolute Carnage story, and I wonder if the following issues will reveal an even greater effect the histories and mysteries of Ravencroft might have on other areas of the Marvel Universe, beyond just Carnage and Knull. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Jan 8, 2020

    It's a solid story, particularly once a mysterious journal is found and we jump back to a flashback. But it can't help but feel like it's treading familiar ground from the DC Universe, since anything resembling an asylum will instantly be compared to Arkham. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jan 10, 2020

    Ruins of Ravencroft: Carnage #1(Tieri, Unzueta, Vilanova, Rosenberg) begins the journey into restoring the institute while also uncovering the darkness of its past but presents some problems for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jan 8, 2020

    For fans of Absolute Carnage, and horror, this issue will go down well. Where the story goes remains to be seen but I’ll be sure to pick them up. Great and distinctive art between the two artists is a real highlight. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 7, 2020

    Overall, Ruins of Ravencroft: Carnage #1 looks to offer readers a backstory behind the Carnage villain that takes it well-beyond what we might have expected. And in that regard, it does begin laying that foundation. Unfortunately, the consistency issues in this first story are pretty noticeable and certainly weigh down some of the high points in the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 19, 2020

    How was Molly Ravencroft that dude’s ancestor if she died unmarried and apparently childless?

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Jan 10, 2020

    Not what I expected but I had a fun time reading it.

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 23, 2020

    This is a 7.5 horror flashback wrapped in a 4.0 expository frame story. The differential in the art -- Angel Unzueta draws Marvel characters like he's working from second-hand police reports -- illuminates the divide in the writing, too. The more Frank Tieri uses original characters and the less he saddles known characters with his idiosyncratic prose, the better he does.

  • 4.0
    Nerdiest Thing Ever Jan 8, 2020

    I’m going to have to stop buying Frank Tieri comics. Until he realizes that motivation vomit isn’t the same as good dialogue he’ll remain borderline unreadable. The scene with Kingpin, John, and Misty was painful to read. In addition to the creative writing class level script, the story made little to no sense as part of the larger story that Donny Cates is telling. If Knull has been imprisoned for untold millennium, then why is his image in a cave in the early days of NYC? Absolutely none of this made any sense and I don’t trust Tieri to make sense of it. I doubt he even thought it through past the “wouldn’t it be cool if” stage

  • 10
    EdNothIng Jan 18, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jan 9, 2020

  • 8.5
    Radar Jan 9, 2020

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Jan 9, 2020

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