Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

Writer: Clay Mcleod Chapman Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Patricia Robertson, Andi Benton, Donna Diego... it's all been leading to this as one of the original - and possibly strongest - offspring of the Venom symbiote at last stars in her own, self-titled ongoing series set in the Marvel Universe! But after the events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, what remains of the Scream symbiote as it was before? Does it even have a host?  What are their intentions? And what will a pair of web-slinging wallcrawlers have to say about it's presence in New York?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 26, 2019

    This is a strong first issue that has a dark tone and an unflinching horror underbelly. From the art to the story, this book somehow feels like a blast from the past and it's mature in its approach. This is a dark and mature take on a hero that blurs the line between horror and heroics.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Trey Campbell Dec 22, 2019

    If symbiotes, an angsty protagonist, and Lovecraftian fish people arent enough to get your attention, the awesome and perfectly paired writing and art definitely should. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Dec 2, 2019

    A little sluggish and drawn out in places, but offset by some great horror artwork and thematic material perfect for a Venom book. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Nov 28, 2019

    I hope the semi-obscurity of the title character doesn't scare anyone away, because right out the gate, this book is proving it has merits to give both Andi Benton and Scream every right to be leading character(s) in this new title. Even if you aren't a Venom/symbiote fan, give this a try. It deserves a read! Don't know who the hell Scream is? Get to know her here! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 27, 2019

    A book like Scream: Curse of Carnage requires a darker, horror-inspired tone, which I think Mooneyham really nails, accented by Rain Beredo's brooding colors that pop when Andi transforms into Scream mode. If there's any reason to check out this comic, I'd recommend it for the art alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 27, 2019

    A promising start, if nothing outstanding, to a new series. Time will tell whether it’ll be good or simply a cash in on Venoms success, in the meantime good art and colors make it worth picking up. I have high hopes though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Nov 27, 2019

    Overall there were some good elements in here that I eventually wanted to see, but not t right now. A lot of the stuff felt kinda crammed in, which resulted in a very difficult to detect narrative story structure, but I will allow it due to the fact that I can see what it is trying to set up. All that to say that this is a must pick-up. If you are a collector or speculator, you almost have to pick this up due to the impending events hinted at in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2019

    This comic just doesn't have much to offer, especially with a character that's going to be as tough to sell as Scream. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Nov 27, 2019

    While they attempt to do something new with the strange relationship between Andi and her symbiote, it feels like we're treading old ground. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 2, 2019

    If you're a fan of 90s symbiote stories and all the baggage that comes with them, this may be your thing, but it just never quite gelled for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shaffer2323 Nov 27, 2019

    I really liked this. It’s nice that Scream is getting some character development so as she isn’t just a symbiote with tits

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Nov 30, 2019

    I feel like this could become something good, but it's not quite there yet. Here's hoping issue two improves things.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Dec 20, 2019

    Well, some of the horror stuff was cool, but I’m not super interested in the character, she doesn’t seem that special or interesting to me.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Dec 3, 2019

    " Do you hear uss. Let us protect you let us in. Let us help let us out let us free let us scream let us scream. Let us scream. "

  • 7.5
    Alloy Press Feb 25, 2020

    Wow,this was surprisingly good. I loved Andi through the Agent Venom era but absolutely hated all that Juju Magic crap they turned her into. Now she makes sense again and with her lack of parents and no real direction it made sense what factors motivated this character and symbiote to belong together. It also was a good mix with the emo sadness and creepy inner voices. I liked the last page it was actually touching and intriguing. Although, I re read the mosh pit scene over and over. It made no sense at all and was so strange. It seemed like the writer villainized punk culture, despite that being the aesthetic for the main character, it was bizarre. I think the writer does more good than bad in this issue however and seems to have an intere more

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 12, 2020

    I'm sold on the creators' sincerity, but I'm unsure of how much substance there is beneath the attractive style.

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 May 14, 2020

  • 7.5
    Radar Dec 2, 2019

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