Superior Carnage #1

Superior Carnage #1

Writer: Kevin Schinick Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
6.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MONTH GETS SINISTER WITH THE RETURN OF CARNAGE! LOCKED AWAY IN AN ASYLUM, IT LOOKS LIKE CARNAGE IS GONE FOR GOOD-BUT HIS FELLOW INMATES HAVE OTHER PLANS...WILL THEY SUCCESSFULLY WAKE THE MONSTER? OR WILL THIS HIDEOUS EXPERIMENT CREATE THE MOST POWERFUL, DANGEROUS, MANIACAL CARNAGE YET... A SUPERIOR CARNAGE? KEVIN SHINICK (Avenging Spider-Man, Robot Chicken) and STEPHEN SEGOVIA (Extreme X-men, Thor) come together to create a story so grotesquely gratifying you wont be able to look away!

  • 9.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jul 18, 2013

    Carnage is a character who was absent for many years, but is always in an interesting story. Carnage has no redeeming qualities. Even before he was a supervillain, he was a serial killer. He's a truly evil character, but that's likely what makes reading about him so fun. For new readers, it may be a bit confusing. There are details that reference previous appearances of Carnage, which new readers will likely be confused about. Even so, it's worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jul 19, 2013

    #SuperiorSpiderMonth Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 17, 2013

    It’s totally random that the Frightful Four should pop up in this book. I finally just started watching the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series two days ago, and the Frightful Four were the villains in the first episode. Spooky. If you haven’t seen the animated series, check it out. It’s fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 17, 2013

    It feels strange to criticize a #1 issue for being too introductory, but this issue manages. I dont want to harp on that fact too much though, as its still a great issue and well worth reading if, for no other reason, than to see villains try to tame the savage beast that Carnage has become. The final page even makes a villain who is C-list at best look threatening, menacing and a powerhouse villain, so that deserves some definite credit. Im very, very interested in seeing where this book is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Jul 17, 2013

    Okay" so it's already been said that you need to check this series out. That's a foregone conclusion, here. The two page spread that really sold this issue and really show cased Segovia's strength as an artist came only a few pages from the end. Let it be put on record that this two page spread is quite possibly the best spread involving Carnage since we first got to witness the red and black suit of death way back in 1992 in Amazing Spider-Man #360. So, if nothing else, pick this up for that spread. Two pages, and one image, in this book make the cover price worth it, the rest is just icing on the delicious, murderous cake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 18, 2013

    Superior Carnage #1 is a really good comic book that starts things off with a stellar pace and enough terror to allow this mini-series to take off on all the right notes. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Jul 17, 2013

    Overall, Carnage seems like an interesting character and the cover of this issue was amazing. I felt the art was okay it was nothing special, a few cool looking parts here and there but nothing stood out to me. I am interested in the story and where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Jul 20, 2013

    Overall, this issue set up for some pretty interesting things to come. I'm definitely going to keep reading 'Superior Carnage' and not just because of how badass the main character was in the 90s. The game has changed for this symbiote and I want to learn all about the new rules. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 6, 2013

    I'll be back for the second issue as I do like the characters involved, especially the one who makes an appearance on the final page. But if you're not a fan of Carnage or the Wizard, this book doesn't hold up to the other “Superior” books that have come out this month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jul 26, 2013

    I was honestly taken aback by how much I enjoyed Superior Carnage #1. While I hold a soft spot in my heart for the symbiote family (I started my heavy comic reading in the 90's), I wasn't expecting much from a Carnage title. Shinick has me intrigued with this introduction, supplying great humor and horror throughout and Stephen Segovia's art blew me away. While there are tonal clashes and Carnage is relegated to a secondary character, this is still worth picking up. Even if you're not a Carnage fan, you might enjoy it as they're attempting something different. Superior Carnage #1 earns 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 18, 2013

    If you read this book and you find it worth sticking to then by all means it might just be for you. But as many who wanted to give Carnage another shot in hopes that something could be done with him like Venom, you will find yourself very disappointed. I am very disappointed and can't help but wonder why it deserves the tag “Superior” when it hardly stacks up to the rest. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 22, 2013

    Anyone buying a Carnage series is going to get what they want out of this book -- Carnage on a rampage -- but even then, it's hard to recommend a story where the title character is practically reduced to the margins. Given that it's got two critically-acclaimed Carnage miniseries as forerunners, the use of the "Superior" adjective can't help but seem like misjudged hubris. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jul 27, 2013

    All in all this is a decent read, one that mainly serves as an introduction to further issues. The only problem is it does not capture the reader and make them desire to purchase further issues, especially if you are new to the character. It comes across as being another title produced for the existing fans, with Marvel acting like a symbiote feeding the fan bases hunger and desire in exchange for $3.99. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 17, 2013

    Overall, Superior Carnage is anything but. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Feb 9, 2014

    Overall? I felt that it didn't do Cletus enough justice at the beginning or Carnage enough justice at the end. Sure he was able to leave with an apparently huge body count but it just didn't feel right and almost too rushed to give us a reason why Carnage is back. The bulk of what mattered in this story could have been done in 4-5 pages at the beginning of the next crossover and not require a full comic to tell. It probably would have been more enjoyable that way as well. Even for fans of Carnage (like myself) this was not a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 19, 2013

    Perhaps Shinick has something up his sleeve to morph this into an approach to the character that we haven't seen before. It certainly doesn't feel that way, because Carnage never really seems like anything other than a pawn in his own book and the final few pages of the book do very little to tease us into coming back. Segovia has a handful of great moments among ordinary work with an ordinary character. Ultimately, “Superior Carnage” falls short of the other titles with the ‘Superior' banner, even though it's not a terrible comic. It's just another Carnage comic. In a book with a high fictional murder count and a massive prison break, that ends up being its greatest crime. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Jul 21, 2013

    Basically half of Superior Carnage is meaningless padding that doesn't add anything to the comic. When the Wizard finally does show up it still feels like the writers are really padding out this book as a lot of what he's doing is just pointless arguing with hostages that he just ends up killing, Superior Carnage #1 is constantly forming these little plot cul-de-sacs in attempt to distract from the fact that they only have enough story to fill up about half a comic here. Read Full Review

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