Superior Carnage #2

Writer: Kevin Schinick Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

CARNAGE IS CAPTURED! But can the Wizard and Klaw subdue him long enough to create their SUPERIOR CARNAGE?KEVIN SHINICK (Avenging Spider-Man) and STEPHEN SEGOVIA (X-Treme X-Men) perform unspeakable acts to create their own monster issue!

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Aug 7, 2013

    More continuity issues here. This apparently takes place during the Sibling Rivalry mini-event that crosses over in Superior Team-Up and Scarlet Spider. However, those books have yet to come out. Wasn't really an issue big enough to be called out, but it was still noticed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Aug 7, 2013

    While this series probably won't turn you into a fan of Wizard or Klaw, Shinick has done a solid job creating a premise which has a nice grip on my attention. Carnage's lack of involvement is a tad disappointing, but I have a feeling that's going to change quite a bit over the next 3 issues. Throw in some truly impressive art and this is a limited-series that I'm definitely going to follow until the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 28, 2013

    But, this shouldn't keep you away from this issue. This mini-series might be turning into something special, and who knew reading a story about the Wizard would be this fun. I'm now on-board for the remainder of this series and hope the next is as surprisingly good as this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Aug 10, 2013

    Superior Carnage issue 2 is a great example of how a book can defy your expectations and turn around into something great. The humor is always spot-on but never overpowers the book enough to become the focus, constantly skirting that line between comedy and tragedy. It's a great character study of the Wizard and his own relationship with family, both biological and the one he has crafted for himself over the years (an interesting parallel to the FF series right now.) Again the only real bring down is that the book is called Superior Carnage because if you're a Carnage fan there isn't a whole lot for you in this book, as I mentioned Carnage is basically comatose for most of it. But if you're a fan of the Wizard or don't really care about Carnage, but like good story telling I highly recommend Superior Carnage. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Aug 11, 2013

    Though I was extremely excited to see Carnage back in the Marvel Universe, I severely underestimated the characters involved in this series. The Wizard and the Frightful Four are hardly Galactus level threats, but Shinick impresses me by digging deeper into these glorified jobbers to make them interesting. Characters are the thing that make any good story successful, so while I may have came for Carnage, I'm being treated with way more intriguing characters that I'm coming to appreciate more with each passing panel. I look forward to what comes next in 'Superior Carnage'. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flip Geeks - Kyle Francisco Aug 9, 2013

    Unfortunately, the comic's bland attempts at dark humor, lack of emotional gravity, and somewhat forced inclusion of (surprise, surprise) Superior Spider-Man (where he is used as more of a handy, albeit unnecessary, vessel for a recap than an actual participant in this "event") make it somewhat boring and dragging. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Aug 7, 2013

    Superior Carnage is frustrating because with a little bit of writing changes, this could be a fantastic series. Segovia's work goes a long way towards rectifying things, but more needs to be done. Hopefully, things will get better as time passes. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 7, 2013

    The thing is, writer Kevin Shinick's resume includes running Cartoon Network's MAD and writing and performing on Robot Chicken, so you'd think think his storytelling would be well-paced and funny, but it winds up being a by-the-numbers story with little memorable flair. The art by Stephen Segovia is solid, with excellent details and a particularly well-executed in-your-face scare, but it means little without a compelling script to back it up. Read Full Review

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