Web Of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1

Writer: Frank Tieri Artist: Danilo Beyruth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 22
6.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• A new terror has risen on the fringes of the Marvel Universe, stirring in the depths of space.
•  But evil is also rising on Earth, claiming one victim at a time in the name of the killer called CARNAGE!
Rated T+

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Apr 10, 2019

    WEB OF VENOM: CULT OF CARNAGE #1 is incredibly engrossing, plot-wise. Unfortunately, Frank Tieri's script clashes with the tone of his plot, because of his inclusion of various jokes during tense moments. Artists Danilo S. Beyruth and Andres Mossa perfectly capture the eerie tone with their art. I'd still recommend the book, though, because of the plot and the art and because it's an integral chapter in the Venom saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Apr 25, 2019

    The Venom corner of the Marvel Universe continues to grow, which may end up being its undoing but at the end of the day, it's a surprisingly good book and one worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Apr 15, 2019

    This isn't your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man story. Once you're done reading the first issue of "Web of Venom: Cult Of Carnage," you'll be dying to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez Apr 10, 2019

    'Cult of Carnage' is well worth checking out. Die-hards are going to dive right in, and even casual Marvel fans will find a neat little horror book set in their favorite universe. It's a solid book and must buy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 10, 2019

    The issue is a good one and actually has me wanting to go back and read about the return of Carnage and of course what comes next. It also has me excited to see what is coming when it comes to Venom as this miniseries builds off the new concepts introduced there. This is one that may fly under the radar but it's one that may wind up being an important piece of the bigger puzzle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Apr 10, 2019

    Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1 is probably the least important of the WoV entries so far, but it feels like a work of art deserving of your time and money nonetheless. The story puts you against great odds with little hope and plenty of slaughter, while being grounded by smaller, more personal stakes than usual. Tied together by great visuals throughout, this is a good read all around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 18, 2019

    Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage is another step towards Marvel's summer event, Absolute Carnage. I was already excited for it and this book only added to it. This is horror in the truest sense of the word, brought into the Marvel Universe in a big way. Carnage is unlike any villain out there. He's not trying to rob a bank. He wants to see the world burn. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 16, 2019

    A fine issue if you're closely following events or looking for closure for Carnage USA, nothing real exciting for average folks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 10, 2019

    It's a well-paced, well-written story with interesting characters that certainly won't bore you at any point. The only issue I've got here is that the art, while solid in a vacuum, doesn't fit the tone of what the book is going for. Still a fun read nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Apr 15, 2019

    Ultimately, Cult of Carnage's stumbles are not necessarily issues of craft but of what feels like a rushed editorial process. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - wolfcypher Apr 12, 2019

    Final ThoughtsI walked away from this issue in an polarized way. On the one hand, it is a continuation of the seeds that have been planted, and are sprouting into the inevitable “Absolute Carnage” event that's going to spiral into the life of Venom in an expected big way. This feels like a necessary read if you've been following Venom and Web of Venom so far. On the other hand, at the same time it also left me feeling like I just read a filler issue; even with the “big bads” showing their faces and showing us just how grim things are about to get, it didn't get me any more fired up for the event. Its an all right issue and does its job of moving the plot along, but it just failed to create the sensation of hype I thought I'd get looking forward to the event its moving towards. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth Apr 10, 2019

    A mostly perfunctory re-tread, Cult of Carnage is well-executed and somewhat surprising in its aesthetic predilections, but it fails to really deliver any innovating ideas in a time when Symbiote stories feel demanding and vital. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 11, 2019

    In the right hands, a Carnage story can be really exciting and adaptable across many different genres. Unfortunately, Tieri and Beyruth aren't up to the task. Read Full Review

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