Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Carnage, Volume 1: The One That Got Away Review (Gerry Conway, Mike Perkins)


Cletus Kasady/Carnage discovers there was a sole survivor to his first mass murder so he decides to finish the job - except she’s posing as a mine supervisor in West Virginia as bait for the FBI lying in wait. Will the Feds finally capture Carnage? Of course not but Marvel would like to pretend there’s some tension to this pap!

About the only thing I like about this forgettable load of tosh is the concept of soldiers hunting Carnage in a disused, crumbly old mine - it’s very Alien. That and the covers were awesome. But Gerry Conway doesn’t do anything fun with the setup and the comic is a total snoozefest. Carnage fights the unimaginatively-named Man-Wolf (J. Jonah Jameson’s astronaut son) and Toxin, Eddie Brock’s latest symbiote incarnation. 

It’s like the Itchy and Scratchy theme song: they fight, they bite, they bite and fight and bite, bite, bite, bite, fight, fight, fight, the Stupid Symbiote Show! Boring, uninteresting, and a total waste of time, I wouldn’t recommend this comic to anyone. Check out Carnage USA and even Deadpool Vs Carnage for better Carnage reads instead.

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