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Review: Absolute Carnage: Scream #1

Scream is back from the grave as Absolute Carnage spreads and the call to the symbiotes is too strong.

Story: Cullen Bunn
Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Color: Erick Arciniega
Letterer: Cory Petit
Ink: Victor Nava

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Scream #1

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1

So far, I’ve enjoyed Absolute Carnage. It’s an event that’s done a fine balance into the horror/gore genre without completely crossing a line. It also has been fairly friendly to new readers. Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 continues that balance but tips a bit too much into unfriendly for new readers.

Written by Cullen Bunn, the comic sees the return of Scream, one of the rainbow of symbiotes that exist. The comic does an excellent job of delivering that horror tinge to what is a superhero story at its core. The resurrection of Scream has a nice creepy factor to it. But, the comic relies a bit much on Scream’s past to really be enjoyable.

The art by Gerardo Sandoval helps a bit. Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 has some twisted moments building off of the reader’s imagination. Victor Nava‘s ink, Erick Arciniega‘s color, and Cory Petit‘s lettering help deliver the chaotic nature of the issue. The resurrection scenes have a gruesome quality about them. The New York scenes have some solid panel work that emphasizes the hunt that’s going on. The art, like the other Absolute Carnage issues, is key at delivering the tone of it all.

The comic is good but not great. There’s a reliance on knowing two characters and without that, it lacks the punch to really sell the issue. Still, as it progresses the action will likely be the draw and hopefully more explained. Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 is an interesting piece of the bigger puzzle but doesn’t quite stand on its own yet.

Story: Cullen Bunn Art: Gerardo Sandoval
Ink: Victor Nava Color: Erick Arciniega Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.05 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Second Coming #2

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1/Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 (Marvel) – Absolute Carnage was a hell of a start to Marvel’s latest event. This week is the big test to see how the miniseries tie-ins hold up and these are the first two victims… we mean comics to read.

Age of Conan: Valeria #1/Conan the Barbarian: Exodus #1 (Marvel) – Marvel has been knocking it out of the park when it comics to the revamped Conan line of comics and as usual, we want to see new additions can keep up that quality.

Once & Future #1 (BOOM! Studios) – An ancient evil is brought back by Nationalists and an ex-monster hunter and her grandson must stop it.

Omni #1 (Humanoids/H1) – A doctor acquires superpowers and finds out she’s not the only one. The H1 superhero universe gets expanded and we’re intrigued as this one seems to be one of the key series.

Powers of X #2 (Marvel) – While Hickman’s take on the X-Men universe has our team divided as to what we think, we’re all intrigued as to what comes next.

Reaver #2 (Image Comics) – It’s a fantasy Dirty Dozen and we’re good with it. Simple concept and one we can just sit back and enjoy.

Second Coming #2 (AHOY Comics) – The comic had a lot of controversy leading up to it but in the end, the first issue was entertaining with a nice sendup of current culture versus Jesus’ teachings. We’ll see where the series goes from there.

Shows End #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A young girl runs away to the freakshow to find refuge in the 1920s. Definitely different when it comes to a comic series.

Unearth #2 (Image Comics) – Solid horror and suspense that has us wanting to explore the caves it’s set in.

White Trees #1 (Image Comics) – An oversized first issue by Chip Zdarsky, Matt Wilson, and Kris Anka. Three warriors have to put aside their memories of war to find their missing children.

Preview: Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 (of 3)

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 (of 3)

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Gerardo Sandoval
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE RETURN OF A CLASSIC SYMBIOTE…AND IT’LL BE A SCREAM!
Years ago, Patricia Robertson was unwillingly bonded to the clone of Venom that eventually became Mania, and she’s been living in fear of symbiotes ever since. But she’s also been living with a secret, and with the coming of Carnage, Patricia must take a stand – and will have no choice but to confront her demons head-on!

Absolute Carnage: Scream #1 (of 3)