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Preview: Scream: Curse of Carnage #2

Scream: Curse of Carnage #2

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Chris Mooneyham, Garry Brown (CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

• Spinning directly out of the events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE and Donny Cates’ and Ryan Stegman’s VENOM comes the saga of the newest symbiote in New York – SCREAM!
• In Carnage’s wake, a darkness has formed in the waters surrounding New York -something evil that beckons the Scream symbiote with a siren song…

Scream: Curse of Carnage #2

Discover the Birth of Humanity in Origins

BOOM! Studios announced today Origins, a brand new original graphic novel by Arash Amel, Joseph Oxford, and Lee Toland Krieger, acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman and illustrator Jakub Rebelka, that presents a stunning view of a future where humanity’s last hope may be the person who created its destruction, available in October 2020. 

One thousand years after humans have become extinct and replaced by artificial intelligence, a single man is brought back to life – David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people. Even with the help of the same android who revived him, Adams may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity – and stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate mankind permanently. Now Adams embarks on the greatest journey of his life, as he seeks to find redemption for his biggest mistake and discover if humanity can – or should – have any kind of future.

Review: Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

Spinning out of “Absolute Carnage,” Scream is back in her own series!

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Chris Mooneyham
Color: Rain Beredo
Letterer: Cory Petit

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Jim Cheung
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $4.99

OUT OF THE ASHES OF ABSOLUTE CARNAGE!
ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!

Patricia Robertson, Andi Benton, Donna Diego… it’s all been leading to this as one of the original – and possibly strongest – offspring of the Venom symbiote at last stars in her own, self-titled ongoing series set in the Marvel Universe! But after the events of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, what remains of the Scream symbiote as it was before? Does it even have a host? What are their intentions? And what will a pair of web-slinging wallcrawlers have to say about it’s presence in New York?

Scream: Curse of Carnage #1

Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety

Absolute Carnage spreads and the call to the symbiotes is too strong. Even innocent families are being called to Knull.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd
Letterer: Travis Lanham

Get your copy in comic shops now! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1

Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is everything you’d hope for in a tie-in to the Carnage focused event. The comic is a follow-up in a way to Deadpool vs. Carnage. At the end of that series, four of the five Life Foundation Symbiotes – Riot, Phage, Agony, and Lasher – bonded to a stray dog, wandering the Midwest. But with Carnage descending on New York, the call to join him is too great.

Written by Clay McLeod Chapman, Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety #1 is horror done right. The comic revolves around an abusive family who is paid a visit by the symbiotes. From there, it’s a descent into destruction and murder as the family is consumed.

The comic is rather simple in a way taking the trapped in a house while hunted horror setting. But, it works really well. Chapman leaves it open as to who will and won’t escape and you can feel the tension build as the comic progresses. Sure, there’s a lot of tropes here but that’s also partially what makes horror enjoyable.

The one negative to the comic is, if you’ve never read Deadpool vs. Carnage, the symbiotes aren’t really explained. The dog is a mystery. I haven’t read that previous series but I still enjoyed this for the spiral into death that it is.

Part of that enjoyment is due to Brian Level‘s art. Along with color by Jordan Boyd and lettering by Travis Lanham, the art emphasizes the terror. There are literal spirals that play off the Knull motif and the out of control nature of it all. Lanham’s lettering provides a disturbing “tone” to the dialogue. Boyd’s colors at times add a sickly palette. The art and lettering come together to build on and emphasize the scariness of it all.

The comic absolutely delivers horror tropes but there’s something to it that makes it all enjoyable. There’s an unknown aspect to the comic that makes its story all the more scary and disturbing. Add in just enough macabre and it comes together to create the perfect tone for a comic tied into Carnage.

Story: Clay McLeod Chapman Art: Brian Level
Color: Jordan Boyd Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.35 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.35 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories – the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven’t been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay McLeod Chapman that could take place in your very own back yard! The secrets of the universe lie waiting to be discovered, True-Believers, on a JOURNEY TO UNKNOWN WORLDS!

Story: Cullen Bunn, Clay McLeod Chapman
Art: Guillermo Sanna, Francesco Manna
Color: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Travis Lanham

Preview: Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

(W) Cullen Bunn, Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Francesco Manna, More (CA) Mike McKone
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 30, 2019
SRP: $3.99

ALL-NEW SCI-FI STORY!
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary and the comic books that captivated hearts and minds across generations, join us for two scintillating sci-fi stories – the first an extraterrestrial adventure by Cullen Bunn the likes of which haven’t been seen in this or any other decade, and the second a tale of terror by Clay McLeod Chapman that could take place in your very own back yard! The secrets of the the universe lie waiting to be discovered, True-Believers, on a JOURNEY TO UNKOWN WORLDS!

Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1

Review: Iron Fist: Phantom Limb

The digital first series is in print for the first time! Iron Fist: Phantom Limb has Danny reflecting on his inability to save a child and doubting his legitimacy as the Iron Fist while also having to deal with a demon who wants him for his chi!

Iron Fist: Phantom Limb is by Clay McLeod Chapman and Guillermo Sanna.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores January 15th! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Lazaretto SC

Lazaretto SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Price: $16.99

After a pandemic strikes, a dorm complex at a small American college is quarantined with all of the students trapped within. What first starts out as youthful freedom from authority soon devolves into a violent new society—it’s Lord of the Flies on a college campus.

From writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Spider-Verse, Ultimate Spider-Man, American Vampire, Vertigo Quarterly), whose most recent play, “Stump Speeches,” was a New York Times Critics’ Pick; and introducing artist Jey Levang.

Collects the complete 5-issue series.

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