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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

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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.

Preview: Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1

Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

• Typhoid Mary is stronger than ever, and Spider-Man and the X-Men know that better than anyone as they’ve been forced to fight among themselves.
• As her powers grow stronger, it’s only a matter of time before Typhoid Mary turns Manhattan into her own personal playground – if not her own personal ashtray.
• Luckily, IRON FIST is in town and willing to lend a hand…er…fist. But will the Master of Kung Fu be able to stop the flames from spreading, or will he just add fuel to the fire?

Preview: Lazaretto #5 (of 5)

Lazaretto #5 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Price: $3.99

Final issue! A nationwide quarantine is now in effect as Charles and Tamara try to survive until morning.

Preview: Lazaretto #4 (of 5)

Lazaretto #4 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Price: $3.99

Tamara and Charles are on the run when the virus reaches Phase III: Hallucinations.

Preview: Lazaretto #3 (of 5)

Lazaretto #3 (of 5)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Jey Levang
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Cover Artist: Ignacio Valicenti
Price: $3.99

As the sickness takes a greater toll on the trapped students, Charles and Tamara attempt to break out of the quarantine.

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