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Review: Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1

There’s been a string of anthology releases with a “color” theme about them. Black, white, and red has been a popular combo. Then there’s also blue and red. There’s the “blood” direction that Marvel has gone as in “black, white, and blood”. Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is the latest anthology that focuses on the ruthless killer.

With a trio of stories the anthology is an interesting one delivering three very different adventures. The first is a very tradition superhero affair with Carnage drifting off to another life. The second takes place in the Wild West with a lawman on the hunt for Carnage. The final is a brilliant choose your own adventure story.

Each has their strengths and weaknesses and each are intriguing takes on the character. There’s still some underlying themes with each, specifically how much of a force of nature the character is and how uncontrollable Carnage is as a symbiote. There’s some stumbles in a few of the stories but it’s an entertaining read, especially the roleplaying like choose your ow adventure, an entry I’d love to see more of.

The art delivers on the chaos as well with visuals that match the death and destruction within the comic. There’s some solid work, especially with the western, that really fits the stories they’re telling and the use of minimal colors makes things interesting. With such a focus on “blood”, it’d be easy for the comic to overdo the red but it’s done at a level that doesn’t distract.

Carnage: Black, White, and Blood #1 is an interesting comic. If you’re a fan of the character, go for it. It’s entertaining and has some interesting takes. For those new, there’s not enough that really jumps out. It’s good one-and-done stories that has some “fun” with a despicable character.

Story: Tini Howard, Benjamin Percy, Al Ewing Art: Ken Lashley, Sara Pichelli, John McCrea
Color: Juan Fernandez, Mattia Iacono Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

(W) Al Ewing, Ben Percy, Tini Howard (A) Ken Lashley, John McCrea (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CARNAGE RULES!
Witness the cerebral chaos caused by CARNAGE, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel!
But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in BLACK, WHITE AND BLOOD!

Carnage, Black, White, and Blood #1

Exclusive Preview: King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3 (of 3)

King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3 (of 3)

(W) Seanan McGurie (A) Flaviano (CA) Ken Lashley (VCA) David Lafuente
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

AMP VS. AMP, SYMBIOTE VS. SYMBIOTE, FRIEND VS. FRIEND!
• Unwittingly pulled into her bandmate Gwen Stacy’s interdimensional adventures and the Marvel Universe, MARY JANE WATSON of Earth-65 has bonded to a symbiote and become a new and deadly iteration of CARNAGE!
• As dragons rain from the sky and New York finds itself on the precipice of the abyss, it’s up to Gwen Stacy to rid MJ of the symbiotic spiders that have infected her and get them both home – while saving any civilians MJ endangers along the way!

King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #3 (of 3)

Get a Look at Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 with a New Trailer

Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel’s incredible legacy of Black heroes will be celebrated tomorrow in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1!

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will consist of seven thrilling tales brought to life by an amazing lineup of both new and established creators. Academy Award winning screenwriter John Ridley kicks things off with a poignant look at the impact of Miles Morales. Award-winning novelist Mohale Mashigo pens an action-packed teamup of Marvel’s most promising young heroes—Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Shuri. Singer/songwriter Saint Bodhi shares her take on Storm in an emotional story grounded in tragedy and acceptance. Author Tochi Onyebuchi makes his Marvel Comics debut with a high-octane tale of a wild night in Madripoor starring Domino. Writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story. Writer Danny Lore explores Blade’s legacy—both vampiric and heroic. Finally, Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor explains the importance of heroes in fights for justice and reform in an unforgettable Venom story.

Readers can get their first look at this historic one-shot in a new trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork by an incredible collection of artists including Olivier Coipel, Valentine De Landro, Natacha Bustos, Alitha Martinez, Ken Lashley, Chris Allen, ChrisCross.

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 Gets Covers by Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Edge, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza

Marvel Comics celebrates Black History Month with Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1. In addition to the all-star list of creators contributing to the issue, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will also have a stunning collection of variant covers by some of the industry’s biggest talents. Natacha Bustos, Olivier Coipel, Ejiwa “Edge” Ebenebe, Ken Lashley, and Ernanda Souza honor Marvel’s legacy of Black heroes in incredible depictions of iconic characters such as Storm, Shuri, Black Panther, Monica Rambeau, and many more.

Featuring a dazzling array of stories by both new and established creators, Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 will consist of seven thrilling tales plus an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Nic Stone. Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor pens a Venom story highlighting the importance of heroes who fight for the downtrodden. Explore Blade’s legacy – vampiric and heroic – in a story by writer Danny Lore. And in their exciting Marvel Comics debuts, Ho Che Anderson brings Luke Cage fans an old-school story about the choices that make a hero, author Tochi Onyebuchi tells an action-packed tale of a wild night in Madripoor with Domino, writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story, and Marvel’s most promising young heroes—Ironheart, Ms. Marvel, and Shuri— team up for an adventure by award-winning novelist Mohale Mashigo! Lastly, Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley closes out this epic issue with a poignant look at the impact of Miles Morales. See these outstanding writers take on their favorite heroes in tales designed to inspire and uplift, featuring interior art by ChrisCrossValentine De LandroSean Damien HillKen LashleyNatacha BustosChris Allen, and Olivier Coipel.

Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 hits stands on February 24th!

Carnage is Unleashed on Peach Momoko’s Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #1 Cover

Recently announced as a member of the inaugural class of Marvel’s Stormbreakers, superstar artist Peach Momoko continues to turn out bestselling variant covers for Marvel’s hottest titles. Fans can now see her latest creation, featuring a depiction of Spider-Man’s scariest foe reimagined in Momoko’s trademark style, for Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #1.

Featuring all-star creators such as Donny Cates, Ken Lashley, Sara Pichelli, Benjamin Percy, Tini Howard, and more, Carnage: Black, White, & Blood will present Carnage’s most spine-chilling tales in BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD. See Momoko’s cover below and don’t miss adding this latest variant cover masterpiece to your collection when Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #1 hits stands in March.

CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD #1 Peach Momoko variant cover

Patrick Gleason Delivers a Mesmerizing Variant Cover for Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #1

In the same vein as his iconic Amazing Spider-Man #55 cover, Marvel Stormbreaker Patrick Gleason delivers another stunning cover for the debut issue of Carnage: Black, White, & Blood and Cletus Kasady has never looked more frightening. These striking illustrations have become a major hit with fans, selling out at comic shops across the country.

Featuring all-star creators such as Donny Cates, Ken Lashley, Sara Pichelli, Benjamin Percy, Tini Howard, and more, Carnage: Black, White, & Blood will feature Carnage’s most spine-chilling tales presented in BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD. See Cletus Kasady cackle at the horror he’s about to unleash on Gleason’s cover below and don’t miss adding this extraordinary cover to your collection when Carnage: Black, White, & Blood #1 hits stands in March.

CARNAGE: BLACK, WHITE, AND BLOOD #1 Patrick Gleason cover

Preview: King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1

King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1

(W) Seanan McGurie (A) Flaviano (CA) Ken Lashley
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99

GWEN STACY ENTERS THE FRAY AGAINST THE KING IN BLACK!
Bonded to a synthetic symbiote from another reality, GHOST-SPIDER, aka Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, is unique among the webslingers of the multiverse!
But when KNULL descends on her adopted home, his gravity well of dark psychic energy will reap unforeseen consequences not only on Gwen, but on her symbiotic suit as well!

King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage #1

A Wave Blue World Provides Retailers with 2 Free Exclusive Variants as a Thank You

A Wave Blue World is kicking off 2021 by showing thanks to retailers who have supported them by ordering their books, backing their Kickstarters, or signed up for their monthly newsletters.

AWBW will be sending supporting retailers 2 limited edition copies of The 27 Run: Crush #1 Premier Edition featuring an exclusive cover by artist Leo Colapietro. The exclusive is limited to a print run of 300.

Crush is the follow-up to 2018’s original mechs vs. monsters graphic novel The 27 Run. The sequel introduces a new hero, Beti, and her telepathic dog, E.K., as they face off against 27 towering monsters in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Created and written by Justin Zimmerman, the series features art by Ethan Claunch and Russell Brown, colors by Fran Gamboa, and lettering by Thomas Mauer.

The 27 Run: Crush #1

The regular edition of The 27 Run: Crush #1 Premier Edition hits retail shops on January 13, 2021 with a cover by Ken Lashley and Juan Fernandez. A hardcover collected edition will be released on March 10 featuring cover artist Robbi Rodriguez.

Other Premier Editions due out this year from A Wave Blue World include Averee by Stephanie Phillips and Marika Cresta with an exclusive cover by Dave Johnson (February 2021), and The Orphan King by Tyler Chin-Tanner and James Boyle with an exclusive cover by InHyuk Lee (April 2021).

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