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Carnage #3

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.


Cletus Kasady has returned and has his sights set on the biggest prize of all, but first, he must face a reality-altering face-off the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
Amazon ASIN

3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    Torunn offers a fast-paced and impactful narrative pace.

    Art is very detailed and successfully achieves bloody scenes, very visceral. Although it often changes the amount of detail from one panel to another.

  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Carnage #3 reaches new horrific heights with impressively gruesome violence that will result in major ramifications for both hero and villain alike.

  • 60

    Even as Carnage #3 offers up the series’ centerpiece – a showdown between the original Cletus Kasidy and the Carnage symbiote, with its coughed-up clone – it lacks the focus and seems at odds with itself. The two-page spread of Carnage and Cletus clashing amid the flames of an explosion is captivating and effective, but it stands as the exception in an issue unwilling to commit aesthetically to the darkness of its plot. While that central conflict delivers some creepy, deranged sights, the colors throughout most of the issue create an antiseptic atmosphere that’s ill-suited to the themes at play, and many of the compositions feel empty. Even when this is done intentionally, such as one moment in Flash Thompson’s muddy subplot, the creators seem to be acting at cross purposes. There’s a page in which Flash stands alone, positioned outside of the main panel layout. This visually conveys his isolation, but the presence of an unnecessary and unnatural red gradient in the otherwise blank background, presumably there to increase the sense of dread and tension in the scene, only serves to undermine the effect. Carnage and Cletus’ violent argument over whether it’s the deed or the doing that matters might be interesting, but the execution is lacking, and the plodding Flash story drags the issue down.

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