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Carnage #4

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Mixed or average ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

VS. ANTI-VENOM! Flash Thompson hunts Cletus down, but has Cletus been hunting him all along? It’s an all-out Symbiote slugfest sure to splatter these pages with slaughter.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Torunn offers a dizzying and impressive narrative pace, it is possibly the most accelerated and violent chapter of this entire saga.

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

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    In Carnage #4, Cletus Kasady is an unstoppable force of chaos operating at the top of his game. His showdown with Anti-Venom is an excellent display of the creative team’s artistic talent.

  • 40

    Carnage #4 gives up the ghost in revealing that this series is merely moving pieces around for whatever is going on next with Venom. The book slow crawl and lack of clear purpose make it ill-positioned for a crossover with another title, but all Carnage stories seem to inevitable lead back to Venom, and here we are. Carnage cuts Flash Thompson down with comments about his nature, whether he is the real Flash, or a simulacrum created by the Anti-Venom symbiote, which may be confusing to those unfamiliar with Flash’s comic book canon. Regardless, it is a much less interesting line of interrogation than Carnage questioning why Flash doesn’t his supposed drive to good and his considerable healing abilities toward noble pursuits that don’t involve glory and violence. Perhaps that’s a line of questioning ill suited to exploration in a mid-tier Marvel Comics superhero title, and thus the pivot to more conventional fare. Throughout, the visuals still fail to match the dark tone the story wants to strike, with little distinguishing features to speak of or make any given age memorable, making the entire endeavor a forgettable affair.

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