Marvel Comics Universe & Absolute Carnage #1 Spoilers & Review: Venom, Spider-Man & Green Red Goblin Get In Creepiest Symbiote Smackdown Yet?!

Marvel Comics Universe and Absolute Carnage #1 Spoilers and Review follows.

Venom, Spider-Man and Green Red Goblin…

…Get Roped Into The Creepiest Symbiote Smackdown Yet?!

Not sure who the new looking character in the above variant cover is, but do you? Let me know, please.

The book opens with a brief history of…

…symbiote history before we meet up with Eddie Brock (Venom) and his son (who believes he’s Eddie’s brother).

It appears that Cletus Cassidy (Carnage) pushes Brock and the boy to the subway tracks…

…in front of an oncoming subway train…

…triggering Venom…

…who Eddie thought was gone!

Carnage reveals himself to the cops attempting to subdue a wanted Eddie Brock.

Venom and Carnage fight and Eddie, contrary to what Venom wants, seems to…

…reveal a secret power of the symbiote that subdues Carnage?!

A battered Eddie Brock and the boy then head to Peter Parker aka the Amazing Spider-Man for help.

As Eddie and Peter kibitz the new reports on a Carnage-related mass grave…

…prompting them to meet up with the Maker (the Ultimate Universe’s evil Mister Fantastic Reed Richards NOT of the Fantastic Four)…

…Who has a device they need, but he needs a symbiote bearer’s blood sample. Venom, the boy and Spider-Man want no part of this despite needing the device. They then realize who Carnage next target may be.

Carnage breaks into prison…

…turns the inmates into Carnages…

…before revealing to Venom and Spider-Man that…

…he doesn’t want to kill Norman Osborn, the Red Goblin, but make a friend?!

The Pulse:

An extra-sized issue with extra-sized action. Compelling story and dark, moody, appropriate art. Entertaining, but felt a bit long in the tooth. 7 out of 10.

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