Carnage #6 Review

Writer: Ram V

Artist: Roge Antonio

Color Artist: Erick Arciniega

Cover Artist: Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Reviewer: StoryBabbler

Carnage is on the loose in the Universe! He’s hunted supervillains with unique powers so he can use them for his purposes, he’s got an apprentice in an up-and-coming serial killer who’s got a detective chasing after him. And now Carnage’s journey leads them to the Norse realm of the dead in pursuit of Thor villain, Malekith the Accursed. See how Carnage contends with the dead in Carnage #6!

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Review:

Carnage is coming for Malekith the Accursed. The crimson symbiote is after the fallen Dark Elf warlord, but we don’t know why, not exactly. However, Carnage’s incursion into the realm of Niflheim has not gone unnoticed by its ruler, Hela. This leads to another violent confrontation between the crimson symbiote and the forces of Norse mythology. This time the comic shifts gears and follow Jonathan Shayde around.

The previous issue focused more on Carnage and Kenneth Neely, Carnage’s new disciple of murder. Now, the comic follows Detective Shayde for a little bit to see how he’s been doing. Not only has he been following Carnage and Neely, this time he’s actually one step ahead of them. The question is for how long.

The comic also provides some recap for those wondering who Malekith is, how he got there in the Norse realm of the dead, and what his current predicament is. Suffice it to say, we don’t get Malekith for that long in the comic, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game. The comic’s major focus is once more on Carnage and Neely especially and the dark themes being explored with them.

The change of artist is noticeable in the comic, but Roge Antonio’s art is a welcome addition since it feels in the same vein as Francesco Manna’s art. The illustrations of Carnage, Neely, Det. Shayde and the forces of the dead feel well-drawn and brought further to life with Erick Arciniega’s colors. While the story doesn’t move too far in this comic, there is still a tangible direction here as the ending builds up a lot of anticipation for the next issue.

Final Thoughts:

Carnage #6 keeps things going as Carnage’s trail of destruction leads them to the Norse realm of the dead and Malekith the Accursed. The story follows Detective Jonathan Shayde for a while before shifting back to Carnage’s fight with the forces of the dead. The new art from Rogê Antonio feels in line with Francesco Manna’s art and makes everyone in the comic look good.

7.5/10

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