Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Marvel Comics' Absolute Carnage Story Arc Review

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Absolute Carnage no. 01 Front Cover
Poster Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_Carnage
Title: Absolute Carnage
Volume no. 01
Writer:
Penciller: Ryan Stegman
Publisher: Marvel Comics
ASIN: B07S5D6LJK
Publication date:
Language: English
Website: https://www.marvel.com/comic-events/absolute-carnage

Brief summary (Synopsis): *slight spoiler ahead*

Cletus Kasady, a notorious murderer was resurrected by a cult group worshipping the symbiote God. He is again on a killing spree as the Carnage, hunting those former symbiote hosts. As the symbiote left a codex to all of its former hosts, gathering all of those codices will be the key to awaken the symbiote God - Knull, a goal every symbiote must achieve for its creator. But Eddie Brock's Venom symbiote rejects the coming of their God as it grows intimately attached to him.

Will this come to a good end?

Absolute Carnage Reading Order:

  1. Absolute Carnage - Separation Anxiety 001 (2019)
  2. Absolute Carnage - Symbiote of Vengeance 001 (2019)
  3. Absolute Carnage - Weapon Plus 001 (2020)
  4. Venom 016 (2019)
  5. Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Spider-Man-Venom) 001
  6. Absolute Carnage - Symbiote Spider-Man 001 (2019)
  7. Absolute Carnage 001 (2019)
  8. Absolute Carnage 002 (2019)
  9. Venom 017 (2019)
  10. Absolute Carnage - Avengers 001 (2019)
  11. Venom 018 (2019)
  12. Venom 019 (2019)
  13. Absolute Carnage - Miles Morales 001 (2019)
  14. Absolute Carnage - Miles Morales 002 (2019)
  15. Absolute Carnage - Miles Morales 003 (2019)
  16. Absolute Carnage - Lethal Protectors 001 (2019)
  17. Absolute Carnage - Lethal Protectors 002 (2019)
  18. Absolute Carnage - Lethal Protectors 003 (2019)
  19. Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool 001 (2019)
  20. Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool 002 (2019)
  21. Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool 003 (2019)
  22. Absolute Carnage - Scream 001 (2019)
  23. Absolute Carnage - Scream 002 (2019)
  24. Absolute Carnage - Scream 003 (2019)
  25. Absolute Carnage 003 (2019)
  26. Absolute Carnage - The Immortal Hulk 001 (2019)
  27. Absolute Carnage 004 (2019)
  28. Amazing Spider-Man 030 (2019)
  29. Amazing Spider-Man 031 (2019)
  30. Absolute Carnage - Captain Marvel, 2019-11-20 (#01)
  31. Absolute Carnage, 2019-11-20 (#05)
  32. Venom 020 (2020)

Fillers:

  • Symbiote Spider-Man 003 (2019)
  • Venom 015 (2019)
  • Deadpool 014 (2019)
  • Amazing Spider-Man 024 (2019)
  • Fantastic Four 011 (2019)
  • Immortal Hulk 020 (2019)
  • Black Cat 002 (2019)
  • Invaders 007 (2019)
  • Captain Marvel 008 (2019)
  • Avengers 022 (2019)

You may read the fillers before the main arc. The filler issues tease the coming of Absolute Carnage Arc. You may skip them and read the main arc.

I also recommend you read Donny Cates run of the Venom from the very 1st Issue (2018) until the 16th Issue. It got some key appearances (1st appearance of Symbiote God - Knull, see Venom #03 [2018] and Dylan Brock, see Venom #07 [2018]) and also, a very good run. After Venom #16 (2019), the story will continue to the Absolute Carnage #01.

I find the Absolute Carnage Arc okay, a major cliffhanger for the coming of symbiote God - Knull. I'm rating this Marvel event 3.5 / 5.0

Hope you like my review.

Thanks!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Book Review: Elevation, a novel by Stephen King

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Elevation by Stephen King Front Cover


Title: Elevation
Author:
Illustrator: Mark Edward Geyer
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Fiction, Novelette
ISBN: 9781982102319
Publisher: Scribner
Published date:





I bought this book from Big Bad Wolf 2020, a book fair event at the World Trade Center, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.

I never read the synopsis of this book as I don't want to get spoiled. It's just a hundred pages book readable for just a day or two.


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