I bought this Marvel comic book for three reasons. Deadpool, Carnage and
the parental advisory warning on the cover. I knew right away this title would be a good one.
Actually, I bought Deadpool vs Carnage because I read Deadpool’s ongoing monthly comic series, and I’ve read a few Carnage titles in the past. Two murderers, both with a history of mental illness. Jokes from Deadpool. Promising threats from Carnage. Violence, bloodbath, massive chaos. You can’t ask for anything better.
Serial Killer, Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, escaped from prison, and law enforcers are unable to track down the deranged, mass murderer. It takes a like-minded individual such as Deadpool to snuff him out.
In the first issue, Deadpool used hidden clues from the media to track down Carnage. Clues that only someone who is light upstairs would be able to comprehend.
In the current issue, Deadpool gets assistance from a guy who appears to be almost just as loony as Deadpool and Carnage. I knew he was crazy when he opened the door wearing Deadpool’s costume. I won’t spoil it. You’ll have to read the comic for yourself to know what I’m talking about. I promise you it’s very funny.
Deadpool vs Carnage is a violent, but fun mini-series written by Cullen Bunn. Dialogue is both hilarious and frightening. Character interactions are phenomenal, especially the fight scenes between Deadpool and Carnage.
Phenomenal art thanks to Salva Espin (artist) and Veronica Gandini (colorist). Although I knew what to expect from Deadpool and Carnage, I couldn’t help but to cringe at some of the panels. Espin killed it on the fight scenes, and Gandini bought the entire book to life with her colors.
Deadpool vs Carnage is a four-issue mini-series, so there is no doubt I will be reading the final two issues.
VERDICT (drumroll please)
I strongly recommend this funny, but extremely violent mini-series for Deadpool and/or Carnage fans, and mature readers. If you’re not familiar with either character, this title will surely give you a taste of what you’ve been missing.
I’m giving this issue 5/5 stars.