Minimum Carnage continues its rampage throughout the Microverse, but is this epic saga starting to lose its proverbial edge after reaching its penultimate issue? Read on to find out.
The official description from Marvel:
MINIMUM CARNAGE – PART FIVE!
• Venom, Scarlet Spider and the Micronauts fight to save a universe – but in the process, have doomed our own!
• Cullen Bunn and Declan Shalvey bring you the pentultimate chapter of the mega-levolent masterpiece!
It’s always a treat to watch two heroes back to back as an army of of symbiotes descends on them, and that’s exactly what the majority of this romp focuses in on. There’s a hefty amount of context established by the creative team but beyond that we get to watch a literal war of these monsters with the fate of two universes in play.
Cullen Bunn handles the script and despite some hefty inner-dialogue that honestly bogs down the first half of this tale, he delivers a very entertaining issue that’s sure to please any fan who opens this comic book. He uses his knowledge of the characters and the world to play up some fascinating scenarios while building towards the forthcoming conclusion. And despite a couple scenes that come off as rather unnecessary he quite handily pens what may just be the strongest release in this crossover.
Declan Shalvey once again proves his meddle, as he tackles the grueling ferocity contained in this latest jaunt. His pencil strokes ebb and flow with a chaotic intent that beautifully illustrates the symbiotes, the supporting characters and all the action contained in his well-structured panels. I have absolutely no complaints about the level of detail or overall work done here, this artist is just an excellent fit for this series.
Venom #27 is an outstanding continuation of this engaging saga, there may have been a couple minor narrative missteps here and there but this release easily earns a recommendation.