Posts Tagged ‘Donny Cates’

COMIC TITLE: Absolute Carnage #1 (2019)
Ryan Stegman– Artist
Donny Cates–Writer
August 7, 2019
Marvel Comics

Opera Snapshot_2019-08-07_093334_twitter.comFor one whole entire year, there have been events that have been put in place that have been setting up this very moment as it all started with Venom and the introduction to the God of the Symbiotes known as Knull. Then you add in the events that happened in The Amazing Spider-Man series when the world was introduced to The Red Goblin which was Norman Osborn with the Carnage Symbiote and you mix all together and it brings you Marvel’s latest venture Absolute Carnage #1 which was written by Donny Cates (Venom) and illustrated by Ryan Stegman (Venom). Eddie has been separated from his symbiote for a while now and he has found out that he has a son, but there’s one problem with that and that is the kid doesn’t realize Eddie is his dad. He think’s that Eddie is his older brother and Eddie is OK with that for now because he wants to protect the kid from the Carnage symbiote. You see the Carnage symbiote is on the loose and he is trying to kill off anyone that he has had a symbiote combined with them and according to Eddie that is a lot of people. After a run in with his old Symbiote, Eddie now has to get some help from Spider-Man himself Peter Parker if they want to stand a chance against Carnage because if he is successful then there is no stopping him.

Opera Snapshot_2019-08-07_094010_twitter.comI am definitely loving the fact that this comic is diving deeper into the world of the symbiotes and the idea (SPOILER ALERT) that if Carnage is able to take all of the codices from the hosts that have worn a symbiote, he’ll not only be the most powerful symbiote, but he’ll be able to wake up Knull from his imprisoned sleep. You see all of the symbiotes rose up and trapped him on what was thought to be the planet of the symbiotes, but it’s really a prison. So that is a big time kudos to Marvel for hiring the man behind the recent run of Venom in Donny Cates to write this one which obviously makes the most sense. Donny has done such an amazing job for Marvel that I don’t think there is a comic out there that he has done that I have not liked. You can definitely sense the fact that he has gone all in when it comes to this series and I appreciate that. Not only is the writing of this comic amazing, but the artwork from Ryan Stegman is absolute superb. I have enjoyed every turn of the page and the amazing detail that has been put in. The imagery is so well done that Carnage definitely looks like someone you do not want to mess with so kudos to Marvel for keeping the team together for this run. I am so excited for what the future issues hold so I am sure you’re going to be seeing more from Marvel on this blog. Check out my grade below and check out this comic where ever you get your comics from.

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

COMIC TITLE: Silver Surfer Black #1 (2019)
Tradd Moore – Artist
Donny Cates & Tradd Moore–Writer
June 12, 2019
Marvel Comics

STL123410This week was a pretty decent week for comic books, it wasn’t as crazy as last week, but if you are a Marvel fan then this was a heavy week. When it came to choosing this week’s comic book of the week, there were a lot of great choices to choose from, but when I saw the name Donny Cates (Death Of The Inhumans/Doctor Strange) and saw that it was attached to the Silver Surfer I couldn’t resist. He’s kind of a rockstar right now in the world of comics and with that said I chose to check out Silver Surfer Black #1 which he co-wrote with Tradd Moore (The Strange Talent Of Luthor Strode) who also provided the artwork as well. To catch you up to this comic, Thanos was killed and the Silver Surfer attended the last will and testament of the mad titan only to be ambushed by his black order who in turn sent him and several others into a black hole where they now lie in the void. The Silver Surfer who he himself is battling his own inner demons is trying his best to save these others to try and make it back, but it seems hopeless until he finally finds a planet. Unfortunately, there is something strange about this planet because he senses a being as strong as a God.

1234I usually do not start my review paragraph with the art side of the comic, but isn’t that why we read comics in the first place? The artwork in this comic is phenomenal as every page matches the mood and what exactly is going on in every scene as we navigate through the void with the Silver Surfer. I especially love the artwork that we get when the Silver Surfer is describing all the doom he has brought to several different planets in his service for Galactus. You can see the artwork to the left of this paragraph and while it might seem simple to some, it does a lot visually because of the stylistic choice he went for. The artwork in the comic is definitely having me come back for more and when you see the world that he lands in, it looks like an acid trip meets some of the Heavy Metal comics. Now as far as the story is concerned, I definitely enjoyed it a lot. I think Donny Cates is a rockstar because his stories are always intriguing and he knows how to deliver. I never thought the Silver Surfer would ever be more than interesting visually, but Donny has me coming bask for more especially with the huge cliffhanger at the end of the issue. I definitely suggest that you pick this comic up at your local comic book shop. Remember, support your local comic book store.

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+