We haven’t been giving much coverage to Marvel’s new Carnage ongoing series, which follows the exploits of Symbiote-infused serial killer Cletus Kasady as he uses his abilities to unleash carnage (sorry) upon the world. With the recent release of the second hardcover volume, now could be a good place for us to start.
Writer Gerry Conway recently granted an interview to Comic Book Resources, in which he discusses how the series was influenced by everything from his own Tomb of Dracula comics down to the works of Lovecraft. If you were still in doubt about whether we should be covering a Marvel Universe comic on Dread Central, the interview also explicitly refers to it as a horror series several times, and that’s good enough for me.
Carnage was originally introduced to act as a pure evil counterpart to Venom, who was being reworked at the time to be more of an anti-hero, so rest assured, he isn’t you friendly neighborhood anything.
If you want to get stuck into the current Carnage series, then you can buy all the issues over on ComiXology, including the newly released second hardcover. They’re also hosting a sale on the series along with Carnage comics from previous years, which you can check out here before it ends on November 27.
And my God, those fucking covers, man. They’re, well, they’re really something, aren’t they?
Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for them!