I’m joined by John Galati to discuss our picks for best comics of the year to date!
Carnage is pure 90’s comics meets Spider-Man, the byproduct of the ever popular Venom symbiote leaking into a serial killer’s open wound. Carnage, aka Kletus Casaday, is one of the bloodiest and most horrifying villains in Spidey’s rogue’s gallery, encompassing the dark history of serial killers inside one superpowered weaponized body.
Although both Carnage and the mega-crossover Maximum Carnage exude 90’s aesthetics (see: blood red symbiote violence oozing across the edges of every panel), the character has a variety of renewals throughout the 2000’s, from his time taking over small-town America in Carnage U.S.A. to 2019’s event, Absolute Carnage.
Yes, Carnage, the psychotic, symbiotted, serial-killer offspring of Venom, born in the excess of the 90’s, is back for Marvel’s Axis storyline. You don’t really need to know what’s going on in Axis to enjoy this series, all you need to know is that Cletus Kasady’s morality has been flipped, and now he possesses a desire to do good and save people. The problem is, his warped mind doesn’t really know how to do that. But, he tries anyway, and hilarity ensues. Dark hilarity, but hilarity nonetheless. [Read more…] about Axis: Carnage #2 Review!