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Carnage Returns in October

To fight Spidey and Shellhead.

 Can these two handle the Carnage?
That’s the damnedest thing about parasites. You can cut them off with a blade, you can incinerate them with a megaton bomb… but no matter how thoroughly you think you’ve killed them, they always somehow manage to eek their way back into your business. Symbiotes are parasites, of course, so anybody who thought Carnage was gone for good ought for to feel foolish right about now. Sure, the last time we saw this monster, he’d been torn in half by the Sentry and tossed into orbit at the beginning of NEW AVENGERS.   All that was really missing was a big bloody “FATALITY” floating in space to mark the occasion. But c’mon, you knew Carnage would be back someday. Even without Cletus Kassidy.

See, one of the titles that was announced at SDCC was CARNAGE, a limited series by Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain that’ll start pitting Spidey and Iron Man against the red maniac in October. Wells has been talking about the project in a number of places, from Marvel’s site to IGN (and thanks to Grubich for the head’s up,) and saying that, just as Venom went from Eddie Brock to Mac Gargan, so too will Carnage pass from Cassidy to an all-new female character. One question that’ll be addressed pertains to how much of Carnage’s evil up until this point can be blamed on the symbiote, and how much of it stemmed from Cassidy... because this new host? She's going to be a bit more conflicted about the usual bloodlust.

 Of this, I speak.

Ever since seeing Bill Sienkiewicz’s poster of MAXIMUM CARNAGE, I’ve always held this villain in regard as one of the most horrifying in the Marvel universe. Any of you remember that intense “ Spider-Carnage” storyline from back in the days of Ben Reilly? So I’m glad (although a bit scarred, admittedly) to see this killer’s returned to the fold. But what about you Comic Vine maniacs? Do you concur?

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS!  and UNIMAGINABLE. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

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Posted by excalibur5150

cool!
Posted by Gambit1024

Ugh, it's coming back...
Posted by DH69

its funny i remember a couple days ago complaining how we havent had a female venom in a long time, then 2 days later this gets revealed. oh well female carnage is ok in my books

Posted by SoA

glad to see carnage is going in a new direction , im a bit worried if they try to make  carnage heroic or that the reader may have pity or remorese for the character but im just glad  its(the symbiote )  back

Posted by ForbushBug

While I can't say I'm a Carnage fan, I associate him with the 90's Marvel need to have each new villain out bad-ass the prior one no matter how much lack of actual storytelling it took,  I do like they're addressing the cause of the bloodlust. I thought the whole "Carnage Cosmic" deal was odd since I had always thought Carnage was a whack job because Cletus was a whack job, much like Eddie Brock hated Spider-Man before becoming Venom.

Posted by Secret Identity

Carnage is back hey? Can't say I'm surprised.... Will be interesting to see how this new character develops.... although a Spiderman and Iron man book isn't really on my reading list. 
 
Most importantly i look forward to the designs and messed up imagery.

Posted by Son_of_Magnus

Posted by Mr. Dead Pool

Carnage is back and it's not Cassidy? Sorry no thank you.

Posted by ShawnMichael

I might be picking this up if the price is at 2.99 or less

Posted by bunnyonthemoonlol
@Son_of_Magnus:

i totally agree!!!was venom being passed to mac gargan a good idea?NOOO!!!such is the same with this situation!the villians that we loved were awesome cause of every reason they were created.to pass it on somebody else & call it the same thing is like saying a mc donalds cheeseburber is the same a real chessebuger.its just not.& all that it is,is a quick fix to satisfy the masses.venom isn't venom without brock & carnage isnt carnage without cassidy.the writers should've came up with a more clever idea.whats next iron man without tony stark?or wolverine without logan?FAIL!
Posted by G-Man

Boo! No more Carnage. He's dead. Leave him that way.

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Posted by The_Martian
Posted by Amegashita

About time Carnage came back, that guy is just too much of a monster! 

Edited by kareem

i can't imagine a Kassidy-less carnge. If carnage turns good or becomes an anti-hero I am done with marvel until i graduate from college....and if Black cat end sup becoming carnage I swear them off for life.

Posted by brewski420

its not Carnage without Cletus Kassidy

Posted by The_Martian
@G-Man said:
" Boo! No more Carnage. He's dead. Leave him that way. "
You just became even more cooler, if that's possible.
Edited by LordX1095

Despite it not being Cletus... I'm looking forwards to this. To quote George Carlin: 
"God bless the homicidal maniacs. They make life worthwhile"
 
 @G-Man: law of comics: nobody stays dead

Posted by Unknown Soldier
Posted by CadeShanley

Carnage?!!? But how The Sentry took it way down how did he survive?!!?   

Posted by TheMess1428

I'm putting out there that I think the new host is Gwen Stacy's daughter.

Posted by InnerVenom123
@G-Man said:
" Boo! No more Carnage. He's dead. Leave him that way. "
Why?
Posted by THALASTDRAGON

i read this somewhere else and im very excited, but slightly disappointed, cuz im gettin into writing and bringing carnage back was somethin i wanted to do...oh well, i cant wait for it to come out
Posted by InnerVenom123

Carnage without Cletus will probably suck. But hey, if they can make it work that's great.

Posted by doordoor123

Venom is enough. 
Marvel has already has too many takes off of too many characters. 
I hope they just end up killing carnage again and leaving him be. 

Posted by Ry Fryy

Female Carnage.. ermm.. it has me interested to say the least.

Posted by KasadyCarnage

Told ya he'd be back... I did... but then it turned arround and bit me in the @$$. I miss Cletus Kasady already. Carnage deserves better than this.

Posted by NexusOfLight

As long as they give this new host some depth, I'll be okay with it. Since Gargan's filling the whole "I'mma eat your brainz!" thing right now, the new host should be more akin to an actual story, hopefully on par with Eddie Brock's.

Posted by IronSpidy-Rooney

Finally bring back the symbiotes

Posted by Matt1982

 OMFG, Carnage is back.  Thank you One Above All, thank you.

Posted by Portrait

YAAAAAAAAY! New Carnage!

Posted by WillRobinson
@Gambit1024: Unsurprisingly. You don't have to be a parasite in comics to be "brought back from the dead". I will say that Carnage is one of the least inspiring villains in all of comics for me. Psychopath killer is one thing, but no real motive other than a bee-line for 'Spidey/Venom makes him an obvious Joker facsimile without the intelligence and drive to make him interesting. Pass.
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@WillRobinson:
Ain't that the truth. You're my new best friend.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@WillRobinson said:
" @Gambit1024: Unsurprisingly. You don't have to be a parasite in comics to be "brought back from the dead". I will say that Carnage is one of the least inspiring villains in all of comics for me. Psychopath killer is one thing, but no real motive other than a bee-line for 'Spidey/Venom makes him an obvious Joker facsimile without the intelligence and drive to make him interesting. Pass. "
He kills people because deep down he doesn't want them to have the opportunity to hurt him. He's a child afraid of being abused again.
Posted by shawn87

if the Sentry couldnt finish him off for good how is anyone else suppose to? well i cant wait to see what happens

Posted by Sinister Blood

sounds cool except for carnage being female.  
 
I was just telling my girlfriend how they will probably never use carnage again, or atleast not for a long time because his character lacks any value to the story, even his origin is lacking.

Posted by Treason

so umm they are working on a carnage story, a symbiote that was dead instead of working on existing symbiotes like hybrid or toxin they had to go with crappy carnage heck while they are at it they might as well bring back sentry so he can rip him apart yet again.

Posted by KasadyCarnage
@InnerVenom123 said:
" @WillRobinson said:
" @Gambit1024: Unsurprisingly. You don't have to be a parasite in comics to be "brought back from the dead". I will say that Carnage is one of the least inspiring villains in all of comics for me. Psychopath killer is one thing, but no real motive other than a bee-line for 'Spidey/Venom makes him an obvious Joker facsimile without the intelligence and drive to make him interesting. Pass. "
He kills people because deep down he doesn't want them to have the opportunity to hurt him. He's a child afraid of being abused again. "

I'm the one who told you that.
Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

They shouldn't have killed Cletus. But, I'm still glad Carnage is back. His death was stupid. As was the Sentry.

Posted by GothicKnight

This will be interesting. For starters they better show us how carnage comes back because I thought the sentry ripped him apart up in space. I'm going to guess that the sentry did not throw him into the sun which would have been a smart thing to do. And who ever this new person is will probley be someone brand new.

Posted by waruikumo
@JoeRiccadonna:  
 
Not as stupid as that funeral for the sentry issue.  my lord that almost sent me back to the 1st grade.
Posted by the_nightwalker

ehh...
all carnage reminds of is the desperate 90's ploy to shock people into buying, nothing of substance.

Posted by Sasuke12

I think I had enough with Marvel becoming feminized and replacing male heroes with female heroes JUST for the sake of political correctness.
No more carnage comics for me now.

Edited by SirSparkington
@Son_of_Magnus said:

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I agree!
Posted by Nyogtha
If it's not Cletus it's not Carnage, just like I've hated Gargan as Venom. It's not the same. Quit screwing with my childhood Marvel!
 
@Sasuke12: I agree, it's too much man. Don't they have enough people on pay roll to come up with original female characters? The new Black Panther was bad.
Posted by Whitley

With Carnage out in space using basic Newton physics (equal and opposite direction, a body in motion stays in motion). It means someone directed something to come into contact so Carnage could head back to Earth. That would probably mean a couple of things.  
 
1) The person behind bringing Carnage back would be space traveler and someone that does have a vested interest in seeing a lot of death and violence.  Perhaps, some one that could see Iron Man and Spider-Man as a threat to their plans, or perhaps more likely one that sees the Avengers as a threat.  
 
2) That Carnage is the tip of a much bigger plot.  
 
3) This all new female character is going to be conflicted about the bloodlust. That means that she does have a very strong will. It won't happen (because it would mean the end of OMD), but the ideal character to be a female Carnage would be the young child of Mary Jane and Peter. You know the one they retconned.
Posted by *Girl of Steel*
@Nyogtha said:

" If it's not Cletus it's not Carnage, just like I've hated Gargan as Venom. It's not the same. Quit screwing with my childhood Marvel!
 
@Sasuke12: I agree, it's too much man. Don't they have enough people on pay roll to come up with original female characters? The new Black Panther was bad. "

I think you guys are being overall harsh before you've even given the new character a chance. Also supposedly  Cletus' bloodlust is going to remaining in the symbiote so he sort of lives on, and  it would have been sort of dissapointing for them to randomly make him alive after being ripped apart.
Posted by Treason

and they are planning on giving him a power boost =(

Posted by afierce

I think I'm pretty excited about this! Carnage was always a very over the top character, but I loved him as a Spidey villain back in the 90's. I think I could get behind a new female Carnage host. It would be my dream come true to see Eddie Brock come back with a good story though!

Posted by zombietag

where did he say it was going to be female? i read a couple interviews about it and i didnt see that. 
 
 
i agree by the way, dont judge whats going the character (w/ out cletus) until we actually see it. it might not be cassidy carnage, but maybe it will be something different. not better or worse, just different and awesome. who knows

Posted by Emerald Dragonfly

I think I know who will be the host. 

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