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Any Carnage fans left out there?

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  • The beast is coming back baby!!!

    http://marvel.com/catalog/?id=16928%5B%2F%5D%5B%2F%5D

    I haven't been this excited since....... since....... Sh*t. I don't think I've ever been this excited!!

    Thoughts? Hopes? Fears? Discuss ***!!!

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • I used to watch the Spiderman cartoons , so I remember Carnage from that , but I have just recently started reading the comics .  I started at the Civil War ( including a few of the side stories )  , and  have been working my way through the Amazing Spiderman TPB's from that point . Well that was the plan , but some of those stories are a little hard to find in paperback , I had to get the Back in Black series in individual issues .

    I'm up to vol. 2 of Brand New Day now .I ordered vol. 1 by itself , thinking I was going to get a TPB version , but got sent a hardcover by mistake . Liking to keep things neat on my shelf , I ended up paying a little more than I wanted to get the next 2 vol. in hardcover also . Great story though , so no regrets . I saw that a lot of people were really P.O.ed about what happened in One More Day , but it really worked out for me since I have little prior knowledge of Spidey's world anyway .

    Anyway , I plan to keep reading in order so it will probably take me about a year to catch up to current events . Is this the first time Carnage has been back since the Civil War ?

  • This is the first time Carnage has been back since 2004. BEFORE Civil War. Carnage did not participate in Civil War at all. Carnage was ripped apart in space by the Sentry in New Avengers #2 in 2005, thus, Carnage has been dead since then and was dead before Civil War started in 2006/2007. Carnage is finally making a comeback in October of this year, but the main question is whether it is Cletus Kassidy in the Carnage symbiote, or a new host. Kassidy is dead. Ripped to shreds.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • There might be a slight misunderstanding here due to my wording . I know Carnage wasn't involved in Civil War , I only said " since the Civil War " because that is where I've started getting into the Marvel universe , specifically Spiderman .

    While I got ya here , can you recommend a good , somewhat recent , starting point for Iron Man  or the Avengers ?

  • they never said Cassidy was dead, for all we know the Sentry only ripped up the symbiote, Venom's symbiote recently functioned on it's own, it'd make sense if that was the case and Kletus wasn't even attached at the time, that and up until Bendis got his Mitts on the character the sentry wasn't a killer

    "If you really loved me you'd all kill yourselves right now"  -Spider Jerusalem

  • also Extremis is a good jumping on point for Iron Man, just to get you used to the character, probably grab New Avengers as well, or maybe start at Disassembled, but then you'd have to go through House of M and maybe Young Avengers, man, nmow I remember why I stopped reading Mainstream comics

    "If you really loved me you'd all kill yourselves right now"  -Spider Jerusalem

  • Nope, Kassidy is definitely dead. In the official Marvel lore, Sentry ripped apart Kassidy as well as the Carnage symbiote. Writers rumored that Carnage would be coming back, though instead of Kassidy in the suit it would be a new host who possibly is female.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • That picture on the website was cool.

  • If you're referring to the new cover art for the Carnage book,then hell yeah. It looks awesome. I love the way they drew Carnage in an embryonic pose as if he was being reborn. It ties into the 'plot' of Carnage returning perfectly.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • I've only read one comic with carnage in it, Spiderman Unlimited 1, and he was FREAKING EPIC! I might pick This up.

  • This would be a good spot to start from for a new Carnage fan. I have every single book involving Venom, Carnage, and the other symbiotes (hardcore Venom fan) and I think Carnage is one of the more interesting symbtioes. If you want the major Carnage stories, I'd recomend looking into the Maximum Carnage series, Venom vs. Carnage, and Carnage: Mind Bomb and Carnage: It's a Wonderful Life. Mind Bomb and Wonderful Life are one-shot comics, so you don't have to pick up an entire series and they give you mroe info on Carnage than just seeing him interacting with Spider-Man and others. Venom vs. Carnage is a 4 part series that shows the relationship between Venom and Carnage (the symbiotes, not Brock and Kassidy) and also shows the 'birth' of a new symbiote: Toxin. Maximum carnage is a 12 part series, so it's not as easy to track down, especially because Maximum Carnage crosses between various Spider-Man titles from the 90's, such as Spider-Man Unlimited, Amazing Spider-Man and Web of Spider-Man. The Maximum Carnage books have a tendency to cost more money than the standard books, as they are older and harder to get your hands on.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

    Would this be the one ? Looks like it , there are 14 different comics listed on it .

  • yeah it was he first part of the maximum carnage, i didn't read the rest, because i got it in a pack of 80's 90's comics if saw at a local discount store i also got detective comics #666. (that scared the S**t out of me) and other random ones from random companies.

  • Yes, mbp, that is a collective trade paperback of the entire Maximum Carnage series. That TPB is usually more expensive than $20. Good find on that one.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

  • P.S. I have all of the Maximum Carnage series in the original books. I've been collecting for quite some time and hunted down all of the ones I didn't already have. Paid $13-$20 for most of the books. And I mean $13-$20 EACH.

    Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man.

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