When the unstable Cletus Kasady found a symbiotic bond with a host consuming alien, it was a match made in discord. Learn more about Spider-Man’s nightmarish menace with these classic Carnage picks!


Absolute Carnage

in Absolute Carnage (2019) #1

Carnage, the unstable offspring of Venom, has returned—and he plans to slaughter everyone who's ever worn a symbiote! Spider-Man, Venom, and all of New York’s heroes aren’t just facing the evil Cletus Kasady—they’re taking down a symbiote god and his maniacal cult too!

Black, White & Blood

in Carnage: Black, White & Blood (2021) #1

Witness the cerebral chaos caused by Carnage, brought to life by some of the greatest creators at Marvel! But beware, True Believers, true to their titular character’s namesake, these spine-chilling tales are not for the faint of heart and presented in Black, White AND Blood!

Hard Time at Riker’s

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #344

When first introduced, Kasady is the serial killer cellmate of Eddie Brock, former host of the Venom symbiote. With eleven life terms to serve, he’s a man with little to lose.

Carnage Arc

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #361

Eddie Brock’s symbiote spawns during a jailbreak, enveloping Kasady. Carnage is born and begins his murderous spree! Read through #363 for the full Carnage arc…where Spidey goes toe-to-tendril with Venom and uncovers Kasady’s horror of a backstory.

Maximum Carnage

in Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #1

Part One of a 14-issue event. Spidey temporarily teams with Venom to destroy Carnage and his gaggle of criminal allies. Read the full Maximum Carnage crossover, available as a Discover!

The Carnage Cosmic

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #430

Institutionalized and catatonic, Kasady is helpless until reunited with his symbiote. Carnage drops a devastating calling card at the Daily Bugle. And you won’t believe what happens when Silver Surfer steps in!

And Baby Makes Three

in Venom Vs. Carnage (2004) #1

Carnage, the offspring of Venom, has a ‘baby’ all his own! A third symbiote is loosed after Carnage taps into his perverse parental instincts. Black Cat guest-stars!

Death by Sentry

in New Avengers (2004) #2

During The Raft breakout, Carnage is hurtled into space and torn in two by Sentry. But an evil as pure as Kasady’s might be impossible to kill…

All-New Carnage

in Carnage (2010) #1

The parasitic reign resumes when Carnage is freed by freak science. An all-new symbiote is unwittingly formed, more evolved than ever. Iron Man and Spider-Man take the case.

Red, White, and Carnage

in Carnage, U.S.A. (2011) #1

Kasady, half the man he once was, gets a taste of Americana when he holds a small town captive. Worth a read alone to see the Avengers as symbiotes!

Superior Symbiosis

in Superior Carnage (2012) #1

A nearly lobotomized Kasady is sprung free from an asylum by members of the Frightful Four. The Wizard and Ulysses Klaw attempt to control as primal a force as Carnage…and it doesn’t end well.

Minimum Carnage

in Minimum Carnage: Alpha (2012) #1

Agent Venom, A.K.A. Flash Thompson, and Scarlet Spider begin their two-man takedown of Carnage. Part One of a six-issue event!

If Looks Could Kill…

in Deadpool Vs. Carnage (2014) #1

A tale of uncontained crazy. The Merc with a Mouth pursues Cletus Kasady as if it’s destiny. Writer Cullen Bunn knocks it out of the park!

Ongoing Series

in Carnage (2015) #1

With a trail of bodies behind him, the FBI closes in on Carnage, employing every tactic known to man. Equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock, this may well be Carnage’s Last Stand!


in Web of Venom: Carnage Born (2018) #1

Few mourned Kasady after he seemingly died in Venomized, (available in the Venomverse Saga Reading List). But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and restore his madness...