Almost twenty years
after "Maximum Carnage" was first published, a new and smaller -in
more ways than one- story featuring the sanguinary red symbiote
begins. Cletus Kasady, Carnage's human host is on the loose once
again, this time with a specific purpose and lot of help; it is up
to the combined power of Venom and Scarlet Spider to stop him; of
course, that is if they don't kill each other first.
New readers don't have to be concerned with having to know a lot of
backstory; the introductory page and the main characters' inner
monologues take care of providing the necessary context. Flash
Thompson and Kaine are likeable, nice guys that are trying almost
too hard to seem detached or uncaring; then again, with the legacies
they carry, they may have no other option. Lan Medina's artwork is
very nice, as good with the splashy panels as with the smaller ones.
A good start to this six-parter.