Carnage, U.S.A. by Zeb Wells (Writer), Clayton Crain (Artist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer)

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Collecting: Carnage, U.S.A. 1-5
by Zeb Wells (Writer), Clayton Crain (Artist), Clayton Cowles (Letterer)
Paperback: 112 pages
Published by Marvel (March 14, 2017)

As far back as I can remember I’ve been a Spider-man fan.  This always led me to explore other comic books when Spidey would make an appearance in another comic.  Howard the Duck is one that comes to mind that I wouldn’t (at the time) have normally considered, but the first issue had my favorite wall crawler, so I read it, and became a fan.  But it always comes down to Spider-man being my hero.

The friendly neighborhood web-head has always had his share of enemies but with what started out as a new costume the symbiote Venom was developed into his own villain/anti-villian by one of my favorite artists, Todd McFarlane.  Then when some of the venom symbiote blended with the blood of serial killer Kletus Cassidy, the most evil villain ever, Carnage, was created.

So what happens when Carnage takes over a small town in Colorado? The Carnage Symbiote takes over the Avengers (including Cap) and a small zoo, nothing like a Giraffe symbiote. While this is one of the Darker of marvel comics, it’s hard not to be dark when writing a story that revolves around a serial killer bonded with an alien symbiote.

Great collection of books in here, yeah the ending could have had more punch, but as the story rolls, we find more symbiotes in the Marvel world and more chances for some dark adventures to be had.

Publishers Summary
Carnage’s maniacal reign of terror continues, courtesy of the critically acclaimed creative team of Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain! The Avengers must go on a brutal hunt to capture Cletus Kasady before a small town in the American heartland falls under his mass-murdering spell! But when Carnage defeats the Avengers, only Spider-Man remains – but can he stop Carnage before the United States government make a devil’s pact …with symbiotes?! Buckle in and prepare for a violence packed adventure! Carnage U.S.A. wants YOU!