You can’t keep Carnage caged up forever. The deadly symbiote of rage is back and ready to begin another chapter of terror in this new 6 part series.
The one shot that’s set to entangle the upcoming Venom and Scarlet Spider books has the serial killer Cletus Kasady obviously escaping from his maximum security stronghold, but not without help. His new mystery team of misfit toy sized villains aren’t afraid to let loose a little blood and pack quite a wallop. Venom and Scarlet Spider don’t know it yet, but they’re going to have to become real good friends real soon if they plan on stopping this all too familiar threat.
Minimum Carnage: Alpha is a decent book, one that I wasn’t too excited about. I think it’s a poor choice to call it a bad book, since the story is very interesting, the problem lies in my dislike for the Eugene Thompson Venom. I don’t really care for that character at all, I do like the Scarlet Spider though, but it’s hardly enough to save my drowning interest in the book. Cullen Bunn writes a pretty good story, one with a plot I doubt anyone could have foreseen. The book isn’t boring by any means and I’m sure fans of the Spidey franchise will have no problem transitioning from one book to the next that this book entangles.
You can read more reviews from Burke over at nerdfarmblog.com. After Alpha, be sure to look for this stories continuation in Scarlet Spider #10.