The perennial fan-favorite collection, back in print! Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man's criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger! Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil: Black Cat, Cloak & Dagger, Firestar, Captain America, Deathlok and ... Venom?! Spider-Man's worst enemy becomes his uneasy ally in the battle to halt Carnage's mad rampage. But when he finds himself at odds with a number of his allies, who want to finish Carnage and his cronies once and for all, Spider-Man must decide whether to violate his personal code of honor to rid the world of pure evil. Can the web-slinger find an alternative before it's too late? Either choice carries dire consequences! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #378-380, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #201-203, SPIDER-MAN #35-37, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #1 and #2, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #101-103.
After Carnage was defeated by Spider-Man and Venom, he was transferred to Ravencroft Institution at a doctors persistent request. She accidentally sets loose his alien symbiote which laid dormant in his bloodstream. Regaining his powers, Carnage thanks her by murdering her, and all of the inhabitants under her care except for one woman named Shriek. Together, the two set off on a murderous rampage recruiting anyone who wants to join in on the "fun". Spider-Man finds himself once again … more
Someone figured that three issues wasn''t enough, so they decided to throw in thirteen for Spider-Man and Venom's greatest nemesis Carnage. Maximum Carnage was the biggest Spider-Man cross-over at the time, and the red menace created his own team to spread his gospel of terror and paint NYC red with human blood. Total non stop action here as we see the web-slinger along with several street level heroes trying desperately to take down Carnage's Carnival of Terror.