Spider-Man has perhaps one of the most memorable Rogue Galleries out of any superhero, and one of his absolute worst enemies is the serial killer-turned-serial killer with a symbiote suit known as Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. The deranged psychopath once shared a cell with Eddie Brock, aka Venom, and when Eddie's symbiote suit came to the rescue, a part of it merged with Kasady, turning him into the even more dangerous Carnage.
Finding gory Carnage comic book moments is easy because almost every single one of his appearances begins or ends with a massacre. But what are the most violent Carnage comic book scenes? The ones that are capable of making you squirm with how disgusting or twisted they are? Below is a list of violent Carnage comics that prove just how dastardly and dangerous the villain is.
He Murdered His Dog with an Electric Drill
Is there any better way to show that a character is truly horrendous than having him torture an animal? In Venom: Carnage Unleashed, readers get a peak at the childhood of Cletus Kasady and the results... aren't very pretty. In the comic he tells his doctor that his mom loved their dog more than she loved Cletus, so a young Cletus took the dog down into the basement and murdered it with an electric drill. He still fondly remembers how good it felt. If that's not a good indicator that Cletus is beyond any sort of redemption, nothing is.
Carnage Infects a Small Rural Town, Chaos Ensues
The best Carnage stories are the ones that aren't afraid to show how twisted and deranged Cletus Kasady really is. One of the best openings to any Carnage story is that of Carnage, USA, when he disrupts a perfectly quiet and peaceful town by showing up unannounced. After Carnage attacks a meat packing plant, we see a man rushing home to check on his family. He tells them to get away from the sink because "it" travels through it. He then asks where the other children are at and the mom says their son is giving the baby a bath. The man shrieks in terror and rushes upstairs, only to find the baby completely absorbed by the symbiote as his son begs for help. The two children transform into monsters and then kill the father. This type of brutality is exactly why readers both love and hate Carnage.
Carnage Thinks About Nothing but Gruesome Murder All Day, Every Day
We've been to some scary places in the Marvel Comic Universe, but none are as truly gruesome than the inner workings of Cletus Kasady's mind. Calling the man a deranged psychopath sounds like a massive understatement. In Carnage: Mind Bomb, a doctor gets Cletus to open up, but the results are predictably horrible. In one section, he talks about how much he enjoys murdering people and how he knows over 9 million ways to end someone's life. At night, he likes to think up new ways to kill people and he gets especially excited over the thought of his parents being pushed into a garbage disposal so they become nothing but bones and guts.
Carnage Turns his Psychiatrist Into a Crazy Cannibal
Marvel Comics have done a great job in presenting Carnage as more of a symbol for all the evil out there in the world rather than just one crazy nut job. Any attempt to treat him or cure him has always ended in disaster. In Carnage: Mind Bomb, one particularly renowned doctor tries to understand Kasady's mind, but it obviously ends badly. The doctor wants to know how Carnage sees the world, and when the drugs wear off, Carnage fights back. Instead of just killing the doctor, Carnage infects the doctor's mind with a bit of his own, and the doctor can see how Carnage actually sees the world. It's enough to turn the stoic psychiatrist into a lunatic who tries to eat the guards who come and save him.