Friday, May 3, 2013

Celebrating 20 Years of Maximum Carnage

CBR Forums veteran, Venomous Mask, is celebrating 20 years of Maximum Carnage this month and I asked him to contribute his thoughts to TVS.  I will post on his behalf, but all insights and comments are his.  Part 1 will be up a little later today.

In the same summer that people were blasting 2Pac's Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. and Primus' Pork Soda, Marvel released one of the most famous, controversial, bestselling Spiderman story arcs ever; Maximum Carnage. Stretched out over the period of four months and fourteen issues, it was the biggest Spiderman crossover up to that time, and it completely destroyed the separate nature of each Spiderman comic series, a trend that would continue with arcs such as The Clone Sage and The Gathering of Five. The story's first part was the debut issue of the double-size Spiderman Unlimited, which came out every three months and continued in circulation until the 1999 reboot.

Hot on the heels of the "death" of Harry Osborn, the story centers around the psychopathic villain Carnage breaking out of jail, assembling a crew of equally bloodthirsty villains, and proceeding reek havoc in NYC. To take them down, Spiderman puts together his own coalition of heroes and anti-heroes. Things get even uglier when Shriek users her emotion-manipulation powers to cause New Yorkers to start rioting, and a portion of Spiderman's allies break off the fight Carnage on their own terms. Against the backdrop of this is the drama unfolding among Peter's friends and family, particularly over the repercussion of Harry's death, the return of Peter's "parents," and Peter's promise to MJ to avoid as much fighting as possible. The series deals heavily with the debate over whether the ends justify the means.
Maximum Carnage is most definitely an unintentional period piece, as the fashions, outlook, and bits and pieces of slang are firmly set in the early 90s.
Despite being a top-seller, reactions to the story have been mixed. Some see it as fun crossover which combined classic Spiderman and Marvel characters with lesser-known heroes and villains, and which did a good job in juxtaposing Silver Age idealism with Dark Age cynicism. Many others see it as the worst of 90s decadence and bad comic book storytelling (aside from The Clone Saga of course), and which glorified brutality over morality. Regardless of where one falls, one can't deny that it is of the most famous and iconic Spiderman stories of all time.
Maybe even better known than the comic itself was it's video game adaptation for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, a popular side-scroller beat-em-up where you battle Carnage and his crew, as well as hundreds deranged rioters, choosing at different points to play as either Spiderman or Venom.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this story, I'm gonna be looking at each issue of the series, as well as the Genesis video game (I haven't played the SNES version), and the story's legacy.
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