Carnage is indeed a supervillain that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, and is generally shown as Spider-foe Man’s and Venom’s archenemy. Carnage debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (April 1992), and was conceived by writer David Michelinie and illustrator Mark Bagley, but Chris Marrinan pencilled the character’s first published artwork.
Carnage is a Symbiote, an amorphous extraterrestrial parasite that forms a symbiotic link with its victims and grants them superhuman abilities. Due to the obvious symbiotes’ genetics, is far more powerful than their parent symbiote, that is in many ways a darker version of him.
Carnage, like Venom, has had a number of hosts throughout the years, but their most renowned is serial murderer Cletus Kasady, whose vicious disposition suits the symbiote well. Ben Reilly, Karl Malus, and Norman Osborn are among the other noteworthy hosts, as is Gwen Stacy in the parallel Ultimate Marvel universe.
Since its debut in comic books, the character has indeed been adapted into a variety of different media, including television shows and video games. It made his debut live-action appearance inside the Sony Spider-Man Universe film Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), starring Woody Harrelson. , as played by Cletus Kasady, was named the 90th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time by IGN in 2009.
Writer David Michelinie created the symbiote, whereas Mark Bagley created the character. The symbiote was portrayed as both a darker version of Venom, and was developed because the authors couldn’t find a suitable successor for Eddie Brock’s role as Venom. Carnage was inspired in part by Venom’s enormous popularity among fans. The character’s initial name was “Chaos,” then “Ravage,” before finally settling on “Carnage.”