Analyzing some statements of the moment, it seems that the Marvel event entitled Extreme Carnage was going to be another concept for Spider-Man and Venom
Not always things turn out as expected and when you begin to make script decisions, it is possible that at the end of everything being written, some important points of the script will be changed. A concept, when you come to think, can get pretty crazy once that is set in motion, either because it has been verified that it does not quite add up or because it is preferred to go another way than can lead to greater attraction by the public.
decide elements about the March it can be something habitual in the regular series of the comics, but when an event is proposed it is about executing it in the best possible way and with the best structure. At least, Within the big publishers, something very clear is usually stated and then it is executed progressively and, if it has to undergo any change, it adapts perfectly. After having developed it is when the confessions of some of those involved how it could have beenbut it was not, as recently with the case of The Death of Superman and the statements of Dan Jurgens.
For the day of today we are going to deal with an event that is focused on the wall-crawler and that it seems that he had a very different idea than what was later in the panels and they affect several of the great villains of the character. Without going any further, all this has to do with the event that was brought to Spain as Matanza Extrema and that had as its main antagonist, as its name says, Matanza, coming to join around to Venom to give Spider-Man a cable.
The villains of Spider-Man as the main axis for this event
We will try to analyze a little what this event had to be. Basically, it was a big crossover where Spider-Man’s nemesis Carnage escapes and tries to wreak havoc across Manhattan alongside a group of supervillains. Faced with this situation, our neighbor and friend has to team up with his enemy Venom, something that would be slightly disturbed by the way in which he performs his actions the symbiote, but He would end up getting back on the right track thanks to the collaboration of Cap.
This whole event meant a good turning point for the character, being very well received by readers and becoming categorized as one of the great events of the 90s for the wall-crawler. However, through a “preview” that was released by the publisher, it seems that This was not going to be the premise that the event would have. This strategy consisted of taking advances of what was coming and the then editor of Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth, commented some words that would not be later what was reflected in the comic.
Via Marvel Preview ’93, Spider-Man Publisher commented that at that time the Matanza suit had been destroyed and Cassady was arrested and taken to jail. Finding himself addicted to the power he had been given and wanting it back, he seeks to find a way to get it back, for this he will try to go after Venom and steal the symbiote. In this way, the plot would have changed somewhat and it would not be as it was at first. All this would lead to 3 different groupsone led by Carnage, another by Venom and another by Spider-Man, having clashes.
The Venom symbiote always in focus for Marvel
Among the different words left by the editor at that time You can see that many things coincided or happened in a similar way, but it is interesting to see that the initial concept of Carnage was something else, not just sowing chaos. These types of situations they are the most interesting to be able to better understand an editorial like Marvel and surely they have more stories of this style for other types of events.
Thanks to Panini we can enjoy this event in a volume of Marvel Heroes, which is published in a most interesting cardboard format. From here we encourage you to take a look at the statements collected by the CBR medium, since complete the data of this event a little better and his first conception. Surely there are more stories of this style, but this type of «preview» material can be seen in the compilations and translation notes not as in source material.