Of all characters b. Carnage
I'll just mention again how reading Maximum Carnage gave me a headache
I would say you're wrong but you don't even read Spider-Man comics for me to go in to it.
I'm assuming you're talking about the movies since you mentioned hs. They're not about to time skip Spidey to a hardened grizzled vet.
Overall though, sounds like you want and should watch Batman or Daredevil. Peter Parker's suppose to be lighthearted despite going through all this ****. If you want Spidey a bit more different personality wise check for Venom or Spidey 2099.
It'd still sell toys
Yall should read the JMS Spider-Man run. It isn't all dark and gritty but he has Peter acting more like a grown man, evolving and behaving more like in his late 20s than early/mid.
I'd also suggest the last Venom run, The Gauntlet, Kraven's Last Hunt, A Death in the Family, a few others.
if you know of carnage because of maximum carnage, then you must have followed late. i knew about carnage when his first appearance was released
Knowing about Carnage since his first release is irrelevant but I got all the Spidey comics (all Carnage issues and minis included) within an arm's length anyway. I've read them. I just mentioned one really bad comic event where Carnage was the main villain. It aint really changing what I'm saying about Carnage as a character, villain, and specifically Spider-Man villain compared to other Spidey villains.
Besides the Maximum Carnage event came out in 1993, Cletus Kasady first became Carnage in 1992. So yeah, I didn't start "following" him late and Maximum Carnage was butt cheeks and Carnage is a pretty one note simple villain. There are no really good stories with him as the main villain.