Indeed, this is just a weak story to get Flash-Venom together with Scarlet Spider and to once again overuse/badly use Carnage.
If they are trying to make him the Joker of the Marvel Universe as in permanently insane, a killer and yet no one will kill him because they want to be nobler then him then they succeeded. If they wanted to make him an epic character like the Joker, then they have horrifically failed.
KILL CARNAGE FOR GOOD!
I enjoyed Carnage's line about "tearing me in half"