From April 1993: Another launch issue from Dark Horse's short-lived colonisation project... Which came to a shuddering halt with the realisation that the industry grass was no greener on this side of the Atlantic.
TOTAL CARNAGE was, as the name and line-up suggests, pitched at an older readership. One that presumably frequented the local video library on a regular basis.
For me the big draw here is the first intercompany smack down between BATMAN and PREDATOR although, curiously, the editor favoured the unknown in the British newsagents Grendel as the launch issue cover star. Maybe the new-to-market DHI were skittish about crossing legal paths with Fleetway, publishers of DC reprints in the UK.
Other strips included the pre-movie MASK and the post-movie ARMY OF DARKNESS.
Later issues saw a redesign of the masthead to make the "total" more obvious and the Batman strips gave way to the Predators acid-filled encounters with Aliens (DHI were also, of course, publishing the separate Aliens title with a similar line up). The monthly ended after ten issues