Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)

Hey, Marvel Comics fans, if WandaVision let you down regarding the portrayal of Agatha Harkness and a complete non-existence of Mephisto, then todays' Marvel Comics have your back. In Captain America #28, as Steve Rogers finds a mystical element to a very topical problem of hatred, he has someone in his wheelhouse to bring onto the scene. She may not have a catchy theme tune, but she has a snappy name that begs to be read out loud, "Agatha Harkness, Princess Of Darkness."

Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)
Captain America #28,

The longest-standing members of The Daughter Of Liberty include everyone from Black Widow and Invisible Woman to Harriet Tubman. No messing around dressing in period outfits this time, or shooting out magic power-sucking lasers from her hand, just a little diagnosis.

Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)
Captain America #28,

But this is not the only mystical threat in town. Mephisto has proved a major player in the destiny of the Marvel Universe – including the creation of the Avengers teams across the millennia, now creating a replacement for the Heroes Reborn reality, as well as messing with Peter Parker and Kindred.

Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today (Spoilers)
Mephisto inKing In Black: Ghost Rider #1

But Mephisto being deposed from Hell in the Damnation crossover has put a little crimp in his style. But in The King In Black: Ghost Rider out today, in order to defeat one problem, another must be created.

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King In Black: Ghost Rider #1

At least everyone involved with the Mephisto decision, managed to avoid saying "better the Devil you know". Wasted opportunity or too on-the-nose?

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King In Black: Ghost Rider #1

While Mephisto was messing around on Earth, however, he put a lot of plans in play. What now that he has the power of Hell to put behind everything again? Is this what kicks off Heroes Reborn?

Big News For Agatha Harkness And Mephisto At Marvel Today
King In Black: Ghost Rider #1

Does it all start here?

The King In Black: Ghost Rider and Captain America #28 are both published by Marvel Comics today. I bought my copies from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. Call ahead, they are offering curbside service for the next two weeks until non-essential retail stores open up.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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