Yesterday saw Marvel Comics publish a new collection of the Inferno crossover from last year, which reused the name of the eighties Marvel event in order to be… deliberately confusing. While also publishing Dark Web #1, a new Spider-Man/X-Men event that actually is a sequel to Inferno, but can't be called that now, as it seeks to return to the eighties when New York lit6erally became Hell's Kitchen.
It seems that even within the temporally challenged Marvel Universe, it was a long time ago, and seems to have merged with the events of 9/11 in terms of the impact it had on New Yorkers…
With the city being re-traumatised by the return of events courtesy of clone of Jean Grey, Madelyne Pryor The Goblin Queen, and clone of Peter Parker, Ben Reilly, now known as Chasm. As the city is demonically possessed one more time.
It's not just clones who are being recruited, Eddie Brock, Venom, joined them for the ride in his new form, to look for his son, Dylan Brock. Though it turns out Dylan is a kind of clone of Venom, so maybe that counts…
While we get a soupcon of whatever is going on with Mary Jane, Paul and their children who suddenly appeared as if by magic in the main Amazing Spider-Man series.
And it's a long story that has still been denied to the readers of these comics. Everyone is getting to know, aside from us!
What is it with redheads and Marvel Comics? Given that appears to be pretty much every woman main character in this series right now… Mary Jane, Madelyne Pryor, Jean Grey, Janine… it's clearly a conspiracy at play! Will anyone in-universe…. notice?
DARK WEB #1
(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Adam Kubert
DUSK! The two most famous clones ever are back to take what's theirs. Ben Reilly and Madelyne Pryor have had enough and are reigniting the INFERNO! Spider-Man and the X-Men are not ready for what's coming, and what role does Venom have in all of this? The sun is setting, dusk is approaching, and it's going to be a long night.
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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Valerio Schiti, R. B. Silva, Stefano Caselli (CA) Jerome Opena
He changed everything for mutantkind with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X. He explored the new Krakoan era in X-MEN. Now the keeper of the mutant flame, Jonathan Hickman, presents his final, incendiary X-saga! Mystique, former terrorist and espionage agent supreme, is loyal to Professor X's Quiet Council for one reason only: the promise that someday they will resurrect her beloved Destiny. But when Moira MacTaggert helped Professor X and Magneto realize their lifelong dreams for mutantkind, it came with one condition: Do not allow any precognitive mutants on the island of Krakoa. What will Mystique do when she realizes she's being strung along? Vengeance burns hot, and Mystique is about to ignite an Inferno! And where has the elusive Moira been all this time, anyway? Collecting INFERNO (2021) #1-4. Rated T+In Shops: Dec 07, 2022 SRP: $34.99