What Are Marvel Comics' Plans For Mephisto? Will We Know In December?

We asked this question back in May. What's up with Mephisto in the Marvel Universe of late? And is it anything to do with the upcoming Marvel December event? The evidence has continued to mount up. There's a moment in today's Doctor Strange #15, as the entirety of the Marvel mystical and cosmic universe goes toe to toe with Galactus. While Mephisto, for one panel, watches.

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He's been popping up a lot even more of late. Messing with Champions, creating Cosmic Ghost Rider, even playing with Deadpool…

What Are Marvel Comics' Plans For Mephisto? Will We Know In December?

…and Deadpool's future children.

What Are Marvel Comics' Plans For Mephisto? Will We Know In December?

In Avengers, making big plans for the teams while watching The War Of The Realms play out, and tying all the individual plotlines together on his chessboard.

What Are Marvel Comics' Plans For Mephisto? Will We Know In December?

And we've seen how he's been in this for the long game… since the Garden of Eden.

What Are Marvel Comics' Plans For Mephisto? Will We Know In December?

 

Today, we saw one of his progeny, Mania, reclaim her Hell Mark when fighting Carnage in today's Venom: Funeral Pyre #1 for Absolute Carnage.

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And we know there is a new Ghost Rider series coming, featuring Johnny Blaze as the King Of Hell. Alongside a new Ghost Rider TV series and a Hellstrom TV series. ANd this teaser…

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Tied in with this teaser…

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Is it Mephisto time? Any more evidence out there?

 

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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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