Rick Remender's Rejected Silver Surfer Pitch Explored Evil of Humanity

In a rejected pitch for a Silver Surfer story set in the future, Rick Remender would have revealed that Mephisto is behind Humanity's most evil tendencies.The comics industry is more or less shut down due to coronavirus concerns, which leaves the comic book media with a big problem: what do we write about when there[...]

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So How Did Phil Coulson Come Back From The Dead Anyway? (Avengers #32 Spoilers)

First discussing the possibilities of uniting all the threats the Avengers are currently facing.With his big man boss revealed...Mephisto doesn't a mobile phone Or even press buttons on a dialpad It's the circular dial for him.Turns out Coulson has been in hell all this time That'll teach him to be an agnostic in the Marvel[...]

Will (SPOILER)'s Death Have Consequences? Teen Titans #30 Preview

Tomorrow's Avengers #31 Retcons Tony Stark's Parentage… Again? [SPOILERS]

but could it be Howard Stark himself?Afraid not, as Tony learns after using his Ice Armor to shoot a spike right through dear old adoptive dad's skull...Meet Tony Stark's new dad: Mephisto!Of course, demons have been known to lie And Mephisto in particular has used Howard Stark against Tony before, such as in 2008's Iron[...]

Is This Marvel Confirming Big Mephisto Plans?

Speak of the Devil – Is This Marvel Confirming Big Mephisto Plans?

Bleeding Cool has been curious over the place of Mephisto in the upcoming Marvel Universe, with lots of recent appearances in Doctor Strange, Champions, War Of The Realms, Avengers, Deadpool and more.And suggesting that with Ghost Rider, Helstrom and more coming, there could be more to talk about, especially with an upcoming King Of Hell[...]

Mephisto and Hanamura Temple are Live on Heroes of the Storm

Mephisto and Hanamura Temple are both now live on Heroes of the Storm Both the new stage and new hero were announced ahead of Gamescom as part of Blizzard's Gamescom lineup.The new hero, Meohisto, is nicknamed the Lord of Hatred, and looks more like a villain than anything else But Heroes of the Storm isn’t too[...]

Blizzard Announces New Hero Mephisto for Heroes of the Storm

This time we get ranged assassin and Lord of Hatred, Mephisto, who is a highly aggressive mage Mephisto is capable of dealing incredible sustained damage by reducing the cooldowns of his abilities any time he does damage to enemies So if you decide to run with this particularly malevolent mage, you'll want to make sure[...]

Falcon #8 cover by Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Falcon #8 Review: A Disappointing Ending to a Promising Solo Series

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Falcon is overrun by Deacon Frost's vampiric hordes as he tries to fight his way to Patriot. Elsewhere, Misty Knight and Blade finish their business in the sewers and make their way towards Falcon and Patriot. The Patriot himself has managed a daring escape, but Deacon Frost is hard to avoid. This is […]

Doctor Strange #389 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #389 Review: The Terrible Trio

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Doctor Strange explains to us that the portal he opened in Las Vegas attracted not only Mephisto, but also Dormammu, Nightmare, and Shuma-Gorath They warred over who would enter our dimension, and Mephisto won, which left the other three in some sort of Necro-Realm Dormammu has a proposal for Doctor Strange and the Avengers[...]

Wong and the Midnight Sons make their final stand against the hordes of Hell and the demonically-possessed Avengers. Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze. However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong. Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began. While some of the deliberate lack of repentance on the part of Stephen Strange and the lack of focus on the members of the Midnight Sons that aren’t Wong and Strange does bother me, this final installment didn’t really get on my nerves as much as the first. Don’t get me wrong, this issue still has a myriad of problems that keep it from being required reading. This story was stretched to breaking point, and a good portion of what matters happened in the Ghost Rider issue. This book is a protracted third act. As far as plot-relevance goes, Blade, Doctor Voodoo, Bloodstone, Man-Thing, Scarlet Spider, Moon Knight, and Iron Fist may as well not be here. Even in their own tie-ins, Iron Fist and Scarlet Spider don’t really do anything important to the story. The follow-up story promises more with the Midnight Sons though, and that will hopefully come to something. Rod Reis’ artwork is a welcome presence in this book. His style lends itself to the ethereal and surreal nature of this setting and plot. The color gradience adds a unique atmosphere and generally looks quite good. Szymon Kudranski and Dan Brown handle the epilogue with the Midnight Sons and Doc Strange. The more realistic aesthetic does contrast Reis’ work in an odd manner, but it looks good too. Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 is a decent enough read. If you liked the rest of the story, you’ll like this one too. The fact that the story at least acknowledges that Strange’s idea was terrible from the start and ties it to personal problems helps a lot. Reis, Kudranksi, and Brown provide good visuals. Feel free to check it out.

Doctor Strange Damnation #4 Review: Finishes Better than it Started

Before long, Mephisto himself arrives to gloat over having killed Johnny Blaze However, Mephisto does not know that the Ghost Rider has become the king of Hell, and the tides may soon turn in favor of Wong.[caption id="attachment_836996" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Strange: Damnation #4 cover by Rod Reis[/caption]Doctor Strange: Damnation ends better than it began[...]

Iron Fist #80 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #80 Review: Punching Demons from Here to Eternity

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Iron Fist and Fat Cobra interrupt the fight between Orson Randall and Miranda Rand. Danny and Cobra have a new agreement with D'Kay. Orson, Miranda, and Fat Cobra's mother can be free from Hell if the five can defeat the remaining 12 demons at D'Kay's disposal at once. Let the final round of […]

Doctor Strange #388 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #388 Review: I Have No Jaw, but I Must Bark

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]We relive Bats hopping into Doctor Strange’s possessed body, and he shakes the Sorcerer Supreme of Mephisto’s delusion Bats tries to shake Stephen loose of the possession, but neither are sure how to do it Worse yet, Strange keeps seeing a specter of Clea, and he keeps trying to chase her down.[caption id="attachment_828191" align="aligncenter"[...]

Infinity Gauntlet cover by George Perez

Countdown to Avengers: Infinity War – Looking Back at Infinity Gauntlet

This is not the tale of how Thanos collected the gems; that was a prior two-issue story called Thanos Quest.Infinity Gauntlet begins with Gauntlet-equipped Thanos, along with Mephisto following as a toady, going to the throne of Lady Death, which is a small stone structure floating in the void of space Thanos brings along his[...]

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #16 cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez

Ben Reilly the Scarlet Spider #16 Review: Empty, Aimless, but Pretty Fun

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider, has been roped into the conflict between Wong’s Midnight Sons and Mephisto Wong sends the Scarlet Spider away to hold off the demons in Las Vegas’ strip This initially seems like an easy task with Ben’s Spider Sense, but he soon learns that the demons don’t trigger it immediately[...]

Iron Fist #78 cover by Jeff Dekal

Iron Fist #78 Review: Retreading the Origin Story

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Iron Fist is reliving the most painful moments of his life. He witnesses the death of his parents, his sister, and the moment when he spared Harold Meachum. This is due to receiving the penance stare from the Ghost Rider-Hawkeye. He soon awakens in the hellscape which Las Vegas has become, and he […]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #3 Review: Time to Tease the Spinoffs

Meanwhile, the Ghost Rider goes to meet Mephisto himself.[caption id="attachment_816413" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Doctor Strange: Damnation #3 cover by Rod Reis[/caption]Damnation #3 gets some points for bringing together the battle between the Ghost Rider-Avengers and Wong’s Midnight Sons for which we’ve been waiting Unfortunately, it takes a while to get there, and it doesn’t show much[...]

Doctor Strange #387 cover by Mike del Mundo

Doctor Strange #387 Review: Getting Back on Track

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Doctor Strange has been broken, beaten, and left to bleed out within Mephisto’s Hotel Inferno in the Las Vegas hellscape All hope seems lost when he gets an astral message from his closest friend, Wong He tells Stephen of the team he’s put together to save both Las Vegas and the Sorcerer Supreme.Then, something[...]

Doctor Strange: Damnation #2 cover by Rod Reis

Doctor Strange Damnation #2 Review: More Good Stuff to Balance Out the Problems

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Mephisto and his corrupted Avengers are holding Doctor Strange This leaves it up to Wong and Bats to put together a team to save the Sorcerer Supreme This team consists of Iron Fist, Blade, Elsa Bloodstone, Doctor Voodoo, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, and the Man-Thing With this motley crew, Wong lays out his plan,[...]