Today, Marvel Comics has revealed new art for the Darkhold one-shots set to debut in October. Revealed in the October Marvel solicitations, both Iron Man and Blade will be getting one-shot stories that tie into Steve Orlando and Cian Tormey’s Darkhold: Alpha #1.
Darkhold was originally announced way back in the March 2019 solicitation and it was supposed to be Orlando’s first Marvel work, but given the delay that is no longer the case! The story centers around Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom as they prevent the Darhold text from unleashing chaos on the Marvel universe. Given these one-shots and the art below, one might assume they didn’t succeed.
Following the Alpha issue, Ryan North teams up with artist Guillermo Sanna to tell a body-horror tale in Darkhold: Iron Man. Iron Man is called by the dread god Chthon and it changes the course of his entire life. The armor he wears becomes a prison — one whose only escape is a fate worse than death.
Check out the cover by Valerio Giangiordano and design by Cian Tormey below.
Then, Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Federico Sabbatini will bring Blade into the fray with Darkhold: Blade. Blade also reads from the book and then attempts to enter Chthon’s dimension and stop the ancient god from destroying the Multiverse. Since Blade reads the book, Vampires rule the world, and he rules over them all.
Check out the cover by Juan Ferreyra and design by Cian Tormey below.
Check out a preview of Darkhold Alpha below.
For more on this news, read the official Marvel press release below.
New York, NY— August 2, 2021 — This September, a new mystical Marvel saga begins in DARKHOLD ALPHA #1! Written by Steve Orlando with art by Cian Tormey, this extraordinary one-shot will kick off an all-new story centered around the Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom as they prevent the recently resurfaced Darkhold text from unleashing chaos on the Marvel Universe. The highly anticipated epic will be told through a series of one-shots, each centering on a different hero recruited to combat the Darkhold’s horrifying effects. Two of these mind-melting adventures will release this October: DARKHOLD: IRON MAN #1 and DARKHOLD: BLADE #1!
Ryan North, the brilliant mind behind The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, teams up with artist Guillermo Sanna to bring you the body-horror tale of the century in DARKHOLD: IRON MAN! Called forth to face the dread god Chthon, Iron Man reads from the ancient ill-fated text known as the Darkhold…and it changes the course of his entire life. The armor that has saved him countless times is about to become a prison — one whose only escape is a fate worse than death.
Emmy-nominated writer Daniel Kibblesmith, known for his bold work on the Loki comic book series, and artist Federico Sabbatini will bring Marvel’s resident vampire hunter into the action in DARKHOLD: BLADE! After reading from the cursed Darkhold, Blade attempts to enter Chthon’s dimension and stop the ancient god from destroying the Multiverse. But reading the book has changed all their lives and histories…and for Blade, the consequences are far-reaching. Vampires rule the world, and he rules over them all. But there are some heroes left—and Blade is not as omniscient as he thinks.
Enter the Darkhold if you dare when this strange and terrifying saga begins this fall! Check out the covers for DARKHOLD: IRON MAN #1 and DARKHOLD: BLADE #1 below as well as Cian Tormey’s “defiled designs” for Iron Man and Blade. Plus, get a sneak peek at pages from DARKHOLD: ALPHA #1, on sale September 22nd! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
THE DARKHOLD ALPHA #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by CIAN TORMEY
Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (APR200834)
Scarlet Witch Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD (APR200835)
On Sale 9/22
THE DARKHOLD: IRON MAN #1
Written by RYAN NORTH
Art by GUILLERMO SANNA
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
On Sale 10/13!
THE DARKHOLD: BLADE #1
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by FEDERICO SABBATINI
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On Sale 10/27!
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