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The Madness of the Darkhold Grips Iron Man and Blade in New Tie-in Issues

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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!

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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.

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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 along with 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!

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MARVEL COMICS
DARKHOLD ALPHA #1 (RES)
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Cian Tormey (CA) Greg Smallwood
ENTER THE PAGES OF THE DARKHOLD - AND LOSE YOUR MIND IN MIGHTY MARVEL FASHION!
Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando joins forces with extraordinary artist Cian Tormey for a story that will delight and terrify! For hundreds of years, scholars and heroes alike have searched for the complete text of the Darkhold - a.k.a. the Book of the Damned, written by the elder god Chthon. Now one of the greatest sorcerers in the Multiverse has found it - and Chthon has found him. To save them all, the Scarlet Witch must gather the world's greatest heroes...and unleash their inner darkness. Witness the Marvel Universe's descent into chaos!

Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99
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DARKHOLD BLADE #1
(W) Daniel Kibblesmith (CA) Juan Ferreyra
THE KING OF DEATH!
Are you fanged, or are you food? The world is divided into humans and vampires - and Blade, the one who walks between them both... and kills with equal impunity. After reading from the cursed Darkhold, Blade and a cadre of other heroes were meant 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.
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99
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MARVEL COMICS
DARKHOLD IRON MAN #1
(W) Ryan North (A) Guillermo Sanna (CA) Valerio Giangiordano
Ryan North turns his talents to a brand-new genre! Called forth to face the dread god Chthon, Iron Man reads from the ancient ill-fated text 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. The brilliant comedic mind behind The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Dinosaur Comics brings you the body-horror tale of the century!!

RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #25

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