The Darkhold is Marvel’s version of the Necronomicon. Meant to have existed through the aeons, it sometimes turns up. Of late that has included in the Carnage series, in Secret Empire, and was a major feature of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV show.
And it appears that Marvel may have some more plans for later this year. Alongside the Hellstorm Omnibus and the Tomb of Dracula Omnibus, we have these listings.
So close together? Something’s up…
Learn the hidden history of Marvel’s most terrifying tome! Penned by the elder god Chthon millennia ago, containing the blackest of magic, could the Darkhold be behind the Werewolf By Night’s curse? Jack Russell’s quest for the truth leads him into conflict with…Dracula! Modred the Mystic dared to learn the Darkhold’s secrets, but he spells trouble for the Avengers when Chthon chooses the Scarlet Witch as the vessel for his rebirth! And Doctor Strange attempts to use the Darkhold to destroy all vampires – as Thor battles Dracula!
COLLECTING: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) 3-4; WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) 1, 3, 15; TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) 18-19; MARVEL CHILLERS 1-2; AVENGERS (1963) 185-187; DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) 59-62, 67, 81; THOR (1966) 332-333; MATERIAL FROM DRACULA LIVES 6; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 22; X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) 12; DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME 9-13, 15
Once you get your hands on the Darkhold, you’ll be dying to read what’s inside! And when long-lost pages of the Book of Sins begin to resurface, cursing those who read them with vicious twists on their greatest desires, it’s up to Victoria Montesi and her Darkhold Redeemers, Sam Buchanan and Louise Hastings, to keep them out of the wrong hands! As the mysterious Darkhold Dwarf spreads chaos and the powerful pages wreak havoc, the Redeemers get a little help from Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and their fellow Midnight Sons – but whose side is Modred the Mystic on? With demonic forces on the rise, can the Redeemers prevent the rebirth of Chthon?
COLLECTING: DARKHOLD: PAGES FROM THE BOOK OF SINS 1-16; DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME 90; MATERIAL FROM MIDNIGHT SONS UNLIMITED 1-2; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 145