Announced earlier this year, Spider-Man and the X-Men are teaming up in upcoming Dark Web crossover storyline that sees the heroes face off against ne’er-do-well clones Ben Reilly (now known as Chasm) and Madelyne Pryor. Today Marvel revealed a tie-in checklist for the Dark Web event.
According to the press release “the saga will be bookended by two one-shots, subtitled DUSK and DAWN, written by current Amazing Spider-Man scribe Zeb Wells and drawn by superstar artist Adam Kubert. DARK WEB #1 will reveal the true scope of Madelyne and Ben’s wicked alliance, what it means for Spider-Man and the X-Men, and the surprising role Venom will play. The sun is setting, dusk is approaching, and it’s going to be a long night.” In addition to the main cover by Kubert, a wraparound variant drawn by Ryan Stegman will also be available.
Zeb Wells will continue the story in Amazing Spider-Man #15 and #16 with legendary artist Ed McGuinness both featuring covers drawn by John Romita Jr..
Peter Parker will have his hands full with back to back showdowns, starting with Venom. Find out exactly why Venom is helping Chasm and then, it’s time for the main event. That’s right, it’s Peter Parker vs. Ben Reilly, no-holds-barred in the craziest battle you’ve ever seen! Chasm secures his place in Spidey’s rogues’ gallery…as the one who finally vanquishes Peter Parker?!
A 3-issue Dark Web: X-Men limited series will launch in Decemberby X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and acclaimed New Mutants artist Rod Reis and featuring a cover by Phil Noto.
In DARK WEB: X-MEN #1, chaos reigns in the streets of New York City as demon hordes pour forth from the realm of Limbo…a realm that until recently was ruled by Magik. A realm now ruled by Cyclops’ ex. Also, Havok’s ex. Also, a clone of Jean. The X-Men wade into the fray by taking on some of their darker history as the Goblin Queen returns for vengeance! The not-so-happy reunions continue in DARK WEB: X-MEN #2. Some reunions – like those with an evil ex who rules a dimension of demons – are not so great. Sometimes even having your AMAZING FRIENDS at your side isn’t enough to save things.
“You can’t go wrong with the X-Men and their Amazing Friend, Spider-Man. Limbo is attacking NY and threatening to ruin the holidays. Come for the Inferno, stay for Rod Reis!” Duggan told ComicBook.com.
December will also see a Dark Web: Ms. Marvel limited series from writer Sabir Pirzada, known for his work on Marvel’s Voices and Ms. Marvel on Disney+, and artist Francesco Mortarino making his Marvel Comics debut. The first issue will sport a cover drawn by Marco Checchetto.
Fresh off her first few weeks working as an intern at Oscorp, Ms. Marvel finds herself as the last line of defense against a bunch of deadly and dangerous experiments going haywire thanks to Maddie and Ben’s demonic machinations! Things get even worse when Kamala finds herself in Limbo, with no choice but to fight her way out!
“I could not be more thrilled to return to Kamala’s world after writing her in Marvel’s Voices: Identity and getting a chance to help introduce her to the small screen on Disney+,” Pirzada told Newsarama. “This time around, Kamala’s facing a new challenge: the dangers of Limbo! And a few familiar faces – friends and foes – are bound to make some surprise appearances on this adventure!”
Meanwhile over in Venom #14 by writer Al Ewing and artist Bryan Hitch, secrets are revealed in the title’s Dark Web crossover tie-in issue.
Madeylne Pryor has plans for Eddie Brock and the symbiotes he can control – in this issue, she and her new ally CHASM bring them all to bear! Unwittingly turned into a slathering and terrifying monster you might recognize, Eddie Brock’s fears from the last year stand fully realized in this turning point for Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch’s enthralling run on the title!
Norman Osborn’s heroic journey as the Golden Goblin are explored in the second issue of the eponymous series from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Lan Medina featuring a cover by Taurin Clarke.
Finally, December will see the launch the previously announced Mary Jane & Black Cat 5-issue limited series by writer Jed MacKay and artist Vincenzo Carratù with the first issue featuring a cover drawn by J. Scott Campbell.
After taking the character of Black Cat on a whirlwind of adventures in recent years in back-to-back solo series and the current IRON CAT limited series, Jed MacKay will now continue his transformative work on Marvel’s premier super thief and this time, he’s taken MJ along for the ride! MacKay will be joined by artist Vincenzo Carratù—an up-and-coming talent making his exciting Marvel Comics debut. In this explosive and kick-ass limited series, Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy find themselves thrown into one another’s paths and then into LIMBO! But SOMETHING HAS CHANGED WITH MJ! And she’s not the only one keeping secrets – Felicia’s got a guilty conscience and it’s playing havoc with their escape plan!
Check out the Marvel Dark Web crossover checklist below: