The Scarlet Witch Battles The Forces Of Darkness In Marvel’s Next Event Series, ‘The Darkhold Alpha’ #1

by Olly MacNamee

The Scarlet Witch is back as the only Marvel supernatural superhero, apparently, who can prevent a dreadful havoc being unleashed on the Marvel universe in The Darkhold Alpha #1.

Coming to you from writer Steve Orlando (Curse of the Man-Thing) and artist Cian Tormey (Injustice: Year Zero), ‘The Darkhold; is the newest event to consume Marvel this autumn. But to be told in a series of one-shots rather than intruding on the monthly titles as is the norm.

“For hundreds of years, scholars and heroes alike have searched for the Darkhold—a.k.a. the Book of the Damned, written by the elder god Chthon. Now Doctor Doom, one of the greatest sorcerers in the Multiverse has found it, and Chthon has found him. To save them all, the Scarlet Witch recruits a group of the world’s greatest heroes: Iron Man, Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Black Bolt, Blade, and Spider-Man. But in order to enter Chthon’s dimension and fight him, the heroes must read from the legendary Darkhold, which drives them utterly insane. Together, they’ll have to confront their inner darkness to overcome of the most powerful mystical threats the Marvel Universe has ever faced.”

At last, we’re ready to open the Darkhold together. Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom are two of Marvel’s most intimidating icons! And I am so excited for you all to get on board with this journey that pushes Wanda to the limit, as five of Marvel’s biggest heroes must overcome the nightmares held by the Darkhold’s pages, to stand with Wanda against one of her oldest enemies.” – Steve Orlando

The Darkhold Alpha #1 hits stands on September 22nd! For more information, visit

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