DARKHOLD: THE SAGA OF THE BOOK OF SINS

Illustrated by Mike Ploog, Marvel Various
Cover Design or Artwork by Greg Smallwood
Paperback
$29.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D   | 13 oz | 36 per carton
On sale Sep 03, 2024 | 224 Pages | 9781302960230
| Rated T+
FOC Jun 24, 2024 | Catalog May 2024
Learn the hidden history of Marvel's most terrifying tome! Penned by the elder god Chthon and containing the blackest of magic, the Darkhold is the most dangerous book in the Marvel Universe! And it may just be responsible for the terrible curse that afflicts Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night! But Jack's quest for the truth will lead him into some very dark and deadly places! When Modred the Mystic dares to learn the Darkhold's secrets, what he uncovers only spells trouble for the Avengers when Chthon chooses the Scarlet Witch as the vessel for his rebirth! And Doctor Strange attempts to use arcane words from the Darkhold to destroy all vampires, including Dracula himself! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #4, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #1 and #3, AVENGERS (1963) #185-187, DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #59-62, and material from DRACULA LIVES #6.
Gerry Conway wrote Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and others. He was instrumental in Marvel’s 1970s horror boom with work on Man-Thing, Tomb of Dracula and Werewolf by Night. His years on Amazing Spider-Man yielded such historic highlights as the groundbreaking death of Gwen Stacy and the debut of the Punisher. He also wrote DC’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Legion of Super-Heroes. For TV, he has written and produced episodes of Diagnosis: Murder, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Huntress and Matlock.

Few writers/editors influenced Marvel more than Mark Gruenwald (1953-1996). Famed for pioneering work on Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and his magnum opus Squadron Supreme, he also wrote a hundred-plus-issue run of Captain America; multiple Marvel Two-in-One sagas; and several miniseries, including Contest of Champions, the first of Marvel’s multi-hero sagas. He explored the Marvel Universe’s ancient history in a series of What If? backup stories he also penciled.

Steven Grant has written Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Master of Kung Fu, Spidey Super Stories and more. In 1985, he penned the first Punisher miniseries, revisiting the character in several Holiday Special stories and the graphic novel Return to Big Nothing. Grant has also written First Comics’ American Flagg, Shatter and his creator-owned Whisper.

His drawing style sometimes characterized as “cute-but-creepy,” Mike Ploog — former apprentice of industry legend Will Eisner — was a prominent force in Marvel’s 1970s horror titles, penciling Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing and Werewolf by Night. His art also appeared in licensed properties Kull the Destroyer and Planet of the Apes. He worked as layout artist on the 1978 version of Lord of the Rings and later became production illustrator and/or storyboard artist on Superman III, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Titan A.E. and X-Men, among other films. Ploog collaborated with J.M. DeMatteis on the children’s book series Abadazad.

John Byrne has worked continuously in the comics industry as both writer and artist since 1975. After he initially collaborated with writer Chris Claremont on Iron Fist, Byrne and Claremont moved on to X-Men for a run still regarded as one of the title’s finest. Byrne contributed an equally famed stint on Fantastic Four, earning comparisons to the original Lee/Kirby issues for his imaginative plotlines and dynamic artwork. He also spun Alpha Flight into its own title. In 1986, he revamped DC’s flagship hero, Superman, reimagining the Man of Steel in a historic project heralded by a Time magazine cover. His remarkable contribution to the Marvel Universe extends to memorable associations with virtually every major hero, including celebrated runs on Captain America, Iron Man, Sensational She-Hulk, Namor the Sub-Mariner and Thing. In the 21st century, Byrne’s considerable body of work includes IDW’s Star Trek and Angel.

The unique, shadowy style of Gene Colan (1926-2011) most memorably appeared in long stints on Captain America and Daredevil, and all 70 issues of Tomb of Dracula — among the dozens of other Marvel titles he has drawn. His DC work on Detective Comics and Night Force is equally well remembered. During the Golden Age, he drew multiple war stories for Marvel and DC alike. Colan has earned several Eagle Awards and had professional art showings in New York City. His work on Ed Brubaker’s Captain America at the age of 82 drew well-deserved raves.

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Learn the hidden history of Marvel's most terrifying tome! Penned by the elder god Chthon and containing the blackest of magic, the Darkhold is the most dangerous book in the Marvel Universe! And it may just be responsible for the terrible curse that afflicts Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night! But Jack's quest for the truth will lead him into some very dark and deadly places! When Modred the Mystic dares to learn the Darkhold's secrets, what he uncovers only spells trouble for the Avengers when Chthon chooses the Scarlet Witch as the vessel for his rebirth! And Doctor Strange attempts to use arcane words from the Darkhold to destroy all vampires, including Dracula himself! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #4, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #1 and #3, AVENGERS (1963) #185-187, DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) #59-62, and material from DRACULA LIVES #6.

Creators

Gerry Conway wrote Daredevil, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and others. He was instrumental in Marvel’s 1970s horror boom with work on Man-Thing, Tomb of Dracula and Werewolf by Night. His years on Amazing Spider-Man yielded such historic highlights as the groundbreaking death of Gwen Stacy and the debut of the Punisher. He also wrote DC’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Legion of Super-Heroes. For TV, he has written and produced episodes of Diagnosis: Murder, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Huntress and Matlock.

Few writers/editors influenced Marvel more than Mark Gruenwald (1953-1996). Famed for pioneering work on Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and his magnum opus Squadron Supreme, he also wrote a hundred-plus-issue run of Captain America; multiple Marvel Two-in-One sagas; and several miniseries, including Contest of Champions, the first of Marvel’s multi-hero sagas. He explored the Marvel Universe’s ancient history in a series of What If? backup stories he also penciled.

Steven Grant has written Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Master of Kung Fu, Spidey Super Stories and more. In 1985, he penned the first Punisher miniseries, revisiting the character in several Holiday Special stories and the graphic novel Return to Big Nothing. Grant has also written First Comics’ American Flagg, Shatter and his creator-owned Whisper.

His drawing style sometimes characterized as “cute-but-creepy,” Mike Ploog — former apprentice of industry legend Will Eisner — was a prominent force in Marvel’s 1970s horror titles, penciling Monster of Frankenstein, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing and Werewolf by Night. His art also appeared in licensed properties Kull the Destroyer and Planet of the Apes. He worked as layout artist on the 1978 version of Lord of the Rings and later became production illustrator and/or storyboard artist on Superman III, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Titan A.E. and X-Men, among other films. Ploog collaborated with J.M. DeMatteis on the children’s book series Abadazad.

John Byrne has worked continuously in the comics industry as both writer and artist since 1975. After he initially collaborated with writer Chris Claremont on Iron Fist, Byrne and Claremont moved on to X-Men for a run still regarded as one of the title’s finest. Byrne contributed an equally famed stint on Fantastic Four, earning comparisons to the original Lee/Kirby issues for his imaginative plotlines and dynamic artwork. He also spun Alpha Flight into its own title. In 1986, he revamped DC’s flagship hero, Superman, reimagining the Man of Steel in a historic project heralded by a Time magazine cover. His remarkable contribution to the Marvel Universe extends to memorable associations with virtually every major hero, including celebrated runs on Captain America, Iron Man, Sensational She-Hulk, Namor the Sub-Mariner and Thing. In the 21st century, Byrne’s considerable body of work includes IDW’s Star Trek and Angel.

The unique, shadowy style of Gene Colan (1926-2011) most memorably appeared in long stints on Captain America and Daredevil, and all 70 issues of Tomb of Dracula — among the dozens of other Marvel titles he has drawn. His DC work on Detective Comics and Night Force is equally well remembered. During the Golden Age, he drew multiple war stories for Marvel and DC alike. Colan has earned several Eagle Awards and had professional art showings in New York City. His work on Ed Brubaker’s Captain America at the age of 82 drew well-deserved raves.