Spider-Man is one of Marvel's most heroic heroes - but the upcoming one-shot The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1 imagines a world where he isn't.
This all started in the previous The Darkhold: Alpha #1 one-shot (which set-up this overall 'The Darkhold' event), where the Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom were vying for ownership of the Darkhold; Wanda enlisted a group of heroes including Spider-Man to help her, but in the initial struggle the heroes accidentally read a page from the storied black tome themselves. As Marvel puts it, it drove Peter Parker "insane" - but from looking at this preview of The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1 here, it's more complicated than that.
Writer Alex Paknadel and artist Dio Neves have imagined a world where Spider-Man's webs are the only thing that'll keep the world from falling apart. From the preview, it feels like one-part zombie apocalypse and one part just plain classic apocalypse - with Peter Parker at wits end to try to save everyone, and solve everything.
Check out this preview of The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1:
The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1 preview
James Harren has drawn the primary cover to The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1, with variants from Josemaria Casanovas and Cian Tormey - the latter which shows off a monstrous design for SPider-Man that will presumably appear later in this issue. Check them out here:
The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1 covers
The Darkhold: Spider-Man #1 goes on sale on December 22, followed by the finale of The Darkhold: Omega on January 5, 2022.
If you think this Spider-Man is different, check out our list of the weirdest versions of Spider-Man in the Marvel Multiverse.