Check out the Spider-Man / X-Men crossover Dark Web's January titles

Dark Web: X-Men #3 cover art
Dark Web: X-Men #3 cover art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics has revealed a checklist of all the issues and titles tying into the publisher's upcoming Spider-Man/X-Men crossover Dark Web, including a preview of the solicitations and covers for the parts of the crossover releasing in December and now January.

The whole event kicks off with a one-shot simply titled Dark Web #1. Marvel states that the issue, previously billed as Dark Web Alpha #1, is subtitled Dark Web #1 (Dusk) with a second, February releasing one-shot titled Dark Web Finale #1 (Dawn) meant to bookend the crossover. Oddly though, "Dusk" and "Dawn" do not appear to be actual parts of the issue's titles, but something like informal nicknames being introduced by Marvel in its announcement of their release - not the usual way Marvel Comics titles their releases, to be sure.

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Aside from the two strangely titled one-shots, the Dark Web event will stretch into the titles Amazing Spider-Man and Venom, with several limited series planned to tie into the crossover.

In order, from the newly released checklist, Dark Web will start with Dark Web #1 (Dusk) from Amazing Spider-Man writer Zeb Wells with art from Adam Kubert on December 7. Then it will continue in December 14's Amazing Spider-Man #15 from Wells and artist Ed McGuiness, with a Dark Web: X-Men limited series from X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and artist Rod Reis.

Following that, December 21 brings the launch of two Dark Web tie-in limited series, including Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #1 from writer Sabir Pizada and artist Francesco Mortarino; Mary Jane and Black Cat #1 from writer Jed MacKay and artist Vincenzo Carratu; and also Gold Goblin #2 from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Lan Medina, continuing the November launching tie-in.

Dark Web checklist

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Then on December 28, Dark Web continues in Amazing Spider-Man #16 from Wells and McGuinness, as well as the second issue of Dark Web: X-Men from Duggan and Reis, and finally Venom #14 from writer Al Ewing with art from Bryan Hitch.

Marvel's checklist shows off the rest of the crossover's planned tie-ins in January and February, with January bringing Amazing Spider-Man #17 and #18, Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #2, Dark Web: X-Men #3, Mary Jane & Black Cat #2, Gold Goblin #3, and Venom #15. On October 5 Marvel released covers for the February issues, seen below: 

In Wells and McGuinness's Amazing Spider-Man #17 and 18,  Peter finds himself in Limb after the opening battles of Dark Web. Not lowercase limbo, the actual Marvel Universe Limbo proper. To find his way home to stop Chasm and the Goblin Queen, he has to fight a small army of demonized versions of his rogues' gallery, while someone shadows him on his journey.

In Gold Goblin #3 by Cantwell and Medina, Norman Osborn's struggle with his inner demons and attempt at a fresh start as a superhero runs into complications as he comes face-to-face with his own sins in battle with the Queen Golbin (not to be confused with the Goblin Queen).

MJ and Felicia at also trapped in Limbo at the mercy of Belasco the Swordsman while keeping secrets from one another in MacKay and Carratu's Mary Jane & Black Cat #3. Mary Jane has superpowers and there's a "new (old) man" in Felicia's life – they might be stuck in Limbo forever if they don't come clean with one another.

In Ewing, Ram V., and Hitch's Venom #14, Dylan Brock is renewed and reinvigorated by his descent into the symbiote hive and he's gonna need it as Bedlam returns looking to kill Dylan and Venom once and for all. But an old friend's "crimson-clad hand" (not Spider-Man's) may help shift the balance of power.

In Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #2 by Pirzada and Mortarino, Ms. Marvel also finds herself transported to Limbo after being caught up in the Dark Web fight including a confrontation with Chasm herself, and she'd forced to call on Miles Morales for help.

Finally, Madelyne Pryor's complicated place within the Summers family tree results in what Marvel calls a "dramatic confrontation that will go down in X-Men history" in  Duggan and Reis' Dark Web: X-Men #3.

Scott Summers left Madelyne and his child to be with Jean Grey when she returned from the dead, and the Goblin Queen is still out for revenge all these years later. 

Marvel has also announced the February tie-ins as Dark Web: Ms. Marvel #3, and The Dark Web Finale #1 (Dawn), though the specific dates, covers, and solicit text for these issues remain unreleased.

And here's a gallery of covers for Marvel's advance Dark Web solicitations for December:

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George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)