Marvel Announces Secret Wars: Inferno
Marvel has revealed another region of the Battleworld map by announcing a "Warzones" Secret Wars series based on the X-Men's Inferno event.
The series is written by Dennis Hopeless (X-Men: Season One, Cable and X-Force) and drawn by Javier Garron (Cyclops), and will take place in a region of Battleworld borne from a reality where the X-Men lost their battle for Manhattan against the demons of Limbo. The story will pick up five years after later, where Manhattan is still a literal Hell on Earth, and Colossus is leading a small band of X-Men to rescue his sister, Magik.
"Colossus is a man obsessed. In his mind, nothing in the world is more important than rescuing his sister from the Inferno. This mission has consumed his entire life for years now. He's failed four times and is going back in for another round," Hopeless tells Newsarama. "On the flip side of that, Illyana has been living all these years as Darkchylde, the all-evil all-powerful badass ruler of the Inferno. That little girl lost routine was a lifetime ago and her brother's noble quest is laughable."
Fans of the classic 1989 X-Men crossover will find several key characters returning for this alternate reality sequel, including the Goblin Queen, N'astirch, S'ym, Boom Boom and a brainwashed Havok, plus demonically possessed version of other Marvel characters.
"Rereading those original Inferno arcs in preparation for the series, I was reminded how weird and cool possessed Manhattan was," Hopeless says. "It's just a great idea that even running across multiple series seemed to come and go too fast. I couldn't help but wonder what demonic New York would look like if had been allowed to grow and thrive. This story builds straight out of that curiosity. We're exploring the world of Inferno five years after the X-Men failed to expunge the demon horde."
Check the main cover and Adi Granov's variant cover for Secret Wars: Inferno #1 in the gallery below. Secret Wars begins in May.0comments