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Inferno #1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Mon May 29, 2017 9:33 pm

Inferno: still one of my favorite crossovers. :)

INFERNO #1 (July 2015)
By Dennis Hopeless & Javier Garron

APPEARANCES:
Colossus (Piotr), Cyclops (Baron of Domain), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast, Nightcrawler, Boom Boom, Psylocke, N’Astrirh, Darkchild (Illyana), Domino (Neena), Omega Red, Pyro, Dr. Strange, Brother Voodoo, Wiccan, Sister Grimm, Forge, Broo, Dr. Nemesis, Goblin Queen (Madelyne Pryor), Goblin Prince (Alex Summers), goblin horde, demon horde

SYNOPSIS:
The X-Men fail to stop Limbo’s demons from infecting Manhattan, so the Island is quarantined to stop it from spreading. Every year Colossus tries to enter the Inferno and rescue his sister, but keeps failing and the missions end in disaster. On the fourth anniversary in another attempt, Cyclops is paralyzed and Colossus learns Illyana isn’t being held prisoner, but is actually ruling the demon horde. On the fifth anniversary, Cyclops tells Colossus to stop trying, but he wants to anyway and a small group volunteer to go with (his girlfriend Domino, Boom Boom and Nightcrawler). They’re quickly overpowered and Boom Boom is disemboweled while Nightcrawler is captured by Darkchild. Colossus and Domino are confronted by the Goblin Queen and her Goblin Prince.

INFERNO #2 (August 2015)
By Dennis Hopeless & Javier Garron

APPEARANCES:
Boom Boom, Colossus, Goblin Queen, Goblin Prince, S’Ym, Domino, Nathan Summers (“Cable”), Darkchild, Nightcrawler, N’Astrirh, goblin horde (Sparky & the Wizard named), demon horde (Bagzee named)

SYNOPSIS:
A demon finds the dying Boom Boom and drags her into the sewers. Planning to use Colossus to dethrone the Darkchild, the Goblin Queen tosses Colossus into gladiator combat so he can earn the respect of her goblin horde. He does so, and is rewarded with Illyana’s soulsword. Meanwhile, Nathan Summers (already infected with the techno-organic virus and is into guns) chats with Domino in prison, then frees her when she offers to augment one of his guns. Darkchild transforms Nightcrawler into a dragon-beast. Colossus and the Goblin Queen plot to overhrow the Darkchild, but they’re interrupted when Domino attacks. They eventually sort everything out and go attack the Darkchild’s demon horde.

INFERNO #3 (September 2015)
By Dennis Hopeless & Javier Garron

APPEARANCES:
Colossus, Goblin Queen, Goblin Prince, Domino, Nathan Summers, Darkchild, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Rogue, Storm, Archangel, Gambit, Maggot (w/Eany & Meany), Dazzler, Marrow, Phoenix (Rachel), Cloak, Dagger, Mystique, Iceman, Psylocke, Captain Britain, Juggernaut, Banshee, Cannonball, Wiz Kid, Meggan, Longshot, Shadowcat, Cecilia Reyes, Skids, Rictor, Marvel Girl, Strong Guy, Multiple Man, Polaris, Sunspot, Caliban, Shatterstar, Fixx, Warpath, Skin, Dr. Strange, Brother Voodoo, Wiccan, Sister Grimm, Dr. Nemesis, Forge, Broo, Vision, Beast, Mr. Sinister, goblin horde (Henson named, who was also in last issue), demon horde

SYNOPSIS:
Colossus and the gang storm the Darkchild’s stronghold, but she isn’t there. Meanwhile, the Darkchild uses Nightcrawler to break quarantine and attacks the rest of the Domain. As the Darkchild slaughters the X-Men, Colossus tries to figure out what to do next. Meanwhile, Mr. Sinister prepares to get involved.

INFERNO #4 (October 2015)
By Dennis Hopeless & Javier Garron

APPEARANCES:
Doctor Strange (616), Thors (one bearded, one mustachioed, both in Coipel designed suit)
Colossus (also in fb), Darkchild (becomes Baron, also in fb), Domino, Nightcrawler, Longshot, Cyclops (demoted from Baron), Marvel Girl, Dazzler, Gambit, Storm, Maggot (w/Eany & Meany), Wiccan, Sister Grimm, Cecilia Reyes, Rictor, Cloak, Dagger, N’Astrirh, Goblin Queen, Goblin Prince, Nathan Summers, S’Ym, Boom Boom, Mr. Sinister, Strong Guy, Dr. Nemesis, demon horde, goblin horde, bystanders

FLASHBACK:
Piotr and Illyana in happier times.
SYNOPSIS:
The Domain has been completely overrun by the Darkchild’s demon horde. Sheriff Strange arrives and promotes the Darkchild to Baron, since Cyclops couldn’t keep her contained. The surviving X-Men have retreated to the sewers and talk about whether they should try to escape to another Domain. They’re found and attacked by the demon horde. Boom Boom returns, reveals she survived her disembowelment and shows Colossus and the gang where the X-Men are. Everyone fights off the demon horde together. Afterward, Colossus apologizes to Cyclops; Cyclops attacks Colossus and yells at him; because Colossus couldn’t get it through his stubborn head that Illyana was corrupted, hundreds have been killed at the Domain has been lost. It’s all Colossus’ fault! Mr. Sinister interrupts and reveals he’s the one that saved Boom Boom, and that he also cloned an army from her.

INFERNO #5 (November 2015)
By Dennis Hopeless & Javier Garron

APPEARANCES:
Darkchild, N’Astrirh, Colossus, Goblin Queen (also in fb), Goblin Prince, Nathan Summers (also in fb), Mr. Sinister (also in fb), Cyclops, Boom Boom, Domino, Marvel Girl, S’Ym, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Storm, Marrow, Cecilia Reyes, Cloak, Dagger, Warpath, Justice, Dazzler, demon horde, goblin horde, bystanders

FLASHBACK:
Mr. Sinister creates Madelyne Pryor and fills her head with someone else’s memories. When she gives birth to Nathan, Mr. Sinister takes the child and abandons Madelyne. Enraged, she swears vengeance.
SYNOPSIS:
Mr. Sinister proposes a plan to defeat the Darkchild, but is attacked by the Goblin Queen. She uses Boom Boom to kill Mr. Sinsiter, and the Boom Boom clone army goes nuts, killing the Goblin Prince. Darkchild and her demon horde arrives and attacks, slaughtering the remaining X-Men. Having finally had enough, Colossus uses the soulsword to kill his sister. With all of their friends dead and their Domain a literal hellhole, Colossus, Domino and Boom Boom decide to explore other Domains. Afterward, the Goblin Queen takes the Darkchild’s escaping hellfire energy for herself and gains command of both the demon and goblin hordes, and control of the Domain.

NOTE:
Obviously, this Domain is aware of other Domains. The Goblin Queen was made Baron after this, because she’s already Baron in the main Secret Wars book (we just don’t see her promotion on-panel anywhere).

Cyclops is mentioned as Baron of the Inferno in SECWARS 2, so this mini has to happen after that. Also, Strange appears here, so before SECWARS 3 (which leads up to his death). The Goblin Queen is Baron in SECWARS 6, so that all lines up.

The flashbacks have nothing to do with Battleworld, so they would happen in this reality before the incursions.

“Cable” is a nickname that young Nathan is trying to make stick. His mother humors him.

The art in this mini is fantastic, I think. Whoever Javier Garron is, he’s good! A quick google search tells me he was also the artist on the first five issues of the 2016 Star-Lord series (which only lasted eight issues), and I recall liking the art there as well. I’ll have to keep an eye out for this guy.

I find it interesting that this has a lot more gore than the original Inferno story, but at the same time is also more modest. Guts and blood everywhere here, but the Goblin Queen’s outfit noticeably has no underboob. Odd how things change over twenty five years.

Chronologies! (again, I’m skipping the Thors for now, but I really think these two are just generic Thors)

DOCTOR STRANGE/DR. STEPHEN VINCENT STRANGE/"STEPHEN SANDERS"
……
[SECWARS 2]
*INFERNO 4 (remove brackets)
[INHS:ATNR 5-BTS]
[SECWARS 3]
……

Alternate Realities page:

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ARCHANGEL/WARREN WORTHINGTON III | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

BANSHEE/SEAN CASSIDY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 5

BEAST/HANK MCCOY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

BOOM BOOM/TABITHA SMITH | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

BROO | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

BROTHER VOODOO/JERICHO DRUMM | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

CALIBAN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

CANNONBALL/SAM GUTHRIE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

CAPTAIN BRITAIN/BRIAN BRADDOCK | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

CLOAK/TYRONE JOHNSON | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

COLOSSUS/PIOTR RASPUTIN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 4-FB
{INFERNO 1}
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

CYCLOPS/SCOTT SUMMERS | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

DAGGER/TANDY BOWEN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

DARKCHILD/ILLYANA RASPUTINA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 4-FB
{INFERNO 1}
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

DAZZLER/ALISON BLAIRE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

DOCTOR NEMESIS/JAMES BRADLEY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

DOCTOR STRANGE/STEPHEN STRANGE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

DOMINO/NEENA THURMAN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

EANY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

FIXX | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

FORGE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

GAMBIT/REMY LEBEAU | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

GOBLIN PRINCE/ALEX SUMMERS | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

GOBLIN QUEEN/MADELYNE PRYOR | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 5-FB
[{SECWARS 2}]
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5
[SECWARS 6]
[SECWARS 7]

HAVOK/ALEX SUMMERS | EARTH-91240
See Goblin Prince | Earth-91240

ICEMAN/BOBBY DRAKE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

JUGGERNAUT/CAIN MARKO | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

JUSTICE/VANCE ASTROVIK | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 5

LONGSHOT | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

MAGGOT/JAPHETH | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

MARROW/SARAH | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 5

MARVEL GIRL/JEAN GREY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

MEANY | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

MEGGAN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

MR. SINISTER/NATHANIEL ESSEX | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 5-FB
{INFERNO 3}
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

MULTIPLE MAN/JAMIE MADROX | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

MYSTIQUE/RAVEN DARKHOLME | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

N'ASTRIRH | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

NIGHTCRAWLER/KURT WAGNER/”BAMFY” | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

OMEGA RED | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1

PHOENIX/RACHEL SUMMERS | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

POLARIS/LORNA DANE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

PSYLOCKE/BETSY BRADDOCK | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3

PYRO | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1

REYES, DR. CECILIA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

RICTOR/JULIO RICHTER | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

ROGUE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

S'YM | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 2
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

SHADOWCAT/KITTY PRYDE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

SHATTERSTAR | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

SISTER GRIMM/NICO MINORU | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

SKIDS/SALLY BLEVINS | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

SKIN/ANGELO ESPINOSA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

STORM/ORORO UNROE | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

STRONG GUY/GUIDO CAROSELLA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

SUMMERS, NATHAN “CABLE” | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 5-FB
{INFERNO 2}
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4
INFERNO 5

SUNSPOT/ROBERTO DA COSTA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

VISION | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3

WARPATH/JAMES PROUDSTAR | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 5

WICCAN/BILLY KAPLAN | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 1
INFERNO 3
INFERNO 4

WIZ KID/TAKESHI MATSUYA | EARTH-91240
INFERNO 3
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