WARNING: Spoilers forward for& Superb Spider-Man #74
As one of many biggest sources of evil in the Marvel Comics universe, the demon Mephisto has entry to all types of secrets and techniques the likes of which would deliver other characters to their knees – including the truth concerning the Marvel Universe’s real Sacred Timeline and what it means for his fascination& with Spider-Man. Alternate futures are ever-present in comics, however the Marvel Universe’s one true future has all the time remained nebulous. Now, readers might have lastly gotten some confirmation on which fan-favorite timeline is canon.
This revelation comes from the pages of The Superb Spider-Man #74 by Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley, and more as Spencer wraps up his three-year saga with the world-famous Webslinger. But simply because Spencer is completed with the Spider-Man doesn’t imply Mephisto is. And the satan’s curiosity isn't a very good factor.
The Superb Spider-Man #74 brings “the Kindred Saga” to an in depth with a healthy dose of reveals and surprises, with none quite a surprising as the motivation for Mephisto’s involvement in Peter Parker’s life courting all the best way back to “One Extra Day.” While the threat of the Kindred is ended, Doctor Unusual still isn’t completed with the demon. And when Unusual questions Mephisto about his fascination with Peter Parker, the villain reveals a vision he’s had since before Peter was even born – a imaginative and prescient of Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s adult daughter bringing about an finish to his reign – that he’s spent years making an attempt to stop.
Whereas Mephisto’s imaginative and prescient explains why he’s meddled in Peter’s life for years, it additionally provides followers a glimpse into the Marvel Universe’s prime future timeline. Spider-Man’s daughter is way from the one hero followers see, as the wreckage of Mephisto’s future is affected by the broken bodies of Brian Michael Bendis’ future X-Males from the timeline introduced in “The Battle of the Atom.” Eagle-eyed fans also can catch a glimpse of the longer term son of Captain America, James Rogers, which additionally implies the existence of the fan-favorite Subsequent Avengers.
Particularly in comics, the longer term is all the time in flux, however the fact that Mephisto has spent years making an attempt and failing to stop this particular timeline might very nicely signify how inevitable it really is. Mephisto’s manipulative efforts should make avoiding a future a simple activity. But when this timeline is the set path for the Marvel Universe, or on the very least the path protected by the Time Variance Authority lately made widespread by Loki on disney+, then that may mean even an entity like Mephisto is powerless to cease it.
It’s highly unlikely that the comics will ever catch up thus far within the timeline, nevertheless it does add an fascinating layer to the present-day Marvel Universe in addition to to the bounds of Mephisto’s talents. For all his vaunted energy as King of Hell, even he can’t stand towards the inevitable circulate of time. And for a being like Mephisto, there’s no feeling worse than powerlessness.
Though Spider-Man followers in all probability gained’t see this future come to move anytime soon, it’s very existence modifications what they thought they knew concerning the Marvel Comics timeline. The longer term is all the time altering, nevertheless it’s uncommon to see one so seemingly inevitable. In any case, if even Mephisto is unable to cease it, issues could also be a bit extra set in stone than anybody ever realized.