13 October X-Men #4 There will be a very special Halloween-themed installment of Marvel’s mutant flagship title. As a preview released to us by the publisher, this is the story of a haunted house—the house houses the X-Men’s newly-constructed New York City headquarters, the treehouse at Seneca Gardens.
It all starts with some nightmares for Cyclops and Jean Grey, and then a surprising Marvel villain appears – back from the dead and a two-year absence. Watch a preview of X-Men #4 by writer Gerry Duggan, artist Javier Pina and colorist Eric Arcinega:
He’s the nightmare some people call Marvel’s answer to DC’s Sandman — but with a villain. ‘Lord of Dreams’ like Sandman/Dream, but he is more of a night terror than a sage.
X-Men #4 will be his apparent return from the dead, as he surely died in 2019 Loki #4 – Losing a bet with the god of mischief for his immortality, with the comic coming to Marvel’s version of the Afterlife and a meeting with their top god, One-Above-All.
Nightmare will apparently be one of two villains returning after a long absence – the other being a literary icon – the Headless Horseman from Washington Irving’s 1820 short story ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ (as in X-Men #4). Seen on the main cover) ) That story has been adapted several times in film and television, but even comics – in fact, the Headless Horseman has been a Marvel character for nearly 70 years.
The Headless Horseman made his Marvel debut in 1954’s Uncanny Tales #22 with the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Stan Lee and Dick Ayers story is not an adaptation of Irving’s short story, but concerns a modern man who tries to intimidate an enemy by disguising himself as the Headless Horseman and meets the real Headless Horseman, who tries to punish him. comes to. impersonation.
He popped up again in 2020 Ruins of Ravencroft: Sabretooth #1, was revealed in the early 1800s to be an actual Ghost Rider – still without a head, but with a flaming skull (as surely as a Ghost Rider!).
Now it’s possible that Marvel is making the two characters the same — after all, Nightmare likes to impersonate other people. And Already have a horse, Dreamstalker. It will definitely be something.
Regular X-Men series star Pepe Laraz designed the main X-Men #4 cover, and will feature different covers from Declan Shalvey, Russell Douterman and Joe Zusko. Check out those X-Men #4 variants here:
X-Men #4 will go on sale on October 13th. A collection of the first six issues, titled X-Men by Gerry Duggan Vol. 1, is available for pre-order with plans to release on February 22, 2022.
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