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cyberghostface ([personal profile] cyberghostface) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-08-03 05:00 pm

Nightcrawler and Mephisto



We all know what happened when Mephisto made a bargain with Spider-Man...but what happens when he tries his luck with a certain furry blue elf?

This comes from the final issue of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Nightcrawler series, #12. Art is by Darick Robertson. I posted some pages from this selection a year ago in the InsaneJournal comm, but nothing that's not here, so it still fits in the 1/3 legality.

So basically, Kurt is celebrated with a surprise birthday party from the rest of the X-Men. Suddenly, everyone freezes except for Kurt. At first Kurt thinks that Professor X is pulling a joke, but then he recognizes something far more sinister is afoot.

"Mephistopheles."







Mephisto basically outlines a number of encounters Nightcrawler has had with other demons (presumably earlier in the series) and how it's all leading up to the final war.





Wait, let's see that again...



Oh, snap! He just punched out Mephisto! No pussyfooting around for "one more day", no giving into the devil...just POW!



So Kurt is transplanted back to where he was earlier--with the birthday party--and wonders if the whole thing was fake. But he knows otherwise, and prays that his faith will remain strong once the trumpets sound and the war finally begins.
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[personal profile] espanolbot 2010-08-04 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
But he showed up during and just before the Jason Aaron run, where they called him only called him Satan, and he had horns and stuff? It also gave the impression that he was trapped in Hell until the storyline where he used Johnny Blaze to escape, whereas Mephisto seems to wander about as he likes.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2010-08-04 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
The history of devils in Marvel Comics is kind of complicated; for example, both Son of Satan and Satana were originally children of Satan, but then that got retconned away for some reason.
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[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2010-08-04 07:27 am (UTC)(link)
I think after the Witches we're back in the old (and, imho, best) Marduk Kurios version of Satan. Didn't follow the new GR that much though, so dunno if it changed it again.