Iron Man was chosen to help save the Marvel Universe by Scarlet Witch, but after reading the Darkhold he transformed into something gross.
Warning! Spoilers for Darkhold Alpha #1 by Marvel Comics below.
After being recruited to save the Marvel Universe from one of the darkest threats they’ve ever faced, Iron Man just suffered a disgusting transformation after reading the Darkhold. In Darkhold Alpha #1, five Marvel heroes, including Tony Stark, are recruited by the Scarlet Witch to stop the elder god Chthon. However, after reading the Darkhold to build strength as they enter the Chthon’s realm, Iron Man and the team were just turned into monsters.
The Darkhold is one of the most coveted magical items in all of Marvel Comics. Otherwise known as the Book of the Damned, the Darkhold was written by Chthon. The elder god documented his knowledge of black magic and spells inside. The Darkhold has not only played a key part in some of Marvel Comics most magical stories but also was featured in multiple live-action projects, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Runaways, and most recently, on WandaVision. Now, Scarlet Witch has sensed Chthon is about to attack Earth after Doctor Doom tried to take the book for himself. To stop him, she’s formed a team to enter his realm by reading the Darkhold.