The 3-issue mini-series Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger has been added to the site. As you might imagine from the title of the comic, it’s a tie-in to the concurrently running Spider-Island event at the time. And as you might also imagine from the title, Cloak and Dagger star in the comic. Firestar also pops up for a cameo in the first issue. All 3 issues have been added to Limbo – Part 4 Phase Five.
This is the first comic with their name in the title since the 2010 Cloak and Dagger one-shot, and their first multi-issue series since the cancellation of Cloak and Dagger volume 3 in 1991. (That series started in 1988 with the title The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger.)
In relation to Spider-Island, this mini-series explains why Dagger vanishes from the group fight scenes after Amazing Spider-Man #667 and why Cloak appears in a white cloak in Amazing Spider-Man #672 (a detail I missed).
Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #1 starts off with a 3-page flashback/montage of their origin and history. After that, Dagger appears for 13 pages and Cloak for 9 pages. Firestar shows up on 2 pages with no dialogue, she’s part of the other heroes helping out. The issue takes place during the events of Amazing Spider-Man #667. The first 10 pages take place before the heroes appear in Bryant Park in #667, then the rest of the issue is happening simultaneously with their battle with the spider-criminals. I don’t generally like splitting up a comic into separate entries but it’s what I’ve done here for now.
Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #2 starts off with a 3-page dream sequence featuring Dagger, who then appears in-story for another 14 pages. Cloak appears on 9 pages.
Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #3 features Cloak on 13 pages and Dagger on 12 pages.
Dagger is pretty wiped out, so it makes sense that she’s resting while Cloak rejoins with the other heroes for the conclusion of Spider-Island in Amazing Spider-Man #672. Exactly where she’s staying since they’re now homeless is a great question. Maybe they’re staying with the Future Foundation or the Avengers.
Next up: more Spider-Island tie-ins.