You;d have thought we'd had enough Secret Wars mindless speculation today, But not a but of it. We've already had one Marvel Zombies series announced for Secret Wars. Well now we are getting a second.
Bloody-Disgusting has worked with Marvel PR to announce a Marvel Zombies series by Si Spurrier and Kev Walker for June.
With an irresistible premise, this new series follows Elsa Bloodstone as she's dealing with the sisyphean task of defending "The Shield," a barrier on the southern hemisphere of Battleworld. On the other side: Marvel Zombies. In the moments where she's not enrapt in the throes of battle, she meditates on her deceased father… (how everything he taught her gave her the means to fight the zombies, but all the love he didn't give her is what motivated the self-destructive actions that landed her on the shield in the first place. After all the fighting she sees a human girl on the other side of the shield one day, and against every impulse she has, she heads into to save him. Now she has to fight her way out.
Si Spurrier explains what "The Shield" is. A bit.
I'll let other writers say more about this, since mine isn't the story most closely embroiled in the workings of the Shield, but it's pretty tacitly what it sounds like: a barrier between the "civilised" regions of the world (which isn't an especially accurate description in some cases, but still) and the untameable, horrific and corruptive regions. North of the shield the business of Battleworld rumbles on. South of it there is, literally, no hope.
I wonder if that could mean a Secret Wars Agents Of The Shield series?
And looks like world 41, The Wall, may now be renamed The Shield… clicky for biggy.