Battleworld Lines Drawn Across Secret Wars – But Where Did The Realities Come From?


This the the BattleWorld promotion giveway sent to stores participating in the Secret Wars Party promotion, when launching Marvel's summer event, we mentioned earlier.

A premium, foldout map printed on laminated cardstock, the Battleboard is your guide to the new patchwork planet of Secret Wars. From the untamed wilds the North to the festering wastes in the South – explore every corner of this strange new realm with this oversized, 13.25 x 20.375 map! The Battleboard also features cover images for every exciting Secret Wars title launching throughout May and June!


And the worlds keep flooding in. From Comic Vine, we have E Is For Exinction.

"It's almost an alternate timeline version of it. It's almost like another take on events from the first issue and spin wildly out of control from there," says Burnham. "It's not quite a What If? or alternate timeline, it's just coming out of the Secret Wars events."

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So how long have these regions been on the Battleworld? Were they all slivers in the Living Tribunal or something more? Have they continued in real time?


Writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow Executive Producer) and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (All-New X-Factor) return to the shores of Genosha and to one of the most beloved X-Men crossovers of all time!

It has been ten years since the fall of Cameron Hodge and his fascist regime. Ten years that Havok and Wolfsbane have toiled and labored to rebuild Genosha into the proud mutant homeland it once was. But a decade removed from Hodge and his iron rule, their work may all be for naught. A plague has spread across the nation, infecting mutants and threatening their race with extinction. With all of Genosha quarantined and all but abandoned by the rest of the world, including the X-Men, old friends may become new enemies!

So we have X-Tinction Agenda 10 years later, and Inferno seems the same. If they aren't What If's or alternate realities, then maybe they were stolen moments in time from duplicate realities with their path being changed by their arrival on Battleworld. Although wouldn't include 1872 which is an alternate reality.


Also regarding Runaways….

Most of them are really intense because they've been fighting for some vaguely-defined top honor for their entire lives and view a lot of their peers as obstacles to that end — something the core cast will have to reevaluate and work to overcome.

Entire lives? So how long has Battleworld existed when 616 and the Ultimate Universe are dragged into it?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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