"What would you do if you learned today was your last day on Earth?" says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. "That's the question your favorite Marvel heroes are going to ask themselves in their LAST DAYS story lines as they brace for Secret Wars and the end of the Marvel Universe."
Battleworld is set to transform the Marvel Universe as you know it. But before Secret Wars can begin, this chapter must come to a close. What will our heroes do with their final hours? What secrets will be unearthed? Who will they want to spend their LAST DAYSwith?
Then Battleworld series take place during the Secret Wars….
"If you want the full story of what's happening across the surface of this new planet, BATTLEWORLD branded titles are for you," says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. "Who polices Battleworld? How do the various domains interact? What happens when those domains go to war? What strange, never-before-seen creatures inhabit this world? What familiar faces will make appearances? Fans who want to fully understand how each sector interacts with the others can't miss out on these books!"
Titles carrying the BATTLEWORLD banner will focus on the interworking and interaction of all the domains now fused together throughout the one and only remaining planet! The Secret Wars are waged as the last remaining fragments of dead universes fight for survival. Who rules these domains? Who comes out on top? Who lives? Who dies?
And then it's time to start something new. This is the closest Marvel have got to saying reboot… but I'm still not buying it.
"If you want a glimpse of what the future holds, you'll find it in the WARZONES titles," says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. "Our creators let their imaginations run wild as they lay down the foundations for the future. Whether we're revisiting the most popular events from Marvel's past or telling completely new stories, you won't believe what we've got in store for you."
All that remains in the cosmos is Battleworld, the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless realities, all existing side-by-side, fused into a single planet! Titles carrying the WARZONES! banner tell stories of the individual dominions of Battleworld. What happens within their borders? What heroes guard their skies? What villains conspire within? How does over 75 years of Marvel's epic history play out now that Battleworld is all there is?
"To be clear, WARZONES! titles are NOT fill-ins. These are the event caliber books, magnified to the Nth degree," says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. "Secret Wars has afforded us a completely unique opportunity to tell huge, epic, event-sized stories within the framework of this new, patchwork planet – events within events. These titles will lay the building blocks and groundwork for what's next, if that gives any indication of how important they are!"
I've been hearing talk of a number of launch titles for May from Marve, could this be a way to give them all a bit of a boost?