Secrets Of The Battleworld – It Isn't Easy Being Cyclops

Cyclops didn't do too well when he went up against Doom in the Secret Wars main series, currently stretching into infinity.


But it doesn't look good for Cyclops in any of the domains on the Battleworld where he exists, taking the E For Extinction book very literally, in its final issue.
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While in Inferno, he dies along with the other X-Men he defends at the hands of demons, and not exactly even on panel…


Leaving the others to make the best of a bad job.


Yeah, well Doom doesn't like a lot of things. Or at least people acting his name don't like a lot of things. And really want to kill them, as in the final issue of MODOK Assassin


And the final issue of Ghost Racers….

Still, it can't be death, destruction, murder, mayhem and genocide all the time. This is the Secret Wars Battleworld, there has to be fanservice too. Such as in the final issue of X-Men '92 until the post-Secret Wars series.


Lots of final issues – originally Secret Wars was meant to end next week, rather than have it's sixth issue, with three more left to come out. Sometimes it feels like all the comics out there are Secret Wars…

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Hail Hydra (not the final issue, it's also late) feels your pain. Hey, isn't Sandman Overture out today? Except – that also seems to have the same plotline as Secret Wars. It's infectious…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who will be hosting the  2015 Jonathan Cape/Observer/ ComicaGraphic Short Story Prize exhibition, with a private view on October 15th, and an exhibition through till the end of the month. 


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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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