Signs Of Secret Wars Across The Marvel Universe, Today

We know that the Marvel Universe is heading to a Secret Wars. But could there already be signs? Let's have a look at today's New Avengers, Captain America & The Mighty Avengers, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man 2099, Nova and Daredevil. Minor spoilers ahead…

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We have a Battleworld coming, this time rather than being comprised of various world, this one is composed of various realities of the multiverse. And we've seen plenty of those of late, crossing over with Ultimates, the many incursions of Earths and of course Spider-Verse crossing dimensions…

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Crossing times…

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…and all while the Axis ting is going on.

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But what other Secret Wars signs could we be looking for?

Well, in today's New Avengers, set in the near future, Doctor Doom and Molecule Man continue to get chummy. Secret Wars readers will remember their relationship became a close one.

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That rock could be handy for creating a Battleworld, say. And Molecule Man seems to be describing his experiences with The Beyonder there.

Talking of which, in Captain America And The Mighty Avengers, we see more of Jason Quantrell. Last issue gave us this tease…

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…but this issue sees his involvement with Inhuman affairs increase, as he demonstrates a god-like position.

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You may remember that Brian Bendis retconned the Beyonder into having been a mutant who became an Inhuman with extraordinary power, and managed to somehow ignore all the later stories with Kronos and the like which it would directly contradict. Well, Quantrell does have a string interest in Inhumans. Maybe Jonathan Hickman is trying to tie them all together? He would be the man to do it.

Oh and then today, in Daredevil, something happens. Something that, while not involving the Beyonder or Secret Wars, is certainly reminiscent of it…

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It's starting to look a lot like Secret Wars… have you seen any more signs?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With a new exhibition from Sean Phillips starting today, and a signing with Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Savage HulkStar Wars: LegacyPlanet of the ApesDeep Gravity) next Wednesday.

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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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