The Secrets Of Secret Wars, Revealed Today (Spoilers)

Today sees the release of Secret Wars #3, and the realisation that while the issues so far have trotted along, issues 4 and 5 are going to be further delayed…

But we start to get some answers. Remember that "Eight Months Later" storyline for The Avengers that led up to Secret Wars? Well, that has expanded a little in Secret Wars #3, as we gain a greater understanding as to what the Battleworld actually is.

Scan 2 So it has existed for eight years. And before that? Armor Wars #1 gives us an inkling.

Scan 10There is just a lack of memory – even if some worlds have existed longer than that, such as the one in Years Of Future Past #1.

Scan 9And we start to get more of Doom's anti-mutant bigotry on panel. Both here and in X-Tinction Agenda #1…

Scan 12He does have the Isaac Perlmutter look about him. Mutants get short shrift all over the place.

Scan 8Master Of Kung Fu #2 seeing them as an underclass, though one that can be rallied and trained.

Scan 11While Future Imperfect #1 sets up another world who have issues with mutants…

Indeed, this scene from Renew Your Vows #1 does resemble the marketing department at Marvel a little don't you think?

Scan 16Anyway, they have a new product line to push.

Scan 15Hulk hands. Though there are some dissenting marketing voices, from Secret Wars Battleworld #2…

Scan 13Yeah, no one listens to you.

And the rivalry between Marvel and Fox movies gets all meta in Giant-Size Little Marvel AVX #1 with this final scene reflecting X-Men: Future Class and Avengers: Age Of Ultron's use of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch…

Scan 7In other news, that issue I mentioned last night regarding Ultimate End seemed to be opportune as Secret Wars #3 sees more characters from the actual 616 step onto the Battleworld…

Scan 3 And from the Ultimate Universe…

Scan 4

So exactly who are the folk in Ultimate End? And if you need a break from all this, then Secret Wars Battleworld #2 also creates a scenario oft imagined, never realised, basically we get Blade Vs. Count Duckula….

Scan 14The entire crossover is worth it for that moment…

 

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, who will be hosting Mike Carey this Satiurday for a signing and delivering a commentary for The Unwritten.

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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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