Today's Dimensional Guide To Marvel And DC Comics (Spoilers For Avengers, Fantastic Four, Futures End, Amazing Spider-Man)

Welcome to today's guide to the dimensional ins and outs of the Marvel and DC Universes as they approach their respective convergences, incursions and crises.

Spider-Verse gets its epilogue in Amazing Spider-Man as everyone goes back to their respective times and dimensions. But not everyone. We saw in Avengers how the Captain Britain Corps were wiped out in the Time Run Out future, and that time seems to have now caught up with Spider-Verse as our Captain Spider-UK finds he just can't go home, due to those pesky incursions…

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As we saw in recent New Avengers issues…


And some, it seems, get sent to the right future… but wrong reality, in today's Spider-Man 2099.

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And others to the right time and right reality. But it still sucks for Spider-Gwen.

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While Avengers contains the mightiest of cosmic battles, with the Living Tribunal, the ominipotent pan dimensional entity is defeated… and, as the caption says…

Image (95) Lands on a rock, containing a sliver of every reality. Could this be the foundation for the Secret Wars Battleworld to come? And recalling New Avengers #8 from eighteen months ago…


A cutaway from deep space that was never explained… is finally resolved. And damn, if that panel wasn't decent foreshadowing for Original Sin….

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Meanwhile in DC's Futures End, we see Braniac capturing the Manhattan of Earth 0 and transporting it away to his own Warworld, as the two publishers continue to publish the exact same story. I really, really wish that there was a secret inter-company crossover playing out here. But… no.

And the Fantastic Four gets set to go out with a bang, it's penultimate issue ending with the return of the Avengers from a very familiar reality indeed.

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The Heroes Reborn reality, and the one created by Franklin Richards…


,,,and named after to the original story that kicked off all this dimensional crossover nonsense back in 1961!


See! There must be a crossover in the works! It all seems perfectly designed for their respective multiverses to somehow recognise each other, with incursions and convergences and the like…

Or not. Sigh. Why can't mummy and daddy get along?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With a Kickstarter launch party and private view for their Beast Wagon exhibition this Friday, featuring original artwork and preview pages from the Owen Michael Johnson and John Pearson comic, with work from Steve White, Iain Laurie & Conor Boyle.

Today's Dimensional Guide To Marvel And DC Comics (Spoilers For Avengers, Fantastic Four, Futures End, Amazing Spider-Man)

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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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