This May the Marvel universe as we know it is going to end. Under the pen of superstar writer and Marvels favorite mindbender Jonathan Hickman the MUST READ mini series Secret Wars will reshape everything you know about Marvel Comics... with a bang!
In Hickmans intertwining Avengers and New Avengers storylines, which have been years in the making, a collision of the regular 616 Universe and the Marvel Ultimate Universe will destroy both universes. The final incursion event, a clash between parallel earths the Illuminati in New Avengers have been trying to stop for the last two years (in an "the end justifies the means approach which you really have to read in New Avengers #1-33), will not lead to total annihilation, when parts of both universes will find each other saved and combined by mysterious means with other seemingly incursion destroyed parallel universes on a new planet simply called: Battleworld.
This new planet will be divided into several domains, which are occupied by different parallel universe versions of characters we know (for example the domain Greenland is going the be ruled by a multitude of green Hulks).
Battleworld will be from that point on the new playground for all things Marvel until the Marvel Universe is rebirthed in September 2015 as a new single universe in the most spectacular way imaginable!
Next to the 8 main Secret Wars issues (plus a #0 issue for Free Comicbook Day) this mega event will be fleshed out by a lot of tie-in mini series and ongoing series until September. Most of the mini series are going to focus on revisitations with a big twist of past Marvel events like Infinity Gauntlet, Old Man Logan, or Planet Hulk. All of those tie ins will be separated into three categories:
* Battleworld - deals with the infrastructure of the whole Battleworld
* Last Days - chronicles the last days of a few heroes before the end
* Warzones - focuses on individual domains of Battleworld
These are the titles that are involved in Secret Wars:
Secret Wars Last Days:
Secret Wars Warzones:
We will update this list as the new titles are announced during the coming months. But don't forget, you will need to PREORDER these titles to be sure you'll get them. As with all big Marvel events these issues will sell out quick!