Turns out Marvel’s Battleworld isn’t a prank

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I was really holding out hope that Battleworld wasn’t really, ya know, a THING. I was hoping it was one of 3 things.

1. A really hilarious prank perpetrated by God. Who is really George Burns. He doesn’t read comic books.

2. A really unfunny deadpan joke delivered by John Cleese. We have stories written by CM Punk.

3. BONUS hope! That I had been temporarily shifted from my home reality to one of the 52 worlds of DC where Marvel truly did suck.

Alas, none of these are true. It seems as though the Marvel universe as we know it is coming to an end soon. I’m kind of…happy. There are many titles, like the Marvels, i.e. Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel, Moon Knight, Iron Fist and the Magneto titles. Ok, enough of my opinion. There are still some great writers and artists at Marvel, and let’s hope they find good quality titles to work on after Disney is done spreading measles to Marvel. OH! Check out the bonus artwork attached.

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Ready, Set, FIGHT! Announcing SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1

 

New York, NY—January 30th, 2014— The battles in Secret Wars are so big, we had to launch an entirely new book just to contain them! This May, prepare for the big, bombastic action like you’ve never seen before in SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 – a new 4-issue limited series of wall-to-wall action across the surface of Battleworld!  Bursting with epic action, each issue of SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD features two all-new high-octane stories ripped from the pages of the biggest event of the year!

 

“The weirder and more fun, the better” says series editor Jon Moisan of the tone of the series in an interview with Marvel.com. “You want to see the 1602 version of the Punisher fight the 2099 version of Iron Man? Muskets versus the 1990s version of the future! We can even have the same characters from different worlds fight. I’m sure readers have been dreaming of seeing a dozen different versions of Howard the Duck fight. Well, guess what? It’s completely possible in SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD!”

 

This issue – what happens when Dr. Strange possesses the Punisher? Meet the Sorcerer EXTREME! Only Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk and Ghost Rider of this land can track this terrible two-in-one down. And things are going to get messy! Then, what happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every M.O.D.O.K. ever from across Battleworld for his evil scheme. I’ll give you a hint – F.I.G.H.T.!

 

Each issue –  cover-to-cover action, pulse-pounding battles and can’t miss creators. You want action? Look no further than SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1when it explodes in to comic shops and on to digital devices this May!

 

SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 (of 4)

Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON & ED BRISSON

Art by MIKE HENDERSON & SCOTT HEPBURN

Cover by PACO MEDINA

Variant Cover by JAMES STOKOE

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Coming in May!

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