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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Preview for Scarlet Spiders #1

That's a great cover Spidey fans. Looks like the wannabes and knock offs are back in the spotlight.
That’s a great cover Spidey fans. Looks like the wannabes and knock offs are back in the spotlight.

What’s going on this Monday my faithful reader. Ha. That’s not a typo. We have a ton of news today, and I’m starting off with some Web-head news. Scarlet Spiders #1 is dropping, and it features some of the clones from Spidey’s past. Kaine, Ben Reilly and Jessica Drew are forced into an extremely odd-couple team and have to investigate the Villian de jour, Morlun. Looks like this current arc is throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks.

Read on for Marvel’s full release and the sneak preview of issue Scarlett Spiders #1.

 

A New Team. A Desperate Mission. Your First Look SCARLET SPIDERS #1!
Spider-Verse Unites Three Fan-Favorite Characters For The First Time!

Together for the first time! Amidst the chaos of Spider-Verse, three fan-favorite characters unite for a desperate mission into the unknown in SCARLET SPIDERS #1! And not all of them are going to make it back! From creators Mike Costa and Paco Diaz – Kaine, Ben Reilly and Ultimate Jessica Drew must unite for a deadly operation behind enemy lines. When the Spiders discover one of the technological secrets that make Morlun and his family so powerful, it’s up to the Scarlet Spiders to go deep behind enemy lines into one of the twisted realms Morlun’s family rules to shut it down. If they fail, every Spider from across the multiverse will face certain death! What horrors await them across the multiverse? Find out in November as Kaine, Ben Reilly and Ultimate Jessica Drew swing into action in SCARLET SPIDERS #1!

 

SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (SEP140842)

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (SEP140843)

FOC 10/27/14, ON-SALE 11/19/14

 

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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The art work in the preview looks to be great. Hopefully the writing can keep up.
The art work in the preview looks to be great. Hopefully the writing can keep up.

First look at AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6

Axis Variant cover
Axis Variant cover

 

 

Finally, we have some tasty tidbits about something Marvel. I just received this preview copy of Avengers and X-men: Axis #6. Things are changing in the Marvel Universe. Have a gander below and above at the artwork and panels provided by Marvel. Terry Dodson and Jim Cheung are doing great work over there. On-Sale – 11/19/14. Read on readers for Marvel’s full release.

 

This November, the X-Men are finished cowering in fear. The noble mutant nation is proud to rise up and take their rightful place as Homo Superior in the name of their new leader – Apocalypse! And they’ll put an end to anyone who stands in their way! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6 from blockbuster creators Rick Remender and Terry Dodson! Prepare for the senses shattering end to Act II: Inversion as the Marvel Universe descends into Act III: New World Disorder!

New York City now belongs to the mutants, taken over by those who once protected a world that hated and feared them. The Avengers as we know them are gone, twisted and corrupted. Battle lines will be drawn as friend and foe alike choose sides – and the battle for the survival begins. No fan can afford to miss this epic clash as sparks fly this November in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN: AXIS #6

For more on Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelAXIS and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6 (SEP140777)

Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by TERRY DODSON
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Inversion Variant by ESAD RIBIC (SEP140778)
Young Guns Variant by VALERIO SCHITI (SEP140779)

FOC – 10/27/14, On-Sale – 11/19/14

Some sweet panels from issue #6. Great to see Nightcrawler back.
Some sweet panels from issue #6. Great to see Nightcrawler back.

 

 

Mystique, Rogue and Nightcrawler? Classic Xmen action.
Mystique, Rogue and Nightcrawler? Classic Xmen action.
Doctor Strange looks to play and important role.
Doctor Strange looks to play and important role.
I'm not Not crazy about this variant.
I’m not Not crazy about this variant.