Friday, October 10, 2014

Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars announced for 2015

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier in the Marvel Universe... THIS HAPPENS.

Announced in USA Today and reported by Newsarama, the House of Ideas has revealed as part of their Marvel 75th Anniversary slideshow presentation in the New York Comic Con their plan for 2015... And it's titled Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars.

If the title bears any familiarity to longtime Marvel fans, it's because it harkens back to 30 years ago... When the first Secret Wars was initiated by a being known as The Beyonder, who plucked some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villians and put them in a world to do battle against one another in a world called "Battleworld". The premise has been revisited in a sequel and used through other means... But this will be the first mega-crossover that involves no other characters BUT members of The Avengers and their past/ alternate counterparts (as well as Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man), as depicted in this solid poster by the great artist himself, Alex Ross.

While no concrete details have been given for the storyline, it will launch in May 2015 (the same month as Avengers: Age of Ultron) and will be written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Esad Ribic. Marvel Senior VP of Publishing Tom Brevoort went on to say:

""However massive you think this is, let me assure you it is bigger than that. It's by far the craziest thing I've dealt with."

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