The Illuminati assembled after Black Panther discovered that another Earth was colliding with Earth-616. Reluctantly he called the Illuminati together to stop the collision. After long debate they decided that the only way to do so was to destroy the other Earth with the Infinity Gems, but had to find the Mind Gem that was in the possession of Charles Xavier before he died. Beast eventually recovered a memory implant put in his mind by Xavier, which asked him to take his place in the Illuminati, and where the gem was. As soon as Hank retrieved it, Namor, Black Bolt, and Captain America showed up and recruited him into their team.
They went to the location where the other Earth would hit and formed the Infinity Gauntlet, which got the attention of Uatu the Watcher, Galactus, and Thanos. The group decided Captain America should wield it. Cap fired the power at the other Earth, but something went wrong and caused all the Infinity Gems to shatter except the Time Gem, which suddenly vanished.
Furious race from Hell in a blazing arena of horror! Welcome to the scorching hot-track where cursed souls race at the speed of sin, anything and everything goes and the only rule is no rule- it’s the spectacle known as the Ghost Races; the most hellish “entertainment’ known to Battleworld! 1st place price: temporary freedom from the Arena, but what happens to the unlucky and unholy losers? It’s all out, high-speed warfare among the most bizarre and vicious Ghost Riders of the Marvel Universe!
It’s Kraven’s Last Hunt in Killville… and Detective Misty Knight and Paladin are the hunted! Lord Sinister’s secret weapon is his top shelf chef, Matt Murdock! But what happens when Sinister comes between Murdock and his love, rare food scout Collecktra?
In the altered realms of Battleworld, Angela and Sera are Witch Hunters, the scourges of King James’ England, 1602. In a land beset by magic and monstrosity, they seek a new and seductive evil, not witchbreed, but deal-making Faustians, who bargain with ancient creatures for unnatural power! Moral ambiguity? Fancy allusions? Margurite making the most of that English degree?
If you are reading and thoroughly engrossed in Secret Wars like I am, keeping up with the locations of all the characters and where they are within battleworld can be kind of tricky. So this is the Battleworld map that is featured at the end of Secret Wars #2 complete with legend to show the layout of the entire world. I’ll keep it updated and near the top as new issues come out and provide links next to the locations (underneath the maps) that show where the issues take place in relation to each other. I’ll do the best I can because some issues take place in multiple locations (Like issue #2 which starts in Doomgard, then moves to Bar Sinister, then moves to The Shield, then moves to an undisclosed location, only known as “the Schism”) or reference multiple locations but don’t (or haven’t) show them(yet). I hope you enjoy Secret Wars as much as I do!
The march of the tie-ins continues with everyone’s favorite unstoppable green Goliath in Planet Hulk #1, but how well does it stand up to the rest of Marvel’s massive summer event? Let’s find out.
Planet Hulk by writer Sam Humphries and artist Marc Laming takes us to the Northernmost part of Battleworld, on a continent separated from the rest of the planet by a vast ocean. This continent is known as “Greenland,” and is inhabited solely by a race of gamma irradiated beings. As one can imagine on a continent full of massive rage monsters, there is a significant amount of turmoil and unrest. The supreme ruler of Battleworld (can I say it? I mean, we’re three weeks into this thing, I don’t think I have to give a spoiler warning anymore, right?), Dr. Doom, decides to try and quell the turmoil by sending a gladiator champion, one Captain…
Deadpool has been transported to Battleworld during the first Secret Wars in 1984. He joins Captain America, Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine (and more!) as they wage their first battle on the mysterious planet. During the battle, Wade encounters Crusher Creel aka The Absorbing Man who tries to absorb his powers…