The final issue of Marvel’s everything-changing event series bids farewell to the fictional father figure of its superhero reality. Reed Richards doesn’t exit the stage quite the way we’ve been led to believe, either.
There are lots of Spider-people in the Marvel Universe right now. But only two of them call themselves Spider-Man. One, of course, is the newly-rich Peter Parker, originator of the wall-crawler identity. The other is an alternate-reality successor to the Spider-mantle named Miles Morales. This week, we see Miles play…
The guy standing next to Doctor Doom is Jonathan Hickman, the comics writer behind Marvel’s big-but-hella-late Secret Wars event. Doom is not pleased with him.
In Marvel’s Secret Wars series, Victor Von Doom now has the omnipotence of a god. But it’s beginning to look like having the power to rebuild the universe hasn’t saved him from being a deeply flawed man.
The second most-surprising thing about Marvel Comics’ big 2015 crossover comic book event is that it’s very good. These epics tend to disappoint, but not this one. The bigger surprise? Even the comics tying into it are mostly really good. That never happens.
Superheroes fight each other all the time. Usually, they get over it and pound the real bad guys into the ground. But in the new Civil War comic, which is an alternate-reality continuation of a 2006 Marvel crossover of the same name, Captain America and Iron Man are ready to do some real messed-up things. Like…
Fourteen years ago, a run of X-Men comics took Marvel’s famous mutants out of superhero costumes, put them in rockstar leather uniforms and detoured away from years of dead-end storylines. The X-Men got much cooler. This week, we get to see what happens when the X-Men’s cool runs out.
In a way, nothing matters in the comics Marvel is publishing right now. The future of the company’s superhero universe just got officially revealed today, via teasers that leaked out earlier this week. And the Fantastic Four—as a team and as a family—is nowhere to be seen. Secret Wars might hold the reason why.
Marvel’s current mega-crossover has put one of its biggest villains in charge of everything. And the law enforcement officers making sure that Doctor Doom’s will gets obeyed are all Thor. All of them Thor; all of them cops.
Giant, floating mountains that have eyes. Intelligent apes who live underwater. A demolition derby where every Ghost Rider races and kills each other over and over again. Please, Marvel Comics, put some of this tomfoolery in your big fall relaunch next to the new Wolverine.
Tony Stark’s Iron Man is easily one the most popular character in the Marvel movie-verse. Once the Secret Wars smoke clears, Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez are tasked with making him just as popular on the comic page. It’s not going to be easy.
Ever since yesterday, Marvel’s been talking about how the next version of their superhero universe will look a whole lot different. And a new teaser image gives a glimpse of even more changes, including a female Wolverine. Time to put on our thinking caps, true believers.
A question debated by geeks for decades gets answered in this week’s issue of Secret Wars. Spoilers ahead.
Eight years ago, in a Marvel Universe far, far away, Spider-Man was married. Then Marvel editorial had him make a deal with the devil—a villain called Mephisto—and he wasn’t a husband anymore, like it had never happened. It was stupid. People hated it. This week, Marvel’s teasing fans with the a world where that…
The Marvel Universe we knew is dead. In its place is a new gestalt planet, stitched together from pieces of the preceding multiverse by the all-powerful will of Dr. Doom. This week, we’ll get our first real glimpses of the realms that make up Battleworld.
A bizarre patchwork planet. A police corps made up of hundreds of Thors. A major supervillain finally getting his lifelong wish. Yep, Secret Wars is ramping up in the best way.
Marvel Comics is doing Secret Wars again. That means big drama is about to hit for Iron Man, Hulk, the X-Men and the publisher’s other superheroes. Everything will change in significant ways. You might even understand some of it.
The Marvel Universe is going to be changing in a big way this year, though it's not quite clear yet just how significant those shifts will be. Still, now's a perfect time to fantasize about what might happen after the publisher's next crossover. Like maybe Miles Morales as the main Spider-Man?
In the 1980s, the bestselling Secret Wars miniseries was an antecedent to today's comic book mega-events, as it featured almost all of Marvel's marquee heroes and villains beating the tar out of each other. But how was it named?