Marvel Secret Wars

Marvel to Return to the Original Secret Wars in Upcoming Limited Series

Marvel has announced that it will be returning to the original Secret Wars event in an upcoming comic event titled Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld.

On Marvel’s official website, it was revealed that Issue #1 of the new limited series will debut on November 22. Written by Tom DeFalco with art by Pat Olliffe, the four-issue event will star Spider-Man and Fantastic Four member the Human Torch and promises to “expose never-before-told secrets” from the iconic 1984 comic storyline. New information about the motivations of the antagonistic cosmic entity The Beyonder will be revealed alongside appearances from characters fans “didn’t even know fought in the Secret Wars.”

“Pat Olliffe and I were handed a daunting creative challenge,” DeFalco stated. “We were asked to do a sequel/new tale of a classic Marvel story that first saw print 40 years ago and created ripples that are still felt throughout the universe today. Since we share a kinship with a certain web-swinger (and his family), we were also compelled to do a story that ripped to his core and defined his unique place in the Marvel Universe while examining the budding relationship with his new black costume. With the aid of editors Mark Basso and Drew Baumgartner, Pat and I constructed a tale that we believe has repercussions for today’s readers and creative ripples that we hope will still be felt 40 years from now.”

Check out the first issue’s cover and variant covers below:

The new event’s description reads:

“The mysteries of the Secret Wars deepen! Get ready for an all-new cataclysmic battle from when Spider-Man first got his alien costume and a mysterious being called the Beyonder assembled super heroes and villains from Earth to do battle on a patchwork planet. Witness now an untold adventure set during the original Secret Wars!”

What was the original Secret Wars about?

“The most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe square off on Battleworld with the victor promised their greatest dreams and desires,” reads the original event’s synopsis. “Writer Jim Shooter and artists Mike Zeck and Bob Layton introduce the Beyonder in a 12-issue event featuring the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Magneto, Doctor Doom and more!”