The truth behind ‘Secret Wars‘ has emerging! A true homage to the original series, Marvel’s video gives us a good idea of what’s in store…
The core concept was designed by Jonathan Hickman, and every one of the many teaser images is its own story slotting somehow into the greater whole. Spin-offs are divided into ‘Last Days‘, ‘Battleworld‘ and ‘Warzone!‘, and the result will be a Marvel Universe that has been transformed. This promises to be epic!
But how did we get here? What build-up is going on? What threads are hopefully going to be tied together? According to Axel Alonso, every book in Marvel is heading for this event. So in this post I’m going to identify some things that are clearly part of it – and also a few that really seem like they’re going to be…
AGE OF ULTRON
Personally, I take all this back to ‘Age of Ultron‘, published in 2013. This was an epic time-travelling arc in which history got rewritten a couple of times; it all ended with time being shattered apart.
The consequences were enormous. Galactus somehow crossed over to the Ultimate universe; meanwhile the barriers between our reality and the Tenth Realm were weakened (they were broken this year in ‘Original Sin‘), and Angela, Thor’s sister, emerged!
But what does it mean to say ‘time was broken’? What were the consequences? How is this all going to work out? My instinct is that the Tenth Realm will be somehow important.