In an era where Marvel and DC are spending most of their time and resources duking it out for supremacy at the box office, it may be hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago the Big Two had quite a run of crossovers between their respective super hero universes.
The 90’s gave rise to crossovers such as Batman/Daredevil, Batman/Punisher, Batman/Captain America, Batman/Spider-Man…hmm…I guess they should more accurately be called Marvel and Batman crossovers.
Prior to that 90’s boom however, the crossing over of characters between the two companies was few and far between. After the break we’ll look at two of those starring the two companies biggest hitters (apologies to Batman): Superman and Spider-Man.
As usual, spoilers follow from here on out if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.
Well, the day is finally here. The last issue of Secret Wars is finally in our grubby little hands or sitting digitally on our computers, tablets or other electronic devices. It’s been a long time coming. I’ll look at the finale in all its spoiler-y glory after the cut.
Unfortunately for me (and probably for you), this is not my last Secret Wars post. I still have some odds and ends to finish up my walkthrough, namely twenty or so issues that I haven’t covered. (Excluding the Toys R Us exclusive giveaway Armor Wars #0.5…which I couldn’t find a copy of first or last.)
Each issue of a comic book series is usually a month apart. So if Secret Wars #1 came out in May 2015, January 2016 should see the release of…Secret Wars #9. Which is the exact issue that is coming out in two days time! I’m not sure why everyone is complaining about this series being excessively delayed. Looks like it is right on schedule. 🙂
But if you do need a reminder of what happened in issues #1-8, or you never picked up those issues and want to start with #9 for some reason or you’re Jenny and are just curious about Secret Wars but will never read it, check out the Marvel produced video after the break. Secret Wars, The Story So Far…
No theme to this post, just trying to clue up some odds and ends. After the cut I will take a look at series final issues: Red Skull #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4-5, Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #3-4 and Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4
Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde is a middle of the pack Secret Wars tie-in. Currently ranked 22nd in our Power Rankings, it is not a bad read, but doesn’t do much to stand out. What does make this series a bit unique is that the Star-Lord featured here is the actual, genuine, 100% original Star-Lord from the 616 Marvel Universe. Outside of the main series, very few of the life raft survivors have appeared anywhere, let alone had their own series. I’ll take a spoiler-y look at this series after the cut.
This week saw the release of Ultimate End #5, the second to last Secret Wars book. Now we just have to wait a month for the four month delayed finale to get the anticlimactic details on how Doom was defeated and everything basically returned to normal. Where All-New, All-Different seems to equal “we got Miles now and Wolverine is back (kinda)”.
Click through as I cover the fifth and final issues of the following books: Ultimate End #5, Planet Hulk #5, Secret Wars 2099 #5, Armor Wars #5, Spider-Verse #5, Inhumans: Attilan Rising #5, Inferno #5 and A-Force #5 .
As usual there are spoilers, so take care, especially with Ultimate End which is only days old. The others have been out a while.
The end is near for Secret Wars (well, there is still a month to go), but not for my write ups. Sigh. So much to do. Anyway, last week finally saw the release of Secret Wars #7 Part Two aka Secret Wars #8. I believe that only leaves the following for this long, long event:
Ultimate End #5 – December 16th Secret Wars #9 – January 13th, 2016
After the break I’ll take a look at that penultimate Secret Wars issue as well as play some catch-up with the following books: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3, Red Skull #2, Silver Surfer #15 and X-Men ’92 (Infinite) #6
Well, it took a lot longer and was a much more enjoyable journey than DC’s Convergence, but I think I’m officially burnt out on Secret Wars. I’m still looking forward to reading the last two issues, but with the new regular Marvel universe soldiering on almost as if nothing happened, and those two issues being months late, they are almost an afterthought at this point.
But, like the final days of Convergence I still have a lot of books to cover off in my attempt to read everything. Well, moreso, to blog about everything, the reading part is done. To keep myself interested now I have to make a game of it. I see how many times I can bounce Secret Wars and then try to break that record. No wait, that is a different game.
Click through as I cover, for no reason whatsoever, the fourth issue of the following books: Planet Hulk, Armor Wars, Inferno, Spider-Verse, A-Force, X-Tinction Agenda and Ultimate End.
Raise your hand if you’ve read the original Korvac Saga? Let’s see…anyone? Watson, put your hand down, I know you are lying. I haven’t read it either, and really don’t know much about it besides it had a small Spider-Man cameo. It took place in almost a dozen issues of Avengers at the end of the 70’s, so I assume they were involved. And I think I breifly saw the old school Guardians of the Galaxy as I flipped through looking for that Spider-Man appearance. So, they are in there too. And that’s about all I know.
Maybe if I did know more I might have more appreciation for the Secret Wars version of things. If you have read both, let me know. After the cut I’ll take a spoilery look at the 2015 Korvac Saga #1-#4.
The end is near for Secret Wars. After last weeks releases there are only 4 issues left in the event (I think), two of which are the conclusion to the main series. After the break I’ll have a look at Secret Wars #7 and two other series that wrapped up: Thors (I’ll look at Thors #3 and Thors #4) andSquadron Sinister with issue #4.