I think I’ve read every appearance of Miles Morales. I’m working on reading every appearance of Peter Parker. But now that the Ultimate and 616 universes have been blended together, it brings up some questions. More on this and Spider-Man #3 (with spoilers) after the break.
In an event that is rife with ideas and revisited storylines from the 70’s on up, there is still room for it to be unique. One of those new ideas is that of The Shield. A planet wide border wall that keeps the likes of Marvel Zombies, Ultron and the Annihilation Wave from overruning the more “civil” domains on the rest of Battleworld.
The Shield and the domains it protects the rest of the planet from, are also where anyone that defies God Doom and his rules are cast. Sentenced to either serve for the rest of their days as a defender of The Shield or to fight to stay alive against the horrors on the other side.
This concept has been the backbone of some great series (Siege, Marvel Zombies, Infinity Gauntlet) but also of some that started with great set ups and promise and fell flat (Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies, Red Skull).
After the break I’ll look at this weeks biggest movers including Red Skull as well as get Tom and Ryan’s thoughts on the most over and underrated series.
I’m trying to read all the Secret Wars issues in the order they come out, but unlike what I’ve done with Convergence, I haven’t pigeon-holed myself. Hence the title of these posts is not “Week Two, Part Two” or something similar. Sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to jump ahead. Out of pure curiosity, or to avoid spoilers. It’s for that reason that this post sees a bit of a mish-mash between some of the first releases and some of the more recent.
Spoilers after the break for Planet Hulk #1, Loki: Agent of Asgard #14, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 and Secret Wars: Battleworld #2.
Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com. The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.
Marvel confirmed a few more zones on Battleworld this week. Some have been rumored for a while and already have tie-in books announced (like Planet Hulk above), while there were also a few surprises. What any of this all really means, we’re not really sure yet. Let’s have a look at the updates…
Greenland – PLANET HULK
Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes… and the Incredible Hulk!