With many of their company wide events, Marvel likes to publish a “Guide” book to help those that may be lost about what circumstances lead to the current crossover and who the main players are.
Even being the completist that I am, I almost never read these. The problem for me is the format. They are just page after page of very small text with the occasional recycled image added where appropriate.
But since I’m attempting to read all of Secret Wars, will I manage to read this as well? Answer: no. So the question becomes, should you? Find out after the cut. (Spoilers: no, no you shouldn’t.)