We’ve been hearing about Secret Wars for almost a year now. We’ve been told Battleworld will be back and that each of the recently announced series will take place in one of the ‘zones’ in Battleworld. Today, Marvel almost revealed their cards with a map of Battleworld.
As you can see in the picture above, there’s a lot going on in Battleworld. Each zone (so far) has been represented by a series. For example, Limbo will take place in the page of “Inferno,” K’un Lun will take place in the page of “Master of Kung Fu,” etc. However, we still have 9 series that are classified, BUT we have seen covers for 8 series that have not been announced. So far “Years of Future Past,” “House of M,” “Renew Your Vows,” “Civil War,” “Armor Wars,” “Age of Apocalypse,” “X-Men ’92,” and “A vs. X” have still not been given proper series announcements.
Some have speculated that these series might not be released in May and June like the others and that they may show up in July or a later date. We’ll keep you up to date on all things Secret Wars so stay tuned. Marvel also released the following press release today –
Behold the SECRET WARS BATTLEBOARD!
New York, NY—March 6th, 2015— The release of SECRET WARS #1 is just around the corner! But before fans everywhere sink their teeth into the biggest comic event of the year, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the Secret Wars Battleboard! A brand-new promo item available at participating comic shops and retailers, the Battleboard will be released in conjunction with the highly anticipated SECRET WARS #1.
A premium, foldout map printed on laminated cardstock, the Battleboard is your guide to the new patchwork planet of Secret Wars. From the untamed wilds the North to the festering wastes in the South – explore every corner of this strange new realm with this oversized, 13.25 x 20.375 map! The Battleboard also features cover images for every exciting Secret Wars title launching throughout May and June!
In addition to the Secret Wars Battleboard, qualifying retailers will have access to exclusive launch party items including lithographs, special variant covers and more! Retailers are encouraged to inquire with your Diamond representative and check upcoming Marvel Mailers for more information.
SECRET WARS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (FEB150659)
SECRET WARS #1
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN (FEB150650)
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC (FEB150656)
Variant Cover by AMANDA CONNOR (FEB150655)
Variant Cover by Jim Cheung (FEB150651)
Party Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY (FEB150663)
Connecting Variant by SIMONE BIANCHI (FEB150653)
Classic Variant by BUTCH GUICE (FEB150652)
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (FEB150657)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB150654)
Blank Variant Also Available (FEB150658)
FOC – 03/09/15, On-Sale – 05/06/15