Secret Wars

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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars is a twelve-issue comic book crossover limited series published from May 1984 to April 1985 by Marvel Comics. The series was written by Jim Shooter with art by Mike Zeck and Bob Layton.


Publication history

The series was conceived by Marvel Comics' Editor-in-chief Jim Shooter:

Crossover titles include Amazing Spider-Man;[2] Avengers;[3] Captain America;[4] Hulk;[5]Iron Man;[6]The Thing;[7] Fantastic Four;[8] Marvel Team-Up;[9] Thor[10] and Uncanny X-Men[11]

A sequel titled Secret Wars II was published from July 1985 to March 1986.

Plot summary

A cosmic entity called the Beyonder observes the mainstream Marvel universe. Fascinated by the presence of superheroes on Earth and their potential, this entity chooses a group of both heroes and supervillains and teleports characters against their will to "Battleworld", a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy. This world has also been stocked with alien weapons and technology. The Beyonder then declares: "I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!"[12]

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