With the Marvel Universe coming to a close we’ve just learned eight new locations for the ‘Battleworld‘ that will replace it. The interactive map that they have been developing to show off the new Marvel Universe has expanded with eight new areas. Some of them will be quite familiar to long time Marvel readers while a couple are also pretty surprising.
Lets take a look at the new areas where we will see the ‘Secret Wars’ play out in the upcoming rearranged Marvel Universe:
Barbarians, dark sorcerers, dragons, might and magic! Once a great king and conqueror, the former barbarian warlord, Arkon, was trained to kill since birth with sword or axe or hardened bolts of lightning that he keeps in a quiver on his back. But in this new dominion of Battleworld, he’s lost and alone in a land he can’t explain or understand. A world where he has to fight every day just to survive, as each bend in the road brings new horrors, new monsters, new awful ways to die or go mad.
Squadron Supreme is the super hero team of Earth-S, a parallel universe quite different than our own. Discover the sole heroes of this world, and find out why the Squadron is a formidable force in their own universe and across Marvel’s many universes!
The Inhumans. They’re Marvel’s most evolved alien race, an ancient species of man blessed with strange and remarkable power. They are the Inhumans; born from the mutating Terrigen Mists which unlocks their full potential. For centuries the Inhumans led a secluded life on Earth’s moon in a city known as Attilan. Today they walk among us, reminding humanity of its capacity for change. Discover Inhumanity.
The Marvel Universe! In the midst of multiverse madness, it’s important to celebrate the classics. Presenting the mainstream Marvel Universe! 1961-1963 saw the birth of Marvel’s modern age, marking a transition from Timely Comics, original publishing house launched in 1939. Readers were introduced to creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the original Bullpen, through comics that embraced modern heroes and narrative. Check out our earliest titles, and discover where it all began!
Ultimate Marvel. In the Ultimate Universe, familiar heroes and villains are re-booted for the contemporary reader. Defined by its edginess and explosive action, Ultimate Marvel has introduced new generations of fans to classic characters. Now, with its final moments on the horizon, check out our favorite Ultimate Marvel moments!
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K.: Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing. As the literal brainchild of Advanced Idea Mechanics, (A.I.M.), M.O.D.O.K. has long terrorized Marvel heroes with his computer-like mind and psionic powers. Discover the weird science of M.O.D.O.K., or forever submit to his will.
Mutant Massacre! The Marauders – professional mutant assassins, employed by a mysterious evil, with the job of wiping out the entire Morlock community living beneath the streets of Manhattan. And the only hope of salvation lies in the hands of the X-Men!
S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Earth’s Watchdog organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. uses cutting-edge tech and espionage to eliminate threats before they emerge. There are no secrets from S.H.I.E.L.D., no superhuman risk too great. Check out our counterintelligence files, outlining S.H.I.E.L.D. history and current operations.
As I’m not still fully sold on this event in the first place, I’m clearly most interested in what parts of the 616 (the current Marvel Universe) and 1610 (the Ultimate Marvel comics) universes that they keep intact. I’m a little worried on exactly how many of our current fan favorite characters are going to be getting some massive overhauls when this event plays out.
Which of the eight new areas has you most excited for the upcoming Battleworld that will be featured in ‘Secret Wars’? Share your thoughts below True Believers!