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Secret Wars #8: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

Secret Wars #8 Written by Jonathan Hickman Art by Esad Ribic Colors by Ive Svorcina Letters by Chris Eliopoulos Published by Marvel Comics   Here it is, the penultimate chapter of Marvel’s best crossover in almost a decade, and boy does it crank everything up to 11!  This is the final battle that reader’s have been waiting …

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‘Secret Wars’ #7: Prophets of Rage

Not only is Secret Wars #7 an enjoyable issue, it gets the train back on the tracks at such a crucial point in the miniseries. Questions raised in previous installments are answered, even if readers will feel at times as if they missed something between issues #6 and #7. It is safe to say however, with the cliffhangers of this and the previous issues, and with only two more issues to go before the miniseries concludes, Secret Wars is rounding out into form and promises to end with a boisterous bang.

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‘Secret Wars’ #4: Mr. Doom and Dr. Fantastic

Overall, issue four proves to be the weakest installment thus far as it slows the plot down to a crawl and feels purely like a transitional issue meant to set up the final half of the miniseries. If this is a necessary sacrifice to ensure that the final four issues will be even better than the first three, so be it. At this point, there should be no cause for alarm as readers should trust Jonathan Hickman with his plans. After three astonishing issues, and one decent issue, Secret Wars is still on pace to be Marvel’s best event since Civil War.

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‘Secret Wars’ #2 welcomes us to Battleworld

On “Californication”, the Red Hot Chili Peppers observe that “destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation”, a theory that Marvel apparently agrees with, as from the destruction of Earth-616 and Earth-1610 comes the genesis of Battleworld. Even though it’s about 30 years too late, Secret Wars is Marvel’s response to Crisis on Infinite Earths, and because of the sheer scope of the calamity at hand, this is the first time since Civil War that the actual crisis justifies a massive crossover event.

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Battle of the Atom Concludes with Big Consequences for the X-Men

X-Men Battle of the Atom #2 Writer: Jason Aaron Pencillers: Esad Ribic and Giuseppe Camuncoli Finishes: Andrew Currie and Tom Palmer Colorists: Ive Svorcina, Andres Mossa, and Guru eFX Publisher: Marvel There are lots of cooks in the Battle of the Atom kitchen which has four epilogues and a total of ten pencillers/inkers/finishers working on the …

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Thor: God of Thunder Gives New Meaning to Epic

Thor: God of Thunder Issues: 1-5 Writer: Jason Aaron Art: Esad Ribic Colour: Ive Svorcina Letter: VC’s Joe Sabino Cover(s): Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics “And this is how it ends. With blood and thunder. With hammer and sword. With one last stand at the gates of heaven…” One of the more appealing aspects of …

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