Are the fires of Limbo truly ‘must-see’? What’s the best way to cross the desolate Wastelands without getting torn to shreds? Let me be your guide to Battleworld.
Long, long ago, back in ye olde 1980s, the Mattel toy company decided that superheroes were going to be the next big thing. But if they were going to team-up with Marvel to sell epic play sets, then they wanted a big comic book event to go with it. The keywords coming out of the focus group were ‘secret,’ ‘wars,’ and ‘everybody,’ and so the Secret Wars (where heroes and villains from around the world were sent to an alien planet to fight to the death) was born. Now Marvel’s throwing everything into a new blender with months of comics featuring alternate universe versions of the characters we love, and seeing what sticks to the sides. It’s complicated, it’s confusing, it’s bananas. Hopefully, it’ll also be fun – because I’m determined to read every single issue.
Looking for advice on what to read in comics and graphic novels? Let me help.
While I tend to fall for high-concept shows, a lot of the shows that I came to love later in their lives had less than stellar pilots.