Ok comic book fans, yesterday Marvel announced at a press conference at Midtown Comic to end all announcements! Marvel Universe as we know it will be coming to an end! Let us take a moment to remember the universe that many generation grew up on...... R.I.P Marvel Universe 1961-2015. But don't stress True Believers, from Death comes Life. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort both discuss the May-debuting event series from Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic.
The big news delivered during the event is that the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe will combine in the inciting incident of "Secret Wars," in an "incursion" as described in Hickman's "Avengers" and "New Avengers" run. The end result is Battleworld, which has been previously partly revealed by a series of teaser images drawing off of past Marvel history -- and it's not just those two prominent universes that will be colliding.
"The Ultimate Universe, the Marvel Universe, they're going to slap together," Alonso said. "Imagine two pizzas: They're going to combine toppings, some toppings are going to drop off. And that is the Marvel Universe moving forward. It's more than the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe, it's all the universes you can imagine. That is the Marvel Universe going forward."
The series of previously released teasers only represent about half of the Battleworld landscape, as revealed by Marvel. Multiple announcements are planned over the next two weeks for more stories tying in to "Secret Wars."
The news has raised many questions, including what Marvel's publishing line will look like as a whole during the course of "Secret Wars" and what shape the Marvel Universe will be in after the event. We will bring you more as it soon as it's out.
by Sean Tucker