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Marvel Extends “Secret Wars” Event

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 10:35 am by Tyler Waterman

The event may have secret in the name, but its success is anything but. In a comic community that rarely sees eye-to-eye on anything, this book has achieved a general consensus of “this is awesome” from nearly everyone, which means today’s news out of Marvel should put a smile on the faces of every reader!

Secret Wars has been deemed too epic to be contained by the initially planned eight-issue run, and a ninth issue has been added to the series. Not only is this a great move for fans of the event, it’s also refreshing to see a major publisher change plans for the story, as opposed to forcing a change on the story to fit the original plan. A tip of the Geek Legacy cap to Marvel editors for what’s clearly a classy move, and three cheers to Hickman and Ribic for bringing us even more Secret Wars goodness!

Check out the official press release below for more details, as well as a look at the epic new Alex Ross cover!

SECRET WARS #9! The Biggest Marvel Story of All Time Just Got Bigger!

It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat. The biggest Marvel event of all time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And if you thought it couldn’t get bigger – you thought wrong. Today Marvel is pleased to announce the expansion of the blockbuster Secret Wars event with SECRET WARS #9 – coming to comic shops later this year!

“Apparently, Secret Wars is even bigger than we thought it was,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “To help Jonathan and Esad conclude this epic event as big and bombastically as it started, we are adding an extra issue.  That means one more month of the suspense, action and game-changing storytelling that fans and retailers have been clamoring for since the final incursion started.”

Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic will extend their stay on Battleworld for one more epic issue. Allowing their cataclysmic story to wrap up as intended, this additional issue will bring Secret Wars to its explosive conclusion. Paving the way for the future, be there for the genesis of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.

“This extra issue will not affect any of the new launches as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel,“ says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “But there might be a surprise or two left over from Battleworld you weren’t expecting. In fact, like the original Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, some of those puzzle pieces will hit the Marvel Universe before the event concludes. But if you want to see how they all fit together, you don’t want to miss these last few issues.

Battleworld teeters on the brink. What will become of this strange patchwork planet? Who lives? Who dies? One thing is for certain – nobody will come back from Battleworld the same after SECRET WARS #9 this December!

SECRET WARS #9
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale in December!

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