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    Default Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Battleworld 1 Preview. Defalco/Olliffe


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    Peak Spider-Man content is here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainUniverse View Post
    Peak Spider-Man content is here!
    DeFalco always was one of my faves.
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    A funny thing happened to Peter after Secret Wars.

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    I swear I saw a cover for this series that had Hobgoblin, Zemo, Electro and Constrictor attacking Spidey and the Torch. (Which were all villains released in the Mattel "Secret Wars" toyline.) I wonder if Falcon, Iceman and Daredevil will appear at some point?

    This is book I am eagerly awaiting. Unlike others I really enjoyed the classic Secret Wars, as a child I thought the enigmatic Beyonder was a very fascinating concept and I liked seeing a huge team of Marvel's popular superheroes pitted against a huge team of villains. I also liked that every hero got some development over the course of the series, (Rogue questioning whether or not she should side with the villains, Colossus's doomed love affair, etc.) Whereas, in a lot of modern events most characters exist solely as wallpaper or at best cover bait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta View Post
    Unlike others I really enjoyed the classic Secret Wars, as a child I thought the enigmatic Beyonder was a very fascinating concept and I liked seeing a huge team of Marvel's popular superheroes pitted against a huge team of villains. I also liked that every hero got some development over the course of the series, (Rogue questioning whether or not she should side with the villains, Colossus's doomed love affair, etc.)
    It was much much better than it had any right to be.
    One of the interesting things is that it interrogates its own concept at just about every point. Magneto is put in with the good guys; Galactus, Ultron, and the Lizard are put in with the bad guys and proceed to react completely differently to the set up.
    (The Lizard scenes don't work nearly so well if you have Shed in your head, which makes the Lizard into a two-dimensional clear villain pretty much. Secret Wars which I think deliberately diversifies the types of villain it includes is by far the more interesting story.)
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    Oof, I'm getting serious "editorial mandate" vibes from this one.

    I really don't get what value can be added to Secret Wars from a storytelling perspective and I'm always very wary when a later writer tries to recontextualise events. I can't think of a time it went well.

    I wonder if this will reference Deadpool getting the symbiote before Spidey, and turning it mad? That was SO good. *heavy sarcasm*
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    "*sigh* I hoped it was for the miracle."

    Dan Watters' Azrael was incredible, a constant delight and perhaps too good for this world (but not the Forth). For the love of St. Dumas, DC, give us more!!!

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    After all these years I still think Pat Olliffe's art looks great!

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    Much of this issue after the retelling of the events from Secret Wars (all the way up to Doom's defeat and the Beyonder reclaiming his powers) is Spider-man bouncing around the fabric of reality fighting giant monsters. He accidentally pulls the Torch into the situation who is less then pleased to be there. The issue ends when the Absorbing Man appears along with the Hobgoblin, and they begin to chase Spidey. I think issue 2 is going to be a lot more fun than this set up issue, as the cover shows Absorbing Man and Hobgoblin alongside Zemo, Electro and Constrictor attacking our heroes. That gives us our 5 mystery "secret shield" mystery villains from the recap page. I wonder what heroes will join Spidey? I am assuming Torch takes a slot, so that leaves 3 more. I remember the toyline had action figures for Falcon, Iceman and Daredevil, who like Zemo, Hobgoblin, Electro and Constrictor did not originally appear in the comics.
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