Inside Secret Wars: A Look at the "Warzones!" Books

So we’ve taken a look at what Secret Wars is about, what the “Last Days” are, and what the “Battleworld” books are. The “Battleworld” books take a look at events that cross different regions in Battleworld. The “Warzones!” books, however, take a look at specific stories in different individual regions. These are the… » 5/06/15 12:40pm 5/06/15 12:40pm

Inside Secret Wars: A Look at the "Battleworld" Books

So I’ve already explained what Secret Wars is about and gotten several comments to the effect of: this sounds confusing. And yes, it does. But while I will be reading the main mini-series, what is really interesting about Secret Wars to me is all of the side series, the “Battleworld” and “Warzones!” and “Last Days.”… » 5/04/15 10:30am 5/04/15 10:30am

A History of Marvel Crossovers: The Dark Age

When last we left off, Secret Wars was a massive success, which meant, of course, one thing: Secret Wars II. Unlike the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ages, however, the Dark Age of Comics is nebulous at best — some people state that it started after the publication of Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, when comics took a… » 4/04/15 12:26pm 4/04/15 12:26pm

A History of Marvel Crossovers: The Bronze Age

When last we left off, the Silver Age was coming to a close with the death of Gwen Stacy. The actual end was precipitated, however, a little bit before, with a two-part Spider-Man story involving the standard "drugs are bad" lesson — a story the Comics Code Authority refused to authorized because they forbade any » 4/03/15 4:30am 4/03/15 4:30am

A History of Marvel Crossovers: The Silver Age

When last we left off, superhero comics had waned and been replaced by horror comics. In the Golden Age of Marvel, most heroes inhabited separate worlds, rarely crossing over, with two exceptions: the Human Torch/Sub-Mariner fight and the short-lived All-Winners Squad. When Timely Comics became Atlas, they tried to… » 4/02/15 11:20am 4/02/15 11:20am