Why Do Big Comic Crossovers Always Have To Be About Alternate Universes?

Everybody loves alternate universes — TV's Fringe proved that meeting different versions of the same character is always fascinating. But when it comes to superhero comics, though, every big storyline is about universes colliding. Here's why the superhero publishers are running the multiverse into the ground. » 4/14/15 9:30am 4/14/15 9:30am

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

Marvel Is Putting Out A Faux-Newspaper To Try And Explain Secret Wars

Even if you've been following our coverage of Marvel's Secret Wars event, it would be understandable if you're confused as to what the hell is actually going on in the Marvel Comics universe. Marvel understands, so it's releasing a handy guide to the event next month. The problem? IT'S JUST AS CONFUSING. » 3/30/15 1:30pm 3/30/15 1:30pm

My hopes and speculation for the post-Secret Wars Marvel universe

I'm a massive Marvel fan, and with the complete "All New All Different Avengers" revealed, including the creative team of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar, it's clearly time to look past Secret Wars and make some educated guesses and wild speculation. And a few of my personal hopes and fears to go with it! » 3/26/15 6:02pm 3/26/15 6:02pm

The Secret Villain Responsible for Secret Wars Revealed

Since New Avengers #1 in March of 2013, the Marvel universe has had to deal with the Incursions — two universes colliding together and obliterating each other if one Earth isn't destroyed in time. This will eventually result in Battleworld and the Secret Wars. The reason given for the Incursions was that in one… » 3/15/15 11:03am 3/15/15 11:03am

All of Marvel's Secret Wars, in one handy box

Secret Wars is back next year, and it's bringing everything with it - even the damn action figures. Not read the mid-eighties classic and want to catch up ready for next year? Marvel will have you covered with this slipcase filled with everything you need to know about one of their most famous crossovers. » 11/23/14 2:09pm 11/23/14 2:09pm