It’s official! Marvel is delving into another epic, universe-spanning event come April 2019. On Nov. 16, Marvel announced War of the Realms, which will span six issues over three months. Award-winning creators Jason Aron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson will helm the event, which according to a press release is of “unparalleled scale.”
War of the Realms will feature Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Venom and more. The promo image also features She-Hulk, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Luke Cage, The Punisher and tons of others.
In true Marvel event style, War of the Realms has been in the works for a long time.
“I have been building towards War of the Realms for the entire duration of my Thor run,” Aaron teased in a statement. “So we’re talking six years and 80-something issues and counting. This is a war that covers the entire globe and involves the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe, as you can see in this amazing promo piece by my Mighty Thor collaborators, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, who I’m so thrilled to be working with again on War of the Realms.”
For more about War of the Realms, check out Earth’s Mightiest Show on Marvel.com, and stay tuned for more information to come!
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bustle, The Mary Sue, SheKnows, The Tempest, Rogues Portal, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is also the co-creator of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat women and non-binary creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Rhode Island with her spouse and cats.