Marvel’s going back to the well for one of the mid-80s bigger hits in the form of Secret Wars. Reports have Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic working on a year-long story that will follow the “Time Runs Out.”
Marvel told the whole story to USA Today and it’s a doozy. Reportedly, Hickman has been planning this since taking over the Avengers books to years ago. How many ties-ins will this have?
Marvel announced Thursday night at New York Comic Con that the new company-wideSecret Wars comic — written by Avengers scribe Jonathan Hickman and drawn byEsad Ribic — will not only affect the entire publishing side when it debuts in the spring but boasts a story that crosses over to digital platforms, introduces new consumer products from various licensees and will work in a synergistic fashion across the Marvel brand.
Holy buzzword bingo card, Batman! (Whoops, wrong publisher.)
At any rate, it sure sounds like they’re going to be having all kinds of tie-ins anywhere they can possible fit one in. I think we can expect a Secret Wars + Digital announcement at SXSW this year, since that’s where Marvel likes to make the big digital announcements.
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