Two years ago, the Marvel Universe collided with Fortnite when Marvel characters appeared in season 4 of the massively-successful video game franchise from Epic Games in addition to a comic book crossover published by Marvel. Get ready for another crossover as today the publisher announced a FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR 5-issue limited series debuting this June.
The series will be written by Christos Gage and Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard with art by Sergio Davíla. The cover of the first issue will be drawn by Leinil Francis Yu. No additional members of the creative team were mentioned in the press release. Gage of course, is no stranger to comic book Fortnite crossovers having written the hugely successful Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point limited series for the Distinguished Competition.
Following the success of the 2020 crossover, FORTNITE X MARVEL – NEXUS WAR: THOR, the upcoming mini-series collaboration with Fortnite will feature some of Marvel’s greatest heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man and Shuri. The comic’s story follows the inhabitants on the Island who are locked in what seems to be a never-ending war, and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide — a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man and Wolverine team up with Shuri and several fan-favorites from Fortnite to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. Will these allies be able to find it in time and avert catastrophe? And can the heroes of Marvel and Fortnite’s realities hold off the Imagined Order long enough to give them a fighting chance?
Editor Alanna Smith teased Marvel and Fornite fans on what’s to come in this new crossover:
“At its heart, the series is an adventure story, with characters from both universes coming together to go on a treasure hunt into the deepest, darkest depths of the Marvel Universe. Donald Mustard and Christos Gage have such a deep love for both Fortnite and Marvel, and Sergio Davíla is turning in some absolutely unreal pages. Having the amazing Leinil Francis Yu on main covers and a killer lineup of Marvel artists on variants has been a real gift as well. This is going to be the ultimate team-up, where the best of both Fortnite and Marvel are represented.”
Much like previous Fornite crossover comics, the print version of each issue will include a redeemable code to unlock a bonus digital cosmetic. In addition, Marvel Unlimited subscribers will receive an additional cosmetic if they read all five issues. If that limited time offer wasn’t enough, all five issues of FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR will be available on the Marvel Unlimited app at the release of the final issue of the limited series in stores.
Look for FORTNITE X MARVEL: ZERO WAR #1 to arrive this June