Although the book is already shipping late, these Secret Wars just can’t be contained, and the Marvel blockbuster of exposing universes is adding a 9th issue—because 8 was NOT enough. Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic and cover artist Alex Ross ride out the storm with the issue, which ships in December.

“Apparently, Secret Wars is even bigger than we thought it was,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “To help Jonathan and Esad conclude this epic event as big and bombastically as it started, we are adding an extra issue.  That means one more month of the suspense, action and game-changing storytelling that fans and retailers have been clamoring for since the final incursion started.”
Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic will extend their stay on Battleworld for one more epic issue. Allowing their cataclysmic story to wrap up as intended, this additional issue will bring Secret Wars to its explosive conclusion. Paving the way for the future, be there for the genesis of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.
“This extra issue will not affect any of the new launches as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel,“ says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “But there might be a surprise or two left over from Battleworld you weren’t expecting. In fact, like the original Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, some of those puzzle pieces will hit the Marvel Universe before the event concludes. But if you want to see how they all fit together, you don’t want to miss these last few issues.


  1. So…if I’m reading this right, issue 1 was so big they had to make a $5 book; issue 2 was so big they had to make it a $6 book, and issue 8 will be so big they have to make it two $4 books and ship them a month or more apart…or an $8 book. Maybe a $9 or $10 one, since they didn’t release price points yet. So glad I finally hopped off this train.

  2. Re: Hickman’s Avengers, I honestly can’t believe I read the whole bloody thing. I appreciate the tapestry he was weaving, but all I remember are plot points, usually the same ones ad infinitum. Or maybe my tastes were changing as it was being released; it happens. By the time Secret Wars started shipping, my financial situation had changed as well. Why would I continue to spend money on a story that’s lost me? It’s a shame Marvel keeps upping the price and adding story beats for the sake of page counts, because I’ve hit my threshold with their mainline super-books (to say nothing of other types of disdain their editorial staff has been demonstrating, but that’s a whole other story).

  3. He really knows how to write the Fantastic Four and Doom and this book has really become about those core characters. If you liked his F4 run and read through Avengers, I would recommend checking this out once it hits your local library, I would also suggest Marvel Unlimited, $10 a month for most of their comics and all new ones 6 months or older.

  4. “That means one more month of the suspense, action and game-changing storytelling that fans and retailers have been clamoring for since the final incursion started”

    As I said on comicbloc, we’ve been clamoring for it because we haven’t GOTTEN it yet. This pseudo intellectual clap trap disguised as storytelling is moving at a pace glaciers would find slow. We’ve been reading a main book where NOTHING happens and a universe full of What If? stories that 99% of which won’t matter when the universe is reborn.All so we can get Miles morales in the 616 and bring back a Logan character?

    Marvel and DC need to look back at the original Secret Wars and CoIE and see how events were done right. CoIE had similar stakes to what this event is purporting and IMO the readers were NEVER bored or waiting for things to happen. In this case, 5 months in and there’s been one action scene in the main book? And for what? Old victor “can’t seem to win for losing” von doom will again screw it up and again give up his ultimate power and again slink off to curse Richards again.


    Wake me when the universe reboots.

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