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Shooter, Beatty, and Zeck Reunite for a Secret Wars 30th Anniversary Tour

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Reading about the original Secret Wars from 1984 is fascinating on many levels. Between Sean Howe’s excellent retelling of the story behind the story (of Secret Wars) in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story and Marvel’s massive reboot of the saga, there’s a lot to be curious about. Thankfully, former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief and Secret Wars writer Jim Shooter is joining the series penciller Mike Zeck and inker John Beatty for an upcoming convention convention circuit. Their tour was announced on the sly via Zeck’s website, here’s a look at Beatty’s website as well. With the imminent 30 Year Anniversary of Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars fast approaching, uncovering more news about the behind-the-scenes info that the panel may announce is going to be a must for comics historians. Here’s Zeck on the tour and a list of shows that the group will be attending:

It’s been about 30 years since I last appeared at a convention with Jim Shooter. Starting this summer we’re going to be tour buddies again! Once Shooter, Beatty, and I committed to appear at the Florida SuperCon, other organizers saw the benefit of bringing the Secret Wars team together again. This being the 30th anniversary of the original Secret Wars and this being the year that Marvel is publishing a new Secret Wars series, it only makes sense. So something of a “Secret Wars Tour” is forming!

For further reading start with Tom Spurgeon’s interview piece with Sean Howe, then go purchase Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

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  1. I found “Secret Wars I” to be unreadable, although most people seemed to love it in 1984 (except for people who worked for the Comics Journal, of course).

    Almost everyone hated “Secret Wars II” a year later, but I find it fascinating. It’s bizarre and surreal; Jim Shooter seems to have unleashed his id on this one. (Steve Gerber was one of his targets.) As Howe writes in his Marvel book, “SW II” mixes heavy-handed expository dialogue, which seems to have been written for young children, with references to drugs and prostitution. Who was this comic written for?

  2. the band’s getting back together and going on tour? i used to go see these guys when they were the opening act for the stones. man, i hope they play all their hits. too bad, it looks like they ain’t gonna play the javits center. maybe i can catch them in baltimore.

  3. the band’s getting back together and going on tour? i would see these guys when they would open for the stones. too bad tho’, it looks like they ain’t gonna play the javits center, maybe i can catch them in baltimore. man, i hope they play all their hits.

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