Big Issues: Secret Wars #2 pulls from Game Of Thrones to create a new Marvel landscape

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week it’s Secret Wars #2. Written by Jonathan Hickman (New Avengers, East Of West) with art by Esad Ribic (Thor: God Of Thunder, Uncanny X-Force) and colorist Ive Svorcina (Thor: God Of Thunder, Starlight), this issue introduces a new Marvel universe that incorporates elements from all of Marvel Comics history and brings them together for a Game Of Thrones-inspired story on Battleworld. (This review reveals major plot points.)

The old Marvel Universe is dead.

Will it still be dead at the end of Secret Wars? Maybe. But for now, the Marvel Universe comic readers have known for decades is dust, destroyed by writer Jonathan Hickman at the end of his two-and-a-half-year run on Avengers and New Avengers. Last week’s Secret Wars #1 was essentially an epilogue to those two series, making it an …

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