Have you ever sat down and tried to read all the various Secret Wars tie-ins from Marvel's absolutely massive 2015 crossover event? There are literally hundreds of tie-in issues featured across dozens and dozens of miniseries. It makes sense that the House of Ideas would go all-in on the event, too. Jonathan Hickman, the mastermind at the head of it all, spent years building up to the event in the pages of Fantastic Four, Avengers, and New Avengers. Not only was Secret Wars the culmination of Hickman's Marvel work up to that point, but it also served as a send-off to the Ultimate Comics line that brought us fan-favorite characters like Miles Morales and incredible series like The Ultimates. Marvel was billing Secret Wars as the largest, most insane story it had ever told and, looking back on it, it succeeded across the board when it comes to scale.
Secret Wars kicks off when the final incursion (when two universes across Marvel's Multiverse collide and are destroyed) between the mainline Earth-616 and the Ultimate Earth-1610 comes to a head. As the worlds collide and everything is seemingly destroyed, Doctor Doom manages to cobble together Battleworld using the stolen power of the Beyonders as well as the might of Molecule Man to keep everything together. Doom christens himself "God Emperor Doom" and rules over the desperate lands of Battleworld with an iron fist. The main story is all about Mister Fantastic and a cadre of other superheroes confronting Doom to restore Earth-616 in all its glory, but that's not what we're here to talk about.
We want to get crazy! After all, Secret Wars' Battleworld gave Marvel an excuse to get as wild and weird as it wanted... and, man, did the House of Ideas ever get wild and weird. So, without further pontification, let's get down to brass tacks and run through the craziest Battleworld stories housed within the dozens of Secret Wars tie-ins.
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