Marvel's Secret Wars & Beyond is be a monthly show where Sean, Greg, and Doctor G will read & review Marvel's 1984 series Secret Wars as well as the sequels and connected issues.
With Secret Wars II firmly behind us we are now looking to the next iteration of the the Secret Wars title. To this end we will be reading an reviewing the Jonathan Hickman run of Secret Wars from 2015
In this episode, Sean and Dr. G finally have arrived at the end of the beginning with Secret Wars Vol. 3 Issue #2 "Doom Messiah". We have survived the destruction of the Marvel Multiverse and now explore the newly formed patchwork of Battleworld.
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The Alex Ross cover with all the Thors is worth the cost of admission. But it's weird that I can remember before Beta Ray Bill, because Bill was the first "other Thor", and now there have been "other Thors" in the comics longer than "one and only Thor".ReplyDelete
Now another funny bit to me, as much as I love Storm the Goddess of Thunder, I have to remember that her hammer was created by Loki. So it's never been established if Ororo could lift Mjolnir. I tend to think she'd be worthy, but it's not been shown. So is the version here an Ororo with a Loki hammer? Or is she holding a Mjolnir-ish hammer with the Thor-worthy requirement? Deciphering Doom's fan fic is not for the faint of heart.
Ok, so to my knowledge, Byrne introduced Doom's respect for Sue, for her "fire" of spirit. But that didn't translate to romantic interest in my opinion. So when did this become a thing? Doom has certainly never taken it easy on Sue in battle before, or offered "marry me and I'll spare them" trope, or spared her from torture/captivity. So to make him remake reality with her as his wife, 1) I don't buy, and 2) EEEEWWWWWWW!
Excellent show again, Beyondists!