It wouldn't be "Secret Wars" without some fighting, and the latest revealed tie-in to the upcoming Marvel event looks to include a whole lot of it. Four-issue anthology series "Secret Wars: Battleworld," announced Friday on Marvel.com, is poised to pit characters from across Marvel's many universes against each other, in a series structurally similar to 2012 "Avengers vs. X-Men" companion book "AvX."
"You want to see the 1602 version of Punisher fight the 2099 version of Iron Man? Muskets versus the 1990's version of the future! We can even have the same characters from different worlds fight," series editor Jon Moisan said to Marvel.com. "I'm sure readers have been dreaming of seeing a dozen different versions of Howard the Duck fight. Well, guess what? It's completely possible in this series!"
The first issue will include contributions from writers Josh Williamson and Ed Brisson, plus artist James Stokoe, who will illustrate a variant cover for each issue. Speaking of Stokoe's story, Mosian teased to Marvel.com, "Egyptian Silver Surfer may or may not show up."
"Secret Wars: Battleworld" #1 is scheduled for release in May.