Marvel Secret Crisis, er, Wars

October 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Marvel took to Times Square to announce their new year-long “event,” a rehashing, I mean, relaunching of Secret Wars, by Hickman and Ribic.  Just a couple months after Mark Waid makes fun of DC’s Future’s End for copying Days of Future Past, Marvel seems to be making their own version of Crisis on Infinite Earths.  How many Thors and Captain Americas are in the above illustration?  I see the Daredevil from Gaiman’s Marvel 1602.  Who else do you see?

Not only is this hero vs. hero crap the reason why I can’t read X-Men anymore, but I think the multiverse is getting to be as tired and overused in comics as time travel.  In comics, time travel and multiverse hopping actually happens more than those well-worn “gimmicks” of characters having a baby or getting married.

Let’s take a moment to be nostalgic about the days gone by of multiverse sci-fi:

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