Marvel comic titles are currently involved in a company wide event called Secret Wars. Put incredibly simply, the endgame of the Secret Wars event is the end of the Marvel universe. Parallel universes are colliding, worlds are being destroyed, and out of the chaos a new status quo for the publishing company and their line of books will emerge.
One of the new titles to come from Secret Wars is Weirdworld, written by Sam Humphries (Planet Hulk, Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde) and featuring artwork by Mike del Mundo (Bucky Barnes: Winter Soldier, Planet Hulk). Weirdworld is a physical place located within the Marvel Universe, but also set somewhat apart. Humphries describes it as “ever changing, always chaotic, and a place of infinite discovery”. It’s easy to get there accidentally, and almost impossible to get there deliberately.
Weirdworld has already been introduced into the Marvel Universe by writer Jason Aaron and del Mundo as a place populated by strange beings and weird things. The new title will delve into the creation of Weirdworld while exploring its present.
The main character is 16-year old Becca, a girl from Earth on a tragic quest who crashes into Weirdworld. She’ll encounter a wizard named Ogeode, a seven-foot tall barbarian warrior who calls herself the Wizardslayer, and a mysterious being called Catbeast. The Wizardslayer’s name is Goleta, and Humphries describes her as “a non-stop party carrying a broadsword and a deep hatred for wizards…and she drives a bad ass muscle car”. Aside from figuring out their surroundings and trying to find a way home, the group of four will also come into contact with Morgan le Fay, an on-again/off-again nemesis of the Avengers.
The Secret Wars event continues throughout the Marvel titles this month, and certain titles, such as Black Knight, will give readers additional information about Weirdworld leading up to the series debut in December of this year.
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