Star-Lord and the Guardians try to survive Doom’s brave new world!

Celebrate this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s tenth anniversary while also prepping for the May 5 release of the new film with these gems from Marvel Unlimited!

As Brian Michael Bendis’ first volume of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ended, a new one did not immediately appear to take its place because reality fell into chaos thanks to Jonathan Hickman and his runs on NEW AVENGERS and AVENGERS leading into Secret Wars. Like the rest of the Marvel Universe, our cosmic heroes got sucked into the craziness of the event both in the main series and in its spinoffs. In the pages of Hickman and Esad Ribic’s SECRET WARS, Star-Lord and his team fought against Ultimate Iron Man, until Peter Quill found himself teleported aboard Reed Richards’ life raft ship designed to survive the end of everything. Eight years later, Peter and the others on the craft awoke to find Doctor Strange and a new reality crafted by God Doom—formerly Doctor Doom.

Once free, Peter escaped to Manhattan where he took on the name Steve Rogers and became a singer in a club run by a fancy version of Drax as seen in STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE by Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah. One day while crooning along, he was shocked to see his long lost love, Kitty, enter the establishment. However, unbeknownst to Quill, this version of Ms. Pryde came from Apocalypse’s realm and worked for Doom’s daughter Valeria in her efforts to clean up any scientific evidence that a world existed before the creation of Battleworld. Literally chained to one another for a time, Peter came to understand more of the hardships this Kitty had gone through while also trying not to die at the hands of Gambit the Collector. With that adventure behind them, both went their separate ways.

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde (2015) #1

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde (2015) #1

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For Peter, that meant reuniting with his fellow heroes from the previous reality and trying to take down Doom in SECRET WARS. To his part, Peter flew two Reed Richards into the field of battle. While he repaired his ship, a Black Swan got the drop on him, but Quill unleashed his secret weapon: a tiny piece of Groot! The talking tree caused enough of a distraction—and just the right amount of destruction—to let the other good guys rush in, take care of Doom, and replace Battleworld with an approximation of the old reality!

Transmissions from Knowhere

While Peter helped save reality and ran around with Kitty, his fellow Guardians found themselves hanging out on Knowhere. In the new reality, the story followed that Doom decapitated a Celestial and left it in Earth’s orbit to prove how great he is. Bendis and Mike Deodato set their four-issue GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE here, appropriately. In the story, Rocket, Drax, Mantis, and Gamora struggled to stop first Yotat’s reign of terror and then Hala’s attacks. During their exploits, we got to see a Thor version of Angela as well as a Nova Corps consisting of Richard Rider, Moondragon, Iron Man, Venom, Adam Warlock. and Captain Marvel. Though set in a different reality, these four issues really set up the next arc of Bendis’ new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series and should definitely be read before jumping into that book.

Brian Michael Bendis and artist Valerio Schiti show Kitty picking up the Star-Lord mantle while Peter acts as Emperor of Spartax in a new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY volume.

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Alongside the Illuminati, T’Challa does all he can to halt the final incursion!

For 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. As we count down to a vision of T’Challa on the big screen coming soon, take a look back at five decades’ worth of comic book adventures…

Caught up in the impending incursions of entire universes with his own, The Black Panther and his fellow Illuminati clashed with Captain America in Spain in AVENGERS #39, but discovered it to be trap. Faced with multiple teams of Avengers, T’Challa and his comrades tried to fight their way out of the noose in NEW AVENGERS #28 until stopped by Sue Richards.

The Panther explained to all assembled in NEW AVENGERS #29 that the final incursion drew nearer and the Illuminati felt stymied to stop it. Just then, Hank Pym appeared and in NEW AVENGERS #30 related his tale of discovering a group of near-omnipotent beings called the Beyonders stood behind the incursions. Together with Black Bolt of the Inhumans, T’Challa confronted Namor in AVENGERS #41 and believed he and his villainous Cabal perished.

The Black Panther and the Illuminati began to construct a lifeboat in AVENGERS #42, a way to save individuals to rebuild after the final incursion. The Galactic Council arrived at Earth in AVENGERS #43, announcing their intention to destroy the planet and halt the incursion. T’Challa met with the President of the United States in AVENGERS #44 to tell him that the Earth would be gone in six hours.

Reed Richards and the Panther piloted the lifeboat with their assembled braintrust aboard in SECRET WARS #1, but when they headed toward the point of collision between universes, a breach occurred that tore the craft in two. The mask of Doctor Doom appeared for a moment before them, but in an explosion of light they lost consciousness.

T’Challa awoke from stasis in SECRET WARS #3 to hear his old friend Doctor Strange explain that he and others slumbered for eight years and that Doom now ruled the world as its god-king. In SECRET WARS #4, Strange took the Panther to a battle between Doom and the Cabal, but when things turned sour, the magician teleported everyone away to save them from the god-king’s wrath.

The Panther and his old rival Namor found themselves in a land called Egyptia in SECRET WARS #5, but in SECRET WARS #6 they traveled to another area of Doom’s world to uncover a cache of powerful artifacts—including an Infinity Gauntlet—hidden from Doom by Doctor Strange.

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One of the few survivors of the Marvel Universe, T'Challa attempts to dethrone Doom!

Read through some of T’Challa’s most thrilling adventures on Marvel Unlimited to mark Black Panther’s 50th anniversary!

What happens when the reality holding all your favorite characters dies? You get a huge event mixing old and new elements from every alternate reality around!

Last year’s epic SECRET WARS by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic kicked off with a battle between the last two existing universes: the main Marvel U and the Ultimate one. Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Mr. Fantastic, and a Phoenix-possessed Cyclops survived the experience of both universes dying and Doctor Doom creating a patchwork one thanks to a high-tech life raft.

After Doom’s right hand man Stephen Strange uncovered another life raft ship with members of the Cabal inside, he returned to the one he had in storage that held Black Panther and the other heroes. After releasing them, Strange dispersed everyone to the far corners of Battle World before Doom killed him for his transgression. While the other heroes figured out their own angles to get the world back to normal, T’Challa and Namor traveled to Strange’s Hidden Isle of Agamotto where they received the Siege Courageous and gem-filled Infinity Gauntlet which T’Challa quickly took control of.

Black Panther by Esad Ribic

Black Panther by Esad Ribic

The next time we see the kingly duo, they destroy part of the Shield wall holding back the undead hordes and offer them glory and honor if they pass through the Siege Courageous and help them attack Doom. When they at last enter the final battle, T’Challa declared, “Your reign is over and it ends with us,” as he led Namor and an army of zombies into the fray. Empowered by the Infinity Gauntlet, Black Panther battled God Doom long enough for Reed Richards to reach Molecule Man and even the field of battle for the final confrontation between mortal enemies.

Secrets of Wakanda

Secret Wars spun out directly from Jonathan Hickman’s run on NEW AVENGERS and AVENGERS. As the former title launched, Black Panther re-instituted the Illuminati to figure out the deal with these alternate reality incursions. Namor abandoning the Illuminati for the evil Cabal did not sit well with T’Challa and Black Bolt who worked to trap the sea king in the Ultimate Universe prior to its imminent destruction. As you can see from SECRET WARS, that didn’t quite work out, but Namor and Black Panther got over their differences enough to work together to save reality. Before the world unraveled itself, T’Challa used the Time Gem to head back to Wakanda in a scene originally presented in the pages of 2013’s NEW AVENGERS #1! Compare the two scenes to see how his latest stint with the team changed The Black Panther.

Next, Captain Britain, Meggan, Shadowcat, Captain America and War Machine visit Wakanda in EXCALIBUR #59-60 by Scott Lobdell and Scott Kolins.

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The universe-shaking event comes to a epic conslusion!

It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its collective seat. The biggest Marvel event of all time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And this January, it all comes crashing down. Marvel is pleased to present  SECRET WARS #9, the cataclysmic final issue from Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic!

“Marvel fans can rest easy knowing that at long last SECRET WARS #9 is off to the printer, and will be in their hands January 13,” says Marvel SVP, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “I can say with some confidence that it’s a finale that no reader who’s been enjoying the ride so far will be disappointed in, and is in no way spoiled by any of the events that have transpired in our assorted All-New, All-Different era titles so far. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ll just have to pick up a copy for yourself and see!”

Battleworld teeters on the brink. Armies march against God Doom. What will become of this strange patchwork planet? Who lives? Who dies? One thing is for certain – nobody will come back from Battleworld the same.

Be there for the explosive conclusion and the genesis of the new Marvel Universe in SECRET WARS #9 – on sale January 13!

SECRET WARS #9 (OCT150729)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by SIMONE BIANCHI (OCT150730), SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP158740), SARA PICHELLI (OCT150731) and FRED HEMBECK (OCT150733)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150732)
On-Sale – 01/13/16

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Witness the beginning of the end with this brand new cover art by Alex Ross!

It’s the story that has the world talking. The biggest Marvel event of all time. And it’s rocketing toward it’s cataclysmic conclusion. Marvel is pleased to present Alex Ross’ stunning cover to SECRET WARS #8, the epic, penultimate issue of the blockbuster event!

Secret Wars #8 cover art by Alex Ross

Secret Wars #8 cover art by Alex Ross

Creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic march toward the end of their grand saga as the final battle against God Doom rages on! Battleworld teeters on the brink. The Shield has fallen. Armies march on Doomstadt. As Battleworld gives way to a new Marvel Universe… no one will come out the other side unscathed, if they come out at all. Who lives? Who dies? Find out when the penultimate chapter comes to comic shops in SECRET WARS #8!

SECRET WARS #8 (AUG150653)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On-Sale – 12/09/15

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Artist Scott 'Rahzzah' Wilson leaps from Tumblr to Marvel!

Scott “Rahzzah” Wilson just made the Tumblr dream come true.

Thanks to a contest launched in conjunction with Marvel and Tumblr, Wilson earned the opportunity to draw a variant cover for a Marvel comic book. Editor Chris Robinson and Marvel Talent Scout CB Cebulski saw the potential in Wilson’s entry and he soon won the chance to draw a fairly complex variant for SECRET WARS: AGENTS OF ATLAS #1.

“Scott has two characteristics all editors love: receptiveness and responsiveness,” Robinson says. “‘Fairly complex’ is a bit of an understatement. We asked for a ton of elements here! But Scott rose to the occasion and never hesitated.”

“I thought I had a puncher’s chance,” says Wilson, thinking back to when he entered the contest. “If you spend any amount of time on Tumblr you see that there is no shortage of amazing illustrators out there. I honestly just hoped I could place in the top three or so. Just get on someone’s radar as someone they may want to work with down the road.”

After actually hearing he won, he adds, “I thought, ‘This is clearly some sort of clerical error.’”

From there the cover-creating process kicked off, which Wilson addressed with a great deal of enthusiasm.

“In my eagerness to not screw up, I probably spent way too much time on the concept sketches,” Wilson recalls. “Plus there were a couple times that I completely misunderstood some crystal clear directions. But I’m pretty confident that it made me come across as ‘haplessly lovable.’”

According to Robinson, Senior Editor Mark Paniccia helped make the process a smooth one for everyone involved.

“Mark had a very clear idea in mind for this cover and he’s a mad genius when it comes to pairing concepts, characters and creators,” Robinson relays. “I would say the execution of it all is the difficult part, but that’s where talented individuals like Scott come in.”

Wilson appreciates the help and guidance given to him by both editors.

“You couldn’t ask for more helpful and patient [people] to work with,” Wilson says. “Always there with a quick answer to one of my questions. Both Chris and Mark had clear ideas on the concepts they wanted to try out and knew what would work and what wouldn’t. So once we landed on the approved [cover concept], I knew exactly what I needed to do. So there was less chance of me having to tweak anything on the back-end of the image, which can be a bit of a drag. So yeah, as far as my first experience working with a Marvel editor, they set the bar pretty high. I’d be down to work with Chris and Mark any time.”

Pick up the variant cover for SECRET WARS: AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 by Scott “Rahzzah” Wilson on October 21!

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The massive event by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic expands to an additional issue in December!

It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat. The biggest Marvel event of all-time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And if you thought it couldn’t get bigger – you thought wrong. Marvel is pleased to announce the expansion of the blockbuster Secret Wars event with SECRET WARS #9, coming to comic shops later this year!

“Apparently, Secret Wars is even bigger than we thought it was,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “To help Jonathan and Esad conclude this epic event as big and bombastically as it started, we are adding an extra issue. That means one more month of the suspense, action and game-changing storytelling that fans and retailers have been clamoring for since the final incursion started.”

Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic will extend their stay on Battleworld for one more epic issue. Allowing their cataclysmic story to wrap up as intended, this additional issue will bring Secret Wars to its explosive conclusion. Paving the way for the future, be there for the genesis of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.

“This extra issue will not affect any of the new launches as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel,“ says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “But there might be a surprise or two left over from Battleworld you weren’t expecting. In fact, like the original Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, some of those puzzle pieces will hit the Marvel Universe before the event concludes. But if you want to see how they all fit together, you don’t want to miss these last few issues.

Battleworld teeters on the brink. What will become of this strange patchwork planet? Who lives? Who dies? One thing is for certain – nobody will come back from Battleworld the same after SECRET WARS #9 this December!

Secret Wars (2015) #9 cover by Alex Ross

Secret Wars (2015) #9 cover by Alex Ross

SECRET WARS #9
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On Sale in December!

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New features, heroes, and uniforms accompany the arrival of Battleworld in the hit mobile game!

Secret Wars brings its multiple-universe style of action to “Marvel Future Fight”! Battleworld has landed, and it’s not only bringing new heroes and a dozen new uniforms, but also a new brand of PvP and special Event Battles.

We grabbed a few minutes with the ever-busy HS Park, Game Design Team Manager, to dive into the fresh twists and turns.

Marvel.com: Secret Wars is bringing a lot with it to “Marvel Future Fight.” What are the biggest additions we’re going to see?

HS Park: Among many new updates, the biggest addition to the game is Battleworld, which will bring a more competitive PvP aspect into the game. We tried very hard to stylize Battleworld to really feel true to Secret Wars, and the Killiseum was a perfect setting for the new mode

Marvel.com: Cover collection sounds right up my alley. How will it work? What’s going to be the best way to build our collections?

HS Park: Each Comic Book Cover is divided into 9 different pieces and collecting all those pieces will let you complete the Comic Book Cover. If you happen to acquire duplicate cover pieces that are already in your collection, you can also combine those pieces to get a new one. Kind of like recycling!

Cover Pieces can be acquired primarily from Dimension Rifts. We also improved Dimension Rifts to now provide more valuable item drops. Even current Rifts will offer critical items so players can revisit those again to reliably get great items.

Marvel.com: Event Battles add even more variety to the types of situations that players can encounter in the game. Will we be able to access these fights similar to the way Villain Siege works, or are these a whole new ball game?

HS Park: Battleworld works differently than the Villain Siege. Battleworld offers a variety of event arenas that open for a certain period of time. Also, there are some entry requirements for specific Heroes and Villain types, based on each event. You pick a team of 5 based on the requirements and the battle will be a 2vs2 relay battle.

Marvel.com: Not to leave fan favorite characters by the wayside, three new heroes are being added this time around. Who are we seeing and how can we get our hands on them?

HS Park: This time, we are adding She-Hulk, Singularity, and Sister Grimm—aka Nico Minoru—from A-FORCE into the game. These characters are available to everyone via Battleworld Rewards. If you manage to get into top tier, you will be able to recruit new heroes much faster. So get ready for the fight!

Marvel.com: There are tons and tons of alternate universe costumes and characters to choose from when it comes to Secret Wars. How did you decide on the 12 new uniforms from the material? Which have you enjoyed playing with the most yourself so far?

HS Park: We think the best part about Secret Wars is seeing your favorite heroes and villains in a completely different light. The new look heroes and villains are super awesome and fans are going to love seeing them in the game. I personally love Groot who is now part of [THORS], and Bullseye’s “Western Style” from 1872.

Marvel.com: Secret Wars content will be in the Event Battles and these new uniforms, but will we see the storyline popping up in other areas of the game, as well?

HS Park: Well, someone has to manage the Killiseum, so Taskmaster will be making an appearance as the sadistic master of ceremonies. However, since Secret Wars is a tale still being told, we wanted to focus this update more on the new features, characters, and a huge variety of cool new costumes, while we all, anxiously, let the story play out in the comics!

Marvel.com: We’ll be back to talk more in-depth about the PvP additions in Battleworld next week, but I’m sure there’s even more on the horizon for Secret Wars and beyond; can you give us a little teaser of what’s coming next?

HS Park: Ouch, that’s tough to answer without giving too much away. One thing I can say for sure is that the next update will be a Marvel Universe fan favorite. We always try to take a wide look at all areas of the Marvel Universe when picking our new content. Now, that I think about it, we’ve already updated “Marvel Future Fight” with Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Comics storylines. Hmm…what should we do next?

Get more info on “Marvel Future Fight” by visiting the official Marvel.com hub page, and play now on iOS and Google Play!

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In the Battleworld of Secret Wars, Doom may be a God Emperor, but even he needs help.

Each domain of this patchwork planet has a baron who governs the area under the auspices of Doom–or so he thinks. Every baron has his or her own agenda, which don’t always line up with their ruler.

Keep reading to learn who’s in charge of what on Battleworld, and which “allies” Doom should keep a closer eye on…

God Emperor Doom

God Emperor Doom

God Emperor Doom

Domain: Doomstadt
Seen In: SECRET WARS

Omnipotent and without peer, Doom oversees the entirety of Battleworld from his capital city, with consort Susan Storm, wards Franklin and Valeria, and Sheriff Strange at his side.

Sheriff Strange

Sheriff Strange

Sheriff Strange

Domain: Isle of Agamotto
Seen In: SECRET WARS

The hidden home of Stephen Strange, he preserves fragments of the reality that exists before Battleworld.

Brian Braddock

Brian Braddock

Brian Braddock

Domain: Higher Avalon
Seen In: SECRET WARS

The younger Braddock brother only recently ascended to baron following a dispute with Bar Sinister that saw his predecessor, Jamie, consigned to the Deadlands.

Boss Luke Cage

Boss Luke Cage

Boss Luke Cage

Domain: Mondo City
Seen In: CAPTAIN BRITAIN & THE MIGHTY DEFENDERS

Cage’s unbreakable skin matches his temperament, as he has utilized technology to create a military state enforced by fellow superhumans.

Baroness Cochran

Domain: Hala Field
Seen In: CAPTAIN MARVEL & THE CAROL CORPS

Commanding officer to Carol Danvers and the Banshee Squadron, Baroness Cochran maintains an unyielding belief in Doom and vehemently discourages exploration of her domain.

Governor Dracula

Governor Dracula

Governor Dracula

Domain: Monster Metropolis
Seen In: MRS. DEADPOOL & THE HOWLING COMMANDOS

The Lord of the Vampires extends his rule over all monsters in the subterranean dwelling located beneath Manhattan.

Emperor Shang-Chi

Emperor Shang-Chi

Emperor Shang-Chi

Domain: K’un-L’un
Seen In: MASTER OF KUNG FU

Having unseated his father, Zheng Zhu, Shang-Chi has yet to fully adapt to his new position.

En Sabah Nur

En Sabah Nur

En Sabah Nur

Domain: Domain of Apocalypse
Seen In: AGE OF APOCALYPSE

The powerful mutant also called Apocalypse extended his domain through his “survival of the fittest” mentality.

Rachel Grey

Rachel Grey

Rachel Grey

Domain: X-Topia
Seen In: X-TINCTION AGENDA

After being denied aid by Doom, Rachel Grey and her X-Men have their hands full with a mutant plague on the island of Genosha, and insurgency led by former allies including Havok.

Hyperion

Hyperion

Hyperion

Domain: Utopolis
Seen In: SQUADRON SINISTER

Among the most powerful barons, Hyperion has already annexed several other domainds alongside his Squadron, with grand designs on continuing to expand.

Carlos Javier

Carlos Javier

Carlos Javier

Domain: King James’ England
Seen In: 1602: WITCH HUNTER ANGELA

Secretly a Witchbreed himself, Xavier took the throne following King James’ execution at the hands of Angela for being of the cursed race.

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly

Domain: Westchester
Seen In: X-MEN ‘92

Following a lengthy wartime, the X-Men brought peace to this realm, an accord Baron Kelly hopes to keep—even if it means working with wild card Cassandra Nova.

President Robert Kelly

President Robert Kelly

President Robert Kelly

Domain: Sentinel Territories
Seen In: YEARS OF FUTURE PAST

While the robotic Sentinels serve as the true power in this land, subjugating and imprisoning all mutants and superhumans, Kelly acts as their human figurehead.

Khonshu

Khonshu

Khonshu

Domain: Egyptia
Seen In: SECRET WARS JOURNAL

The Egyptian moon goddess holds sway over a mutant slave population with the aid of a Moon Knight police force and werewolf army.

Michael Korvac

Michael Korvac

Michael Korvac

Domain: Forest Hills
Seen In: THE KORVAC SAGA

Tragedy has befallen Baron Korvac, with citizens of his domain falling victim to a transformative madness, the latest being his wife, subsequently slain by the Avengers.

Morgan le Fay

Morgan le Fay

Morgan le Fay

Domain: Weirdworld
Seen In: WEIRDWORLD

In the most bizarre of all Battleworld domains, the powerful sorceress rules all from aquatic apes to sentient crystals.

Maestro

Maestro

Maestro

Domain: Dystopia
Seen In: FUTURE IMPERFECT

A version of the Hulk who has evolved to manifest incredible strength and cruelty, he has the unthinkable ambition of unseating Doom.

Erik Magnus

Erik Magnus

Erik Magnus

Domain: The Monarchy of M
Seen In: HOUSE OF M

In one of the few domains where mutants have become the dominant species over humanity, Magnus and his royal family keep the peace.

Medusa

Medusa

Medusa

Domain: Manhattan
Seen In: INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING

Among Doom’s most trusted allies, Queen Medusa governs the Inhumans and currently has her hands full with the rebellious Black Bolt and his uprising.

Karl Mordo

Karl Mordo

Karl Mordo

Domain: Killville
Seen In: M.O.D.O.K. ASSASSIN

With Clea at his side, Baron Mordo has the unenviable task of trying to maintain order on a world of hired killers.

Mayor Norman Osborn

Domain: Arachnia
Seen In: SPIDER-VERSE

As various incarnations of Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-Girl, and more attempt to uncover how they got to this domain, the mysterious Mayor Osborn could be either friend or foe.

Red King

Red King

Red King

Domain: Greenland
Seen In: PLANET HULK

A savage warrior tough enough to conquer a planet of Hulks, the Red King gives even Doom pause, hence why he has sent would-be assassins such as Steve Rogers to remove him from power.

Regent

Regent

Regent

Domain: The Regency
Seen In: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS

Once business titan Augustus Roman, the man who would become Regent captured and slew dozens of his world’s super heroes, seizing their powers for himself.

Governor Roxxon

Domain: Valley of Doom
Seen In: 1872

While Governor Roxxon has yet to show his face formally, his presence looms large over the town of Timely.

Sinister

Sinister

Sinister

Domain: Bar Sinister
Seen In: SECRET WARS JOURNAL

Sadistic geneticist Nathaniel Essex dominates a world filled with his clones and creations, conducting depraved experiments and torturing his subjects.

Spider Queen

Spider Queen

Spider Queen

Domain: Spider-Island
Seen In: SPIDER-ISLAND

In a New York City where the bulk of the population has transformed into arachnid creatures, the Spider Queen controls these bizarre creatures and the balance of power.

Anthony Stark

Anthony Stark

Anthony Stark

Domain: Technopolis
Seen In: ARMOR WARS

A bizarre virus has forced every resident of this domain to wear life-sustaining armor, a particular challenge for Baron Stark, as well as his brother Arno and other tech geniuses.

President Anthony Stark

President Anthony Stark

President Anthony Stark

Domain: The Warzone
Seen In: CIVIL WAR

While President Stark runs the formal government and the Iron territory of this domain, he remains at odds with Steve Rogers, aka General America.

Miguel Stone

Miguel Stone

Miguel Stone

Domain: 2099
Seen In: SECRET WARS 2099

In a possible future for the Marvel Universe, Miguel Stone’s Avengers safeguard the city of Nueva York.

Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Domain: Limbo
Seen In: INFERNO

The X-Men do their best to protect innocents in a New York City overrun by demons and the likes of the Goblin Queen and Darkchild.

Jennifer Walters

Jennifer Walters

Jennifer Walters

Domain: Arcadia
Seen In: A-FORCE

She-Hulk leads the impressive A-Force team of female heroes while also trying to enforce Doom’s rule over her domain despite dissent from the likes of Medusa and others.

Simon Williams

Domain: Holy Wood
Seen In: THE KORVAC SAGA

Beloved by his people and backed up by his Avengers, the sometime Wonder Man hopes to add Forest Hills to his kingdom.

Ho Yinsen

Ho Yinsen

Ho Yinsen

Domain: Yinsen City
Seen In: CAPTAIN BRITAIN & THE MIGHTY DEFENDERS

A peace-loving inventive genius, Ho Yinsen dedicated his life to creating a utopia after Tony Stark gave his life to save him from captivity.

Arnim Zola

Arnim Zola

Arnim Zola

Domain: The Hydra Empire
Seen In: HAIL HYDRA

The dimensionally-displaced Nomad has only begun to explore the depraved domain ruled by Zola and his Hydra forces…

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An event as big as Secret Wars presents a world like no Marvel Universe we’ve ever seen before. Such an undertaking requires visual breadth that can only be provided by the best colorists in the business.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll go in-depth with the men and women responsible for bringing the Last Days, Battleworld, and Warzones! that make up this epic to life through their coloring expertise.

In a new installment colorist Miroslav Mrva confides the fundamental attraction to coloring Goran Sudžuka and Dalibor Talajić on MASTER OF KUNG FU, with issue #4 on sale now!

Working in concert with Sudžuka and Talajić

Working in concert with Sudžuka and Talajić

Master of Kung Fu #3 color art by Goran Sudžuka, Dalibor Talajić and Miroslav Mrva

Working in concert with Sudžuka and Talajić

“I really enjoyed coloring Dalibor’s grandiose pages where Goran sharpened the scenes. My aim was to keep it simple and clear and not intervene with the art. Just adding the atmosphere and focus on the story.”

The core appeal Blackman's script

The core appeal Blackman’s script

Master of Kung Fu #3 color art by Goran Sudžuka, Dalibor Talajić and Miroslav Mrva

The core appeal of Haden Blackman’s script

“Martial arts, the return of Shang-Chi, rebels, kickass fights, super heroes in ancient China…Yes please!”

Freedom as a foundation for inspiration

Freedom as a foundation for inspiration

Master of Kung Fu #4 color art by Goran Sudžuka, Dalibor Talajić and Miroslav Mrva

Freedom as a foundation for inspiration

“The creative team gave me basic guidelines about characters and costumes. So I enjoyed the freedom of painting the scenes by my own inspiration.”

Coloring characters versus scenes

Coloring characters versus scenes

Master of Kung Fu #3 color art by Goran Sudžuka, Dalibor Talajić and Miroslav Mrva

Coloring characters versus scenes

“I can’t say that I enjoyed coloring any particular character but the different scenes with characters in it. Night scenes, different chambers, castle interiors, exteriors.”

Testing his own creative boundaries

Testing his own creative boundaries

Master of Kung Fu #3 color art by Goran Sudžuka, Dalibor Talajić and Miroslav Mrva

Testing his own creative boundaries

“I was familiar with Dalibor’s style before. It was challenging to make a good contrast on different scenes with so many red costumes appearing quite often. Also, Dalibor drew many details on a single panel so I tried to make it more clear with nicely balanced color schemes. The rest was easy.”

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