Marvel Comics is inviting fans to revisit the classic Secret Wars stories with the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase, as the new Secret Wars event gets ready to kick off in 2015. The box set contains 11 hardcovers, spanning the history of one of Marvel’s most famous events.
The limited box sets will be released in June 2015, and come with a full-size poster of Alex Ross’s rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!
“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”
Check out the box and spine art in the images below:
Here’s the complete contents of the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase, provided by Marvel:
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes:
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12
THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277
SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260.
SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285 and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4
SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202
SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and#316-319
SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury
BEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don’t need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on!
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER
Hardcover: 3,568 pages
On Sale June 2015!
Marvel.com and Gentle Giant toys come together to bring the glory days of the 80’s to a new generation of fans with these throwback to Mattel’s Secret Wars action figures.
Lovingly recreating the vintage style and color palette into larger than life collectibles for the die hard fans.
Official release below:
Join the Secret Wars with These Throwback Figures
Pre-order Black Suit Spider-Man now, the first of these limited edition figures today from Gentle Giant!
Before this summer’s massive Secret Wars event kicks off, take some time to revisit the original with Gentle Giant Ltd!
The original Secret Wars was a 12-part limited series that crossed over several Marvel Comics titles from May of 1984 to April of 1985. The event introduced The Beyonder to the Marvel Universe for the very first time and saw the omnipotent character assemble a new planet from chunks of other planets, which he then calls “Battleworld.” Against their will, The Beyonder chooses several heroes and villains from Earth and teleports those chosen to his newly created Battleworld to fight for his amusement. Some of the highlights from Secret Wars include Spider-Man finding the black symbiote suit for the first time, Ben Grimm staying behind in space and Doctor Doom stealing The Beyonder’s powers.