Prepare for the End of the Marvel Universe with Secret Wars Prelude
The Marvel Universe as we know it is coming to an end, and now Marvel Comics has the perfect way to prepare for their brave new world. They've just announced the release of Secret Wars Prelude, a collection of comic stories that will essentially serve as a "previously on Marvel" before the release of Secret Wars #1.
Marvel wrote in a press release,
An event 30 years in the making, relive important stories and signposts on the road to SECRET WARS #1! What does the senses-shattering conclusion to the original 1984 Secret Wars have to do with the Secret Wars of today? What secrets lie in the Illuminati's discovery of the Incursions? What threats lie in a universe created by Doctor Doom? The Ultimates face a foe more powerful than the gods – and Reed Richards is its leader! But why? And what does Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man have to do with it all? It's all been leading to this!
Basically, the trade paperback tells you everything you need to know before Secret Wars begins, collecting from New Avengers (2013) #1-3, Secret Wars (1984) #10-12, Fantastic Four #611, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1 and Ultimate Comics Ultimates #4.
"These primer TPBs have become hugely successful over the years for both retailers and readers," said Marvel senior vice president of sales and marketing David Gabriel. "A single volume of stories, these collections are the perfect way to catch up, see the building blocks of the event, and be ready to jump head first directly into the first issue! Carefully handpicked tales from Marvel's SVP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, this volume is chock full of the titanic tales you need to read, or reread, before the release of Secret Wars #1!"
Marvel's Secret Wars Prelude is now available for pre-order, and the book will be on sale on May 6.