This week we got everything that was expected in week 3, so the first couple of weeks on the Marvel app were a bit different to the print release but going forward hopefully the same group of titles will be added to the app that were originally released together in the same week.
This week 8 new Secret Wars titles were added.
Odin tries to convince the congress of worlds that the end is coming, they do not believe him. ‘King Loki’ or evil Loki from the future, eavesdrops on Odin talking to Freyja and now is plotting to try and stay alive. Young Loki on earth knows the end is coming but believes Verity Willis life story may be important and not everything will end. Evil Loki goes to Hel to ask a favor from Hela and Tyr. Back on Asgard Freyja takes Odin to show him a magical weapon that may help them beat the incursions. Heimdall show the Asgardians that Loki is coming with the forces of Hel, he is riding Jormungandr the World Serpant. Odin and Freyja are there with weapons to fight Loki.
This issue contains two different stories about different regions of the Battleworld.
Frank Castle, The Punisher has Dr. Strange’s soul attached to him. He is being hunted by the Infernal Four (created when, a Hulk, a Ghost Rider, a Wolverine and a Spider-man where trapped in the Demonic Domain). Punisher has been crossing borders and now Doom wants him captured alive. Punisher kills himself and takes out everyone but Wolverine. Dr. Strange’s soul attaches itself to Wolverine and they head back to Inferno.
This story is set in a top secret AIM laboratory in The Warzone. M.O.D.O.K. has transported other versions of himself to the lab, his plan is to take over from Doom and have each version of himself run different part of Battleworld. The different M.O.D.O.K.’s fight and the original decided to send them back. Baby M.O.D.O.K. destroys the transporter and a battle erupts. Two Thors arrive, having been sent to the lab by Sheriff Strange, they find the M.O.D.O.K. either dead or injured, they have destroyed the lab and each other.
Set in Battleworld Manhattan. Heroes from the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Marvel Universe are at odds and trying to figure out how they ended up where they are. The book begins with a huge superhero battle about to begin and then flashes back to tell us the story of how they ended up fighting each other.
Set in the Battleworld region known as K’un Lun. A region run by a benevolent Emperor Zheng Zu. The Emperor is selected in the 13 chambers through trail by combat. The 13 chambers are about to open up for the latest trial. Zheng Zu’s son Shang-Chi has come out of hiding after being accused of murdering Lord Tuan. Emperor Zu sends for Laughing Skull and Red Sai to hunt Shang-Chi.
All the different Spiders are back. They are in Battleworld Manhattan and while everyone else on Battleworld has no memory of the incursion or their previous lives, their spider-senses are telling them that something is not right on this world. There is also a bonus Spider-Ham story.
There is a whole area of Battleworld that is separated from the rest by a huge ocean. The region is called Greenland and it’s entire population has been exposed to gamma radiation. Captain America is sent there on a mission by Doom to eliminate the Red King in Greenland. He is looking for Bucky who is thought to be dead, Sheriff Strange tells him that Bucky is being held by the Red King. The second half of the issue is a back story telling the origin of the Planet of the Hulks and how Greenland became what it is.
This book is not set on Battleworld. Instead it is Deadpool telling the story of the first Marvel Secret Wars event that took place in the 80’s. While Deadpool did not appear in the comics until the 90’s. He retells the original story and puts himself in it. This is a fun book but only required Secret Wars reading if you are a big Deadpool fan.
A free issue that was given away on Free Comic Book day. It has some brief backstory about the making of Reed Richards raft.
Expected next week on the app