Marvel To Launch 'Secret Wars' Comic Event Via Online Livestream

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'Secret Wars Live Kickoff' will feature Marvel's editor-in-chief teasing the impact of the eight-issue storyline

Marvel Entertainment is determined that its upcoming Secret Wars comic book series will be, in its words, “the biggest comic event of the year” — and to ensure that everyone knows about it, the company has announced a live online event to launch it.

Secret Wars Live Kickoff will be streamed live from Midtown Comics, a popular New York City comic book chain — also Marvel’s partner in its comic book subscription service — and feature editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and SVP, executive editor Tom Brevoort introducing the concepts of the eight-issue series, which will also spill out into consumer products and digital releases throughout its run.

The official announcement of the event promises “the coming of a new Battleworld and… the first details of the strange, patchwork realm playing host to countless separate realities,” as well as “the first earth-shattering revelations that will have everyone talking.” The patchwork realm in question, Battleworld, has already been the subject of both a teaser trailer and map graphic; the “earth-shattering revelations” might include addressing long-standing rumors that Marvel will reboot its entire line following the conclusion of the Secret Wars series.

Secret Wars Live Kickoff will be available online at Marvel.com/SecretWars, starting at 12pm Pacific Jan. 20, with fans invited to “join in the conversation” via the social media hashtag #SecretWars.

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