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Secret Wars Prose Novel

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The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld - with the winner promised the ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Marvel
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While I'm sure there were either crossover, limited series events before Secret Wars arrived on the scene, Secret Wars was the one published at the height of my love of comic books and one that featured one huge development in the life of my favorite super hero. Yes, I'm referring to Spider-Man getting his infamous black suit, an event that set off twenty years of new continuity for my favorite (then and now) super hero.

Interestingly, the whole black suit thing takes up less than five minutes o
Jul 08, 2016 Neil rated it really liked it
This was a fast read. I remember reading the original twelve-issue series Marvel released back in the mid-80s. It was in response to DC's upcoming 'Crisis on Infinite Earth' series, and Marvel wanted something to compete with DC's product. DC's product had longer-lasting consequences than Marvel's series [although the Black Suit morphed into Venom and has since remained a regular in the Spider-Man pantheon]. It had a decent flow to it, and it did an adequate job of telling the original story in ...more
Sep 25, 2016 Melinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Graphic Audio narration. Really brings these comics to life. Typical comic book stuff here. Superheroes, anti heroes, villians, super alien beings, action, betrayal, unity...all here. Good stuff.
Oct 04, 2016 Gene rated it really liked it
Shelves: superhero
I picked this up as an impulse buy - The Secret wars series was pretty much my gateway into comic book collecting back in the 80s.

I t is very well written - I've read a few other comic book to prose adaptions that were ok to bad. The author did a good job translating the story without adding too much of his own spin to it. If you enjoyed the original mini series, you might give this one a read.
Jul 26, 2016 J'aime rated it it was ok
Shelves: marvel-dc
I’ve not read the Secret Wars comic event yet, so I had no expectations for this novel adaptation. I started reading the Marvel novels with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, which was excellent. Unfortunately, this wasn’t.

It started out well enough. A group of heroes including Captain America, Charles Xavier, Hulk, three of the Fantastic Four and more, wake to find themselves on a spacecraft. On a second ship, Professor X senses many of their enemies, including Galactus. A mystery is introduc
Apr 04, 2016 Laila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: comic book lovers, marvel fans
Recommended to Laila by: nobody
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Jan 13, 2016 Siti Aishah Jamil rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-marvel
I always found Marvel-novels based on the events of the comics interesting. It gives us a more in depth perspective to the character perspective. Compared to the Civil War novel, Secret Wars was slightly more confusing, even for someone who has read the comics itself. Perspectives changed too often and I didn't really find the villains bit interesting. Some parts also left me hanging (like Amora, and also her relationship with Thor). I did, however, like when it was Steve's 'narration'. It ...more
Jun 22, 2016 Cory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The whole dramatic narrating with upwards of 20 different voice actors gives the production itself a very rushed and cluttered feel, but somehow it sort of works anyway. I still vastly prefer reading the actual comics than listening to them this way, but they made for a nice little bedtime story for those nights when I was too tired to read before bed and just put my headphones on instead.

Note: I would NOT recommend this type of graphic audio production to anyone not already familiar with the Ma
May 25, 2015 Kent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I loved this book for what it was. It took me back to monthly trips to my home town drugstore' s spinner rack for each month's issue. This was a fun read for an old fan!
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