Actually, the idea of the Secret Wars, and the existence of Battleworld, is not something new. Waaay back in 1984, Marvel published a limited series of the same name. It involved several superheroes, and some villains too, all transported to another planet, in order to do battle for the amusement of an entity known as the Beyonder. This original series, one of my all-time favourite Marvel events, was not an all-encompassing game changer like this new event is expected to be, but it was the place where Peter Parker found his alien symbiote black suit that would one day become Venom. That's right. Now we just have to wait to see what becomes of the Marvel Universe post-Battleworld.
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