Relive the entire Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars saga in one stunning set

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Anyone who was a fan of Marvel comics during the 80s is familiar with Secret Wars, an epic 12-issue crossover event from 1984 to 1985 that was launched in cooperation with a new line of action figures from Mattel. Secret Wars was a Marvel fanboy’s dream come true, a truly gargantuan event that forever influenced the way comics were published and marketed.

Well, hot on the heels of their sold-out Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase SetMarvel is now throwing you another tempting reason to empty out your wallet: the Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld Box Set Slipcase, a set of 11 hardcover volumes chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events. It will be released June 2015 and will come with a Secret Wars poster by the legendary Alex Ross.

Here’s what will be included in the package:

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12

THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277

SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260.

SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285 and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4

SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202

SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and #316-319

SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury

BEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don’t need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on!

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER

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