Every Monday the Marvel Comics App on Apple and Android devices has a sale.
Single issues of a series are on sale for $0.99!
This Monday’s series is…
Secret Wars is a twelve issue limited series, published from May 1984 to April 1985. It was written by Jim Shooter, and drawn by Mike Zeck and Bob Layton.
The series was Marvel’s first major crossover event. The event was devised to increase toy sales of Marvel’s Action Figures. The plot is simple; an alien entity transports all the Super Heroes and Super Villains to a distant planet to battle. The cosmic being that kidnaps the characters is called the Beyonder, who makes the declaration;
“I am from beyond! Slay your enemies and all that you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!”
After which, the Heroes and Villains do battle!
The series was a critical and commercial success. Fanboys loved it because the story resulted in lasting changes to established characters, like Spider-Man and Doctor Doom.
For those not up on their Marvel History, this is the series where Spidey obtains his Black Suit…. This eventually will turn into Venom!
All 12 issues are on sale now on the Marvel Comics App and the Comixology App on Apple and Android devices.
The sale ends TONIGHT at 8pm P.S.T.
(Don’t have the Marvel or Comixology Apps? Seriously? They’re FREE! Get on your phone and get ‘em!)