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On one side of the Multiverse, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, and the Molecule Man were confronting the Beyonders. They demanded to know who dared stand before them, and Doom presented himself.

Meanwhile, on Earth-1610, Nick Fury was making the final arrangements for the upcoming and final incursion, and soon after sent all of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s fleet towards Earth-616. The fleet arrived to the incursion point, the Manhattan of Earth-616 and started firing at it. Numerous heroes tried to fend off the attackers. At the Baxter Building, Mister Fantastic was finishing getting ready the "lifeboat" to be used to save a small portion of humanity. The Iron Man from Earth-1610 deployed the Iron Man Six weapon, but the tide of the battle is turned in favor of the heroes of the Marvel Universe when the Guardians of the Galaxy and Cyclops' Sentinels arrived to help. Other powerhouse heroes like Doc Green and She-Hulk arrived to Earth-1610 and stormed the Triskelion.

Once the Triskelion fell, the Maker deployed the Children of Tomorrow to attack. After the vessel transporting the Earth's "resurrection team" was destroyed by the Children, Mr. Fantastic was forced to put the "lifeboat" in action. As the "lifeboat" was deployed, Manifold teleported numerous heroes into it: Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Captain Marvel, and Cyclops, who had recently used a Phoenix Egg to become the Phoenix once more. The Cabal and the Maker were also able to create their own raft, with stolen designs from the original.

As Earth-616's "lifeboat" approached to the central point of the incursion, it suffered a hull breach, causing the portion containing the Richards family to drift away. The Invisible Woman tried to reconnect it to the rest of the structure, but failed, and it was destroyed. The rest of the "lifeboat" teleported away as the two universes collided and were destroyed.[1]

Elsewhere, in another world, a gathering of alternate versions of Thor witnessed the ceremony held at Doomgard in which the Thor of Higher Avalon joined their ranks. The Thor Corps are a police force under the command of their God, Doctor Doom. King Thor and the new Thor set out to do justice. Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Utopolis, the Foundation discovered one of the "lifeboats," partially buried in the ground.

After retrieving Mister Sinister from the Bar Sinister, the Thors brought him to Castle Doom for trial. After being found guilty of allying himself with Hyperion, the Baron of Utopolis, Sinister demanded his right of meeting his accuser in the arena. His accuser, Brian Braddock of Higher Avalon confronted Sinister and was defeated. Before Sinister could deliver the final blow, Doom stopped the fight. Doom confronted Braddock, who apparently had helped the Kingdom of Manhattan in planning to overthrown Doom. Jamie Braddock revealed himself to be the traitor, and he was sent to the Shield to be punished by being exiled to one of the deadliest domains of the world, the Deadlands. After the trial was held, Valeria Richards informed Sheriff Stephen Strange about the Foundation's discovery, and that the readings from it concluded it would date from before the "beginning of time" (when Doom created this world). The Thors investigated the lifeboat, and from it emerged the Cabal, who immediately killed King Thor. When Thanos demanded one of the Moloids present in the scene to inform them of their location, the Moloid revealed they were in Battleworld.[2]

Back to Castle Doom, Sheriff Strange was reading Emperor Doom a report of minor incidents that had occurred in Battleworld. The routine was interrupted by Doom, who dismissed the reports, and felt something was wrong with Stephen. Strange and Doom started discussing the nature of Battleworld and what was before it, when the Sheriff was interrupted by news from Doomgard. Sheriff Strange travelled to Utopolis, to investigate the "lifeboat" and the death of King Thor. After sending the Thor Corps to scout for the strangers, Strange revealed the existence of another person still inside the lifeboat, the Spider-Man of Earth-1610.

At one of the towers of Castle Doom, Sue Storm met with Emperor Doom, where Victor ultimately confessed he felt he was failing his duty as a god, he felt he wasn't capable of properly inspiring his people, and even though Battleworld is the perfect world he wanted, he considered himself its only flaw. Sue repudiated Victor's claims and praised him, suggesting him that to create a stronger link with his people he should establish contact with them.

Strange brought Spider-Man and the Thor of Higher Avalon to his secret Sanctum Sanctorum, the hidden Isle of Agamotto, a place of remembrance for the lost world. Strange revealed he had found a vessel similar to the raft the Cabal had came from three years ago. Once it was opened, the survivors from the side of Earth-616 were revealed. Strange greeted the other inhabitants of his native universe, specially his fellow Illuminati, Black Panther and Mr. Fantastic. When questioned, Strange revealed eight years have passed since the last incursion, and the creation of Battleworld, a patchwork planet constructed with the remnants of incursion points between collapsing worlds, where nobody remembered their past lives.

In Utopolis, night had fallen and the Cabal had made a fire, and a few moments later, they were pinned down by the Thor Corps,[3] and engaged with them in combat. Meanwhile, Sheriff Strange explained to the new-found survivors that when Doom and him confronted the Beyonders, they were able to kill them, and while Stephen didn't, Doom took their power for himself and used it to build Battleworld from the remains of the Multiverse. The hammer of the Thor from Higher Avalon started glowing, meaning he was being called for battle. Shortly after Doom was informed of the conflict against the Cabal, Strange and the heroes from Earth-616 stepped in and turned the tide of the battle in favor of the Thor Corps.

Doom remained unwilling to take part of the conflict until he saw Mr. Fantastic in the scene, he immediately teleported to Utopolis, and stopped the fray, demanding the newcomers to recognize his authority. Cyclops tried to best Doom, but was killed with little effort. To prevent Doom from prejudicially acting upon the interlopers, Stephen used his magic to teleport them away. Following the disappearance of the Cabal and the heroes from Earth-616, Doom confronted Strange for disobeying him, and ultimately killed him after Stephen accused him of being afraid of Richards.[4]

The following day, a funeral was held for Stephen Strange in Doomstadt, with the cause of his death kept a secret by Doom himself. Once the dusk had fallen, Doom tasked Valeria to use the resources of the Foundation to find the interlopers who had been scattered across the world, denying to provide any more information than that. Once Valeria left, Doom opened a portal below a Molecule Man statue in his garden, walking down a set of stairs to meet the Molecule Man and informed him of Strange's death. The Molecule Man made remembrance of the day when he, Doom and Strange confronted the Beyonders. During Doom's mission to thwart the Beyonder's plan by killing Molecule Men across the universe, he also captured countless of them. When he contronted the Beyonders, Doom unleashed the Molecule Men's power to kill them, while the Molecule Man acted as a conduit to steal their power and give it to Doom. The Molecule Man finished his chat with Doom by informing him that with Strange's death, he had most likely started an unraveling that could take everyone down.

Back on Doomstadt, the Department of Science of the Foundation set out to find the interlopers. Thor had infiltrated the Thor Corps, Black Panther and Namor found themselves in Egyptia, Captain Marvel had been captured by the forces of Bar Sinister, Black Swan had appeared in Doomstadt, Thanos was teleported to the other side of the Shield,[5] and both Star-Lord and Miles Morales had ended up in the Kingdom of Manhattan.[6][7]


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Last Days

The Marvel Universe is on the verge of destruction!
What will our heroes do with their final hours before it all ends?
Before a new chapter can begin, this one must end!

Battleworld

The Marvel Universe is no more!
All that exists is a single titanic patchwork planet - BATTLEWORLD!
The Secret Wars are waged across the fragments of hundreds of devastated universes during the explosive events of the core SECRET WARS series!

Warzones!

The MARVEL UNIVERSE is SECRET WARS!
While the Secret Wars rage, the building blocks of a new Marvel Universe take form within the war-torn Domains that make up Battleworld!
The future of Marvel begins here!

Additionally, Free Comic Book Day featured a promotional Secret Wars #0 comic as a prologue to kick off the event, as well as a New York Bulletin Secret Wars Newspaper providing an early description of the Battleworld, plus a Toys "R" Us promotion[8] features an exclusive Armor Wars #½, and Secret Wars: Official Guide to the Marvel Multiverse #1, as well as Secret Wars Too #1, will also be available.

Battleworld

Secret Wars - Battleworld Map (Updated)

Following numerous incursions across the Multiverse the remains of various realities have been fused together to create a new Battleworld. All of these realities are known as domains, and most have the ability to interact with each other. Only three (consisting of The Deadlands, Perfection, and New Xandar) are separated from the rest by the Shield, simply for the fact that all three contain threats that if loosed would destroy the other domains.[2]

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