Secret Wars is producing many mini series of what I’m finding to be surprisingly good quality. I’m usually dismissive of these peripheral series during these big events, however all that I’ve read have ranged from enjoyable to incredible. I was this preview of the Red Skull that I’m sharing with you now and I’m immediately intrigued. Dr. Doom who is ruling over the Battleworld setting of the Secret Wars has banished and thought to have killed the Red Skull. However, staying true to form as the cockroach of super villains, the Red Skull is rumored to still be alive. A group of villians and anti-heroes has been gathered to investigate. Most interesting among their numbers are Magneto and the Winter Soldier who both have their personal vendettas against their target. See the official synopsis and some preview pages below.
Hushed whispers cut across Battleworld. One of the most vile villains in history still straws breath. But how can this be? He should be dead! And yet his legend grows even stronger. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at RED SKULL #1 – a brand new Secret Wars limited series from rising star writer Josh Williamson (Nailbiter, Birthright) and artist Luca Pizzari (Amazing Spider-Man Special)! The Red Skull should be dead. Banished by Doom to the Shield long ago. If the zombies haven’t gotten to him, the Ultron robots or Annihilation bugs should have! And yet word has reached the other side that he still lives, quietly amassing an army, prepared to strike! Now, a team of unlikely villains – Magneto, Winter Soldier, Lady Deathstrike, Electro, Moonstone and Jack O’Lantern will venture beyond safety to find the truth for themselves. Only problem – nobody ever comes back from beyond the Shield alive! Witness the horrors of Battleworld in a new way as Williamson and Pizzari unleash RED SKULL #1 on the masses this July! RED SKULL #1 (of 3) (MAY150680)Written by JOSH WILLIAMSONArt by LUCA PIZZARICover by RILEY ROSSMOVariant Cover by NICK PITARRA (MAY150681)FOC – 06/08/15, On-Sale – 07/01/15