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NYCC 2014: SECRET WARS by Jonathan Hickman in 2015

Secret Wars? Hickman? What?

At a special event at the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square, a big announcement was made. Marvel has been planning on a new SECRET WARS for some time with Jonathan Hickman writing and Esad Ribic providing the art.

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The series begins in May 2015 and will come out of the current AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS Time Runs Out storyline.

Marvel's President of Publishing and Publisher of Print made the announcement and said the following:

"We've been sitting on this for a very long time. When Jonathan brought this to us, we had an opportunity to just not celebrate this in publishing, so we're going to be extending this in a year-long program into 2016 with our merchandising partners, digital partners and other partners."

As with the original SECRET WARS, we can expect some merchandise. It was announced they would be partnering with Hasbro, Gentle Giant, and Hot Topic.

We'll have to wait for more information.