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Secret Wars: Warzone
Of all the Battleworlds out there, this one is the most intriguing and
Welcome to Timely, a boom town in the desert southwest of the United
States in 1872.
The coolest thing about this book is how Marvel characters are depicted.
The good guys are led by Sheriff Steve Rogers (Captain America), Tony
Stark (Iron Man), and Bruce Banner (The Hulk).
The bad guys are led by Wilson Fisk (Kingpin), Bullseye, and Doc Ock
It is interesting how story lines intersect.
For example, Bucky Barnes dies in this reality, too, having been a deputy
of Rogers' at one point.
And Tony Stark adds a huge amount of steampunk to the tale.
Sometimes it is shocking who dies in this book.
Included is a reprint of "Avengers" #80 in which we are
introduced to Red Wolf, the main character in the "1872" book.
He is looking to remove a dam that has caused his people to suffer
In the middle of the conflict are women demanding equal rights who prove
they are up to the task men face as well.
Also, there is a hint of another modern superhero with an Old West
"1872" is a good read and leaves the reader wanting more.
(posted March 4, 2016)