They’re the WORLD’S GREATEST… VILLAINS. The SQUADRON SINISTER. And they’re taking Battleworld by force in this Secret Wars tie-in for fans of crime epics like The Godfather, The Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy. But will controlling one Domain be enough for Hyperion and his gang?
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While it’s still quite early, the tie-ins to Marvel’s Secret Wars event have been, for the most part, extremely excellent. The new and creative expanse known as Battleworld presents such an amazing opportunity to tell stories that are both completely new and inherently Marvel in their scope, but all with the interesting Secret Wars spin readers expect from an event tie-in. It’s surprising to see how easily Marvel has presented these stories, and it’s a testament to the creative teams and the vast history of this publishing line.
One tiny piece of that history that comic fanboys have always had a strong opinion about is the blatant DC Comics ripoff that is the Squadron Sinister, or their 1970s (and 2003 revamped) good-guy counterparts the Squadron Supreme. The popularity of this team and these teams has waxed and waned over the decades, but the connections to the Justice League have always made these characters fun to see in the pages of a Marvel comic book, with this fun continuing into this Secret Wars tie-in.