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First seen on Comicbook.com, GraphicAudio and Marvel are commemorating the 30th anniversary of their 1985 Secret Wars story with an Audio Drama of the event. Well, of Alex Irvine’s novelization of the event. Not sure how well you could adapt a comic book to an audio drama.

If you’re not familiar with it, the story is simple. A cosmic being, known only as The Beyonder, kidnaps most of Earth’s Mightiest heroes (X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man) along with some of their mightiest villains (Victor Von Doom, Ultron, The Wrecking Crew, Doctor Octopus), to a cobbled together planet called Battleworld, which is composed of lots of other planets all fused together. There, the Beyonder simply wants everyone to fight, with the prize of “their heart’s desire” being awarded to the victor.

Secret Wars was a game changer for Marvel because it marked the first time they ever did a massive, company-wide crossover with their biggest characters. In some form or another, every year since, they’ve had some major event happen.

GraphicAudio is teaming with Marvel to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original Secret Wars, with an audio drama adaptation of Alex Irvine’s novelization of Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck’s Marvel event comic.

This recording, as well as others, are available at www.GraphicAudio.net and via the GraphicAudio Access Mobile App.

The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth’s mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld – with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances are forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the heroes’ combined might prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe?

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Comic Book Contributor at Geek Girl Authority
Matt Key is a writer/producer/performer living in Los Angeles.

He has two cats and knows all things about Doctor Strange but little else.
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