- The first couple of posts in this thread deal with the events leading up to Secret Wars shown in Avengers vol.5 and New Avengers vol.3. Discussion of Secret Wars proper starts here.Everything dies. You. Me. Everyone on this planet. Our sun. Our galaxy. And, eventually, the universe itself. This is simply how things are. It's inevitable... and I accept it.
-Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic
The Multiverse Saga
is a major over-arching storyline that's been running through Avengers
and New Avengers
for the past couple of years, and events are starting to come to a head. There's no official name for the whole storyline yet, but thus far there have been several major acts.
This thread gives an overview of the events of the Multiverse Saga thus far, the significant factions involved, and can serve as discussion specifically for the events and elements of the story, from Avengers and New Avengers as well as any other books that are affected (there's been some minor spill-over into Spider-Man's Spiderverse storyline, for example).**Be warned that this thread contains major spoilers for the saga, up to and including current issues of Avengers and New Avengers as of this thread being posted.**
- What the Multiverse Saga is all about
- Avengers Vol. 4 #007-012
-Act I - The Avengers World
- Avengers Vol. 5 #001-013 / New Avengers Vol. 3 #001-007
-Act II - Infinity
- Infinity #001-006 / Avengers Vol. 5 #014-023 / New Avengers Vol. 3 #008-012
- Avengers Vol.5 #024-034 / New Avengers Vol. 3 #013-024
-Act III - Time Runs Out
- Avengers Vol. 5 #035-044 / New Avengers Vol. 3 #024-033
-Act IV - Secret Wars
- Secret Wars #001-008 and many others...Ancillary Works
- other major comic events that are/may be relevant to the Multiverse sagaMajor Players
- An overview of the factions involved in the saga, both extant and fallenDiscussion
- Go here to bypass the above contents and begin discussion.Summary
The Multiverse is dying. And it's exactly as bad as it sounds.
On an alternate Earth, an entity was born - Rabum Alal
, the Great Destroyer. This led to the destruction of that Earth and its universe. As a result of this, the entire Multiverse has begun to collapse, with alternate universes colliding with one-another centered on their respective Earths. These collisions are known as Incursions
When an Incursion happens, both Earths become visible to one-another. After eight hours, the Earths collide, destroying each other - this is followed by the collision and collapse of their respective universes. The only way to preserve the two universes is for one of the Earths to be destroyed, halting the Incursion. Even if an Earth is spared, however, it will still be affected by more Incursions in the future.
has weathered multiple Incursions, and is surviving so far thanks to its greatest heroes... and greatest villains. But the Incursions are coming faster and faster, and the enemies from alternate universes are growing more dangerous. Earth is a target for factions that seek to destroy it to save everything. And somewhere at the source of it all, Rabum Alal is waiting.
The Final Incursion approaches...
((Extreme wordiness to follow - the Contents links will help you skip past it. I'll be zazzing it up with better links, prettier images, and edits as needed.))