As Marvel continues to slowly tease out Secret Wars and prepare to take all my money (well, half my money, since DC’s Convergence is already looking at taking the other half), they have revealed the specifics on 8 more of the Battleworld zones:
King James England – 1602. The year is 1602, and strange things are afoot in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that recent bizarre weather is not of natural origin. Her majesty’s premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt perpetrated by a mad despot named Doom. In the center of this chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World. Can Fury and his allies find the connection between these strange happenings?
Arcadia – A-FORCE. Arcadia, the dominion of Battleworld’s mightiest heroines! Enter a land only populated by the women who have earned the title of protector, savior and Super Hero. These are the champions of Battleworld who refuse to bow down to oppression and who will always stand against the forces of evil.
Marville – SKOTTIE-VERSE. Who will stay up past their bedtime? Who will be put down for a nap? The Marville Babies face off and find out which hero will crawl away victorious?
The Eye of Agamotto – DR. STRANGE. Stephen Strange was a surgeon whose career was cut short when his steady hands were damaged in an accident. Seeking a cure to fix his hands that conventional medicine could not provide, Strange embarked on a quest to find the Ancient One, which saw him become Master of the Mystic Arts! Sworn to protect this world from other-worldly threats, Strange remains vigilant as Earth’s mystical protector.
Arachnia – SPIDER-VERSE. When the unstoppable Morlun returns along with The Inheritors, it will take every Spider-Man EVER to stop them! An ancient prophency threaten the Spider-Men and Spider-Women across the multiverse. Now, wall-crawlers across all universes unite against a single threat for the protection of their own along with the Other, the Bride and the Scion.
Warzone – CIVIL WAR. After the death of hundreds of innocent civilians caught in a battle between the New Warriors and Nitro, the government passes into law the Super Human Registration Act, thus sparking the first ever super hero civil war! With every hero rallying behind either Iron Man’s pro-registration forces or Captain America’s opposition, brothers-in-arms become sworn enemies!
Mutopia – E IS FOR EXTINCTION (i.e. Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run). Cassandra Nova has murdered 16 million mutants. Now she has her sights set on the X-Men! Xavier and his team of mutants have long dreamed of a time of peace. But the time for dreaming is over. Now it is time to fight.
Westchester – X-MEN (90’s X-Men…but no confirmation it is 90’s animated X-Men, and Battleworld Map image shows Jim Lee art). An exciting era for Marvel’s mutants! With a larger team roster than ever before, the X-Men face familiar foes like Magneto, new opponents like Omega Red, and monumental threats in their radical 90’s exploits!
Be sure to check out the full Secret Wars Battleworld Interactive Map.