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Nightmare Fuel / Secret Wars (2015)

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     Last Days 

  • Frank interrogates a man by repeatedly slamming his face into the spinning wheel of an overturned truck in The Punisher #19. Later, it's revealed that the terrorists are keeping the severed heads of their victims as trophies, hanging them from barbed wire nooses like decorations.
  • Silver Surfer #13
  • The Final Incursion itself is as terrifying as it is awe-inspiring.

     Secret Wars (main title) 

  • In Issue #3, we learn that Johnny Storm has been made the very Sun of Battleworld. And worse, while this fate was inflicted on him by Doctor Doom, it was chosen by Susan Storm.
  • Being sent beyond the Shield, into the Zombie infested territories, or into Ultron's "Perfection".
  • Doctor Doom's face. Especially since, from the Matt Fraction FF run, he doesn't have the scarring anymore. So what the hell did that to him?!
  • In issue #4, Reed Richards is this for God Emperor Doom. His having survived and then showing up in Utopolis sends Doom into a murderous fit.
  • In issue #5, having been displaced by Sheriff Strange, Thanos finds himself in the Deadlands, staring up at the Shield. And then he smiles. Daddy's home.
  • Doom instructs Valeria to find Dr. Strange's killer, pinning the blame on the survivors from both Rafts. When Valeria questions who these people are and what they want, we get a hint of Doom's old ways.
    Doom: Eternal Love and Infinite Patience are not the same thing. Do not confuse them.
  • We see Carol Danvers being dragged before Mister Sinister by Doombots.
  • Franklin Richards vows to find those who killed Stephen Strange and grind them into dust. The panel focuses on Doom.
  • The Psycho-Man, historically famous for turning Sue into this is part of Doom's Science Foundation, and his control-box has the words MIND and BODY on it. Wonder how God Emperor Doom is keeping Battleworld cowed, again?
  • Baron Apocalypse tells Doom that the best way to deal with the unfaithful is to slaughter them. Doom contemplates this, agreeing that the rebellion must be quashed, but orders the Barons to do so themselves. Before he loses what little grace he has left.
  • Owen Reese casually informs Peter and Miles that Battleworld is straining because the pieces were never meant to be together, and that it's ready to fly apart very soon.
  • Stripped of his omnipotent powers and forced to admit that Reed is his superior, Doom stops trying to prove he is smarter or better than Reed and decides to simply make him dead.

     War Zones 

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

  • Otherwise noble supervillains, with their moral codes reduced to punching on the mentally ill and children.
  • You have Superpowers? Too bad for you, you'll be detected and abducted, and if you're lucky you'll just be stuffed into a cell so that the Regent can use your powers like a battery. The unlucky ones get experimented on and dissected. Not even children will be spared.
  • The Spot. He has the same portal powers; however after he managed to escape the Regent, but not before the experiments done on him, now he causes holes to permanently form on his body when he uses his powers.

1602: Witch Hunter Angela


  • My God, What Have I Done?: Tony Stark was driven to drink when, during the Civil War, he arrived at a battlefield expecting the Confederate soldiers to surrender. When asked why, he said the Union had Stark's new "repeater" rifles and the Confederates didn't stand a chance. A Union officer laughed "the Rebs don't know that" and Tony is shocked as he assumed they would be seeing a demonstration of the repeaters to force a peaceful surrender. Instead, he watches as the soldiers are slaughtered easily by his own weapons, which drives Tony into a hard-drinking mess.


  • A paradise-like island gets a brutal awakening to the concept that God Doom can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants and if you don't like it, you get sent over the wall to fight zombie versions of your best friends until you die.

Age of Apocalypse (2015)

Armor Wars (2015)

  • Everyone lives in armor. Everyone. Even babies. The environment is that bad.

Captain Britain and The Mighty Defenders

Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps

Civil War (2015)

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars

E is for Extinction

Future Imperfect (2015)

Giant-Size Little Marvel: a vs. x

Guardians of Knowhere

Hail Hydra

Hank Johnson, Agent of HYDRA

House of M (2015)

Howard The Human

Inferno (2015)

  • Madelyne Pryor indulging her only son's enthusiasm for guns at a very young age — though understandable, considering where they live — is troubling, in a ripped-from-the-headlines context.
  • We learn a dark secret about the entirety of Battleworld in this one. The Barony doesn't always depend on who can rule the land the best, but who can -take- it. Baron Summers loses it to a mass murdering psychotic, simply because the latter presents efficiency.

The Infinity Gauntlet (2015)

Mrs. Deadpool and The Howling Commandos

M.O.D.O.K. Assassin

Old Man Logan (2015)

Planet Hulk (2015)

Secret Wars 2099

Spider-Island note

Spider-Verse (2015)

  • Gwen Stacy's status as an Unperson. Imagine waking up to find that the world says you should be dead, with no idea where you are or how you got there, or what you should do about it. And poor Gwen isn't the only one to suffer this. Most of the Spiders have it.

Squadron Sinister

  • The Squadron's trophy room, which suggests they invaded and murdered some form of the Justice League.


Where Monsters Dwell

  • Karl and Clemmie try canoeing to safety, but run into trouble...
  • Karl's sheer bloody-mindedness when Clemmie rejects his romantic advances. "You can always have an abortion." Really, Karl? Really?.

X-Tinction Agenda

  • Wolfsbane being forced to commit the very sins that were committed upon her.

Years of Future Past


Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies

  • The rise of Ultron, which began when he vaporised Hank Pym the moment he was activated.


  • The Galactus of Egyptia. An emaciated monster that drains life-force from nearby people, leaving them as husks. Consumed by hunger it begins ranting, before its sentient innards explode out of its body to absorb the Silver Surfer's life-force directly.

Ghost Racers

  • In Ghost Racers the winner of the race gets to be free until the next one. The others? They are being tortured by Zadkiel and fed drugs that will make them more aggressive and outright crazy, so they perform better next time.
    • And then we get to see some of that torture performed on some fan-favorites. Robbie gets his chest drilled and Zero gets so much acid poured over him it digests him to the very bones (what's worse, apparently he was somehow brought back to life, which means even death is no escape from these tortures).
    • And to make it even worse, races have rotating cast, which means that some racers might stay at the dungeon for much, much longer than the others.
  • The fate of Robbie's friends: Arcade stitched them together into a three-headed giant and sent it to stop Robbie during the race.

The Inhumans: Attilan Rising

The Korvac Saga (2015)

  • Captain Marvel fighting a horrible monster threatening his beloved Baron and his wife. Only the monster was the Baron's wife. And Captain Marvel just killed it. Her.

Marvel Zombies

  • Zombie Doc Ock, who has had all of his limbs removed but one tentacle, and apparently gone insane. All he can do is crawl towards his prey while snarling "sssuperior".
  • Zombie Juggernaut, whose jaws have rotted to the point he needs to mulch up prey so he can suck them up - he compares it to eating eggs.
  • Elsa Bloodstone and Shut Up spotting the army of the dead marching towards the wall, stretching out beyond the horizon, with several giant zombies towering in the distance.
  • Elsa is tricked into handing Shut Up over to a group of surprisingly intelligent zombies.note  The reason why they still have their intelligence? They've been keeping Deadpool captive and eating pieces of his brain, which his Healing Factor regenerates, for over two years.
  • Elsa turning into a zombie after getting her hand ripped off by her zombified father (sort of).

Master of Kung-Fu

Red Skull


  • Students at Doom's academy have to pass a final exam, battle against holographic opponents; whoever loses gets expelled from the school. Harsh but not so bad, right? Well, in reality they're fighting other students disguised as the holograms and unknowingly killing each other.

Secret Love

Secret Wars Journal

  • Matt Murdock and Elektra of Bar Sinister are as Baron Sinister's cook and hunter respectively. Matt devises a plan to assassinate Sinister so the two can escape: grant Elektra immunity to a deadly poison with slightly increasing doses over a year, so that when Sinister and her share the meal she survives and Sinister dies. It fails and Elektra dies in pain, at which point Sinister reveals that every day Matt fatally poisoned the woman he loved, and Sinister cloned her so his plot continued, all for Sinister's amusement. Sinister clones Elektra one final time, and tells her what Matt did, leaving Matt cradling the woman he loved while her clone looks at him with hate.
    • Some of the dishes Matt makes have their share of Fridge Horror, once you decipher their names and realize he apparently cooked, among other things, Groot and Howard the Duck.


  • The Giant Ant-Man zombies - Body Horror-esque mashups of ant and human physiology created from a Hank Pym venturing into the deadlands in the hope of a cure. Tests on the corpses showed that written on the DNA in individual atoms was the phrase "Kill me. I was wrong. I'm sorry. Kill me."

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde

  • For old school Kitty Pryde fans, the sight of her brutally murdering her best friends Illyana and Doug Ramsey is quite disturbing.
  • Peter's description of the events regarding the destruction of the universe. It isn't helped by him implying he saw all the destruction as it happened.
  • Kitty Pryde's current situation in the book. She used to be an spy for her territory (Kingdom of Apocalypse) until she was caught by Valeria and the Fundation. From then on, she was given the choice of serving Doom or die along with all her loved ones. It's implied by the end that she will never get to go back home as the Foundation will never allow it. And since her missions are top secret even from the Thors, she's not allowed to have company of any kind. She will forever be alone.
  • Gambit the Collector's obsession with Kitty Pryde. Not only he stole one valuable object from her once (that probably got her punished) but ever since then he has stalked and harassed her with one-liners that implied sexual tension between them. It doesn't help that Gambit has an unhealthy obsession with Kitty Prydes that is so bad he kidnaps them and adds them to his collection.
    • In issue #3 we see one of the Kittys Gambit had captured already was Widget. Knowing the history about which Kitty is inside Widget, it's easy to assume that Years of Future Past Kitty is eventually trapped inside the robot and taken by Gambit.
  • Here, Gambit's favorite weapons are throwing knives made from "the bones of Longshot". Yeeesh.
  • For some time the only thing Star-Lord has of his own world is Rocket Raccoon's dismembered tail. Peter's in such a bad place this... horror... is a good thing to him.


Ultimate End

X-Men '92


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