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Shelfdust Presents: The Fifty Best #1 Issues

Oct 17, 2022

This week we celebrate the death of the Marvel Universe as we look at the issue which came in 45th place: Secret Wars #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, Ive Svorcina and Chris Eliopoulos.

Jonathan Hickman had been writing the Avengers for years by the time he reached the first issue of this massive crossover event for Marvel, and he promptly uses the spotlight to… destroy the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe at the same time. Who gets out? Who falls in the final fight? And who sits back with a nice tall glass of champagne and watches it all happen? This week our special guest is Zachary Jenkins from CXF and Battle of the Atom, who joins Matt to talk about the end of the world!


Zachary Jenkins is the owner and head writer of ComicsXF, covering comics across the whole of the industry. He also hosts Battle of the Atom, a podcast which makes X-Men comics fight one another. You can find the site on Twitter here!

Matt Lune is a critic and podcaster who has written for publications including PanelXPanel, The MNT and Multiversity. You can find him on Twitter here!