Siege #1


SIEGE #1 Brings You BATTLEWORLD’S Heroic Protectors This July!
New York, NY—April 2nd, 2015— They are few against many. They are the last
line of defense. They can’t ever win. They can’t afford to lose. This
July, enter one of the most dangerous areas on Battleworld as Kieron
Gillen and Felipe Andrade bring you SEIGE #1 – a brand new Secret Wars
story of deadly proportions!
Welcome to the Shield, the last line of defense against the hordes to the
south of Battleworld. Zombie armies, Ultron robots primed only for death,
and the Annihilation Wave. The Shield is the only thing that keeps them
out. To patrol the Shield is to know fear, for your end could come at any
moment. To man the Shield is to put your trust in the men and women
standing beside you at the edge of the world. And to trust your leader.
Because if you patrol the Shield – you answer to Abigail Brand.
“The Shield’s purpose is to stop everything that’s south of that point
going north of that point,” explains Gillen in an interview with<>.
“It’s because everything south of the Shield is entirely ungovernable.
They want to eat you. Being deposited on the Shield is a punishment for a
mixture of people who are entirely too battle-hungry or entirely too
“Like Kieron’s iconic take on Loki, we’re looking to cause a bit of
mischief with this book,” says series Editor Jake Thomas. “We’re putting
all the wildest things we can think of into a canon, we’re firing that
canon at a canvas, and we’re calling what hits that canvas ‘SIEGE’. And
we’re giggling the whole time.
“Part of that,” continues Thomas, “is bringing in a rogues gallery of some
of the more idiosyncratic comic artists we can get our hands on to do
these wild, singular double-page spread battles (and we’ve already got the
one-of-a-kind Felipe Andrade on the main interiors, so that should tell
you something!). It’s taking a typical, fun exciting comic and rejiggering
it to make it a bit unpredictable, a bit unstable. You never know what
will be on the other side of a page turn.”
Now Brand and her team – Lady Katherine Bishop, Leah of Hel, Magik,
Leonardo Da Vinci, Miss America Chaves, the Endless Summers and Grimm –
must stand alone against unstoppable darkness. Because if they fail –
everything is lost. The valiant last stand of the unsung heroes of
Battleworld begins this July in SEIGE #1!