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Marvel Announces “Reckoning War: Trial Of The Watcher” One-Shot

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The Press Release:
It’s a Marvel epic fifteen years in the making! Dan Slott’s long-awaited RECKONING WAR saga begins this February, kicking off in FANTASTIC FOUR: RECKONING WAR ALPHA #1 and then unfolding in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR. The story will shed light on the First War that rocked the Marvel Universe, a conflict that preceded Asgard, Galactus, and all the heroes you know and love. That war will now reignite and only the Fantastic Four can defend the universe from the chaos it will unleash. Central to the action will be the Watcher who has a shocking tale to tell in RECKONING WAR: TRIAL OF THE WATCHER #1, an upcoming one-shot written by Slott with art by Javier Rodrìguez.

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“Reckoning War: Trial Of The Watcher” #1

In all of the Multiverse, there is only one “What If” world that Uatu has avoided watching – one “What If” that he never wished to see. And now it will be revealed – The story that could damn him for all time…and a revelation that could change everything in this universe.

“One of the key players in all of this is Uatu,” Slott explained to Newsarama. “[The original war] is something the Watchers have been keenly aware of, and the possible thought of it happening again brought Uatu back. Maybe it’s time for the Watcher to stop watching and start doing.”

Discover the secret that could make Uatu break his sacred oath when RECKONING WAR: TRIAL OF THE WATCHER #1 arrives on March 16. And don’t miss the opening shot of the RECKONING WAR when FANTASTIC FOUR: RECKONING WAR ALPHA #1 hits stands on February 2. For more information, visit

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I’ve all but stopped by regular intake of comic books and have had to do this from the pandemic and the financial crush that it laid on my interests in collecting but fear not. When something like this comes about I count the days until a collected edition comes to pass and enjoy it in its full glory. Sorry for the little bit of soapboxing but its no joke what these last few months have done to people and I was not unscathed by it either. That being said this story does sound interesting and though I’ve fallen behind on the most recent adventures, the original “Fantastic Four” series was one of my very favorite reads. I’m also excited for their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe whenever that comes to pass as it will finally be done right. What do you readers think about this announcement? Will you be purchasing this one and reading the full “Reckoning War” storyline? Chime in down below in the comments section. I’ll also wish those of you who celebrate the holiday like us a very “Merry Christmas”. Oh hey and if you don’t mind the occasional shameless plug I’ve actually been doing my annual Christmas Tree photos and posts over on the Piercing Ken Instagram and there are videos this year as well so please do check it out. Thanks as always for reading, stay safe out there and be good to each other. See you next time.


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