Marvel's upcoming Secret Wars is getting a little bit weird.
The publisher has announced that Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo are launching a new Weirdworld series tying into the event, says USA Today. Set to launch June 3, Weirdworld stars the veteran Marvel character Arkon lost in a Battleworld domain full of monsters and other fantasy creatures.
"He's in a place he doesn't understand, can't explain and doesn't know how he got there or know how long he's been there," says Aaron. "He's really Weirdworld's first explorer, charting the strange realm and making a map of it while trying to just survive long enough to make it back home."
Aaron says he's influenced by a large swath of fantasy comics published in the 1970s, and not limited just to Marvel.
"I love going through the back issues and collecting those books now, finding those few issues of DC's Arion, Lord of Atlantis and The Warlord and Marvel's Skull the Slayer and all those different series like that."