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Toys R Us Offers Free* 'Secret Wars: Armor Wars' Prequel Comic

Written by sdsichero on Saturday, May 02 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Toys R Us Offers Free* 'Secret Wars: Armor Wars' Prequel Comic

* with $25 purchase

Source: Marvel To Offer "Secret Wars: Armor Wars" Prequel as Toys"R"Us Exclusive

Well it's May and that marks the start of Marvel's Summer super blockbuster event Secret Wars. Fans can get their first taste of Secret Wars on Free Comic Book Day with Secret Wars #0. However, that is not the only "free" offer for a Secret Wars comic tie-in. Toys "R" Us will be offering up the "free" Secret Wars: Armor Wars #½. This 12-page comic will serve as a prelude to the "regular" Armor Wars series that starts in June. Secret Wars: Armor Wars #½ will be written by series writer James Robinson and has art by Mark Bagley (the series will have art by Marcio Takara). You can get the "free" comic with a $25.00 "Marvel" purchase from Toys "R" Us between May 3 and May 9.

Here's the looooonnng press release:



Beginning May 3, Toys“R”Us Customers Can Receive SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS #1/2 as a FREE Gift with Purchase as Part of the Company’s Immersive Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Retail Program

New York, NY – May 1, 2015 – This May, the most anticipated comic event of the year will officially unleash as Marvel Comics launches its epic event, "Secret Wars." An initiative that shakes the foundation of the entire Marvel Universe, "Secret Wars" presents a gripping original series that features new incarnations of Marvel’s iconic heroes and villains, intense battles and the emergence of new worlds. One of the hottest and most anticipated "Secret Wars" storylines -- "ARMOR WARS" -- centers on a civil war in a city of iron men and iron women that threatens to destroy the Stark dynasty. But the origins of this cataclysm all lay within the pages of "SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS" #½, which will be released as a free gift with purchase exclusively at Toys"R"Us® stores nationwide and online at As part of the company’s massive Marvel’s "Avengers: The Age of Ultron" retail program, Toys"R"Us customers will receive a complimentary "SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS" #½ comic with any Marvel purchase of $25 or more from Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, May 9, while supplies last.*

In this directly connected "Secret Wars" comic, Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson ("Armor Wars," "All-New Invaders") and artist Mark Bagley ("Ultimate Spider-Man," "Hulk") treat readers to a heart-pounding look at the events that lead to "ARMOR WARS."

"This is a really cool prelude that sets the stage for Eisner award-winning writer James Robinson's 'SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS' techno-noir thriller. And you’ll love the detail, mood and action that superstar artist Mark Bagley delivers," says series editor Mark Paniccia. "It’s a great introduction to TECHNOPOLIS and the earth-shattering mystery that’s at its center."

In the retro-future city of Technopolis, the population is now in the clutches of a disease that makes it impossible for anyone to survive without a suit of armor. Rival brothers Tony and Arno Stark provide the technology that keeps the city alive.

But, there are secrets on the street about the origin of the disease that confine the citizens of Technopolis…and key players begin to make their moves based on data that could take down the protectors of the city Tony Stark (IRON MAN) and Jim Rhodes (THOR).

Who has learned a revelation so stunning it will lead to their end? Find out as Marvel teams up with Toys"R"Us to release this epic 12-page prequel comic book, available for a limited time only through the retailer’s exclusive "ARMOR WARS" free gift with purchase program. Customers visiting can also discover the secrets of ARMOR WARS and receive a complimentary comic with their online Marvel purchase of $25 or more from Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, May 9, while supplies last.*

Additionally, fans can now shop a broad assortment of must-have Marvel’s "Avengers: The Age of Ultron" merchandise at dedicated, front-of-store feature shops in Toys:R"Us stores nationwide, including exclusive products from Hasbro®, such as Marvel’s Avengers Titan Hero Series™ 3-Pack Iron Man, Quicksilver and Marvel’s War Machine, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Cycle Blast Quinjet, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers HQ Hulk Buster Breakout Playset and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers HQ Captain America Tower Defense Playset.

"We are thrilled to be the first retailer to bring 'SECRET WARS: ARMOR WARS' #½ to Marvel Universe fans and collectors nationwide, and to offer them the opportunity to receive this special Secret Wars comic book as a complimentary gift with purchase only at Toys'R'Us," says Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "Not only can customers experience the secret 'ARMOR WARS' world, they can shop our unparalleled assortment of Marvel products and exclusives, just in time for the upcoming debut of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'"

Stay tuned to as the new Marvel Universe continues to be forged. Follow Marvel on Facebook at and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel, #SecretWars, and don’t forget to follow us @Marvel.

*Quantities limited; no rain checks. Limit one per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer valid 5/3/15-5/9/15.





Secret Wars: Armor Wars #1/2 cover by Paul Rivoche
Secret Wars: Armor Wars #1/2 cover by Paul Rivoche



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