The Beyonder gives a detailed justification for why he made Marvel’s heroes and villains participate in the first Secret Wars in Defenders: Beyond #2. The Beyonder, a cosmic monster from the Marvel Universe who caused the pantheon of superheroes and supervillains to fight in the first Secret Wars, has finally been revealed by Marvel Comics as the underlying cause of the conflict. The Beyonder goes on “Imagine a baby that never grows up and only watches action figure TV ads! In an effort to discover more, I grabbed a few and squashed them together.
I’ve always had a thing for engines—and really, everything technology!” The Beyonder then informs Tigra that she has every reason to fear him. I’ll always be a little broken after the start I had, and maybe things may go horribly wrong again, he declares. Defenders: Beyond #2 is currently available from Marvel Comics. It was written by Al Ewing, featured artwork by Javier Rodriguez, and included Joe Caramagna of VC lettering it.
Defenders, in their second issue:
The Defenders: Beyond team is positioned in front of the Omega Council, a collection of Beyonders, in the second issue of the series. The group’s leader confesses that he is the Beyonder, the same person who sent Marvel’s heroes and villains to Battleworld in Secret Wars and made them battle for his enjoyment. They talk about their origins. The Beyonder offers an explanation for his conduct, claiming that he was, in all actuality, still a child at the time—and an easily corrupted child at that.
“If you like, I’ll even resume my old speech pattern! Just a little bit informal and colloquial, with a dash of cosmic naivete, of course! “Speaking to Tigra, who fought against him in Secret Wars II, the Beyonder makes a statement. “I was only a child, after all! The Molecule Man, an old enemy of mine, caused a hole to be poked in the womb-space I was developing in as a byproduct of the manufacture of a multiversal demolition instrument. Through it, I could only see one country, one planet, and one universe. With all of its distinct needs and desires, one society! I was obviously corrupted right away!”
Secret Wars’ Aftereffects Can Still Be Seen Today:
Comic Book Superheroes Originally published from January 1984 to December 1984, Secret Wars, or simply Secret Wars, was a 12-issue series. In it, the Beyonder teleports the various heroes and villains from Earth-616 to Battleworld, forcing them to engage in combat. For a variety of reasons, the enormous crossover was important. For instance, it was the impetus that led to the departure of Ben Grimm/the Thing from the Fantastic Four, making room for Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk to join the group. Julia Carpenter, the second Spider-Woman, who subsequently developed into the second Madame Web, made her Marvel Comics debut during the first Secret Wars. Speaking of Spider-people, Secret Wars also saw the introduction of Venom by introducing Spider-black Man’s outfit, which sparked the “Alien Costume Saga.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Six will come to an end with the release of Avengers: Secret Wars on November 7, 2025, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. But it’s still unclear at this point if the Beyonder will appear in the movie or how closely it will follow the comics. The Beyonder, however, will make an appearance in the upcoming Disney Channel animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Laurence Fishburne, who also created the show, will voice the cosmic being in the animated series.