Fortnite takes a big step toward giving life to our childhood fantasies about heroes who belongs from different universe collaborating to battle against evil. The new game now contains sins based on Marvel, DV, Star Wars, Tron, Naruto, Street Fighter, and also some of the other countless.
it has some sort to 2021’s batman/ Fortnite: Zero Point, Zero has just revealed an important escalation about the windless different on raging on Fortnite’s island, there is also a fragment of the Zero points lands in the MCU that forcing all the heroes of Fortnite to participate with the forces along with Avengers to prevent such disaster that may affect all the worlds.
The comic series going to bring the Zero Point writing team- Epic games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and prolific Marvel writer Christos Gage along with Sergio Davila handling the art.
DC Universe to Marvel
The assumption says that Zero war is one of the closest things comic book fans getting see to the true Marvel/DC crossover for the foreseeable future. The conflict built-in Zero war’s regarding Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point and the previous one, Thor-centric Fortnite x Marvel. According to Gage, “It’s still a delight,”
He also added, “If anything it’s more instinctive now, as Donald and I are really familiar with each other’s creative processes, but that was true midway through Batman/Fortnite…we clicked really quickly. So from the standpoint of collaborating with Donald, it felt like a direct continuation. We both love comics, we both love the Fortnite lore, and we both want to deliver something awesome for fans of both the comics and the game. Hopefully, that showed last time, and will show again this time.”
Zero War vs. Zero Point
The important change between them is that Gage and Mustard are working with Davila whose current Marvel work contains Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade. When Davila’s style is just very similar in some ways to what we can see on Zero Point, Gage said. “The idea is to find the best artist for the story we hope to tell, and when editor Alanna Smith] recommended Sergio, we saw what he’d been doing with his inventive layouts and crazy action scenes and knew he was perfect,”
He also added “Given that we’re depicting what is basically the culmination of the war between the Seven and the Imagined Order, the poor guy was going to have to draw armies, but he was also going to have to make some smaller, more character-focused scenes work too. And he’s done it brilliantly, as the images released thus far show beyond a shadow of a doubt. He’s the hardest working one on the team, for sure!”
We have earlier said that this is not the first time that Marvel/ Fortnite doing a crossover of comics, this time the things is larger than 2020’s Fortnite x Marvel: Nexus War- Thor #1. The comic is mainly a written story, Zero war is mainly a five-issue show telling the entire story up to itself. Gage also tease that there can be some important connection points between the comic and the game, especially with Zero War vent that reached the climax just later in 2022 Gage said,””
Zero War: Heroes
We have seen that another notable difference between previous her toe-in and the Zero War miniseries along with the former springs out of a very specific moment in Donny Cates such ongoing Thor series. Now the team and costume roasters are also very reflective of the current state of the Marvel U.
Gage said, “There’ll be a few things you see in both the game and the comic – mostly in our final issue,” he also added, “But for the most part, what happens in the game and what happens in the comic are different fronts in the same war. Some questions that players might have about the game are answered in the comic, and vice versa, though neither are required to follow the story in the other.”
According to Gage, the most challenging fact was writing a comic that also could be accessible to the Fortnite fans who also don’t actively able to read Marvel’s comics and the fans of comics. It’s seriously very tough to balance. However, Gage listens to the editorial advice of Smith and uses Wolverine and Spider-Man as the main focus to supply critical information to the latest Fornite newcomers.
Gage said, “We talked about the fact that in the future, people will be reading the story as a collected edition,” Gage noted. “So the emphasis wasn’t about ‘This moment takes place on page X of comic book Y.’ Now, we are reflecting the current status quo of the Marvel Universe. The Avengers lineup is what it currently is in the Avengers title. But someone who picks up the collected edition two or three years from now won’t need to know exactly what issue of Avengers was out that month and what was happening in it.”
The comic also takes a sizable cast from the Marvel cast of the Marvel heroes, but there is also the story mainly the three- Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Shuri. The latest cast and characters were not set as mandated by either Epic or Marvel. Based on which is suited for the tale, and also depends on the character’s affinity to make a creative team.
Gage said, “It was challenging because you have to consider that this will be read both by Fortnite fans who aren’t immersed in Marvel lore and vice versa, but luckily everyone on the creative team was aware of that and eager to make it accessible. That’s why we were given 30 pages for issue #1. (Subsequent issues are the usual 20 pages…until our explosive 30-page finale!)
Our editor, Alanna, had a brilliant suggestion after reading the first draft of the first issue’s script, which was to move Spidey finding Wolverine from the end of the issue to the beginning, and then have Spidey narrate the whole issue as a sort of flashback as he brings Wolvie up to speed. Which was utter genius. Because now, instead of exposition, you have Spider-Man’s distinctive voice telling this insane story about converging realities and giant robots and never-ending battles where people break for a dance every now and then.”
Gage added, “I’ve written my share of Spider-Man in the past 17 years…loads of comics, and a PS4/5 video game you may have heard about… so his voice leaps into my head pretty naturally. Alanna’s approach made it all fall into place. And that, folks, is just one aspect of what a good editor does.”
Epic also has added all sorts of new characters to Fortnite in 2022. In this, we will see Nathan Drake from Uncharted film and games, Marvel’s Moon Knight, Swayne Johnson, Bruno Mars, and outfits come from Cobra Kai.
“Donald loves Wolverine, and specifically his ‘Patch’ identity from the early days of his first solo series,” said Gage. “Every time we’d talk over Zoom, I could see two pages of original art from that book framed on his wall behind him. So we decided to use that take on Wolverine. The idea is that when he wants a breather from all the stuff going on in Krakoa, Logan heads over to Madripoor for some cheap beer and a good brawl, and that’s where we find him.
Donald also really wanted to use Spidey, who is in Fortnite now, and I love me some Spidey, so that was a big thumbs up. I think it was Alanna who suggested Shuri after the talk of Patch led to the idea of an almost Indiana Jones-style quest for an artifact – in this case, the Zero Shard, a crystallized piece of the Zero Point itself that broke off and was drawn back to the Marvel Universe when Galactus was driven out of Reality Zero in the previous Marvel/Fortnite crossover.”
Gage continued, “We were talking about cool Marvel locations, and of course, Wakanda came up, and we realized Shuri was a natural. There was also a discussion of what Fortnite characters would have good chemistry with the Marvel characters we were using. So we have a very familiar Fortnite character in Jones, who we will be learning some previously unrevealed things about, and a pretty recently introduced character in The Imagined. Conversely, there are some Marvel characters appearing in Fortnite right now, like Moon Knight, who aren’t in the comic at all. It was all about the story and what serves it.”
All the thing appears to feed into Epic Games metaverse along with Coachella collaboration with that main feeding into the concept of fetching “The real world” into that shared online space. Sony and LEGO’s parent company Kirbi also invested $2 billion in the publisher.
Fortnite’s Latest Battle: Release Date
This Fortnite x Marvel” Zero War #1 is set to hit comic shops and Marvel unlimited of 8th June 2022.
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