This is Earth 84061. The year is 2018. Thanos has arrived in the African nation of Wakanda. It’s here that the Avengers make their final stand against the Mad Titan.
This is Part 1 of the 4-Part Series, The End of the Marvel Universe. This series explains what happened to Peter's world, an event that has been chronicled across the Secret Wars videos and the two prequel comics. All of those and more are summed up in this series. Part 1: The Unknown, answers the question: Where does the Face Front Universe diverge from the MCU?
Those who have been following Face Front have noticed some MCU events are canon, like Avengers: Age of Ultron and most of the MCU Spider-Man movies. But there's also some differences, such as Sam Says, Return to the Spider-Verse, and some characters, like Doctor Doom! None of this is in the MCU, and Part 1 tells us why.
Uatu the Watcher guides us through the events of 2018's Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War. However, there is one key difference: When Thanos snaps, Sam Wilson, the Falcon, never vanished in the blip. And that is the moment that created a new universe. The Face Front Universe.
Having not faded away, Sam found a burst of bravery and charged Thanos, giving Thor just enough time to sever his arm, as well as his connection to the Infinity Gauntlet. Those who remember the movie will remember that Thanos used the Space Stone to retreat before Thor had a chance to react! And now, Thor got his revenge, killing Thanos in Wakanda! Thor also did what he wanted to do in Avengers: Endgame, and used the Gauntlet to undo the blip, mere moments after it happened!
What does this mean? It means that Avengers: Endgame, and everything that came after it, is no longer canon in the Face Front Universe. The blip was undone in 5 minutes instead of 5 years. Thanos was killed in 2018. Asgard, and Loki, were brought back. And everyone lost in Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones was brought back to life. Think about the implications of that. It's not just people who died in Infinity War. Thanos' search for the stones was a direct cause for quite a few deaths from Phases 1-3. And all of those people have been brought back! Long story short: The Avengers saved the universe!
But then why is the series called The End of the Marvel Universe? Well, think back to the scene on Titan, with Doctor Strange. He stated that there were 14,000,605 outcomes in the battle with Thanos, and the Avengers won in one of them. That was Avengers: Endgame. So yes, while the Avengers did stop Thanos, the Face Front Universe is one of the remaining 14,000,604 where it doesn't end well. How does that happen? Well, you'll have to wait and see.
The guide below will inform you of when to expect the next parts of the series as well as what each part will entail:
That's it for this one! I can't wait until Part 2! This will explain things like how Falcon got his show, Sam Says, and why Spider-Man was at the Daily Bugle doing the Face Front News flashes. It's all connected! Until then, Face Front True Believers, and I'll see you in the Multiverse!