While the publisher remained mum on the event's finer details, save for the fact that "Secret Wars" will pay homage to original 1984-1985 maxi-series, they did provide this doozy of a teaser image by Alex Ross.
And that's where the real clues come in. Packed with Marvel characters spanning both time and the multiverse, it certainly seems that Secret Wars will be a multi-dimensional event that will literally affect corner of the Marvel Universe.
We busted out our magnifying glass and Marvel Encyclopedia to identify as many characters in the image as possible.
* Classic Captain America (Pre-Marvel Now!)
* Silver Age Iron Man
* Pre-Ragnorok Thor
* Another classic-looking Thor, but without a helmet and a larger hammer
* Avengers Now! Thor
* Superior Iron Man
* Sam Wilson Captain America
* Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man
* Silver Age Hawkeye
* Silver Age Wasp
* Earth X Iron Man
* MC2 Iron Man
* MC2 Daredevil, or Darkdevil
* Squadron Supreme Hyperion
* MC2 Captain America, or American Dream
* Ghost Rider 2099
* An Alternate Reality Captain America with an energy shield
* Teen Hulk
* Mangaverse Black Panther
* Mangaverse Captain America* Star Brand
* MC2's Stinger
* Marvel 1602 Daredevil
* St. George from the Powerline Series
* Doctor Zero
* MC2 Thor, or Thunderstrike
* Nightmask from New Universe
* Classic Captain Marvel0comments
* Obnoxio the Clown (Yeah.)
Who did we miss or misidentify? Let us know in the comments. Check out the gallery image below to magnify to a larger size image.