I don't get this preview. If the story from Secret Wars is cannon here, why is Sandman back into the bad guys' side? I mean, he joined SHIELD to fight the Regent, and there was rumours about his demise after the last issue or something. So, what's wrong here?
If developments in the Spider-Man Unlimited game are also to be taken as canon, the RYV from Secret Wars is also an entirely separate canon from the one seen in the current ongoing.
In any event, Gerry Conway specifically chose to write the followup series as a very broad strokes/reboot of the original miniseries.
Yeah. This is actually a brand new RYV Universe.
This isn't the secret wars universe anylonger. It's a brand new one with some similarities to the Secret Wars Universe.
Pretty much Gerry pretty much took the peices that he liked and were essential in the original RYV and then created his own brand new Universe.
In the SecretWars one, everyone died. In Gerry RYV, heroes are still alive and probably none had died during Regent's takeover. Why do I say this? The X-Men were the first heroes to be killed in the Secret Wars RYV, which is why Regent defeated the Avengers so quickly.
We have no clue how the Regent story went in this one and I believe Gerry is still figuring that one out as well. He's just building the world in the way he sees fit and then will go back and tell us the history that brought us here.