I mentioned in my review of "Secret Wars" #2 that Hickman took a matter-of-fact approach to Battleworld in that issue, with only Dragon Man expressing the sense that it might not be what it seems. However, Costa makes it clear that some people do have the sense that Battleworld might not be real. Spider-Gwen realizes that she's theoretically deceased in this world, and Anya, Indian Spider-Man, and Spider-UK all discuss a nagging sense that something is wrong. Costa holds out the possibility that the four of them are able to sense reality due to their connection to the Web; in fact, Indian Spider-Man used this connection to track down Anya and Billy in the first place. Moreover, they're not from the Marvel or Ultimate Universes, meaning that they might be able to see through the ruse more easily. (Costa does probably have to explain why they're here in the first place.) I guess we'll see where we go from here.
*** (three of five stars)