One of the biggest events on the calendar for Marvel here in 2017, Secret Empire is going to be a universe-wide story.
Not-so secret war
From superstar creators Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Leinil Yu and Daniel Acuña comes SECRET EMPIRE! The Marvel Universe is under siege from within. Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America–secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra–is finally set to enact his master plan. Yet as the dominoes begin to fall, there are those who would rise to meet the challenge. Hydra’s ascension stands as a rallying cry, and Avengers, Champions, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man and more must put aside their differences and come together as one: The first and last line of defense against Hydra!
Be there for the can’t-miss comic event of the summer when SECRET EMPIRE #1 comes to your local comic shop on May 3rd. Plus, don’t miss an original 10-page Secret Empire story available on Free Comic Book Day (May 6th). To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.
Big event, big close to an arc
Well this seems like the hundredth big Marvel event in the last few years. Thing is though, Secret Empire might actually live up to the billing from the looks of that trailer. Not only will Secret Empire bring together the whole of the Marvel U, but it seems like it’s going to evolve one of the huge, simmering storylines in Marvel today. Of course, I’m talking about Cap.
Captain America has been manipulated by the Cosmic Cube and Hydra. So he thinks he’s been a Hydra plant since the ’40s, though obviously he hasn’t. It’s a storyline that’s caused no end of fan-eruption, and controversy, given the nature of Cap as a character. And in Secret Empire, it looks like all of that will be coming to a head.
At least, I hope it will. As a pretty big Cap fan myself, I’d like to see the whole Hydra storyline come to a close… or do something at least. It seems to have been rolling for a while after all, with little in the way of evolution. So, fingers crossed.