Seeing as how Marvel finally spilled some beans concerning the highly anticipated event series Secret Empire late last week, expect more details to slowly trickle in before the book officially kicks off this April.
Upon being officially announced, the cover art for Secret Empire #1 was indeed revealed, but some of us were left scratching our heads when it came to issue #0, which will obviously ship first. Well, fear not, because the House of Ideas have thankfully pulled back the curtain on Mark Brooks’ jaw-dropping cover art that hints at Captain America’s new Hydra threads. Furthermore, it’s since been disclosed that Daniel Acuna will be providing interiors for the prologue issue.
Knowing how high the stakes are in this book, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso had this to say:
“Wherever you find favor within the Marvel Universe, SECRET EMPIRE is a story for you. When the world’s most respected and trusted super hero, Captain America, assumes ultimate power and goes bad, it serves as a rallying cry for all the heroes. Avengers, X-Men, Guardians, Inhumans and street-level heroes unite to fight for the fate – and soul – of the Marvel Universe.”
Although I’m admittedly on the fence when it comes to Steve Rogers’ recent heel turn, I can’t deny that I’m most interested in seeing how this all plays out. When it’s all said and done, Secret Empire could very well be one of the biggest things to come out of comics in 2017.
For more information, be sure to check out this synopsis that kind of echoes Alonso’s statement:
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!