Yesterday, we were fortunate enough to get more details concerning the first two issues of Marvel’s next major crossover event, Secret Empire, via some official plot synopses. Since then, even more bits of information have come to light now that the rest of the publisher’s May solicits have found their way online.
Surprisingly enough, a third installment is also set to arrive in May, causing us to believe that this 9-issue series will likely wrap by late summer or early fall and, dare we say, pave the way for yet another line wide relaunch.
Something else that caught our attention was that artist Andrea Sorrentino will be joining writer Nick Spencer for the second consecutive issue, which will see the fight get a little more cosmic as none other than Captain Marvel is set to step up in an effort to combat the Chitauri threat.
For more details on the front, please consult the official solicit:
Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition — one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren’t looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don’t worry —THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVENGE YOU!
As of now, Mark Brooks’ standard cover for Secret Empire #3 has yet to be revealed, but it’s probably safe to say that it’ll be frame worthy. We are, however, able to present Sorrentino’s “Hydra Hero” variant, which you can check out below.