Marvel’s Secret Empire story has been teased and built up for awhile, now we have the details on it. Thanks to Newsarama via ABC we know that the writer for both the Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson Captain America series, Nick Spencer is writing the event. As for the art duties, that would be Steve McNiven, Daniel Acuna, Andrea Sorrentino, and Leinil Yu sharing them. The Secret Empire begins with #0 in April and finishes up in August with #9. Mark Brooks is set to handle the cover art for the Marvel Universe mega event.
If you’re wondering what Secret Empire is about, well as Marvel’s Senior Vice President Tom Brevoort Explains, “Steve (Rogers) has been kind of lining his dominoes up around the Marvel Universe to be able to make his move and bring about a Hydra revolution, a takeover,” and something happens that puts it in the public eye and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are ready to fight.
Secret Empire is the Culmination of all the events in Nick Spencer’s Captain America run and other events in the Marvel Universe.
Now that the goal of Hydra is finally hitting, we can start to see the Secret Empire in sight. From the ABC article we learn that Steve Rogers will be revealed as an Hydra Agent early in the event. Which is good as that at least will help the flow of the event better. From events in Civil War II and now heading up S.H.I.E.L.D., Steve Rogers has only been able to hide his plans and Hydra’s for so long. As Brevoort puts it in #0 it all starts with, “the worst day in the Marvel Universe.” and builds from there.
Brevoort continues to say, “Where not one, not two, but three separate events break out all at once. Cap, as head of S.H.I.E.L.D., is able to mobilize forces to all three of those situations. And those three situations represent Hydra’s first move. It comes off the blocks explosively right from the get-go,” he added. You can see why this would be, “the worst day in the Marvel Universe” fairly easily. Considering the build up for this series, this is going to have to hit the ground running in a big way. From what I can see, that seems to be the plan.
It is nice to see that Secret Empire is happening and is going to hit with a big splash.
Since May 2016, this event has been building up for what seems like forever. Take note of what Brevoort says about Secret Empire in this bit, “We are done with the covert portion, the buildup portion of the program, Secret Empire is the pyrotechnics, the big Michael Bay blockbuster, huge colossal struggles and battles across the Marvel Universe, with all of our key characters and players taking on a big role,” meaning we are done with the covert warfare and it is all in the light, thank goodness.
Now for you all in Monkeys Fighting Robots Universe, what do you think of Secret Empire? Are you excited for it or whatever other emotions you may have, let us know. The Secret Empire is here, now we shall see if it was worth the ride to get there.