The Secret Empire Revealed


Hail Hydra--Captain America--The Secret EmpireCan you hear it? The soft subtle wind… that preludes a brewing hurricane? After years of build up, events, and storyline, the marvel heroes will discover that he who might possibly be their greatest enemy… was their greatest friend.

Secret Empire kicks off this month bringing to culmination a multi-year story that shocked the world by revealing that Steve Rogers, Captain America – The Sentinel of Liberty, is actually an agent of Hydra and the servant of The Red Skull, while working as a sleeper agent inside The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D., completely unsuspected… And now, with the Marvel Universe divided and still feeling the effects of Civil War 2, it’s perfect time to strike.

This is sure to be a compelling and thrilling story. Seeing the fall of Steve Rogers and the rise of a new Hydra has not been easy for fans. Many of us feeling a bit of event fatigue, but it has made for compelling stories from the writer and artist team of Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz. Leading to a lot of big questions: How will the heroes deal with such a threat– such a betrayal? How will new and younger heroes such as Ms. Marvel, Nova, and Spider-Man (Kamala Khan, Sam Alexander, Miles Morales) deal with this situation? It will surely leave them questioning their trust of not only Captain America but the very world around them. Will older heroes return to turn the tide? Will Cap return to the side of the angels? Or is he beyond saving? And if not, who will save him? All these questions and more will hopefully be answered. This has been a slow burn for Marvel with this story laying in the background of at least 2-3 major events, and based on the trailer below, they are building to a major earth-shattering payoff.

Feel the storm? …It’s coming.

Synopsis for Secret Empire

It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! It’s time to stand together against Hydra and the forces of evil, but how can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world?

It’s the story that has shocked the world. Captain America is an Agent of Hydra?! Now – superstar creators Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis, Leinil Yu, and more, bring you the most ground shaking Marvel saga ever – SECRET EMPIRE! Available now in comic stores everywhere, Marvel is pleased to present a special trailer devoted to the devastating first arc of this blockbuster series!

As Hydra’s tentacles tighten around the world, Steve Rogers’ seemingly foolproof plan for global domination begins. Can the heroes of the Marvel Universe find the cracks within the foundation of Hydra’s control or will they ultimately succumb to the power of one of their most trusted allies?

SECRET EMPIRE #0 and SECRET EMPIRE #1 are both available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit


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