The Press Release:
UNITED WE STAND – Your First Look at SECRET EMPIRE #1! The Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Inhumans, Champions, and More Galvanize as One. This is it, the moment you’ve been waiting for! It has been building for months, but now the time has come. The most trustworthy, stalwart hero the Marvel Universe has ever known will step into the light and reveal himself! How will the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with such a shattering betrayal? It’s all happening on May 3rd, as the highly anticipated SECRET EMPIRE #1 makes it’s thunderous debut at your local comic shops and on digital devices everywhere! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first eye-popping look inside issue #1!
From blockbuster creators Nick Spencer & Steve McNiven comes a first issue that must be seen to be believed! 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, uses the trust and respect he has gained over the years to ascend to a position where he can enact Hydra’s ideals. But now, the dominos of his master plan will begin to fall! Ask yourself, what if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy?
Now, the rise of Hydra stands as a rallying cry for the heroes across the Marvel Universe. Avengers, Champions, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool and more must unite. Put aside their differences and come together as one. The first and last line of defense against Hydra! The sensational, can’t-miss SECRET EMPIRE #1 hits comic stores and digital devices May 3rd. Get in on the ground floor of the comic event of the year that’s sure to have the world talking! As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, can the heroes stand triumphant? Find out this May!
SECRET EMPIRE #1: Written by NICK SPENCER; Art by STEVE MCNIVEN; Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Covers by ADI GRANOV, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, And SKOTTIE YOUNG
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Villain Variant by DAN MORA
Hydra Heroes Variant by ANDREA SORRENTINO
FOC – 04/10/17, On-Sale – 05/03/17
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that this one sure sounds interesting to me. Can you imagine the legendary Sentinel Of Liberty Captain America working in concert with the likes of HYDRA? I’ll be examining this one on the racks first because it will likely be better in my collection as a trade paperback. I’ve gotten to the point of too many single issues in my collection. Let’s see what happens but as I close up I wonder what you all think about this one. Be sure to scroll down below for some of the variant covers and provided preview pages from Marvel PR resources. Until next time.
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