First Details on Marvel’s Secret Empire Event Series

Though they’ve been teasing the upcoming storyline for some time, Marvel Entertainment has revealed the first official details on the upcoming Secret Empire event, which puts Captain America at the forefront.

Written by Nick Spencer with art by Steve McNiven, the series will spin out of the current Captain America: Steve Rogers series where it was revealed that the character’s history has been altered and he has secretly been an agent of HYDRA all this time.

“Steve 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,” Senior Vice President Tom Brevoort told ABC News. “At the point of ‘Secret Empire,’ they are ready to go. That’s the moment we hit as we go in.”

Brevoort goes on to describe the series’ Issue #0 (out in April) as  “the worst day of the Marvel Universe,” and revealing by the first issue of the event, the entire Marvel Universe knows who Steve Rogers really is.

“We’ve just come off of ‘Civil War 2’ and ‘Inhumans vs. X-Men,’ two big, dark events that had heroes fighting against heroes, over somewhat defensible positions. This is very much more an old school story. You will know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. This is not heroes fighting heroes, this is heroes fighting a bad guy,” Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso added.  “We saw this moment as our chance to rally the entire Marvel Universe, which has been fragmented of late.”

Secret Empire #1 will debut this May. Will you be picking up the series? Sound off below!