What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? Beginning May 3rd, prepare for Marvel Comics’ Secret Empire! Creators Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, and Leinil Yu are ready to challenge the entire Marvel Universe as they unite the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Champions, Inhumans, Spider-Man, and more, as an unwavering front against the Secret Empire!
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 a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals against the Marvel Universe and it’s up to all heroes to unite against one of the greatest challenges they have ever faced.
The series is a rallying cry for all heroes — Avengers, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool – to put aside their differences and unify in the defense of the Marvel Universe as it’s revealed early on that Captain America is a traitor and they must unify to stop him.
That unification is what will be needed to confront Steve Rogers since all the heroes close to Cap have been be influenced by him over the years.
Forged together as one – the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inhumans, the X-Men, and more will be tested as Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe and Secret Empire unleashes a horde of villains against those who have sworn to protect the innocent.
Secret Empire #1 features a cover by Mark Brooks.