Surprise: Secret Empire Gets An Extra Issue, Will Conclude With “Thrilling” Secret Empire #10 In August

It wouldn’t be a Marvel super-mega-crossover event if it didn’t have a surprise extra issue added in the middle of publication. As we all probably expected, Marvel has just announced an additional issue of Nick Spencer and Friends’ epic Hydra Steve story: Secret Empire #10, due out in August. The issues of Secret Empire that have already been solicited have all been solicited as “of 9.”

“[Writer] Nick [Spencer] has constructed each issue of SECRET EMPIRE so that it ends with a climactic twist or a big reveal or a shocking development, and issue #9 is no exception,” said SVP & Executive Editor Tom Brevoort in an announcement on “So moving into the finale, with issue #10, the heroes across the Marvel Universe will be pushed to the breaking point as we race to the exhilarating climax we’ve been planning for months. Oh, and let me say again: we’re not going to use the Cosmic Cube to simply reverse everything away—the stakes matter, maybe more than they ever have before.

We’ve got a cover:


And a solicit:

SECRET EMPIRE #10 (of 10)
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Villain Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Civil Warrior Variant Cover by TBD
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Now, the only remaining question is whether or not the rest of the issues manage to come out on time, to see if anyone hits Event Comics Bingo! Until then, we think an extra issue warrants an extra box added to our ongoing checklist:


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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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