“Take A Good Look At The Damage You’ve Done” – Previewing The Final Issue Of Secret Empire And Its Crossovers Out This Week

Wednesday sees the release of Secret Empire #10 from Marvel Comics. You know, the final issue of the event that has seen the Hydra takeover of the USA, and the emergence of their sleeper agent, Steve Rogers, who has become Director Of SHIELD, gained Presidential powers and was made Supreme Commander of Hydra. And now wants the rest of the world and universe under his fascist heel. And it’s now a metal fascist heel.

So much so that he’s now got an Iron Man suit of his very own. When Captain America dresses like an even more fascist Tony Stark, you know something’s up.

Shoot him in the face, Hawkeye. You’re good at that.So says Old Man Logan, responsible for an even bleaker future. Put calling kettles fascist, there. And you’re late with that arrow now, Clint.

Hang on, where did Iron Man suddenly go? Doesn’t he get an assemble? And where did Storm come from? And what happens next? Well the cover may be a little giveaway…

Time for the redemption of Captain America. Somehow. Maybe Barf will bring up some kind of conscience for him….

SECRET EMPIRE #10
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Steve McNiven, Jay Leisten, Rod Reis, Ron Lim, David Marquez, Paco Medina, Juan Vlasco, Jesus Aburtov, Matthew Wilson
Can there be any redemption for Captain America as the SECRET EMPIRE starts to crumble?
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 30, 2017

Oh wait no, there’s still another thing…

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1 SE
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Mark Brooks
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
•  Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin.
•  However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?
Rated T+In Shops: Sep 13, 2017

And joining Secret Empire #10, a couple of previews…

DEADPOOL #35 SE
(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) David Lopez
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Deadpool’s sided with Hydra for too long…but no more!
•  He’s totally going to turn things around and take down Steve Rogers!
•  He’s going to put a stop to this whole Secret Empire once and for all!
•  Yeah…that’s the ticket…
Parental AdvisoryIn Shops: Aug 30, 2017

MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #8 SE
(W) Margaret Stohl (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Elizabeth Torque
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
•  Captain Marvel and her crew may have finally found a way to defeat the Chitauri…but it’s going to take all the strength they’ve got – including the new recruits.
•  As Alpha Flight puts their plan into action, an enemy from Carol’s past rears its head, threatening to ruin everything!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 30, 2017

And while not technically a Secret Empire crossover, Uncanny Avengers #26 does seem to follow quite swiftly in response.

UNCANNY AVENGERS #26
(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) R. B. Silva
THE WITCH IS BACK!
•  Wanda Maximoff has returned to the Avengers at last!
•  But not everyone on the team is happy about it…
•  At the same time, an old foe returns and our heroes’ lives are thrown upside down!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 30, 2017

 

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