The Captain Americain Secret Empire is a far cry from the trusted icon of years past, and the big question is, can he still be redeemed?
Spoilers incoming for Secret Empire, so if you don't want to know you need to turn back now.
That is the central theme to Secret Empire Omega #1, and Marvel has released the cover of the anticipated conclusions, showing a Captain America shedding his newest Hydra inspired suit.
“It’s not over yet! While Hydra may have fallen, there’s still a nation to rebuild, friends to be buried and an emotional toll to be tallied,” said SVP & Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort. “To say nothing of the question of what comes next for Steve Rogers—how can he possibly move forward, possibly be redeemed, after everything he’s just been through?”
As Brevoort indicates, Hydra does eventually fall, but it isn't revealed by whom or how the vanishing will play into Rogers fate. Fans knew Rogers would eventually return to his more inspirational roots but weren't sure how or when. Not at least the latter part of that equation has been answered.
Secret Empire doesn't just end in Omega though, as there will be plenty of fallout from Cap's terror-filled reign. Those will be addressed in special Aftermath tie-in books, and you can see the descriptions for those and Omega #1 below.
Omega #1 hits stores later this year, and will also include a Michael Turner variant cover, which can be seen along with the regular cover in the gallery.
SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Black and White Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
No More Hydra Variant Cover Also Available
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: SECRET WARRIORS #6
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by TRADD MOORE & MATTHEW WILSON
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: U.S. AVENGERS #10
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by PACO MEDINA
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: CHAMPIONS #12
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Venomized Ultron Variant Cover By DAVID NAKAYAMA
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: DEADPOOL #36
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Secret Comic Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH
SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS #11
Written by MARK WAID
Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Venomized Loki Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
Secret Empire #5 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Rod Reis and Andrea Sorrentino with a cover by Mark Brooks. The issue is in stores now, and you can find the official description below.
They thought they were safe! They thought they could handle anything that was thrown
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