UPDATE 1/11/17 4:10 PM ET: Marvel has released a (slightly) updated version of the “Secret Empire” teaser, now with the words “Trust the” added to the image, but no further information disclosed — though all signs still point to it being an event story centered on the Steve Rogers version of Captain America, who last year was revealed to be a secret HYDRA agent due to rewritten comic book history.
Given Marvel’s traditional marketing patterns, it’s likely more teasers of this nature will pop up online over the next few days. Keep reading CBR for the latest.
Original story, published 5:10 p.m.. Jan. 6: Marvel Comics has released an interesting new teaser that seems to put Captain America (Steve Rogers) front and center.
The image, which touts the words “Secret Empire” and the year “2017” seems to point to a storyline of some kind that builds on the recent events in Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz’s “Captain America: Steve Rogers” ongoing series.
Of course, the series has caught significant attention over the past year for its major reveal that Rogers is in fact an Agent of HYDRA. How exactly that factors into “Secret Empire” is up in the air at this time…
Take a look at Marvel’s “Secret Empire” teaser below:
A longtime fixture of Marvel Comics — since “Tales to Astonish” #81 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — The Secret Empire is an subsidiary organization of Hydra, funded by the villainous group. Usually headed by a figure referred to as “Number One,” The Secret Empire has faced off numerous times against S.H.I.E.L.D. and several of Marvel’s heroes in recent years, including the Secret Avengers, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, and, yes, Captain America.
Stay tuned to CBR as more details unfold surrounding “Secret Empire” and all things “Captain America: Steve Rogers”…