EXCL PREVIEW: USAvengers' Secret Empire Tale Has Deep Iron Man Ties

The new Iron Patriot is at the center of U.S.Avengers #8, which will see Dr. Toni Ho come to terms with her past as she attempts to save Roberto da Costa's life -- all while being stuck in a prison cell courtesy of Steve Rogers' Hydra forces. And according to writer Al Ewing, what happens next will have a major impact on her burgeoning superheroing career.

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"We've been dropping hints that getting into the armor on a regular basis has knocked loose some internal stuff that Dr. Toni Ho thought she'd buried, about her relationship with her father, Ho Yinsen, and his unfortunate death," Ewing told CBR in a recent interview. "As Iron Man fans will remember, Yinsen sacrificed his life buying Tony Stark time to fully boot up the first Iron Man armor, and that's something Toni's struggled with in one way or another for a while. And now, she's found herself in a situation that eerily mirrors how her Dad died - she's stuck in a cell with a dying billionaire (U.S.Avengers leader Roberto da Costa, aka Citizen V, aka Sunspot), and the parallels are kind of staring everyone in the face. Hopefully she'll come out of it a little better than her Dad did."

Check out our advance look at Toni and Roberto's dire situation, as well as the team-up between the U.S.Avengers and their European-based allies, below!


  • Squirrel Girl and Enigma continue the fight against HYDRA’s forces in Europe! Meanwhile, in a deep, dark cell, Roberto Da Costa is dying by degrees as his M-Pox runs out of control. Can Dr. Toni Ho save them both...or will she follow her father’s legacy to the end?
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