The Secret Empire is here - but who will survive Steve Rogers' reign of terror?
The culmination of writer Nick Spencer's Captain America epic arrives in April. Not only will the saga unfold over the course of its nine-issue miniseries, "Secret Empire" will inspire a number of one-shots and more than a handful of tie-ins (nine in May alone) across the Marvel Universe. When the heroes of the world learn that Steve Rogers has been a Hydra agent all along, allegiances are chattered, new partnerships are formed, and judging by the cover and solicitation copy for "U.S.Avengers" #6, at least one longtime Marvel hero may die.
That's just in Captain America's specific corner of the Marvel Universe; as we spread out across the rest of Marvel Comics' May releases, we find the following items of note:
- Dennis Hopeless is taking over writing duties on "Doctor Strange," replacing Jason Aaron as of #21; artist Niko Henrichon will take over from Chris Bachalo. The issue is also a "Secret Empire" tie-in.
- The description for "Ultimates 2" #7 indicates that the big finale of last week's issue might be undone, with Galactus still being referred to as the Lifebringer.