SECRET EMPIRE #1 (of 9) NICK SPENCER (W) • STEVE MCNIVEN (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL Hydra Hero VARIANT Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER Villain Variant Cover by DAN MORA PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TODD NAUCK PARTY SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY TODD NAUCK PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY TBA It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! But now, the moment has arrived for Steve Rogers to step into the light and declare his allegiance to Hydra! How can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world? The map of the Marvel Universe changes in ways nobody will expect — TRUST THE SECRET EMPIRE! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
The first cover would make a cool poster. I see Sam, Riri, Gwen, Miles, Loki, Kamala, Laura, Viv and Amadeus.
The second cover, the one with Amadeus… I have no words. Okay, I have words, many words. But they’re not okay to print.
It was Jack who answered. ‘Gwen? What’s up?’
‘Rhys has been attacked.’
‘Transportation can be a cut-throat business, I hear.’
‘This is serious. The girl who attacked him tried to eat his face off.’
There was a pause at the other end of the line. Gwen didn’t know where Jack was, but she imagined him standing on a rooftop somewhere – perhaps on top of the Millennium Centre itself – gazing down at Cardiff Bay, watching the reds and blues and yellows of the city’s lights reflected from the waves. Of course, he might just have been in his office in Torchwood, sitting with his feet up on the desk.
The average life is full of near misses and absolute hits, of great love and small disasters. It’s made up of banana milkshakes, loft insulation and random shoes. It’s dead ordinary, and truly, truly amazing. What you’ve got to realise is, it’s all here, now. S o b r e a t h e d e e p a n d s w a l l o w i t w h o l e .