Secret Empire

Secret Empire❴EPUB❵ ✼ Secret Empire Author Nick Spencer – Heartforum.co.uk s most startling and unexpected comic book event Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty, has been living a lie The world s greatest hero is secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, brought up si s most startling and unexpected comic book event Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty, has been living a lie The world s greatest hero is secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, brought up since childhood to pursue their mission of progress through authority and unity through adversity Using the trust and respect he is accorded by the great powers of the Marvel Universe, Steve Rogers has worked his way into a position where he can make Hydra s ideals a reality and change the landscape of the world dramatically Now, all the dominos of Steve s plan have been laid out and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action Hail Hydra COLLECTING Secret Empire, FREE COMIC BOOK DAYDEFENDERS Secret Empire STORY.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this nameNick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator owned titles at Image Comics Existence , Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories , his work at DC Comics Action Comics, THUNDER Agents , and for his current work at Marvel Comics Iron Man , Ultimate Comics X Men.

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    Hardcover ✓ Secret Empire Epub Ä landscape of the world dramatically Now, all the dominos of Steve s plan have been laid out and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action Hail Hydra COLLECTING Secret Empire, FREE COMIC BOOK DAYDEFENDERS Secret Empire STORY."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • Secret Empire
  • Nick Spencer
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 0785194525

10 thoughts on “Secret Empire

  1. Anne says:

    Secret Empire The Whiskey Dick of Comic Events Goes on past the point of comfort with zero satisfaction at the endDear Marvel,You took a character I looked up to and trashed him to prove a political point Not to mention, just like all your recent events, all of the information necessary to the storyline isn t even contained in this fucking book.I almost feel like registering as a Republican just as a fuck you for this dry hump of a comic.Almost.I like Nick Spencer as a writer, so this is rea Secret Empire The Whiskey Dick of Comic Events Goes on past the point of comfort with zero satisfaction at the endDear Marvel,You took a character I looked up to and trashed him to prove a political point Not to mention, just like all your recent events, all of the information necessary to the storyline isn t even contained in this fucking book.I almost feel like registering as a Republican just as a fuck you for this dry hump of a comic.Almost.I like Nick Spencer as a writer, so this is readable in that sense There were several times that I laughed or gasped the stuff with Hank Pym, for example, was great Which means I can t in good conscience say this was 100% gross because it wasn t.It had moments that I truly enjoyed.However, it s also depressing, gloomy, and ultimately pointless I m actually sad Sad this happened Sad I spent my time reading it Sad this story even exists.I m gonna be honest, it s going to take Marvel a long time to earn back my trust after this I gave it an open minded try because I was told that this wasthan just another reality wipe cosmic cube saves the day sort of story view spoiler It s totally a reality wipe cosmic cube saves the day story hide spoiler Pffft.This wholeStevilthing was awful.PSSSST For those of you reading on Marvel Unlimited, the blurb has this at this time listed as COLLECTING SECRET EMPIRE 0 9, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 DEFENDERS SECRET EMPIRE STORY 1 It s actually Secret Empire 0 10

  2. Khurram says:

    A good story with good art work that fits the story and style of the comic perfectly However there were issues with this.Start rant One thing I really hate is when a character is featured prominently on the cover and is not in the comic I hate that Now using my favorite character in that way pushes my annoyance level to 11 The Spider man on the cover is Peter Parker, the Spider man in the story is Milles Peter is in possibly 10 panels, and contributes nothing to the story.Rant over The one A good story with good art work that fits the story and style of the comic perfectly However there were issues with this.Start rant One thing I really hate is when a character is featured prominently on the cover and is not in the comic I hate that Now using my favorite character in that way pushes my annoyance level to 11 The Spider man on the cover is Peter Parker, the Spider man in the story is Milles Peter is in possibly 10 panels, and contributes nothing to the story.Rant over The one person you always believed inthen anybody else betrays you How do you recover from a betrayal live that However he has not just betrayed you but the world making him thepowerful person in the world Some will hide, some fight, many will die How many time can heroes rise to be knocked down again.This rant and other issues Suddenly heroes have been away the whole book suddenly appear like nothing has happened Even finishing the book I am not sure if it what if or from the now rebooted and merged Marvel Universe.A great but slow story, a little slow at the beginning but all this built up to the big heroic fight at the end An epic story that does not just reboot the scars and damage remain A great final battle and good epilogue, but I don t think all the characters got enough time in this book

  3. Chad says:

    I ll let Johnny Cash explain to you what I thought about this book.Of course, this book could also be considered one big F.U from Marvel to all its readers Before I even get into the merits of the story, lets talk about how badly this was planned It s been in the works for at least 2 years when Assault of Pleasant Hill came out Yet, Marvel couldn t get one artist to draw the miniseries They couldn t even get one artist to draw a complete issue Even though there are some great artists on th I ll let Johnny Cash explain to you what I thought about this book.Of course, this book could also be considered one big F.U from Marvel to all its readers Before I even get into the merits of the story, lets talk about how badly this was planned It s been in the works for at least 2 years when Assault of Pleasant Hill came out Yet, Marvel couldn t get one artist to draw the miniseries They couldn t even get one artist to draw a complete issue Even though there are some great artists on the book, it feels disjointed Partly from the changing art, partly from the vast holes in the story, because it happens in other books that don t even get an editorial mention You re often left with the felling of Wait a minute what just happened The whole story of Cap being an agent of Hydra exists solely to shock the readers and create newspaper headlines There s no thought to if it s a good story or not The story is terrible and filled withpotholes when the Cross Bronx Expressway view spoiler The new Captain America is the memories of a sentient cosmic cube who met Cap for about 5 minutes How could that possibly be a real person or have the wisdom and knowledge of the original Cap hide spoiler The one bright spot in the book was the issue with Ultron Hank Pym It was creepy and well written How long until Stevil Rogers becomes the Red Skull The whole thing just makes me sad Marvel s been in a downward spiral since Secret Wars It s not a surprise Axel Alonzo was fired over this fiasco

  4. Jedi JC Daquis says:

    You can sell a really bad idea and turn it into a genuine and sincere literary material Secret Empire forced a really bad idea in a really bad story Captain America being Hydra is something you can move on with if it is justified by a well written story and good dialogue But unfortunately Nick Spencer s Marvel crossover event fails big time.What I really dislike the most about Secret Empire is how it relies heavily on the muchsuccessful MCU Literally all characters from the movies and You can sell a really bad idea and turn it into a genuine and sincere literary material Secret Empire forced a really bad idea in a really bad story Captain America being Hydra is something you can move on with if it is justified by a well written story and good dialogue But unfortunately Nick Spencer s Marvel crossover event fails big time.What I really dislike the most about Secret Empire is how it relies heavily on the muchsuccessful MCU Literally all characters from the movies and TV series are haphazardly packed into the storyline You got the Inhumans, the Defenders, Doctor Strange, Black Panther the Guardians all doing their part in the story But where are the Fantastic Four and the X Men Nada Well, there are some of them just to say that they still exist in the Marvel comics world The problem is, you do not need all of them to progress the story Remove most of these characters and what remains is a generic and simplistic story about view spoiler collecting fragments of the Cosmic Cube to rewrite history hide spoiler.DC Rebirth was a bad idea too It was in its core a reboot, despite what Geoff Johns said that it is not But people received it well Why Because the story is good That s it There s no forced diversity, and political drama again, I have nothing against politics and diversity The story is just good Give us a good story and we will chew whatever you give us.But Secret Empire is so bad for me that I do not actually hate those who liked this I envy you guys for getting the best out of it I tried Really tried There are some genuinely good moments in SE though, but there are overwhelmingly bad pages in it that it drags everything down in my heart Well, perhaps aside from its over reliance in the MCU and tie up issues too and a poorly written story, some of of my feelings might also be attributed to event fatigue Age of Ultron and Civil War II were awful But SE could have been Marvel Comics redemption and hope.A collective sigh signifies relief that Secret Empire is finally finished hmmm how about SE Omega 1 So Marvel, please focus on writing a good Legacy, okay Please

  5. Sean Gibson says:

    I think I ve ranted enough about major Marvel crossovers from the past several years elsewhere on GR, so I ll just say this about Secret Empire you know how everyone hated the Dream Season on Dallas because it cheated viewers and was just kind of annoying This is just like that, only not as good, and there s no Patrick Duffy shower scene Okay, I m being a little harsh as an alternate history type story, it s fine, I suppose, if way too sprawling it could have been far tighter and much less r I think I ve ranted enough about major Marvel crossovers from the past several years elsewhere on GR, so I ll just say this about Secret Empire you know how everyone hated the Dream Season on Dallas because it cheated viewers and was just kind of annoying This is just like that, only not as good, and there s no Patrick Duffy shower scene Okay, I m being a little harsh as an alternate history type story, it s fine, I suppose, if way too sprawling it could have been far tighter and much less repetitive But, if you re going to do a story on this scale and then basically go back to status quo with some minor changes at the end, is it really worth disrupting the fine work many of your writers and artists are doing by disrupting what s happening in nearly every title in your company s creative stable I would say no, but maybe that s why I m the Director of Practice Management at a law firm and not the head of editorial at Marvel Suffice it to say, I m glad this is over, though I wish it had concluded with a startled Sharon Carter walking in on normal Steve Rogers in the shower, which would have earned it an extra star for winky hilarity

  6. Paul E. Morph says:

    This one just didn t work for me on so many levels It had a few nice moments but not enough to sustain such a long story It didn t even work very well as allegory, which left it feeling like a bloated What If story with little real point.A shame, as I m usually a fan of Nick Spencer s work.

  7. GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott) says:

    I bought this in single issues, saved them, and then binged over a couple of days when the final issue dropped.Apparently, this event was in planning for two years, and then the actual event itself took a year in the telling.My big take away at the end of it all was that none of it mattered.That s kind of a shitty feeling to have at the end of a story you have dedicated a year of your life in following I mean, some of it was pretty good The beginning few issues were solid, the middle sagged, a I bought this in single issues, saved them, and then binged over a couple of days when the final issue dropped.Apparently, this event was in planning for two years, and then the actual event itself took a year in the telling.My big take away at the end of it all was that none of it mattered.That s kind of a shitty feeling to have at the end of a story you have dedicated a year of your life in following I mean, some of it was pretty good The beginning few issues were solid, the middle sagged, and the conclusion leading up to the ending was fun even though the ending itself was a pile of crap In fact, the end left such a bad taste in my mouth that I find myself forgetting about the fun er moments I had earlier on in the series.I dunno And sadly, I don t think Marvel does either.Read the wiki Pass on the book Hope that something else better comes along

  8. Paige says:

    Wanna find out how bad Marvel comics on general currently are Then read this mess.

  9. Tiago says:

    Remember how bland and forgettable Age of Ultron was This isof the same, but worst, to the point of being unreadable, there s absolutely no fun factor, remember the days when Marvel released those What If comics, well it seems the entire Marvel canon right now is one of those books Also, a word about the illustrations, apart from a few exceptions and the covers, I think this book has some of the ugliest pages I ve seen in years It s all been downhill since the Secret Wars, the company Remember how bland and forgettable Age of Ultron was This isof the same, but worst, to the point of being unreadable, there s absolutely no fun factor, remember the days when Marvel released those What If comics, well it seems the entire Marvel canon right now is one of those books Also, a word about the illustrations, apart from a few exceptions and the covers, I think this book has some of the ugliest pages I ve seen in years It s all been downhill since the Secret Wars, the company is trying so hard to appeal to every demographic, constantly masquerading real life political agendas in these stories, its just a mess right now, it won t be long until another reboot happens

  10. Michael Hicks says:

    When Nick Spencer and Marvel first unveiled Hydra Cap, I was among the naysayers In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the rise of a racist authoritarian in the form of a bloated sack of orange tinged chemical waste given erratic sentience and a China made red hat, and our very real life white supremacist problem, resurgent and freshly emboldened by the said normalization of bloated orange chemical waste sack, I was appalled at what appeared to be Marvel s decision to give them their v When Nick Spencer and Marvel first unveiled Hydra Cap, I was among the naysayers In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the rise of a racist authoritarian in the form of a bloated sack of orange tinged chemical waste given erratic sentience and a China made red hat, and our very real life white supremacist problem, resurgent and freshly emboldened by the said normalization of bloated orange chemical waste sack, I was appalled at what appeared to be Marvel s decision to give them their very own icon in the form of our once patriotic and welcomely idealistic Captain America How could the man who punched Hitler and who fought against government overreach during the Superhero Registration Act be a comic book analogue, and figurehead for, Nazis And then I read the damn thing in its entirety What I discovered was a deep, rich work of much needed subversive Resistance fiction Sure, Captain America might have been transformed by an evil cosmic cube into a Donald Trump voter, but Hydra Cap showed us the dangers of demagoguery and the inherent perils in the rise of Trumpism This story, taken in toto, was a long form, comic book clarion call to resist.In Secret Empire, Nick Spencer takes all the various pieces he s been arranging across two Captain America books, the Avengers Stand Off miniseries, and the whole of the All New, All Different Marvel Universe post Secret Wars, to present a wonderfully engaging superhero epic Master tactician Steve Rogers has been manipulating events in order to achieve a singular goal the domination of Hydra With Marvel s mightiest heroes fractured, and their trust in one another broken, in the wake of Civil War II, and with SHIELD in disarray, Hydra has been allowed to rapidly build an empire in Europe An alien invasion threatens Earth, and a terror attack in New York further divides and conquers our heroes As one calamity after another is unleashed upon the world, Captain America steps in and seizes power for himself.This book is, by turns, grandly sweeping, ambitious in scope, deeply personal, and completely horrifying Secret Empire is bleakly dystopic, but also awe inspiring as the heroes begin to rise, fighting their way through one monumental disaster after another Spencer orchestrates the whole affair like a seasoned symphony conductor, as his band of artists illustrate the deeply resonant, and viciously dark, chords, before offering us melodramatically sustained highs This is the kind of sprawling, operatic virtuoso that all comic book events should be.Spanning ten issues of the event itself, along with an Issue 0 and Free Comic Book Day issue to act as prologue, and an Omega epilogue, there s a number of artists contributing to Spencer s vision Each deliver great artwork, but I have a real soft spot for Andrea Sorrentino His art is rough, capturing the grimy, often times dirty, feel of the narrative quite well, but where he really shines is in drafting vivid, engaging, and imaginative layouts He does some truly marvelous two page spreads with the panels configured in star shapes, like the icon of Captain America, or arranged around the tentacled limbs of the Hydra logo I absolutely love how he crafts a page Steve McNiven illustrates some lovely homages to iconic Captain America imagery in issue 10, recalling moments from Infinity Gauntlet and the first Civil War miniseries, which I particularly enjoyed Secret Empire closes out the Hydra Cap story or does it on a high note, presenting a strong finish that reminds us why we root for these heroes, and ultimately why we Americans root for America in the first place, and why we must always combat fascism and resist tyranny It might be easier, perhaps too easy, to give in to evil and let our own dark temptations guide us, but we must resist We have to stand up and fight

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