Marvel Comics has posted a seven-page preview of next's month's Secret Empire #0 on Diamond's retailer website, in which the Marvel Universe seems to be on its very last legs. Here's a look at the carnage along with a message the publisher posted to comic store owners.
"Last week, retailers were treated to an advance look at Secret Empire #0 in full. Their feedback and responses to reading the kickoff issue have been great! Though the issue won’t be released until April 19th, many shop owners asked if Marvel could release a longer preview to share with fans and customers. With that said, we’re thrilled to present a new preview of Secret Empire #0, which retailers can also download from the Diamond Comics website. Retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders, as Final Order Cutoff is today, March 27th."
SECRET EMPIRE #0 (OF 9)
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Rod Reis (CA) Mark Brooks
What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now!
The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra's ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America's plan have been laid out -- and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra's grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
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