'Secret of STEVE ROGERS' & the Redacted SECRET EMPIRE #9 Cover

"Secret Empire #9" cover
Credit: Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics)

The just-released cover for August 23's Secret Empire #9 features a mysterious, blacked out figure fighting Baron Zemo. The image was released with a simple statement - that Steve Rogers has another secret, hidden since he became an agent of Hydra, that will now be revealed.

"When Steve Rogers was revealed to be an agent of Hydra due to the manipulations of Red Skull, the Marvel Universe was rocked to its core," reads the statement. "Now, it’s the moment fans have been waiting for – and you’re not going to want to miss this reveal!"
 
Marvel previously said that fans frustrated with Steve's Hydra turn should "have patience," and that Steve's "core values" would be the key to the end of Secret Empire.
 
Here's the full solicitation for the issue:
 
SECRET EMPIRE #9
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by LEINIL YU
Cover by MARK BROOKS
FOC – 7/31/17, On-Sale – 8/23/17
What is the secret of Steve Rogers? And how will it affect the Marvel Universe as we know it? Head to your local comic shop this August to find out!
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