Again and again, Marvel sinks its teeth into our wallets, churning out “Earth Shattering”, “Mind Blowing”, or even “Status-Quo Shaking” event books (That was a small bit of sarcasm). This time around, we might actually be in for a story that feels planned out, doesn’t have an obvious conclusion, and won’t drag itself out for 6 extra months. If you are looking to prepare yourself for Secret Empire, I recommend reading Steve Rogers: Captain America 2016 as it’s the bare essentials you’ll need to start off this event. You could also look at my reviews of Issue 1 and Issue 4 if you don’t want to read the last 16 issues of the Captain America. I’ll avoid spoilers for this issue, as I’ve seen a few people posting major ones online i just want to talk about the story in a broader sense rather than just showing you what happens. But be prepared for me to talk about some events during the StandOff event and the Captain America Series’.
Here we are, halfway through Civil War II, wading through all the different tie-in issues and short series including Spider-Man, X-Men, and our favourite red, white and blue newly made fascist, Captain America. Just as the title says, Steve Rogers is still a secret hydra agent and in this tie-in we get some good, but sort of obvious, idea of what he is planning. I’ve seen a few posts on CBR and other websites straight up spoiling the end of the book, I won’t be doing that here.
In the last week of May 2016, I was looking at Marvel’s lineup for that week, waiting for the mildly anticipated Civil War II #1 when I noticed they had started Captain America back at #1. Lots of titles this year had been started at #1’s again with the All-New, All-Different branding after Secret Wars technically re-wrote the multi-verse to a very familiar but still very different place. Continue reading “Captain America’s Ultimate Secret (SPOILERS – you’ve been warned)”