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TNTM: Marvel Comics Secret Empire review

Marvel’s Secret Empire story-line made Captain America a complete opposite of what we have known about him for decades. They made it so Captain America had been an agent of Hydra ever since his childhood. Understandably, a lot of people were very upset over this new Captain America identity. The narrative is set in place long before the Secret Empire series kicked off. Let me take you back to the beginning.

S.H.I.E.L.D. was experimenting with using fragments of Cosmic Cubes to reshape reality as the agency would deem necessary. This caused the pieces to merge together into a single being. This being named itself Kobik. It suffered from a damaged and splintered sense of consciousness. As a result it decided to adopt the form it felt it most resembled in its confusion, a child.

Kobik wanted to be loved. Kobik decided to go to one person who had held dear one of the Cosmic Cubes that now partially composed Kobik, the Red Skull. The Red Skull took advantage of the child’s affinity and naivety and taught her the ways of Hydra.

Red Skull used Kobik’s powers to rewrite history and make Steve Rogers a Hydra agent. We will call this character Hydra Cap to avoid confusion. Hydra Cap set out to turn the world into Hydra’s idea of a perfect place. In the process he searched for all the fragments of the Kobik Cosmic Cube so he could completely control reality.

Hydra Cap collects all but one cosmic cube fragment. A group of superheroes fighting against Hydra Cap have the last remaining fragment. They use a bit of subterfuge (Ant Man and Winter Soldier shrink down and are on the fragment) to get in touch with Kobik as the cube is completed.

Kobik returns Captain America to reality and strips the Cosmic Cube’s powers from Hydra Cap. There is a huge battle with Hydra Cap and Captain America. Of course, Captain America wins and Hydra Cap is placed in a high security prison.

Kobik returns things to normal, but it is not revealed whether characters who died during Secret Empire will be brought back. This would have been a great opportunity for Marvel to correct all the things they have done over the past few years and “reset” characters and story-lines with a plausible reason, much like DC Comics is doing with Rebirth.

If nothing else, Secret Empire gave us a villain that is the equal of Captain America in every way. One advantage Hydra Cap will have is not Captain America has some self doubt. He knows the people will never fully trust him again due to Hydra Cap rising to power. That little bit of inner reflection during a fight could cause a moment of hesitation which may be all that is needed. If Marvel has gone through all the trouble of creating Hydra Cap, I say they should use him to his full effect.

Hail Hydra!

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Captain America is a Hydra agent. Ever since Captain America uttered “Hail Hydra” on the last page of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, Marvel Comics fans have been in turmoil. Marvel Comics received lots of hate mail and Nick Spencer received death threats.

It was later explained that Red Skull used Kobik, the living cosmic cube, to rewrite history so that Cap had always been Hydra. This revelation lead into the Marvel Comics event “Secret Empire”. This event has Steve Rogers as the leader of Hydra. Some of the super-heroes have sided with Hydra. Others are actively trying to overthrow the regime.

One group discovers fragments of the cube are spread out over the world. They believe if they can reassemble it they will be able to reverse what has been done. Black Widow takes the pragmatic approach and sets out to kill Captain America. Her reasoning is Steve Rogers wouldn’t want to live as a traitor to his country.

There have been a few surprising reveals in this story-line. The “Hail Hydra” by Captain America was the first. In the FCBD Secret Empire issue we see Steve Rogers hold up what appears to be Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Then at the end of Secret Empire issue #2 we see a different Steve Rogers dressed in what appears to be a World War II uniform saying he just wants to go home. Just when you think you have a handle on what’s going on another curveball comes.

I am interested to see where Nick Spencer is going with Secret Empire. I like the fact he took Steve Rogers where no one would’ve dreamed. If you don’t take risks with the character you keep getting the same story retold time and time again. I only hope the resolution to Secret Empire isn’t too hokey or contrived.

I would like to see Captain America come out of this back to his original self, but with the memory of what happened. It would be a battle scar for him that won’t heal. I think they could do a lot in future stories referring back to this event.

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