Marvel Comics Legacy and More Secret Empire #10 Spoilers follow.
In addition to what is discussed in this piece, there are some other rather interesting developments in Secret Empire #10.
- (a) Nazi Hydra Captain America using the cosmic cube to change reality and wipe out the Avengers from existence (spoilers here);
- (b) Learning which of the two Captain America / Steve Rogers is worthy to wield Thor’s hammer now and if Hydra Cap ever really was able to (spoilers here);
- (c) The heroes start visiting the Vanishing Point to enable the Generations one-shots (spoilers here); and.
- (d) The reveal of the cunning plan by Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes to defeat Hydra Cap (spoilers here).
Marvel Comics have let the flood gates open with their spoiling of the end of Secret Empire #1 in the New York Times. Several pages and parts of Secret Empire #10 are seeping onto the internet today.
I won’t spoil the full issue for you, but springing from Marvel’s own spoilers, will discuss the nature of the book’s two Steve Rogers and what that means for Secret Empire Omega #1 and Marvel Legacy #1.
So, Marvel revealed / leaked / spoiled Secret Empire #10 by sharing two pages of art from Secret Empire #10 that shows the Vanishing Point Captain America / Steve Rogers, basically Kobik the sentient Cosmic Cube’s figment of memory / imagination of an idealized Cap, confronting the real yet corrupted Hydra / Nazi Captain America and…
…the figment or Kobik’s American dream Captain America beats Hydra Captain America.
With those pages many have debated on social media which Captain America / Steve Rogers is real. Kobik’s idealized memory of Steve Rogers or the corrupted Steve Rogers with actual DNA. Well, Secret Empire #10 does differentiate the two without answering this question.
The Winter Soldier hatches a plan to somehow have Kobik become whole again in the real world hoping she still has a memory of the real Steve Rogers with her.
Kobik does enter reality and she brings a now clean shaven idealized Captain America with her. Even the real Captain America, head of Hydra, comments on Kobik’s Cap not being real to which Kobik’s Cap notes that reality is “up for grabs” now for whatever that means.
Figment Captain America defeats real yet corrupted Captain America (which we know from the Marvel leak and the below)…
…leaving two (2) Captain America / Steve Rogers heading into Secret Empire Omega #1.
From the cover of Secret Empire Omega #1, now knowing what happens in Secret Empire #10, it appears that Kobik may in fact…
…merge her memory of or figment Captain America with the real and corrupted Captain America.
There is no other way I can think of to explain away that cover to Secret Empire Omega #1 that shows a classic Captain America breaking out of the Hydra Captain America armor.
The teaser for Secret Empire Omega #1 (per the above) in Secret Empire #10 is:
“The Secret Empire has fallen, but its ghosts remain. Can Steve Rogers – and the world – find a way to move forward?”
No language like Marvel has used until now to tease Secret Empire Omega #1 (per the below) which was asking:
“Can Captain America be redeemed?”
All that said, it is also possible that Secret Empire Omega #1 will end on a cliffhanger heading into Marvel Legacy #1 – making the cover to Secret Empire Omega #1 also the book’s cliffhanger (Marvel has done that before) – which will likely explain why we also have classic or idealized versions of Thor, Hulk and Iron Man join classic Captain America in Marvel Comics Legacy.
Presumably, Secret Empire Omega #1 or Marvel Legacy #1 will explain why the Generations one-shots matter and what the Vanishing Point is.
Perhaps the modern Marvel heroes / heroines bring back some stowaways a la All-New X-Men which saw the classic teen X-Men join modern day Marvel.
Secret Empire #10 is an interesting that sets up future reading of Secret Empire Omega #1 and Marvel Legacy #1 at the very least. Not all plot threads are resolved in Secret Empire #10 after all.
Tags: Avengers, Captain America, Generations, Hulk, Iron Man, Legacy, Secret Empire, Thor