Marvel’s newest blockbuster, Secret Empire, hits shelves this May. As it sees the entire Marvel Universe including the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Champions, Inhumans, Spider-Man, and others unite to stand against the Secret Empire.

Creators Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, and Leinil Yu will ask, ‘What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy?’

The Marvel Universe will come under siege from within. Due to the manipulations of Red Skull and Captain America, Hydra will impose their ideals on the Marvel Universe creating one of the greatest challenges the heroes of the Marvel Universe have ever faced!

Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said, “SECRET EMPIRE is the rallying cry for all the heroes — Avengers, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool – to put aside their differences and unify in the defense of the Marvel Universe.”

SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said, “Our heroes will be tested both physically and morally against one of the most trusted heroes of all time and that’s the aspect of this story our characters face and what forces them to come together.”

The Marvel Universe’s heroes will be forged together as one. The Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inhumans, the X-Men, and more must unite in order to defeat Hydra before its grip fully tightens on the Marvel Universe. The Secret Empire will unleash a horde of villains against the Marvel Universe’s heroes – will they be able to defeat them?

Secret Empire #1 written by Nick Spencer with art by Steve McNiven hits comic book shelves May 3rd.

Secret Empire #1

Cover by Mark Brooks

Secret Empire #1