Black Widow's Epic Return to Marvel Comics Is Exactly the Kind of Story Her Movie Should Be

Black Widow’s death was one of the few major changes to come out of Marvel’s Secret Empire event that Kobik, a living embodiment of the Cosmic Cube’s power, did not undo. Unsurprisingly, the super spy’s already back from the dead, but her return reveals interesting new information that changes everything we know about…

The Road to Captain America's Redemption Starts in the Most Cap-Worshipping Town in America

Steve Rogers has been through hell. Marvel’s Secret Empire event took the character to a dangerous place, one that spent the best part of a year muddying the public image of both one of comics’ most beloved heroes and his publisher. This week, the Steve we knew is back, but his new comic isn’t quite yet willing to…

Marvel's Secret Empire: Omega Is a Warning That Secret Empire Will Never Really Be Over

In the most technical sense of the word, Secret Empire: Omega is an epilogue to Marvel’s controversial Secret Empire event, which turned Captain America into the Supreme Leader of Hydra who murdered thousands in his campaign to create a new, fascistic world order. But Secret Empire: Omega is really something quite…

This Week's Deadpool Answers One Huge Question About the End of Secret Empire

Yesterday’s tenth and final issue of Secret Empire left us with some pretty major questions about the end of Stevil Rogers’ fascist rule. Mainly, what was the point of the whole thing? But also: What actually happened at the end of everything? Turns out one major clue was hidden in this week’s issue of Deadpool.

For Some Reason, Marvel Pretty Much Just Gave Away How Secret Empire Ends

It feels like it’s been years since we first saw Steve Rogers shove Jack Flagg out of a jet before uttering “hail Hydra” and announcing to the world that he was, essentially, a newly-minted supervillain. Today, ahead of Secret Empire’s conclusion on Wednesday, Marvel kinda spoiled how the event’s gonna end.

Squirrel Girl Knows That Comic Book Events Are All Basically BS

One of the most delightful things about The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl—a comic bursting at the seams with delightful things—is its opening recap page. In most comics, this is just a recap of the story. In Squirrel Girl, it’s Doreen’s Twitter feed, and this week’s issue sees Spider-Man attempting, and failing, to…

Secret Empire Just Took the Scarlet Witch and Vision's Relationship to an Even Darker, More Dysfunctional Place

Vision and the Scarlet Witch have had one of the most difficult, complicated, on-again off-again relationships in comics history. Their love, like most, has at times been fraught with dysfunction, but the connection between them has been sustained by a potent blend of passion, understanding, and respect. Until Secret…

Steve Rogers Reveals a Shocking Secret Weapon in the Newest Issue of Secret Empire

Over the course of Secret Empire, we’ve seen Stevil Rogers toy and play with the heroes of the Marvel Universe—from corrupting the Avengers, to wielding Mjolnir for his own. In his rise to dictatorship Steve has done all he can to twist his old life into a tool of Hydra... and now he’s planning to do it with the…

Secret Empire Turned Ultron Into the Most Sensible Person in Marvel's Comics

A number of writer Nick Spencer’s narrative choices (like turning Captain America into a literal fascist and supreme leader of Hydra) have made Marvel’s Secret Empire event difficult to stomach. In this week’s issue of the controversial series, though, a familiar face shows up to put all of Secret Empire’s messiness…