In a few weeks, Marvel will kick off Secret Empire , the culmination of a year-long arc that has seen Steve Rogers, a walking symbol of American exceptionalism and patriotism, revealed as a life-long agent of a fascist supervillain organization. But aside from that minor detail, they'd really like you to know that somehow the event is not inherently political in the slightest. Advertisement In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming series, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer discussed some of the details surrounding the storyline of Secret Empire and the events that have lead to it in the pages of Captain America: Steve Rogers . The interview with worth reading, but it's a sentiment delivered by Entertainment Weekly from the two Marvel employees ahead of the interview that are the most… let's go with interesting (emphasis in bold): Secret Empire shares its name with a previous Marvel event, a '70s Captain America storyline by Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema in which a mysterious evil organization infiltrated the highest levels of American government. Written in the wake of Watergate, the story had high political resonance, but Spencer and Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso insist that… Read full this story
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