I kind of prefaced it in my Wild Speculation and Secret Empire: Is Old Man Logan the Real Marvel 616 Future post. I talked about some rumors that I had been hearing that led me to think that the “real” future of the Marvel Universe would be Old Man Logan and that the events would start to build up and lead into Secret Empire. Well, one part has come true. Check out the spoiler for Steve Rogers Captain America #15 which is in stores today. By the way, spoilers follow the image is covered, just click on the spoiler warning image, however the text is not obscured.
Now we see why Steve Rogers Captain America #15 is wrapped in that Dell’Otto cover. It turns out to be an important issue.
Yes, we have seen him die and come back to life before. However, in the Wild Speculation post, I mentioned we see Red Skull in a Captain America costume in Old Man Logan. I also mentioned that I believe that is Steve Rogers as Red Skull in the book, it was just never mentioned (or they are retcon-ing the Red Skull to have actually been Steve Rogeers). Red Skull was president of the United States until Logan took him out. So, is Secret Empire building towards the Old Man Logan future, with Steve Rogers Red Skull as president? (That is until Marvel does their reboot again). Steve Rogers Captain America #15 is sold out at TFAW, 3 copies at Mycomicshop, and it looks like 25 copies at Midtown. It is also sold out at Diamond Distributors.