Secret Empire #1 Death Alert

In today’s Secret Empire we get a death of a long time friend of the Avengers, former side kick, and super hero, all wrapped up in one package. The spoiled image is protected, click on the image, the accompanying text is not, proceed with caution

Captain America orders the death of Rick Jones by firing squad….. Marvel wants you to bare with the Nazi Cap.

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28 Responses to Secret Empire #1 Death Alert

  1. Thank you again, Secret Empire, for reminding me a character existed…er…before you made them not exist any longer.

    • Anthony says:

      Lol. Rick Jones was the man at one point. He was there when Bruce Banner got Hulked. He was Abomb at one point, and so many more superheroes, I think Captain Universe at one point. He paled around with Captain Marvel for a while.

    • My first real exposure to Rick Jones was the Peter David Captain Marvel series; I read his earlier appearances later. They did seem to always run out of things for him to do, even when they found ways to bring him back. He popped up during that “Assault on Pleasant Hill” event, and played a major role, but I only read a few of the tie-ins to that one. I hope the tie-ins to Secret Empire are not overwhelming. The Civil War II tie-ins were mostly bland, and I hate feeling like comics are a *chore* to read. But I have a hard time dropping one of my monthly titles for a few months.

  2. r says:

    I know people are upset with the Secret Empire story line but i think its fuckin’ genius. Who would have ever expected Cap to be a Hydra agent? Sometimes you got to think out of the box.

    • Anthony says:

      I still go by my assertion that Captain America is in fact the Red Skull. Old Man Logan Red Skull.

      • r says:

        That’d be awesome. The original Age of Apocalypse story line was one of my all time favs, The original OML story kind of reminds me of that apocalyptic future.

      • JayClue says:

        That truly would be awesome. If that does come to fruition, I wonder how it will mind f¥Ck Old Man Logan. Seeing as he entered this universe hell bent on stopping that future from ever happening. Only stopping when he was lead to believe, by none other than OLd man Steve Rogers, that this was not that timeline(got it?, see OML #1-#4).

    • JayClue says:

      I gave up on ‘event’ books after CWII. But I must admit the Cap mole storyline has me interested. I picked up Secret Empire #1 today to read. I’ve never read much, if any, Cap stuff, so I’m intrigued by this story.

      • agentpoyo says:

        I was never a Captain America fan until I read some Brubaker and then I didn’t think I’d like it but really enjoyed Remender’s Captain America run… I really started to respect Cap when the first Avengers came out and then I still think The Winter Soldier is one of Marvel’s best films to date so far..

    • Rick Foster says:

      I agree.

    • agentpoyo says:

      News flash for people who get upset over comics and fictional story lines.. it’s just make believe.. no reason to get your panties all knotted up.. either read it and enjoy the story or read it and be done with it I say.. 😉

  3. Wastoid says:

    Meh. Seems like lazy writing to me, rather than genius. Marvel trying to jack up sales by having beloved character do something shocking. I’ll pass.

    • r says:

      Lazy writing is staying in the same lane and never thinking out of the box. …And isnt sales (money) what everything is about? You work right? And by doing a good job you expect a raise right? Or are you satisfied with your wage? I’d rather read something like this than Cap going after the Red Skull………….Again and again……………….and again.

      • Dewayne Scott says:

        Or Ninjas. The default bad guy. Kinda of like Chicken being the default taste for something you never ate before.

      • Wastoid says:

        Still don’t see it as “outside the box” or innovative when everyone knows this won’t last.

      • Wastoid says:

        Still don’t see it as “outside the box” or innovative when everyone knows this won’t last.

      • Anthony says:

        The funny thing is there are people who do not want “outside the box” the read marvel because they want to be “inside the box”. If you want outside the box don’t buy Marvel and to some extent DC

      • JayClue says:

        It will last for this storyline. And that’s all we need it too. Maybe the next story will have Cap go back. Maybe not. Maybe they write 2 years of Hydra Cap Stories. Who knows and who cares, as long as they are well drawn and well written. Isn’t that the point of comics? Good stories/writing coupled with well drawn art. I agree with Poyo. If this was Cap vs Red Skull vol.87, I wouldn’t bother with it. But because it’s an interesting premise,that has not been done in quite this fashion or scale before, I will give it a shot. This is good business, imo. I, as a consumer of comics, get a fresh story that interests me (it does remain to be seen if I actually enjoy it), and the company has brought a regular reader over to a new series for at least 1 issue. And if I enjoy it, I may read some more Cap after this. Win, win, no?

  4. OC_Guy says:

    that’s nice….We’ll see him again in the next re-boot in about six months or so…and in the re-boot of that re-boot a year and a half from now. Maybe he’ll have a Mohawk and drive a dune-buggy with a sarcastic aardvark sidekick or something catchy like that.

    • Wastoid says:

      With an all-new #1 issue with 37 variants! Collect em all!

      • OC_Guy says:

        I want the one with the Hulked out AardPool variant!….color variant….B&W sketch variant…..W&B sketch variant….colored in sketch variant…. slightly off centered staples variant…As long as Hulked out AardPool is in it, I want it!

      • Anthony says:

        Wait until the new Stat Wars Darth Vader Series. Already 100 covers.

      • OC_Guy says:

        Oh marvel…..”sigh”

  5. Victor says:

    The only redeeming value of this comic is a really nice Captain Marvel variant.

    • OC_Guy says:

      Hmmm…He’s kinda like Rick James but not really….They are both no longer with us, so kinda similar, right?

  6. Vann says:

    100 covers for the new Vader series? That is so disappointing. I guess the final tally will actually hit 150 when all is said and done IE hidden variants, store variants etc etc…ad nauseum.

  7. Lonzilla says:

    Tom King’s Vision series was “outside the box.” This book is just clickbait

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