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Secret Empire Reading Order: How to read the Evil Captain America crossover?

It’s the end of the Secret Empire event, it’s time to get to the reading guide :

What is Secret Empire?

Big Marvel crossover published between April and September 2017, Secret Empire is one of thoses Universe Redefining massive event.

Of course, the most important thing here is that Captain America is a f***ing Hydra Agent! That was unexpected, to say the least, but we knew it before the event took place. So, we are not as surprised as his friends when he made his move and took control of America. Now, the ones who escaped the first assault must organize the resistance movement and fight the occupation. It’s long and transformative, as you may have guessed.

Secret Empire Reading order:

Before reading Secret Empire, maybe take a look at the time when we discovered that Cap is a member of Hydra.

To do that, you have to read Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 1: Hail Hydra, and you can go after that to Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 2: The Trial of Maria Hill, and then Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 3: Empire Building.

You can also turn to Secret Empire Prelude (collects Captain America (2012) #21, #25; Captain America: Sam Wilson #7, #8; Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha, Omega; Captain America: Steve Rogers #1-2).

For the TPBs, go to the end of this article.

I. The Secret Empire Prologue aka Opening Salvo

  • Deadpool #31 (tie-in)
  • Thunderbolts #12 (Opening Salvo)
  • U.S.Avengers #5 (Opening Salvo)
  • Captain America: Steve Rogers #16 (Opening Salvo)

II. The Secret Empire Main Event

As always, you can just stick to the solo series, the 10 issues Secret Empire volume.

  1. Secret Empire #0
  2. The Mighty Captain Marvel #5 (tie-in)
  3. Amazing Spider-Man #29 (tie-in)
  4. U.S.Avengers #6 (tie-in)
  5. Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day
  6. Amazing Spider-Man #30 (tie-in)
  7. Secret Empire #1
  8. Champions #10 (tie-in)
  9. Secret Warriors #1 (tie-in)
  10. Secret Empire #2
  11. Champions #11 (tie-in)
  12. Ultimates 2 #7 (tie-in)
  13. Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 (tie-in)
  14. Secret Warriors #2 (tie-in)
  15. Secret Empire #3
  16.  Secret Empire: Uprising #1 (tie-in)
  17. Captain America: Sam Wilson #22 (tie-in)
  18. Doctor Strange #21 (tie-in)
  19. Secret Empire: Brave New World #1 (tie-in)
  20. Captain America: Sam Wilson #23 (tie-in)
  21. Secret Empire #4
  22. Secret Empire: United (tie-in)
  23. Secret Warriors #3 (tie-in)
  24. Uncanny Avengers #24 (tie-in)
  25. Deadpool #32 (tie-in)
  26. Secret Empire: Underground (one-shot) (tie-in)
  27. Captain America: Steve Rogers #18 (tie-in)
  28. Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 (tie-in)
  29. U.S.Avengers #7 (tie-in)
  30. Doctor Strange #22 (tie-in)
  31. Secret Empire #5
  32.  The Mighty Captain Marvel #6 (tie-in)
  33. Occupy Avengers #8 (tie-in)
  34. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1 (tie-in)
  35. Secret Empire: Brave New World #3 (tie-in)
  36. Avengers #9 (tie-in)
  37. X-Men: Gold #7 (tie-in)
  38. Uncanny Avengers #25 (tie-in)
  39. Secret Warriors #4 (tie-in)
  40. X-Men: Blue #7 (tie-in)
  41. Deadpool #33 (tie-in)
  42. Occupy Avengers #9 (tie-in)
  43. Secret Empire #6
  44. Secret Empire: Brave New World #4 (tie-in)
  45. Doctor Strange #23 (tie-in)
  46. X-Men: Gold #8 (tie-in)
  47. U.S.Avengers #8 (tie-in)
  48. Secret Empire #7
  49. Captain America: Steve Rogers #19 (tie-in)
  50.  Captain America: Sam Wilson #24 (tie-in)
  51.  X-Men: Blue #8 (tie-in)
  52.  Deadpool #34 (tie-in)
  53.  The Mighty Captain Marvel #7 (tie-in)
  54. Avengers #10 (tie-in)
  55. Captain America #25 (tie-in)
  56.  Doctor Strange #24 (tie-in)
  57.  Secret Empire #8
  58.  Secret Warriors #5 (tie-in)
  59.  Amazing Spider-Man #31 (tie-in)
  60.  Secret Empire: Brave New World #5 (tie-in)
  61. X-Men: Blue #9 (tie-in)
  62.  U.S.Avengers #9 (tie-in)
  63.  Secret Empire #9
  64.  The Mighty Captain Marvel #8 (tie-in)
  65.  Secret Empire #10
  66.  Deadpool #35 (Set during Secret Empire #10)

III. The Secret Empire Aftermath

  1. Champions #12
  2. Secret Empire Omega
  3. Secret Warriors #6
  4. U.S.Avengers #10
  5. Deadpool #36
  6. Avengers #11

The Secret Empire TPB collection:

If you want to collect the different TPBs, here you go :

  

  1. Secret Empire Prelude
  2. Secret Empire – Collects Secret Empire #0-9, Free Comic Book Day 2017 Defenders #1
  3. Secret Empire: United We Stand – Collects Secret Empire: United #1, Secret Empire: Underground #1, Secret Empire: Uprising #1, Uncanny Avengers #24-25.
  4. Secret Warriors Vol. 1: Secret Empire – Collects Secret Warriors #1-5.
  5. Captain America: Secret Empire – Collects Captain America: Steve Rogers #17-19, Captain America: Sam Wilson #22-24.
  6. Secret Empire: Brave New World – Collects Secret Empire: Brave New World #1-5.
  7. Avengers: Unleashed Vol. 2: Secret Empire – Collects Avengers #7-11.
  8. Deadpool: World’s Greatest Vol. 10: Secret Empire – Collects Deadpool #31-35.
  9. Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide Vol. 7 – Collects Amazing Spider-Man #29-32, #789-791.
  10. Thunderbolts Vol. 2: No Going Back – Collects Thunderbolts #7-12.
  11. U.S.Avengers Vol. 2 – Collects U.S.Avengers #7-12.
  12. X-Men Gold Vol. 2: Evil Empires – Collects X-Men: Gold #7-12.
  13. X-Men Blue Vol. 2: Toil and Trouble – Collects X-Men: Blue #7-12.
  14. Champions Vol. 2: The Freelancer Lifestyle – Collects Champions #6-11.

I made an error? Please, tell me in the comments !

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2 Comments

  1. Dwight Jerome Whitfield

    You left out the Ultimates 2, #8, and #9. And you left out X-Men blue #8. Where do these go?

    • Fabien

      Hi, I left out Ultimates 2 #8-9 because they doesn’t seem to be in the story, but I could be wrong, I’ll need to check this out. For X-Men Blue #8, I put it in position #51.

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