At the finale of the Free Comic Book Day edition of Secret Empire – you know, the book that got burnt in protest against fascism – we saw Steve Rogers, Captain America, director of SHIELD revealed as a Hydra Sleeper Agent, pick up Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor and wield it as ever before.
In a pose seemingly swiped by Andrea Sorrentino from Jae Lee's The Inhumans.
In today's Secret Empire comics, first in Captain America: Sam Wilson we see a man battling with his identity and expectations.
While in Secret Empire, Steve Rogers makes plans to declare war.
Sam Wilson is reminded what is going on…
And in Secret Empire #7, makes his stand.
Looks like hammer meets shield in Secret Empire #8…and an explanation of the change in logo for subsequent issues.
Instead of this…
Shields up, folks!