This week we decided to re-read Marvel's original Secret Empire story line from 1974. It seemed timely, for a few reasons.
Here's something we forgot to mention on this week's episode: the East Coast Comic Expo is happening this weekend in Moncton and we will both be there! Dave will be there in an official capacity, moderating panels and Q&A sessions with some great artists, including Nick Bradshaw, Tony Moore and Daniel Way! I'm just gonna be hanging out, hoping not to see the Pennywise cosplayer I saw there last year.
Here are some of our favourite panels from Secret Empire:
On the very first page, we see Sam Wilson, smiling and strolling through the surprisingly quiet streets of Harlem with his bird friend. Not a care in the world!
Here is Sam telling his girlfriend that he would rather show Steve his new costume than have sex with her:
Here's Steve and Sam's excellent undercover "bum" disguises:
We forgot to mention this one, but Cyclumph! is my new favourite word:
Here's Steve dopily waking up after being stunned:
Here's Steve being less than thrilled to see Thor:
And here is pre-serum Steve VERY enthusiastically agreeing to be a military experiment:
Next week we will be reading the next Captain America story following Secret Empire (the one where he becomes Nomad). We encourage you to read along! It's a very fun story.