Secret Empire: Omega #1
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Secret Empire: Omega #1

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 23
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin.
•  However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 18, 2017

    It's a political, sociological and philosophical debate, grim and humourless, and offers almost no action. Because of all those factors, it's certainly not for everyone. It isn't fun at all. But with intelligent writing that has something serious to say, paired with impressive, striking artistic visuals, Secret Empire: Omega #1 is one of the smartest comic books you'll find on the shelves and is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Sep 14, 2017

    I have complicated feelings towards Secret Empire as a series, but there was an intent with the story which Spencer sought to tell. If you'd asked me before reading this I would have said the point hadn't been made properly, now it has. On balance, I would rate the series as a whole at 7.5 out of 10, starting close to 10 but moving down to maybe a 6.5. I would have liked to have seen a more optimistic note struck for the other characters than Cap with all this coming to an end as the series does have a fairly downer ending, that isn't to say it's bad though. This issue really helped make the ending much more satisfying for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 13, 2017

    This issue was enjoyable on many levels, especially in the confrontation between Steve and Hydra Steve over who's ideals are the most resilient. It would have been nice to see some of this internal conflict play out over the previous series, but this issue is well done in telling a compelling story of dual ideologies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 13, 2017

    A good look at a few characters with some interesting ideas, but Hydra Cap and good Cap will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 13, 2017

    Secret Empire started strong but turned out to be a dud. This issue can't redeem that disappointing event, but it can at least wrap things up on a slightly more satisfying note. While this issue undoes one of the few developments of lasting consequence from the main series, it also complicates Steve Rogers' return and ensures that he won't be making a clean and easy return to the superhero game. If you've made it this far into the event, you might as well complete the journey. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Sep 18, 2017

    Some truly stunning page layouts cannot hide an ultimately unfulfilling conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 13, 2017

    Hopefully this is the end of Spencer's guiding hand and we can see other writers pick up the themes and concept he's laid out and run with them in a way that does them justice. The damage has been done and Secret Empire: Omega shifts things towards the healing but in the end gives us a story that's "sound and fury signifying nothing." Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Sep 18, 2017

    Any lasting effect of Secret Empire is wiped out until an infuriating cliffhanger that anyone with a brain saw coming. There's no redeeming value in this book, this is an exercise in pointless event excess to the highest degree, even the artists are bored. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    freemanlouis7 Sep 16, 2017

    Thought it would be a 5 but turned out to be an 8. Well written and leaves the reader curious about the future.

  • 7.0
    Steve C Sep 15, 2017

    I really liked the series as a whole, even if the "moral of the story" was only skin deep. It clearly parallels current life in America, and I think it was told well. What I did not like about this issue is that there is still no clear resolution, and it's really just a set-up for there to be more stories told in the saga of Cap vs. Evil Cap. Also, I am not a fan - at all - of Andrea Sorrentino's art. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the story as a whole, the art really brought it down, in my opinion. Expressionless faces, weird angles, and ridiculous color schemes abound. I would have much preferred illustration for the series to have been done by Daniel Acuña (issue #0).

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Oct 3, 2017

    Great finale that probably should have been fit into the main series issue 10. But going back to the Oath at the end of CW2 and all the way to SE Omega, i have to say i'm glad i was part of the ride. Some bumps along the way but well worth it at the end. Sorrentino is too good here. I wish he did the whole book but having bennett offset it with his cleaner style is just how SE was done from the get go.

  • 8.5
    Kreniigh Sep 15, 2017

    Almost feels like the writer taking an extra issue to explain what he was getting at -- the point of the story that got buried under questionable marketing, pointless controversy, and a grueling slog through a story that simultaneously felt overstuffed and underdeveloped. The conversation between the Caps in this issue doesn't redeem the flaws of the series, but it's interesting on its own merits. Some reviewers said that the surprise election of Trump made this storyline inappropriate, but (possibly allowing for some course correction on Spencer's part) it may have just made the message even more relevant.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 30, 2018

    Backup Good Steve and Stevil finally chat. While there are considerable philosophical refinements, the chat basically boils down to Stevil saying, "You know, people aren't going to forget this," and Good Steve saying, "Good." Andrea Sorrentino contributes some stellar design work to the layouts to keep it lively.

    The book also has trailers for three coming attractions: Bucky, Hawkeye, and the search for Black Widow; the Punisher's self-initiated Hydra-stomping quest for redemption (with Nick Fury Jr.?); and some pages of … something with Emma Frost, suggesting that the mutants deserve a realpolitik story devoted to nation-building. Reading through Marvel Unlimited makes it clear that that last story never materialized, and thi more

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Sep 19, 2017

    This was an ok issue. I thought the point was really good, the two caps expressing their ideologies. It just could have been used to wrap more points up. I did enjoy the art. Some of those layouts were really well done. Honestly, I am giving it a 7 because, we never found out who the Kraken was.

  • 7.0
    Jung BBoab Sep 19, 2017

    걍 닥치고 저 새끼좀 죽여 나둬받자 또 좆같은 이벤트에 억지 등장 시키고 흐지부지한 앤딩으로 끝나겟지

  • 10
    MKW69 Sep 14, 2017

  • 10
    StanielK Sep 24, 2017

  • 9.5
    Frank Black Sep 13, 2017

  • 9.5
    Billyndo Sep 13, 2017

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Sep 16, 2017

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 17, 2017

  • 8.5
    50shadesOfCRAY Sep 18, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 20, 2017

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Nov 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    jokeraces Nov 4, 2018

  • 7.5
    Grifter Sep 19, 2017

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Sep 16, 2017

  • 7.0
    jmprados Oct 8, 2017

  • 5.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Sep 15, 2017

  • 2.0
    J.J.E. Aug 13, 2018

  • 1.0
    Jorge Sep 29, 2017

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