Secret Empire: Omega #1

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: 20
6.6Critic Rating
7.8User 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

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