Traces the efforts of Cold War scientists to revolutionize American airplane designs, spying capabilities, and defense technologies, citing how their inventions made possible the systems and processes of current military campaigns.
The Marvel Universe is shaken by the discovery that the liberty's most dedicated defender, Steve Rogers, Captain America, is actually the leader of Hydra! As Steve seeks to bring peace to the planet - by any means necessary - the world's heroes are faced with two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. COLLECTING: SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD 1-5
2017's most startling and unexpected comic book event! Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty, has been living a lie! The world's greatest hero is secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, brought up since childhood to pursue their mission of progress through authority and unity through adversity! Using the trust and respect he is accorded by the great powers of the Marvel Universe, Steve Rogers has worked his way into a position where he can make Hydra's ideals a reality -and change the landscape of the world dramatically! Now, all the dominos of Steve's plan have been laid out - and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action! Hail Hydra! COLLECTING: SECRET EMPIRE #0-10, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 DEFENDERS (SECRET EMPIRE STORY) #1.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Clinton Cash comes an explosive new political expose!
What will Secret Empire mean for the Amazing Spider-Man? The return of Otto Octavius! But this isn't the old Doc Ock - he's back as the Superior Octopus! He's allied himself with Steve Rogers and Hydra, and he has a personal mission - to take down the company that he helped create: Parker Industries! Does Spider-Man stand a chance? Peter must use the full force of his company, every asset at his disposal, to stop Ock and Hydra - but will it be enough? COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 29-32, 789-791.
Collects a number of stories that follows the adventures of Captain America, concluding with him quitting the Avengers, paving the way for his days as Nomad.
Based on years of exhaustive and meticulous research, David C. Keehn's study provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret southern society that initially sought to establish a slave-holding empire in the "Golden Circle" region of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Keehn reveals the origins, rituals, structure, and complex history of this mysterious group, including its later involvement in the secession movement. Members supported southern governors in precipitating disunion, filled the ranks of the nascent Confederate Army, and organized rearguard actions during the Civil War. The Knights of the Golden Circle emerged in 1858 when a secret society formed by a Cincinnati businessman merged with the pro-expansionist Order of the Lone Star, which already had 15,000 members. The following year, the Knights began publishing their own newspaper and established their headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1860, during their first attempt to create the Golden Circle, several thousand Knights assembled in southern Texas to "colonize" northern Mexico. Due to insufficient resources and organizational shortfalls, however, that filibuster failed. Later, the Knights shifted their focus and began pushing for disunion, spearheading prosecession rallies, and intimidating Unionists in the South. They appointed regional military commanders from the ranks of the South's major political and military figures, including men such as Elkanah Greer of Texas, Paul J. Semmes of Georgia, Robert C. Tyler of Maryland, and Virginius D. Groner of Virginia. Followers also established allies with the South's rabidly prosecession "fire-eaters," which included individuals such as Barnwell Rhett, Louis Wigfall, Henry Wise, and William Yancey. According to Keehn, the Knights likely carried out a variety of other clandestine actions before the Civil War, including attempts by insurgents to take over federal forts in Virginia and North Carolina, the activation of prosouthern militia around Washington, D.C., and a planned assassination of Abraham Lincoln as he passed through Baltimore in early 1861 on the way to his inauguration. Once the fighting began, the Knights helped build the emerging Confederate Army and assisted with the pro-Confederate Copperhead movement in northern states. With the war all but lost, various Knights supported one of their members, John Wilkes Booth, in his plot to assassinate President Lincoln. Keehn's fast-paced, engaging narrative demonstrates that the Knights' influence proved more substantial than historians have traditionally assumed and provides a new perspective on southern secession and the outbreak of the Civil War.
2017's most startling and unexpected comic-book event! Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty, is living a lie! The Cosmic Cube has remade the world's greatest hero into a secret true believer in the cause of Hydra, wholly dedicated to its mission of progress through authority and unity through adversity! Now, using the trust and respect he's been accorded by the great powers of the Marvel Universe, Steve Rogers makes Hydra's ideals a reality - and changes the landscape of the world dramatically! How will he take some of his biggest threats off the board? Who will remain to stand against him? And which heroes will fi ght on his side? Find out as the impossible becomes real! Hail Hydra! COLLECTING: SECRET EMPIRE 0, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (SECRET EMPIRE 1), SECRET EMPIRE 1-10, SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA 1
A Secret Empire calls for Secret Warriors! Captain America has been revealed to be an agent of Hydra - and now he's coming for the Inhumans! But S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake, wants no part of Hydra, and is heading underground! Recruiting Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur, Karnak and Inferno to her cause, she'll fight to set things right - not just for the Inhumans, but for the entire country! But can even Quake handle the seismic rifts between her own teammates? It's one part coming-of-age story, one part spy thriller - all action and all heart! Don't miss the next (and final?) generation of Inhumans as they take the Marvel Universe by storm! COLLECTING: SECRET WARRIORS (2017) #1-5.
The only outsiders who know the truth are dead. To reach the secret lair of the dragon king, the last of an order of dragon hunters must cross a brutal desert defended by savage nomads and angry ghosts, uncover the hidden truth of the desert people, then on the eve of their final battle, survive a betrayal that will tear their group apart
Collecting Secret Empire: Brave New World #1-5. Steve Rogers is the Supreme Leader of Hydra, and he’s claimed the United States as his own! Faced with Captain America’s new world order, Earth’s heroes have a choice to make: stand and fight, or fall in line. These are their stories. What will become of Cap’s oldest allies, the Invaders? And who will step up to become the Marvel Universe’s new Patriot? Estranged from the planet he’s duty-bound to protect, Kevin Conner, A.K.A. Starbrand, wrestles with the weight of his destiny. Meanwhile, a traitor in Atlantis could bring an end to Namor’s truce with Hydra! Plus: Gwenpool! Giant-Man! J. Jonah Jameson! And Hydra Bob!
Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their considerable wealth through lucrative book deals and speaking gigs that sometimes paid as much as $750,000. But who paid these fees, and why? As Peter Schweizer reveals, the Clintons typically blur the lines between politics, philanthropy, and business. Consider the following: Bill flies into a third world country where he spends time in the company of a businessman. A deal is struck. Soon after, enormous contributions are made to the Clinton Foundation, while Bill is commissioned to deliver a series of highly paid speeches. Some of these deals require approval or review by the US government and fall within the purview of a powerful senator and secretary of state. Often the people involved are characters of a kind that an American ex-president (or the spouse of a sitting senator, secretary of state, or presidential candidate) should have nothing to do with. This blockbuster exposé reveals the mysterious multimillion-dollar Foundation gift from an obscure Indian politician that coincided with Senator Clinton’s reversal on the nuclear nonproliferation treaty; how Secretary of State Clinton was involved in allowing the transfer of what was projected to be 50 percent of US domestic uranium output to the Russian government; how multimillion-dollar contracts for Haiti disaster relief were awarded to donors and friends of Hillary and Bill . . . and more. Clinton Cash raises serious and alarming questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and, ultimately, of fitness for high public office.
The Sorcerer Supreme suffers Secret Empire! New York City is under attack by dark forces, and only Doctor Strange has a shot at saving it - but it's quite a long shot! And to have any hope, Strange must ally himself with some unsavory people. No, not Spider-Woman - though the Doctor is recruiting her, too. We're talking about Wilson Fisk, A.K.A. the Kingpin. Together, they'll take the fight to the person running New York City...Baron Mordo! But even if they win, are they ready for the Hydra-occupied America waiting outside of the dark-domed Manhattan? COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE 21-26
A crucial companion volume that expands on the events in Secret Empire! A new world order has arrived, but it's not one that everybody agrees with. Not by a long shot! But what can be done about it? Prepare for the reign, the resistance...and the revolution! Starring some of the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe - including Black Widow, the Champions and the Uncanny Avengers! COLLECTING: SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED #1, SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND #1, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING #1, UNCANNY AVENGERS #24-25.
Collects Captain America (1968) #169-176. The Secret Empire was rarely more secretive or empirical than in this classic arc that sets Cap against a conspiracy out to frame and replace him in the American mind! And pay close attention to the man behind the curtain (or mask, as the case may be)! Corruption and cover-ups conclude with Cap quitting the Avengers, paving the way for his days as Nomad! With Nick Fury, the Black Panther, and Banshee! Guest-starring the X-Men (back before it was cool)! Featuring an early re-telling of Cap's origin!
Deadpool takes on the event storyline of 2017: Secret Empire! But which side will he choose - and how will he face down the fallout? Wade Wilson trusts Steve Rogers implicitly - how could he not? But that trust is about to be put to the test, big-time! Deadpool has spent his super hero career cracking jokes, but this situation is serious - and big changes are coming for the Merc With A Mouth... COLLECTING: DEADPOOL 31-35
Traces the efforts of Cold War scientists to revolutionize American airplane designs, spying capabilities, and defense technologies, citing how their inventions made possible the systems and processes of current military campaigns.
Helena, Priestess of Apollo is rescued from certain death by Klaus, Captain of battleship Heiglund of Atlantis, a steampunk Empire which strangely enough exists in the time of Ancient Classical Greece. Klaus wants to marry Helena but Atlantean law decrees that she must die. Ada wants Klaus for herself and will stop at nothing to get what she wants:- power, influence and Klaus's muscular body Will Klaus manage to keep Helena alive? Does Helena really love him or is the feisty Grecian beauty just out to save her own skin? Steam Punk, Romance, Historical Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, horse race, nautical battle, airship
Find out what's in store for the Marvel Universe in this definitive prelude to the next major event! You won't want to miss a moment of the story and it all starts here.

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