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by Mike Friedrich,Sal Buscema,Steve Englehart


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When Captain America decides to stop being Captain America not long after chasing Agent Number One of the Secret Empire into The White House . America story arc than this 1970's classic by the great Steve Englehart.

When Captain America decides to stop being Captain America not long after chasing Agent Number One of the Secret Empire into The White House and unmasking unthinkable corruption while inside its walls, it is a comic book with something to say about how powerful corruptors can make dupes of all of us. Very cool metaphor for the shocking truths being revealed in American politics at the time. even if this fictional counterpart features a flying saucer full of X-Men on the White House lawn.

Steve Englehart (/ˈɛŋəlhɑːrt/; born April 22, 1947) is an American writer of comic books and novels. He is best known for his work at Marvel Comics and DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s. His pseudonyms have included John Harkness and Cliff Garnett

Steve Englehart (/ˈɛŋəlhɑːrt/; born April 22, 1947) is an American writer of comic books and novels. His pseudonyms have included John Harkness and Cliff Garnett. Steve Englehart majored in psychology at Wesleyan University, where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.

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Writer: Steve Englehart. Having made his debut by socking Hitler in the jaw, Captain America has always been a political character. However, the original Secret Empire storyline was definitely Cap’s most direct moment of political relevance

Writer: Steve Englehart. However, the original Secret Empire storyline was definitely Cap’s most direct moment of political relevance. The arc occurred as the real life United States was dealing with the fallout of the Watergate scandal, and it involves Steve Rogers uncovering a sinister plot that goes to the very top of the American government. Is this one of the best? LOAD MORE.

Written by. Steve Englehart. Manufacturer: Marvel Release date: 28 December 2005 ISBN-10 : 0785118365 ISBN-13: 9780785118367. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed.

Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich. Sal Buscema (Illustrator) I borrowed this one from the public library. The book is a compilation from the 1970s, and it reflects the issues and sensibilities of the time. Sal Buscema (Illustrator). In Secret Empire, Captain America finds himself framed for murder and shunned by mainstream America as a criminal organisation known as the Secret Empire seeks to destroy his reputation. His journey to redeem his good name sees him team up with the X-Men, and leads him to a very unexpected final battle in the White House. I borrowed this one from the public library. The Watergate scandal has just happened, and that event, combined with the Secret Empire, drive Captain America to disillusion.

Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich, Sal Buscema. 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!

Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich, Sal Buscema.

Featured Characters: Captain America (Steve Rogers), The Falcon . Steve Englehart/Writer. Mike Friedrich/Writer. Sal Buscema/Penciler.

Featured Characters: Captain America (Steve Rogers), The Falcon (Sam Wilson) Supporting Characters: Sharon Carter, Leila Taylor. Frank McLaughlin/Inker. Petra Scotese/Colourist. The Grand Comics Database: Captain America.

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! Collects Captain America and The Falcon #169-176.

Comments: (5)

VariesWent
A true time piece of the time. It is really interesting to see Watergate, and the general liberal perspective of the time reflected through a Marvel superhero comic book.
Amis
This is one of the best sagas that a have read in comic books. It seems the plot of a great book, of a renomed writer
Golkis
This graphic novel collects some old issues of the Captain America comic from the Seventies--#'s 169-176--and features the adventures Cap has before giving up his role as the Star-Spangled Avenger. This means that Secret Empire is a story of a hero's growing disillusionment with his own country. I'm disappointed with how little we get to see inside Steve Roger's (aka Captain America's) psyche as the Watergate scandal breaks while Cap is simultaneously framed for murder and rejected by the citizens he has always protected thanks to a widespread conspiracy unfolding against him, but other than that, this is an entertaining story, which guest-stars CA's regular partner of the time, The Falcon, at his best.

The Secret Empire is a bunch of guys in hooded cloaks, but they have awesome weapons, a flying saucer powered by the mutant minds of various captured X-Men (and some of their foes), and agents placed in all the strata of American society, ready to assist, when called on, in the secret domination of their country. Quentin Harderman is one of those agents, and as the head of the Committee To Regain America's Principles--really just a propaganda tool of the Empire--his mission is to discredit Captain America by launching an insidious smear campaign with TV ads, and seal the deal by framing Cappy for murder with some help from a super-powered villain named Moonstone whom the public will be manipulated into seeing as great hero and replacement for Cap. Though the obligatory fight scenes pull focus away from the subtler aspects of what's truly cool here--do Cap and The Falcon really need to fight the Banshee in Nashville while pursuing a lead?--the intervention of realworld politics, like Moonstone on a talk-show glibly lumping the "Captain America scandal" in with Watergate, gives the Secret Empire saga clout.

The truth is, Spider-Man spent much of his career wanted for murder while being targeted by a powerful media mogul (you know who) in a relentless smear campaign--so what's so special here? And Iron Man was very similarly framed for murder by a villain trying to destroy all his credibility. Batman (well, okay, Bruce Wayne) has been a fugitive due to a frame-up. And most major heroes in comics have, at one time or another, given up their crime-fighter identities, often when the public doesn't want them around anymore. So why is it a bigger deal when THIS hero quits? Well, simply put, because he wears the Stars and Stripes, and functions as a symbol of his country, and even of his government. When Captain America decides to stop being Captain America not long after chasing Agent Number One of the Secret Empire into The White House and unmasking unthinkable corruption while inside its walls, it is a comic book with something to say about how powerful corruptors can make dupes of all of us. Very cool metaphor for the shocking truths being revealed in American politics at the time...even if this fictional counterpart features a flying saucer full of X-Men on the White House lawn.

I was originally going to give Secret Empire only a 3-Star review because of some clunky plotting (what happened to Mastermind, Unus, the Blob, and Mesmero; did they just wander off somewhere, after we saw them?). And Nick Fury could have just been edited out, since it's a few of his other SHIELD agents who figure cleverly into the story. But--The Falcon comes into his own, gloriously; I guess a bell rings because he earns his wings! And Moonstone is a memorable cad, even when he too discovers he's just another expendable pawn in the plans of the Secret Empire. So it's a gutsy storyline from the House Of Ideas in the Seventies.
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Oh, for the days when mainstream superhero comics were actually about something more than adolescent power fantasies! There was such a time in the early 1970s, when many of the best superhero writers were young & supercharged by the counterculture. While some did excellent work in examining the mainstream American psyche (Steve Gerber) or using cosmic analogies to cast an unblinking critical eye on organized religion & corporate power (Jim Starlin), or examining the psychological costs & paradoxes of heroism (Don McGregor), Steve Englehart took on THE issues of the day directly: Watergate, the corruption of imperial power, the sour aftermath of the ghastly mistake that was the War in Vietnam. And what better character for national soul-searching than Captain America?

It's true, by current comics standards, that some of the plotting may seem a bit clunky and/or convenient. But given the editorial constraints of the time, this is far more daring & outright subversive work than would ever be permitted by a major comics publisher today. (A side note: Englehart's rendition of Iron Man/Tony Stark had him renouncing & bitterly regretting his role in manufacturing weapons. Today, of course, that aspect of his character is played up as something noble & very cool.)

It began as a formula story: secret conspiracy smears hero & attempts to overthrow the USA. Englehart told this part well, briskly & suspensefully. We felt the good Captain's increasing paranoia as his options seemingly narrowed with every issue ... but of course we knew that he'd come through in triumph by the end. After all, isn't that how these stories always go?

But that's not how it went this time. I won't spoil the huge shock that awaited both Captain America & the readers in the final issue of this story arc. But it WAS a shock, one that was metaphorically true -- and it was a truth about American power that many didn't want to hear, and still don't. Suffice it to say that Englehart openly showed us that "we" are not always right, and that our flaws aren't always "just a few bad apples" -- the corruption is endemic to the power structure itself. While sometimes clumsy & not quite balancing passion with polish, this was political & cultural commentary, not just one more thrilling adventure.

That may be enough to make some readers dismiss this collection. That would be a pity, because we need more of this sort of critical examination of American power today, rather than unquestioning support of imperial overreach. As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." For those who want more than an afternoon's pleasant escapism, highly recommended!
Avarm
There's never been a more interesting or important Capt. America story arc than this 1970's classic by the great Steve Englehart. During the height of the national disillusionment that culminated with the Watergate scandal (current events actually shaped the development of the story as it unfolded), Steve Rogers questions what it means to be Captain America, and gives up the role for a number of issues (a daring move at the time). Often imitated, but never equalled. I still keep an eye out for anything that Englehart writes (most recently, the Dark Detective mini-series at DC).
Captain America by Steve Englehart, Vol. 1: Secret Empire (Avengers) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Mike Friedrich,Sal Buscema,Steve Englehart
ISBN: 0785118365
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Marvel (December 28, 2005)
Pages: 160 pages