Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to Captain America's startling change? THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL DEFEND YOU!
List of covers and their creators:
|Reg||Regular Cover||Mark Brooks||1|
|Var||Villain Variant Cover||Dan Mora & Edgar Delgado||2|
|Var||Action Figure Variant Cover||John Tyler Christopher||3|
|Var||Variant Cover||J. Scott Campbell||4|
|Var||Hydra Heroes Variant Cover||Andrea Sorrentino||5|
Note: The following characters only appear in a flashback collage. Atlas, Moonstone, Rick Jones, Jack Flag, Free Spirit, Maria Hill, Sharon Carter, Sebastian Fenhoff, Kraken, Baron Zemo, Sarah Rogers, Bulldozer, Wrecker, Piledriver, Red Skull, Sin, Crossbones, and Erik Selvig.