Fans that were left wondering what path Emma Frost will be upon in the aftermath of her actions during the conclusion of the Inhumans vs. X-Men event won’t have to wait long to find out. During this summer’s big Secret Empire event where Steve Rodgers Hydra alliances become clear as he uses the organization to take full control of the country, he’ll end up coming face to face with Emma and some X-Men.
As reported by IGN, Secret Empire: United is a one-shot by Jim Zub and Ario Anindito (with Ryan Stegman on the cover art) will find Rogers trying to solidify his control which brings him into conflict with Emma and an unknown group of X-Men who are trying to spark rebelling in the mutant-controlled region of New Tian.
“Secret Empire: United shows us both levels of Hydra’s orchestrated takeover; ground level conflict between ideologies and high level machinations by those in power,” Zub said. “It’s a super-powered thriller with twisted Avengers, X-Men, and Hydra all jockeying for their place in the new world that emerges from Secret Empire.”
Emma’s future with the X-Men has been in question for some time as she wasn’t included in any of the initial team line-ups for the upcoming ResurrXion relaunch of the line and then was further muddied by the fact that IVX’s ending pretty much confirmed that a grieving and broken Emma has returned to some of her darker ways from her villainous past.
According to IGN’s report this was stated by Marvel to be the next chapter in Emma’s story, but what that will mean and where the story will take her is still a mystery. No doubt she will appear in some capacity in a storyline or two in one of the upcoming X-Men titles with the good money being on her and potentially the Hellfire Club or something similar to it appearing in the recently announced Astonishing X-Men series.
Secret Wars: United arrives on June 14.