Some say a price can't be put on art. Marvel disagrees though, saying an extra 8 pages of Secret Empire #6 will raise the price by $1, making the issue 48 pages at $4.99. Perfection takes time as well, so the release date is bumped from July 12 to July 19. These extra pages would explain why Rod Reis was tagged in to work on pages for issue #4 and completely draw issue #5.
In an attempt to distract from the obvious cash grabs, delays, and price hikes, which occur with every event comic series, Marvel is offering Glow in the Dark Cosmic Cubes to retailers to be given out or sold to customers. Hopefully your LCS is giving them out though, as the cost of Secret Empire keeps rising.
The updated solicit text is below.
SECRET EMPIRE #6 (of 10)
NICK SPENCER (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A)
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Hydra Hero Variant Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Villain Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
• The unworthy, the untrusted, the unstable — this is their day! BEWARE THE SECRET EMPIRE!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99