Help me out, /co/.
I've only tangentially kept up with comics in the last few years, and I know that Secret Wars merged together a bunch of alternate universes and shit.
So what's up with Secret Empire? It doesn't seem to fit in with anything else going on in the Marvel Universe. Punisher working for Hydra, for instance, makes no fucking sense...meanwhile, the earth is stuck in a containment field and the young X-men are dicking around in Madripoor learning how to be ninjas while Kitty Pryde's X-men just kind of ignore the whole thing?
Is this another alternate universe? What's going on?