Comic Book Review: Empyre (2020)

Details: This miniseries is currently complete. More information can be found at https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/29281/empyre_2020

Score: 5.8/10

Empyre is Marvel’s big summer crossover event. It mostly falls flat. It does little to affect the other Marvel titles and offers little developments within the story.

Two alien civilizations, the Kree and the Skrulls, have united and seek to destroy another alien civilization, the Cotati. The Avengers and the Fantastic Four get involved and the Earth gets put in danger.

This really wasn’t great. In these big summer crossovers, they usually have some big change that affects the entire Marvel universe. There’s nothing like that here. The tie ins are also mostly self contained. That just detracts from the whole event.

The plot itself is also kind of dumb. There’s some big sneaky plot and a true enemy hidden somewhere… but the plot developments were so uninteresting that I didn’t really care.

I suppose if you are a long time comic book fan and are familiar with the first Kree Skrull War event, then you might feel some nostalgia here. However, new comic books fans won’t know and won’t care about the Kree or the Skrulls all that much.

The art is fine. I just wish there better action scenes. The artist here doesn’t rise to the level of Coipel or someone who can draw big splash pages of action well.

Overall, this was a lackluster event. I don’t recommend any one read this and it will have little to no effect on the other Marvel books that are currently in print.