From C2E2, Here's the Key Issues Leading up to Marvel's Empyre, and Why the Kree and Skrulls are Right

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool told you about Marvel's impromptu Empyre panel, to be hosted by Al Ewing and to really run up the prices of key issues relating to Empyre's backstory in the speculator market. Bleeding Cool Ace Reporter David Pierce is on hand at the panel sending us photos of the screens so that you can get these on eBay before the panel is over!

First up, Fantastic Four #2, in which Marvel's first family tricks the skrulls into turning into cows. Okay, that one was probably already worth a little bit of money.

The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

Next, Avengers Annual #14, in which the Avengers inflict even more humiliation on the Skrulls.

The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

The Fantastic Four, once again, piss off the Skrulls in Fantastic Four #257.

The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

And back to the Avengers, basically worse than the American C.I.A., in Avengers #347.

The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

Secret Invasion #8, in which Norman Osborn kills the Skrull empress (but at least he didn't sleep with her).

Attn: Speculators - The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

And finally, Guardians of the Galaxy #25 (the one from the Bendis years), with the X-Men at fault this time.

Attn: Speculators - The Not-So-Secret Origins of Marvel's Empyre from C2E2

You know what? We kinda have to side with the Skrulls and the Kree in this upcoming super-mega-crossover event.

Happy hunting, speculators! Empyre #1 hits stores in April!

EMPYRE #1 (OF 6)
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(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung
• The Kree and the Skrulls have united under a new emperor – and their war fleet is on a collision course for our world.
• On the moon, the Avengers are ready to strike with the full power of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Approaching from outer space, the Fantastic Four are seeking a diplomatic solution.
• If the two teams can't work together to save the day, things can only get worse…
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 15, 2020
SRP: $5.99

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