Marvel's March Solicitations Provide Clues to Empire Super-Mega-Crossover Event

Marvel recently announced the name of their next big super-mega-crossover event: Empyre. But they didn't reveal much else, because the trailer released to announce the event was heavily censored, with Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Tom Brevoort saying:

Empyre is Marvel's most Earth-shattering event of 2020, and will star __1__ and __2__ against the __3__ and __4__.

Empyre grows out of a number of classic key Marvel stories, including the __5__, the __6__, the __7__, and a bunch of others. It is the __8__ for so many things that have been established throughout Marvel history.

It'll be written by __9__ and __10__ with art by __11__.

The story will be __12__.

One of the most incredible __13__ Marvel has ever put to page.

So which of those blanks can we now fill in? Well, based on Marvel's full March solicitations, quite a bit. For example, the presence of so many past Avengers and Fantastic Four comics in March's True Believers reprints tells us 1 and 2 are probably the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. And the Road to Empyre: The Kree Skrull War special tells us 3 and four could be the Kree and the Skrulls. And one of 5, 6, and 7 is definitely The Kree/Skrull War. The rest is anybody's guess, and you're welcome to post yours below after perusing the Empyre-related solicits below.

ROAD TO EMPYRE: THE KREE/SKRULL WAR #1
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • MATTIA DE IULIS & JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A)
Cover by PHIL NOTO
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel's massive event series of the spring begins here—but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened and what it means for the future of their family and their race! And that means educating their kids on just how the Kree and the Skrulls first went to war!
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

TRUE BELIEVERS: EMPYRE MONTH

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – MAR-VELL #1
Reprinting Avengers (1963) #89
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – MANTIS #1
Reprinting Avengers (1963) #133
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – ANELLE #1
Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #37
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – HULKLING #1
Reprinting Young Avengers #11
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – QUOI #1
Reprinting Avengers Celestial Quest (2001) #3
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – SWORDSMAN #1
Reprinting Avengers (1963) #19
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – GALACTUS #1
Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #257
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – SHE-HULK #1
Reprinting Savage She-Hulk (1980) #1
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – VISION #1
Reprinting Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #4
40 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

TRUE BELIEVERS:
EMPYRE – LYJA #1
Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #357
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

FANTASTIC FOUR #20
DAN SLOTT (W) • SEAN IZAAKSE (A) • COVER BY NICK BRADSHAW
SPIDER-WOMAN VARIANT COVER BY EMA LUPACCHINO
EMPYRE IS COMING!
The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man… Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y'know, this really would've been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Universe! Who are they, and how will they change the FF's life… forever?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel Comics Full March 2020 Solicitations

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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