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X-Men Empyre #4 Asks That Big Krakoan Question That Has Been Worrying
With hilarious consequences. Ghost Zombie by Paul B Rainey Today's X-Men: Empyre #4 manages a similar feat With new character find Explodey Boy, who died during the Genoshan massacre and then revived by Krakoa and The Five, being sent on a mission to meet the zombie version of himself, revived by a very naughty Scarlet Witch. Art from[...]
The cover to X-Force #11.
Last week saw the release of X-Men: Empyre #3, Marauders #11, and X-Force #11 And I'm gonna tell you all about everything that happened in them If you were interested in my thoughts on the big DC Comics news last week, scroll down to the bottom and click on the first part of this column,[...]
The cover to Marauders #11.
Last week saw the release of X-Men: Empyre #3, Marauders #11, and X-Force #11 And I'm gonna tell you all about everything that happened in them If you were interested in my thoughts on the big DC Comics news last week, scroll down to the bottom and click on the first part of this column,[...]
The cover to Empyre: X-Men #3.
Last week saw the release of X-Men: Empyre #3, Marauders #11, and X-Force #11 And I'm gonna tell you all about everything that happened in them But first, a little something on last week's big and depressing news. So DC Comics finally imploded, huh? It was the big news story of the week, but I tend[...]
Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Cover E
Zenescope had covers A and B for Conspiracy Men In Black One Shot #1, Vault Comics had Money Shot #7, and the foil variant for Vampire the Masquerade #1 Cover D, with Antarcitc bringing out both coves for Patriotika #1. #gallery-6 { margin: auto; } #gallery-6 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-6 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-6 .gallery-caption { margin-left:[...]
Star Wars Comes to DC Comics in Death Metal
With no ongoing Batman comic book it was left for the big DC and Marvel events, Death Metal and Empyre to battle it out The Robin King saw Death Metal win, but only just There was also a very strong showing for the launch issue of Seven Secrets... Death Metal #3 Beats Empyre #5, Just –[...]
Lords of Empyre: Celestial Messiah #1 Review: The Villain's Side
The villains of Empyre have been anything but subtle While there is, of course, history between the Avengers and Quoi, the eponymous Celestian Messiah of this issue, the main Empyre event under Al Ewing's pen doesn't do much to show the depth of this character Will Quoi's own title, Lords of Empyre: Celestial Messiah, shed some light on the[...]
Empyre: X-Men #2 Review: The Octogenarian Resistance
They were foils for the X-Men in the main Jonathan Hickman title, and now the Hordeculture, a team of foul-mouthed old ladies (and one who never swears), joins the Marvel mutants to fight back against the Cotati invasion happening as a result of the Empyre series The first issue of Empyre: X-Men was one of the best tie-ins[...]
Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Firstly Empyre #5 sees the Cotati create a blant-based dimensional portal in Wakanda, as part of their invasion to grow new Cotati and plant-based weaponry in vibranium-enriched soil. Empyre #5 art Only for The Swordsman, a former Avenger-turned-Cotati warrior  to take advantage of the situation and commit regicide. Art from Empyre #5. While over in X-Force #11, the comic[...]
A New Agent Venom In Venom #27 Keeps It In The Family (Spoilers)
In Empyre #3, Tony Stark and Reed Richards had a bit of a contretemps over the mistakes they had made over the Cotati, the Kree and the Skrulle Trusting those who they shouldn't falling into obvious narratives and making big speeches that doomed them all. What Tony Stark's New Iron Man Suit Can Do, Who It's[...]
Empyre #4 Review: Big Character Reveals For Hulking and More
Empyre #4 is back with an issue that is packed with reveals Hulkling gets a reveal, She-Hulk gets a reveal, Wiccan gets to hit Hulkling with another reveal! Writer Al Ewing is the Oprah of character reveals with this issue, but does it work to make this grass-fed event any better? Empyre #4 contains a big Hulkling[...]
New Wedding Of Wiccan and Hulkling Scenes from Empyre #5 (Spoilers)
Well, last week's Empyre #4 didn't set all the news headlines around the world on fire (as some overenthusiastic fool may have thought, but it got plenty of coverage in the geek and gay press (sometimes totally the same thing) for the wedding of Young Avengers Wiccan and Hulking, Bill and Ted. Jim Cheung art from[...]
The cover to Empyre: X-Men #2
Last week had three X-books in stores: Empyre: X-Men #2, Deadpool #6, and Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 First up, we're recapping Empyre: X-Men #2 Let's get down to business. Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities Still, thanks[...]
Empyre #4 Review: Grapples With Issues Of Genocide And Distraction
There are two noteworthy things that happen in Empyre #4 The second one, which happens on the last page, is an emotional beat that informs the decisions of the newly minted ruler of two pan-galactic civilizations That's an interesting character moment that seems to add pathos to some moments that have occurred, as well as[...]
More Printings, Hedra, Thor, Empyre, Star Wars, Venom, StrangeAcademy
Image Comics is sending Jesse Lonergan's Hedra back for second printings, while Marvel Comics send Empyre #4, Fantastic Four #24, Darth Vader #3 back for second printings, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1, Strange Academy #2, Thor #1 and Thor #4 to a third printing and Thor #3 to a fourth printing Venom #28 also gets[...]
X-Men Is To Empyre What Deadpool Is To X-Men
Yesterday saw the publication of Empyre #4,  X-Men: Empyre #2 and Deadpool #6 And in Deadpool we got Wade Wilson deciding to go to Krakoa in a very unpleasant fashion – internally – and he has some choice words about Krakoa for not having invited him, because everyone thinks he is a mutant even if[...]
The Back Order List 7/29/20: Firefly, Spawn, Empyre & Darth Vader
#11 Cover B Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #52 Cover A Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #52 Cover B  Image Barely Dominates As DC has shifted away from Diamond, Marvel is now the biggest publisher with Diamond when they publish comics, but Image is becoming a close second, or better through Diamond, with Marvel not producing near as many titles.  Titles continue to end[...]
Marvel Officially Spills The Beans About Empyre #4 Finale (UPDATE)
And now Marvel has pushed out the PR, regarding the finale of Empyre #4, published today. As the intergalactic conflict known as EMPYRE rages on, love has prevailed for two of Marvel's most beloved heroes! In an exciting surprise for readers everywhere at the conclusion of today's EMPYRE #4, Marvel Comics unveiled that Teddy Altman, the[...]
What's Up With Alicia Masters In Empyre?
We have heard Dan Slott talk about how the events of Empyre will significantly impact on the Fantastic Four, and how it will involve the Skrull and Kree kids, N'Kalla and,  rescued by the FF on their way back to Earth and the beginning of the Empyre storyline "The Kree Chronicle of Blood and the[...]
Has The Big Death In Empyre #4 Already Been Undercut? (Spoilers)
The big revealed ending for today's Empyre #4 An issue that saw Hulkling take some rather regrettable decisions, as the new emperor of both Skrull and Kree empires in an assault against the genocidal Cotati alien race, as it seems that one good genocide deserves another. Empyre #4 But we learn that all may not be as[...]
The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for The Walking Dead #192
Recently Jonathan Hickman baked the revolving door into the structure of House Of X, with all mutants now able to be reborn and revived (aside from Kitty Pryde). Has The Big Death In Empyre #4 Already Been Undercut? (Spoilers) So, as well as the big finale reveal of Empyre #4 today, the comic book has been promising[...]
The Biggest, Baddest Spoilers for The Walking Dead #192
Tomorrow will see the publication of Empyre #4, the fourth issue of Marvel Comics series that has seen the Avengers and the Fantastic Four deal with a combined invasion of Skrull and Kree alien empires together – that turned out to be an assault on the seemingly-peaceful plant-like Cotati race But then it turned out[...]
Al Ewing Talks About How Empyre: X-Men Ties In (or Not) with Emppyre
Marvel has gone vegan of late, with their summer event Empyre invading Earth-616 with leafy invaders As Al Ewing writes the main Empyre title, the fallout of the event is extending through Marvel's publishing catalog, creating a laundry list of tie-ins including Emperor Hulk, Empyre: Captain America, and Empyre: X-Men Under writer Jonathan Hickman's reign, all of the X-Men titles[...]
Empyre: Savage Avengers #1 Review: A Conan and Venom Team-ip
The invasion that began in the pages of Marvel's current Empyre event is touching every corner of their expansive shared universe… which now includes Conan the Barbarian Built on decades of pulp stories, thousands of pages of lore, and the recent addition of the tears of Dark Horse investors, Marvel has pulled Conan into their universe[...]
Empyre #3 Review: Can The Best Issue Yet Save
Empyre may be Marvel's worst event of all time The events of the series hinge on Tony Stark making a mistake that he, or anyone with functioning ears and eyes in the situation he was in, would never make What followed was a plant-based attack on the planet earth by the alien race the Cotati[...]
Empyre #3 Review: Can The Best Issue Yet Save
While the main Empyre book has been a tough read, to say the least, some of the tie-in one-shots and series have taken the event's concept and improved upon it Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulk #1 gave some much-needed context and youthful energy to Hulkling's depiction in the event, while Empyre: X-Men #1 leaned into the ridiculousness of[...]
Marvel Comics Recycle Cancelled Empyre Comics Covers
Marvel Comics has been releasing the Empyre series with yet one more cover for each issue, a 'secret variant cover', with each comic book store getting one copy However, people have been able to pick them up for not too much, considering they have a print run of around two thousand $8 for Empyre #1,[...]
Marvel Comics And The $4.99 20 Page Comic Book
This is how Empyre #3, published today, was solicited, at $4.99. EMPYRE #3 (Of 6) AL EWING & DAN SLOTT (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A) • Cover by JIM CHEUNG The tag-team action comes home! Wakanda is the battleground – as the Avengers and the FF unite to prevent a Vibranium-powered threat to all life as we know it! A[...]
An Empyre Goes To War
And so to Empyre. Art from Empyre: Captain America #1. The current event comic book from Marvel has seen the previously-peaceful Cotati launching an assault on all animal life, beginning with their closest neighbours, the Earth With a literal War Of The Worlds (co-written by the biggest War Of The Worlds fan in the world, Al Ewing)[...]
What Do Marvel Comics Adverts Say About Empyre And Everything Else?
Originally, there was meant to be an Empyre: Invasion Of Wakanda spinoff for Empyre Then plans changed and the series was confirmed as cancelled But it was the advertising for the series that tipped Bleeding Cool off to the twist that the battle wouldn't be with the Kree or the Skrull but with the Cotati. But[...]