Empyre: X-Men #4

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 39
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

These issues have more than you ever dreamed to ask for. And then some.

Rated T+

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 19, 2020

    Readers should simply pick this up for fun, outstanding storytelling by one of the best in the business, and to get a taste as to what Hickman can do with a DOCTOR STRANGE series. That said, it's not required reading for DAWN OF X or EMPYRE. So, if money is tight, you can go without it. However, I strongly recommend grabbing the trade for an entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Derrick Pittman Aug 19, 2020

    Empyre: X-Men #4 is a decent culmination of a small story arc. While it has an anti-climactic end, questions are answered and plot lines are filled. It seems fitting to end things on a calmer note and it's done well. And the way the arc ends, it's open-ended for a central character and their plight. Hickman's writing is extremely good, and readers will be satisfied with the outcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Aug 19, 2020

    The Empyre tie-in series comes to an end! Find out the fate of the Scarlet Witch, Explodey Boy, and more in this somewhat anticlimactic final issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 19, 2020

    There is a very low ceiling for expectations of superhero event tie-ins, and Empyre: X-Men has destroyed those low expectations like Explodey Boy sitting on an oil tanker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 19, 2020

    I liked this finale thanks to some clever ideas and some well-written dialogue in a quieter scene we don't get enough of in superhero comics. I can't say this tie-in series needed to be made, but there are plenty of glimmers and shine throughout to make it a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Aug 22, 2020

    Quiet moments and magic intertwine on the battle-scarred streets of Genosha for a crossover battle of zero consequence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2020

    Pretty much everything about Empyre and this actual crossover is thrown out the window or hand-waved away, but what we do get is pleasant enough. I think this tie-in was a massive troll from Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 23, 2020

    X-Men Empyre #4 was an ok issue, but easily skippable. Tie-ins rarely pay off, and this one at least had some interesting things going for it. Hickman is a master storyteller, and this has been the best issue of the series. The colors and pencils add some life to this story and really make it easy to read. Read Full Review

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