Empyre #2

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Al Ewing, Dan Slott Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 45
6.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• Three Avengers are trapped on the moon as war breaks out on Earth - and an ancient enemy reveals a scheme decades in the making!
•  Meanwhile, the Fantastic Four fight against a creeping horror that might destroy them all - starting with the Thing!
•  Captain Marvel is their last, best hope... But if Carol Danvers survives, what will she become?
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jul 24, 2020

    With a crackling script and art that moves everything along, the second issue of Empyre provides twists and complications and good action. This part of the story centers primarily on The Avengers, who have ample opportunity to show why theyre called Earths Mightiest Heroes. The nod to a bit of Fantastic Four history is also welcome. Our heroes seem to have the situation in space mostly in handbut plenty of trouble still awaits them back on Earth! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 21, 2020

    Empyre is turning out to be an epic space saga with the complexities of a novel, delivered in the bright glory of the comic book format. It also has deep roots in Marvel's history that longtime readers will respect. Empyre is shaping up to be a book that lives up to Roy Thomas and Neal Adams' Kree/Skrull War. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 21, 2020

    Empyre #2 is much improved over the first. It features intelligent aftermath from the attack and also a good explanation of the Cotati's planning of it all. The issue is still a lot of set up and organizing as the forces of good come together but it feels like it's a more focused narrative that avoids moments we've seen over and over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 25, 2020

    The series features lots of characters, lots of opportunities for double-crosses and mayhem aplenty. But it would be more fun if the story actually, I don't know, made sense? As it is, it just feels like the monster of the week. Still firmly on the fence here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 22, 2020

    Empyre #2 wraps up the introduction to the event and buries the last hints of hero-vs-hero conflict. As far as I'm concerned, that's entirely a good thing. With the battle lines drawn along more rational and less contrived lines, readers are free to stop and smell the death blossoms (i.e. quality storytelling), as it were. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jul 22, 2020

    Slott's script is technically sound, but several marvelous images can't save this issue from its boring flashbacks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 22, 2020

    This series is neck deep in continuity and this acts as both a strength and a weight around its neck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 21, 2020

    But even with the jolt of cosmic psychedelia, Empyre #2 loses pace in its sophomore installment. Though handsomely drawn and colored, the lack of the pep in Al Ewing's step leaves the event stumbling right off the starting line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 25, 2020

    Not a whole lot happens to justify the very existence of this Big Event comic. Great art and solid writing, for sure, but the plot and characters leave a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 21, 2020

    I went into this issue looking for AL Ewing and Dan Slott to convince me to buy the 30+ issues of this Empyre Event, but after Empyre #2, they now will have to convince me not to drop this whole thing outright. The story is not exciting, and even the big moments fall flat since the pacing makes it all a slog to get through. It's like watching grass grow, and that isn't thrilling anywhere, not even on the moon! Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 25, 2020

    Empyre #2 explains everyone's motivations... a LOT... but yet the characters still seem lost in the tangle. Read Full Review

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