Empyre #3

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Al Ewing, Dan Slott Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 50
7.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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 long-lost Avenger returns to active duty – but will that be enough to turn the tide? And in space, interstellar intrigue threatens the fragile Kree/Skrull alliance...and the repercussions might just doom planet Earth!

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Aug 4, 2020

    Empyre continues to move the story along briskly. It seems to be one of the better events with which Marvel has occupied its entire publishing line. While it will be a relief when this whole thing is over and we can get back to Marvel Comics just telling stories againat least until the next all-encompassing eventat least this saga is full of twists and turns that make us want to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 29, 2020

    I'm a fan of fun, and this book has it in droves. While it took a while to get to the motivations and stakes, I have to respect how well the creators have built up the architecture of such a massive event. So often comic book events have one or two key players, but astoundingly, here there are many Marvel superheroes a part of the bigger story in some way. Empyre is big, loud, and brimming with characters to root for. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 31, 2020

    You can purchase this issue via comiXology Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jul 29, 2020

    Empyre still hasn't quite lived up to the hype, but a strong script from Slott and impressive art makes the latest issue a success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 29, 2020

    Empyre #3 is an issue that adds the much-needed depth to the series. It has gone from just a summer popcorn event to one with some brains behind it. There's some philosophical debates within and political machinations throughout. It also delivers twists and turns because by the end of the issue, it's clear there's a lot more to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jul 31, 2020

    Watching Teddy lead with good intentions is definitely the highlight of this series, especially as it goes against the ways of both sides of his heritage. Carol is certainly no help in her new role as Accuser but at least Johnny is there to be the voice of reason, encouraging Teddy to do what's right. As the event continues, there are some interesting teases as to how things will unfold. The Cotati won't be the only enemy in this war. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 29, 2020

    Empyre #3 is the best issue of the Event so far and sets up the second half to kick into high gear. Political intrigue meets family matters (sorry, no Urkel) with great art to boot. I still wonder if this story needed so may tie-ins, but at least I'm starting to enjoy the main title. Fingers crossed that continues! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 29, 2020

    While surprises in comics can certainly be a good thing, there are so many moving pieces in this crossover, that its becoming hard to keep track of them all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 29, 2020

    But here's the thing — events are hard, and yet they're often considered necessary to a company's bottomline. With the spiraling catastrophes our world is caught in today, the idea of some good, old-fashioned Kree/Skrull politics can sound downright comforting, if not charming. But as a high concept meant to tie together everyone in the Marvel Universe, it can't help but feel a little bit clinical and distant — something I'd never say about Ewing or Slott's other work. Some of that might be the pressures of spinning all the various plates of a summer event, which is a whole different animal than other comics — but despite its strong art and ambitious aims, the insular high concept of Empyre makes it hard to fully engage with the work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 1, 2020

    I hope you like event framework, because that's all you're getting with the main Empyre series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 1, 2020

    Can this issue and its focus on Black Panther fighting to save the world... in turn save Marvel's worst event ever? Read Full Review

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