Empyre #6

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Al Ewing, Dan Slott Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 2, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 31
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Who will rule the EMPYRE?
•  There can be only one King of Space-and it's the last liege standing! But as combat rages on, the clock ticks down to catastrophe!
•  Will the ultimate interstellar weapon fry planet Earth before or after all sentient life on the planet is wiped out?
•  The Avengers and the Fantastic Four are tested as never before-as EMPYRE comes to a pulse-pounding finish!
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Sep 2, 2020

    What more needs to be said here, with a story that is a winner in every way? The art of Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia delivers the goods. The Fantastic Four, mighty Thor, The Black Panther, Tony Stark, and everyone all bring their best game. The conclusion of Empyre is Marvel storytelling in its most satisfying style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 1, 2020

    Empyre #6 is considerably ambitious superhero storytelling that works. It's impressive how many characters and situations are pulled together into this finale, and it's satisfying when you understand how hard a feat that is to pull off. Overall, Empyre has earned its right to stand amongst some of the best Marvel events in history. Empyre is a spectacle in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Sep 7, 2020

    Empyre #6 is the finale of the Cotati invasion in the Marvel universe. Will the climax make up for this uneven event? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 2, 2020

    Empyre #6 wraps things up generally nicely but as far as recent Marvel events, things as a whole feel a bit of a letdown. It's a story that isn't exactly memorable and while setting up potentially a lot it also doesn't feel like an event that'll have folks talking for years to come. It's not bad but in evoking a classic feel, it doesn't become one itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Sep 7, 2020

    This mini might not have perfectly stuck the landing but it does open up some new possibilities for the cosmic side of Marvel that should be exciting to see. A fun ride worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 3, 2020

    If you haven't been reading all the crossovers, this issue feels a bit abrupt, but it's a solid close for this story with some nice story hooks to go forward from. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 2, 2020

    Empyre may not have gotten the chance to really be what it was supposed to, but if you're looking for a fun and fairly straightforward adventure, you could do worse. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 4, 2020

    Stories don't all have to be cosmic armageddon, folks. Let's add some character moments, a little humor, focus more on story and internal logic - it would go a long way toward getting Marvel where it should be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Sep 2, 2020

    Al Ewing and Dan Slott finish their “Event” by forcing an end to every threat, sometimes off-panel. Because of that, this finale makes the whole story feel smaller, and that's not sticking the landing. The art was great, but did we need 30+ issues to get a Kree/Skrull Alliance? If you think so, then you might be less angry than me at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Liem Duong Sep 2, 2020

    What can I say, it ended. For such a good start, the plot kept dragging and dragging and dragging out for four damn issues, so by the time the final issue comes up, everything has to be rushed to a conclusion. Off the bat, I could already tell Ewing/Slott just needed to wrap this shit up. The art is good although this finale had some rough moments, the writing is overall solid, but the pacing and direction, its just not going anywhere.

    Events like this suffer from not making every issue of the main event count. So the finale has to be extra size to catch whatever is crashing down. It was interesting stuff Empyre was doing, but it made the critical mistake of not moving the plot in each issue we get. Only NOW does Reed and Stark more

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  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 9, 2020

    This felt kind of rushed and a little messy to me, like they suddenly ran out of time and had to wrap everything up at once.

  • 8.0
    Swanktub Sep 1, 2020

    Solid ending to a somewhat disappointing event.

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 Sep 7, 2020

    While this issue didn't quite validate everything that came before, the art was great and the story had action, heart and a sense of consequence. For that I call it a win.

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Sep 2, 2020

    This was a pretty good ending, but nothing truly unexpected.

  • 6.5
    Sriley57 Sep 3, 2020

    A "meh" ending to a "meh" event. I feel like they wasted 4 issues and then tried to pack too much into the last 2. The finale was just not great. How the main plot points were wrapped up was either predictable, rushed, anti-climatic, or all 3. I feel like the heart warming moment with Valeria, Franklin, the Kree kid, and the Skrull kid was the high note of an otherwise underwhelming issue.

  • 6.0
    allenquanobi Sep 2, 2020

    Eh. The event started off well enough, but it was too short and lost a lot of focus, partly due to the missing tie ins that affected the story greatly. Thor and black panther have tie ins that would have affected the story in a major way and instead they just show up at the end like a huge ex machina, it was very bizarre. As for the ending itself, nothing really major not universe changing happened, it could have been an avengers arc or fantastic four arc. The only lasting consequences that this would have an effect on would be the guardians of the galaxy, which should have tied into this event also since it was written by Ewing. All in all, it's just a strange event, and even though it's not as convoluted and stupid as civil war 2 or more

  • 6.0
    Federico Liguori Sep 2, 2020

    It all started greatly (with a plot twist and very good spin-offs about the character's motivations)... And the ending is just so bland and dull. Everything is back to normal, people who looked dead are alive and Tony Stark saves the day with generic hero sentences. Not much to talk about. Big crossovers are always disappointing as of late.

  • 6.0
    jbong Sep 3, 2020

    some good moments, but a ton of nonsense and lazy writing...

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  • 10
    Leylin Sep 2, 2020

  • 9.5
    wesshamu Sep 7, 2020

  • 9.0
    Khan/Murdock Sep 9, 2020

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Sep 2, 2020

  • 8.5
    maelstron Sep 2, 2020

  • 8.0
    Halodystroyer44 Sep 2, 2020

  • 8.0
    Prodigalson16 Sep 2, 2020

  • 8.0
    Grifter Sep 6, 2020

  • 8.0
    Nurdboy42 Sep 6, 2020

  • 7.5
    Magik Sep 2, 2020

  • 7.5
    Radar Sep 7, 2020

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Sep 10, 2020

  • 7.5
    Bananaknight Sep 13, 2020

  • 7.0
    jmprados Sep 24, 2020

  • 6.5
    SoosX Sep 2, 2020

  • 6.5
    Jorge Mendes Sep 2, 2020

  • 6.5
    Adsun22 Sep 5, 2020

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 5, 2020

  • 6.0
    Spanish Morlock Sep 5, 2020

  • 6.0
    electricm Sep 5, 2020

  • 3.5
    Laughingfish Sep 6, 2020

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