Empyre: Avengers #0
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Empyre: Avengers #0

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 40
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Tony Stark wakes from strange dreams - as old allies make a distress call to the Avengers. In the new Green Area of the Moon, the Cotati are waiting with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out both them and humanity itself. The Celestial Messiah has returned... but are the Avengers ready to hear his message?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jun 26, 2020

    Empyre #0 does what you want a Marvel comic book to do. It makes sure you know where youre standing, story-wise, and who everyone is, and keeps all the characters in character and voice. Its accessible to new readers and attractively drawn, and handily sets up the story for the main miniseries to come. Now, on to The Fantastic Four and whatever other cosmic revelations await us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Jun 26, 2020

    Combined with Marte Garcia's strong, arresting color palette, Larraz's pencils are vibrant and full of energy. Every panel jumps right out of the page, always lively and keeping your eyes interested. The key battle scene manages to be exciting and easy to follow despite not necessarily being the centerpiece. The architecture on the Moon's blue area garden is definitely well thought out and, depending on how successful this event ends up being in the long run, should absolutely be featured in a Marvel Ultimate Alliance video game.Bottom Line: A smart script that gets you up to speed but doesn't feel like a study guide combined with gorgeous, kinetic artwork makes for a book well worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 24, 2020

    With a foot in Marvel's past but portrayed with modernly cinematic art, Empyre is already off to a pretty good start. Opening with the continuity-laced poetry of Ewing and the intense artwork of Larraz and Gracia, Empyre: Avengers #0 is an overture well worth sitting through. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 26, 2020

    If they are bound and determined to do a big cosmic crossover, I'm at least glad that it's this well-written and interesting. Here's hoping they can keep it up all the way through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 24, 2020

    When you put this book down, you'll either love it for its callbacks and rich visuals, or be put off by how it's more of a primer on the deeper story than any actual events occurring right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 25, 2020

    It's ambitious and epic - but the question is, will it merit such an investment of time and effort? Time will tell! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 24, 2020

    Empyre: Avengers #0 has a goal and it achieves that. New readers should be able to understand what's going on and longtime readers should be reminded as to what stories they should reflect upon. It sets up what's to come delivering entertaining moments while looking ahead. If you are at all interested in this event, this is a comic to absolutely get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jun 24, 2020

    Empyre: Avengers #0 sets the stage for the big-budget conflict to come, while also doing some solid storytelling of its own. If you need a primer on the Cotati, this issue will get you up to speed with admirable efficiency. Here's hoping the upcoming Fantastic Four #0 delivers an equal measure of intrigue and appeal -- more groundwork of this calibre will make Empyre an event worth following. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jun 24, 2020

    Empyre: Avengers #0 might not be the best start to a comic book crossover event, but it's certainly an interesting one, warts and all. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 25, 2020

    "Empyre #0: Avengers" loses sight of being a good comic in order to give readers an in-depth recap of key "Avengers" stories. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jun 24, 2020

    Overall, I was left unimpressed with this issue. I expected to kick off this event with a bang! Ultimately, due to many missteps, it has fizzled out my excitement. It is the set up of a larger event, so perhaps this one was more of a plot setting exercise? If thats the case, I hope issue #1 comes back with a vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jun 24, 2020

    This issue killed the little enthusiasm I had for Empyre. I was bored the entire time reading it, and the Avengers seemed to be right there with me. The issue looked good, but instead of pumping my fist in excitement, I was yawning and continually checking the page count. I did learn why Tony has speakers in his Iron Man suit, though, so at least I got thattwice! Read Full Review

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