Empyre: Fantastic Four #0

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Dan Slott Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 35
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"The Last of the Kree/Skrull Warriors" - a pivotal issue, not just for EMPYRE, but for the future of the FF!
In the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War... and the fate of these final warriors will mark a stunning change in the lives of Marvel's First Family for years to come.
All this, and the introduction of a long hidden Elder of the Universe... the Profiteer! Witness the first appearance of this new, major player in the cosmos!
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 8, 2020

    When I put this comic book down I had a big smile on my face. It was a great journey in itself, but it puts in place important pieces as we enter Empyre #1 on July 15th. That makes it a joy to read, but also an important puzzle piece to the larger story. It also seems to be adding to the wider Marvel universe. By my count, that's three big reasons why this is a must-read comic book if you're a Marvel Comics fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - J.A. Fludd Jul 15, 2020

    This second prelude to Empyre brings The Fantastic Four handily into the action and sets up the opening sequence for the first issue of the main miniseries. You may question the propriety of The Invisible Woman helping her kids cheat at gambling, but it gets them out of immediate trouble and helps The FF win the day in the end, and we must assume this sort of thing will not get to be a habit. The alien kids now in The FFs custody are a wait-and- see. And with that, on to the main story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 13, 2020

    Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is a strong Fantastic Four One-Shot, but it doesn't offer much for the upcoming event. Still, it's a fun read that's worth checking out if you are looking for more Fantastic Four.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jul 9, 2020

    What we don't really get to see in this issue is what role the Fantastic Four will play in this conflict. I like the idea of the galaxy reacting to this new empire forming and destabilizing the ecosystem but we never get what was teased at the end of Empyre #0: Avengers. It's basically just another day for the Richards family, which is not a bad thing. The issue is still lots of fun, and we know the Fantastic Four are due for an encounter with the Kree/Skrull army. Unfortunately, we just don't know what that encounter will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 8, 2020

    Looking back on it, I enjoyed my read of Fantastic Four: Empyre #0. It provided me with a fun space faring adventure with the Fantastic Four. Its ability to achieve this, while also working to setup Marvels next big crossover event is a commendable achievement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jul 8, 2020

    Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is a pleasant surprise. It dials down the historical event exposition much lower than its Avengers counterpart, concentrating instead on a fast, fun family adventure. This gives it considerable crossover appeal. Even if you're planning on giving Empyre a pass, FF #0 is worth picking up if you're a fan of the World's Greatest Comics Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 12, 2020

    So, nice art, decent story, but not really the kind of shocking turn of events you might expect for the kickoff to the latest "Event." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Jul 8, 2020

    Busy artwork filled with flashes and dramatic effects during clashes makes the pages feel full even during the quieter moments and ties back into the never-sleep qualities of the setting where this opening story takes place. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jul 10, 2020

    An all-around solid issue, featuring good character dynamics, plot progression, and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 8, 2020

    While Empyre: Fantastic Four doesn't quite have the excitement of Empyre: The Avengers, it does add in some more details about the current state of the cosmic Marvel Universe and how things are shifted. It's a transition to get the team into the action without using up an issue of their main series. But, as is, this is a prelude issue that's more interesting to read than a must get. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 8, 2020

    Side stories are fun, but events can be incredibly expensive for the reader if they feel compelled to follow everything that happens. Accordingly, Empyre #0: Fantastic Four doesn't really "need" to exist because the Avengers issue succeeded in setting up expectations for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 8, 2020

    Dan Slott gives readers a goofy Fantastic Four issue that did nothing to get me excited for the Empyre Event. Fans of the Fantastic Four may have fun with it, but I can't see anyone talking about this after a week or two. If this is what Empyre is going to be like, count me out before it even starts! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 8, 2020

    Because Slott has to spend so much time explaining the Kree/Skrull history, he doesn't have enough page real estate to tailor this conflict to his central characters " and the pages he is able to use feel a bit wasted on Franklin and Valeria. Here's hoping that once Empyre really takes off, the FF will find a more organic role in the coming conflict. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Ian Melton Jun 30, 2020

    Dan Slott and R.B. Silva make a book that Marvel promises something will happen in, into a book that detours away from almost any point related to Empyre. Good artwork, some fun dialogue, and character interaction, but overall pointless with all plot points better covered in the first four pages of Empyre #1. Read Full Review

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