Lords Of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Chip Zdarsky, Anthony Oliveira Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 29
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The child of the Kree hero Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle, Dorrek VIII - known on Earth as "Teddy" - has spent years evading the clutches of both bloodthirsty empires. But now fate has caught up to him. The Kree and Skrull worlds are aligned - and only a man born of both can lead them. But what has led Hulkling to abandon Earth and the Avengers he's fought beside? And what will become of his fiancé, the hero Wiccan? Star writers Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira team up with artist Manual Garcia for a can't-miss one-shot!
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 21, 2020

    This book goes a long way in showing how much Teddy has to give up while this war rages on. The main event hasn't done enough to show this, which makes this book a must-read if you're at all invested in the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 22, 2020

    Few tie-ins these days are as satisfying as Emperor Hulking, and if you pick one tie-in to buy, this one is definitely the one to grab. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 22, 2020

    When all is said and done Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1 gives an emotional look at the man who is made to be an emperor. It delivers both good background as well as moments that endear it's lead to the reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 22, 2020

    Emperor Hulkling also feels like a revelation in how unabashedly queer it is, despite being a crucial part of the company's latest crossover event. Marvel is often criticized for being reticent to embrace its LGBTQ characters, so it feels pretty momentous when a crucial fight scene takes place at a drag show attended by four queer-identifying superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 26, 2020

    This tie-in offers readers a much needed explanation for Hulkling's behavior in Empyre. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jul 25, 2020

    Teddy Altman's going to space, but will love follow him or must he seek his new path all alone? Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Aaron Anderson Jul 22, 2020

    It's a competent story with quality art but honestly it would have been better if it came out before Empyer#1. It would not have made it more exciting or entertaining but it might have had a chance to generate some emotion from just its placement in the overall event. I applaud the effort but frown at the outcome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 28, 2020

    Zdarsky, Oliveira, and Garcia went into Lords of Empyre: Hulkling with a lot of goodwill involving their titular character, and for the most part, they're able to pull out a win despite some missteps. Unfortunately, a book like Lords of Empyre: Hulkling feels like an exoneration of a fan-favorite character like Hulkling just as much as an indictment of a continuity-heavy storyline like Empyre " the actual factions at war here don't evoke a lot of emotional connection for readers, and even longstanding affection for characters like Hulkling might not make it out of this event unscathed. Read Full Review

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