Lords Of Empyre: Swordsman #1

Event\Storyline: Empyre Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Thomas Nachlik Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The swordsman has been resurrected! But there are more secrets than what lies beyond the grave... Join Swordsman and his son, Quoi, as they embark on a journey of discovery here on Earth - one they can't walk back from!

Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Aug 24, 2020

    "Lords of Empyre: Swordsman" #1 details the sins and sorrows of the father with honesty and heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 19, 2020

    The relationship between the Swordsman and Quoi is explored in this one-shot! Come see why these characters have decided to wage war on all animal life! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Aug 19, 2020

    Alex Paknadel again does a good job giving readers of Empyre a more in-depth look at two of the Event's villains, and as someone new to the Cotati, I appreciated it. Sure, the release's timing feels a little off, but the story and art made up for it. If you want to get a peek into the Cotati Swordsman's mind and see why Quoi would go along with his plan, check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 19, 2020

    Any reader of Empyre should consider Swordsman #1 a necessary addition and those avoiding events may still find lots to appreciate about this striking one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 18, 2020

    This is a good look at a father and son dynamic we don't often see in comics. There isn't quite enough here to make it totally believable, but I find the approach admirable and I'm looking forward to seeing Paknadel do more, possibly in a longer format, as he's clearly skilled at touching on human emotion and interactions. As it stands, this issue continues to inform readers of how Quoi got here and why the villain in the story is actually relatable. Read Full Review

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