Published on July 22nd, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
Empyre: Avengers #1 (2020) Review
Summary: When the Kree and Skrulls team up to fight someone you know things are bad. The Avengers are stuck in the middle.
Everyone vs plants
You know things are bad when two former mortal enemies team up to fight an even bigger foe. The Kree and the Skrulls are doing just that against the plant based life forms the Cotai and they do not care at all that earth is going to be the battleground. The Cotai want to rid the universe of all animal life and this time the Avengers are stuck between three warring parties trying to keep the peace and get to the bottom of things.
There is a lot of action in this story and it dumps you right in the middle of it from the start of the story. There is a whole new continuity for Empyre story so do not expect everyone you know from the Infinity Stones saga in this one, but there are a few familiar faces.
The Cotai are not really given much of a character except for wanting to kill everything else. I am sure it will come in time but you will no doubt have to buy every single comic in every character’s storyline to get the full explanation as happens with these things.
Having read the original Infinity Gauntlet I know they have to compress storylines and change things to get the movies to work for people have not read the comics. In this case you are getting in on the ground floor with this series and you should know more about some of the characters if you have seen any of the movies.
I would be interested in how this develops, which is the mark of a good instalment and the storyline in general as it seems to have a lot of legs to go further.
Well worth having a look at even if you only know the Avengers from the movies.
Writer: Jim Zub
Penciler: Carlos Magno
Cover Artist: Steve Mcniven
Published: July 22, 2020