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Marvel’s Empyre September Checklist: The End is Nigh!

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BY August 31, 2020

And so it ends. The (formerly) massive summer event from Marvel Comics, Empyre comes to an end in early September, but according to Dan Slott, we’ll see the repercussions all over the Marvel Universe. It’s a little odd that Marvel’s Empyre scaled back a bit, even if it does make the September checklist a lot easier. DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal explodes in September, while the X-Men event X of Swords nearly doubled in length. So, let’s take a look at what’s left for Empyre.

Marvel’s Empyre: September Main Series Checklist:


We have just one issue left of Marvel’s Empyre this September, so this part of the checklist is nice and short. Moreover, whatever Slott and Ewing were holding back on, it’s time to let it all out. The fight for the “King of Space” mantle is about to begin, and all bets are on the table since the Profiteer is making her return this month too. While it isn’t smart to use the cover to speculate, I’m going to use the cover to speculate. We see three people. While we have Human Torch and the Black Panther, the superheroine in the back is hard to determine. It’s either Sue Storm or Carol Danvers or Squirrel Girl. In any case, will one of these three be the King of Space?

Marvel’s Empyre September Checklist, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Human Torch, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Thing, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Kree, Skrulls Wait…is the Human Torch burning? That’s not good. (Marvel Comics)

Issue #6 (of 6)

Writers: Dan Slott and Al Ewing
Artist: Valerio Schitti
Release Date: September 2nd
Official Solicitation:

There can be only one King of Space—and it’s the last liege standing! But as combat rages on, the clock ticks down to catastrophe! Will the ultimate interstellar weapon fry planet Earth before or after all sentient life on the planet is wiped out? The Avengers and the Fantastic Four are tested as never before—as EMPYRE comes to a pulse-pounding finish!

Marvel’s Empyre: One-Shots September Checklist

Avengers, Fantastic Four, Human Torch, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Thing, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Kree, Skrulls Will all four of Marvel’s first family be alive at the end? (Marvel Comics)

We have three one-shots for Marvel’s Empyre checklist this September, all of them taking place after the main event. While the event will undoubtedly impact the Avengers, the fact that the Fantastic Four’s issue is called Fallout doesn’t look good for Marvel’s First Family. Also worth noting, She-Hulk is getting her own one-shot in the Empyre epilogues. And from the sound of the solicitations, these final chapters look more intense than the main series.

Empyre: Aftermath Avengers #1

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Release Date: September 9th
Official Solicitation:

The end of EMPYRE begins a new age for the Marvel Universe! In the aftermath of the cosmic conflict, the forces gather one last time… but why? And at whose bidding? New bonds will be forged, new families will be founded, and there’s a new role waiting for Earth… but new destinies bring new dangers – and new enemies! Welcome to the new Marvel Space Age, true believer – hope you survive the experience!

Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Sean Izaakse
Release Date: September 9th
Official Solicitation:

The fate of all future Kree/Skrull Wars is placed in the hands of… Reed Richards and his family, the Fantastic Four. This is NO standard issue of a Marvel Comic, True Believer. Two MAJOR TURNING POINTS for THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE will take place here! Also in this issue… The Profiteer returns, but is she here for revenge… or justice? And a special appearance by the most ominous cosmic character of them all, The Unseen!


Immortal She-Hulk #1

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt
Release Date: September 23rd
Official Solicitation:

IN THE WAKE OF EMPYRE, JEN WALTERS GOES IMMORTAL! The Cotati invasion has changed everything for Jennifer Walters. Now she seems to have a new lease on life…but things are never that simple for the gamma-powered. Al Ewing gives She-Hulk the “IMMORTAL” treatment with a horrifying stand-alone tale!

Marvel’s Empyre: Tie-Ins September Checklist

Marvel’s Empyre September Checklist, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Human Torch, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Thing, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Kree, Skrulls Two of the best young superheroes in comics. (Marvel Comics)

Seeing that the tie-in mini-series wrapped up, we have just two tie-in series comics left. While it’s hard to imagine that Marvel’s Empyre was meant to have a lot more tie-ins, we’re ending our September checklist with the only two series that regularly tied into Marvel’s Empyre: Captain Marvel and Fantastic Four. During the Captain Marvel tie-ins, we’ve seen some fantastic developments as Carol’s time as a Kree Accuser. Without a doubt, seeing the old New Fantastic Four again, used in such a fun way, was one of the many highlights of the event. Maybe we’ll see them again soon.

Fantastic Four #23

Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Paco Medina
Release Date: September 2nd
Official Solicitation:

The ultimate Omni-Wave Projector — built by Valeria Richards, powered by Franklin Richards. In their hands, it could lay waste to the Empyre…but what if it fell into the hands of the Celestial Assassins? A tipping point in the Empyre saga! A fight that Spider-Man and Wolverine can’t afford to lose! And two lives that that will be forever changed!

Captain Marvel #21

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Cory Smith
Release Date: September 9th
Official Solicitation:

EMPYRE Tie-In! A CAPTAIN’S LEGACY — THE ACCUSED FINALE! The rise and fall of the Supreme Accuser. The end of a war, the end of an ERA…and the birth of an even more dangerous world. Carol Danvers must make a choice that will define her life and the lives of those closest to her.

Are you excited for the end of Marvel’s Empyre?

(Featured Image: The Immortal She-Hulk #1, Marvel Comics)


Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.

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