Empyre is Marvel's main event of 2020, and stars the Avengers and the Fantastic Four against the Kree and the Skrulls. Empyre grows out of a number key Marvel stories, including the Kree-Skrull War, the Celestial Madonna Saga, the origin of the Young Avengers, and others.
For countless generations, the Kree and the Skrull races have been the dominant intergalactic powers. Both empires have tried to conquer or subvert the Earth, only to be met with defeat at the hands of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and other Super Heroes.
The Kree and Skrulls were more focused on annihilating each other than on achieving their goals on Earth. However, things change in the events of "Incoming," the opening salvo for "Empyre," and a big mystery that brings together the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe.
When the united Kree/Skrull army targets Earth, Captain America sends out a call for heroes to meet its global invasion! Which Avengers will assemble to fight a war on three fronts? In New York, a villain from the past is super-charged with alien energy! In Mexico, old hatreds turn allies into enemies! And in the Savage Land, the soul of the jungle has been stolen -and Shanna the She-Devil's life hangs in the balance!
Plant people from outer space have come to Earth and, wouldn't you know it, they just happen to be here when millions of mutants rise as undead creatures hungry for human flesh. The X-Men return to Genosha in a tale so crazy, it's taking the entire writing crew of the X-Men line to tackle it. Aliens! Plant-Men! Mutants! Zombies! Old Women! Demons! Explosions! These issues have more than you ever dreamed to ask for.
The plantlike beings called the Cotati have made landfall on Earth! Captain America stands on the front lines of this alien invasion, but when their threat goes global, even he won't be enough to stem the tide! Luckily, Cap can be quite inspirational when he needs to be, and right now he needs allies very bad! Can Cap call enough heroes to his side to turn back the Cotati, or will he and his ad hoc team fall in the face of this intergalactic incursion?
Empyre rocks the Fantastic Four’s world! As the Fantastic Four find themselves neck-deep in the events of Empyre, Franklin and Valeria face a looming crisis back on Earth that calls for the aid of a couple of former members of the New Fantastic Four: Spider-Man and Wolverine! With the entire cosmos at stake, can Ghost Rider and the Hulk be far behind? And can the Richards siblings rise to the challenge before them?
When Empyre unites the Kree and the Skrulls, Captain Marvel takes on a bold new role -as the Supreme Accuser, wielding the Universal Weapon! Carol has become Emperor Hulkling’s swift and necessary hammer of justice -but when she’s tasked to accuse a renegade soldier responsible for heinous crimes, she finds herself torn between two worlds! Carol recruits some of her staunchest allies to help bring down the hammer of justice! But with the end of a war, Captain Marvel must make a choice that will define her life -and the lives of those closest to her!
The Summers family has grown a Krakoan home on the moon. Now some new neighbors have moved in. The trees are killing the children!
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