Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: R.B. Silva
Empyre #0 gave an interesting enough introduction to Marvel’s next big event. It was pretty standard stuff, but it read like a classic Avengers story and offered plenty of potential for a solid event. The cliffhanger however stood out, seemingly putting the Fantastic Four on the enemy’s side. Obviously this left readers with a lot of questions, and Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is here to give some answers.
Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is a solid prelude to the big event, but it doesn’t really offer too much information. It doesn’t seem to be essential reading for anyone except those who plan on consuming all of Empyre and for massive Fantastic Four fans. Still, even if it isn’t essential reading, Dan Slott has crafted another enjoyable Fantastic Four story that mostly reads as a neat little one-shot.
The issue touches on some of the Kree and Skrull history, but mostly provides some great character moments for the protagonists, especially the young ones. The dialogue is fun and natural, and overall this is an enjoyable read. As a Fantastic Four fan, I was satisfied, though I will admit that I was disappointed in the end. The cliffhanger at the end of the previous issue was mostly just baiting the reader, and the circumstances for the Fantastic Four’s position isn’t too noteworthy.
R.B. Silva and the rest of the art team do a fantastic job at bringing the casino to life. The characters and environments all look fantastic. The panels layouts are entertaining to look at, but also allow for the action to move along naturally. This is an overall great looking issue with little to complain about.
Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is a strong Fantastic Four One-Shot, but doesn’t offer much for the upcoming event. Still, it’s a fun read that’s worth checking out if you are looking for more Fantastic Four.
Empyre: Fantastic Four #0
Empyre: Fantastic Four #0 is a strong Fantastic Four One-Shot, but it doesn't offer much for the upcoming event. Still, it's a fun read that's worth checking out if you are looking for more Fantastic Four.