Marvel Comics Tries To Catch Up On Avengers / Fantastic Four: Empyre Event Schedule Due To Found Time Due To Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic!
Similar to DC Comics’ approach, Marvel is taking the current pandemic to get its big 2020 event series on track. However, in contrast, Marvel is still halting several of its May and June 2020 series.
BC tabloid reports:
…The big new event from Marvel Comics, masterminded by Dan Slott and Al Ewing, with some very A-list artists on call, including the zero issues drawn by Pepe Larraz and RM Guera from House Of X and Power Of X, with Valerio Schiti kicking off #1. Right now, Marvel could have been entering its biggest promotional activity, but the opposition of events entered the scenario. Empyre was to have told the story of a Skrull/Kree Alliance after the ending of the war, under the leadership of Hulking, heading to Earth for a bit of a barney.
The Cotati were involved, as well as the Skrull family from Meet The Skrulls, the Celestial Messiah and the Swordsman from Avengers, and the Skrull and Kree team seen in Incoming #1. And all this will still happen when the project is finally published and distributed in a few months time. Which is why Bleeding Cool has been rather reticent with spoilers.
During the shutdown, creative teams are continuing to work on the series, which might help improve on the tardiness that some big events have suffered in recent years…
Tags: Empyre, Marvel, Pandemic