Marvel Comics Universe & Empyre #5 Spoilers & Review: BOMBSHELL! Who Is Emperor Hulkling Really?! Plus Who Is Wearing The New Iron Man Armor?

Marvel Comics Universe and Empyre #5 Spoilers and Review follows.

BOMBSHELL! Who Is Emperor Hulkling Really?! Plus Who Is Wearing The New Iron Man Armor?

There are further variant covers as well.

Plus the main cover.

We open with a dramatis personae followed by…

…a storyline catch-up and creators’ credits page.

So, Young Avengers’ founders Wiccan and Hulkling are married…

…with a deep figurative and literal bond.

Elsewhere, a Cotati infected She-Hulk continues to clobber…

…the Immortal Thing?!

Wakanda is overrun by Cotati who crave the nation’s vibranium…

…with the Black Panther maimed / skewered by the one-time Avengers’ own (sorta) Swordsman for his son Quoi, the Celestial Messiah and leader of the Cotati.

Elsewhere, Emperor Hulkling is revealed to be evil Dorrek VIII; this was a future version of Hulkling who was a King and emperor. Is this THAT Dorrek VIII? Time will tell.

Well, Wiccan has found his husband Hulkling who was captive in a Man in the Iron Mask way.

A battle ensues over the Emperor’s plan to detonate the sun and destroy Earth and the solar system…

…a revelation that puts The Fantastic Four’s Mister Fantastic in Avengers Iron Man made new armor!

Next up is Empyre #6 out on September 2, 2020.

The Pulse:

Another frenetic issue that felt like we twenty steps forward with eighteen steps back. Solid art though. 4 out of 10.

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