Empyre: X-Men (2020) #1 by Jonathan Hickman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a fun, silly read. Well, I say silly…the idea that Wanda resurrected everyone who died on Genosha…in an attempt to atone for M-Day…as ZOMBIES…is pretty horrific. I know, she didn’t mean it, it’s just another Scarlet Witch f**k up! I actually thought this might have something to do with how she willed Billy (and Tommy) into existence, as Billy’s the fiance of the new emperor of the Kree and Skrulls, who’s…you know…at the centre of this whole Empyre thing. But apparently not.
Instead it’s about zombies fighting plant people on Genosha and the X-Men getting caught in the middle. Or, rather, four of the X-Men…Angel, Magik, M and Madrox. Hmm, there’s a lot of Ms there…
Anyway, Magik is one of my favourite characters, so that’s a win! The art’s decent, although not quite up to the standard of everything else in this event, and the writing is by Hickman and Tini Howard…so it’s pretty solid. But, yeah, this doesn’t have much to do with Empyre and I doubt it’s going to have much impact on what’s going on in X-Men either.
So, not a bad comic, but also nothing special.