'Road to Empyre' #1 Preview: Catch up on Kree/Skrull history with your favorite suburban Skrull spy family
Teddy Altman - known as Hulking to his fellow Young Avengers - has finally claimed his birthright, united the Kree and the Skrull empires and is now coming for Earth in Marvel's 'Empyre' event.
How did we get to this point, though, and why are plants suddenly so important? For answers, look no further than 'Road to Empyre' #1, where Skrull history is explained by none other than everyone's favorite secret suburban Skrull spy family, the Warners.
First introduced in 'Meet the Skrulls,' the Skrull family operates in secret from Stamford, Connecticut, splitting their time between being a family and serving the Skrull Empire. Having recently been reunited with the daughter they thought lost, they're now back to pulling off operations for their Skrull superiors when they come across a certain plant with deep ties to both Kree and Skrull empires.
The official solicit can be read below:
"Road to Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War #1, Robbie Thompson (W), Mattia De Iulis and Javier Rodriguez (A)
Cover by Phil Noto
Variant cover by Ron Lim
EMPYRE IS COMING!
The build-up to Marvel’s massive event series of the spring begins here—but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened and what it means for the future of their family and their race! And that means educating their kids on just how the Kree and the Skrulls first went to war! 40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T …$4.99"
You can also read the preview released by Marvel here.
The art will be split between Mattia de Iulis, who will cover the story of the Warners in the present day and Javier Rodriguez, who will illustrate the past. The one-shot includes the story of how the Kree and the Skrull first met and will detail what led the two alien races to war, and how Teddy Altman, the son of both empires, finally united them.
'Road to Empyre' #1 releases March 24, wherever comics are sold.