Our Top Marvel Picks For May 2020 The Empyre Strikes Out

Our top Marvel picks for May 2020 is our monthly preview series, in which we highlight some of the more noteworthy titles coming from Marvel in the near future. You can check out the last of those previews by clicking these words.


Empyre continues to spread out across the Marvel Universe in May, and of course, there are a whole lot of crossovers including a 4-part mini-series with The X-Men — issue #1 is written by Jonathon Hickman and Tini Howard. It appears to be alien plants vs mutant zombies, and there are more creative teams on each issue. Weird. There are so many crossovers it would be silly to list them all, but look for them if you enjoy that kind of thing, and you have a 6-figure income.

45 years after the groundbreaking Giant-Size X-Men relaunched the team, Marvel is producing a 48-page one-shot celebrating that book, with a team of 37 writers and artists on board to recreate the story. Fans should grab a copy.

I love Alex Ross and there is a lot of his work on show in May as Kurt Busiek is back with a new ongoing series called The Marvels. It is a look back at the yesteryear of Marvel, with covers from Alex. You can also look for Marvels X issue #5 and Marvel issue #3 of 6, the Avengers Marvel Snapshot one-shot and Spider-Man Marvel Snapshot all with Ross covers.

Werewolf By Night #32 has the first appearance of Moon Knight in it, and you can save yourself a small fortune by buying the facsimile version instead of the real thing this month. Worth a look.

Daredevil gets his own annual this month with the fear-inducing title “One More Day” that makes me shiver every time I hear it, as I can’t forget the nightmare that it was for the Spider-Man titles. Let’s hope it’s an ironic use of it by writer Chip Zdarsky.

That’s Marvel in May. True Believers. ‘Nuff said.


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Louie Fecou

Louie Fecou reviews films, tv shows and comics for Ready Steady Cut, HC Movie Reviews and We Have A Hulk.  He currently runs his own business in between watching films.

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