Published July 15, 2020

'Empyre' Co-Writer Dan Slott Answers Quickfire Questions About Marvel's New Comic Event

All the info you need to know... like is a hot dog a sandwich?

EMPYRE has officially begun! The first issue of Marvel's cosmic comic event is on sale now, and series co-writer Dan Slott sat down for a few questions with Lorraine Cink that may or may not reveal everything you've ever wanted to know about the Kree, the Skrulls, and hot dog sandwiches!

Here are a few highlights from the video, which you can watch above!

Will other alien races join up with the Kree and the Skrulls?


What do the Shi'ar think about the Kree-Skrull alliance?

Keep the Shi'ar where the Shi'ar are. We aren't doing what the Shi'ar are, we're doing what the Shi'ar isn't.

Would you rather be a Kree or a Skrull?

I would rather be a Skrull. ...  [Y]ou could be, like, anybody. I can't get into that restaurant. I'm Leonardo DiCaprio.

Why is Hulkling the Kree-Skrull leader?

Because of his destiny.

What can you tell us about Hulkling's sword?

It's magical.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

No. Because if you took the bun away, it is still a hot dog.

There you have it, Marvelites! Still no spoilers for EMPYRE #1, written by Slott and Al Ewing with art by Valerio Schiti, but according to Dan Slott, a hot dog is NOT a sandwich!

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