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Published July 10, 2020

'Lords of Empyre: Celestial Messiah' Shines New Light on the Celestial Madonna Saga

'Empyre' will see mother and son face each other down -- find out what it means for Marvel's latest comic event!

EMPYRE officially kicks off next week, and there are so many stories to tell about what led to Marvel's upcoming intergalactic conflict! Among the many past arcs that brought the Marvel Universe to this point is the Celestial Madonna Saga, when Mantis was betrothed to the oldest living Cotati on Earth (who took the form of her late love, the Swordsman). The union produced a child, Sequioa AKA Quoi. In LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1 (on sale Wednesday, August 5) it's time for Quoi to ascend -- but will his own mother stand in his way?

See the beginning of Quoi's new journey in this preview of LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1, written by Alex Paknadel with art by Alex Lins and a cover by Rod Reis!

LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1
LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1

Paknadel told AIPT: “The Celestial Messiah is one of the more conflicted and intriguing players in the Empyre event, so I was thrilled when Marvel approached me to bring his story to life. This tie-in is an all-you-can-eat buffet of high-stakes cosmic melodrama and I had an absolute blast writing it.”

LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1

You can pick up LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1, written by Alex Paknadel with art by Alex Lins and a cover by Rod Reis, at your favorite local comic book shop or digitally on Wednesday, August 5. Be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at http://comicshoplocator.com or by visiting http://marvel.com/lovecomicshops.

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LORDS OF EMPYRE: CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1

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