It has been a decade since Mark Waid and Barry Kitson finished the first volume of Empire, but Golgoth and his Empire have returned with more palace intrigue and rebel instigators. Will Golgoth be able to weed out the rebels and crush them once and for all? Is it good?

Interestingly enough I just picked up and finished the Empire trade paperback, so when I saw Empire Uprising was debuting this week, I just had to get my hands on a review copy!

Mark Waid begins with a treacherous tone as a couple of hooded figures plot to overthrow Golgoth. Waid uses their plotting to reintroduce (or introduce to new readers) the idea of Golgoth, who he is, and what he is like.

Once Waid establishes the idea of Golgoth, he moves into fleshing that idea out. He uses a classroom scene where a young teacher tells the story of how Golgoth has “eliminated war.” The dialogue is reminiscent of what one would hear at a Communist re-education camp in China or as part of the Hitler Youth.

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