Written by Mark Waid with art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe, Empire was an American comic book series originally published by Image imprint Gorilla Comics, but was later acquired by DC Comics when Gorilla Comics was shut down due to financial problems. The two Gorilla issues were later reprinted in Empire #0, and was followed by a six-issue limited series.
Empire is set in a dystopian future in which the Earth has been conquered by an armored supervillain named Golgoth. After a decade of stamping out pockets of resistance, Golgoth is now confronted with betrayal from within as well as an insurrection supported by an alien race known as the Qaron. Establishing a cabinet of Ministers,Golgoth ensures their loyalty through addiction to a booster drug called Eucharist, which is secretly harvested directly from the corpse of Golgoth's late nemesis, the heroic Endymion. The series is framed through the perspective of Delphi, Golgoth's daughter, as well as Gologth himself and the multiple perspectives of his Ministers. Intrigue and action abound throughout this series.