Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion

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Overview

The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal: full-scale invasion! Now, theinvasion is here! The Marvel Universe is in shambles. The Skrull Empire's plan has birthed itself into perfection. It is hero vs. hero! Resurrections and reunions! Is Tony Stark a Skrull? Page after page unveils reveal after reveal and shocking moment after shocking moment! Brian Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu leap off the pages of mega-hit Avengers and deliver a story that will forever alter the Marvel Universe! EXPECT CHANGE! This oversized hardcover comes packed with extras, including the original story pitch, script pages, art concepts/designs and more! A previous New York Times Bestseller!

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Secret Invasion #1-8

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785132974
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 01/21/2009
Series: Secret Invasion Series
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 72,144
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Secret Invasion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my first purchases for the nook comics and i have to say i enjoyed this graphic novel. From the start the story grabs your attention and the stunning art work looks gorgeous on the nook screen. A must have.
Sindizel More than 1 year ago
Oh my god, this was insanity! It was full of action as almost every panel was thrilling, exciting, and kept me on the edge of my chair. I haven't read something this intense since Civil War. There were panels and dialogue in this book that moved me, made me angry, and shocked the hell out of me. I'm still reeling from the last panel in the book. I just can't believe what the President of the U.S. did and that secret meeting that Osborn called....made me shudder and was a little bit disturbing. By the way I loved loved loved Ronin's role in this book and I absolutely got super giddy when he picked up a bow and arrow. That was so nostalgic for me along with seeing Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America fight together to ward off the invading Skrulls. If anyone wants to read this, I highly suggest reading Avengers Dissassembled, House of M, Secret War, and Civil War beforehand to get a little bit of a better understanding of the Secret Invasion. Great story and decent artwork, I loved it!
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Here's the deal with this book, its a bunch of unconected stories tha take place either in the background of Secret Invasion or are precursors to the invasion. While some are intersting, they arent really necessary and certainly don't qualify their own collected edition. Some of the chapters I enjoyed, others (Savage Land) were almost pointless. If you're a completeist this will be like crack for you but if just want a good complete story, steer clear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS) This was great, even though I don't agree with Wasp's death, which is why I didn't give 5 stars. Cap's return was cool, too. All in all, this was amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT ART, GRAPHICS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basically a good story, but it seems over-produced and ultra-edited. You'd have to read all the crossover issues to feel you're getting the whole story. It feels less like a story arc than a Marvel promotional tactic. It's really just one more "let's have everybody put aside their differences and join forces" limited series like the kind that the big comics companies have been producing for decades. A bunch of loose storylines strung together with a cast of cameos. That being said, the script and the art were top notch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book VERY good book, i reccomend it, graphics r goo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read and a pretty large roster
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oh, who can remember? I read this more than 24 hours ago for Chrissakes. I don't think it fulfilled its potential, and I remember thinking the art was bad and it was especially egregious how they gave away the game with the old heroes in like five mins instead of in next year's crossover event. I liked the "Embrace Change" posters a lot though, and it set the stage for the less promisimg but seemingly more interesting "Dark Reign" event.
annexlad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with a previous reviewer - this story line did not reach it's full potential. After a long set up going back to "New Avengers" #1 this series felt like it had been scripted by a WWE writer. After the early reveals are over the fighting starts. Every issue some new group or high powered individual shows up to throw their/his hat in the ring and the brawl continues. Given all the fighting very little damage is done to the heroes (with one exception). Thousands of Skrulls die, but no one else. The conclusion was a good set up for Dark Reign, but the way it happened was too forced. Unlike others I really liked the art. Yu has been drawing the Avengers for a while (if you've been following the regular series) and while I think Perez is the standard Yu has a contribution to make. For a story that has had so much build up and such large implications this culmination is simply one big brawl that almost doesn't need text.
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This collection is moderately better than the previous trade in this title. The art is significantly better for the most part (several different artists worked on these issues). The plot is decent, but it ties in with the Secret Invasion event, so if you aren't familiar with that, you'll probably be confused about what is going on in these issues. I don't want to write too much about the plot, since I don't want to spoil anyone, but Bendis seemed to give the female characters more room to shine in these issues. After the last trade, particularly the fight involving Tigra, I was getting rather peeved at how things were progressing. But Jessica Jones shows some backbone, Echo actually has more than a panel here or there to herself, and Spider-Woman makes an important appearance.It's definitely not the best title in the Marvel Universe, but there is an improvement from the downhill slide the title has been on for the past few trades.
lithicbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part of the Secret Invasion mega-crossover event, New Avengers volume 8 gets used by Brian Michael Bendis as a dumping ground for several stories related to that event. Mostly this works,but if you are only reading this volume, some things just make no sense or are of little interest. Some background information via a "Previously On" or, "In comic book x, this happened, and now this follows..." would have been nice.Issue by issue:#38, art by Michael Gaydos: One of the highlights, this issue deals with Jessica Jones leaving Luke Cage to safeguard their baby. Powerful issues of trust and betrayal, nice artwork.#39, art by David Mack (although there is a page in here I would swear was drawn by Alan Davis): Maya and Wolverine learn a little bit more about the Skrull Invasion. So-so.#40, art by Jim Cheung: More backstory on the planning of the Skrull Invasion, and a Big Reveal at the end. Helps if you have read the New Avengers Illuminati trade as well. Cheung's art is always very crisp and well done. Although this story largely has nothing to do with the New Avengers and so sort of doesn't belong here, the Big Reveal is supposed to tie it all together.#41, art by Billy Tan: The most confusing of the bunch if you do not recall what else is going on in Secret Invasion. Ends up being more backstory reveals about the Secret Invasion. They could have changed the New Avengers title to Behind the Secret Invasion. Then again, maybe that is all New Avengers was ever meant to be.#42, art by Cheung again: A look back at events in the New Avengers comics, this time with the truth about who was really a Skrull and thus, why things really happened the way they did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would like there to be more action to it because the skrulls are.suppose to be a beast race
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screenwriter3d More than 1 year ago
Skrull Invasion is one of series of seemingly never-ending universe spanning events leading to an even bigger climactic event (House of M, Civil War, Death of Captain America, Secret Invasion, Siege, etc.) and if you just jump into this without having some background you're going to be scratching your head at times. For those of you who may not know, the Skrulls are an alien shape-shifting race first introduced in Fantastic Four Vol. 1, No. 2 (1962), and have been a thorn to the side of the Fantastic Four ever since. But I remember them having their best days in the 60's and 70's, and becoming near push-overs in the 80's. Much has changed, and they've become a desperate race with obvious parallels drawn from current Earth-bound terrorist organizations hoping to lay waist to America in a Jihad-like way. But if one recalls the late 70's title, Rom, Spaceknight, the Dire Wraits, another sinister alien shape-shifting race, landed on Earth and planted themselves in our world causing similar havok but with even darker and more sinister overtones. So this felt like a contemporary rehash of something I've already read, but with balls-out action ala the Avengers movie. I wasn't as impressed, but I will say it was a page turner.
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