Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion Book 1 Review

Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion Book 1
Marvel Comics
Softcover Trade Paperback
112 pages
ISBN 9780785130109

Contributors: Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Khoi Pham, Danny Miki, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, and Marko Djurdjevic

Reprints: Mighty Avengers #12-15

Synopsis: Nick Fury dropped off the grid after being fired for his "Secret War".  He has been covertly operating ever since and brings together a team of powerful individuals loyal only to him.  What relation do his activities have with the Skrull invasion? 

The Skrulls have observed The Sentry and believe they can counteract his interference.  Can it really be so simple?  Witness the next evolution in The Sentry's life.

Hank Pym (Ant Man, Giant Man, Yellowjacket) is revealed to be a Skrull in Secret Invasion, but how and when was he replaced?

Pros: Cool "Skrull" takes on classic Marvel covers, good art, fills in a lot of backstory on Secret Invasion and especially Nick Fury

Cons: Short - only four issues long

Mike Tells It Straight: Consider this book Secret Warriors #0 as it explains why and where Nick Fury has been since he went underground.  The material is compelling and worthwhile reading if you're into the whole Secret Invasion and Avengers storylines.

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