Thursday, June 14, 2007

Again With the Skrulls

Spoiler Warning for New Avengers #31 Spoiler Warning

So Elektra's a Skrull, huh? And it looks like that's just the tip of the iceberg. Frankly, I wouldn't mind seeing this development used to clean up a few more stupid resurrections*. Skrulls have been trying to discredit Earth's heroes since their first appearance in Fantastic Four #2, but I don't think I've ever seen them attempt a full-scale infiltration. And why not? Aren't the Skrulls a sneaky, conquest-minded bunch currently lacking a homeworld? I've already heard cries of backpedaling, and how this is going to be Marvel's "Superboy punch", and while it would be a cop-out to say that Civil War was all the Skrull's fault, I don't get the impression that things are headed that way at all. More like they wormed their way in, fanned the wrong flames and put the wrong words in the wrong ears at the wrong time, all to soften Earth's heroes up for the upcoming invasion. The Skrulls have never been used to great effect in the past, so I'm definitely interested in where this is going.

*Norman Osborn? Totally a Skrull.


LurkerWithout said...

Invasion from WHERE?

There. Is. No. Skrull. Empire.

Between Galactus eating their capitol and then Annihilus their entire star empire is GONE. Hell their highest ranking nobles LIVE ON EARTH.

fnord12 said...

Doh! Nice spoiler alert. Jerk. ;-)

SallyP said...

I'm already tired of Skrulls.

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Eh, the Skrulls always keep an emergency backup empire around for situations just like this one.

Brian Hughes said...

I'd have to say, I'm pro-Skrull, at least 'til they botch it. We needed a dose of the fantastic following all this real-world political allegory, and this fills the bill nicely. Also, it's my understanding that the Skrulls really do consider Earth to be theirs, per recent continuity, so this didn't just come up from nowhere.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Now that the main series is two issues into the story, and the number of tie-ins are on the rise, I'd love to read your thoughts so far.

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