waaugh!The third issue was confusing - how can Howard stand trial if he doesn't exist to the government?Looks like Spider-Man isn't the ONLY character reneging from his post-civil war status.I'm lookin' at you, Joey Q. That's right, I'M ANTAGONIZING YOU FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.
LETS GET HIM! DOWN WITH JOE! DOWN WITH JOE! MOB SCENE 2007!
What would it mean if all the characters on this promo piece for the Skrull Invasion really turned out to be Skrulls?For me, it would mean that everything I've heard about the Marvel Universe for the past 15 years or so would finally make sense. :-)
Actually, it would make the Marvel Universe very interesting. Very interesting indeed.However, of them all, I am most assured that the assassinated Captain America was a Skrull. It may not be revealed now, but it will be the justification for bringing back Steve Rogers one day. That or the Beyonder (who, by the way, I hope returns with the same jheri curl).
Perhaps Steve Rogers was a skrull, shot by skrull-Crossbones, and he will be replaced by skrull-Bucky, who was convinced to become the new Cap by skrull-Iron Man and skrull-Black Widow. It all makes perfect sense!
I'm still expecting the finale of the series to be that everyone in the Marvel Universe is a Skrull. Men, women, children, super-heroes, super-villains, everyone. And it turns out that somewhere around 1985, Reed Richards built a decoy Earth, tricked the Skrulls into infiltrating it, and the real Earth has been hiding all this time.Honestly, it'd make more sense than "Professor X can't detect Skrulls using telepathy."
John's suggestion reminds me of an idea I used to bounce around, half-seriously: that Professor X wakes up to discover that everything from the Mutant Massacre on was a fever dream.Actually, if everyone in that picture were indeed a Skrull, it'd be varying degrees of "Maxwell Lord"-level ickiness and interestingly cool at the same time. At least it'd give a way to fix - or reset - a lot of crap.
Joss Whedon, on Astonishing X-Men - "Read it again, knowing what you know now about the Skrulls."I kid, tho'. I love, love, love Astonishing and I'll be mad if Scott, Kitty or Xavier are Skrulls. Gambit, however? Skrull him. Skrull the crap out of that guy.
I could honestly not care less. Make them all skrulls, make none of them skrulls, what difference does it make? Just keep employing Brubaker, Fraction, and Gage, and I'll keep reading those books.
I so hope Aunt May is a skrull.
I think this would be awesome. If the entire Marvel Universe is made up of Skrulls, all of whom were under such deep cover that they didn't know about the others, and then the signal is given to rise up and reveal themselves...and there's not a single hero who's NOT a Skrull? That would be the best and shortest Marvel event ever.SECRET INVASION! IT LASTS THREE PAGES!That might make me come back to Marvel.
Make Spiderman a Skrull and the real Spiderman is still married to Mary Jane.
Maybe that's what MJ whispered to Mephisto: "BTW, I'm a Skrull, and you fail."
Except that Mephisto would still be undoing the real marriage, so Skrull MJ would want to reject the deal; if she's a skrull, she's been placed there to spy on Spider-Man, so the reality zap would harm her mission.If MJ was a Skrull, the story would have been, "Oh, come on Pete! Let her die! She's, like, 130 or something, and I'm a hot supermodel!"
Except that Mephisto would still be undoing the real marriage...Ah, but what would SKRULL MEPHISTO do, huh?And don't everybody look at me like that, it's not like that's any sillier an idea than most anything else in the MU these days...
Skrull Mephisto is a *way* better idea than most of what's going on in mainstream comics nowadays. Now, here's a brainteaser.... What if the Peter who was married to MJ really was the clone all along, but he was a clone of a Peter that was a skrull! So, which marriage did Skrull Mephisto undo?Or, how about this for a story idea? The marriage between Peter and MJ never happens. But, MJ falls in love with Ben Reily instead! So, now MJ and Ben get married and have May Parker. Then, write a story where Peter dies young and is reunited with Gwen in death. Crap in a hat. I can't believe the Clone Saga is actually a better idea than this Mephisto and Skrull stuff!
What if the Peter who was married to MJ really was the clone all along, but he was a clone of a Peter that was a skrull! So, which marriage did Skrull Mephisto undo?Ugh. That's worse than a word problem. Do I have to show my work?Crap in a hat.Exactly. Crapping in a hat is how most books are written these days, didn't you know? It's the new "Marvel style."
And here we thought SuperEmoBoy Prime punching the walls of reality was a stupid retconn device...
what pisses me off most is that Joe Q acts like people enjoy this trite bullshit.We fucking HATE it!
Quesada acts like people enjoy it because so many people continue to buy it, whether they like it or not. All of the outcry on the internet means nothing to him if sales go up. For all of their posturing about wanting to produce quality books, the bottom line is that these are businesses. Marvel and DC exist to make money. If they believe that an idea will make money, they'll do it. All other considerations come in a distant second.
I would prefer instead of a major Marvel crossover, they just did the Secret Invasion story in New Avengers and Mighty Avengers. I agree with all the sentiments here. Having just read Mighty Avengers #7, I'm really curious to see who the Skrulls have been. Based on one panel in the issue, my money is on Jarvis. And that would be the equivalent of "crap in a hat!"
wait, everyone else also invented mephisto skrull!?http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2175002057_78406e9df3.jpg?v=0