KAJI SELIDIK SECRET INVASION : KULIAH #1
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS
After months of build-up and anticipation, Marvel Comic's SECRET INVASION #1 is finally in here. I got my first copy today. The kickoff issue to the long awaited event has answered some burning questions, but also left fans with a whole set of new ones.
On the last panel of this page, the expression on the face of Dum Dum Dugan, who will be revealed as a Skrull later in this issue, is our first hint that something may not be right with the veteran S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Cloak makes sort of a walk-on appearance here to teleport the New Avengers to the top of Avengers tower. Readers may recall Cloak was a background character in your last Marvel event story, “House of M”
The New Avengers’ very first adventure took them to the Savage Land, and it was there they got their very first inklings that something was wrong with S.H.I.E.L.D. and other elements of the Marvel Universe (pegi bukak baik NEW AVENGERS isu 1 untuk sapa-sapa yang tak ingat). Now on these two pages the team has come full circle. They’re back in the Savage Land to confront the forces of those they believe responsible for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s corruption. The domed building they encounter upon landing is the citadel of the Savage Land Mutates and the fact it’s a burning wreck indicates something sinister has gone down recently.
On the second-to-last panel of this page, the Skrull doppelganger of Dugan reveals himself and utters the mysterious phrase, “He loves You”, which will be uttered by all the Skrull doppelgangers in this issue as they attack their targets.
The Skrull agent impersonating Tony Stark’s faithful butler, Jarvis, starts a domino effect by attacking Tony Stark’s armor and all his technology with an
On this page, Marvel Boy, who in the past has often come across as a brash hot head seems strangely calm.
Readers will notice the Skrull here, transformed into the Invisible Woman in the lobby of the Baxter Building. This seems to indicate, unlike some of the other Skrull agents revealed in this issue, the Invisible Woman impersonator has only recently gotten into place and the real Sue Richards has not been missing for very long.
That’s exactly true... for the time being.
It’s only the current occupants of the Baxter Building who are in danger of being swallowed by the opened Negative Zone portal. TE-BA-BO !
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This double-page spread of the current Avengers confronting what appears to be ‘70s incarnations of various Marvel characters is bound to spark some debate.
Here the Skrull agent impersonating Hank Pym outs himself and blasts Reed Richards with an energy weapon which seems to turn him into a stretched out pile of goop and then utters, “He even loves you”. This is bound to leave some readers wondering if Reed Richards is worth more to the Skrull invaders dead or alive?
UPDATE: I picked up on something that had changed in the final publication of Secret Invasion #1. Originally, they included a look at the last page of Secret Invasion #1 which included a four panel sequence that showed the Hank Skrull infiltrator touching the forehead of the Elektra Skrull. Except, the published panel didn't include that moment.
Writer Brian Bendis meant to see what the true reasons for the change are. Is this a Skrull conspiracy or something a bit less sinister?
He made some tweaks to the scenes at various stages including rearranging a couple of scenes at the end for maximum effect. Originally, the armada page was going to be the final page, but they all decided Hank and Reed should be. That beat with Elektra Skrull at the end became confusing and unnecessary at that point. It could be read as something other than what it is, so they left it on 'the cutting room floor.' But it was still attached to the preview copy that went out. Basically everyone thought he was done picking, but I wasn't.
Bersambung dalam SECRET INVASION #2 bulan hadapan... MUAHAHAHA!!!