Review: Secret Invasion #6 – Spoilers!

Time for more invasion! I’ll just flip through my issue here and I’ll reveal some stuff while giving you my thoughts.

The issue begins with Marvel Boy crashing down. Yay! We’ll get to see what Benids has been planning for him right? Oh, he just watches Captain Mar-Vell die in his arms. Skrully Mar-Vell mentions something about Marvel Boy being “here for a REASON!” Ok, we get it. Why Bendis? I guess we’ll have to wait more (Really? How many months ago was that Illuminati issue with Marvel Boy? And also, I guess the reason why the captain was brought back was just to show that Skrulls have a conscience and then die? That’s kind of weak.)

Next, we see a bunch of the tie-ins mentioned. That’s cool. It gives Bendis a reason to show the Savage Land (again!!!!) and also reminds the reader of the cool comics that have come from SI. Uh, the Skrulls are chatting about stuff and mention that Wasp bomb (Which was already implied in another book).

We next see that ship filled with the people from the Savage Land. Tony mentions that his armor is down. He does have a back-up system, but he’d have to purge the virus. So Tony is down for the issue right? Have you seen all that “embrace change” stuff lately? Well, we get a little bit of that stuff with the cliché “love the aliens” stuff, but not enough for it to be the big deal that Marvel seemed to think it was. We see more of the Nick Fury fight. The Hood and his crew want to go into action, but Hoody is waiting for the right moment. So, it’ll be a big thing when they get involved right?

We see Cap and Thor together. Oh that’s cool, oh wait that was revealed two issues ago, never mind. So, then all the heroes line up and all the green dudes line up and they fight. Remember when Tony said he was down and out unless he could purge the virus? Well, he’s fighting in what seems like top form at the end with no explanation. There’s so much worthless dialogue in this issue, Bendis didn’t have time to explain that? Or do we have to wait for an NA or MA issue, either way it’s crappy. Oh and apparently The Hood found his right moment because he’s in the big fight too. That’s kind of a letdown.

Let’s see what Marvel promised in this issue:

EMBRACE CHANGE! With these words, the Skrulls have made their intentions clear but not everyone thinks they sound all that bad. Which heroes and icons are hell-bent on defending the Earth from the invasion, and who thinks a new era has dawned for mankind? The final double-page spread of this issue will send chills down your spine, and that is a promise!! The blockbuster event of the year heads towards its shattering conclusion by Bendis and Yu.

Well, the embrace change stuff was barely in it. There weren’t any heroes fighting for the Skrulls that I saw. Oh, and that double-page spread didn’t send chills down my spine. They’re cool two pages for sure, but that has nothing to do with the story, it’s just Leinil Yu showing off.

Were there cool moments in this issue? Yes there were. Yu’s art looks impressive as always and of course I loved the Iron Man, Cap, and Thor reunion. But there are just too many things that disappointed. This is issue #6 and it could’ve been issue #3. Well, I’ve ranted enough. This could’ve been a lot better than it is. I guess I’ll just have to turn my brain off the next two issues and enjoy the fun pretty action.

Oh whoops! I forgot something. They finally revealed who “he” is. Spider-Queen says “he loves you” and Spider-Man asks “he who?” Turns out it’s God. Nick Fury replies “Yeah? Well my God has a hammer!” And then action ensues. Can you understand why I forgot it? Something that should have been a big deal turned out to be kind of weird. It was revealed in bizarre fashion too. And who says God is a he anyway? Didn’t Bendis see Dogma? Man this comic rubs me the wrong way. I hope some of you are at least enjoying it as a fun blockbuster.

9 thoughts on “Review: Secret Invasion #6 – Spoilers!

  1. man, i’m just comment spamming the heck out of this post…

    DUDE! Bruce… man, some of the stuff you’re saying is valid, and i agree, but this post smells like a “i just want to hate this comic” review. it’s fine not to like it, but it wasn’t a complete pile of garbage.

  2. Damn I just typed this up! Oh well, here we go again.

    “It was already reviewed in about five other SI tie-ins”

    I don’t read crappy comics Billy! Damn you! I’m reading Herc in trade! You lousy spoiler! Plus, Deranged Bear wanted me to mention it so I obliged.

    As for your other comment, here’s the thing: I wrote this right after I read the issue because I had to do something (my weekly anarchist meeting) and I didn’t have time to let my disappointment subside. In addition to my haste, I feel pressured to write the “Big Comic” reviews as fast as possible (Who cares about your picture review! I got to please my peeps!).

    I tried my best to not write an “I just want to hate this comic” review, but I guess I was as “fair and balanced” as Fox News. So, I’ll try to write a better review next time, but I was a little nice right? I wasn’t trying to say it’s terrible because it’s not, but it is extremely disappointing and it may even be plain bad. All the hype from Marvel, Bendis, and fans doesn’t help. Sigh, I wish this was just a NA & MA crossover.

    Oh, and feel free to “comment spam” all you want. A lot of comments make me feel like a big man. Plus, you don’t comment on my reviews enough Billy, I guess because I’m so right! 🙂

  3. @DC: Yeah, I dislike it more than you. It’s probably because I’m more invested in Marvel and Bendis. This should have been the culmination of five years of planning and Avengers storytelling. I thought this was going to be Bendis’ strongest work. Instead, I get a Michael Bay movie in comic form and I’m not even sure if it’s good or not. Like I said, I’ll try to turn my brain off the next two issues and enjoy the pretty pictures.

    @Billy: Oh……yay Herc! I’ll enjoy the new HC in a couple of weeks.

  4. Yeah, that’s kind of true, which is terrible for an event book. Something big is supposed to happen, but who knows. The Skrulls winning would be intriguing.

    Have you heard about the Dark Avengers? Will they be Skrull heroes? Villains? Any thoughts?

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