RUN: 5 issues 1995
KEY CREATORS: Grant Morrison and
Mark Miller (writers) Steve Yoewall (art)
OUTLINE: People going around
Skrulls. Also some HYDRA agents
STANDOUT/DUD ISSUES: None really,
though I liked #5 the least.
OVERALL: Despite a clever bit
the Skrull cows from Fantastic Four#2, this is a bad series. A really,
really bad series. Unless you're hell bent to see Skrulls get
there's not reason to buy this. And they charged a higher price by putting
on a fancy cover?!? I read #1-4 from a friend's copy and got #5 from
the bargain bin. I don't know why I bothered with the last one.
Characterization on both sides is
non-existent for the most part, though the heroes are so mean spirited
that I have to agree with Slings & Arrows Guide to Comics and say I
ended up rooting for the Skrulls as well, given that most of the carnage
was the heroes' doing.. And aside from the lack of characterization,
seeing all the Skrulls get killed (aside from a sidetrack involving HYDRA)
is really it for plots. And they needed two writers for this?!? Maybe if
they had have a third writer they could have
come up with a third group for the heroes
to kill. I recently panned Transformers, but the simplest issues were far
more complex than this story.
RECOMMENDED ON NOT? Not. One of
the worst mini-series of all time (though not the worst; that
goes to Genesis).
CONTINUITY NOTES: like Byrne
them, Morrison and Miller play off the Skrull cows (Byrne in terms their
milk, M&M their meat). Evidently its fertile ground for writers. Hmm,
that's brings up one final area that the cows could still have an