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Preview: Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

(W) Ryan North (A) Francesco Mobili
(C) Jordie Bellaire (L) Joe Caramagna
(CA) E. J. Su (VCA) Marc Aspinall, Jonah Lobe
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR SKRULLS CLOSER!
A familiar face from Maria’s past is behind the Skrull incursion in New York-but are they acting alone? Who else is supporting them? And what is their endgame? Maria is about to find out… But as she learns that not everything-or everyone-are who they seem, Maria finds herself facing both betrayal…and a choice… And what she chooses will decide the fate of not just Earth, but of the entire Skrull race!

Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

Exclusive Preview: Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

(W) Ryan North (A) Francesco Mobili
(C) Jordie Bellaire (L) Joe Caramagna
(CA) E. J. Su (VCA) Marc Aspinall, Jonah Lobe
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR SKRULLS CLOSER!
A familiar face from Maria’s past is behind the Skrull incursion in New York-but are they acting alone? Who else is supporting them? And what is their endgame? Maria is about to find out… But as she learns that not everything-or everyone-are who they seem, Maria finds herself facing both betrayal…and a choice… And what she chooses will decide the fate of not just Earth, but of the entire Skrull race!

Secret Invasion #3 (of 5)

Preview: Secret Invasion #2 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #2 (of 5)

(W) Ryan North (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Maria Hill has a Skrull in custody, but she knows there’s bound to be more…good thing she’s got a foolproof Skrull detector ready to go. Maria Hill is extremely competent and extremely motivated to ensure this Secret Invasion doesn’t go the way the last one did. All she needs to do is confirm that the Avengers really ARE who they claim to be… What could possibly go wrong?

Secret Invasion #2 (of 5)

Preview: Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

(W) Ryan North (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Matteo Lolli
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE SKRULLS ARE BACK…
• …in a giant-sized issue kicking off an all-new five-part miniseries!
• When Maria Hill detects the merest HINT of Skrulls, she acts quickly to put her defensive plans into action. And when Nick Fury is sent to investigate a Skrull sighting in Iowa, he finds the LAST thing he was expecting!
• Our pale blue dot is in their sights, and this time, Earth’s old defenses won’t work…
• Find out who you REALLY trust: The invasion begins NOW.

Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #1

Secret Invasion #1

It’s been many years, but Secret Invasion was a solid event Marvel put on. Skrulls had infiltrated the superhero community and more creating a level of paranoia that perfectly captured the time it was released. Throughout the event you were left guessing who was indeed a Skrull, not knowing what would be revealed and who might be a traitor or even return! Secret Invasion #1 continues that tradition with another Skrull infiltration. The why or for what remains a mystery but it does a good job of capturing the original event’s fun.

Written by Ryan North, the story has Nick Fury investigating a Skrull “invasion” which spins into something so much more. What’s great is that the issue does what that event so many years ago did well, it taps into today’s zeitgeist. There’s the paranoia of who can you trust but North puts a rejection of reality front and center. It’s hard to not read particular scenes and immediately think of those today who reject the reality of elections and science. North taps that to kick things off but it’s a small slice of what’s to come. The unknown is what made the first event fun and looks like this one will follow in that path.

The art by Francesco Mobili is solid. With color by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Joe Caramagna the art delivers the paranoia of the story. Small details tease what and who you can and can’t trust bringing a visual tension. There’s also a horror aspect at times as Skrulls are revealed in a “jump scare” on page that delivers dread as to what will happen next.

Secret Invasion #1 is a worthy successor to the event of the same name. While it hits a lot of the same beats to start, it’s fun and entertaining capturing today’s reality. Where it differs will be key and it’ll be exciting to discover that as well as who we can and cannot trust.

Story: Ryan North Art: Francesco Mobili
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.3 Overal: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

(W) Ryan North (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Matteo Lolli
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE SKRULLS ARE BACK…
• …in a giant-sized issue kicking off an all-new five-part miniseries!
• When Maria Hill detects the merest HINT of Skrulls, she acts quickly to put her defensive plans into action. And when Nick Fury is sent to investigate a Skrull sighting in Iowa, he finds the LAST thing he was expecting!
• Our pale blue dot is in their sights, and this time, Earth’s old defenses won’t work…
• Find out who you REALLY trust: The invasion begins NOW.

Secret Invasion #1 (of 5)

Preview: A.X.E.: X-Men #1

A.X.E.: X-Men #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE SECOND STORY-CRITICAL A.X.E. ONE-SHOT! It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. Yet: “I am fire and life incarnate! Now and forever.” Which part of “Now and forever” is confusing to you? As one world burns, can Jean justify her existence after burning another?

A.X.E.: X-Men #1

Preview: A.X.E.: X-Men #1

A.X.E.: X-Men #1

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Francesco Mobili (CA) Nic Klein
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE SECOND STORY-CRITICAL A.X.E. ONE-SHOT! It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. Yet: “I am fire and life incarnate! Now and forever.” Which part of “Now and forever” is confusing to you? As one world burns, can Jean justify her existence after burning another?

A.X.E.: X-Men #1

Marvel celebrates Local Comic Shop Day with two variant covers featuring Peter Parker and Miles Morales

Local Comic Shop Day returns for its eighth year on November 23! The annual event organized by ComicsPRO, comics industry’s trade organization, celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops and encourages customers to visit their local shops during the holiday season! Marvel will participate once again, this time with two Local Comic Shop Day Variant Covers! In honor of the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man, they’ll grace the covers of November’s issues of both of Spider-Man’s current ongoing series: Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr.’s Amazing Spider-Man and Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s Spider-Man. Drawn by acclaimed artist Francesco Mobili, these dramatic pinups showcase everyone’s favorite webslingers—Peter Parker and Miles Morales!

Be sure to contact your local comic shop for inquiries regarding availability! Check out both covers below and celebrate the place where a passion for Pop Culture begins on Local Comic Shop Day! 

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Gets Character-Focused One-Shots

Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti’s A.X.E.: Judgement Day engulfs the Marvel Universe starting next month! Building off of recent events in Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals, this latest Marvel Comics crossover event begins when the Eternals target mutantkind and the Avengers find themselves struggling to prevent an apocalyptic war between two of the strongest factions on the planet. A.X.E.: Judgement Day will be a six-issue epic that will tie-in to various ongoing series and launch new limited series and one-shots, including three written by Gillen himself that will bridge the gap between the penultimate and final issue. Teaming up with a superstar trio of artists, Federico Vicentini, Francesco Mobili, and Pasqual Ferry, Gillen will focus on a key character from each of the three involved factions. These essential issues will spotlight Iron Man, Jean Grey, and Ajak as they embark on a vital and complex mission to penetrate the Progenitor Celestial and shut it down, facing their ultimate judgment every step of the way.

  • A.X.E.: AVENGERS #1 will strip Iron Man of his armor like never before. He’s spent his life building suits to protect him but now Tony Stark has to enter a suit of armor that could kill us all. Can he survive? Can anyone?
  • A.X.E.: X-MEN #1 will examine Jean Grey’s intricate relationship with the Phoenix Force, burning away the mystery behind their connection once and for all. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. It wasn’t her. Yet: “I am fire and life incarnate! Now and forever” Which part of “Now and Forever” is confusing to you? As one world burns, can Jean Grey justify her existence after burning another?
  • A.X.E.: ETERNALS #1 will tackle Ajak’s past decisions regarding the Celestials and how she plans to lead the Eternals through this latest challenge. Ajak has come a long way. She’s met her maker. Hell, she’s made her maker. Now can she – or anyone – survive her maker?

Check out the main covers for all three issues, a connecting piece by Nic Klein, plus a variant connecting cover by Salvador Larrocca and witness these story-critical one-shots starting in September.

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