Thursday, June 10, 2021

Reader's Diary #2209 - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (artist): Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion is a great example of how the restrictions on Marvel movies potentially make them superior to their comics. In the comics no superhero ever dies and new characters are created all the time, often winding up with an overstuffed mess. Who on Earth doesn't have a superpower at this point? In the movies, salaries, contracts, actor deaths, character rights, etc have actually prevented too much growth. Avengers is likely the biggest we're able to achieve. (I'm curious to see how they'll handle the introduction of all those X-Men now the rights have reverted back to Disney/Marvel Studios.)

So am I saying that the Secret Invasion comic is bloated? Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. It's not without fun from a fan point of view. I mean, just checking out how many characters you can recognize is fun. But it would certainly not welcome new fans and the story of Skrulls impersonating heroes on Earth is all premise. I literally just finished the comics a couple of days ago and cannot recall how they were they defeated except that the superheroes fought them off.

Still, I'm excited for the Secret Invasion tv series when it eventually airs on Disney+. I trust the constraints will only make it better. 

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