Secret Invasion #2
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Leinil Yu; Inker: Mark Morales
I’ve reread this issue several times trying to put my finger on exactly what I don’t like about it.
I’ve enjoyed some of Bendis’ buildup (‘Mighty Avengers’ #12 is excellent) and hated others (‘New Avengers’ #40 is dreadful).
And this issue, unfortunately falls into the latter.
There are way too many characters to do anyone justice — the younger Wolverine (and many others) are just window dressing. Clint Barton is the only character to get any oomph.
That said, not a bad final two-page spread.
And for those of you enjoying the return of Nick Fury, ‘Mighty Avengers’ #13 is worth a read.
From Marvel (preview): “The Invasion is here!! The Marvel Universe is in shambles. The Skrull Empire’s plan has birthed itself into perfection. It is hero versus hero!! Resurrections and reunions!! Is Tony Stark a Skrull? And is that actually Captain America leading the heroes into a new era?? EXPECT CHANGE!!” On sale May 7, 2008.