Secret Invasion #4
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Leinil Yu
You’d think with the number of ‘Secret Invasion’ titles Bendis is writing each month that this story would be progressing a little faster. But between the ponderous flashbacks and the heavy-handed attempts to create paranoia, this Invasion feels like it’s never going to end.
I’m also trying to reconcile how Black Widow can kill these next generation Skrull duplicates with just a handgun. I mean, if that is all it takes, then much of this ‘Secret Invasion’ could be stopped by the military because, you know, they have guns.
My customary rant aside, the best line of the whole issue comes courtesy of Wolverine. “Carrot sticks.” Heh.
And while I have your attention, let me confirm that Wolverine does NOT appear in ‘Ultimate Origins’ #2 (another back story-heavy tale by Brian Michael Thomas Bendis). Nor was Harry Truman Vice-President in 1942 for that matter.
From Marvel: “The world has turned upside down! The Skrulls have taken the Earth as part of their empire, the Avengers and Initiative are scattered…but there are two people who want some answers. One has a hammer and one has a shield.” On sale July 10, 2008.