Secret Invasion: X-Men : X-Men, Paperback

Secret Invasion: X-Men : X-Men Paperback

Illustrated by Cary Nord

Part of the Graphic Novel Pb series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 136 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9780785133438



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What happens when the Skrulls invade San Francisco? No no no, don't go there. Instead, they are repelled by a large cast of X-Men (the back cover says "All of them." You be the judge). It is fun to see all the different X-Men but there is not much story here. This volume also includes Fantastic Four #250 which involves the Skrulls and, sort of, the X-Men.

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Most of the Secret Invasion tie-ins are short and simply show the event from a different POV, with little overall impact. This one is no different. However, I found it far more entertaining than I expected because it's not bogged down with the paranoia of "who can you trust?"When the Skrull fleet descends on the US, the ships sent to San Francisco aren't expecting the X-Men. Unsurprisingly, the mutants fight back. What I found interesting was that they weren't automatically the superior fighting force. Often, the X-Men come across as so powerful that enemies present no challenge to them or the reader. Here, The Skrulls not only outnumber them, they have superskrull warriors (with stolen superhero powers of their own), and they have more advanced technology which includes resistance to mental assault by telepaths. So, the X-Men must rely on strategy, guts and guerrilla warfare to resist the invasion.This trade has a lot of action, but also a fair number of scenes showing the opponents' responding to and orchestrating tactics. This is one of the few instances where I like Cyclops because he showed real leadership, even down to the tough decisions. Overall, I thought this tie-in was excellent despite not having an impact on the bigger picture. It wasn't essential but it was very satisfying, and demonstrated that wars are fought on many fronts. Highly recommended.

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