Friday, June 6, 2008
Secret Invasion 3
Oy. So with the last issue, my problems could be summed up with lack of momentum, and that's saying a lot considering how much action there is, but how little plot there is. With the third issue, Bendis and Yu keep ratcheting up the action, but is there any substance to this series yet?
The short answer? Yes and no.
Finally the threads that have been dangling in The Mighty Avengers and The New Avengers are being picked up, and that includes, yes, the return of Nick Fury and his Howlin' Commandos. We also see the queen, in the guise of Spider-Woman, have a total mind-f*%& with Tony Stark, who's delirious from a virus and is trying to piece back together his armor. That's an effective scene. We also have a creepy scene in which Jarvis lands on the downed helicarrier and requests for a full surrender. There's also a two page scene with the Skrull Captain Marvel having trouble kicking butt cause he's torn and Norman Osborn taking advantage of that.
Other than that, the rest of the issue is a massive chaotic fight between the Young Avengers/The Initiative and the army of Super-Skrulls. It's drawn fairly well and I was able to follow along with the action, so that's something at least. Unfortunately, Bendis chooses to kill off a couple characters, including one he's already killed before. Yawn.
The dialogue was fairly average, other than the Spider-Woman/Iron Man scene, and the art was fairly decent. The story didn't move especially that fast, but then again, we still have five full issues to go, so who knows? I keep waiting for something major to happen, and not much has, unlike the first issue. We'll see.