The Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War

The Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War

by Roy Thomas

For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merci Kree and the shapechanging Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines!

Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war?

  • Series: Avengers 1963
  • Language: English
  • Category: Sequential Art
  • Rating: 3.84
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish Date: October 16th 2001 by Marvel Comics Group
  • Isbn10: 0785107452
  • Isbn13: 9780785107453

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The Avengers roster at this time, for those keeping score, is Goliath (Hawkeye with Hank Pym's gear), Scarlet Witch, The Vision, and Quicksilver. The Skrulls take Quicksilver, Captain Marvel, and The Scarlet Witch prisoner and Rick Jones is abducted by the Kree. The Avengers battle Skrulls while Rick Jones, the Supreme Intelligence, and Captain Marvel do all the heavy lifting. The Avengers almost seemed like spectators, taking a back seat to Rick Jones, Captain Marvel, and the Supreme Intelligence.

There are references and ties that reach back into the "history of the Marvel Universe" throughout these books and some plot twists and double fakes unusual for comics of the time. captain Marvel (Mr Vell)the Kree is in trouble and the Avengers just can't stay clear of it (of course if they did we wouldn't have a story).

Der KREE / SKRULL WAR ist ein SF-Epos mit vielen Höhepunkten und erzählerisch und künstlerisch auch nach über 45 Jahren noch ein Leckerbissen. 1971 kehrt der Super Skrull zurück, um Captain Mar-Vell, einen auf der Erde exilierten Kree, gefangen zu nehmen, und die Avengers werden in den kosmischen Konflikt der Uralt=Völker hineingezogen (Three cows shot me down, berichtet Vision seinem Team, eine kryptische Mitteilung für alle, die FF #2 nicht kennen). Hier sehen wir Triton, der gegen Ende in die Story eingreifen muss: Der Strahl, mit dem die Skrull die Evolution der Menscheit rückgängig machen wollen, so dass aus mündigen Bürgern wieder Neandertaler werden (man fragt sich, wie groß der Schritt wirklich ist, immerhin kannten die Macher Facebook noch nicht), ist eine gruselige Vorstellung und sorgt für eine superspannende Episode. Der andere Teil wurde von Neal Adams gezeichnet, und das alleine sollte für jeden Liebhaber der Superhelden=Comics Grund genug sein, den KREE / SKRULL WAR zu lesen: Adams Artwork ist schlicht stellar und auch heute noch ein absoluter Hingucker.

The large range of characters in this book was another thing I loved!

I thought that this story line would have more Kree/Skrull fights however they seem to have more battles against the Avengers than with each other! Overall, not the story line I was expecting but interesting and most of the time entertaining!

Admittedly, Galactic Marvel has never been my cup of tea. None of the heroes gave me anyone to root for because, as mentioned above, they were all either smacking the very few women here or being dismissive and awful to them (Vision).

There are references and ties that reach back into the "history of the Marvel Universe" throughout these books and some plot twists and double fakes unusual for comics of the time. captain Marvel (Mr Vell)the Kree is in trouble and the Avengers just can't stay clear of it (of course if they did we wouldn't have a story).

The Kree-Skrull War was probably one of the first big Marvel universe-spanning events. Instead, the Avengers first chase after the Skrull, then the Kree, then they have to deal with a transparently McCarthy-esque figure who denounces them for harboring aliens, then there is a rabbit-trail involving the Inhumans... The Avengers don't go off to confront the actual Kree and Skrull and their War until the last two issues. The part where Rick Jones summons a team of 40's comic book heroes out of his imagination to defend himself should put a smile on anyone's face. Oh, and I must also note that nowhere in the story do we get the implicitly promised scene of the Kree actually fighting the Skrull! This being a big crossover book, the original team of Thor, Iron Man and Cap also put on an appearance, but they are just here to fight, they have no character arcs to speak of (Captain Marvell and the gloomy Vision are sucking all the air out of that department anyway).

Avengers had featured multi-part stories before, but under the guidance of legendary writer Roy Thomas, Kree/Skrull War was the first truly epic opus in the title. The team sheltered Marvel, but then ran afoul of the Skrulls, who tried to tap Marvel for Kree technology that would give them an advantage in the eternal war between the two alien empires. The War covered lots of ground and did a lot to expand the frontiers of Marvels space-based characters. The Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War holds up 40 years later.