(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen bits and pieces of this storyline in other comics, I was really quite eager to see the full story of the Skrull invasion.
It was interesting to see the effects of Earth’s mightiest heroes not being able to trust each other, although I think it would have been less easy if there hadn’t been so much conflict generated by the Superhero Registration Act.
One thing I found particularly interesting was the implication that some of the Skrulls went native. I would have liked a bit more background about how the Skrulls’ shapeshifting ability worked, however, as they seemed able to change at will with no ill-effects.
Despite the conflicts in the superhero community, it was good to see them fighting alongside each other, though I found most of the fight scenes to be quite confusing.
I particularly enjoyed the banter between the two Spider-Mans, even without knowing which one was the real Peter Parker. I would have liked to see a bit more of two identical superheroes having to face off against each other, though, particularly with the implications that some of the Skrull didn’t know that was what they were.
I thought it was interesting to see the Skrull side of things, even though it was clear that they were doing entirely the wrong thing. There were some implications that things weren’t quite as simple as them wanting to conquer a planet just because they could.
I particularly felt for Tony, not only with the virus hitting him hard, but also with what was said to him. It was understandable that he began questioning everything and even though there was still obvious conflict between him and Thor, at least, I did have some hope that things might eventually get better.
I also really liked seeing the Young Avengers, though I would have preferred seeing a bit more of Teddy’s and Billy’s relationship, along with perhaps some greater detail about Teddy perhaps struggling with his own heritage.
I liked seeing the different heroes make an appearance and it was pretty cool to see Maria Hill facing off against one of the Skrull impostors, though I found myself a bit confused there.
It was good to see Beast and Wonder Man working together when neither of them were sure they could trust the other, but I would have liked to see a better resolution. It also would have been good to see a bit of background to the crashed ship.
While the dossiers on the Skrulls were informative to read, I would have liked to have those a bit less dry and engage me more as a reader.
I still enjoy reading the Marvel universe and in the future, I’d like to see more of the fallout from these events and the Superhero Registration Act.