Secret Invasion: The Infiltration
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Secret Invasion: The Infiltration (Secret Invasion)

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Presents a close encounter of the Skrull kind as four shape-changing aliens pose as Mr Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Thing, and the Human Torch in an attempt to destroy the fledgling Fantastic Four. This title collects Fantastic Four number 2, New Avengers: Illuminati number 1 and number 5, and New Avengers number 31-32 and 38-39.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 16th 2008 by Marvel
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Caz Edmunds
Most would take from history lessons learnt in order to understand the present, internalize the mistakes of the past and synthesize both for usage & safekeeping of the future. But at times, what we don't count on are the truths we uncover & the lingering effect it has on us.

Secret Invasion: Infiltration traces & collects several issues of different Marvel titles dating back from the 1962 issue of Fantastic Four, to the more recent issues of Mighty Avengers, The New Avengers featuring...more
“Preludes” sometimes miss the mark, either by not having enough or the right material. They are supposed to help orient the reader for the main event by recapping critical scenes that occurred across the many Marvel titles that lead into it. Each of the individual series all have parts of the conspiracy, so while Infiltration is very good, it’s still not enough for readers who don’t read any of the individual titles. I’m still uncertain, even after reading this, the main event and the Mighty Ave...more
I specifically picked up this book to get a feel for the background of this event and I will say that this comic does a really good job of setting up the Secret Invasion. It includes several issues of previous comics that help the uninformed get an idea of what the event is about.

For the most part, the issues chosen do a great job of setting the stage for the crossover and give meaningful detail about what is to come. I will say though that the first issue included was one of the first Fantasti...more
Holden Attradies
I really good book to read with/alongside the Secret Invasion TPB, although I'm guessing most of these stories were in their respective series Secret Invasion tie ins.

Except for the first story (a re-print of the original Fantastic Four appearance of the skrulls, which felt really out of place here) the stories flowed together really well. So well in fact I can't imagine making enjoying them on their own as part of their own series, but I suppose that's why I'm a book/TPB reader of comics and no...more
Jun 06, 2012 Katy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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So there was a lady Ultron, and the New Avengers killed the leader of the Hand, Elektra. When she died, her body turned into a Skrull, signalling the beginning of an invasion from the shape-shifting aliens. Infiltration apparently sets up Secret Invasion? Which is the next big arc after Civil War, which I finished just before the Avengers movie came out this May.

The last issue of this (Secret Invasion Saga) is SUPER helpful at setting up the backstory to the Skrull invasion. All my Skrull knowle...more
Reprints Fantastic Four #2, New Avengers: Illuminati #1 and #5, New Avengers #31-32 and #38-39, Mighty Avengers #7, and Avengers: The Initiative Annual #1. The Fantastic Four encounter the Skrulls for the first time, and through encounters with the Illuminati, the Skrulls stage their invasion. This is Marvel's attempt to make sense of the mess of Secret Invasion. All said, this is probably better than the series which, like this collection, is a jumble of stories that don't seem to quite match u...more
Secret Invasion: The Infiltration is a collection of various comics that begins Marvel's BIG event after the Civil War story arc. This collection actually starts with the classic Fantastic Four #2 as they first meet The Skulls, a shape shifting alien race. The rest of the TPB is of recent events that include New Avengers and Illuminati as the setting for the Skrulls plan to conquer Earth. Why does The Skrull want to conquer Earth? What is their plan? MINOR SPOILER...Who can be trusted is the mai...more
It'd be nice if this origin story for Secret Invasion could have curated by one of Marvel's writers. As is, it included the first Skrull story from the sixties, then some of Brian Michael Bendis' recent Avengers stories that re-introduce the Skrulls to Earth. Anyone reading Bendis' work, which is good on its own, doesn't need to get this book, since the early Skrull story, which even references a planned invasion and ends with the shape-shifters turned into cows, is a pretty well-known story.
Good story and art but seriously the Skrull Empire has infiltrated the world's governments, The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA, and every level of human society and they don't know that Luke Cage doesn't look a reject from a 1970's "Blacksploitation" action movie anymore?
Rolands Kalniņš
A good read, that establishes the Secret invasion storyline
There were a lot of issues that were already included in other collections, so it seemed a bit redundant at times.
Very good Marvel Comics work.
I want to read it all, right now.
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