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Secret Invasion: Front Line (Secret Invasion)

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As Skrull warships fill the skies, and heroes battle for their very survival in the Savage Land, the citizens of New York struggle to survive the worst day of their lives. Brian Reed (Captain Marvel) and Marco Castiello bring you a stunning, ground-level look at Secret Invasion! Collects Secret Invasion: Front Line #1-5.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published March 4th 2009 by Marvel
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The Front Line trades show Marvel crossover events from the ground-eye view of common people, via intrepid report Ben Urich. Usually, it shows how the normal people are seeing the superheroes. This Secret Invasion tie-in is a little bit different.

Since superheroes often die and come back, the impact of death for them is minimized on the reader. This trade reinforces that war is ugly and brutal, especially for "non-combatants". When NYC is attacked, some people are trapped in Stark Tower, and a S...more
Secret Invasion: Front Line is a Secret Invasion Tie-in from the perspective of a reporter, that is mostly irrelevant, and brings little to nothing to the Secret Invasion story line.
The story has a few too many time jumps, that do not build up to some important moment, but rather only serve the purpose of a non-linear storytelling, that ends abruptly with a pretty anticlimactic ending.
The art reminds me of indie cartoons, and keeps getting better throughout the book.
All in all a pretty forgettab...more
Reprints Secret Invasion: Front Line #1-5. Ben Urich tells the story of survivors during the Skrulls invasion of New York City. The Secret Invasion storyline was convoluted, drawn out, and anticlimatic. This story was better. It followed an Astro City or Marvels style of storytelling by sidelining heroes and focusing on everyday people in a heroes' world. The story tries to have multiple threads converging on one point and doesn't quite succeed, but comes close.
Using the characters out of Civil war:frontline makes it feel like a sequel. But there's more to it than that. People trapped in bildings, brave cops fighting against odds, the story of how normal people survive these big battles.
Shannon Appelcline
Reed's attempt to tell a non-linear story ends up a little too fractured, but nonetheless he manages to offer an interesting, human story, not quite up to the high standard that Jenkins had set.
Now this.
This was really good.
I am in love with the "Front Line" concept.
Everyone, I have enjoyed.

Ben Urich is a fun charecter.
I am glad they are using him as the reader's lens.
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