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The Avengers: The Kree-Skrull War (The Avengers #89–97)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,044 Ratings  ·  74 Reviews
A conflict of star-spanning proportions - with Earth caught in the crossfire! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless 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? Featuring the trend ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 16th 2001 by Marvel Comics Group (first published 1972)
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Dan Schwent
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2016, 2016-comics
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Mike (the Paladin)
Back to my youthful obsession with the Avengers (and Captain America who enters the story about half way through). This story arc, these issues begin in 1971. I was 19, still buying comics....some years later (during the Carter administration when the economy dropped even lower than it is now) I had to sell my collection.

I've got to let that go someday...sigh.

Anyway, I have snapped up some of the reprints of my favorite heroes, and here we have the story of the Skrull/Kree War. The book is a goo
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Liam
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a truly great read!!

I really loved the way the story developed and unfolded throughout the book, it kept me guessing and not knowing what's in store! The twists in the story had me hooked and I loved how it all came together at the end!

The large range of characters in this book was another thing I loved! You get to know the avengers better, as well as other great marvel characters!

But I think my favourite thing about this has to be the art work!! It's seriously stunning and I was left
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Mike (the Paladin)
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Back to my youthful obsession with the Avengers (and Captain America who enters the story about half way through). This story arc, these issues begin in 1971. I was 19, still buying comics....some years later (during the Carter administration when the economy dropped even lower than it is now) I had to sell my collection.

I've got to let that go someday...sigh.

Anyway, I have snapped up some of the reprints of my favorite heroes, and here we have the story of the Skrull/Kree War. The book is a goo
...more
Pablo Martinez
Jan 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, super-heroes
Pretty dissapointing. Most of the Story revolves around the Vision and Captain Mar-Vell, and not the cool Mar-Vell written by the Great Jim Starlin, but the boring version of Roy Thomas, the King of boredom and underdeveloped concepts.
The title is misleading as there isn't any actual confrontation between the Kree and Skrull, you just know they are at war since they met and want to kill each other, but they never clash.
The Avengers on the other hand don't really fight the Kree or the Skrull, asi
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Tom
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
OK, so this one is a little bit of a mess.

The Kree-Skrull War was probably one of the first big Marvel universe-spanning events. It's spoken of with reverence by comic readers and referenced frequently in the comics themselves. So perhaps my hopes were just too high.

The setup sounds great: two powerful intergalactic races go to war, and earth is caught in the middle! If that were actually the focus of the book, that would be cool. But it's really not. Instead, the Avengers first chase after the
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Rodrigo
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muita informação. Chega a ser confuso. Mas é uma história fundamental e inovadora para os quadrinhos.
Steven Heywood
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A blast from childhood, this story still holds together pretty well even though the final chapter's a bit rushed with the deus ex machina being too abrupt and two subplots hinted at but never explored, tripping the flow of the narrative for no purpose. The art by Neal Adams and the brothers Buscema is a lesson in storytelling for all those modern comics artists who seem to only produce sequential poster art.
Brian Poole
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. Running almost a year, the saga set the tone for this kind of far-reaching story that traveled the globe before launching into outer space. At the outset, the Avengers roster was down to only four members: Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Goliath (the Clint Barton version, shortly before he reverted to being Hawkeye). Space hero ...more
Michael
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd heard for a long time that this was the greatest Avengers story ever. I enjoyed it, but it's certainly not the greatest. Adams' art is exceptional but the story takes a little bit too long to develop, Roy Thomas' dialogue makes me cringe, and the ending floats between contrivance and deus ex machina.

But it's comics! True, but I judge other comics by the same standards, too!
Miguel
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel
I was ok.... the first part of the book was very cool... but the rest it was a little boring...
Characters that i loved: Vision and scaler witch.

2,5 stars.
Mike
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful to look at, but bogged down by overly weighty writing.
Kenny
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Galaxy spanning epic.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fantastic telling of a pivotal event in the marvel universe. I was lucky enough to buy these when they came out and read the original comics. Very recommended
Nicholas
Aug 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
I honestly don't understand how Marvel didn't collapse in bankruptcy with all of the terrible products they put out back when. This, the collected story about the Kangs, the terrible first Thanos stories. . . they're *awful*. The only thing about them that doesn't just fail on every level is the lettering. The lettering is competent. The story, the pacing, the characterization, the art, the overwhelmingly stupid mental exposition. . .

Just terrible.
Dan
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
It's dated,but for what it is, it's pretty good.

Favorite portion was the Fantastic Voyage tribute issue with Ant Man
Marcello Tarot
Mar 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comic-books
Non mi capacito della fama di questa storia, a mio parere immeritata; non solo - stringi stringi - è abbastanza povera, ma il colpo di grazia glielo dà la vuota verbosità dell'autore: parole vacue che riempiono le pagine, appesantendole vanamente e cercando di dare un tono quasi epico a qualcosa che è più sconclusionata che altro, con un finale raffazzonato che sposta il focus da quelli che dovrebbero essere i protagonisti, pressoché annullandoli, a una spalla che assurge a deus ex machina. BLEA ...more
joao
Oct 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-comix
Wouldn't know how this looks like in tradepaperback form because I read a 1985 two-issue reprint. Neal Adams has been returning to the comics he made famous, writing and pencilling a new Batman maxi-series, and an Avengers "point one" issue. His style is now looser and moved towards the hyperrealist, with exaggerated jaws, melting faces, and a strange attention to teeth detail. Perhaps using flat color for 70s artists sounds like giving them a pass (though they do it for retro guys like Javier P ...more
Jon Arnold
What’s great about this is that there’s a clear opening up of scale of the series. The volume in this series collecting the first Ultron tale had a bad theatrical feel to it; wherever they went and whatever happened you never believed the scenery. It all looked like New York, wherever they went. That changes with Neal Adams and the Buscema brothers on art duty here – Adams in particular lends a sense of cosmic scale to events that Thomas’s ambitious intergalactic epic would fall completely flat ...more
Erik Herz
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I confess that it was not until Civil War that I became interested in anything beyond the X-Men at Marvel. I'd always been aware of the other half of the line, but nothing had really drawn me in. Since then I have been riding the Bendis train and thoroughly enjoying the ride. Through this period I had very limited exposure to the 'classic' Avenger's stories that forged everyone else's enthusiasm for the series. The Kree-Skrull War is (by name) one of the arcs that has always felt like a must rea ...more
Oscar
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I guess you had to be there.

The problem which I have with the comics published in the 60 and 70s is that while they are filled with creativity and creations that will stand the test of time, the stories and dialogue themselves while no doubt being groundbreaking for the time: sadly feel dated now. The same applies to this one.

From Nick Fury calling the Avengers "baby" and Rick Jones' hip to the vibe talk. You will realise very soon that you ARE reading your parents Avengers. This is a time wher
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Phillip Berrie
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People interest in the character development of the Avengers
Shelves: graphic-novels
More like 3.5.

This story starts mundanely and then escalated quickly into an inter-galactic struggle, but, for me, the transition was done so smoothly that I didn't become concerned about the unlikely nature of the transformation until after I had finished reading the story, which I suppose is a good thing.

I think the reason why Thomas, Buscema and Adams were able to do this for me is because the story focussed more on some of the individual storylines of the characters involved rather than the
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Artur Coelho
Habituados como estamos a uma indústria de comics que se especializa em histórias convolutas, de estética marcada por trabalho de enquadramentos e exploração profunda dos dramas dos personagens, tem o seu quê de refrescante pegar numa variante mais antiga, menos complexa e mais directa do género. Já longe do simplismo das eras dourada e prateada, já a começar a explorar as linguagens narrativas que caracterizam os comics de hoje. O grande destaque desta série de aventuras dos Vingadores é escapa ...more
Joshua
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
A good story with really solid art (especially in Neal Adams' work - oddly around the same time the characters seem to pick up a little more of their own voices). There is all the unnecessary narration and plot heavy stories that comes with older comics, but they are interesting and generally thoughtful. It is cool too that this story builds on other bits of the original Marvel Universe, even down to the three (or is it four) Skrull-cows.
Altogether this was a much better run than the Korvac saga
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Mike
Dec 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Featuring the work of such Avengers legends as Roy Thomas, Neal Adams and the Buscema brothers, The Kree/Skrull War of the most important stories in Avengers/Marvel history. From its classic artwork to the soap opera action to the character interaction at work amongst the team (especially the Vision and Scarlet Witch), much of what makes a "classic" Avengers story is at work here. When two alien races open up a new battleground in their ongoing interstellar conflict, it's up to Earth's Mightiest ...more
Blair Hodgkinson
Some of the greatest popular literature of the 20th century was produced in comics and graphic novels. This is NOT one of those works. While I recognize that the Kree-Skrull War was an important event in the Marvel Universe, reading the collected issues of the original Avengers comics in which it was presented is not a satisfying experience. The storyline is jumbled and confused at times; it might have been better for regular readers following the series months before and after, but in this coll ...more
Steven
Amid much declamatory dialogue (always fun to read out loud) the circuitous story lurches around, periodically remembering the intergalactic war of the title (and indeed it is intergalactic -- the Skrulls hail from Andromeda, the Kree from The Kree Galaxy, and humans from the Milky Way. That's one big theater of war, man!) Also, the original comics hail from Marvel's heyday of mad tech when a ship from SHIELD's orbital base could have Thor strapped to it to send it to the next galaxy over. Oh, a ...more
Travis
Oct 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
One of the classic big events from Marvel's past. What's cool is that for most of the story the Avengers are just on the fringe of the actual war and have no idea what's going on until later. Nice change of pace.

It is a bit haphazard, as the title played musical artists ( though, luckily, both were great artists) and Roy Thomas seems to be trying to tie up several loose story threads at the same time he's writing the Kree/Skrull war, so he had a tendency to lose track of what was happening and p
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Moonglum
Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
A wonderfully wacky, weird tale of convoluted cosmic daring-do.

Great quotes:

"For as you guessed, I am not Mr. Fantastic, but a Skrull, one of the first few ever to land upon this pitiful planet. We disguised ourselves as the fantastic four to abet our conquest of your world, but captured, we were hypnotized by Reed Richards into believing we were a trio of cattle, and thus we grazed for long, untold months until a Skrull hyperbeam from space revived us."

"But now you can see that he was not alon
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Nate
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe this was the wrong book to read on election night but if Skrulls were voting on mass for Trump disguised as older, rural, under-educated Americans I wouldn't be all that surprised this morning. Roy Thomas has written a hot mess for himself that just hasn't aged that well. There isn't much war in this war as mostly the Avengers are transitioning from their new-ish team back to their original lineup minus Antman. It just doesn't work all that well as characters and story lines are picked up ...more
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden A ...more
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