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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.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published March 4th 2009 by Marvel
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Jen
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I didn't expect to like this, following around the 'normal' people during secret invasion? But the character of Ben Ulrich, especially the closer we got to the end, was worth it.
J'aime
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
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Lynn Sheridan
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this volume, we follow the lives of everyday people as the Skrull invasion takes place.

This was a really interesting story. The characters are far more relatable than the superheroes which is what makes this story so strong. I always enjoy stories that put regular people into life or death situations and love to see how they react. Will they be a hero, a coward or something much worse?

I enjoyed the artwork in the volume. It was simple and very effective.

As with many successful superhero stori
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Matej
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
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
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Fizzgig76
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.
Sylvester Kuo
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, thriller
Now for something completely different. Front Line covers the Secret Invasion from the perspective of New York citizens who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it reads like a horror story with main characters dying one by one, though it showed the best and worst of humanity in the time of crisis.
Angela
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oliver Hodson
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was kind of the non-powered drama of secret invasion, and it was ok. Ben urich has kind of been doing this stuff a bit too long though- world weary and remorseful, i would have hoped he'd have just moved out to Australia or jamaica by now. Or at least kot be all remorseful ALL the time.
Joe
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Jason
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I really liked the story but not a big fan of the art.
Gavin
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ben Urich on the event, people died, Osborn's in charge, and "Dark Reign" is coined as phrase...3.5 stars
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
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.
Paul Manlulu
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I strongly recommend this book because I like how they survive when the alien attack the city and invaded the world it remained me of a apocalypse.
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