Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four

Aware that Earth s most advanced technology and weaponry is housed in the Baxter Building, the Skrulls have neutralized the building by transporting it and its inhabitants straight to the Negative Zone With one member of the Fantastic Four M.I.A and another replaced, it s up to the remaining members to get back to our dimension
Secret Invasion Fantastic Four Aware that Earth s most advanced technology and weaponry is housed in the Baxter Building the Skrulls have neutralized the building by transporting it and its inhabitants straight to the Negative Zon

  • Title: Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four
  • Author: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Barry Kitson Roger Stern Tom DeFalco
  • ISBN: 9780785132479
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four”

    1. I'll start off by saying, I'm not a particularly big fan of the Fantastic Four. The only reason I read this is because I'm trying to a complete view of the major events in Marvel, and this trade was one of the many at my library.This was pretty good. Not great, but not bad either. I liked that it was Sue-and-Reed-lite (as the two of them bore me to no end).I would say that there are two types of people who should read this: people who LOVE the fantastic four, and those who, like me, are completi [...]

    2. The Secret Invasion crossover has been less than epic compared to other Marvel events, and this is especially noticeable when reading the tie-ins. Only the first third of this trade actually covers material from Secret Invasion, the rest is filler.During the main event, the top of Baxter Building disappeared with Johnny, Ben and the children inside. This story explains how and why that happened. It's an interesting story that lets readers see a bit more of Sue & Reed's children "in action" a [...]

    3. SPOILERSI wish there was more to this story than we were given. The strongest part of this book involves Johnny Storm's relationship with Lyjs, the Skrull sleeper agent that posed as Alicia Masters and married Johnny.I always felt the writers played short shrift with Lyja as a character after her reveal as a Skrull. The idea of an agent falling for her intended victim is a common trope, but killing her off right afterwards in a noble act of self sacrifice is as well. It would have been far more [...]

    4. This three-issue series explains what the heck happened when the top of the Baxter Building disappeared near the beginning of Secret Invasion. It's weird that the Fantastic Four have such a small role in this crossover, given that the Skrulls are FF villains. The action starts out fast in this book, but once the top of the building disappears, it starts slowing down. The Thing and the Torch run into one of their Skrull friends, but the moments that close out the book don't make much sense.

    5. Even within the Secret Invasion storyline, this story arc involving the Fantastic Four was distinctly average. That this story linked within the larger plot was not a surprise, but I was disinterested in Lyja’s and the Tinkerer’s role in the story, the Tinkerer’s largely as it didn’t seem to mesh with his previous portrayals and his change was far too sudden. To be fair, a large part of it would have undoubtedly come from only being a casual fan of the Fantastic Four and that half of the [...]

    6. The main story is OK, mainly for its good use of Lyja who had been neglected for years previously [6.5]. The reprints definitely make some sense given the focus on Lyja and the small count of the mini-series itself. The marriage in issue #300 by Roger Stern is a slow but original take on superhero weddings [6]. The two-parter by Tom DeFalco that follows is a very interesting game-changer, but having Lyja (apparently) die really wasn’t the most interesting path to take [7].

    7. What a waste of three issues. While the Secret Invasion is going on, a skrull takes the Baxter Building into the Negative Zone and by the end, the Human Torch and the Thing bring it back to New York. Great. This in no way advanced the primary Secret Invasion story line, and didn't have enough going on to make up a full trade paperback. At the end, it reprints a few old issues giving the back story of the skrull that hijacked the Baxter Building. Ugh.

    8. I understand why everyone is giving this volume hate, it was simply a pretty far fetched addition to the main event but it did tie in with the larger plot of the Baxter building being transported to the negative zone. But Lyla and the Tinkerer were completely ridiculous, it made no sense at all other than to show Reed and Susan have been replaced.

    9. This was by far the best of the Secret Invasion tie ins that I've read. It was classic FF at their best, full of action and comedy and relationship drama. And the art work was superb. The facial expressions especially were great.And it was nice that they chose to double the size of the volume by including choice back issues that tell the story of Lyja.

    10. Nice little aside with 2 of the Fantastic Four and their 2 kids. Interesting to include the character of the Tinkerer and Lyla the skrull. You know, the one Johnny Storm dated, so nice character bits.

    11. For clarity, only the first 1/3 to 1/2 of this volume is part of the Secret Invasion storyline. The rest of the book is a reprint of the FF's past stories with the Skrull, Lyja. So, 3.5 stars for the Secret Invasion stuff, minus a half star for the filler.

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