Invasion #1-8 (June 2008 - Jan 2009)
Mighty Avengers #12-13,18 (2009)
Penicler: Leinil Francis Yu
Inker: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls have secretly infiltrated
every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal, full-scale
invasion. Part of their ploy unleashes Skrull versions of all the super-heroes,
forcing the New and Secret Avengers to come together and combat the
Skrulls in the Savage Land. Fury unveils his new team of unknown heroes
to protect NYC from the Skrull invasion fleet, something he has been
preparing for since the end of the events of 'Secret War'.
Contessa and Dum Dum Dugan are replaced by Skrulls in Secret Invasion
Contessa and Dum Dum Dugan return unharmed in #8.
is dissolved and reconfigured into H.A.M.M.E.R., led by Norman Osborne.
appears in issues 3-8 with the Secret Warriors.
Invasion #3 featured two variant covers with Nick Fury.
in the Secret
Invasion and Mighty Avengers Vol.
3: Secret Invasion, Book 1 TPBs.
returns Fury to the forefront of Marvel events, finally paying off
the promises of Secret War so long ago. Really the story is mostly just
Marvel slugfest, but Fury manages to hold his own for most of the last
four issues of Secret Invasion, blasting away at everything that moves.
Fury even gets one of the best lines of the whole series, "Yeah?
Well my god's got a hammer!"
contrasting Thor with the Skrull god. However its the issues of Mighty
Avengers where Fury really gets to shine with the complete story of
what he's been up to since the end of Secret War. The ending is ambiguous
with Fury not seeking out the real Dum Dum or Val
end. Likewise the religious overtones to the Skrull objectives are
not fully explained. Although the Fury bits are really good and exciting,
I have to admit that it drags at 8 issues, and could probably have done
without so much in the Savage Land. All in all, its ok..
Appearances by Nick Fury in Secret Invasion crossover issues.
The order is chronological to
(well, I've tried at least). The year of publication of the comic
title appears beside the issue numbers.
Invasion Prologue (2008)
Explains the Skrull replacement of Dugan and Val. Initially
available online at Marvel.com, eventually it was reprinted in Secret
Invasion Director's Cut #1.
Avengers #41 (2008)
Not an appearance, but its worth mentioning that Ka-Zar
can not believe the SHIELD vibranium mining scheme because of his
belief in the integratity of Nick Fury.