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Kree-Skrull War [Event] 5 years 7 months ago #22493

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Here are a couple of collections regarding the Marvel Comics Kree-Skrull War. The actual war story arc was written by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, and John Buscema. The Avengers defend Earth from being engulfed in an intergalactic conflict between the Kree Empire and Skrulls.

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This first list contains early appearances of the Kree and Skrulls leading up to the Kree-Skrull War story arc. This collection isn't necessary to read, though I included it for those wanting a compilation of the early stories on both species before the war event took place. Issues that stand out in this collection are:
  • Fantastic Four Vol 1961 #2 - introduction of the Skrulls
  • Fantastic Four Vol 1961 #18 - introduction of the Super-Skrull
  • Fantastic Four Vol 1961 #37 - the FF travel to the Skrull homeworld and introduction of Princess Anelle, the skrull who would become involved with Captain Marvel
  • Fantastic Four Vol 1961 #48 - introduction of Silver Surfer & Galactus plus appearances of Inhumans, human/Kree hybrids, & Skrulls
  • Fantastic Four Vol 1961 #65 - introduction of the Kree & Ronan
  • Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 1967 #12 - introduction of Kree Captain Marvel
  • Captain Marvel Vol 1968 #3 - Captain Marvel vs Super-Skrull
  • Captain Marvel Vol 1968 #16 - introduction of the Supreme Intelligence and of Captain Marvel in his most well known outfit

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This second list is the reading list for the actual Kree-Skrull War event.

Here is the list of issues within the war story arc:
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #89
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #90
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #91
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #92
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #93
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #94
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #95
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #96
  • The Avengers Vol 1963 #97

Even though this story is now over 40 years old (older than most of us reading comics today), it's an early example of comics that weren't devoid of much depth. One writer/blogger touches on how this arc revealed a gritty parallel to the 1950s House Un-American Activities Commission (HUAC). Though this story didn't refer to the McCarthy hearings by name it was referenced by way of comicbook-style parables with comments like when the android, Vision, remarks, "If first a man of the Kree can be detained for no reason, the detainment of androids will follow -- next mutants -- then giants. . ." The beginnings of the romance between the dispassionate android, the Vision, and the passionate Jewish-Gypsy, the Scarlet Witch, is a great showing of characterization and angst. For me, it is the great Neal Adams' pencils with Tom Palmer inking that really brings it all together and causes me to appreciate this story arc almost as much or just as much as I appreciate any recent comic masterpieces.
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