Meet The Skrulls #1

Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Niko Henrichon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 24
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a senator's office. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them different is that they're shape-shifting Skrulls and have infiltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL) and Niko Henrichon (DOCTOR STRANGE, Pride of Baghdad) bring the Marvel Universe down to earth with a bold new look at the Skrulls that will test even YOUR loyalty.
Rated T+

  • 10 - Matthew Mueller Mar 6, 2019

    Writer Robbie Thompson and artist Nico Henrichon give us an inside look at a small Skrull family who are undercover among Earth's civilians for one specific mission, but it's the dysfunctional family dynamics that really steal the show. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 7, 2019

    Niko Henrichon's art is beautifully detailed and there are some great panels showcasing complex emotions through the facial expressions of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Aug 21, 2019

    Thompson and Henrichon have crafted a delightful small story that makes the entire universe feel just a bit bigger, and whether or not you've seen Captain Marvel, it's a fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Mar 7, 2019

    Serendipitously releasing as the upcoming Captain Marvel film brings the Marvel Universes oldest alien race (the Skrulls first appeared in Fantastic Four #2 in 1961) back to prominence, this first issue is a promising start to what could be a modern classic, provided it continues to find its own voice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 6, 2019

    A fantastic surprise from a mostly unexplored corner of the Marvel universe. This is what happens when the potential of a great idea is matched by the work of the creative team. Between this and the current Winter Soldier, Marvel has turned back the clock and made the mini-series a relevant factor again. The storytelling, both written and visual, work in great tandem. If you're in the mood for something a little bit different this week, you should seriously throw your support behind Meet the Skrulls. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 5, 2019

    I'm on board and ready for more Skrull family drama. It's an intriguing domestic drama with sci-fi sensibilities. The politics of family life are on full display under the microscope of alien espionage. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Mar 6, 2019

    MEET THE SKRULLS #1 offers complex, understated storytelling and excellent artwork. The creative team of Thompson and Henrichon are incredibly in-sync here, delivering a surprisingly hard-hitting story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator Mar 8, 2019

    We cut back to a field trip with a school that could possibly be doing a butterfly field trip. There, some girl that one can assume is Skrull just the way she is being all weird like, is playing with a caterpillar. Unfortunately, this outcast is being bullied by some of her classmates due to her stalking one of the popular kids. Personally, at this point I thought the Skrull was going to attack the bullies just out of rage but a teacher came by and for a split second that got the Skrull to quickly leave the situation while the teacher punishes the two bullies for not paying attention. Instead we see a butterfly fly off and leave the building to go on travel, which obviously is a Skrull. At this point, there has been no narration at all, which is quiet surprising but it only adds a bit of mystery as to what is going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 8, 2019

    Meet the Skrulls #1 (of 5) is an excellent start to this mini-series. We get a great introduction to the characters and what this series is about. It has a great espionage film feeling, while also looking like a solid family drama as well. If you are looking for something a little different or “out of the ordinary” from Marvel Comics, I would definitely give Meet the Skrulls #1 a shot. It is a surprisinglyengaging story that will have you hooked from page to page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Mar 7, 2019

    Meet The Skrull promises to be an interesting read from the very start. Mixing the themes of both family drama and spy thriller stories organically making sure the fans of both genres can enjoy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 13, 2019

    Meet the Skrullsis an entertaining, if slow-paced, start to what could be a sleeper (no pun intended) hit mini-series that takes full advantage of the Skrulls' new-found visibility in today's market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Mar 6, 2019

    With all things Marvel Cosmic getting their place in the spotlight, having a quirky book like this is just what curious readers need. Fun and a little kooky to boot! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Mar 8, 2019

    "Meet The Skrulls" #1 is a very good opening issue to this mini-series. It does exactly what it's supposed to do. The issue introduces intriguing characters, sets up the plot and gets readers hooked and ready to see more. It will be really interesting to see the journey of these unique characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 11, 2019

    In short, Meet the Skrulls #1 is a strong introductory issue from a focused creative team. There's a solid premise here with real potential; let's hope future issues fulfill it. Read Full Review

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