Secret Invasion #5

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 13, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
5.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Embrace change. With these two words the Skrull Empire declares their intentions to the entire Marvel Universe. And if the heroes and citizens of Earth do not change, then they will most certainly perish in the flames of the Secret Invasion!

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Aug 14, 2008

    Buy this issue. It's coated with a series of reveals and counter measures we've all been clamoring for months. It's a pay off story, and one of the best I've ever read. After months of languishing in near mediocrity, Secret Invasion is back and unfortunately proves that this story would be better read in trade format. But who wants to wait nearly a year for that? Gimmie the next issue now! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2008

    Dan's Score: 8.7 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Aug 14, 2008

    Hm, yeah. But where's the fun in that? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 13, 2008

    Overall, just when this series should really be cooking, the gas runs out and the story leaves me a little cold. This issue certainly wraps up those dangling ends that were floating out there so the next three issues can be a smackdown the likes of which we've all been hankering for. I just hope Bendis and Yu pull it together and deliver, as I really don't want to read another lukewarm chapter to the adventure of the summer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Aug 14, 2008

    *Id like to thank my buddy Blythe for that evening in the pub, because he made me appreciate that there might be something deeper to Bendis' story than I originally thought. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 14, 2008

    Secret Invasion #5 was another pedestrian read. However, it was enjoyable to see Bendis actually progression the various plotlines with a sense of purpose and direction. While this issue certainly had its fair share of warts, I still took it as a positive sign that Bendis might finally be pulling this story together for an entertaining final three issues. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 13, 2008

    . All you need to know about this issue is Brand rescued Reed, most of the 70's Skrulls are all dead and, if we're lucky, we'll never hear or see them mentioned ever again. Read Full Review

  • 0.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Aug 30, 2008

    At this point, I dont care about Yus anorexic characters that all look the same. Hes learned how to better pace his stories, but I still dont care about his artwork. Hes part of why I dont like this series and why Im quitting this Secret Invasion thing. Now can we get back to real storytelling and stories that readers can't figure out how they will end after just reading the first issue? Read Full Review

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