Secret Invasion #8

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 3, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
4.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

This is it! The truly shocking conclusion to Secret Invasion is here. Heroes will rise, heroes will fall...and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again!

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 3, 2008

    While it doesn't provide the best story ever told like everyone no doubt hopes it will, "Secret Invasion" #8 does conclude the story well and sets up the next stage in the Marvel universe in an appropriately surprising and compelling manner, choosing to focus more on character than big plot movements " which is how it should be when you think about it. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2008

    Bryan's Score: 6.8 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Dec 4, 2008

    While S.I. #8 mostly fails as the conclusion to a big, bloated, far too lengthy event, I believe it really succeeds as a mechanism for riling up the masses for the new status quo of the Marvel Universe. Truth be told, outside of a few new books set to launch (especially the Jonathan Hickman/Stefano Caselli Secret Warriors title), I really didn't have a whole lot of interest in Dark Reign prior to today. Now, I simply can't wait to see what happens next. That is why I absolutely must give credit where it is most definitely due. It is far from perfect, but it also does what was needed extremely well. And that counts for something. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Dec 7, 2008

    But I have to say, I'm pretty excited for breakfast tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 5, 2008

    I've been a big fan of the series so far, and while the ending isn't as bad as, say, Civil War, I still feel let down. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - CB's Marvel Content Coordinators Dec 4, 2008

    There's nothing in the aftermath of Secret Invasion for me at all, unless Brubaker, Fraction, Van Lente, Ellis, and Aaron are going to be developing things from this point. My fingers are crossed, but my wallet is breathing a sigh of relief. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 4, 2008

    In the end, Secret Invasion was exactly what I though it was. It was an unoriginal, predictable and mindless fight-fest. Secret Invasion can truly be summed up by a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth "it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." The Secret Invasion event was shallow, poorly paced, sloppily plotted, often lacked internal logic and at points suffered from poor research. I am sure that Secret Invasion will be quickly forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 7, 2008

    This issue has been solicited as the end of Secret Invasion. It is not. It is actually the beginning of Dark Reign. The end of the battle is wrapped up in a perfunctory fashion, and the death of the Wasp is treated almost cavalierly. The reveal and return of the lost heroes had a little punch, and thought the issue contained some interesting moments, the combination of Leinil Yu's unclear storytelling and Brian Bendis' tendency to gloss over plotholes with reams of dialogue make the limitations of the story really obvious. With a story like this, we know the aliens aren't going to win, so the fun comes in the journey. This issue, more than any other, fails in that, tripping all over itself to set up the new Marvel Universe and failing to satisfactorily close up the old Marvel Universe, which itself was only set up a summer or two ago in the wake of Civil War. Marvel has often been accused of favoring style over substance,and the denouement of Secret Invasion is an examp Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 3, 2008

    Of course, I cant give this comic book a decent grade. But, I must ask all comic book readers hooked on Marvel Comics, to use the little disposable money they have left to spend it on comic books that do not degrade their intelligence like Secret Invasion and to encourage promising creators that have something to challenge them and for whom creating comic books is not about keeping the brand alive long enough so they can sign a movie deal. Please support real comic books and people that actually care about putting out a good product. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 16, 2008

    here were just too many things that made no sense and were never explained. Please Marvel, PLEASE don't have another crossover again next year. I can see the way the wind is blowing though, and I next year at this time I predict I will be bemoaning yet another horrible Marvel crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Dec 9, 2008

    If you've been online, you've seen the final page of this issue. That's all you need to know. Having the conclusion to your summer blockbuster told completely in flashback is the stupidest thing I've ever seen and robbed the story of any impact it could have had and flies completely in the face of the style and tone the rest of the series had. It's like they didn't even care anymore and wanted to end it and move on to Dark Reign instead of going through the paces of, you know, telling the story. Not even the most adamant Secret Invasion fan should be pleased with how this was arbitrarily swept under the rug. Read Full Review

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