What If? Secret Invasion (DOWNLOAD)
Ld lead to the death of a main characterThis collection looks at stories that result from the Skrull Secret Invasion Work War Hulk if This trade collects What If issues Secret Invasion World War Hulk Spiderman House of M Astonishing X Men and Daredevil Vs ElektraThe What If series takes key events and moments in the Marvel Universe and ponders the effects if things had unfolded differently The uestions asked here are pretty interestingWhat if the Skrulls succeeded in their Secret InvasionWhat if the Secret Invasion remained a SecretWhat if the heroes lost World War HulkWhat if Thor entered World War HulkWhat if Gwen Stacey survived the House of MWhat if Spiderman intervened for the Scarlet WitchWhat if Ord resurrected Jean Grey instead of ColossusWhat if Danger became the bride of UltronWhat if Daredevil died saving ElektraSo each issue except the Daredevil one has two hypothetical stories relating to the central theme While this adds depth in the sense that ideas can be explored it leads to the usual weak point What If stories that there is too little time to really develop anything The authors do a decent ob realizing their conclusions with the space they re given but it often reads like a bullet point list of the fallout rather than a cohesive story The X Men stories in particular both would ve benefitted greatly from a larger page countThat being said given the constraints these stories are good and for the most part the underlying plot twists are intriguing I personally liked the World War Hulk and X Men stories the best and the House of M the least although I didn t enjoy the original House of M stories so I m likely a bit biasedWith so many different stories and creative teams the art is of course a mixed bag but is good overall and really shines at some points like the first House of M and X men storiesOverall a solid imaginative take on some big Marvel turning points that fall somewhat short of their potential due to the format. Nstead of Colossus Collects What If Spider Man House of M What If Secret Invasion What If World War Hulk What If Dardevil Vs Elektra and What If Astonishing X Men.
This volume of What if collects alternate versions of Marvel events from 2005 2008 Here are some spoiler filled reactions to each of the issuesWhat if the Skrulls succeeded in their Secret Invasion This was my favorite issue of the volume because it is an ending that I originally wanted I would have been happy if the Dark Reign that we got was actually the Skrulls reigning over Earth for a while I didn t like exactly how this issue played it out but I would have liked something similar The most shocking part of the issue for me was when Thor broke Sentry s neck Even though this is an alternate universe and the death doesn t count this is how Marvel is portraying Thor as acting in a high intensity situation Thor is capable of killing a friendWhat if the Secret Invasion remained a secret This Secret Invasion story was less interesting because in this universe a Skrull prophet intervenes with his prophecies and stops events from unfolding the way that we originally saw them There was no real climax here other than the fact that there are Skrull sleeper agents that don t even know they are Skrull Not that cool Especially for an alternate universe storyWhat if the heroes lost World War Hulk This story had less to do with World War Hulk and to do with once again the Skrulls There was no explanation as to why Stark s satellite ray reacted differently in this world Hulk didn t actually win World War Hulk he ust happened to survive an unfortunate event sparked by Stark The best part of this issue was when Hulk became Galactus new herald Hulk the World Breaker the herald of Galactus would make for a great alternate universe series What if Thor entered World War Hulk The Hulk dialogue in this book is very wrong This is a stupid story in which the Thor vs Hulk battle is stopped by a kid needing help This is not a good writer on this one By the time I finished it I was convinced that it was supposed to be a oke What if Gwen Stacy survived the House. Marvel once again poses the uestion What If Witness the shocking alternatives to Marvel's biggest events What If Gwen Stacy Survived The House of M What if the Sk.
What If? Secret Invasion (DOWNLOAD)
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Of M I would have loved it if Gwen had survived the House of M This would have been a great way to bring her back I am convinced that she is Peter Parker s true loveWhat if Spider Man intervened for the Scarlet Witch This issue actually had a better version of Gwen and Peter s young son coming over from the House of M universe I didn t like how Peter went crazy again because that was one of my least favorite things from all of House of M in general I did like the son of Peter Parker Richie inheriting his powers This could lead to a new series much like the Spider Girl series but I doubt it will at this pointWhat if Ord resurrected Jean Grey instead of Colossus The X Men s reactions to Jean Grey coming back from the dead were so lame It was as if she had been away on an unexpected vacation not that she had ust been resurrected I know this is a parallel universe story but Cyclops would never choose Emma over Jean The original version of the story was much much better What if Danger became a bride of Ultron NonsensicalWhat if Daredevil died saving Electra I have never read a lot of Daredevil so this story instantly bored me I flipped through the pages but don t have much to say about it An OK set of What If stories mostly based around various then recent Marvel plotlines None are terrible but none are really great either The humor backup strips also don t do much for me Also for weird points the two House of M Spider Man stories basically contradict each other B What If stories are always a mixed bag and that s exactly what this collection is Sadly however there are subpar stories than very good ones Too few decisions made here that weren t thought provoking and instead seemed like taking the easy way out The art was also a grab bag Overall nothing great here What if storiesI have always been a fan of the What If series These stories give the writers freedom to explore avenues that can t normally be followed For example stories that wou. Rull invasion was a success What if the heroes lost World War Hulk What if Daredevil died and was resurrected by the Hand What if Phoenix returned from the dead
Jim McCann is an award winning writer of comic books television and theatre He worked on several films and music videos before he was accepted into the ABC Daytime Writer Development Program During that time he wrote for the popular ABC daytime drama One Life to Live Upon moving to New York he found a position at Marvel Comics where he remained for six years working in publicity and PR He