Who’s a Skrull?

Maybe I should have been paying more attention to the Avengers over the last few years. The Secret Invasion storyline is actually interesting. So far here’s who we know to be a Skrull:

Warning: spoilers follow:

  • Electra
  • Spiderwoman
  • Jarvis
  • Blackbolt
  • Hank Pym
  • Jarvis
  • Dum Dum Dugan

Based on Bendis’s “shaky resurrection story” idea, here are some other likely candidates:

  • Captain Marvel
  • Aunt May
  • Iron Fist
  • Hellcat (haven’t noticed her anywhere for a while)
  • Magneto
  • Colossus
  • Norman Osborn
  • In fact, pretty much any supervillain you care to name
  • Ben Parker (the clone, not Uncle Ben) but he’s dead again now
  • Green Arrow (wait, wrong company)

Of course the real problem with this story (and every other major universe shattering event–Civil War, World War Hulk, Annihilation, etc.) is that nothing can be allowed to seriously affect a major, profitable, movie-worthy character. All the confirmed Skrulls are minor, irrelevant characters who’ve never been able to keep0 a book going on their own. That’s how we know Tony Stark isn’t a Skrull (with the sole possible exception if the real Tony Stark is not dead, but in cold storage somewhere to be resurrected later.)

One Response to “Who’s a Skrull?”

  1. John Cowan Says:

    Naah. It’s the readers who are the real Skrulls.

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