Marvel sent the cover images for Secret Invasion #1, that let’s us all in on a Skrull invasion. Wait…what? Skrulls invading the Marvel universe, replacing characters we have grown to know and love? Why am I the last to know about all of this?

In all seriousness, Secret Invasion is here, and Marvel promises it will “change the Marvel Universe Forever!” Okay, okay, you can stop giggling now, and check out the cover images.

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8) (FEB082240)
Variant cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, replacing those we most trust and count on for our protection—but just what is their endgame? From the superstar creative team of Eisner-winner Brian Bendis (New Avengers, Mighty Avengers) and acclaimed artist Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers) comes the double-sized Secret Invasion #1 (of 8), beginning the blockbuster action-pack thrill ride that changes the Marvel Universe so dramatically that we can’t show you any of the interior art! Yup, every page is filled with the shocking changes and revelations you’ve been waiting for! Wrapped up in a stunning cover by Gabrielle Dell’Otto, along with variants by Civil War artist Steve McNiven and Yu himself, this is the comic you can’t afford to miss!


You really should note the first issue in this eight issue series will have a cover price of $3.99. Yup, still 399 cents!

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Maximus Rift
    March 12, 2008 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Boy, they’re really pushing Yu as one of the great artists.

    And how many drinks do you take in the Marvel drinking game when they say their crossover event will “Change the Marvel Universe Forever!!!”?

  2. March 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm — Reply

    drink? Anytime a company claims their event with Change the FILL IN THE COMPANY NAME HERE Universe Forever it means it is chug time.

  3. March 12, 2008 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    oh, and i guess CBR had the exclusive look at the Yu cover, yet somehow we ended up with it AND the other two covers too. Exclusive indeed ;)

    good try…

  4. The Ninja Charro
    March 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    “change the Marvel Universe Forever!” again, every 5 seconds, how can they possibly change it again? here are some possibilities:

    *Captain America never died, actually, Steve rogers never existed.

    *Wolverine forgets everything. Dont ask

    *Hulk is neither Bruce Banner nor rick Jones

    *Henry Pym acquires a new identity: Lady-Bug!

    *All of this is revealed to be an hallucination of Spider-Man, because Aunt May really died and M.J. left him, causing him to lose the rest of the sanity he had.

  5. March 12, 2008 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Actually I think it could be a very cool story if this all turned out to be in the delusional mind of Peter Parker brought on by the loss of Aunt May. That would be so awesome…

  6. Jim
    March 12, 2008 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    I don’t get why people like Yu either. Why? The premise of this series sounds vaguely interesting but I’m not going to wade through 8 issues of Yu’s feral expressions wondering which hero is which. I mean, doesn’t that McNiven cover look ten times better than either Yu cover? What am I not getting about Yu’s art?

  7. Salieri
    March 12, 2008 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    ‘Course not. This is all the twisted delusion of Franklin Richards, now an adult, his power added to by absorbing the raw power of Onslaught, and his mind broken in so many pieces that all he can do is play the Puckish demigod, twisting the livesbof his friends and family this way and that…

  8. Rowan
    March 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    The Skrulls and Lenil are bringing back Wolverine Whiskers ! how great would it be if he got a new comic “The Wild and Whiskery Wolverine’s Wacky Action Packed Adventures: Brought to you by Gilette

  9. Ransom
    March 12, 2008 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    So the last issue of Cable and Deadpool was a hallucination, and the series never really ended?

    Sign me up.

  10. Brother129
    March 12, 2008 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    “Actually I think it could be a very cool story if this all turned out to be in the delusional mind of Peter Parker brought on by the loss of Aunt May. That would be so awesome…”

    Wouldn’t you call that House of P?

    And we should drink anytime there is a variant cover by Steven McNiven too:)

  11. ~wyntermute~
    March 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    i love how they cannot show a SINGLE PAGE~! because EVERY LAST ONE~! contains some SHOCKING REVEAL~! that will no doubt… Wait. i need another beer. *chink* Here we go. that will no doubt CHANGE THE MARVEL UNIVERSE FROM PAGE TO PAGE~! *glug glug glug glug*

  12. March 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm — Reply

    Oh. Joy. Leinil #&$@ing Yu.

    It’s as if they’re mocking me personally…

  13. Silvergray
    March 13, 2008 at 6:35 am — Reply

    The Ninja Charro, your story suggestion about Peter’s hallucination would be pretty cool.

  14. Sanlear
    March 13, 2008 at 6:52 am — Reply

    Anything would be better than OMD and the Mephisto mess.

  15. March 13, 2008 at 8:30 am — Reply

    I know that I’ve been critical of Yu’s pencils, as many have been here on Major Spoilers … but damn does that cover look crappy. Full of fail.

  16. March 13, 2008 at 9:14 am — Reply

    I’m just waiting to see who all is a Skrull.

    Here’s my prediction: I think it’s everyone. Everyone in the Marvel Universe is a Skrull. They’ve always been Skrulls, and the whole Marvel 616 universe until now has been a one, big, giant ‘What if … ?’ story. “What if everyone in the Marvel Universe were a Skrull?”

    “So, then, if that’s true, then where are all of the ‘real’ heroes in the Marvel universe(s)?” you ask.

    They’re Ultimate ones. The Ultimate universe has always been the only real one. (It’s the only one where Wolverine doesn’t have the ability to appear in every ongoing title at least twice a year — that’s the tip-off.)

    How’s that for a gigantic, ‘change the Marvel universe forever’ shocker?

  17. March 13, 2008 at 9:16 am — Reply

    And, for the record (and to reduce the amount of ‘cred’ anything I say will ever have again): I like Yu.

  18. Salieri
    March 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    I like Yu too, if only because I suspect my own art style is somewhat akin to his…

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