The Secret Invasion is ON. In this 8 issue mini-series, the Skrulls (identity stealing aliens) have replaced many characters in the Marvel Universe..with disastrous results. Brian Bendis, the writer, promises that this mini will shake the Marvel Universe to its core. The only character Bendis promised is "hands off" is Captain America (after his tragic death, it would be a cheat to say the dead hero was an alien in disguise). Issue #1, which was released last week, found our heroes at the site of a Skrull crash, which contained...our heroes. Are the crash survivors Skrulls waiting to take over? Or are the characters we have been following all along enemy invaders waiting for the signal to reveal themselves. 7 more issues people, all questions should be answered. I can't wait.
In early May, Iron Man hits the big screen. The early previews of this Jon Favreau directed film look great, and the choice of Robert Downey Jr. to play Tony Stark is inspired. Iron Man has been one of those Marvel characters that was almost too human. He has lost friends to heroin addiction, and constantly faces the challenges of his own alcoholism. This should be one of those summer, mindless, let's have fun for 90 minutes, films. If you catch it, let me know what you think