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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (May 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785132309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785132301
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Now, I'm biased: I really love the Avengers.
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Others may feel the more recent Avengers Forever mini series is the best Avengers story arc ever.
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With art by John Buscema and Neil Adams, this epic is a can't miss for vintage marvel fans.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Griffen on September 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
I became a Marvel zombie in the mid-70's. While I had heard of the Kree-Skrull War many times in the following years, I never had the opportunity to read the epic story that had been originally printed in Avengers #89-97. When Marvel announced some months ago that they were finally going to collect these issues in a trade paperback I pre-ordered the book right away.
Like many 60's and 70's comic book stories, this one's fairly dated. The concerns of the age show through and the overwhelming use of "pseudoscience" by writer Roy Thomas can sometimes be a bit much to take. But all in all, this epic lives up to its billing. It's a starspanning adventure featuring dozens of characters and events that affected the Marvel Universe to this day.
Captain Marvel, the Super Skrull, the Supreme Intelligence, Ronan the Accuser, Rick Jones and many other supporting characters bring this tale to life along with the regular cast members, Captain America, Iron Man, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, Goliath, Quicksilver and Thor. Praise be to editor Tom Brevoort for keeping the original coloring. While it ain't beautiful like the computer-aided coloring that appears in today's comics, it IS part of the original comics and I'm glad they kept it pure.
The Neal Adams-drawn issues of the series are by far the best (#93-96), but the Buscema brothers (Sal and John) fill out the series admirably.
Avengers: Kree Skrull War makes a fine addition to any comic fan's bookshelf.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
In the early 1970's there was perhaps no finer comicbook writer than Roy Thomas and no finer artist than Neal Adams. When the pair teamed up on a run of Avengers from #89 to #97, they created one of the most legendary stories in Avenger's history that continues to be powerful more than 30 years later.

At the start of the story we learn about the alien races of the Kree and Skrulls. The Kree are a paternalistic, arrogant race of highly advanced beings who jump-started the early men who would become the Inhumans and now consider Earth to be a threat to their dominance. The Skrulls are a race of shape-shifters who receive far less respect than the Kree, although they`re really no more evil. The two races hate one another, and each is now under the leadership of an usurper who urges war.

Earth finds itself in the wrong place caught in the middle between the two warring races. And the Avengers are taken to the Andromeda galaxy where they aid their ally, the Kree-born Captain Marvel. This ends up being a story well ahead of it's time. By the time the late 1980's and 90's came around these kind of multi-issue, cosmic reaching storylines were all the norm with thigs like Secret Wars, Infinty Gauntlet, and countless others, but this story took place back in 1971 and 1972. The run would display some classic Neal Adams Covers including #96 with the Vision pummelling an alien nearly to death.

While a bit dated today, particularly in regard to the overly dramatic speech of the characters, it nevertheless was a complex storyline that foreshadowed many storylines 20 years down the road and remains a classic.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dave Huber on March 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
With the exception of the much more recent "Avengers Forever" by Kurt Busiek and Carlos Pacheco, this yarn is the pinnacle of Avengers "big" storylines. Marvel's most popular -- and infamous -- interstellar races, the Kree and the Skrulls, are going at it yet again, and this time Earth is caught square in the middle (literally -- it's at the midway point between both empires, although astronomy buffs know this is actually silly!)
The Kree Supreme Intelligence, even though a captive of the malevolent Kree Ronan the Accuser, has used his mental might to maneuver one Rick Jones into his possession. He unlocks Jones' "Destiny Force" (whose effects are played to much greater detail in "Avengers Forever") to ultimately quell the cosmic war and become the rightful Kree ruler again.
Featuring guest stars out the wazoo (Captain Marvel, The Inhumans, Super Skrull), this compilation also showcases one of the greatest artists of all time, Neal Adams, as well as one of the premier scripters, Roy Thomas. This is easily in the top three Avengers stories of all time, if not THE best.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Miles Curtis on August 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
I've been waiting for Marvel to get around putting this into book form for longer than I dare admit to! Unfortunately memory didn't serve me quite as well in remembering the epic itself. What I had remembered as a 5 star feast turns out not to be quite as good as that. However it is still well worth the buying if only for the Neal Adams artwork (esp. Ant Man's Fantastic Voyage through the Vision's body), but be warned not all the art is by Neal and the epic does suffer from having Sal Buscema artwork for a good half of the story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Kendall on April 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Marvel is starting to release bound volumes of their classic issues. Neal Adam's artwork is stellar, however his interpretation of the Thing is somewhat lacking. This is a great story, marred only by the issues that Adams did not pencil. This is a perfect companion to the Avengers: The Celestial Madonna volume just released. If you like the Avengers now, you would have liked them then. No angst, no beserkers, minimal teen presence; just great storytelling and a sense of adventure.
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