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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Secret Invasion Hardcover – October 22, 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785130195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785130192
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,617,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian M. Reed is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle, and co-editor of Situating El Lissitzky: Moscow, Vitebsk, Berlin.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frest Humphrey on May 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
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For the uninitiated, the Skrull are a race of shape-shifters bent on conquering Earth (aren't they all?), and they have decided that now is the time to strike via taking the forms of various people and infiltrating us. Tony Stark (Iron Man) however, has figured out that while Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel) was fighting of the Brood on Monster Island during the events of Ms. Marvel v.4: Monster Smash, she was also still in NYC. In their infinite wisdom, SHIELD decided to arrest both and ask question later, which gives readers a great fight when Carol is attacked by her own team! Things only go up in scale from there, and after the `who is the real Carol' story (handled very well by Brian Reed, who just has fun with a `seen it a million times' story) is resolved, Carol stands alone against a Skrull onslaught (The Avengers are still elsewhere fighting the main horde). Carol really cuts loose here, and watching her solo the horde, smashing through buildings and flinging cars, is truly fun and really sells that she is very powerful.

Brian Reed continues to portray a torn Carol Danvers, and has a good grasp on the two sides of her personality. She's good under pressure, able to dish out an unbridled ass-kicking at any given moment, but the rashness of her style and her checkered actions in the Civil War weigh on her heavily. She does get whiny and decides to have some crazy, meaningless sex with Wonder Man, but that lasts for all of two pages and then we go back to kicking Skrull butt.

Art is mostly handled by Adriana Melo, and it is handled very well. Carol's NYC battle royal was full of well-scaled shots, giving the conflict a truly epic feel, from her engaging dozens of Skrulls in brutal melee combat or pummeling one building-sized Skrull with a cell-tower.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zacc on January 13, 2014
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So after reading the entire Ms. Marvel run (including the original series) I noticed that this one didn't have a review so I decided to change that.

To start this book is not a book that can be read alone, there are other storylines in the marvel universe that will add more to this particular book. I don't mean just the other Ms. Marvels but the rest of the Secret Invasion story arc.

This novel picks up just after Carol has been again made slightly more mortal. Her alien that was living in her body has died in Monster Island and her powers are causing her some pain when she over exerts herself. Her lover has blown her off and another Ms. Marvel has surfaced.

The after all of this, the skrulls (really irritating shape shifting aliens) attack New York and Ms. Marvel has to save the entire city single handedly (other story lines come in here). Let me tell you she does, and its costs her dearly.

Outside of the story the artist has yet again changed , but at least this time it has fallen onto the lap of one artist rather than a few. Melo does a nice job on our heroine and, action is captured quite well and the somewhat sloppy look a previous issues is gone. Everything looks really good.

All in all don't expect much of a real story arc, this is most definitely not a major player in the full Ms. Marvel arc. Can it be skipped? Not really while this is almost all action small things like Ms. Marvels pain in using her powers will change the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William on January 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
What I like about this volume? Well Ms. Marvel aka Carol Denvers being push to her limit to stop the skrulls from destroying all of New York City into ashes. Also the artwork looks good although the dialogue is little bit off. But none the less, it's a interesting volume for the lovely Ms. Marvel.
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