Skrull Kill Krew TP Grant Morrison Mark Millar NM 1st print Marvel Comics


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Skrull Kill Krew Paperback
by Grant Morrison (Author), Mark Millar (Author), Steve Yeowell (Illustrator)

See where two of Marvel’s masters of mutantdom first made their mark! Grant Morrison and Mark Millar co-wrote this chilling story of murderous shape-changing criminals… and the menace they’ve sworn to cleanse from the Earth! Guest-starring Captain America and Nick Fury! Collects Skrull Kill Krew #1-5.

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Marvel

Skrull Kill Krew kicks off with a shotgun blast straight to the face of the ever-loving image Marvel has maintained since the 1960s. In a flash, the overall bright and well-framed Marvel tradition is turned on its head, with an amorality fit for the graphic mainstream comics coming out today.

One interesting thing which wasn’t really exploited in the plot was the barely visible social commentary. SSK delves into two similar but opposing ideologies, communism and fascism. The Skrulls represent communism seen through the eyes of 1950s McCarthyan America, while the SSK represent fascism from the eyes of a fascist. The Skrulls are seen as an abominable race of vile, evil, infiltrative, would-be conquerors who need to be eliminated. The SSK are a uniform gestapo, reaping righteous brutality upon the face of a foreign race. Anarchy, hip-culture, and thirst for revenge are also added to the SKK’s fascist framework. Its too bad this subject wasn’t expressed further.

With appearances from Captain America, Nick Fury, and a Skrull-impersonating Fantastic Four, Skrull Kill Krew is an overlooked and nice and neat little treat. And with the threat of a Skrull invasion looming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it might be a good idea to check out their earlier appearances!

Collects Skrull Kill Krew #1-5. Near mint, 1st print.