Kree-Skrull War

The “Kree-Skrull War” is a story arc that was written by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, and John Buscema. The story was originally published in the Marvel Comics comic book title Avengers #89 – 97 (June 1971 – March 1972).

The “Kree-Skrull War” is notable for its cosmic scope of interstellar warfare, enormous cast of characters, use of metaphor and allegory (for instance, to Joseph McCarthy and HUAC), and the introduction of the Vision-Scarlet Witch romance, which became an ongoing theme for the characters (and by default the Avengers) for years to come. The “Kree-Skrull War” is considered by critics to be a highlight of its era, and is the culmination of a string of notable Thomas-Adams collaborations from this period, which began with their run on X-Men in 1969.



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The Kree-Skrull War (1 of 9)

“The Only Good Alien… “

Rick Jones and Captain Mar-Vell have finally found a way to reclaim their own, individual identities. But when Captain Mar-Vell is freed from the Negative Zone, he becomes a danger to the entire world.

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The Kree-Skrull War (2 of 9)

“Judgment Day”

With a full powered Kree Sentry on the loose not even the combined powers of the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Vision can stand against him. As they regroup from their battle they receive and urgent message from Hank Pym about a baffling find in the Arctic Circle.

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The Kree-Skrull War (3 of 9)

“Take One Giant Step — Backward! “

While the Sentry and Goliath squaring off against a handful of Avengers and Mar-Vell trapped, Ronan explains his plan to turn back time on Earth’s evolution.

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The Kree-Skrull War (4 of 9)

“All Things Must End! “

Captain Marvel becomes the subject of government scrutiny when a researcher comes forward and tells about a recent alien attack in the Arctic Circle.

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The Kree-Skrull War (5 of 9)

“This Beachhead Earth “

Thor, Iron Man and Captain America arrive at the Avengers Mansion only to find it desolate. When an injured Vision returns he delivers a story about the disbanding of the team at the founders’ request and the events that led to his damage.

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The Kree-Skrull War (6 of 9)

“More Than Inhuman! “

The Avengers reach out to Mr. Fantastic for help with their captured Skrulls. Meanwhile, the Vision stows away aboard the Super Skrull’s ship as it heads towards the homeland of the Inhumans.

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The Kree-Skrull War (7 of 9)

“Something Inhuman This Way Comes..! “

Triton enlists the aid of the Avengers in taking back the Great Refuge from Maximus. Stopping in California to pick up the rightful ruler, Black Bolt, and the groups heads to make a stand against the usurper.

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The Kree-Skrull War (8 of 9)

“The Andromeda Swarm! “

The Avengers assault a Skrull invasion fleet bound for Earth in order to learn the whereabouts of their friends. Meanwhile, Rick Jones attempts to stop Ronin.

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“Godhood’s End! “

As the Kree-Skrull war reaches a climax and Ronan’s forces attempt to wage a decisive battle against the Supreme Intelligence, Rick Jones returns from the Negative Zone. Can Rick Jones summon the force to stop the Accuser?