Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Son of Hulk

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Ben H

Subj: Re: Yep, it was good, but there was one problem...
Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 12:17:56 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Yep, it was good, but there was one problem...
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 12:33:15 pm EDT

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...a problem that was soooooo glaring that it really detracted from the issue, at least for me.

Much had been made over the past three issues that T'Challa had managed to knock out ALL technology in the area, both for the Skrulls and the Wakandans. Which is why everyone has been fighting hand-to-hand throughout the story.

So, if that's the case, just how exactly did the Black Panther manage to have working technology that caused the two Skrull infiltrators to look like T'Challa and Storm, and, likewise, make the two of them appear to be Skrulls??? Because, going by everything we've been told throughout the entire story, there was no working technology. And then, suddenly, T'Challa happens to have some super-advanced hi-tech devices that allow him to infiltrate the Skrull ship and kill the general.

Honestly, I thought this was a good story. Unlike a lot of the other Secret War material, this actually came across as out-and-out war, a genuine invasion. Certainly I was glad to see the Panther and Ororo not sprouting such nonsense as "Oh, y'know, heroes don't kill, never ever" and all that, and instead actually using lethal force against the Skrulls. I mean, this was a war, and unfortunately in war sometimes you have to be ruthless & brutal to achieve victory.

Anyway, the ending was shocking & powerful, in my opinion. I actually felt bad for the Skrulls, and the scene where the entire ship full of slaughtered Skrulls is sent back into space as a warning to the rest of the invasion force was actually shocking. But it did communicate the message that in war the enemy you are facing is not actually some faceless pure evil, but actual living breathing people with their own families and lives. War is not fun. It is horrible.

Ben H.

Well, I found BP one of the best SI tie-ins so far. However, this is my last issue of the series. Making some cutbacks as I enjoy reading series in HC Collected Editions now rather than monthly.

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