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- ASIN : B01N66PC7J
- Publisher : Marvel (March 25, 2009)
- Publication date : March 25, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 201181 KB
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- Print length : 163 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #345,430 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book starts out promising. It opens with a few stories that lead directly into events that are depicted in the main event. For example, the SWORD space station is attacked and Agent Brand ends up outside the station in a protective bubble. Here, we see her in the bubble reflecting on how she got to that point. Similar encounters for Beast and Wonder Man, and also Noh Var, follow. Then the book takes a turn.
The rest of the book is taken up by Tony Stark "reviewing" a report prepared by Maria Hill for him. In actuality, it's just an EXTENSIVE recap of events that lead into Secret Invasion. And that recap is done through large, wordy dialog boxes (of Tony "thinking to himself") coupled with images from throughout the tie-ins. Everything here is just a summary of prior material. After Tony's review, the book gives readers a Skrull "report" to his queen - which amounted to a bunch of character profiles. The book concludes with two somewhat interesting interviews with a writer and artists from the event.
Overall, this was a huge disappointment for anyone who has collected even some of the tie-in trades. I would only recommend this collection to those who don't intend to read the tie-ins at all, just the main event. Otherwise, this is a waste.
As for the graphic novel's content, there is very little story on offer here. The original Who Do You Trust? contains five extremely short Secret Invasion-related tales (each is 8 pages long): one featuring Captain Marvel, one with Marvel Boy, one focusing on Wonder Man and the Beast, one about the Agents of Atlas, and one (the best one, in this reviewer's opinion) following the recent activities of Abigail Brand, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. All of these stories are entertaining--and feature good art (especially the Abigail Brand piece)--but there's not much to them; most readers will be disappointed by their brevity. Unfortunately, the rest of the graphic novel--Saga, Skrulls!, and Spotlight--offers merely well-polished editorial material. Saga is a narration (in fairly confusing form) of the Skrulls' history in the Marvel Universe. Skrulls! is an encyclopedia of Skrull-related characters written from a Skrull perspective. And Saga, as noted above, is simply a collection of light interviews and promotional material. For what they are, these three issues are not terrible, but most readers will probably not want to read them.
Ultimately, unless you're a die-hard Secret Invasion completist, you're better off skipping the Who Do You Trust? graphic novel. It offers far too little story.