Meet the Skrulls #2
Another day in the life of the Warners-- just your average family attempting to survive hostile social structures and establish Earth as the next Skrull Throneworld. Each with their mission, nothing seems to be breaking the way the Warners hope as a series of unfortunate miscues leads them directly to a confrontation with the mysterious man hunting and killing Skrull operatives!
All at once, Meet the Skrulls is a fresh and innovative story and also an incredibly familiar tale. The Warners, from the outside looking in, appear to be an average family in every way. They project normalcy. But behind closed doors? Well, one could argue that the Warners really are just a typical American family. Disappointment, heartache, memories of things and times long lost… dilemmas and dramas that all families struggle with. To add a further layer of intrigue, the Skrulls are diasporic, with Throneworld claimed by Galactus. We see the same ebbs and flows of acculturation as we do with any diaspora, and along with it, the same problematic views towards acculturation.
Where Madison, the elder sibling, has managed to find ways to fit in and project a calm sense of confidence amidst her adopted culture, Alice struggles with her past. Her father questions whether Alice is even Skrull, creating a very familiar narrative for many children of diaspora. Madison’s resistance to acculturation beyond projection is also a striking narrative turn seen all the world over as she begins to see her projection of acculturation has begun to impact her internal desires. Each member of the Warner family sees their resolve and dedication tested in various ways throughout this sophomore issue and no clear resolution is in sight. Life is complicated and Thompson and company do an excellent job of portraying that notion.
Meet the Skrulls #2 continues to deliver a poignant and complex narrative of displaced peoples and the struggles they face.
Meet the Skrulls #2: Something in the Way She Moves…
Writing - 9/10
Storyline - 8.5/10
Art - 8/10
Color - 8/10
Cover Art - 8/10
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