Secret Invasion #1-8 (June 2008 - Jan 2009)  
The Mighty Avengers #12-13,18 (2009)

Writer: Brian Bendis
Penicler: Leinil Francis Yu
Inker: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
Chris Eliopoulos

The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls have secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal, full-scale invasion. Part of their ploy unleashes Skrull versions of all the super-heroes, forcing the New and Secret Avengers to come together and combat the Skrulls in the Savage Land. Fury unveils his new team of unknown heroes to protect NYC from the Skrull invasion fleet, something he has been preparing for since the end of the events of 'Secret War'.

Continuity Notes

  • The Contessa and Dum Dum Dugan are replaced by Skrulls in Secret Invasion Prologue
  • The Contessa and Dum Dum Dugan return unharmed in #8.
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. is dissolved and reconfigured into H.A.M.M.E.R., led by Norman Osborne.
  • Fury appears in issues 3-8 with the Secret Warriors.
  • Secret Invasion #3 featured two variant covers with Nick Fury.
  • Reprinted in the Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers Vol. 3: Secret Invasion, Book 1 TPBs.

Bendis returns Fury to the forefront of Marvel events, finally paying off the promises of Secret War so long ago. Really the story is mostly just a Marvel slugfest, but Fury manages to hold his own for most of the last four issues of Secret Invasion, blasting away at everything that moves. Fury even gets one of the best lines of the whole series, "Yeah? Well my god's got a hammer!" contrasting Thor with the Skrull god. However its the issues of Mighty Avengers where Fury really gets to shine with the complete story of what he's been up to since the end of Secret War. The ending is ambiguous with Fury not seeking out the real Dum Dum or Val at story's end. Likewise the religious overtones to the Skrull objectives are not fully explained. Although the Fury bits are really good and exciting, I have to admit that it drags at 8 issues, and could probably have done without so much in the Savage Land. All in all, its ok..


Appearances by Nick Fury in Secret Invasion crossover issues. The order is chronological to Fury's life (well, I've tried at least). The year of publication of the comic title appears beside the issue numbers.

Secret Invasion Prologue (2008)
Explains the Skrull replacement of Dugan and Val. Initially available online at, eventually it was reprinted in Secret Invasion Director's Cut #1.

New Avengers #41 (2008)
Not an appearance, but its worth mentioning that Ka-Zar can not believe the SHIELD vibranium mining scheme because of his belief in the integratity of Nick Fury.

Deadpool #2-3 (2008)