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Invaders Now! #5: Review

Jan 2011
Christos N. Gage, Caio Reis

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Second Chances

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Invaders Now! #5 Review by (October 5, 2020)

Review: And the series ends on the perfect note: there’s a lot of apocalyptic monster fighting, ordinary super vs. super slugging, and the usual patriotic speech that ends most Invaders stories. Very nice wrap-up.

Comments: Christos Gage and Alex Ross are co-credited with the plot.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Invaders Now! #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Shuma-Gorath the Elder God has arrived and the Invaders are helpless to defeat it. The wizard, who has now joined his deceased family, offer to make amends, he and his people will fight Shuma-Gorath in the spiritual plane while the Invaders must defeat the bad guys in the physical realm in order to close the portal. And so the heroes battle the Uberkommandos. Union Jack sets off a grenade in the pocket of Master Man’s henchmen, Human Torch and Toro dehydrate U-Man, Sub-Mariner uses Captain America’s shield to rip a giant hole in Iron Cross’ armor. Arnim Zola tries to use the Spear of Destiny to kill Steve Rogers but he uses Cap’s shield to protect himself and then smash Zola’s android body. He then tosses the spear and the shield to Vision who stabs the Elder God right in the center of the eyeball. A massive wind kicks up, pulling everything into its vortex. Spitfire and Union Jack save Vision from being pulled in. Warrior Woman refuses to help Master Man because she hates his always pursuing her. The wizard’s spirit thanks the Invaders for undoing the evil. The good guys round up the surviving bad guys, Arnim Zola is determined to have teleported into another android body, and it is discovered that the mineral used to create the deadly virus has become inert….

On week later, the Invaders have returned to dedicate a memorial to those villagers who died in the war for giving the heroes a second chance to move beyond the guilt of their actions. Vision delivers a rousing speech and the Invaders are ready to answer the call….

Caio Reis
Caio Reis
Vinicius Andrade
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Simon Bowland.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(James "Bucky" Barnes)
Human Torch
Human Torch

(Jim Hammond)
Iron Cross
Iron Cross

(Clare Gruler)

(Jacqueline Falsworth)

(Thomas Raymond)


Plus: Arnim Zola, Master Man, Shuma-Gorath, U-Man, Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Warrior Woman.

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