The Invaders Are Breaking Apart In Issue #2
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Captain America reminisces on a covert mission on a Nazi vessel in World War II in which he was saved by Namor. Steve does this as he goes on a diplomatic quest into Atlantis. He wants to talk Namor off this warpath he’s currently upon, but the welcome is far less than warm. Meanwhile, Jim Hammond, aka the Torch, continues his own investigation into Namor’s wanderings from after World War II and the Sub-Mariner’s possible connections to Professor Charles Xavier of the X-Men from that time.
Invaders #2 continues to bring us the strife that is tearing apart the four wartime heroes. Namor is ready to wage war upon the entire surface world, and Captain America and the Torch are willing to do anything possible to prevent any bloodshed coming from this.
The climax of the issue is the confrontation between Cap and Namor. Steve has to fight past Tiger Shark and Orca before even seeing Namor, and Namor shows Steve less kindness than those to villains.
Thankfully, the Winter Soldier also has a part to play in the story, even if he isn’t in this issue very much either.
The discovered meeting between Namor and Professor X has some interesting potential, and I’m curious what kind of twist it will bring to existing Marvel history. Retcon is generally considered a dirty word, but this could be interesting.
Once again, Carlos Magno and Butch Guice share the artwork for this issue, with Magno rendering the present and Guice depicting the past. Both artists contribute phenomenal work, giving a lot of power and texture to each panel. Alex Guimaraes contributes the color work, and that looks quite gorgeous too.
Invaders #2 is another impactful issue about these four World War II heroes. Steve, Jim, and Bucky are trying to stop Namor’s warpath, but it looks like the Sub-Mariner won’t allow this to end without blood. It’s a great issue with fantastic art, and it gets a recommendation. Give it a read.
Invaders #2 comes to us from writer Chip Zdarsky, artists Carlos Magno and Butch Guice, color artist Alex Guimaraes, letterer VC’s Travis Lanham, and cover artist Butch Guice with Dan Brown.