WEFOUNDSecret Invasion: X-Men

" Secret Invasion " is a comic book crossover storyline that ran through a self-titled eight issue limited series and several tie-in books published by Marvel Comics from April through December 2008.

The story involves a subversive, long-term invasion of Earth by the Skrulls , a group of alien shapeshifters who have secretly replaced many superheroes in the Marvel Universe with impostors over a period of years, prior to the overt invasion. Marvel's promotional tagline for the event was "Who do you trust?"

Writer Brian Michael Bendis stated in interviews that the motivation for the invasion is the destruction of the Skrull Empire in the 2007 "Annihilation" storyline. [1] Bendis said the Skrulls believe Earth "is religiously and rightfully theirs," [2] and that there are hints as to the plot placed in the limited series Secret War [3] and the title New Avengers from the first issue. [4] The limited series concluded the plot and was, according to Bendis, "a hell of an end." [5]