Return to War: Revisiting 'Annihilation'
Prepare for November's 'Annihilation - Scourge Alpha' #1 with a look back at the original event series!
Ever since Stan, Jack, Steve, and the gang began laying the groundwork for the Marvel Universe, they looked to the stars for inspiration.
The classic sci-fi and anthology comics that pre-dated our beloved Super Heroes all featured different alien races and their attempts to cause trouble for humanity. And those traditions carried right on through to hero comics when Lee and Kirby introduced the Skrulls in the second issue of FANTASTIC FOUR (1961)!
From there, more aliens, planets, and cosmic objects came to the forefront and became incredibly popular. Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Rob Lim brought together an army of those characters when they threatened all of existence in 1991 with INFINITY GAUNTLET. That spawned a number of spinoffs and brand new books that continued exploring the outposts of the cosmic House of Ideas.