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The Kree control one of the oldest and most expansive empires in the entire universe. Obsessed with genetic perfection, they have long conducted experiments on species from across the cosmos, and have intentionally thrown their own empire into chaos in an effort to become the ultimate race. They are ruled by the Supreme Intelligence, a hive-mind that places rationale above all else.

Close Encounters

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First Contact

In Fantastic Four (1961) #65

In the first appearance of the Kree, the Supreme Intelligence sends his agent Ronan the Accuser to Earth in order to judge the Fantastic Four for the crime of destroying a Kree Sentry. Ronan easily fends off the FF’s initial attacks, but when the Thing gains the upper hand, he inadvertently causes Ronan’s Universal Weapon to backfire!

Kree-Skrull War

In Avengers (1963) #89

The Kree hero Captain Marvel takes center stage, as he executes a plan to free himself and Rick Jones from their bizarre shared existence. While he was able to free Rick from the Negative Zone, Mar-Vell also allowed Annihilus to escape! Meanwhile, Ronan the Accuser enacts a coup against the Supreme Intelligence, and by doing so sets the universe on the path to intergalactic war! Read through #97 for the full arc!

In the Beginning…

In Avengers (1963) #133

Millennia in the past, the Avengers witness the first meeting between the shapeshifting Skrulls and the Kree! The Skrulls had once come to the Kree’s capital of Hala to determine if they were an indigenous species worthy of an alliance. But when the Skrulls chose the plant-like Cotati over them, the enraged Kree ended up killing most of the Cotati race!

Operation: Galactic Storm

In Captain America (1968) #398

Warstar of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard attempts to abduct Rick Jones in the opening skirmish of the Kree-Shi’ar War! After Captain America fends off Warstar, he and the rest of the Avengers find themselves drawn into another interstellar conflict. This time however, the Kree would face their greatest threat ever: the Nega-Bomb!

War of Kings

In Secret Invasion: War of Kings (2009) #1

The Inhumans, created eons ago on Earth by the Kree, decide to fulfill their destiny as the heirs to the Kree Empire after the horrors they endured by the Skrulls during Secret Invasion. Once in command of the Kree armadas, however, the Inhuman Royal Family instead found themselves combating the Shi’ar and their new despot ruler!

Black Vortex

In All-New X-Men (2012) #38

When the immeasurably powerful Black Vortex weapon resurfaces, the Kree send Ronan and the Accuser Corps to reclaim it from the teen X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy. A protracted battle ensues, with the Kree edging out a victory. Unexpectedly, Mister Knife and his Slaughter Lords take advantage of the weakened Kree, and obliterate their home world! Read the entire Black Vortex event, available as a Discover!

Hala’s Devastation

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #2

A lone Kree warrior and former member of the Accuser Corps lashes out against the Guardians in retaliation for Hala’s demise! Kitty Pryde and her Guardians of the Galaxy will never forget this rage-crazed Kree!