Wednesday, February 08, 2006


This guy makes J'onn J'onzz positively peach-colored with envyOkay, so the Super-Skrull has all the powers of the Fantastic Four, plus the regular Skrull shape-shifting abilities, right?
So, isn't Mr. Fantastic's power pretty redundant? Skrulls can already stretch; does Mr. Fantastic just give the guy more stretchability?
And I imagine the Thing's powers give him strength, but does he need to be rocky to use that (or any invulnerability he may gain from Ben's powers)? Since he's a shapeshifter, can't he just turn the rock into normal-looking skin and retain the powers?

Or is the Super-Skrull somehow lacking in the shapeshifting department?


Marionette said...

I don't recall where I read it, but as I understand it the Super Skrull sacrificed a lot of his shapechanging ability to get the FF powers.

Best critique I've ever encountered of the Super Skrull is a song by Ookla the Mok titled "Theme from 'Super Skrull'" on the album Super Secret.

Jon said...

I wanna say that this came up in Earth X at some point. I do believe Super-Skrull uses his natural Skrull abilities to mimic Reed's stretchiness. I could be wrong, as there's such a massive infodump going on for like two-thirds of that series and I might be selectively remembering, but that was my understanding. 'Course, that said, you'd think a species that can be hypnotized into turning into cows could make their skin rocky without the aid of Kirby Technology, but what do I know? I ain't Stan Lee.

Anonymous said...

That's a hilarious song, Marionette.