Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed assembled Marvel’s most powerful leaders for Illuminati, setting them up to confront some of the biggest threats. They deal with the Beyonder from Secret Wars in the 1980s, and Jim Starlin’s Infinity Gauntlet from the 90s, but the real bang comes at the end. Illuminati sets up the Marvel mega-event Secret Invasion, where the Skrulls have infiltrated the ranks of Marvel’s heroes. The whole idea is pretty far-fetched, true. Fans of Marvel’s long history of events, however, will enjoy Bendis’ crisp dialogue and the dynamic artwork of Jim Cheung, energetically augmented by Morales’ digital color palette and light show. A fun ride and a lavish visual treat.
– From New Avengers: Illuminati hardcover
– Also available in New Avengers: Illuminati softcover TPB
– Originally printed in New Avengers: Illuminati #1-5; Marvel,
– You may also like the companion book that explores this team even more, Illuminati Special Edition.