Am I the only person who noticed the Avengers getting a little heavy handed in this sequence of panels?
“Your call. How do you want to do this?” As in, you can either stand up and fight… or we’ll beat you where you sit.
“The targets have engaged the Avengers.” Yes, that is how we’ll remember it. The “targets” engaged the Avengers, not the other way around.
‘Minutes Later.’ Are we really being led to believe Cap & Hawk spent several minutes working these Skrulls over?
“One moment, Agent Brand.” I’m not done punching the teeth into the back of this Skrulls throat.
“Okay. That’s the last of them.” We took down all five of those pizza-eating Skrulls! We made sure not one (of five) Skrull was left standing! And we didn’t let them finish their pizza!
“Doesn’t make any sense. Not a single warrior caste member among them.” Not that that will deter us from beating the crap out of these Skrulls. We’ll show these civilian Skrulls to mess with Avengers!
Is it me or is this entire sequence of panels morally and ethically wrong? It doesn’t show the Avengers in a good light at all. I wouldn’t call this heroic. This is basically a gratuitous display of power on the part of the Avengers.
They had Thor & Hyperion waiting in the wings “in case of trouble.” Are we sure those two weren’t waiting in the event these five Skrulls didn’t offer to share their pizza. Thankfully the five Skrulls offered pizza, otherwise I’m sure Thor & Hyperion would have been called in to really lay into the geeky Skrulls.
I think this says a lot about the perception of enemies and authority in America, and not in a good way.
All Skrulls are guilty by association. I’m sure these Skrulls are personal friends of Super Skrull. One evil Skrull means all Skrulls must be evil.
This demonstrates a gratuitous use of unnecessary force on civilians. Figures in a position of authority begin inflicting physical harm on passive and unresisting civilians. Without provocation the Avengers acted aggressively and violently.
Maybe I’m just old school about my heroes. I don’t enjoy my heroes engaging in this type of behavior. These Skrulls weren’t villains. They weren’t causing trouble, yet the Avengers felt it necessary to punch them unconscious anyway.
I expect the Avengers to be role models for moral behavior in authority, not perpetuate the acceptance of immoral behavior. I know the author doesn’t see anything wrong with the actions for the Avengers because they’re not brought into question.
I will simply say this. These aren’t heroes.