Secret Invasion #8 Out December 3rd

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Secret Invasion #8
What's the verdict with Secret Invasion?  Did it meet your expectations?  How do you think things will change? 

We're seeing Cap/Bucky interacting with the others.  Could the Registration Act be coming to an end soon? 

Are Skrulls (or at least some of them) going to stay on Earth and live in peace with humans?  (What's with the whole "Embrace Change" ad-campaign?)

How is Spider-Woman going to come back?  (We're assuming it's Jessica Drew that will be in the Spider-Woman series that Bendis will be writing).  Also, why will she be an agent of SWORD?

Will the heroes ever be able to trust one another?  We're assuming they're going to win this war but what's to say that another Skrull or two might not come along later and try to replace someone again?  Or what about another alien species?  You can't say that in the entire universe, Skrulls are the only shape-changers.

What do you think Dark Reign will be about?  Doesn't sound too...happy.

I don't really mind the delay.  Part of me doesn't want it to be over right away even though the SI tie-ins were getting to be a bit much.  Why is issue 8 going to be late? 
Marvel would like to announce that the hotly anticipated, extra-sized Secret Invasion #8 will now arrive in stores on December 3rd, 2008. The top-selling comic book event of 2008, by award winning scribe Brian Michael Bendis and superstar artist Leinil Yu, concludes with this final issue that redefines the Marvel Universe and begins Dark Reign!

“The additional pages in #8 did both Leinil and the schedule in,” explained Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Anybody who pored over the artwork from #7 a week ago can easily see how he and Mark Morales have been putting their all (and then some) into every page and every panel, and that effort has finally caught up with us. Hopefully, retailers and fans will forgive us these extra two weeks as we make sure that everything is in the shape it should be in for the extra-sized climax—and from there, it’ll be smooth sailing straight into DARK REIGN.”

David Gabriel, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Sales, added, “In speaking with retailers, Marvel decided it was more important to preserve the creative integrity of the series, rather than rush out the final issue. This not only creates a stronger product for our loyal readers, but also for our retailer partners, whose support helped make Secret Invasion a huge success.”

Here's the shipping schedule of books to come:

SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) (SEP082358)
SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) YU VARIANT (SEP082359)
SECRET INVASION #8 (of 8) YU SKETCH VARIANT (SEP082360)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Sketch Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—11/13/08, On-Sale—12/3/08
 
SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #5 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by GG STUDIO'S MARCO CASTIELLO
Cover by JUAN DOE
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—11/13/08, On-Sale—12/3/08
 
SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN (OCT082339)
SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN VARIANT (OCT082340)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by CLASSIFIED
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/10/08
 
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 (OCT082343)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 VILLAIN VARIANT (OCT082344)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Villain Variant by DAVID AJA
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08
 
MIGHTY AVENGERS #20 (SEP082368)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08
 
SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM (OCT082349)
Rated T+…$3.99
FOC—11/20/08, On-Sale—12/17/08
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