- John the Skrull
character_name=John the Skrull
caption=John the Skrull.
debut="Wisdom" #1 (November 2006)
Paul Cornell(writer) Trevor Hairsine(artist)
alter_ego = unknown
powers= Shapeshifting Flight|
John the Skrull is a
fictional character, a superheropublished by Marvel Comics. He first appears in "Wisdom" #1 (November 2006), and was created by Paul Cornelland Trevor Hairsine. As a Skrull, he normally takes the shape of John Lennon.
Fictional character biography
As yet, his birth name and background has not been revealed. In
1963, four Skrull agents were sent to Earth, ordered to disguisethemselves as the Beatlesand facilitate a Skrull invasion of Earth. However, the four "Skrull Beatles" decided that they would rather remain on Earth, where there was "money and power", rather than help the Skrulls conquer it. John, notably, fell into a relationship with a Kree, Captain Boko of the Kree Liberation Army. ["Wisdom #2"]
Some decades later, John came to be in the employ of the British secret service agency MI-13, investigating paranormal occurrences throughout the British Isles. In this capacity he met
Pete Wisdom, and helped thwart, among other things, a Martianinvasion of Britain from an alternate universe. ["Wisdom #1-6"]
At the time of the
Secret Invasion, as the Skrull Empire mounts a new invasion of Earth driven by religious prophecy, John, considered a traitorby the Skrull high command, finds himself a target. A Skrull agent posing as Mr. Grimsdale, the chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, attempts to have the Skrull Beatles all killed as potentially disloyal to the British; only John survives this purge, and the Skrull is unmasked and killed by Wisdom. John then joins Wisdom, Captain Britain, and Spitfire, all now recruited by to fight off the Skrull attack on the Siege Perilous. ["" #1] [ [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16432 Defense of the Realms: Cornell on "Captain Britain and MI:13"] , Comic Book Resources, May 15, 2008]
After being captured by the invading Skrulls in Avalon, John is executed by a Skrull.Comic book reference | Writer =
Paul Cornell| Penciller = Leonard Kirk| Inker = Jesse Delperdang| Story = The Guns Of Avalon | Title = Captain Britain and MI: 13 | Issue = 4 | Date = October 2008 | Publisher = Marvel Comics| ]
Powers and abilities
John's Skrull physiology enables him to
shapeshiftinto virtually any form that he chooses. He normally favours the shape of John Lennon, but has been shown to, for example, grow wings and tentacles to better participate in battle.
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* [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=12828 Super Spy Weekend: John the Skrull] ,
Comic Book Resources, March 8, 2008.
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