#486: Secret Invasion is Here!

The Superhero Show Show #486

Secret Invasion is Here!

The Taste Buds are reviewing the first episode of Secret Invasion, plus X-Men: The Animated Series talk, and so much more!

On an all-new episode of The Superhero Show Show, Cassie and the Boyz are watching the first episode of Secret Invasion!

Secret Invasion is a major Marvel Comics storyline that has been adapted into various forms of media, including comic books, television, and film. It revolves around the infiltration of Earth by a shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls. The storyline was first introduced in the “Secret Invasion” comic book crossover event, which spanned from 2008 to 2009.

The basic premise of Secret Invasion involves the Skrulls, a species with the ability to mimic the appearance and powers of any being, secretly replacing key individuals on Earth, including superheroes, political figures, and even close allies. This infiltration has been ongoing for years, and the Skrulls’ ultimate goal is to conquer and take over the planet.

The storyline brings a sense of paranoia and distrust as heroes and humans alike struggle to identify who is a Skrull and who they can trust. Characters that readers have known for years are revealed to be impostors, leading to shocking revelations and intense conflicts. The Skrulls’ shape-shifting abilities make it difficult to ascertain their true identities, and the heroes must rely on their ingenuity and powers to uncover the invasion.

The central conflict of Secret Invasion involves the superheroes of the Marvel Universe banding together to combat the Skrull threat. This includes major characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, and many others. The story explores themes of loyalty, identity, and the lengths individuals will go to protect their world.

While the original comic book event had its own resolution, it’s important to note that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is also adapting the Secret Invasion storyline. The upcoming Disney+ television series titled “Secret Invasion” will star Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, a Skrull character introduced in the film “Captain Marvel.” The MCU adaptation is expected to explore the Skrull infiltration in a contemporary setting and may deviate from the comic book storyline in certain aspects.

Overall, Secret Invasion is a thrilling and suspenseful storyline that showcases the Skrulls’ ability to manipulate events on Earth and tests the heroes’ resolve as they uncover the truth and fight against an enemy hidden among them.

Plus, the Taste Buds are continuing their goodbyes to X-Men: The Animated Series by trying to figure out who was the greatest villain on the show.

All of that, plus reviews and discussions of every other show based on a comic book that came out this week, including Riverdale, Superman and Lois, Gotham Knights, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Dead City, and the new Disney+ doc Stan Lee!



Watch Fear the Walking Dead on AMC

Morgan fights his past as he and Madison race to stop PADRE’s expansion.


Watch Gotham Knights on The CW

INTO THE LION’S DEN – The team springs into action after uncovering the existence of evidence that could clear their names. Harvey (Misha Collins) follows a lead that could help him finally piece together what happened the night Bruce Wayne was murdered. After reuniting with her mother, Duela (Olivia Rose Keegan) begins to have second thoughts. Oscar Morgan, Navia Robinson, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore and Rahart Adams also star. Ben Hernandez Bray directed the episode written by Brooke Pohl & Amy Do Thurlow (#112). Original airdate 6/20/2023.


Watch Riverdale on The CW

THE AFTERMATH – Archie (KJ Apa) and Reggie (Charles Melton) lean on each other as they prepare for their big basketball game against Stonewall Prep. Meanwhile, as they deal with ongoing issues with their parents, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) decide to throw a slumber party with Kevin (Casey Cott) and Clay (guest star Karl Walcott). Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick and Drew Ray Tanner also star. Julia Bettencourt directed the episode written by Gigi Swift (#712).


Watch Secret Invasion on Disney+

Nick Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by Skrulls.


Watch Stan Lee on Disney+

100 years of dreaming. 100 years of creating. 100 years of Stan Lee.


Watch Superman and Lois on The CW

MICHAEL CUDLITZ “THE WALKING DEAD” GUEST STARS – Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) clash with Jordan (Alex Garfin) over his carelessness around using his powers in public, while Jonathan (Michael Bishop) struggles with Kyle’s (Erik Valdez) change in behavior at the firehouse. Meanwhile, Sarah (Inde Navarrette) grows frustrated with Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) after she accidentally makes things more complicated with Jordan. And finally, after seventeen years behind bars, Lex Luthor (guest star Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead” set to be released from prison. Sudz Sutherland directed the episode written by Michael Narducci (#312).


Watch The Walking Dead: Dead City on AMC

Maggie finds Negan and they travel to Manhattan, meeting a quiet young girl named Ginny. A marshal named Armstrong follows Negan.


Also, don’t forget to:

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.

4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.


You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help