Inspired by Mr. Hartwell’s most excellent recent take on the character.
I loved his imagined dialog between Stan Lee and Jack Kirby at the inception of the Super Skrull as well:
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the Marvel offices, circa 1963:
Jack: “Geez, Stan, we’re 17 issues into this book – who are we gonna have ‘em go against *this* time? I’m all tapped out!”
Stan: “How about the Skrulls? Fans seemed to like the Skrulls from issue 2, yeah?”
Jack: “Those guys were stupid, Stan.”
Stan: “No, wait! What if we took one Skrull and gave him all the powers of the Fantastic Four! He wouldn’t be *just* a Skrull…he’d be…a SUP-AH Skrull!”
Jack: (rolling eyes) “Super Skrull. Yeah, right. Okay. Whatever.”