Fantastic Four Annual #17 (1983)

A nondescript cover for a really fun issue.

This is the one where we learn that the first skrulls to come in contact with Earth (way back in Kirby and Lee’s FF #2) have been living as cows, and their milk has been mutating the local townspeople.  Nice that these people shop locally!

The FF find out and stop the skrulls from controlling the town.

It’s a great little tale–and these four skrulls will eventually become the Skrull Kill Krew–and part of what makes it great are the low stakes: One town. The universe isn’t about to end, or even Earth. Just a town. Real people, relatable threat.

There’s a minor bondage scene when Johnny finds his girlfriend being force-fed skrull milk.

This is the story that leads to Grant Morrison’s Skull Kill Krew book, which was…Not his best work.

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