John the Skrull

John the Skrull

Infobox superhero
character_name=John the Skrull

caption=John the Skrull.
Art by Leonard Kirk.
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut="Wisdom" #1 (November 2006)
creators= Paul Cornell (writer)
Trevor Hairsine (artist)
alter_ego = unknown
full_name =
species = Skrull
homeworld =
alliances=Skrull Empire
partners =
supports =
aliases= John Lennon
powers= Shapeshifting Flight|

John the Skrull is a fictional character, a superhero published by Marvel Comics. He first appears in "Wisdom" #1 (November 2006), and was created by Paul Cornell and 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 disguise themselves as the Beatles and 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 Martian invasion 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 traitor by 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] [ [ 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 shapeshift into 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.



*comicbookdb|type=character|id=14781|title=John the Skrull
* [ Super Spy Weekend: John the Skrull] , Comic Book Resources, March 8, 2008.

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