For everyone who is interested in just how much a story can change over the course of story meetings and editorial collaborations, you should check out Tom Brevoort’s Blah Blah Blog.
Drawing from a document dated at 5/24/07, Tom has gone play-by-play on the initial story outline from Brian Michael Bendis for last summer’s Marvel event, Secret Invasion.
Not only is it interesting in the fact that it was initially sketched for six issues (as by the time the project saw the light of day, it had expanded to eight), but it certainly had some darker moments, such as these highlights:
The Skrull queen is a suicide bomber. Her last hope. Sentry takes her and launches into space.
Sentry takes the explosion in the face. It?s massive. An explosion meant to wipe out the human race.
It massively depowers the sentry.
Thor catches sentry and saves him.
Not to mention:
SANCTUM- When Luke and Jessica rush to doctor strange?s house, the Wong Skrull has already killed himself and the baby.
Whew! Talk about an introduction for a Dark Reign! You can read the rest of Bendis’ pitch by clicking here.