posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 03:00 PM
I'll play along. You're looking in the wrong place.
The first Avengers story in 1963 has Loki using projected illusions to dupe the Avengers. First the Hulk is fooled by an illusion of dynamite which
causes him to wreck a train track and endangering the passengers. Then Thor is fooled by an illusion of the Hulk (who is assumed guilty because of
what happened with the train) and then by Loki directly, using many mirror-images of himself to prevent Thor attacking the 'real' Loki. This is the
Avengers' origin story.
The second story involves the Space Phantom who also uses projected illusions to try and defeat the newly-founded Avengers.
The third story involves Iron Man creating his own image projector. A few issues later, the Enchantress uses magic to much the same effect. That's
the first three stories using the same theme as project bluebeam.
As for alien invasions, they're pretty much a staple of the Avengers and the skrulls, who can shape shift and present themselves as something else,
are regular foes. Similarly, in the Ultimates (the updated/re-imagined Avengers which in many ways provides the template for the film-version of the
Avengers), the second book was based on an alien invasion where the aliens were able to misrepresent themselves in a similar way (WWII nazi leaders
were actually aliens).
However, it's all gaudy fantasy where witches marry androids, and Asgardian God works along side a culturally Christian star-spangled metaphor who
was frozen in a block of ice for 20 years and a mentally unhinged men with the ability to shrink and grow to 60ft in size knocks his wife about, his
wife, incidentally, can also fly and also shrink in size.
What's to gain from hiding project bluebeam in amongst this kind of 12 cent craziness? Comic readers have, until only recently, been thought of as a
children or cellar-dwelling dweebs who should have grown out of this kind of reading material decades ago. Why make this the target demographic of