I just figured out why the Skrulls wanted to invade Earth. It wasn't for the mineral resources; it was for Earth's biosphere. A biosphere like ours produces all kinds of biological forms and substances not found on Skrull planets. So to Skrulls it's a store of ideas and products.
For Skrulls coconut oil might be a new antibiotic. They might have commercial applications for the reaction by which fireflies produce light. Symphonic music, a human product, might make them drunk.
So why conquer Earth, instead of just trading? Because otherwise the Kree would! The Skrulls wouldn't want the Kree to control the source of the best antibiotics and aural alcohol. ("This is great! It's my best Salieri!")
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As for the Kree, they stationed a Sentry here (Fantastic Four #64), so apparently they consider Earth already part of their empire.
Supergirl and her mother learned about Superman when Alura searched the universe for a planet to send Supergirl to while Zor-El was working on the rocket. If Zor-El had switched his efforts to contacting him Superman might've saved the whole city. It wouldn't have been hard. All they needed was some lead.
Q: What do you get when you run a soccer tournament and you're at Tom Lee Park on the Mississippi River for nine hours on a Sunday?
Glad you're OK, Doctor.
Thanks, It sounded awful, but there was no appreciable damage in my neighborhood. No trees (near anything) nor even big limbs down. Only time I can remember when work and schools were all closed on account of wind.
That one time we had chili for lunch on Wednesday, we had to close school for the rest of the week on account of wind.
Ba-dum! He'll be here all week, folks. Tip your waitress.
How the Black Death spread. My hat-tip for the link.