I’ve often heard Brian Michael Bendis talk about how much he loved Rom The Spaceknight. The comic was Bill Mantlo’s second successful toy-based comic (the great Micronauts was the first), and it never caught on as well as some of the other Marvel licensed books (Star Wars, Shogun Warriors), but it had (and still has) a pretty strong cult following.
In these few Avengers episodes, you can see how Bendis lifted (a little) from the Rom crossover when he did Secret Invasion.
Or maybe this is just a lift from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Anyway, it’s all pretty good comics.