These scenes of colonizing migrant hordes remind me of the black goo in Spiderman. And bringing with them the same deleterious consequences. The comparison works on both the aesthetic and symbolic levels.
A reader likes the analogy,
Damn that’s apt. Peter Parker inherits the suit in Secret Wars 8, dons it in the canon in Amazing 252. Parker learns the suit addles his brain, wages war on his identity, relegates the symbiote. The symbiote then takes on a new host.
“The Alien Costume” where the said phenomenon debuts is the most memorable American superhero story I’ve ever