Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

Mutants with psychic abilities around the world are being attacked and they starts dying but just because they secluded themselves from the rest, the deaths gone unnoticed at the very beginning. When it attacked Betsy Braddock AKA Psylocke in London, she sent out a distress psychic call to fellow mutants that reached out to Angel, Bishop, Gambit, Fantomex, Old Man Logan and Rogue who were actually nearby for various different reasons. Betsy's psychic manifestation took shape of a giant butterfly over The Shard building.

Soon, Logan and Rogue arrives in Blackbird, Angel comes following to save Rogue from Psylocke's psychic blades and Logan tries to divert the rest towards him from Gambit, Fantomex and the crowd of London. When Bishop arrives too, Rogue asks him to get rid of the energy she's about to absorb from Psylocke which has infected her. With effort, they managed to do that and apparently saved the day for the moment.

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Original X-Men member Beast arrives on the spot to everyone's surprise as he has received the distress psychic call too. Psylocke reveals that the mutant Amahl Farouk is back as the Shadow King once again and he want all of them, so that he can crawl back to the world and infect it with his poison. She suggests that they travel to the Astral Plane to fight Shadow King and make sure that he never steps into our world. Otherwise, he will strike at psychics like Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Quentin Quire and Stepford Cuckoos next to make them his mind-slaves.

Logan voluntarily agrees to go since he spent years in his timeline to fight the Shadow King. The rest of them follow him as Angel stays behind to aid Betsy just in case and to make sure his Archangel persona stays in check. Bishop wanted to better the odds if one of their friends wakes up as Farouk's pawn. Just as they entered the Astral Plane, the Shadow King senses their presence and prepares himself as well as a prisoner of his for a game with the lives of these X-Men.

Inside, they discover themselves inside a play about their lives but Logan realizes something weird and he ended up killing a zombie-version of Jean Grey, which triggered the rest of the characters to attack the X-Men. During the fight, Logan deduces that Hank McCoy among them is actually their old enemy Mystique by her movements. They all willingly enter three psychic doors presented to them when they realized that someone aside from Farouk is on the Astral Plane, secretly helping them.

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Psychic Horror Show

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X

The fourth monthly ongoing volume of Astonishing X-Men is launched and it begins with the six-part long "Life of X" storyline from Marvel Comics in 2018, which collected issues #01-06 of the series. To pen out this one, writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of Wolverine) was hired and he received assistance from artists Carlos Pacheco (Fantastic Four, Inhumans), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy), Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Mike Del Mundo (Elektra – Bloodlines, Elektra – Reverence) and Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers).

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Web of Shadow King

"Life of X" reassembles many of the former X-Men members as well as outcasts like Fantomex and Mystique, both of whom either worked with the team or any of the team members previously on occasion. Plus, this one brings one of the oldest villains Shadow King that these mutant superheroes have faced many times on their earlier days and a long-deceased character back again. Even though the ending of the story is portrayed like a conclusion, for some weird reasons, it still feels like a mild cliffhanger though.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

In his own timeline, Old Man Logan had a pretty messed up life more than any of his other counterparts. He killed off all the X-Men at X-Mansion under the illusion created by Mysterio during the night of the super-villain uprising. Long after, he settled with a family of his own but the hillbilly Hulk Gang of an elderly Bruce Banner took that away from him too, causing him to unsheathe his claws once again against Pappy Banner and killing The Hulk for good (Wolverine – Old Man Logan). Then "Secret Wars" broke in and he ended up in the Wastelands of the Battleworld.

As Multiverse was restored, he found himself in a reality that isn't messed up like the one he knew yet. Here he found himself among friends that aren't butchered by his hands yet and got a new chance at life. Today, Logan goes to Fat Joe's Diner like he usually does once in a while to take a break. Sooner as he entered there, he smelled something fishy and realized soon that he has walked into a trap set by the few remaining members of the Hulk Gang of Pappy Banner.

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

Although he remembers sparing none other than Bruce Banner Jr. and Billy-Bob, apparently there are a couple of them and they started to rain down on Logan. Back at the old routine, he takes all of them down but Billy-Bob still got away to warn his folks. He landed on an abandoned Department H facility in Canada and reported back to their current leader, who turns out to be a Bruce Banner from a future alternate reality known as The Maestro (Future Imperfect). To compromise the cover of their existence, Maestro berates and beats Billy-Bob before being stopped by Cambria.

Maestro and the remaining Hulk Gang members rushed out of the place and took over another after killing all the occupant humans. Even though the facility was left clean, Logan traced it back and upon reaching there, he deduced that the Hulks are up to something that involves nuclear weaponries. So, he hit the road once again in search for them and called his old friend Puck of the Alpha Flight to look up.

Knowing how dangerous Logan really is, Maestro sends a few Hulks with Billy-Bob to find him and gun him down when they does. They found him on his way on road and smoked him down with all they had. Logan discovers himself shackled with chains and got gunned down again. Now, not only he has to survive the gun-toting Hulk Gang, he needs to find out their plans with those nuclear weapons and need someone to help; probably his former ally Hawkeye.

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Together Once Again

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger

Taking place on the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, "Days of Anger" is a six-part storyline of 2017 that collects issues #25-30 from the same series by Marvel Comics. It was writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld), who plotted out the entire arc along with fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin), who also provided cover arts for the involving issues. Special guest appearance was made by Alpha Flight member Puck and long-time Avenger member Hawkeye.

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Logan Vs. The Hulk Gang!

Brisson actually plays with the classic idea of a "Hulk Vs. Wolverine" showdown here, which always wins the audience over. Only this time, both Hulk and Wolverine of the Prime Marvel Universe is dead. So, he worked his plan out by picking two alternate versions of these characters from two different realities and bringing them on the same place, at the same time but for different reasons. All of it played out really well and it really worked out pretty well. We eventually got the epic battle between the feral mutant and the green raging monster.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Mighty Thor – The War Thor | Comics

Representing the Congress of Worlds, Senator Milkmane, Senator Roz Solomon and Volstagg travels to the land of Dwarves, Nidavellir to check on the Light Elf refugees left behind. Volstagg was slightly disappointed seeing no welcoming feast but he quickly realizes how the refugee kids have been starving for a while and invites them to share his food with. As they were all discussing about what should be done in the aftermath of war, suddenly they are hit with a fiery blast with the sound of the infernal horn and then some more.

Meanwhile, Jane Foster pays Odinson a visit on old Asgard to talk about the issues of her secretly being The Mighty Thor and now wielding his Mjolnir. All of these bother him because they used to be lovers and Odinson suspects she did it to get back at him, whereas she wanted to tell him about how the cancer in her body is slowly killing her. As they speak about themselves, the mighty Mjolnir falls from the sky and Jane senses that there is trouble in Nidavellir.

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The Mighty Thor – The War Thor | Comics

With Milkmane perished on the hit of the first blast but Solomon survived and Volstagg finds himself among a few surviving refugee kids, whom he took under his protection. The entire land of Dwarves gets on fire and Stonefoot informs Solomon that this fire of Muspelheim will consume all it touches before they could find a shelter. Warrior Volstagg was guarding the kids to safety, when a Muspelheim Firefly rider lands in front of him with Maggot Bombs.

Before it could hear Volstagg pleading to spare the kids, the rider exploded the bombs in the name of their queen. Solomon and the Dwarves came looking for them but only found a traumatized Volstagg, because he was saved from the fire of Muspelheim as the Fire Goblin blood covered him at the time of the blast. In shock and awe, he wanders to the old Asgard as f something was calling him. There, he found the Mjolnir from Ultimate Universe, which transformed him into The War Thor upon lifting it up.

He charged into the waves of Fire Goblins on the burning mountains of Nidavellir and vanquished them all with his thunder. Amora, The Enchantress and King Ulik of the Dark Council attacks The War Thor only to quickly realize their mistakes before escaping. Back in Asgardia, Jane transformed into The Mighty Thor against the wishes of Odinson, suspecting the urgency of the matter. As Sindr, Queen of Cinders stirs her sinister plan with Loki and Malekith the Accursed, War Thor and The Mighty Thor goes on a brawl that will shake the ten realms.

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A Fistful of Brimstone

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The arc of "The War Thor" takes place following Malekith's recent war on the second monthly ongoing volume of The Mighty Thor from Marvel Comics on 2018, collecting issues #20-23 of the series and includes an issue from "Generations" crossover event. The storyline was created by writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thanos Rising) with aid from artist Mahmud Asrar (All-New X-Men – The Ultimate Adventure, Wolverine and the X-Men – Tomorrow Never Learns), Russell Dauterman (The Mighty Thor – Lords of Midgard, The Mighty Thor – Thunder In Her Veins) and Valerio Schiti (Guardians of the Galaxy – Emperor Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted).

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War of Thors

Events that took place during "The Unworthy Thor", when Odinson tried to stop Thanos and The Collector from getting their hands on the Mjolnir of Ultimate Thor are also referenced in the story. Plus, there is a great team-up between the Thor, who was worshiped by the Vikings and The Mighty Thor, the goddess of thunder as the powerhouse duo takes on the eternal mutant Apocalypse in ancient Egypt. Plus, we got a brand-new villain in Sindr, the daughter of Surtur, who is up to ushering another "Ragnarok" and perhaps this time it will be the end of realms.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thanos – The God Quarry | Comics

The all-powerful Thanos was slowly dying and guided by his former love Death, his son Thane created an alliance with Champion of the Universe, Nebula and Starfox. It was all a ploy for Thane to bond with the Phoenix Force and upon gaining this near-limitless power; he betrayed his comrades and overthrow Thanos after rendering him mortal. On the ruins of Titan, he is now forced to live scavenging and feed on mugrats. The great destroyer is mugged by two scavengers Biv and Tiv in his weakened state until he was found by Starfox and his allies.

Now possessing the power of a God, Thane is killing everyone and everything on sight in the name of his love for Lady Death. As the son of The Mad Titan becomes a Destroyer of Worlds, Champion of the Universe Tryco Slatterus, Nebula and Starfox seeks out Thanos for his help in finding and stopping Thane before he obliterates the rest of the universe. He reluctantly agrees to help them but asks them to take him to The Cosmic Coven to get his powers back from the Witches of Infinity.

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Thanos – The God Quarry | Comics

Flying through uncharted reaches of space, Nebula's ship came near a black hole, which Thanos claims to be the location they are looking for. Leaving Nebula and Tryco behind, Starfox and his brother enters the black hole that sucks them in and drops them at The God Quarry. The Witches of Infinity welcomes Thanos and his brother to their den and The Mad Titan demands to know the secrets of the coven. As Starfox tries to charm them with his power of manipulation, the sisters render him old and weak.

In response to Thanos seeking to regain his power, the sisters explain that the coven holds the power of all the forgotten gods and the quarry gives or takes that to only people who willingly enter it to face a trial of their soul. Failing of that trial would cause one to stick within the walls of the quarry for eternity. So, The Mad Titan embarks a personal journey into the quarry and it claimed him. While he was stuck in the coven, Thane has been looking for him all over and finds Nebula's ship.

Thanos finds himself in a world where he is one of Earth’s Mightiest Hero and leader of The Avengers but all of these seems odd to him right from the beginning. With a glimpse back at his former life, he remembers who he is and realizes that he has been given a chance of redemption to be good. Sensing this, he slaughters his imaginary allies and breaks free of the coven. Thanos returns in all-new glory to face his Phoenix-empowered son in a final showdown.

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The Cosmic Coven

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Thanos – The God Quarry

"The God Quarry" is the second in line after "Thanos Returns", that ran from issues #07-12 of the second ongoing volume of Thanos monthly series. Comic-book writer Jeff Lemire (Beowulf, Essex County) and artist German Peralta were the ones from the creative team to depict the story as it is. In the previous stoyline, artist Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Original Sin) served as a penciller but he provided only cover arts for this arc from Marvel Comics. With the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Marvel is re-defining The Mad Titan throughout the series.

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War of The Titans

The storyline features the cameo appearance of The Avengers in a dream sequence where Daredevil, Hercules, Ironheart, Jane Foster's Thor, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Sam Wilson's Captain America, Spider-Man, Vision and Wasp fights The Abomination. Ultimately, they all perish at the hands of Thanos when he finishes his trial. In the climax of the story, both Thanos and Thane engage in a battle of might that can shake the entire cosmos and will come to conclusion at the Cosmic Coven. Then there is the unnecessary and weird hook-up between Nebula and Tryco when everyone else was busy finding a way to defeat Thane.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Batman – The War of Jokes and Riddles | Comics

Following Batman's debut as a vigilante on Gotham City, he successfully decreased the increasing crime rate of the city by putting many super criminals behind bars. During the second year of his crime-fighting, Red Hood One came back and became known as The Joker. He went on a killing spree of comedians who was unable to make him laugh and no one could figure out why. Commissioner Gordon tried to apprehend the madman but more civilian died as well as his own men.

Stuck inside of GCPD, master strategist Riddler had became a means to solve crimes for them. Thinking he has solved the riddle of Joker's massive killings, he decides to escape and he did so by threatening the confronting group of guards of knowing about their loved ones. He finds Joker and suggests that they team up to beat Batman together as the clown has lost the ability to laugh because of always being halted by him. The Joker shot him in the stomach after dismissing the idea and left him for dead.

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Batman – The War of Jokes and Riddles | Comics

Batman came in slightly late to stop this and chased Joker knowing Riddler will survive the gunshot wound. It was from that moment when Edward Nygma started amassing super-villains to fight by his side against the maniacal clown. Evil that inherited Gotham has parted into two and started ripping each other. Joker tells Carmine Falcone over phone to kill Riddler but when his men failed to do so because of the intervention of Poison Ivy, the clown took out all his men and operation as well before killing his mother Carmen.

A common criminal and former associate of The Joker named Charles Brown is approached by Batman to be a mole in his former boss's gang and set up a meeting. That plan flipped when Riddler figured it out and had him abducted by Clayface to confront about it and he also told this to Batman. The meeting was a mess and Joker sends him to Batman wired with fake explosives while Riddler poisoned his son. With that tragedy becoming a motivation, Charlie eventually become the Kite-Man and thus, a new villain is born.

By then only Catwoman haven't joined any sides and as Gordon approached the villains for a truce, all they wanted was Batman. Deadshot and Deathstroke were sent to kill the Bat but they got busy trying to kill each other with the causality of 62 civilians in five days. Batman finally managed to stop them and got Floyd Lawton hospitalized in a fit of rage. He then plans to do something that even the Riddler never saw coming and the endgame of his decision would made him what he is today.

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Monsters Choosing Sides

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Coming from the best-selling creative team of Tom King (Batman – I Am Bane, Batman – I Am Gotham) and Mikel Janín (Justice League Dark, Superman – The Final Days of Superman) from DC Rebirth, "The War of Jokes and Riddles" is an eight-part epic saga from Batman's past in the Prime Earth continuity. It all begin in issue #24 of the third ongoing volume of Batman, where The Dark Knight finally proposes Catwoman to marry him and before she can answer, he decides to let her know of an event that no one else knows about. Writer King took a unique approach in exploring Batman's early years with two of his arch-nemesis on his tail.

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Joker Vs. Riddler

The storyline collects issues #25-32 from the third Batman monthly series from DC Comics and features appearances of the villains including Clayface, Cluemaster, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Firefly, Killer Croc, Kite-Man, Mad Hatter, Man-Bat, Mister Freeze, Mister Zsasz, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Solomon Grundy, Two-Face and Ventriloquist, aside from the two main antagonists. Even though the story is told in the DC Rebirth era, the events of the book actually took place not long after the infamous "Zero Year". Coincidentally, that is also the rising point of both The Joker and Riddler in the Prime Earth continuity.
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