Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Avengers – Revolution | Comics

With couple of new recruits on their team, New Avengers team goes to Japan to bring back one of their own.

It was the day when Avengers member Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch lost control over her reality-altering powers, which started a chaos that took life of her fellow teammate Ant-Man, Hawkeye and Vision. Clint Barton wakes up months later after that incident in a park in New York and learns of his death from a newspaper.

To find answers, he goes to see Doctor Strange and though surprised, he informed that Clint is healthy and very much alive. When he wanted to know about Wanda, Strange says that she is not using her powers, so he can't track her. He then travels to Wundagore Mountain and bumped into an amnesiac Wanda living there for a while.

Civil War has ended and New Avengers have assembled themselves once again but Ronin has never left Japan. Staying there, she tangled with wannabe Yakuza mobsters and killed many of Hand ninjas. Eventually their current leader Elektra came looking for her with an army of ninjas and following a long fight, she was killed by Natchios.

Back in Harlem, Luke Cage was crossed paths with a group of "Cape-Killers" agents sent by S.H.I.E.L.D. that chased him to Sanctum Sanctorum, which appears to be sold out to Starbucks coffee chain. Stephen Strange lets him in and his wife Jessica Jones takes him to dinner table for him to join Iron Fist, Spider-Man and Wolverine.

New Avengers – Revolution | Comics

Spider-Woman came in shortly with news that Captain America is in fact alive and is kept in Raft, Ryker's Island. Though Logan suggests it's a trap, Strange sends his astral form to check in and confirm what it really is. Upon learning that they kept Cap in there, they all burst through only to come face to face with Mighty Avengers.

Iron Man orders them to stand down after negating their power but they never expected Strange to show up, who cause Tony and his group to see their worst nightmares as he made an escape for his teammates. They chased New Avengers back to Sanctum and went to see Danny Rand at Rand Corporation for answers with no result.

Before stepping into trouble, Maya Lopez sent a message to Matt Murdock about how she will likely be dead when he read this and described the whole situation. Danny received that letter and rest of his team agrees to fly to Japan but not before Brother Voodoo walks in to their front door to run a ritual and confirm Tony of his suspicion.

After Voodoo clarifies to his folks that there is no one there or at least they can't find him there, Tony goes inside the Sanctum trying to reason with them knowing he is being heard. Shortly afterwards, Clint Barton showed up there and Doctor Strange tells everyone about their meeting earlier, offering him to tag along to Japan.

After stabbing her, Elektra took Maya to revive her body with dark magic to recruit into their cult but then New Avengers came crushing into their hideout along with a stranger wearing Ronin outfit. Spider-Man is sent to rescue her and soon as they got her, Doc Strange teleports them all to Fortress Yashida, home of Silver Samurai.

Not long after they arrived, Elektra tracked them back with a swarm of Hand ninjas and Luke tries to stall them by talking down. Maya was induced with drugs that Hand gave her and once it has completed its course, she turns against her friends. With help from Danny and Strange, she was able to fight the influence and strike back.

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In post-Civil War era, writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) and artist Leinil Francis Yu (Infinity, Secret Empire) reassembled New Avengers team with a revised roster in order to start a "Revolution" that is chronicled through issues #26-31 from the first monthly ongoing titular comic-book series from Marvel Comics.

A major take away from the story is a long-anticipated return of Clint Barton and Wanda Maximoff, followed by one of them joining a resistance of heroes that his mentor, Captain America has assembled. They tangled with The Hand and its current leader, Elektra who has been running Japanese underworld for some time now.

Battle Against The Hand

Continued from her adventure in "Secrets & Lies", life of Maya Lopez goes through some rough edges. She dies and came back only to become a threat to her friends but was eventually rescued from Hand by Doc Strange and Iron Fist. Meanwhile, Iron Man becomes Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forms Mighty Avengers with registered heroes.

Jericho Drumm AKA Brother Voodoo and Silver Samurai made short but notable appearance. "Revolution" also reveals a major secret to these outlaw heroes and will bear huge stepping stone for oncoming crossover event "Secret Invasion" soon but before that, New Avengers will continue their adventure in "The Trust" storyline next.
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