Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Avengers – Power | Comics

Skrull Invasion is over but how would New Avengers roster will reassemble and survive an impending Dark Reign.

During crisis of "Secret Invasion", all superheroes and villains came together fighting the alien Skrulls but it was Norman Osborn, leader of Thunderbolts who effectively ended the conflict by taking a kill-shot on Queen Veranke. He becomes a beloved media hero and Tony Stark is overthrown from his position as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

President of the United States has tasked Osborn to assemble a new peace-keeping task force and handed Avengers Initiative over. He secretly assembled a number of divisive individuals like Emma Frost, Doctor Doom, Loki, Prince Namor and The Hood for a meeting to form a Cabal that would work to ensure all of its members' interests.

As part of his new schemes, Norman attempts to fully shut down current Thunderbolts program, which caused Swordsman to go into frenzy and he threatened to publicly expose Osborn only to get impaled by his own sword in return.

A new Captain America and Thor joined all assembled heroes when they were trying to defend capital city from Skrulls. Cap instructed New Avengers members to gather at his safe-house at Bronx, where Iron Fist, Mockingbird, Ronin, Spider-Man and Wolverine showed up next day followed by a recently resurfaced original Spider-Woman.

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New Avengers – Power | Comics

Despite Clint started acting pretty antagonistic towards her, Logan vouched for her since she was replaced by Skrulls and had nothing to do anything with the invasion. Jessica Jones returns with Luke Cage and Ms. Marvel, desperately seeking for Edwin Jarvis imposter, to whom she gave her child before joining her husband at Central Park.

They immediately head out to find the baby and goes directly to Baxter Building, looking for help from Fantastic Four. Though they were in a mess already, Sue Storm rallied up her family up to look for Danielle. After searching into bases of A.I.M., HYDRA and even underground, they found a Skrull into a bar full of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.

Before they could even properly interrogate, the disguised alien tried to run and is shot into head by a disgruntled S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Seeing no other way to get back his child, Cage asks Osborn to help him find where Skrull-Jarvis is hiding. Seeing him desperate to do anything at this point, Norman gladly agrees to make a deal.

They fly to maximum security prison Raft shortly afterwards to see Skrull prisoners captured for interrogation. Osborn asks one of them whether he knows where Skrull-Jarvis currently is but they choose not to respond. He tells Venom to eat one of them and he happily obliges, to which the surviving one cracks and gives them a location.

Cage walks into their meeting place and Jarvis pretended walks in carrying his daughter Danielle a while later. He tried to bargain release for his comrades but then gives her up anyway and gets shot in the head by Bullseye right away. Cage family is reunited at Avengers Tower and Luke tells Jessica that he gets a pass for life off her wifely stuff.

However, he didn't intend to keep his part of the deal to Osborn and took out both Gargan and Lester with Wrecker's magical crowbar before jumping out of window. Back at their hideout, New Avengers witness Norman Osborn to publicly announce his new "Dark Avengers" team, assembled with their twisted, villainous counterparts.

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Heroes Parting Ways

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Once again, Marvel Comics brought back writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) to lay some ground work for upcoming major crossover event "Dark Reign" through tenth storyline of New Avengers monthly ongoing comic-book series, "Power" that collects issues # 48-50 and Secret Invasion - Dark Reign one-shot.

Bendis worked on core plot alongside artists Alex Maleev (Infamous Iron Man – Infamous, Infamous Iron Man – The Absolution of Doom) and Billy Tan (Thor – Latverian Prometheus, Uncanny X-Men – End of Greys) throughout all issues.

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Deal With The Devil

In a post-Secret Invasion period, Tony Stark became a fugitive and Norman Osborn assumes control over almost everything. Major controversial figures have agreed to join his new endeavor to take care of their own interest. A major power shift has lead to a new era where heroes are on the run and villains are in position of power.

Following apparent demise of Steve Rogers in the aftermath of "Civil War", his long-lost wartime buddy Bucky Barnes and a former Winter Soldier has decided to take on mantle of a new Captain America after he is reformed. His safe-house has now become a new home for outlaw members of New Avengers.

Mighty Avengers have been disbanded right after Earth is freed from Skrulls and therefore, Carol Danvers has rejoined her friends. Danny Rand temporarily quits team to take care of some urgent financial affairs at Rand Corporation. More of their adventures will be further explored in "Search for the Sorcerer Supreme" story next.
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