Showing posts with label Billy Tan. Show all posts
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Avengers – Secret Invasion | Comics

Illuminati of Earth heroes journeying into Skrull throneworld to Raft breakout, all stories connects to "Secret Invasion".

Right after freeing his gang from S.H.I.E.L.D. captivity, The Hood launches an attack on New Avengers at Sanctum Sanctorum and thanks to Doctor Strange they were all defeated. Jessica Jones ran off with her child Danielle worrying about her safety and showed up at Avengers Tower, asking for asylum and willing to register.

Searching for his wife, Luke Cage goes to her old office of Alias Investigations but then figured out where she is at. They have an argument about principles that she has ditched now and this move has now endangered their marriage. Ms. Marvel and her Mighty Avengers showed up shortly after to break their heated conversation.

Danny Rand manages an apartment for renegade Avengers members that he got through his corporation. Echo seem not to believe in Skrull conspiracy theory Wolverine came up with and goes out looking for Daredevil. She gets ambushed by a Skrull posing as him and she was saved only for the timely arrival of Logan who followed her.

Years ago, right after members of Illuminati visited Skrull throneworld following Kree-Skrull War to warn them about interfering on Earth and destroyed their capital city; they were captured and tortured by running experiment. Before they successfully escaped back home, Skrulls extracted information vital about them.

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New Avengers – Secret Invasion | Comics

Emperor Dorrek VII ordered his scientists to examine and start working on their recent findings to come up with a perfect solution for an infiltration on Earth. He is soon approached by a Skrull princess Veranke and her followers form a deeply religious sect Dard'van, who warns him of a prophecy that foretold an end for Skrull Empire.

Seeing his authority challenged, Dorrek declared her mad and exiled her on a deserted planet to die. Her words will eventually come true when Galactus would devour their homeworld during Annihilation War. Remaining survivors of her race finds Veranke and made her a Skrull Empress, who immediately resumed Secret Invasion on Earth.

In years of experimenting, Skrull royal priests of sciences have finally discovered how to create a new batch of Super-Skrull, who could infiltrate among humans without being detected by magic, mutant powers or tech. Veranke wishes to take a role leading their religious crusade and chose to pose as Spider-Woman to do most damage.

In Savage Land, Luke and his fellow New Avengers members go to check on a Skrull ship that just crash landed on. They are all scrambled when a T-Rex attacked and Spider-Man comes across natives led by Ka-Zar and Shanna. Though they were not the enemy he assumed, an imposter Captain America showed up out of Skrull ship.

He beat them all and attempted to get back to New York but not before he was shot with darts and his true form is revealed. Ka-Zar tells Spidey that he and Shanna discovered a rogue division of S.H.I.E.L.D. running a mining operation for vibranium months ago and their investigation has led them to a confrontation with these shape-shifting aliens.

At that time, Spidey came to Savage Land looking for Sauron with his friends and that entire operation was obliterated by S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Veranke comes to Earth after she changed into Jessica Drew back then and started working with Nick Fury, who disappeared after "Secret War", leaving her alone to do her own bidding.

She helped orchestrated a mass "Breakout" at Raft, got invited to join New Avengers and meets Hank Pym imposter to plan on taking down Wanda Maximoff. Even before they could do anything, they all disappeared from reality and "House of M" ended with a massive reduction of mutant population that helped them further their agenda.

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Secrets of Skrull Invasion

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New Avengers 46

New Avengers 47

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New Avengers – Secret Invasion Book 1 (Softcover)

New Avengers – Secret Invasion Book 1 (Hardcover)

New Avengers – Secret Invasion Book 2 (Softcover)

New Avengers – Secret Invasion Book 2 (Hardcover)

Building up to ambitious "Secret Invasion" crossover event from very first issue of New Avengers monthly comic-book series, Marvel Comics brought in writer Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja) to continue his run on one of the flagship Avengers title that would see a major cataclysm to unfold in 2009.

Bendis was joined by group of artists Billy Tan (Darkness/Tomb Raider, Elektra/Cyblade), David Mack, Jim Cheung (Young Avengers – Family Matters, Young Avengers – Sidekicks) and Michael Gaydos (Daredevil – Redemption, Jessica Jones – Uncaged) on his eighth and ninth book since it came out in two part, collecting issues #38-47.

This tie-in storyline sheds light on first encounter of Illuminati against Skrull Empire (New Avengers – Illuminati), what happened after they came back home, how they figure out a way to successfully infiltrate among humans, Skrulls getting into superhero teams and finished on a note after Earth has been liberated from invading force.

Now that Skrull army is defeated, there is a new power shift which gets S.H.I.E.L.D. dismantled and its director gets replaced. More to a new chapter will be explored in next storyline "Power", slowly delving into "Dark Reign" event. Both Earth and New Avengers have been liberated from its biggest enemy but are not out of woods yet.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

X-23 | Comics

Unlike any children, she was born as a clone in an attempt of a top-secret facility to re-create Weapon X program that gave birth to Wolverine. Doctor Sarah Kinney proposed for a female clone when the other twenty two died in the Adamantium bonding process and then act as her surrogate mother to preserve even a small fraction of humanity in her but all her efforts go in vein by the intervention of Doctor Zander Rice.

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X-23 | Comics

He set up Kinney to be killed by X-23 with a "trigger scent" and in her dying breath she named the clone “Laura”. She became a weapon, killed many folks, escaped The Facility and then goes to seek out Wolverine. Then Captain America and Matt Murdock comes to take her in but eventually sets her free to avoid S.H.I.E.L.D.'s exploitation of her.

She ended up on streets living as a prostitute but then welcomed by the X-Men in Xavier Institute. When New X-Men was formed, she joined the team with Elixr, Hellion, Mercury, Prodigy, Rockslide and Surge. She teamed-up with Spider-Man, became Captain Universe for a while, helped destroy cyborg Nimrod, bested her handler Kimura several times, defeated Lady Deathstrike during Messiah CompleX.

Then she enrolled to the X-Force team, fought the Hulk, made an uneasy alliance with Daken against Mr. Sinister, aided the Future Foundation and finally became a part of Avengers Academy. She also formed the “Circle of Four” with Ghost Rider, Red Hulk and Venom against Blackheart. Following the “Death of Wolverine” she took the mantle of her mentor to honor his memory.

For more information on X-23 comics series, you can check out these links below.

X-23 (Comics) Wikipedia

X-23 (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The Perfect Killing Machine

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X-23 – Innocence Lost

X-23 – The Complete Collection Vol 01

NYX – Wannabe (Softcover)

NYX – Wannabe (Hardcover)

NYX/X-23 – Innocence Lost

New X-Men – Childhood’s End Vol 01 – Childhood’s End

Marvel Team-Up Vol 03 – League of Losers

New X-Men – Childhood’s End Vol 02 – Crusade

New X-Men – Childhood’s End Vol 03 – Nimrod

New X-Men – Childhood’s End Vol 04 – Mercury Falling

X-23 – Target X

World War Hulk – X-Men

New X-Men – Childhood’s End Vol 05 – The Quest for Magik

X-Men – Messiah CompleX (Softcover)

X-Men – Messiah CompleX (Hardcover)

X-Force Vol 01 – Angels and Demons

NYX – No Way Home (Softcover)

NYX – No Way Home (Hardcover)

X-Force/Cable – Messiah War

Hulk Vol 04 – Hulk Vs. X-Force

X-23 Vol 01 – The Killing Dream

Daken/X-23 – Collision

X-23 Vol 02 – Chaos Theory

X-23 Vol 03 – Don't Look Back (Softcover)

X-23 Vol 03 – Don't Look Back (Hardcover)

X-23 – The Complete Collection Vol 02

Venom – Circle of Four

All-New X-Men – All-Different

Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men – The Trial of Jean Grey

All-New X-Men – One Down

Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy

All-New Wolverine Vol 01 – The Four Sisters

Originally created by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost for a TV series, prior to her debut in comics in 2004, X-23 is a fictional Marvel Comics character who is a clone of another popular protagonist; Wolverine. X-23 was a part of many X-Men based crossover and stories like Innocence Lost, Target X, The Killing Dream, NYX, Decimation, Mercury Falling, World War HulkQuest for Magik, League of Losers, Messiah War and Second Coming.

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Her Father's Legacy

She was one of the Wolverines just like Daken, Lady Deathstrike, Mystique and Sabretooth. Although she is a clone of Wolverine, it is shown in the 2005 limited series X-Men – Age of Apocalypse while further exploring the alternate reality of Age of Apocalypse that she is actually the daughter of Wolverine and Jean Grey of that timeline.

Aside from her many notable comic-book appearance, X-23 also appeared on two animated series X-Men – Evolution and Wolverine and the X-Men on TV. The character would also appear in the upcoming 2017 film Logan in her very first live-action appearance, portrayed by Dafne Keen. But since her role is only titled “Laura” and not “X-23”, it is still unclear what part she will end up playing.
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