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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics | Comics

Spider-Man goes back to basics with rekindled love with Mary Jane, a new roommate and a dangerous new villain!

After his latest victory over Norman Osborn as the Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker is trying to get back at his feet and what better way to do that other than hanging out with Mary Jane Watson, the love of his life? However, he finds him awake at 5 AM at the sound of his roommate playing Call of Duty: Latveria with all those speakers on.

The person, Fred Myers is also a known super-villain Boomerang, other than being his roomie who just moved in alongside his friend Randy Robertson. Lately, he robbed a museum and former Kingpin turned current mayor of New York, Wilson Fisk allowed him to escape. This made Spidey suspicious but he can now keep an eye on Fred from home.

The next thing he knows is Avengers, Defenders and X-Men are trying to fend the city from an alien invasion. Spider-Man jumps right in to help fight this army of insectoids and he sees Human Torch falling victim to one of those. Soon, he sees all of the assembled heroes were having their face swallowed up by those creatures except him.

He noticed a pattern in the portal that the biomasses were coming from and to see if he is right, Spidey leaps towards it, only to hit by a glass bubble. He sees master of illusions, Mysterio standing on the other side and quickly bursts in to subdue him.

The judge gets bored with Mysterio monologuing at his hearing and then Janice Lincoln, daughter of mobster Tombstone and former Beetle of the imposter Sinister Six team shows up to defend his case but before doing that, she starts puking bugs. The entire courtroom is swarmed with hordes vermin and everything around them starts collapsing.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics | Comics

This looks a lot like those schemes Quentin Beck would put out and he seeks an exit while everyone else is seemingly being massacred but he instead finds himself surrounded in dark with an entity that has a history with him and sent Beck after the wall-crawler. Wrapped around in a huge centipede, this new foe heralds doom for the hero.

Peter thought he saw enough weirdness for then but didn't expect a sudden encounter with Fisk only a week ago. Even though very strict to all other vigilantes, Wilson seem to publicly accept him to separate him from his peers. Then he is accused of plagiarizing his doctoral degree and his entire academic credentials got literally trashed.

This fiasco has made him lose the job at Daily Bugle and in spite of him not being guilty; he couldn't come clean about it without revealing his secret identity and the time when Otto Octavius took control over his body. Though Mary Jane laughs it off for the ridiculousness of the whole thing but unfortunately, Aunt May didn't took it very well.

Tired of making the same mistakes again and again, Peter decides to turn his whole life around by going back to MJ and resume his relation with her. Things did started falling in line as Empire State University calls him in to give him a second chance to re-submit his doctoral thesis on recommendation of faculty member Dr. Curt Connors AKA The Lizard.

Though Parker is freaked out to see Connors in his reptilian persona, he assures that there is an inhibitor chip on his neck to make sure that he doesn't hurt anyone. He is also working on reverse engineering an Isotope Genome Accelerator to separate his two personalities. At that very moment, Black Ant and Taskmaster broke in to steal it.

Since he cannot stop them without blowing his cover, Peter causes a chemical explosion and Spider-Man arrives to rescue. Before leaving, he recognizes and greets Parker among the crowd. All of a sudden Peter and Spidey became two different persons moving ahead with their own lives, one with Mary Jane and other with crime-fighting.

So, when the Tri-Sentinel shows up next time wrecking the city MJ and Pete goes to a bowling alley, while everyone's friendly neighborhood wall-crawler goes to fight the murder-bot of mutants! One of them however become powerless, another one has thrown responsibility out of the window but how does Kraven the Hunter got mixed into this?

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Genocidal Tri-Sentinel Returns

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Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics

To shake things up from the core and getting a fresh new start, Marvel Comics hired a brand-new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) and artist Ryan Ottley (Haunt, Invincible) in 2018 for "Back to Basics" storyline for the newest monthly ongoing volume of Amazing Spider-Man.

Collecting the first five issues of the series, Nick actually did a pretty impressive beginning as he laid foundation for upcoming arcs yet to come and Ryan was at his absolute peak as well. Going back to the roots, they bring back some of the old villains who, although are not Carnage or Goblin-level scary but troublesome enough, to get back at Spidey.

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Peter Parker Vs. Spider-Man!

Aside from the regular folks in the life of the hero, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Gambit, Groot, Hawkeye, Human Torch, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Old Man Logan, Rocket Raccoon, Rogue, She-Hulk, Star-Lord, Thing, Thor and Vision made cameo appearance.

Overall, "Back to Basics" really went back to the deep roots of Amazing Spider-Man legacy and nitpicking details to deliver another "Brand New Day" for the hero. The inclusion of penciller Humberto Ramos (Champions – Change The World, Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven) for a bonus back-up story was also a treat for long-time fans.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Superior Spider-Man | Comics

When a dying Doctor Octopus discovered that he has only a few days to live on Earth, he decides to be remembered forever even in a negative manner. So along with his newly reformed villainous team of Sinister Six, he unsuccessfully tried to bring upon “Ends of the Earth” but is stopped by the joint effort of Spider-Man and the New Avengers.

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Superior Spider-Man | Comics

It was revealed in “Dying Wish” that during their previous encounter, Doctor Octopus has somehow switched his consciousness with Peter Parker via one of his Octobots and the body of Doc Ock in the prison now holds the mind of Peter. As a final attempt to stop his enemy from getting away, Peter assembles the other villains who thought him to be Doc Ock to stop the one wandering in Spidey’s body.

In a final battle, Peter eventually dies in Doc Ock’s old, fragile body and Octavious has a change of heart at that moment. He promises to take care of business Spidey used to handle and the people he love and will become the Superior Spider-Man.

As Superior Spider-Man, he tussled with The Avengers for being unusually suspicious, fought the reformed Green Goblin, a new Venom, the fourth Hobgoblin, battered second rate villains like Jester and Screwball, destroyed the Kingpin’s lair of The Hand. Meanwhile, a small fraction of Peter’s rebel mind still seems to be roaming around inside of him for gaining control over the mind of Octavious and his unchecked actions.

For more information on Superior Spider-Man comics series, you can check out the link below.

Superior Spider-Man (Comics) Wikipedia



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Transcendence to Heroism

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Following the 700 issue long run of the Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing comic series that was created by Stan Lee (Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four) and Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes), Marvel Comics has start publishing the Superior Spider-Man as a biweekly ongoing series featuring the superhero Spider-Man.

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Conflict of Dual Conscience

The series ran for 31 issues contributed by writer Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) and artists Ryan Stegman (Scarlet Spider, Wolverine), Humberto Ramos (Crimson, Kookaburra K) and Giuseppe Camuncoli. The series has a several storyline in it like My Own Worst Enemy, A Troubled Mind, No Escape, Necessary Evil, Darkest Hours and a mega crossover titled "Goblin Nation". The series continued after the re-launch of the of Amazing Spider-Man second volume.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

X-Force – Sex and Violence | Comics

The long-running sexual tension between Wolverine and Domino comes to a point where it invites senseless violence.

A badly beaten, bloodied and battle-worn Domino remembers being attacked by a group of assailants who broke into her place, which she barely survived and ended up on Alcatraz Island. She hits the washroom spitting two of her teeth into sink and tells Elixir to heal her wounds up but Wolverine of X-Force stopped him from doing so.

Logan came here seeking her when he sensed that she is cooking some trouble and asks her how who did this to her. Neena spills that members of the infamous Assassins Guild took her in for a score but she never really knew who she was working for. Then shit just hit the fan and they are attacked by Ninjas of The Hand out of nowhere.

As these villains were busy tearing each other apart, she finds out that they were after a cargo full of captive Japanese girls. She managed to smuggle them back to Texas and helped them to get back but now the Guild is very pissed at her and want payback.

Wolverine suddenly shoots the hinges off the door to see X-23 standing on the other side and she came here following his trails. Laura suggests that Domino is still hiding something about her encounter with Assassins Guild and the run-in with Hand. Telling her to stay out of this, he tells Elixir to heal her before getting out.

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X-Force – Sex and Violence | Comics

Logan decides to stick with her and though she doesn't want his help, Domino suggests he is hanging out for a hookup. A bullet hits him, causing the car to crash and she comes out to see the Guild sends its members to bring her. A quick shootout ensues where Wolvie joins to lend a hand before they take out everyone and passionately kiss.

The villainous Razor-Fist leading the Guild members comes out asking her about the money she stole from them and Logan too asks her the same question. He goes slicing and dicing them up until getting stabbed by the mercenary leader. Logan manages to break free and spare him to tell Belladonna Boudreaux to stop chasing Neena Thurman.

Domino later confessed to him that during the rescue of those girls, she found a truck full of 237 million dollar and took it, which is why the Guild is mad now. The gun wielding bombshell suggests that they spend some quality time together in a hotel and then discuss about what to do with the money. Being an animal, Logan simply complies.

Assassins Guild leader Belladonna is furious at the incompetence of Razor-Fist, so she calls in favor from Black Mamba, Boomerang, Bullet, Bushwacker, Clay and Nakh to finish the job. They are quickly located in their hotel room in San Francisco, where Bushwacker breaks in to capture Domino and kill Wolverine, only to fail miserably.

These two then head to face the Guild and Neena points out walking straight to enemy lair is kind of a suicide mission she is not very fond of but for this instant, she is trusting Weapon X. The Guild thought that he came here to exchange her life for money but he suggests that the money goes to charity and they leave Domino alone.

An infuriated Belladonna orders her legion of killer to take them down and as the former X-Men duo was already having a hard time to even defend their own; a group of Ninjas sent by The Hand comes out of shadows to apprehend them.

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A Blood-Soaked Ride

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In 2010, Marvel Comics took writers Christopher Yost (X-23 – Innocence Lost, X-23 – Target X) and Craig Kyle (X-Force – Angels & Demons, X-Force – Old Ghosts) to work on a three part limited series focused on X-Force in collaboration with artist Gabriele Dell'Otto (Secret Wars, The Clone Conspiracy), who mostly does cover art in general.

"Sex and Violence" is the result of that creative process and features current X-Force members Archangel, Domino, Elixir, Vanisher, Warpath, Wolverine and X-23. After Cyclops has deployed a strike force version of the team following the events of "Messiah CompleX", the group has been operating as a black ops squad of mutants.

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Aggression and Romance

Although there is a certain twist in the plot that might make things interesting in the end, at times it might feels like that the story was only conceived to portray a couple of hot and steamy romantic encounter between Logan and Neena. Both Assassins Guild and The Hand may seem underplayed and so is the character of Belladonna Boudreaux.

This sexiest blood-soaked adventure taken place in "Sex and Violence" ushered a new direction for the team which reflected on a new monthly ongoing series Uncanny X-Force with some new members like Deadpool, Fantomex and Psylocke on the team.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Elektra | Comics

An Olympic level athlete and a master assassin trained by ninja cult The Hand, Elektra Natchios was the daughter of a Greek Ambassador. During her time in college, she started a relationship with the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who would later become Daredevil. After she lost her father in an accident during a hostage situation, she gave up on law and traveled to Japan.

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Elektra | Comics

Her master Stick; who also trained Matt, trained her up well enough but she later joined the ranks of The Hand. Elektra become their top assassin but eventually left them after sometime to be a bounty hunter. Soon, in New York, she earned the place of Kingpin’s top assassin and encountered her former lover Daredevil again.

One of Kingpin’s former hitman Bullseye impaled her with her own sais in retaliation to get his old position back. She was resurrected and revived by Stone, yet she did not appear to Matt for years. She even tangled with the feral mutant Wolverine several times; especially when he lost his Adamantium and also when he went rogue as “The Enemy of the State” after being re-programmed by Hydra.

She was then captured and replaced by the Skrulls before their “Secret Invasion” on Earth which is revealed after the imposter died in a battle with New Avengers. Norman Osborn's Dark Reign brought her imprisonment to a H.A.M.M.E.R. facility, which she escaped soon. She is offered a place in the ranks of the newly reformed Thunderbolts strike team alongside Agent Venom, Deadpool, Red Hulk, Punisher and The Leader.

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Agent of The Hand

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During his run on the monthly ongoing Daredevil series in 1981, legendary comic book creator Frank Miller (All Star Batman & Robin, Batman – Year One) created the character Elektra. Over time, she appeared on many limited series as well as a couple of her own monthly ongoing and that’s not all; this popular heroine was involved in many of the important crossover events and stories of Marvel Comics.

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Resurrection and Beyond

Actress Jennifer Garner portrayed the character adaptation in both motion picture of Daredevil (2003) and its spin-off, Elektra (2005). Later, when Marvel's Daredevil premiered on Netflix, the character appeared in Season 2 of the show, played by Élodie Yung.
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Friday, September 5, 2003

Black Widow | Comics

A relative to the Romanoffs, at childhood, Natasha Romanoff was saved by Ivan Petrovich during the chaos of World War II. Then Baron Strucker got his hands on her and she was handed over to The Hand to become a master assassin but rescued by Captain America, Logan (yet to become Wolverine) and Ivan.

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Black Widow | Comics

As she grew up she learnt ballet, chose the career of espionage and is then recruited by the K.G.B. to become their first operative known as Black Widow. Then she fought HYDRA, met Logan for a second time years later, dated Iron Man and then she met up with Hawkeye, who were unaware of her K.G.B. origins and was a criminal back then. He eventually joined The Avengers and Natasha remained an ally while working for S.H.I.E.L.D.

To go solo, she broke up with Hawkeye and start fighting crime in New York, where she found Daredevil and they dated for a while. She moved with the crowd of Ghost Rider, Hercules and the X-Men’s Angel and Iceman to form The Champions, which didn’t last long. She again partnered up with Daredevil to stop The Hand from getting their hands on the corpse of Elektra.

As a member of The Avengers, she led the team many times and slowly develops a crush on Captain America but ended up sleeping with Tony. Her role as the leader of the team finally came to an end during “Onslaught” event. Throughout the crisis of Civil War, Secret Invasion, Dark Reign and Siege, Natasha is proven to be pretty instrumental for her team.

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War and Espionage

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In the pages of Tales of Suspense, issue 52, Stan Lee (Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), Don Rico and artist Don Heck created the female character Black Widow in 1964 for Marvel Comics. As well as appearing in other monthly ongoing titles, Black Widow also features in her own streak of limited series till now.

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Alliance with The Avengers

Among many other fictional female characters, Black Widow also appeared in the live-action movie based on Marvel Comics like Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America – The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers – Age of Ultron (2015) and Captain America – Civil War (2016) movie from Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by actress Scarlett Johansson.
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