Showing posts with label Captain Marvel. Show all posts
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Avengers – The Final Host | Comics

Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Thor Odinson are reunited to reform The Avengers and confront The Final Host!

When the First Celestial Host stepped onto Earth, it was opposed by The Avengers of 1,000,000 BC consisting of Agamotto, All-Father Odin, Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Lady Phoenix and a Hulk-like creature powered by Starbrand. Odin proposes a toast before they all face their doom together but Lady Phoenix proposes to kill whatever it is.

Apparently, these Stone Age Avengers have already put one of them down and now there is a group of Celestials upon them. As the female living weapon asks if there is any hope for survival, Agamotto remains clueless while the others all charge into battle.

Today, Odinson, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark reunite after a long time to celebrate and Steve couldn't help but hinting at reassembling The Avengers, which Tony is against of completely. Thor however agrees to Steve saying, they are destined to do this and then suddenly Tony's new A.I. assistant alerts him of a massive energy fluctuations.

In South Africa, Black Panther is aided by Doctor Strange in a cave investigating the remains of two dead archaeologists. T'Challa believes that these men died of cosmic radiation and he wants Strange's power to identify it, leading the latter to discover the magic of Agamotto himself and following the probes deep beneath the Earth.

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Avengers – The Final Host | Comics

Robbie Reyes is home with his brother Gabe and hasn't been feeling good lately as he is still trying to figure out his Ghost Rider persona. After her last encounter with The Leader, Jennifer Walters is trying her best not to turn into She-Hulk again when a pervert kept annoying her when she was walking alone on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A huge warp-hole appears near the low-orbit space station of Alpha Flight and Captain Marvel sees a Celestial hand coming out that causes her to sound every global alarm. Steve, Thor and Tony head towards the site and see something huge fall off the sky.

A journey to the center of the Earth takes Black Panther and Doctor Strange to a place full of egg-like object lying dormant. Meanwhile, Robbie was recalling his encounter with Starbrand when suddenly; he sees a swarm of bug-like creatures coming out of ground and turns into Ghost Rider. Strange and T'Challa faces the same horde at the same time.

What came out of the warp-hole and dropped into Hudson River is a fallen Celestial and The Avengers sees Col. Carol Danvers standing beside it. Tony asks her if she had killed it but she says it was already dead when it came and there are at least hundreds more coming. Cap shouts their iconic battle-cry seeing another group of Celestials coming.

Captain America, Iron Man and Thor charges at this group of The Final Host with everything they have. Jen Walters finds herself near the dead Space God but is immediately attacked by a swarm that caused her to turn into She-Hulk and squish the bugs. She and Robbie Reyes bumped into each other and invoke a fight before getting busy with the bugs.

Captain Marvel plans to hurl The Final Host into sun using her omega-level warp grenades and Cap even pulls off a desperate stunt to eradicate this threat but them all are suddenly restrained by the God of Mischief, Loki. He has allied himself with the dark Celestials and after kidnapping Cap, he left The Avengers dealing with the locust horde.

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Battle Against Dark Celestials

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To begin with a freah-start, Marvel Comics hired comic-book writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thanos Rising) in 2018 to set a grand plot which will expand to the past, present and future of The Avengers, which takes place on the eighth ongoing volume of the series from issues #01-06. The arc goes back and forth to connect lose knots to bigger secrets.

He was assisted by artists Ed McGuinness (Avengers – X-Sanction, Superman – Emperor Joker), Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Sara Pichelli (Spider-Men, Spider-Men II). McGuinness also provided cover arts for issues involved and David Marquez (Defenders – Kingpins of New York, Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever) worked on a few variants.

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Still After Avengers

Although the Dark Celestials were never a Thanos-level threat to begin with, the heroes were still challenged like never before and the next arc promises to be more action-packed. Odin and his Stone Age Avengers have much starting secrets for the heroes to know. Despite The Eternals all perishing during the story, Marvel will probably revive them in future.

Tony slipping into coma after fighting with Carol Danvers during Civil War II, Cap turning into an agent of Hydra from Secret Empire and events of The Unworthy Thor were all referenced as a callback to all three of them to come together once again. "Jen Walters Must Die" storyline from She-Hulk monthly series hinted to her issues as well.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II | Comics

After Kitty Pryde becomes the new Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been to space for some adventure. Peter Quill became the new ruler of Spartax and totally failed when a renegade Accuser Corps member named Hala lays waste to the planet (Emperor Quill). Then they fought the Brotherhood of the Badoon to rescue their captured friend Angela and overthrown the Badoon Empire for good (Wanted). As they hit the road, they receive a call from Captain Marvel to return to Earth to help her with some Earthy affairs.

The Guardians vote among themselves whether to go or not, had a little bit of arguments between themselves why it is not a bad idea or vice-versa. Though Rocket Raccoon strongly suggests against going to Earth and sticking their nose into some super-hero quarrel which is not their business, the others voted for going back and before reaching Earth all of them start preparing themselves. Soon, they all meet Carol Danvers, Commander Abigail Brand and Alpha Flight at their low-orbit space station.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II | Comics

Carol then briefs the Guardians about the current development involving Ulysses Cain, the precognitive Inhuman and her clash with Iron Man. Since the whole scenario is far more complicated than that, Carol privately disclosed to Quill that how her boyfriend Col. Jim Rhodes AKA War Machine has become a causality of war when they tried to sneak onto Thanos following a prophecy from Ulysses, how they have managed to capture The Mad Titan and since his friend Drax the Destroyer and Gamora are always hell-bent on killing him, she wanted Quill to keep it a secret from them for the time being.

When Kitty Pryde confront Peter Quill about what Carol told him in person, he shares to her the whole situation and his dilemma about not being able to disclose this to Drax or Gamora as it would immediately set them off on a rampage to kill Thanos and wreck havoc in the process for sure. It would lead all of Earth's heroes after her to stop her at any cost and The Mad Titan might actually get away amidst this chaos. Even after Kitty suggested him to share this info with his teammates, Peter remained adamant on his decision to keep Carol's request.

Before jumpig into the final conflict, the Guardians argue among themselves regarding their involvement and it really didn't solve anything at all. As the time for the showdown between Carol Danvers and Tony Stark finally arrives, she signals the Guardians to help her and things escalate pretty quickly. Their ship is blown up in the fight and Rocket gets very upset about it while Groot tries to comfort him. Angela, Thing and Venom go their separate ways and Gamora accidentally discovers the secret that has been kept from her.

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Rocket's Worst Nightmare

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When the first Civil War of superheroes hit the Marvel Universe, it affected all of the heroes of the world sans the X-Men. This time, as Civil War II is upon the superhero-community once again, it will affect the heroes of space as well. Star-Lord and his Guardians of the Galaxy were called in by Col. Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel to assist her with more power in her favor. Many of The Avengers and X-Men members made cameo appearances in the middle of the story as it progress and also took part in the final battle.

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Allegiances Are Split

This tie-in story takes place on the fourth monthly ongoing volume of Guardians of the Galaxy comics series, collecting issues #11-14, which is plotted by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja), while artist Valerio Schiti (Journey Into Mystery – Seeds of Destruction, Journey Into Mystery – Stronger Than Monsters) and Arthur Adams (Gen¹³/Generation X, Longshot) provided illustrations and cover arts respectively. This arc has literally torn-apart the Guardians on trust issue among them for Quill not sharing what he knew about Thanos with Drax and Gamora or anyone else of the team.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Civil War II | Comics

Because of Black Bolt detonating a Terrigen Bomb during the time Thanos came to invade New Attilan looking for his son (Infinity), a new generation of Inhumans called NuHumans is introduced to the world. Among them was Ulysses Cain, a NuHuman with near-accurate precognitive abilities, who prophesied of an upcoming dystopian future. This came in handy when The Avengers successfully stopped an invasion of a Celestial Destructor in Earth, with help from A-Force, Inhumans, The Ultimates and X-Men.

Doctor Strange and the combined effort of the magic wielders were able to send the Celestial back to its own dimension. As the heroes learned about Ulysses at the celebratory party of their victory, Captain Marvel wanted to recruit him to The Ultimates, whereas Iron Man argues over the logic of trying to stop something before it even takes place. However, in an attempt to apprehend Thanos according to Ulysses' visions, Carol Danvers and her team ambushed The Mad Titan, resulting in the death of War Machine and She-Hulk ended up in coma.

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Civil War II | Comics

An infuriated Tony Stark then kidnaps Ulysses from New Attilan to further study the true nature of his powers, leading Tony into conflict with Medusa, Crystal and Karnak of The Inhumans. When Black Panther deduced that Karnak is about to destroy the Stark Tower in retaliation, the combined force of The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Ultimates rushed to the spot to stop him. As Tony runs tests on him, Ulysses projected another vision regarding The Hulk, as he will go into a rampage and kill The Avengers.

Carol approaches a de-powered Bruce Banner in his secret base to come out and cooperate but Hawkeye shoots him dead with an arrow after Beast confirms of Banner is experimenting to regain his powers. Tony show to Captain America, Captain Marvel and Medusa that Ulysses' visions are actually probabilities of possible future, not absolute truth and he revealed it to the world. Carol still refuses to stop using Ulysses' visions to stop possible world-ending threats.

However, things got a bit escalated when she arrested a citizen named Alison Green, believed to be an agent of Hydra based on a prediction Ulysses made but was unable to prove her of any guilt. When Tony got her out of custody, Carol attempts to arrest Tony Stark and he brought over the team of All-New X-Men and The Avengers to confront her. Then Alpha Flight and Guardians of the Galaxy joins Carol against Tony and then Ulysses has a vision of Miles Morales killing Steve Rogers.

For more information on the Civil War II comic event, you can check out the link below.

Civil War II (Comics) Wikipedia

Civil War II (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Conflict of Heroes

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A sequel to 2006's blockbuster comic-book event Civil War by Mark Miller (Kick-Ass, Reborn) and Steve McNiven (Death of Wolverine, Wolverine – Old Man Logan), Marvel Comics have writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) and artist David Marquez (Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever, Invincible Iron Man – Reboot) to construct Civil War II, which is a nine issue limited series in the core. Various other tie-in stories and limited series were produced at the time of this event that covered the impact of the clash on the life of other characters related to the story.

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Hero Against Hero

Where the previous conflict centers around Captain America and Iron Man parted ways on moral standpoint of a government decision, this time Tony Stark stands ground for something that he believes against the current Captain Marvel; Carol Danvers. Their disagreement turned into a clash when Tony's best friend James Rhodes died in the line of duty and he believed Carol was the one responsible for Rhodey being killed in the first place. Not only the event spawned many tie-in limited series and opening for new potential storylines, it also came in par to 2016's superhero movie Captain America – Civil War from Marvel Studios.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

All-New Wolverine – Civil War II | Comics

Formerly known as X-23, Laura Kinney has taken the mantle of Logan after the Death of Wolverine. While having a thought of him in her dreams, she woke up to the sound at the door and found out Squirrel Girl at her doorstep with a real a wolverine named Jonathan. Laura shows no interest but Gabby loved it. Next up, Maria Hill, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. called her about a situation.

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All-New Wolverine – Civil War II | Comics

Upon meeting, Hill showed Laura a box containing a faint scent that they retrieved but lost several agents in the process. So, she need her help to find those agents and someone who went missing looking for them; Old Man Logan. As they opens up the box over New York bay, Laura remembers that the scent is to attract Fin Fang Foom and he responds by attacking the Helicarrier.

Leaving Gabby under Maria Hill's care, Wolverine jumps right into the mouth of the beast, while Captain Marvel and Iron Man arrives to help. Laura finds Logan half-burnt away and carried him outside. Gabby flew with whatever left of Logan to their apartment as Carol and Laura drove Fin Fang Foom far away. After waking up, Logan had a chat with his inter-dimensional dystopian future granddaughter Gabby.

Then Gabby, Laura and Logan bonds together, talks about his horrific past reality and took out two burglars who broke in. Meanwhile, the Inhuman precog Ulysses Cain sees a vision of Logan killing Gabby, leading Maria Hill to send Captain America heading to apprehend Logan with a bunch of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and soon, things get real nasty for both parties.

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Crosshairs of Allies

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Since the heroes of the world is divided again, Laura Kinney; the current Wolverine decides to keep her away from this and raise her clone by herself. She was doing okay until S.H.I.E.L.D. got involved and blew everything out of the proportion. All-New Wolverine monthly ongoing series is back with its second story arc, which serves as a tie-in to the Civil War II crossover event from Marvel Comics in 2016 and collects issues #07-12 of the series.

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The Shocking Prediction

The storyline was conceived by writer Tom Taylor (Injustice – Gods Among Us – Year One, Injustice – Gods Among Us – Year Two), drawn by artists Ig Guara and Marcio Takara, while covers were done by Bengal (All-New Wolverine – The Four Sisters, Avengers World – Before Time Runs Out). Wolverine's journey is followed up next in "Enemy of the State II" storyline.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Secret Wars | Comics

To prevent the imminent final Incursion of Earth-1610 and Earth-616, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange and Molecule Man have faced the mysterious race of Beyonders as a last resort for saving the entire Multiverse. The Ultimate Universe counterpart of Reed Richards named The Maker informs General Nick Fury of the inevitable catastrophe and Fury send all of S.H.I.E.L.D. fleets to Earth-616, while The Maker advancing with his very own agenda with The Cabal members Black Swan, Maximus, Namor, Terrax the Tamer and Thanos.

At the incursion point of Earth-616, Fury's fleet arrives over Manhattan city and starts firing as the heroes tries to avert the strike. Mister Fantastic has previously created a life raft to save as many as they can but The Maker just wants to save The Cabal and his doomsday plan of releasing Children of Tomorrow kills X-Men’s Beast, Black Bolt, Black Widow, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Spider-Woman, before a Phoenix Force empowered Cyclops finally stops it from doing more damage.

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Secret Wars | Comics

During their travel, the ship breaches in the middle and Invisible Woman, The Thing and rest of the Future Foundation except Reed Richards gets lost. When the two worlds finally collide and everything flashes into an endless white, Doom emerges. Upon taking down the Beyonders with a well devised plan, Victor has taken their enormous power for himself and thus, he becomes God Emperor Doom. He picked up pieces of the ruined Multiverse and merged them together into a new patchwork of reality called the Battleworld.

An entire Thor Corps served Doom as his police force of Battleworld to keep his order led by his trusty Sheriff Strange. The Battleworld is divided into three parts inhibited by Marvel Zombies, Ultron drones and Annihilation Wave, guarded by the Shield aka Ben Grimm. Doom's new world is ruled by his barons Apocalypse, Goblin Queen, Hyperion, Maestro and Mister Sinister. Sitting on his throne Yggdrasill; The World Tree, he rules this world alongside Sue Storm and her kids as the former devourer of worlds, Galactus stays in charge of guarding Castle Doom.

Minister Alexander Power and Dragon Man of The Foundation made the discovery of the Life Raft of The Maker, which was later informed to Sheriff Strange. When Thor Corps found it, Old Man Thor was immediately killed by members of The Cabal and the rest of his brethren engaged in battle with them. Strange has found Miles Morales inside the Raft, who led him to other surviving heroes who landed on this world. Victor learns of the presence of Reed Richards and the heroes and immediately appears to unleash Doom on them.

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Battleworld of Doom

With the Secret Wars entirely changing the timeline and reality of the Marvel Universe, a lot of what’s going on is yet to catch. The mention-worthy changes were; there are two versions of Mister Fantastic, Black Panther posses an Infinity Gauntlet, original Spider-Man Peter Parker and Miles Morales teams-up, Maximus becomes The Prophet, Galactus was a puppet-guard of Castle Doom, Star-Lord was the last survivor of the Guardians of the Galaxy and aside from the heroes, villains of the likes of Thanos and Namor have fought against the omnipotent God Emperor Doom.

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Prior events of "Time Runs Out" story on the pages of the monthly ongoing series of Avengers and New Avengers has led everything to a point where a collision of worlds was imminent and thus begins the major crossover-event of 2015; Secret Wars. Centered around a nine issue limited series, the plot was devised by writer Jonathan Hickman (Dark Reign – Fantastic Four, Infinity) and illustration were done by artist Esad Ribić. Right before the two realities of Earth-1610 and Earth-616 were destroyed, most of the major-superhero figures died battling each other. Meanwhile, the vigilante hero Punisher was busy taking down villains like Absorbing Man, Bullseye, Kingpin, Norman Osborn, Sandman and Scorpion before everything ends.

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Beyond The Battleworld

Since the reality that we know of the entire Marvel Universe was bend and twisted and was replaced with a new one, several fractions of various alternate timelines like Age of Ultron, Armor Wars, Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Days of Future Past, House of M, Inferno, Infinity Gauntlet, Korvac Saga, Marvel Zombies, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, Siege, Spider Island, Spider-Verse, X-Tinction Agenda and then some were explored in re-imaginary way. Also they are categorized in three individual sections; Battleworld, Last Days and Warzones. These stories have served as multiple tie-in to the main story that re-mapped Marvel. The aftermath of the event culminated an all-new, all-different era of Marvel Universe from a fresh point.
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