Showing posts with label Carlos Pacheco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carlos Pacheco. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

When world's most powerful telepaths are attacked by an unforeseen enemy, the X-Men enter astral plane to confront it.

Mutants around the world with psychic abilities are suddenly being attacked and they starts dying but just because most of them secluded themselves from the rest, these deaths gone unnoticed at the very beginning.

When it attacked Betsy Braddock AKA Psylocke when she was in London, she sent out a distress psychic call to fellow mutants that reached out to Angel, Bishop, Gambit, Fantomex, Old Man Logan and Rogue who were coincidentally in close range for various different reasons of their own. Betsy's psychic manifestation took shape of a giant butterfly over The Shard building.

Soon, Logan and Rogue arrives in Blackbird with the latter decides to fly to Betsy for aiding her. As she reaches near, Psylocke's psychic blades starts attacking as a defense mechanism and when they came back around, Angel comes following to save Rogue by shielding her with his wings.

Logan tries to divert rest of the blades towards him from Gambit, Fantomex and the crowd of London. When Bishop arrives too, Rogue asks him to get rid of the energy she's about to absorb from Psylocke which has infected her. With some effort, they managed to do that and apparently saved the day for that moment.

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

Original X-Men member Beast also arrives on the spot to everyone's surprise as he has received the distress psychic call too. Psylocke reveals that the powerful mutant Amahl Farouk is back as the Shadow King once again and he want all of them, so that he can crawl back to real-world and infect it's populace with his poison.

She suggests that they travel to the Astral Plane to fight Shadow King and make sure that he never steps into our world. Otherwise, he will strike at psychics like Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Quentin Quire and Stepford Cuckoos next to make them his mind-slaves.

Logan voluntarily agrees to go inside since he already spent many years in his own timeline to fight the menacing Shadow King. The rest of them followed him as Angel stays behind to aid Betsy just in case and to make sure his Archangel persona stays in check.

Bishop wanted to better the odds if one of their friends wakes up as Farouk's pawn by staying with Betsy and Warren. Just as they entered the Astral Plane, Shadow King senses their presence almost immediately and prepares himself as well as a special prisoner of his for a game with the lives of these X-Men.

Inside, they discover themselves as audience in a theater for a play about their lives but Logan realizes that something weird is going on and he ended up killing a zombie-version of Jean Grey, which triggered other characters present to attack the X-Men.

During their fight, Logan deduces that Hank McCoy among them is actually one of their old enemies, the mutant shape-shifter Mystique just by observing her movements. They all willingly enter three psychic doors presented to them when they realized that someone aside from Farouk is on Astral Plane is secretly helping them.

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Psychic Horror Show

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X

The fourth monthly ongoing volume of Astonishing X-Men is launched and it begins with the six-part long "Life of X" storyline from Marvel Comics in 2018, which collected issues #01-06 of the series.

To pen out this one, comic-book writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of Wolverine) was hired and he received assistance from artists Carlos Pacheco (Fantastic Four, Inhumans), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy), Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Mike Del Mundo (Elektra – Bloodlines, Elektra – Reverence) and Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers), who helped with cover art and illustrations.

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Web of Shadow King

"Life of X" reassembles many of the former X-Men members as well as outcasts like Fantomex and Mystique, both of whom either worked with the team or any of the team members previously on occasion.

Plus, this one brings one of the oldest villains Shadow King that these mutant superheroes have faced many times on their earlier days and a long-deceased character back again. Even though the ending of the story is portrayed like a conclusion, for some weird reasons, it still feels like a mild cliffhanger though.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Cable – Conquest | Comics

Cable starts a centuries-spanning chase from modern day to dawn of time to save reality from a villain named Conquest.

Time-travelling mutant Cable goes back to Arizona territory of 1874 and walks into a bar. No sooner had he entered, he is confronted by four locals with future-tech guns after he tossed one of them out and soon took care of the rest.

Since all of them were well aware of him coming, he interrogates one of them by hanging him upside down to find out what the person was after that he came here chasing through time stream. That guy took him to a time marker burned into rocks where Cable's target vanished and led him to feudal Japan.

Arriving near a village, Cable finds it entirely on flames and everyone in it murdered except for a woman and her son, who informed him that men with swords of fire did this. Tracking the attackers from the village, he came across a group of Rōnin who engaged him in a high-tech sword fight and even sliced his bionic arm off.

In a flashback, the man Cable has been chasing after approaches lord Daimyo Amaru Hideyoshi for his aid but left the place in flames when he was insulted and rejected before he met those Rōnins in a group.

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Cable – Conquest | Comics

As a traveller, he apprached the group of Rōnins and armed them with weapons to deal with Nathan Summers. Using his telekinetic powers, not only did he defeat entire Rōnin squad single-handedly but he took his severed arm back too.

Nathan forced the last Rōnin to show him the time marker and this time, he jumped back to year 1121 at Yucatán Coast of Mayan Civilization. Upon arriving, he is immediately attacked by some locals with bird-like high-tech wings and Cable ended up saving a priest named Kagan from them.

After Nate defeated all the ensuing attackers, Kagan greets Cable before taking him to his temple. He reveals that the man he's after is known as Conquest has came to his city looking for an ancient relic which belonged to a Time Sword, which was created by The Eternals.

It was destroyed by The Inhumans during Eternals/Inhumans War. Then broken pieces of the sword were scattered throughout various point of history by its power. Conquest wants to assemble all shattered pieces to re-forge Time Sword so that he can pierce through time and change history as he sees fit.

For a priest, Kagan seem to have a lot of knowledge about Time Sword and he informs all of it's history to Nate. After fighting a couple of dozens more of corrupted locals devoted to Conquest, Cable managed to get to time marker of this era and traveled back to Conquest's current location in 1908's Russia.

Looks like Conquest have already managed to collect three pieces and needs the remaining two to make it whole again before Cable can finally stop him and save the future from becoming a mess.

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One Step Forward

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Cable – Conquest

Following the aftermath of "Inhumans Vs. X-Men" crossover event, Marvel Comics has decided to re-launch a few of their monthly ongoing titles once again as part of "ResurrXion" event. The storyline "Conquest" collects issues #01-05 from the third monthly series of Cable and with that, Askani'son returns to action once again.

So, comic-book writer James Robinson (Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies, Armor Wars – Warzones!) and artist Carlos Pacheco (Bishop, Fantastic Four) was brought in to conceive a new plot for first story-arc "Conquest" for third monthly volume of Cable. Artist Dale Keown (Darkness/Hulk, Hulk/Pitt) was also roped in to provide cover art for all the issues involved in this plot.

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Behold, Conquest!

Even though Cable is an honorary member of X-Men, very often his own responsibility of watching over time stream puts him into solo missions. The story introduces a new time-travelling rival for him named Conquest, who had no prior history of tangling with him or any of the other Marvel characters though.

The motives of this new villain are somewhat similar to Kang the Conqueror but only to a much smaller scale of course that Nathan alone can handle with some struggle. However, there are chances that this guy throws the fate of the universe into jeopardy in foreseeable future that forces to assemble The Avengers and Fantastic Four alongside the X-Men.
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