Showing posts with label Chris Bachalo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Bachalo. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Doctor Strange – Blood In The Aether | Comics

As the Empirikul have wiped the world clean of magic and almost killed Doctor Strange in their attempt of doing so, he is now trying to get back at his feet again and restoring balance of magic in the universe.

Meanwhile, his years of pain and sufferings that took a form lately finally dub itself as Mister Misery and decide to pry on the pain of innocents to get back at his "Father". The creature of black magic raided the New York University Medical Center sensing the suffering of patients as he was starving for pain but stopped by a timely intervention of Doctor Strange.

One of his most notorious foes, Baron Mordo decides to show up in town and settle his old score with Stephen this time. So, he left a message for Strange to Chondu the Mystic at the Bar With No Doors and then showed up straight at the Sanctum Sanctorum to face his rival.

Even with no good amount of spells left at his disposal, Doctor Strange takes a stand against his sworn enemy but in the middle of the battle, he's been pulled away to Dimension of Dreams by the villainous entity known as Nightmare.

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Doctor Strange – Blood In The Aether | Comics

Weirdly enough, Stephen finds himself leading a lavishing life among booze and girls but still, he finds it very odd for him. Wong and his librarian Zelma Stanton also gets entangled into the horrors as they enter the Dimension of Dreams to save the Doctor.

To explore the dream that breaks Stephen Strange, Nightmare kept taunting his mind but the former eventually found a way to turn the tables upside down on the demon's face by taking all the bad-dreams people were having worldwide at that time for his own and he came out alive conquering them all.

He started to taunt Nightmare at his very realm about not being able to keep him for long but is pulled again from Dimension of Dreams to another location. This time, Strange discovers himself in Hell and found his abductor to be The Devil's Daughter, Satana Hellstrom, who wants to make him go through his own personal hell since now she got her very own all-new, all-different Hell.

So, she wanted to make Doctor Strange a star attraction of her Hell because super heroes are now a trend there too and forced him to eat pork from a pig that was possessed by demons for 400 days! Sooner than he escaped from Satana's Hell, former second-stringer villain; The Orb decides to torment the Doctor a bit as he is now powered by one of the eye of the deceased Watcher that fell on to Earth (Original Sin).

Wong and Zelma got on a magical fighter biplane looking for the good Doctor to provide some aid. When he is finally surrounded by the gang of Baron Mordo, Mister Misery and The Orb, the dreaded Dormammu of the Dark Dimension makes his way on Earth to kill Doctor Strange.

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The Archenemy Alliance

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In continuation of the previous storyline "The Way of the Weird" and "The Last Days of Magic", writer Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Thanos Rising) and artist Chris Bachalo (Generation X, Steampunk) keep on to work their charm into the monthly Doctor Strange ongoing series.

The current story arc titled "Blood In The Aether" is comprised of issues #11-16 from the fourth volume of publication of the monthly series. The new series finally came in full-circle as a wide array of Doctor Strange's rogues' gallery made appearance with the presence of his trusty aide Wong and librarian Zelma Stanton, who is growing into her own role.

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Dine In Hell

A band of his enemies consisting of Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Mister Misery, Nightmare, Satana Hellstrom and The Orb came after Doctor Strange at a time when he is the weakest and almost left without any magic left in him. This all-too suspenseful tale eventually came to an end with a much desirable conclusion and started trail of a new one as well.

With the worldwide hype of the upcoming live-action Doctor Strange (2016) movie, Marvel Comics also decided to shake the mystical realms of magic with Sorcerer Supreme for the audience a bit on the pages of comic-books and there are a few references to the film as well.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Doctor Strange – The Last Days of Magic | Comics

A dimension which’s inhabitants used to worship the ancient being known as Shuma-Gorath as a deity, sent it's worshiping Blood Monks after a child who was promised to him. These people were accused of heresy for practicing science and not devoting themselves to magic. The boys' parents gave up their life to ensure that the boy's escapes along with a group of his created Eyebots. The boy grew up hating magic for the loss of his parents for it in the first place and its wielders became his prime target for elimination because of his childhood tragedy.

He now is The Imperator who leads Eyebots in his employ to hunt down and erase any trace of magic from existence by eliminating its users. As the Impirikul has finally reached Earth in search for Sorcerer Supreme of this dimension, they are hit with Atlantian Black Magic and stunned for a while. Other reputed sorcerers of Earth like Doctor Voodoo, Professor Xu, Mahatma Doom, Hellstrom, Scarlet Witch, Count Kaoz, Magik, Shaman and Talisman are also fighting the Impirikul around the globe with everything they have at their disposal.

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Doctor Strange notes that The Mighty Thor is weeping above the clouds for no reason he can remember of and a Ghost Rider is probably screaming somewhere as the world of magic gone cuckoo. The Impirikul attempts to enter the Sanctum but they all got caught up by the mystical defenses of the house itself. Strange was barely able to even hold him off against the powerful Imperator on the very doorstep of Sanctum Sanctorum taking non-stop blows from the attacker until he finally faded.

Then when they were all lined up for execution in front of Sanctum, his old pal Monako shows up to free them all and teleport them away before meeting his impending fate. Strange and his allies goes for a quest to find every last piece of magic around the world for a last stand against the Impirikul. While making a run for salvaging whatever scrap of magic scattered around the globe, Strange is hounded by the Witchfinder Wolves of Impirikul. His companion for the road Médico Místico, Scarlet Witch and Talisman extracted from the situation before taking care of the Wolves.

In the mean time, Wong makes a quick rescue of Zelma from the Sanctum and the Eyebots have unknowingly unleashed a monster hidden in the cellar constructed from pain and sufferings of Stephen Strange that have the power to unleash doom on the Impirikul. Doctor Strange and his friends eventually showed up to change the tide of the battle with all the mystical relics they've gathered but even if Strange ever manages to somehow beat them, can he restore the balance of magic in the world that has been lost?

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The Sorcery Strikes Back

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The supernatural lore of Marvel Comics got a new villain and he is currently after every other magic-wielder; especially Doctor Strange. So, comic-book writer Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Original Sin) and artist extraordinaire Chris Bachalo (Generation X, Steampunk) is having quite an impressive run on the Doctor Strange’s ongoing series which started with ‘The Way of the Weird’ and now has reached to "The Last Days of Magic". Illustrator Leonardo Romero also served as penciller for the tie-in issue, also written by Aaron. Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish collaborated on the tie-in that features a certain Merc with a Mouth; Deadpool for some reason we are not sure about yet.

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Last Protectors of Magic

As per with the recent release of the 2016’s live-action Doctor Strange film, Marvel took this initiative to re-define the mystic elements of its large fictional universe. Considering that, they are getting pretty good results as in a new chapter started with its very own background and can leave out trails to create more expanding arcs or crossover from it. Plus, the continuation of other Marvel characters related to magic from The Avengers or X-Men appearing and teaming up with the Sorcerer Supreme himself to save the world against a menacing brand-new antagonist was an extra delight for the fans.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird | Comics

Doctor Strange passes each of his days weirder than the last and after returning to the world of living after Battleworld, currently he is busy fighting a tribe of Soul-Eaters from Netherworld who were desperately trying to fight back at him. He insists them to leave at once but they made him fight their champion whom he successfully beats with his mighty war magic, makes out with a female Soul-Eater who is into him and then it is revealed that he was actually exorcising a young boy’s soul on request of his concerned parents.

Walking back to his place he looks to the surrounding world wondering what if the people around him could ever see the world as he can. Mostly he pays no mind to all the inter-dimensional bacteria roaming around common people, unless he sees something that doesn’t belong in this plane of existence. After taking out one of such on road while the onlookers on the street point him out as a weirdo, he enters the Bar With No Doors to have a drink and meet his peers Doctor Voodoo, Scarlet Witch and Shaman.

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Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird | Comics

Strange shares his most recent and unusual experience with the Soul-Eaters tribe with fellow magic-wielders. Doctor Voodoo thinks a single tribe of them going rogue can be a disconnected incident but Shaman believes it to be an alarm of an upcoming storm. As he heads back home to his Sanctum Sanctorum, Strange finds a girl named Zelma Stanton, a librarian from Bronx looking for him and he invites her inside deducing that she came here with her own weird problem to get rid of.

Since Zelma was initially hesitant to come here to talk about her problems, Doctor Strange invites her inside the Sanctorum and requests her to remove her hat. He takes a look at the growing teeth and eyes on her scalp to understand what he is dealing with here. Strange hits them with a spell and suddenly his entire house gets swarmed by Mind Maggots within moments. His personal assistant Wong locks down the house as Strange wanders around his mystical house with Zelma at his side looking for them.

Strange then absorbs them all into himself by tracking their ectoplasmic mucous strands still linked to Zelma and then luring them all to her back by making shout about her deepest dark secrets. The following day, Stephen finds out magic-consuming slugs are eating over the city and then he sends them all to coma with a magical blast. Doctor Strange and Wong enter the nexus point of dimensions called Fandazar Foo to investigate further only to discover it barren and to their horror; they found the Sorcerers Supreme of many dimensions, murdered by a group called The Impirikul, led by The Imperator.

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The Regular Irregularities

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As the new and fourth publication of Doctor Strange’s ongoing series kicks-in following his vital involvement in ‘Secret Wars’ as Doctor Doom’s sheriff, comic-book writer Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Original Sin) and artist Chris Bachalo (Generation X, Steampunk) takes responsibility of the Sorcerer Supreme legacy for a while. Issues #1-5 from the series was picked up to narrate a story that will lead to "Last Days of Magic", the next storyline from the series that will shake the mystical realms of Marvel Universe deep to its teeth and leave long-lasting mark for upcoming events to follow.

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Rise of The Empirikul

Basically "The Way of the Weird" storyline doesn’t end here; it actually finishes with a cliffhanger to any final outcome and serves as a starting point of an end. That means, the ending point of this arc is a sort of prologue for what is about to come for the heroes wielding mystical powers and fighting supernatural threat. Not any known enemy that they have ever faced before is coming after them. Instead, someone with a deeply seeded vendetta against the magicians will fight them with the strength of science.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Avengers – Fear Itself | Comics

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Avengers – Fear Itself | Comics
In the awakening of an ancient evil Asgardian god of fear, The Serpent, his new heralds starts taking over the world with their divine hammers and going on a massive destructive rampage. In this event, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are trying their best to fight and oppose the power of the pure darkness. The Red Hulk faces The Thing of the former Fantastic Four, who has now turned into one of the herald Angir, Breaker of Souls and engages in one of the destructive battle of Marvel Universe that destroyed the Avengers Tower within a moment. As the tower falls, Red Hulk makes a final stand against the mighty Angir with all he has left but gets an even severe beating in return.

The rest of the heroes find themselves in Brazil against The Incredible Hulk, who has become another lieutenant for The Serpent, named Nul, Breaker of Worlds. Avenger member Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman and Protector engages Nul with everything they got with no result, instead of angering Nul even more than he already was. Hawkeye and Spider-Woman barely made it out while Ms. Marvel tries to go toe to toe with Nul. A weird romance starts in the midst of this chaos between two Avengers members and the event ends with a tragic death. Meanwhile, Commander Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter AKA Agent 13 of the Secret Avengers have been investigating a possible secret hideout of Sin that led them to a band of enhanced Nazi villains from the days of World War II before they find Red Skull's daughter as The Skadi.
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The American Blitzkrieg
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Red Hulk Bests Angir
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'Avengers – Fear Itself' is a five part tie-in storyline created for the actual 2011 crossover event Fear Itself. This tie-in story features issues #13-17 from the fourth volume of The Avengers monthly comics series, written by Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War II, Secret Invasion), who also wrote the previous stories of this series. Artist Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) joins with Bendis to provide his artworks and the final issue of the tie is done by the extraordinary John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, Uncanny X-Men). Artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man) also showed a glace of his work on the final issue of this story.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man – Shed | Comics

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Amazing Spider Man – Shed | Comics
Famous Reptilian scientist Doctor Curtis Connors is the man also known as the former super-villain Lizard as well as a teacher of Peter Parker, is now a widower, working in a pharmaceutical industry, is broken and slowly losing control from the stress of life and a non-stop trash talking boss. When his entire barrier of endurance broke to keep his reptilian persona in check, a monstrous Lizard is unleashed again! Spider-Man was patrolling with Black Cat, then upon hearing the news of the Lizard’s rampage, he quickly reached to the spot as soon as he could. He confronts him to stop Kurt Connors from rampaging through the city and to save the innocent bystanders from harm’s way.

With all those years of changing into the other grizzly persona of a cold-blooded reptile and experiencing a few horrific mutations, Lizard has grown monstrous, stronger and grimmer than ever. It has changed into a new devilish form, which Connors has a very limited control over, calling itself The Shed. It is known that under the influence of the reptile, Curt Connors only possesses intellect of an average man but what the other did not know now is that this time Connors has perfected the serum responsible for his transformation to the level where he can have control over both his persona and powers at the same time. Even after his best efforts, Spidey fails to save Kurt's son Billy Connors at the foster case from his own father's monstrosity and may be this time, it won't be easy stopping the reptile monster, since his humane side is lost in the abyss.
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The Lizard Takes Over
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The Lizard's Grim Hunt
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The storyline Shed is a four part tale from the monthly ongoing Amazing Spider-Man comic-book series, is plotted out by the mastermind writer Zeb Wells (Carnage U.S.A., Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus – Year One) and amazing artist Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) under the publication of Marvel Comics in 2010. Though it is actually part of “The Gauntlet” story arc but Shed is a part of a larger plot that only focuses Spidey’s encounter with The Lizard. It's a one grim tale that readers and fans won't forget in years running from issues #630-633 and also some materials from Web of Spider-Man #55 were added to the story.
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