Showing posts with label Chuck Dixon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chuck Dixon. Show all posts

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle | Comics

In a calm moon lit night on an Eastern African bay, a vessel named “Fuwalda” fell under a sudden revolt by a bunch of merciless crew to take control of the ship, who massacred all the passengers but two. Lord John Greystoke and his then pregnant wife Alice was however spared by them, who later gave birth to a healthy boy named John Greystoke, who is to be the next Lord from the aristocratic line of Greystoke-Family.

superman tarzan comic
Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle | Comics

On that same night a giant meteor fell from the sky onto the nearest forest site. The meteor was actually a space-pod, carrying the last sole survivor Kal-El, of the now doomed planet Krypton. Kal-El was found by the ape Kerchak, who was going to give up the boy for not being one of them but his wife Kala adopted him and named him Argo-Zan. Kal-El grew up among the apes as Argo-Zan and became the mighty Lord of the Apes. After being gravely injured by a Leopard, Kala reveals to Argo-Zan about him being from sky before taking her last breath and he eventually finds the ship that brought him here.

On the other hand, in England, John Greystoke was very dissatisfied with all his fortune and privileges from an aristocratic background and realized the presence of a large void in his life, which is without any exciting purpose to follow. Finally, these two heroes met at the lost city of Opar opposing the challenge that will change their paths forever. Not only they have to save Lois Lane and Jane Clayton from danger, they also needs to survive from the sinister seductress, La, possessing a certain meteorite that may be lethal to Kal-El.

john greystoke tarzan dark horse comic
Lost City of Opar

Here is your links to buy “Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle" from Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics in issues on Amazon.

Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle 01

Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle 02

Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle 03

Here is your links to buy “Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle" from Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics on Amazon.

Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle

Set on one of Elseworld's visionary ground, "Superman/Tarzan – Sons of the Jungle" is a three part inter-company crossover limited series story that was published in a joint venture by DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics in 2001.

superman and tarzan
Towards True Destiny

This tale was devised by writer Chuck Dixon (Batgirl – Year One, Superman/Aliens II – God War), with manga styled illustrations provided by artist Carlos Meglia (Star Wars – Underworld). Guest-artist Humberto Ramos (Kookaburra K, Revelations) also did magnificent covers for all three issues of this crossover series. This fantastic Elseworlds story is an experimental take for the fans of any one of these two heroes or both.
If you like the post, then PLEASE leave a comment.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

G. I. Joe | Comics

In the town of Springfield, a man came with a scheme to start a paramilitary organization of his own with a goal to oppose the world's governments and those who would come to their way and agenda, gathering people of the same beliefs to built the foundation of the mighty terrorist group known today only as Cobra.

gi joe
G. I. Joe | Comics

In exchange for money, power and the chance to hurt people the man recruits skilled manpower in his group and also dubs himself as Cobra Commander to rule his league with an iron hand. Aside from his regular force of Cobra Vipers and Cobra Troopers, they enlist many top assassins of the world to their cause such as the ruthless assassin Baroness and ninja operative Storm Shadow, henchman Destro, explosives expert Firefly and master of disguise Zartan.

When the Cobra decides to finally come out of their hiding after years of preparation against the system, they kidnapped the renowned nuclear physicist Dr. Adele Burkhart and at that moment, the U. S. government assigned a special group under General Flagg’s command who are trained to response at the threat at hand known only as the G. I. Joe to rescue her.

Along with many other potential Joes, Duke, Scarlett, Snake-Eyes, Hawk, Stalker, Roadblock, Flint and Lady Jaye regularly engages with Cobra and other everyday terrorist threats worldwide to neutralize it before it can hurt people and keep the others safe. But as the forces of good prepares themselves to battle against the vile Cobra, the evil also makes his sinister plan to wipe out the existing peace from the planet.

For more information on G. I. Joe comics series, you can check out these links below.

G. I. Joe (Comics) Wikipedia

G. I. Joe IDW (Comics) Wikipedia

g i joe idw
The Elite Military Force

Here is your links to buy "G.I. Joe – Origins" comics from IDW Comics on Amazon.

G.I. Joe Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Origins Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Cobra Vol 01

G.I. Joe Vol 02

G.I. Joe – Origins Vol 02

G.I. Joe Vol 03

G.I. Joe – Origins Vol 03

G.I. Joe – Hearts and Minds (Softcover)

G.I. Joe – Hearts and Minds (Hardcover)

G.I. Joe – Cobra Vol 02

G.I. Joe Vol 04

G.I. Joe – Origins Vol 04

G.I. Joe – Cobra Vol 03 - Serpent's Coil

G.I. Joe – Cobra Vol 04 - The Death of Cobra Commander

G.I. Joe Vol 05

Infestation Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Origins Vol 05

G.I. Joe – Cobra Civil War Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Snake Eyes – Cobra Civil War Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Cobra – Cobra Civil War Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Cobra Civil War Vol 02

G.I. Joe – Snake Eyes – Cobra Civil War Vol 02

G.I. Joe – Cobra – Cobra Civil War Vol 02

G.I. Joe – Cobra Civil War Compendium

G.I. Joe – Cobra Command Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Cobra Command Vol 02

G.I. Joe – Cobra Command Vol 03 – Aftermath

G.I. Joe – Complete Cobra Command

G.I. Joe – Deep Terror

G.I. Joe – Snake Eyes/Storm Shadow Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Cobra - Son of the Snake

G.I. Joe – Target Snake Eyes

G.I. Joe – Cobra – Oktober Guard

G.I. Joe Vol 01 – Homefront

G.I. Joe – The Cobra Files Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Special Missions Vol 01

G.I. Joe – Special Missions Vol 02

G.I. Joe Vol 02 – Threat Matrix

G.I. Joe – The Cobra Files Vol 02

Based on a toy line from Hasbro, G. I. Joe is a popular comic book series featuring a special operative teams that fights terrorism. The publishing of the series started in 1967 from Marvel Comics, then went to hiatus and after changing a few publications like Dark Horse Comics, Benchpress Comics and Devil's Due Publishing. Currently IDW is the publisher of the series and relayed materials as well.

gi joe comics
Real American Heroes

Writer Larry Hama (Generation X, Weapon X) along with artist Herb Trimpe (Defenders, G.I. Joe – Special Missions), Ron Wagner, Rod Whigham and Marshall Rogers has worked on the series from its very beginning and continued for long. The series also had a few notable crossover with Danger Girl, Street Fighter and Transformers, also published from IDW. Like many other successful comic book series, the franchise was adapted to two live-action films; G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013).
If you like the post, then PLEASE leave a comment.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Batgirl – Death Wish | Comics

As she continues to train with Batman, Batgirl prepares to encounter the unbeatable assassin Lady Shiva one year later.

In spite of her superior training, Batgirl takes a punch from a thug during patrol, which Batman notices and tries to figure out what caused her to lose focus. Oracle calls in to inform Cassandra Cain that she has located the complex where the group of government agents she tussled with earlier has her tape and other evidence to identify her.

With approval from her mentor, she heads to Langley, Virginia and breaks in evading every security measure like they were nothing to steal physical proof of her being such as blood samples and video tape. Barbara talks to Bruce concerning for the girl and he later sends her after the rogue agent Masters, who killed one of her friends.

Batgirl then meets Robin in the middle of a mob shooting where one was chasing a mob boss and another is seeking an assassin. The Boy Wonder is astound and shocked to see her bullet dodging skills with all the exit wounds on her body left by her trainer David Cain. She is shot by the killer with cybernetics named "Deadeye" but still takes him down.

Next up, she had to approach another fellow costumed vigilante Spoiler after retrieving one million dollar and a ransom note from gang feud. They got into the case together because the latter wanted to take part in this adventure and eventually sorted everything out in the end before agreeing to donate the money to a children's hospital.

batgirl death wish cassandra cain dc comics
Batgirl – Death Wish | Comics

Barbara Gordon calls in for Batman after picking up master assassin David Cain on the nuclear weapons storage of Hanford Island through satellite. He then teases the Caped Crusader through security feed to go there and face him. Feeling responsible for her father, Cassandra wanted in but is denied and left to keep a watch on Gotham.

The Dark Knight walks straight into a trap set by Cain and he goes on taking a shot at her young daughter. Turns out, he was hired by an individual who has physically suffered at the hands of Batgirl a year ago and is part of organized crime in Gotham, only wanting her to be taken care of with no knowledge of what she is to the person he hired for the job.

After she takes down a suicide bomber, Barbara talks to her about how exciting the experience is for the first time and how it was a rush for Babs at the beginning, which reminds the young protégé of how a year have passed of her deal with Lady Shiva. So, telling Oracle to run simulation for Shiva, she goes to study the lethal assassin.

In the mean time, Barbara talks to Batman about how she is worried that it's been nearly a year Cassandra has fought Shiva but she never told Babs about it. Bruce points out that only by facing Wu-San in combat, Batgirl can move past her death wish.

Besides, they have been keeping tracks of her confrontation with powerful rivals like Bizarro and Shadow Thief lately after moving on to her own cave, which was quite impressive progress on her part. Oracle still protests about letting her go ahead with what she is up to fearing the outcome but The Dark Knight allowed her to continue nevertheless.

Finally, that fateful night arrives when Cassandra prepares herself for a face-off and Barbara tries to talk her out of her deadly duel with Shiva in a ditch attempt to throw her away from the path of a certain suicide. So, she paralyzed Babs with a nerve strike before apologizing for doing that and heading over to a rooftop of Gotham City to meet her fate.

batgirl cassandra cain david cain dc comics
Cain Has Lost It

Here is your links to buy "Batgirl – Death Wish" from DC Comics in issues on Amazon.

Batgirl 17

Batgirl 18

Batgirl 19

Batgirl 20

Batgirl 22

Batgirl 23

Batgirl 25

Here is your link to buy "Batgirl – Death Wish" from DC Comics on Amazon.

Batgirl – Death Wish

The seventeen year old young heroine Cassandra Cain returns to her Batgirl cowl with the third story arc "Batgirl – Death Wish" from the first monthly ongoing comic-book series of the character by DC Comics in 2003, collecting issues #17-20, 22, 23, 25.

Writer Chuck Dixon (Batgirl – Year One, Robin – Year One) joins series regular Kelley Puckett (Batgirl – A Knight Alone, Batgirl – Silent Running) and artist Damion Scott (Robin/Batgirl – Fresh Blood, Robin – To Kill a Bird) in a journey to take the Silent Knight of Gotham into a new height by pitting her up against major league players out there.

batgirl cassandra cain lady shiva dc comics
The Inevitable Rematch

Not only has her relationship with Oracle strengthened whom she sees as a motherly figure during the events of "Death Wish", it also sets out her feud with her biological mother and the unbeatable assassin Lady Shiva to set her record straight on how good she really is. Cassandra had a chance to come across her father David Cain as well.

One good thing this storyline does in particular is that Cassandra gets an up close interaction with other allies of Bat-Family like Robin and Spoiler, which helped her bond with them as they worked together and humanize herself further. More exciting development will be seen on the upcoming "Fists of Fury" arc as it tie-in with "Joker – Last Laugh".
If you like the post, then PLEASE leave a comment.