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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Avengers – Secrets & Lies | Comics

Captain America recruits an ally into New Avengers team to find a connection between Hydra and Silver Samurai.

On the night of a prison break at Raft, Matt Murdock was on board with a group of fellow superheroes to contain a massive breakout. All of them have been banded together by Captain America into a team except Murdock, who refuses to join his New Avengers because of his secret identity of being Daredevil was made public lately.

Now that forty two super-powered criminals are free again, Cap is busy making rounds to catch them up one by one. He came to Murdock to talk about Keniuchio Harada AKA Silver Samurai, who was a prisoner that escaped Raft that night. Harada was likely to be assisted by The Hand but he believes it was most probably Clan Yashida.

Aside from Daredevil, only Wolverine knows about Japanese underworld and he is currently not available, therefore they need him right now. Matt explains that federal government is on his tail and he can come under fire for even knowing him but Cap then pointed out about the time when he became "Nomad" and represented no one else.

Matt then suggests him of someone that has every training and knowledge he has about Clan Yashida and The Hand. Steve Rogers meets this person to debrief their mission to locate Harada, learn his plans and their rule of no killing. Next day, a black suit wearing ninja goes beating up Clan Yashida thugs in Japan for information.

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The mysterious ninja then finds a way to a secret fortress of Clan Yashida to see Harada being approached by Hand shortly before he is greeted by Viper AKA Madame Hydra but had to run abruptly when some Hand ninjas sneaked up. Making a break for it, the ninja made it to Stark Enterprises building, unaware of being followed by Hand.

Aside from Cap, no one among New Avengers team has known this guy and before they could catch a break, they came under attack from a swarm of Hand ninjas. Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman get engaged with this group momentarily who came following their contact in Japan that Murdock sent.

Keniuchio is brought to Japan to take lead of The Hand in rise of a twisted Hydra and corrupted S.H.I.E.L.D. They are interrupted by a ninja who came to warn about an intruder that they engaged and followed thinking they have ties to American heroes but are ordered to retreat and soon, they all withdraw from fighting the Avengers.

Spidey notices that Jessica is missing and she actually flew to Fortress Yashida only to come across Viper. They have an argument over a deal made earlier to give her powers and then she tells Spider-Woman to hit her with a Venom Blast since her friends are right behind her in a Quinjet and she obliges this time without a hesitation.

Cap orders Silver Samurai and his associates to stand down but Harada asks if he is aware that his government abducted him to put in Raft without trials. They decide to sort things out by Keniuchio unleashing his sword on his associate group of Hand ninjas and Iron Man using a massive concussion blast to knock off all of them.

New Avengers team eventually leaves with Viper with them since she is a wanted terrorist and Jessica Drew attempts to release Madame Hydra mid-flight but accidentally Cap fell out as well and she immediately jumped to catch him. Their mysterious ninja friend reveals who is behind that mask and Cap confronts Jessica about her motives.

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Trouble in Japan

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Following launch of New Avengers monthly ongoing series, writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) worked on "Breakout" and "Sentry" storyline and returns for a third tale alongside artists David Finch (Moon Knight – Midnight Sun, Moon Knight – The Bottom), Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers, New Ultimates) and Rick Mays.

"Secrets & Lies" collects issues #11-15 of titular comic-book series published by Marvel Comics in 2006. In a follow-up to apprehend major escapees of Raft maximum-security prison, Cap and his team has now focused his directive towards Silver Samurai, who was arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. and then flew off to Japan by Hydra to join The Hand.

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Mysterious Ninja Avengers

After failing to have Matt Murdock on their team as Daredevil, he recruits a mysterious new hero named Ronin for a mission in Japan, who remained under mask for almost entirety of their quest. Though everyone seems to be pretty curious about whom it is, no one among them is really familiar with this ninja warrior from before.

Also, that suspicious build up of Spider-Woman acting weird in and out of her costume has finally came to a point where she has to face the truth. Also, Ms. Marvel, Nick Fury, The Sentry and Wolverine appeared as guest characters. An old threat is about to emerge from ruins of past history in upcoming storyline titled "The Collective".
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Friday, April 25, 2008

New Avengers – Breakout | Comics

In wake of a major prison break at Raft, Captain America assembles an unlikely band of heroes to form New Avengers.

When Scarlet Witch lost control over her reality-altering power, it caused a series of events that took the lives of Ant-Man, Hawkeye and Vision. With a few many broken members of The Avengers left but no funding to keep them running, their team has finally been disbanded and everyone went their separate ways from then on.

Six months later, lawyer Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson takes Luke Cage as their bodyguard to maximum-security prison Raft at Ryker's Island to see a client. They are greeted by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jessica Drew AKA Spider-Woman, who escorted them to inner levels underwater, all full of super-powered murdering maniacs and psychopaths.

Meanwhile, Maxwell Dillon is contacted by a guy in shadows at his cell to stage a prison break. Wearing his Electro costume, he unleashes his power that killed all generators on Raft, which frees almost every captive super-villain from their captivity and even caused a massive blackout that engulfed the nearby city of New York.

Back at his apartment, Peter Parker planned on having some free time with his wife Mary Jane Watson but his plan is cut short when everything goes dark and he sees a lightning bolt striking on Raft. So, he quickly dresses up as Spider-Man and latches onto a helicopter to get a fast ride there, which got suddenly got hit and he falls into water.

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New Avengers – Breakout | Comics

He swam through freezing cold water only to be greeted by Captain America on board, who also landed on that S.H.I.E.L.D. chopper. A second explosion goes off suddenly and they see Electro fleeing with someone. Surrounded by enemies, Spidey is thrown into a gauntlet of adversaries, lost his mask and got his arm broken by Jigsaw.

Murdock asks Jessica to take him to his client and they see a scruffy-looking loner inside that cell, whom he reveals to be The Sentry, most powerful super hero on Earth and are voluntary serving a sentence for allegedly killing his wife. As they try to convince him to help them escape right now, Carnage showed up out of nowhere.

To secure his friend Foggy, Murdock throws him into cell and he eventually managed to get Sentry back in action. Breaking out of his cell door, Robert Reynolds grabs Carnage and then rips him apart after taking him straight to space. Cage and Drew managed to take down Mr. Hyde before Hydro-Man slowly starts drowning them.

They still got out joining an ensuing fight alongside Cap and Spidey, which doesn't look good at all. Iron Man drops by to catch Cap mid-air when he was thrown away by Ironclad and join the party. Luke Cage comes across his arch-nemesis Purple Man, who orders him to first kill all his hero-buddies present there and then kill himself.

He was badly beaten down by Cage in response because he was sedated and his mind-power didn't work on him until he was stopped by Cap. Things wrapped up pretty fast when Sentry returns from his short trip and next day, Steve Rogers proposes to Tony Stark about forming an Avengers team with these newly assembled heroes.

One by one, he approached Cage, Jessica and Peter Parker to help him recapture 42 escaped prisoners. With an exception of Daredevil, everyone else gladly agrees to be part of his new team and meets at Stark Tower. They took Electro into custody and found clues that lead them to Savage Land, looking for Karl Lykos AKA Sauron.

Unable to access his S.H.I.E.L.D. file, New Avengers heads to the land of dinosaurs in a Quinjet that is stomped by a Tyranasaurus moments after their arrival. As they all got split up after that, Cage and Drew encounter X-Men member, Wolverine.

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Raft Prison Break

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Following events of "Avengers Disassembled", writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) and artist David Finch (Moon Knight – Midnight Sun, Moon Knight – The Bottom) was hired by Marvel Comics to work on a spin-off series titled, New Avengers and "Breakout" is its first storyline that forms the foundation of their team.

With Fantastic Four out of scene and X-Men preoccupied, there is literally no one to stop any global threat and so, the assembled heroes formed a new team that aims to be a better version of Avengers. In the mean time, capturing escaped super-villains from Raft prison break keeps them busy until they come across some real threat.

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New Order of Avengers

Bendis successfully orchestrated a setting where some unlikely allies will assemble together for a single cause and bringing in 87 maniacal persona of Marvel Universe into that mix was a recipe that perfectly worked out for his plan. He also kept Spider-Woman's behavior somewhat mysterious to explore further in a later occasion.

Considering first story to debut a new series, "Breakout" spawns more secrets from friends and enemies than it actually resolves. Collecting first six issues of New Avengers monthly ongoing comic-book run, it is followed by "Sentry" up next that sees a long-awaited return of a classic superhero with a side order of a menacing terror.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Avengers | Comics

Following events of "Avengers Disassembled", Captain America formed a team of New Avengers during a massive "Breakout".

For long, The Avengers have been a group of superhero friends working together to save the world and always watched each other's backs. They often survived against impossible odds till the very day when Scarlet Witch's mental breakdown brought a series of unforeseen tragedies on all of their lives and they were finally "Disassembled".

Years of fighting against evil as a team officially came to an end but when Electro shut down power of maximum-security prison Raft, it caused a massive prison break of 42 super-villains and thus Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and The Sentry came to form an alliance of heroes to contain them.

Cap proposed to Tony Stark that they re-assemble The Avengers once again but proposed to work on their own this time. He then approached Jessica Drew, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock and Peter Parker to join his cause. Except for Murdock, everyone else happily gathered in to Stark Tower and their adventure led them to Savage Land.

As soon as they landed, their Quinjet was crushed by a Tyranasaurus and come across feral X-Man Wolverine Before they could catch up; a group of Savage Land mutates suddenly ambushes and overwhelms them. All of them are riled up in front of Brainchild, who hired Electro to get Karl Lykos AKA Sauron out of Raft at that night.

They went there looking for Lykos and Tony manage to free them right away. Logan immediately gives him a chase but then he transformed into Sauron by feeding his mutant power before getting headshot by second Black Widow, Yelena Belova.

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New Avengers | Comics

Shortly afterwards, Iron Man goes to meet his friends at Illuminati in secret to talk about Robert Reynolds AKA The Sentry but no one seem to know anything about him or even heard of him. Reed Richards apparently has no recollection of sending Murdock to meet him at Raft and none of his files have anything on him, which deeply worries him.

Jessica takes Luke, Spidey and Wolverine to apprehend Wrecker of the Wrecking Crew in Long Island. When they finally wrap up, Tony calls them all to gather at Connecticut, where member s of Fantastic Four, Inhumans, New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and X-Men have gathered to approach Bob Reynolds only to be attacked by The Void.

Mutant telepath Emma Frost tries to reach a troubled Bob out and discovers that his memories were altered by former Brotherhood of Mutants member Mastermind on behalf of a person who is an arch-nemesis of superhero Sentry. He managed to overcome his demons and agreed to join New Avengers by helping when he could.

Secrets & Lies
On quest of arresting all Raft escapees, Captain America visits Matt Murdock to talk about Keniuchio Harada, whom he recognizes as Silver Samurai. Harada was kept at Ryker's Island maximum security prison and escaped during breakout with help from The Hand but Murdock believes it was probably Clan Yashida who flew him out.

When asked for help, he clearly declined Cap by pointing out his current public image due to his secret identity being revealed. However, he suggests that someone similar can help them find Harada and Cap briefs this new ally about their mission.

Looking for Silver Samurai, they went to Japan and a mysterious person called Ronin joins their team in taking down The Hand only to encounter Madame Hydra. Spider-Woman managed to bag her and then helped her to escape, which raised suspicion of her true motive but Cap eventually vouched for her after hearing her full story.

The Collective
New Avengers stepped in on a call from Maria Hill following Alpha Flight's failed attempt to stop a mass energy Collective born in M-Day's aftermath. None of them were powerful enough to oppose the energy being and Sentry was called in but Ms. Marvel showed up instead to confront it, which restored her long-lost cosmic power.

Iron Man attempting to communicate with the Collective revealed a name that no one could relate to and then Sentry came into scene to take it to outer space. After lots of tossing and turning between them, everyone decided to allow it to go its own way and everyone was lead to a barren husk of former mutant utopia known as Genosha.

There, the Collective repowered former master of magnetism, Magneto but was incapacitated by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson before he could do much. Iron Man and Sentry then carried the remaining energy to disperse in sun after containing it.

Civil War
After a reckless act of young adventurer team New Warriors killed many in "Stamford Incident", people become paranoid of superheroes and a Civil War broke in. Cap formed Secret Avengers to oppose Superhuman Registration Act after being declared fugitive by S.H.I.E.L.D. but Tony sided with government, which did not sit well with many.

Luke Cage sent Jessica Jones to Canada before things gone south and is attacked by "Cape-Killers" agents in Harlem but he fought back and fled when Cap arrived to take him in. Spider-Woman was hounded by Maria Hill and Hydra came into her rescue but she double-crossed them and come back to join the resistance in New York.

Torn by seeing his friends fighting over principles, Sentry takes a break from heroism and seeks tranquility on moon. There he had an encounter with The Inhumans and he stayed with them until Iron Man came seeking him on their doorstep.

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New Avengers Assembled

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New Avengers Vol 01 – Breakout

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New Avengers Vol 02 – Sentry

New Avengers Vol 03 – Secrets and Lies

Young Avengers Vol 02 – Family Matters

New Avengers Vol 02

New Avengers Vol 04 – The Collective

New Avengers Vol 05 – Civil War

New Avengers Vol 03

New Avengers Vol 06 – Revolution

New Avengers – Illuminati

New Avengers Vol 04

New Avengers Vol 07 – The Trust

Secret Invasion (Softcover)

Secret Invasion (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 05

New Avengers Vol 10 – Power

New Avengers Vol 11 – Search for the Sorcerer Supreme (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 11 – Search for the Sorcerer Supreme (Hardcover)

New Avengers – The Reunion

New Avengers Vol 06

New Avengers Vol 12 – Powerloss

Siege (Softcover)

Siege (Hardcover)

New Avengers – Siege

Avengers – Next Avengers (Softcover)

Avengers – Next Avengers (Hardcover)

Avengers – Infinity Quest (Softcover)

Avengers – Infinity Quest (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 01 – Everything Dies (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 01 – Everything Dies (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 02 – Infinity

New Avengers Vol 03 – Other Worlds (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 03 – Other Worlds (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 04 – A Perfect World (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 04 – A Perfect World (Hardcover)

Right after Marvel Comics put an end to their long-running monthly ongoing comic-book series The Avengers, a spin-off series based on their longest running superhero team, New Avengers was launched but with a revised roster of characters. When it became successful, Marvel continued its publication alongside the mainline series.

Original idea of the team was conceived by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Civil War II) and artist David Finch (Brightest Day, Forever Evil), who started the series that later added up more heroes into their group to fight bigger threats.

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Avengers of Tomorrow

Artists Billy Tan (Darkness/Tomb Raider, Elektra/Cyblade), Leinil Francis Yu (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Secret Empire) and Stuart Immonen (Superman – End of the Century, Superman – Secret Identity) has also joined to contribute on latter issues.

In post-Civil War period, Steve Rogers was killed off and his long lost war-buddy Bucky Barnes AKA the Winter Soldier took mantle of new Captain America as leadership of the team. Other heroes like Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Mockingbird, Moon Night, Ms. Marvel, The Thing and Victoria Hand joined alongside its existing members.
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