Showing posts with label Doctor Strange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doctor Strange. Show all posts

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 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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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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Power Man and Iron Fist – The Boys are Back in Town | Comics

When ex-convict Luke Cage showed up in Harlem City with his newfound enhanced abilities and met the other worldly Kung-Fu defender from K'un-Lun named Danny Rand AKA Iron Fist, they eventually banded the Heroes for Hire, Inc. Then they disbanded under some certain circumstances and after five years, they showed up at the East River dock to pick up their former associate Jennie Royce, who was framed for murdering Eugene Mason and is just released from Ryker's Island.

Taking her to the Excelsior Diner they offer Jennie to do anything for her that will help her get back on her feet, because they consider her as family. Besides, she already lost five years in prison for a false accusation and suffered without a valid reason. Since her ex-boyfriend owed a lot of money to many people and a necklace of her grandmother is now in someone else’s possession, which she would like to have back. The only problem is, it is currently owned by a notorious organized crime-boss named Lonnie Lincoln, or better known as the villainous Tombstone.

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Power Man and Iron Fist – The Boys are Back in Town | Comics

Luke Cage never liked it from the beginning and now seeing where it is going, he feels more uncomfortable as he shares history with Tombstone. However, they wanted to help Jennie for old times’ sake and Danny already promised her to get the necklace back. So, they go meet the villain in Harlem to talk about it. But Tombstone straight out refused of giving it back and their conversation eventually gone unpleasant when he assumes that they are accusing him of theft, whereas he won it from The Hood in a card game.

Before Luke and Iron Fist realize, they are surrounded by Tombstone's goons yet they took the necklace and fought their way out but couldn't hear the villain warning them about the necklace having magical powers. Upon handing it over to Jennie Royce at the Sisters of Mercy House, Luke and Danny leaves after hugging her one last time. Though Luke Cage feels quite uneasy with the fact that Jennie and Tombstone both have a different story about the necklace, Iron Fist points out that Lonnie Lincoln is probably lying here instead of their friend.

Back home, Jessica Jones asks Luke if he and Danny are going to be back again in action but Luke assures her that it was a one-time thing to help out a friend. Tombstone was going nuts over the necklace as it was a Supersoul Stone and tasks his group of henchmen to get the stone back for him. Jennie talks to her partner about their plan becoming a success who is revealed to be former criminal gang leader Mariah Dillard. Together as White Jennie and Black Mariah, they are gonna take over Harlem, when Tombstone loses his empire for failing to secure that artifact.

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Rumble In The Streets

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Power Man and Iron Fist – The Boys are Back in Town

Following the debut of the live-action Luke Cage TV Series as well as Iron Fist on Netflix in 2016, Marvel Comics have reunited one of the best buddy-team of comic books together again in their third ongoing volume of publication. To accomplish that, writer David Walker (Luke Cage – Caged!, Luke Cage – Sins of the Father) and artist Sanford Greene (Deadpool Team-Up – Good Buddies, Power Man and Iron Fist – Street Magic) were pulled on the driving wheels of this series to attract a lot of new readers to the awesomeness of these Heroes for Hire turned into The Avengers.

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Back In The Hero Business

Collecting the first five issues from the monthly ongoing, this story however doesn’t content any lives at stake type of situation in it but was a fresh point to start reading about the duo who rocked the streets of Harlem, New York. Plus, a cameo from Doctor Strange in this little “Fiddle-Faddle” is something that you cannot simply miss. This long awaited return of the duos in action can also mean the reformation of The Defenders anytime soon in their fifth monthly series, with possibly Daredevil and Jessica Jones joining the gang.
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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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