Showing posts with label Ed Brisson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ed Brisson. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

The Hand attacks Logan under the rule of a ruthless leader and he might finally meet his end at the hands of Scarlet Samurai.

When "Incursions of Reality" were swapping up different timelines, Old Man Logan ended up in a world where his counterpart was alive no more and he finds himself as a misfit in this world. After taking care of a newly reformed Hulk-Gang seeking vengeance back from the Wastelands, he goes back to the streets of Tokyo.

However, trouble followed him when he was just trying to get a beer and got into a fight with a bunch of thugs from Crazy Thunder Clan. They quickly starts beating him up with melee weapons but since he is an old-timer now, could barely handle them.

He chopped off the finger of a goon and sliced the hands off another one, to watch them grow back in surprise. At the Yashida Corporation, researcher Touko Kenmochi steals a few vials from work and soon is apprehended by his boss Shin Harada, the new Silver Samurai, who kills him for stealing his formula for a local gang.

Meanwhile, Wolverine reached to the den of those street hooligans and engaged them in fight when they all jumped over him at once. He learns about Touko from their leader and finds out what really slows down the regeneration.

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Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

Back at Yashida Corp, Harada senses hundreds of ninjas from The Hand has swarmed his building and he quickly suits up to slice and dice through them. In the midst of the fight, he notices the mutant named Gorgon as their leader calmly standing at one side, silently observing him as he makes a quick work of the undead warriors.

He announces this assault as a hostile takeover on Clan Yashida but the boy initiates a security protocol that reduced the invading ninjas into dust. Using the fight as distraction, a shadowy figure stabs him in the back and is revealed to be Scarlet Samurai.

The Hand takes over the Yashida Corp, forcing researches working on Regenix, which has the enhanced regenerative abilities to regrow limbs. At the funeral of Touko, Logan shows up to meet the wife to ask some questions and she tells him to meet her at Paris Bar.

Upon meeting, he learns the serum is still incomplete but they are interrupted shortly by the arrival of Gorgon and Scarlet Samurai along with their ninja army. The widow is killed and as Logan jumped at his enemy; the Samurai struck him down with Godkiller sword.

Logan detects a familiar scent wrapped in the smell of death and decay while he keeps trashing the undead ninjas of The Hand. When Gorgon asked Scarlet Samurai to remove the helmet, Wolverine is struck in awe to see a former love interest of him. He barely made it out of this mess and Tomi Shishido rebukes her for failing to kill the mark.

A former enemy approaches him out of nowhere with a common interest to form a very unlikely alliance to hit back at The Hand, because if they are not stopped right now, they will soon become an unstoppable force using Regenix.

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The Unstoppable Hand

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Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai

Following the six-part "Days of Anger" storyline, comes "Scarlet Samurai" from the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, collecting issues #31-35. Marvel Comics assigned writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld) and artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin) for the story in 2017.

One of the covers was done by newcomer artist Mukesh Singh, while Matteo Buffagni and Ibraim Roberson provided additional illustrations for final two issues. The duo of Brisson and Deodato is really cranking things up from Logan's enriched past with complications and still breathes new life to it by adding exciting new twists in it.

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Moon Over Madripoor

One of the few interesting surprises of "Scarlet Samurai" storyline are the return of a cold-blooded killer, who once taken down Weapon X with minimum efforts (Enemy of the State) and even dealt with the likes of Elektra with ease. Then the sudden comeback of a long-deceased woman from Wolverine's past shook things very hard for everyone.

In his old age, Logan is having a hard time taking on these menacing threats that constantly comes at him but he still managing to come out victorious over the odds. He is going up against another bad-guy up next in "To Kill For" and will be tangled with another more.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cable – The Newer Mutants | Comics

Time-traveling mutant Cable recruits newer mutants to go look for a mutant killer after the death of an External.

Whenever there is a major disturbance in the timestream, Cable takes it upon himself to restore it back and currently, he has recruited Longshot to investigate a corpse in a forensic center of New Orleans. He initially picked up an anomaly but by the time he got here, the trail goes cold and the person he was chasing ended up being dead.

The person lying in front of them is named Candra who officially doesn't exist and was one of the Externals, a group of eternal mutants. Although she was supposed to be immortal, her killer has taken her life by ripping her heart out. When asked to see into her memories, Longshot saw her putting up a fight before dying but failed to see the attacker.

With the demise of Candra and rest of her kind perished previously, only Selene remains as the last of Externals and Cable believes that she already knows about the incident because of the telepathic link they all share. Given her history of killing the rest of her peers in past, Nathan chose to find his answer from the corpse instead of going to her.

Seeing that idea didn't work out, he decides to face her at Hellfire Club after recruiting Doop and Shatterstar. They sneak in past the security only to be ambushed by Selene herself, who was expecting their arrival. Following a brief skirmish it became apparent that she didn't was not responsible for the murder they were investigating earlier.

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Cable – The Newer Mutants | Comics

Turns out they all are after the same assailant and when Nate mentioned of her being the last External, she revealed formerly deceased Absalom, Crule and Nicodemus of her race standing behind them. Though there was a heated exchange between the two groups, Black Priestess tells her allies to stand down and the team of X-Men to leave.

When Shatterstar asks Nathan for his reason to walk out, he states that if the eternal mutants have been working for the woman who killed them a decade ago, clearly they are all afraid of the mysterious assassin who is hunting them down. The only three who did not join their cause are Burke, Saul and Gideon, persons he would like to meet next.

Since Gideon is off the grid at this time, he plans to go after the rest in two groups and considering how they were dominated by the mutant witch, Armor and X-23 are taken in for help. Meanwhile, Selene and her group sail to the middle of Atlantic to retrieve a secret weapon of hers from a portal now that they all are in grave danger.

With Doop and Hisako, Cable goes to see Burke, a precog and wants to die after having been around for centuries. Therefore, he wishes not to help them finding the killer. In the mean time, Shatterstar travels to Mongolia with Laura and Longshot only to discover Black Priestess and her allies beside the lying corpse of Garbha-Hsien AKA Saul.

Nathan quickly rushed to Mongolia on a Blackbird alongside his fellow mutants to regroup with the rest of his team. They catch up and Nate learns of the secret weapon Selene brought to her side, a mutant teleporter and original Generation X member named Blink. They head to make one more stop at Black Canyon of Colorado, looking for Gideon.

The team is greeted by an A.I. assistant who takes them all inside where they can see a near skeletal form of Gideon lying in stasis. Although the robot claimed that he has been lying around like this for the last decades after Selene tried to kill him, the entire complex goes to a total lockdown when the team of X-Men tries to investigate further.

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An External Affair

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Cable – The Newer Mutants

Titled "The Newer Mutants", the 2018 storyline is plotted out by comic-book writer Ed Brisson (Old Man Logan – Days of Anger, Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai) and artist Jon Malin (Thunderbolts – No Going Back, Thunderbolts – There Is No High Road) took care of the covers for involved issues as well as interior illustrations.

An External named Candra was formerly known as Red Death, who had alliance with both Assassins Guild and Thieves Guild. When she ended up dead, Nathan goes to look into the matter with the Lost Messiah of Mojoworld, Longshot. He enlists Armor, Doop, X-23 and even a semi-amnesiac Blink, who would play a major part in their victory in the end.

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Selene Seeks Asylum

The title of the arc is a nod to original team of New Mutants formed by Cable and it collects issues #150-154 of his solo monthly ongoing series from Marvel Comics. Even though not as the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, energy vampire Selene shows up with her band of Externals and reference of 2009 crossover event "Necrosha" were made.

Also, mutant super villain Gideon makes his return in his immortal glory after spending longer time than you think in stasis and started time travelling before going back to his old ways. Soon as he wrapped this up, Cable is reunited with a loved one only to be chased by someone with a murderous grudge on him during next arc of "Past Fears".
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

Not to let a nightmarish history repeat itself, Logan takes matters into his own hands to butt heads with a new Hulk Gang!

In his own timeline, Old Man Logan had a pretty messed up life more than any of his other counterparts. He killed off all the X-Men at X-Mansion under the illusion created by super-villain Mysterio during the night of villains uprising.

Long after, he finally settled down with a family of his own but the hillbilly Hulk Gang of an elderly Bruce Banner took that away from him too, causing him to unsheathe his claws once again against Pappy Banner and killing The Hulk for good (Wolverine – Old Man Logan). Then "Secret Wars" broke it all apart and he ended up in the Wastelands of the Battleworld.

As Multiverse was restored, he found himself in a reality that isn't messed up like the one he knew yet. Here he found himself among his friends that aren't still butchered by his hands and got a new chance at life.

Today, Logan goes to Fat Joe's Diner like he usually does once in a while to take a break from work. Sooner as he entered there, he smelled something fishy and realized soon that he has walked straight into a trap set by a few remaining members of former Hulk Gang of now-deceased Pappy Banner.

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

Although he clearly remembers sparing none other than Bruce Banner Jr. and Billy-Bob, apparently there are a couple more of them and they started to rain down on Logan without wasting a single moment. Back at this old routine, he mercilessly takes down all of them but Billy-Bob still got away.

He landed on an abandoned Department H facility in Canada and reported back to their current leader, who turns out to be an elder Bruce Banner from a future alternate reality known as The Maestro (Future Imperfect).

To compromise the cover of their existence, Maestro berates and beats Billy-Bob before being stopped by Cambria. Maestro and the remaining Hulk Gang members rushed out of the place and took over another after killing all the occupant humans.

Even though the facility was left clean, Logan traced it back and upon reaching there, he deduced that the Hulks are up to something that involves nuclear weaponries. So, he hit the road again in search for them and called his old friend Puck from Alpha Flight to look up.

Knowing how dangerous Logan really is, Maestro sends a few Hulks with Billy-Bob to find him and gun him down as soon as they do. They found him on his way on road and smoked him down with all they had.

Logan discovers himself shackled with chains when he regained consciousness and got gunned down once again. Now, not only he has to survive the gun-toting Hulk Gang, he needs to find out their plans with those nuclear weapons and need someone to help; probably his former ally Hawkeye.

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Together Once Again

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger

Taking place on the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, "Days of Anger" is a six-part storyline that came out in 2017. It collects issues #25-30 from same series by Marvel Comics, who hired writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld) for plotting out this entire arc along with fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin), who also provided cover arts for all involving issues.

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Logan Vs. The Hulk Gang!

Brisson actually plays with classic idea of a "Hulk Vs. Wolverine" showdown here in "Days of Anger", which always wins an audience over. Only this time, both Hulk and Wolverine of Prime Marvel Universe is dead. So, he worked his plan out by picking two alternate versions of these popular characters from two different realities and bringing them on same place, at the same time but for different reasons to face each other.

All of it played out really well and it really worked out pretty nicely. We eventually got an epic battle between the elder versions of feral mutant and the green raging monster. Special guest appearance was made by Alpha Flight member Puck and long-time Avenger member Hawkeye to advance further with the plot.
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