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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Onslaught Saga | Comics

Professor Charles Xavier and his team of X-Men have previously faced Magneto in his space station Avalon to stop his reign of terror (Fatal Attraction) and during the battle against the master of magnetism and his Acolytes, Magneto extracted the Adamantium from Wolverine's body after being stabbed by him, which left the latter in a withered and dying state. Seeing this, an enraged Xavier immediately attacks Magneto and wiped out his mind, left him in a catatonic state.

Unknowingly, Charles also absorbed the dark essence of Magneto's mind while attacking him, which subconsciously merged with Xavier's consciousness and creates a very powerful psionic entity called Onslaught. Xavier's decades of frustration over the events with mutants made Onslaught take an attempt to forcibly establish his year-old dream of mutant/human peaceful co-existence.

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Onslaught Saga | Comics

At first, Onslaught wanted to establish Xavier's dreams through the means that Magneto used. However, he later decided to destroy all humans too anyway. He approached X-Men's former nemesis, Juggernaut but upon denial, he tore out the crimson Gem of Cyttorak from Cain Marko and left him beaten. Then Jean Grey was approached by the being to join his cause but she refused the offer too.

Onslaught also tried to recruit Xavier's X-Men to fight against humans but upon denial, he attacked them all and both parties engaged in a fight. It was when Wolverine noted that he looked more like Magneto after Onslaught pretends to be Xavier himself, the monster loose his cool and attacked the team. Onslaught now reveals his true form to the X-Men and claims that he and Xavier are one.

During their fight, Bishop absorbs a huge blast of psionic energy thrown at the X-Men from Onslaught to save his friends, while Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Phoenix, Storm and Wolverine continues the fight. Onslaught then abducts the powerful mutant child Franklin Richards of Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman by posing as a little boy named Charles. Cable's time-displaced brother Nate Grey AKA X-Man was also taken down to have more psionic power from him for himself.

Amidst this chaos, Ozymandias awakens his master Apocalypse who joins Uatu the Watcher in witnessing the end of the "Age of Wonders". The team of Fantastic Four, Avengers, an enraged Hulk and even the villainous Doctor Doom came forward to oppose Onslaught's threat to existence. Together, The Avengers and X-Men formed an alliance against the greatest threat which the world has ever seen but probably all of them will not be able to see the end of it.

For more information on Onslaught Saga crossover event, you can check out these links below.

Onslaught Saga (Comics) Wikipedia

Onslaught Saga (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Heroes and Mutants United

Here is your links to buy "Onslaught Saga" from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

X-Men – Prelude to Onslaught

X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 01

X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 02

X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 03

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 01

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 02

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 03

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 04

X-Men/Avengers – Onslaught Omnibus

"Onslaught Saga" is a major comic-book crossover event that took place in 1996, published by Marvel Comics and this event was centered on a psionic being of pure evil of the same name. The character, Onslaught was co-created by writer Scott Lobdell (Alpha Flight, Generation X) and Mark Waid (Captain America – Sentinel of Liberty, Deadpool – Sins of the Past), along with artist Andy Kubert (Damian – Son of Batman, Dark Knight III – The Master Race).

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To Survive an Onslaught

Various other writers and artists have contributed in this historical Marvel event. Among them, Mark Waid's plot was something that actually stayed faithful to the core event that nearly shattered the entire Marvel universe. The drawings of Andy Kubert in the second ongoing volume of X-Men and Joe Madureira (Avenging Spider-Man – My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends, Deadpool – The Circle Chase)'s work in Uncanny X-Men are most magnificent.
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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Age of Apocalypse | Comics

The mentally unstable mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier named David Haller A.K.A. Legion time travels to the past with an intention to kill the mutant master of magnetism; Magneto once and for all. Legion reached to the past and he actually appeared in a time when Charles Xavier and Magneto were still friends. When Legion attacked to take Magneto's life, Charles helped save his friend's life and died instead of Eric.

Legion got vanished from scene and a shocked Magneto was left with the corpse of his friend, who died trying to protect him. For the first time in his life, Magneto realizes the dream that Charles had of human-mutant co-existence and starts believing in it. Following this shocking event, a new alternate timeline was created from right that point. The time-travelling mutant from the future; Bishop was aware of the change of reality as he came following Legion through time.

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Age of Apocalypse | Comics

The eternal evil mutant En Sabah Nur AKA Apocalypse has always been watching over the world to conquer it when the time to strike is right and as he observes this unexpected incident, he deems it as a perfect moment to start his agenda of ruling the world by conquering it all. Alongside his wife Rogue, Magneto assembles the team of Astonishing X-Men, his rebellion mutant army against the tyrant's genocidal campaign "culling", where many were slain.

Instead of all the effort, Apocalypse has conquered entire North America and hunted down all mutants with potent telepathic or chronal abilities, as well as other super-heroes to assure the durability of his evil reign. It's a timeline that is full of chaos, abnormalities and madness all over it, as it is ruled by the one who is the malevolent mutant Apocalypse himself.

While Nightcrawler was leding the X-Calibre team to locate Destiny, he came across Callisto, Juggernaut, his mother Mystique and Thunderbird of this reality. To retrieve a piece of M'Kraan Crystal that controls over time and dimensions, Gambit and the X-Ternals travels to space. Colossus and Shadowcat are a married couple who trains a group of young mutants from the original Generation X, who call themselves Generation Next.

Blink, Morph, Sabretooth, Sunfire and Wild Child fought Apocalypse's son Holocaust under Magneto's command to stop the "cullings". Logan carries out his own missions as Weapon X, along with his lover Jean Grey for the Human High Council. Allegedly born from Cyclops' and Jean Grey's DNA, a new and powerful mutant Nate Gray AKA X-Man makes his presence known as the world's most powerful telekinetic.

For more information on Age of Apocalypse crossover event, you can check out the link below.

Age of Apocalypse (Comics) Wikipedia

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Survivors of The Culling

Here is your links to buy "Age of Apocalypse" from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse Prelude

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 01

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 02

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 03

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 04

X-Men – The Age of Apocalypse Omnibus

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse Omnibus Companion

"Age of Apocalypse" is a major crossover comic event of 1995 from Marvel Comics, when all of the then ongoing series were temporarily replaced by their counter series set in a different timeline. A wide array of creative writers as Scott Lobdell (Alpha Flight, The Darkness), Mark Waid (Captain America, Fantastic Four), Jeph Loeb (Daredevil – Yellow, Hulk – Gray), Fabian Nicieza (New Warriors, Thunderbolts), Larry Hama (Venom – Along Came A Spider, Venom – Carnage Unleashed) and Howard Mackie wrote various limited series that built up the entire saga.

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Apocalyptic Arc of Tragedy

Industry legends like Joe Madureira (Inhuman – Genesis, Savage Wolverine – Hands on a Dead Body), Adam Kubert (Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine), Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man), Salvador Larroca (Heroes Reborn – The Return, Spider-Man – House of M), Andy Kubert (The Avengers, Origin) and Roger Cruz provided their drawing talents for the crossover. "Age of Apocalypse" is one of the greatest comic-book event by Marvel Comics and this event led to the legendary "Onslaught Saga".
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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Astonishing X-Men | Comics

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Astonishing X-Men | Comics
In the wake of the eternal mutant Apocalypse’s rise in power and the untimely death of professor Charles Xavier, Magneto, now head of the X-Men in this newly altered dystopian timeline has taken charge, assembles his team of the gifted mutants, whom are now the potential threat for the ruler of the world, Apocalypse. While discussing their mission with his team, he is joined by Blink and Sunfire, who came through a portal after being chased by Apocalypse’s minion Delgado. They inform the X-Men about Apocalypse's latest culling of the humans, led by his son and one of his Horseman – Holocaust.

A loyal mutant follower of Apocalypse has brought him the news of Delgado’s failed attempt to apprehend the two X-Men members but the tyrant himself smiles about it. After bidding Gambit goodbye to his own separate mission, Rogue, along with Blink, Sabretooth, Morph and Wild Child sets off for Chicago to face the deadly horseman Holocaust. Sabretooth personally wants to settle some old score with the Horseman of Apocalypse. When they met him, Sabretooth quickly engages in a fierce battle with Holocaust and their fight creates mayhem in the battlefield. Just as they are trying to fight off the forces of Apocalypse, the tyrant himself is also seeking to meet the X-Men personally for purpose unknown.

For more information on the limited series, you can check out the link below.

Astonishing X-Men (Comics) Wikipedia

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In Excess Holocaust!
Here is your links for "Astonishing X-Men" tie-in limited series from Marvel Comics in issues.

Astonishing X-Men 01

Astonishing X-Men 02

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A Savior in Peril

Astonishing X-Men 03

Astonishing X-Men 04

Here is your link for "Astonishing X-Men" tie-in limited series from Marvel Comics.

Astonishing X-Men (Softcover)

Released from Marvel Comics in 1995, the four issue limited series of Astonishing X-Men served as one of the core stories for the then ongoing crossover event "Age of Apocalypse" that drafted the foundation for the “Onslaught Saga” afterwards. Writer Scott Lobdell and fan favourite superstar artist Joe Madureira pitched up this storyline that is set in an alternate reality of Earth-295. It was a different take on the classic Uncanny X-Men series and Joe Mad delivered one of his finest artworks as usual.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties | Comics

Magneto is out of the commission since Professor Charles Xavier has thwarted his evil plan by mind wiping him on Avalon (in Fatal Attractions). And now, one of his former aide Fabian Cortez has now branded himself as "Head of the State" of the island nation Genosha while he terrorizes people over there like a mad tyrant.

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Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties | Comics

He also takes The Acolytes as his own team and abducts Magneto's granddaughter Luna, the human child of Quicksilver and The Inhuman, Crystal with hopes that someone from the family will eventually appear to save her. Getting concerned by Cortez's action on Genosha, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. approaches The Avengers to look into the matter immediately.

Meanwhile, Professor X and his team of X-Men fly to Genosha on their own to confront Fabian Cortez about this matter, who is seen holding Luna in his lap. He wishes to end Luna's life as a punishment to Quicksilver for not following his father's footsteps and as to Luna, who is born a mere human without any kind of mutant power, disgracing Magneto's mutant bloodline.

Luna's mother Crystal also reaches to Genosha to retrieve her daughter as an Avenger. Her husband Pietro Maximoff, A.K.A. Quicksilver also lands on Genosha with the X-Men at his side. Former X-Man, Colossus is now confused with his siding with The Acolytes to see the violent ways of the maniacal Fabian Cortez in the absence of Magneto. To make this moment even worse than it is now, Magneto's self-proclaimed heir Exodus arrives with a murderous intention.

For more information on Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties crossover event , you can check out these links below.

Bloodties (Comics) Wikipedia

Bloodties (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Reckoning on Genosha

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01. Avengers 368

02. X-Men V2 26

03. Avengers West Coast 101

04. Uncanny X-Men 307

05. Avengers 369

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Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties (Softcover)

Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties (Hardcover)

In the 30th anniversary of both Avengers and X-Men franchises, a five part Avengers/X-Men crossover event "Bloodties" was published by Marvel Comics in 1993 that followed up the legendary "Fatal Attractions" saga. Writer Fabian Nicieza (Alpha Flight, X-Force) and artist Andy Kubert (Flashpoint, Thor) returns from the previous crossover story to deliver another fantastic comic book milestone.

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Flames of Civil Disobedience

Tying the monthly ongoing comic series Avengers, Avengers West Coast, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men and engaging one of the team members from both of these legendary team has made the crossover of great importance.
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Monday, February 14, 2005

Bishop | Comics

In a dystopian future timeline of 21st century, where the mutant populations are hunted down by Sentinels, Lucas Bishop was born with his twin sister Shard in a relocation camp of Brooklyn. Just like the other mutants of that era, both of them were marked with an “M” tattoo on their right eye. Professor Charles Xavier and his team of X-Men were slain long ago and though fractions of humans allied themselves with the mutants, they still refused to live alongside the mutant-kind.

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Bishop | Comics

In memory of Xavier’s dream of a mutant/human peaceful co-existence, Xavier Security Enforcers are formed and at a young age Bishop and Shard were recruited in XSE to fight crime while pursuing a man named Trevor Fitzroy, a mutant criminal with the power of absorbing energy.

Bishop then traveled back to past in the X-Men’s timeline where unable to return to his time, he accepted the honorable offer to join the ranks of X-Men. For a brief time, he suspected fellow X-Man Gambit as the fabled traitor of his timeline who caused this apocalyptic future upon them but eventually learned that it was Xavier himself all along.

During Onslaught’s rampage, Bishop saved the lives of his teammates by absorbing a massive energy surge. Later, he aided the Shi’ar Deathbird and also helped The Avengers on various occasion. When the rumor of a baby messiah was spread after “M-Day”, he took it upon himself to find the baby and eradicate it but he picks a fight with Cable and eventually ends up shooting Professor Xavier in the face (X-Men – Messiah CompleX).

For more information on Bishop comics series, you can check out these links below.

Bishop (Comics) Wikipedia

Bishop (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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A New Yesterday

Here is your links for "Bishop" comics from Marvel Comics.

X-Men – The Coming of Bishop

X-Men/Ghost Rider – Brood Trouble In The Big Easy

X-Men – X-Cutioner's Song

X-Men – Fatal Attractions

Avengers/X-Men – Bloodties

X-Men – Legionquest

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse Prelude

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 01

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 02

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 03

X-Men – The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 04

X-Men – The Age of Apocalypse Omnibus

X-Babies Classic Vol 01

X-Men Visionaries – Joe Madureira

X-Men – Prelude to Onslaught

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 01

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 02

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 03

X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 04

X-Men/Avengers – Onslaught Omnibus

X-Men – Zero Tolerance

X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol 01 – The Twelve

Avengers/X-Men – Maximum Security

X-Men – Dream's End

X-Treme X-Men Vol 01 – Destiny

X-Treme X-Men Vol 1.5 – Savage Land

X-Treme X-Men Vol 02 – Invasion

Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol 01 – The End of History

Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol 02 – The Cruelest Cut

Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol 04 – End of Greys

Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol 05 – First Foursaken

X-Men – Messiah CompleX (Softcover)

X-Men – Messiah CompleX (Hardcover)

X-Force/Cable – Messiah War

Lucas Bishop AKA Bishop is a fictional Marvel Comics character that debuted in the 282th issue of the first monthly ongoing volume of Uncanny X-Men series in 1991. Artist Whilce Portacio (Iron Man, Punisher) and Jim Lee (Divine Right, Wolverine), who were working for marvel on that time, were responsible creating the character.

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The Mutant Eradicator

Soon, he got his own monthly ongoing limited series and a couple of other spin-off series as well. Unlike most of the other Marvel characters, Bishop is from the Earth-1191 timeline, apart from the regular Earth-616 universe but made his place in the regular continuity. The character also appeared in the in the mainstream animated TV series Wolverine and the X-Men (2009) and the 2014 film “X-Men – Days of Future Past” portrayed by actor Omar Sy.
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