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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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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thanos – Thanos Wins | Comics

Thanos returns to his glory only to reach the end of time to witness his greatest glory and ultimate shame!

On Chitauri Prime, The Mad Titan has set foot in their gladiatorial arena a few hours ago and he almost forgot about the tyrannical Chitauri before that. He conquered their homeworld after decimating anyone who came in his way and crushed the skull of their king under his boot but was very disappointed upon finding no challenge here.

As he sits on the throne while his new army cheers for him, one of them pledges their entire armada for him and asks if he would ask his "God" to stop killing them now, causing him to wonder!

Since the creature appears like Phoneix and cuts through their defenses sooner than he did, they thought it to be his God. At that very moment, blood starts raining heavily from sky as Leviathans were getting slaughtered and Thanos started to smile after a long time, because it strongly stinks of Death.

Soon the mysterious being is revealed to be a cosmic version of Ghost Rider! Although he is all hellfire and brimstone, but neither Johnny Blaze nor Danny Ketch has become Spirit of Vengeance this time and he is from future.

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Thanos – Thanos Wins | Comics

The Rider asks Thanos to come along but he refuses to oblige and tells Mephisto to come and meet if he wants to. He is confused and explains that killing son of Titan will mess up timeline only to get punched on face. Before making another move, he is wrapped in chains by GR, which are made off the bones of Cyttorak.

The pawn of Hell also possess a fragment of Time Stone and teleports them both using it. Million years into future, he delivered an imprisoned Thanos to his master, Final King, who is an older version of The Mad Titan.

There are mightiest beings in existence that are superior to everyone else and there are heroes who protect the entire universe from major threats. However, deep down inside them all are afraid of one single thing, to see Thanos win! Unfortunately, it finally happened and sitting on the skull of Galactus, he tells to his younger self how the entire universe was doomed the moment he was born.

One by one, he took down every heroes of Earth with precise planning when they slowly grew old and when a group of Celestials came to judge, he vanquished them all with a thunderous scream of Inhuman King, Black Bolt.

Angry over dragging him through time and still in disbelief, Thanos knocks his older self but decides to align with him moments later, when he finally proves him to be the real deal. He brought his younger counterpart to this timeline for his help in killing The Fallen One, a former herald of Galactus and after killing every living thing in the known universe, he is the only one left to deliver to Death.

Despite once being a terror for everyone, the Final King seeking his help to kill a rogue herald doesn't seem plausible to Thanos.

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The Final King Reigns

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The second monthly ongoing volume of Thanos have already shaken things up by revealing him dying in "Thanos Returns" and then restored to his old form in "The God Quarry" storyline. Now, Marvel Comics brings writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Doctor Strange – God of Magic) and Geoff Shaw (Buzzkill, God Country) to cook up the third plotline featuring another mad conquest of the Titan in 2018, which collects issues #13-18 and Annual issue #01.

Al Ewing, Christopher Hastings, Katie Cook, Kieron Gillen (Angela – Asgard's Assassin, Beta Ray Bill – Godhunter) and Ryan North joined as guest-storyteller, while Frazer Irving and Katie Cook joined to provide illustration aid.

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Twin Titans Clash

Following the past two stories, Thanos faced his son Thane and then allied with his brother Starfox and estranged daughter Nebula to defeat him before finally restoring his godhood. This very arc briefly explores how he continuously threatened reality over time during the events of Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Infinity Crusade, Annihilation Wars and Infinity.

While invading Earth for the final time, he was opposed by Captain America, Doctor Strange, Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Mister Fantastic, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, The Sentry, Vision and X-23, all of which fell before him. Cates brilliantly took a spin on the origin of Cosmic Ghost Rider and how he turned into Black Right Hand of the Final King.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Venom – Circle of Four | Comics

Jack O'Lantern showed up at Flash Thompson's father's funeral on behalf of his boss Crime-Master with a deal that involves retrieving a package for him or see his family suffer. Given the situation, Flash had no other choice but to comply to keep his loved ones safe. This led him to steal the symbiote for himself when Captain America comes in to shut down "Project Rebirth" the next day and then he flees the facility. Cap gives Flash a chase into the forest and these two fights for control as the former unsuccessfully tries to convince to give up the suit.

Flash managed to best Captain America in combat and when he got back with the suit, he found himself teaming up with Jack O'Lantern to a road-trip. Cap then tasked Red Hulk with a solo mission to retrieve Venom symbiote and bring it back to base. The following day, Flash and Jack heads straight to Devil's Den Casino of Las Vegas, where they breaks in to get the Toxin symbiote for Crime-Master but as soon as Venom senses it, Flash loses control over his suit and things goes way out of hand.

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Venom – Circle of Four | Comics

Whatever control Flash had over the symbiote is gone and tries to eleminate the Toxin symbiote so that it could not compete with Venom for a battle of dominance on Earth in future. Jack O'Lantern breaks in to secure the package and remind Flash to calm down as he puts the symbiote in a container. Venom completely ignores anything that Jack said and keeps violently pouncing at the villain to get the container back. Crime-Master suggests Jack to run for his life and he barely made it out of Flash's clutch by threatening his family if the latter doesn't comply.

Flash calls Betty and breaks up with her to cut ties with her and save her from Crime-Master and Jack O'Lantern. By the time, he calmed down, General Thunderbolt Ross AKA the Red Hulk was looking for the symbiote to take it back into custody. Seeing a hostile Rulk breaking-in, the suit tries to take over him and they blew up a gas station in the ensuing struggle. Meanwhile, Wolverine's cloned daughter X-23 gets into the casino tracking the trail of a vial of her blood and discovers a band of Symbiote Warriors cloned in tubes.

Devil's Den Casino owner Mr. Degli and his girlfriend Ms. Oyle goes to a satanic machine with hundred sinful souls to open a black doorway and sensing this, the new Spirit of Vengeance; Alejandra Jones heads to the location, leaving Johnny Blaze in the Nevada desert. While rushing into the scene, Alejandra accidentally helped activate the doorway as demons enters Earth. Mr. Degli and Ms. Oyle reveal them to be Blackheart and his lover Gari Oyle as Ghost Rider, Red Hulk, Venom and X-23 appears to fight Hell and Antithesis; the dark counterpart of their own to save Earth.

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Smashing Symbiote of Vengeance

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"Circle of Four" is a six-part plotline that ran into the second monthly ongoing comic-book volume of Venom from Marvel Comics, written by Jeff Parker, Rick Remender (AXIS, Captain America – Castaway in Dimension Z), Rob Williams and drawn by Julian Tedesco, Lan Medina, Lee Garbett, Sana Takeda, Tony Moore (Deadpool, Punisher). The story is another father-son hatred battle to rise to power in Hell between the demon Blackheart and his father Mephisto. As always, Mephisto found some pawns to do his bidding and gave them something that they wanted in return like a master manipulator.

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Circle of Damnation

This skirmish of Hell also added never before teamed-up characters like Ghost Rider, Red Hulk, Venom and X-23 side by side to work as a team, which also is homage to the New Fantastic Four storyline from the 90's. Though it was very hard to match their combined ego to go team but dire objective in hand really motivated them all to act as a group and they had no other choice left. Aside from the unusual alliance formed during the story, characters like Doctor Strange, Hellstorm, Secret Avengers member Beast and Giant-Man made cameo appearance into it at one point.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Deadpool Team-Up – Good Buddies | Comics

The Merc With a Mouth, Deadpool and the legendary Prince of Power, Hercules are targeted by two unlikely villain; Arcade, a master assassin and lord of the Dream Dimension, Nightmare. But they didn't see it coming when they chose two of Marvel's most irresponsible and nut-job heroes as the target. Dreadful damages mixed with a lot of bad jokes coming to their way when this two mayhem team up to take them down and for hat they have only their honest regret about the matter.

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Deadpool Team-Up – Good Buddies | Comics

Next up, it's the hot-headed Mexican bounty hunting wrestlers, "The Zapta Brothers" who came looking for Wade Wilson and he had no other way out but to band with Rigo and Gus Zapta against the South American drug cartel. But can that too go plain with these people around? Hopefully not.

Then came the Spirits of Vengeance, The Ghost Riders; Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch. Deadpool joins the duo to fight evil Lobster Boy back to hell. U. S. Ace and Wade is heading the road to have a showdown with a bunch of deadly giant Raccoons. Then he is hired by Nadia O'Bryan to find out the Living Colossus.

After that, a woman hired Deadpool to take down The Punisher, who once killed her husband. Unbeknownst of Castle's current status, Deadpool starts investigating and what he finds led him to the sewers of New York, where he met a newly reformed Punisher (see Dark Reign – The List) or maybe his remains, that is better known as Franken-Castle, who is assisted by Morbius the Living Vampire, Werewolf by Night and Man-Thing from Legion of Monsters.

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Freaked Out Team Up

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"Deadpool Team-Up – Good Buddies" is the first installment of storyline that came from the third monthly ongoing Deadpool series titled Deadpool Team-Up from Marvel Comics. In every issue there is a guest hero who will team up with DeePee and its a great fun. Writers team including Adam Glass (Flashpoint – Legion of Doom, Suicide Squad – New 52), Christopher Long, Fred Van Lente, Ivan Brandon, Stuart Moore with artists Chris Staggs, Dalibor Talajic, Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist – The Boys Are Back In Town, Power Man and Iron Fist – Civil War II) and Shawn Crystal have teamed up to make this book such a great experience to the fans.

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Deadpool Meets Franken-Castle

Most notably the plot by the duo of Mike Benson and Carlo Barberi (Ororo – Before the Storm, Thunderbolts) from "Deadpool – Suicide Kings", while the covers were mostly done by artist extraordinaire Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man) himself.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

World War Hulk | Comics

Hulk was banished to space by The Illuminati to save the people of Earth from his rampage but he drifted to a harsh planet named Sakaar and become the ruler of Sakaar with Caiera as his queen, after defeating the notorious tyrant Red King of that planet. However, their joy on Sakaar was short lived when the people on Sakaar and the pregnant Caiera died in a powerful explosion of warp-core from the shuttle that brought Hulk on Sakaar.

Without even verifying who caused the accident, Hulk madly blames The Illuminati for this incident and travels back to Earth for vengeance with The Warbound at his side. On moon, Hulk battles and savagely beats down The Inhuman king Black Bolt and even his Quasi-Sonic powers were only good enough to knock the Hulk back for a while. Then he returned to Earth with Black Bolt's unconscious body, announcing New York City to be immediately evacuated.

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World War Hulk | Comics

He then smashed his way into the X-Mansion to find Xavier, instead had a fight with the X-Men and the New X-Men. Dust, Elixir, Hellion, Mercury, Prodigy, Rockslide, Surge and X-23 of the New X-Men led the first wave of attack against the green rage monster but among them, only X-23 managed to hurt him bad. Then Beast, Colossus, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Lockheed, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat and Wolverine led the second wave. All of them are either knocked out or crippled by Hulk one by one.

The X-Factor team and Excalibur were also alerted about the situation, the unstoppable Juggernaut decides to butt-in but got a beat-down himself too. Darwin, Hepzibah, Multiple Man, Monet St. Croix, Siryn, Strong Guy, Warpath and Wolfsbane took another dig at the monster and helped the X-Men stand to their feet. After Cessily Kincaid showed him the graves of all the fallen mutants of their ranks during M-Day, Hulk leaves after learning their loss.

Failed to convince The Sentry to aid them stopping HulkIron Man in his improved "Hulk-Buster" armor and their collision have destroyed the Stark Tower in the process. The sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange confronted him to stop his rampage by trying to reach out to Bruce Banner, but he easily defeats him seeing past his illusions, breaking Strange's hands doing so. Hulk then turned Madison Square Garden in a huge gladiator arena and forced them to fight each other in front of a large crowd.

With the city severely broken and evacuated, many attempts by several other superheroes failed to stop Hulk and his Warbound including Doc Samson, Ghost Rider, She-Hulk, the team of New Avengers, Excalibur, Heroes For Hire, The Initiative and Fantastic Four. Then finally, when all heroes fell before the might of the green goliath, the all powerful Golden Guardian of Good made up his mind to enter the scene; to play God.

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The Mighty Avengers fights Warbound

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"World War Hulk" is a major comic-book crossover event mainly featuring The Incredible Hulk, that was published in 2007 by Marvel Comics. In the aftermath of Planet Hulk story, a conspiracy which provoked this event as writer Greg Pak (Iron Man – House of M, X-Men – Phoenix – Endsong) returns to continue telling the story he started in the pages of Incredible Hulk long ago and to draw a conclusion with superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, Uncanny X-Men).

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Angrier Than Ever!

Together they deliver one of the smashing Hulk story ever that is soon followed by Secret Invasion event. Crossover battles between major fan-favorite Marvel characters and Hulk were set up at certain points of the story and even those who have achieved victory over the green goliath in the past were not able to shine like before. A couple of issues from Avengers – The Initiative, Heroes For Hire, Iron Man, Ghost Rider and Irredeemable Ant-Man monthly ongoing was also tied to the event.
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