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Showing posts with label Grant Morrison. Show all posts

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lex Luthor – New 52 | Comics

There is one thing that is bigger than Lex Luthor's brilliance and wealth; his ego. A self-made man with a superiority complex, he made fortune by selling Battlesuits as the owner of LexCorp and that's how he became the most dominant business of Metropolis.

He was recruited into a secret government project Project: Steel Soldier against Superman with General Lane. Luthor stole Kryptonite from them and then leaked the news to Clark Kent. He was imprisoned for helping Brainiac but was released for lack of evidence.

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Lex Luthor – New 52 | Comics

After Justice League was formed, he was sent to prison again for selling super-weapons, thanks to Superman. During his time in prison, Superman would've visited him many times for his opinion on scientific catastrophes as well as Pandora (Trinity War).

Luthor was released and returned as CEO of LexCorp. When the Crime Syndicate took over the world, he decided to stop them. So, he assembled Bizarro, Black Adam, Black Manta, Captain Cold, Deathstroke and Sinestro to aid the duo of Batman and Catwoman.

He managed to save Nightwing's life, killed his Earth 3 counterpart and then defeated Ultraman (Forever Evil). Afterwards, he was considered as a hero and eventually joined the Justice League to fight the Amazo Virus (Injustice League).

As Darkseid dies after his battle with Anti-Monitor, Luthor absorbed a large amount of Anti-Life Equation energy, becoming the "God of Apokolips" and ruled Apokolips (Darkseid War). He returned to Earth after "The Final Days of Superman" and took his mantle wearing Superman's cape.

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Greatest Criminal Mind

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Action Comics Vol 01 – Superman and the Men of Steel (Softcover)

Action Comics Vol 01 – Superman and the Men of Steel (Hardcover)

Action Comics Vol 02 – Bulletproof (Softcover)

Action Comics Vol 02 – Bulletproof (Hardcover)

Superman Unchained (Softcover)

Superman Unchained (Hardcover)

Action Comics Vol 03 – At The End of Days (Softcover)

Action Comics Vol 03 – At The End of Days (Hardcover)

Action Comics Vol 04 – Hybrid (Softcover)

Action Comics Vol 04 – Hybrid (Hardcover)

Forever Evil (Softcover)

Forever Evil (Hardcover)

Justice League Vol 06 – Injustice League (Softcover)

Justice League Vol 06 – Injustice League (Hardcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 01 (Softcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 01 (Hardcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 02 (Softcover)

Justice League – Darkseid War Part 02 (Hardcover)

A prominent villain of DC Comics, Lex Luthor first appeared on the pages of Action Comics #23, upon his creation by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1940. After "Flashpoint" crossover event changed the entire reality of New Earth and replaced with Prime Earth, Luthor received a rebooted origin, where he started as a baddy and finally ended up playing hero.

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Luthor Saves The World!

Writer Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth) and Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Final Crisis) were pretty much involved for his character development. Starting his journey in The New 52 by debuting on the second volume of Action Comics, issue #1, Lex has played the role of Superman's arch-nemesis to his teammate, ultimately donning the cape following "DC Universe – Rebirth".
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Final Crisis | Comics

The Fourth World is diminished and "Death of the New Gods" did not stop the eternal war between Apokolips and New Genesis. Darkseid travels to time after his final conflict with New Gods and upon gaining Anti-Life Equation, he reaches Earth. His consciousness takes abode in a human body that starts running "Dark Side Club" in Blüdhaven. He becomes a leader of a criminal gang and going by the name "Boss Dark Side".  While investigating a case of a few missing kids, Detective Dan Turpin finds a dying Orion and sky turns red.

Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and John Stewart go to the docs for inspection of the crime scene and alert Guardians of the Universe about this incident. It is eventually discovered that a radiated bullet was fired backwards from future to kill Orion by an anonymous person. Batman and Green Lantern, Alan Scott gets engaged in an exploration regarding this murder mystery that puts them both out of picture for a while. Doctor Light and Mirror Master attacked the League of Titans to obtain Metron's Mobius Chair for Libra.

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Final Crisis | Comics

Libra, an agent and minion of Darkseid, is sent to escort escaped villains from prison planet "Salvation Run" to re-form Secret Society of Super Villains. He managed to capture and then murder Justice League member Martian Manhunter by burning him alive upon encountering him during his operation. Dan Turpin kept looking for answers, leading him to Boss Dark Side and his consciousness took over Turpin's body. Nix Uotan, the Monitor of Earth-51 is standing a trial and Multiversal race of Monitors sentenced him a human existence on New Earth, while this helps Solomon's own agenda to progress.

To face the fallen Monitor Dax Novu, Superman and his alternate-selves were called in for help. Dax would become Mandrakk the Dark Monitor and he is a threat because he will feed off the Multiverse itself like celestial parasites. Looking for Secret Society's hideout, The Flashes Jay Garrick and Wally West finds Mobius Chair, which opens a Boom Tube. They witness as the Radion Bullet comes through that portal, followed by Barry Allen and Black Racer on his tail. Frankenstein leads a S.H.A.D.E. strike team at Dark Side Club, while the Evil Factory in Blüdhaven was preparing a body for Kalibak.

Wonder Woman ran into Mary Marvel, who turned evil and exposed her to Morticoccus virus. With help of Darkseid's much desired "Anti-Life Equation", a major change happens worldwide when he released it over Internet. Seeing this, The Dark Knight decides to use the radiation bullet to finally take down God of Evil by breaking his Oath against using guns for a greater good. He does so but only mortally wounding the Dark God before being blasted with his powerful Omega Beams that apparently disintegrated him on spot.

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Oblivion Across Multiverse

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Absolute Final Crisis

"Final Crisis" is a follow-up crossover comic-book event to "Infinite Crisis", concluded from its prequel and seemingly the last of line of Crisis titled events by DC Comics. This event took place in 2008, when writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Doom Patrol) came up with the core idea of this story along with artists Carlos Pacheco (Bishop, Inhumans) and Doug Mahnke (Justice League Elite, Major Bummer) to envision the plot. Major characters from DC Universe like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman remained as primary focus of the story as well as threats as great as Darkseid and Mandrakk the Dark Monitor.

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A Dark Demise

Even today, "Final Crisis" is still considered as one of the most important crossover events of DC Comics in modern era that has changed major status-quo of Multiverse timeline with demise of a few popular protagonists and it is the last major event which took place before the biblical "Blackest Night" event. Though these events took place in the New Earth reality, following the reality-altering "Flashpoint" event, "Final Crisis" has been referenced a couple of time in The New 52 continuity. It also suggests that all major events does takes place in all different realities with a slight variation of outcome for each one.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

52 | Comics

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52 | Comics
Following his investigation on the Intergang, The Question came to Gotham City, partnering up with Renée Montoya and their leads took them to a new Batwoman, Kathy Kane. After losing his presidency, Lex Luthor launches a program called the Everyman Project to give superpowers to masses. Steel and his niece Natasha Irons also enlists for the program and Natasha then joins Luthor’s Infinity, Inc. as Starlight. However, Luthor’s program failed to render him superhuman and upon failing badly on public, it brought a catastrophic result on Metropolis, leading to deaths of many. In the aftermath of the Rann/Thanagar War, a Zeta-Beam accident left Adam Strange, Animal Man and Starfire trapped in the outer space, where, with assistance from last Czarnian bounty hunter, Lobo, they faces a few deadly alien foes.

Ralph Dibny gave up his heroic Elongated Man persona after his wife’s death (in Identity Crisis) and eventually met by the Cult of Conner; a mystical group by the followers of Superboy who dies battling Superboy Prime. They intend to resurrect Sue Dibney, which Ralph doubts about but sticks to them anyway. The tyrant ruler of Kahndaq, Black Adam showed a very harsh way of justice to the world but he was tempered down upon meeting Adrianna Tomaz, who would become his wife Isis. He has reformed yet was attacked by the JSA mistakenly. When his wife is killed by the Yurrd the Unknown, one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse, he unleashes World War III in retaliation.

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World Without Heroes
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Golden Lads and Lasses

Published in a weekly comic book ongoing limited series format by DC Comics in 2006, 52 is a major crossover event preceded by Infinite Crisis. Profound writer Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Flashpoint), Grant Morrison (Final Crisis, Wonder Woman – Earth One), Greg Rucka (The Punisher, Wonder Woman – The Hiketeia), Mark Waid (Fantastic Four, Kingdom Come) and Keith Giffen (Midnighter, Suicide Squad) plotted the entire storyboard of the event where artists like Joe Bennett, Chris Batista, Ruy Jose, Jack Jadson, Darick Robertson, Justiniano and Mike McKone poured up the pages with their drawing talents with covers provided by JG Jones.The event has also spawned a number of tie-in series along with the core series such as; Booster Gold, Black Adam – The Dark Age, Ifinity Inc, 52 Aftermath – The Crime Bible – Five Lessons of Blood, 52 Aftermath – The Four Horsemen, Metal Men, Detective Comics and The Great Ten. Almost devoid of the principal characters of the DC Comics like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, the event was directly followed by the weekly limited series Countdown to Final Crisis.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New X-Men – Assault on Weapon Plus | Comics

Jean Grey caught Scott red-handed on the mental quarters of Emma Frost, trying to seduce him in the Dark Phoenix costume. Kicking him out of her mental space, Jean confronts Emma about this activity and learns that it's been going on for some time. Later, when Beast goes looking for cheering up Emma, he finds her seemingly killed with her body shattered into pieces in her diamond form. Bishop and Sage are immediately called in to investigate and they starts interrogating everyone in the mansion.

After his secret psychic affair with Emma Frost is exposed, Cyclops left the X-Men behind and seeks solace at the Hellfire Club in a bottle of wine. One of Hellfire Club's scantily clad strippers seductively tries to charm him but Scott brushes her off by not paying any mind. The feral mutant Sabretooth was also found present at the facility and couldn't help but mock him a little for having to deal with his issues with booze until club’s owner Sebastian Shaw arrives to warn him about not to bother a patron of the club.

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New X-Men – Assault on Weapon Plus | Comics

Scott was then found drinking at the club by Wolverine and addresses how bad he is making the X-Men look like right now. Cyclops asked him if he's been tracking him but Logan assures him that he has his own business here. After talking to Scott, he came to the conclusion that Cyclops has already decided to quit the X-Men before leaving him for a while to hit the men’s room. As Wolverine stumbles onto Victor Creed there, the former tries to engage the latter in a battle by escalating an aggressive argument but unable to do so.

Cyclops and Wolverine gets back to their talk and then were approached a person in all-white attire, who goes by the name Fantomex and is here to see Logan. He is here to take help from them to infiltrate the Weapon Plus facility; a program responsible for the establishment of the original Weapon X program and turning Logan into the very man he is today and is currently floating in the earth's orbit. Fantomex wants to destroy Weapon XV and Wolverine wants to get his hands on classified files on him.

Scott declares that he has no interest in this venture and fall onto his faces but Wolverine assures Fantomex that he is the right person to be at their side. They arrive at Weapon Plus' self-contained research facility known as The World and find a couple of A.I.M. soldiers lying dead. Judging by the savage nature of the killings, Fantomex immediately deduces this as the handiwork of Weapon XV. Soon, the remaining goon starts firing at them till they are taken down.

The three of them enters The World filled with cybernetic wonders all around them, where time was frozen. Weapon XV eventually bumps into the trio and defeated them before heading to the Weapon Plus base on space. They reach the long deserted facility where Wolverine finds out classified information about him before he was drafted into the Weapon X program and during his days in the facility. A horrible truth about his past is revealed to him only moments before they set off the base to explode.

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Assault of Weapon XV

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New X-Men Vol 05 – Assault on Weapon Plus

Taking place on the monthly ongoing series New X-Men, "Assault on Weapon Plus" is a story-arc that ran from issue #139-145 from the series. The story was published by Marvel Comics in 2003 and the plot was written by legendary writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Final Crisis) and pencilled by the talented artists Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) as well as Phil Jimenez (New Teen Titans – Who is Donna Troy?, Wonder Woman – Paradise Lost). The titular four part plot is built on the first three issues featuring the book.

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Ultimaton, The Living Weapon

"Assault on Weapon Plus" deals with Cyclops' personal problems regarding Jean Grey and Emma Frost, then Wolverine goes to get his hands on the dirty-secrets he's been chasing for decades and finally, the enigmatic mutant Fantomex joins the duo to see the end to a rogue Weapon Plus subject Weapon XV, which is also known as Ultimaton and was created with the purpose of destroying mutants. The current storyline is preceded by "Riot at Xavier's" and succeeded by "Planet X" storyline next from the same monthly ongoing.
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