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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Defenders – Kingpins of New York | Comics

The Defenders have gathered to fight for the people of New York! However, bad press follows them and Diamondback wants to be the next lord of crime!

When Diamondback came back from being dead after a long time, he faced the Defenders of New York. He was taking a drug to enhance his strength but got his butt kicked anyway. He was arrested and readied for transport, where he met the fierce vigilante Punisher.

Stryker was able to invoke Frank Castle into attacking him and he escaped. While on the run, he showed up at the penthouse of Black Cat and she calls off their alliance considering him being a fugitive only to get repeatedly shot at by him.

In desperation, he decides to take all of the remaining at once to get home and got extremely jacked up. Completely unknown about what he has been up to, a badly wounded Black Cat came back to take a dig at him but she barely made a scratch on him.

Stryker was about to deliver a finishing blow on her when Daredevil and Iron Fist intervened at the nick of time. Jessica Jones came charging at him with a car and Luke Cage followed up by landing a barrage of punches until he is finally taken down for good.

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Willis Stryker was eventually bailed out in court when his lawyer was able to make it look like Stryker is a victim of vigilantism. Reporter Ben Urich from Daily Bugle came to the hospital where Black Cat is admitted and Hammerhead showed up too announcing an upcoming gang-war. Since things are going crazy-pants, Jessica called in an old favor and recruited Deadpool for help.

Elsewhere, Diamondback meets his secret benefactor, who turns out to be former Kingpin, Wilson Fisk. Stryker is advised to tighten loose ends of their plan and is warned about new players like master assassin Elektra being in town.

Elektra Natchios came across Danny Rand on a rooftop as the latter asks why she previously broke into their office. Instead of answering, she responds by starting a fight with him, which is officially their first ever. She bested him for a while and had Danny on ropes but he only knocks her out by using his chi energy.

Meanwhile, Diamondback walks into Hammerhead's pub with intent to take it for himself and he does so when one of his own men tipped off by the former shot the latter in head with a high-caliber gun, killing him.

Daredevil asks Elektra about why she broke into their office and what she knows about Willis. When he let her go afterwards, a friction among his peers create regarding trust issues among them. The Punisher was trying to snipe on him from afar but Deadpool decided to butt in, literally. Their fight alerted the Defenders and they came after Castle.

However, adding Wade Wilson has only caused them trouble and the Merc with a Mouth soon took an exit. As Willis Stryker assembles Fixer, Moonstone and Titania to be part of his new crew, The Hood returns to bring on more chaos.

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Defending The Streets

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Defenders – Kingpins of New York

"Kingpins of New York" steps into the second phase of a bigger plan that started following the events of "Diamonds Are Forever" storyline. Collecting issues #06-10 of the fifth ongoing volume of Defenders monthly series from Marvel Comics, the arc was plotted by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers Disassembled, House of M) and artist David Marquez (Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man – Reboot) helped him portraying his layout.

The current series bears heavy influence from Marvel's The Defenders TV show from online streaming-service Netflix and even the roster is following TV line-up of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.

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All-out Street War

As former Kingpin of crime in is out from his regular business, there is a power vacuum created in his absence and every other bad-guy of New York is seemingly trying to earn that title. Many characters have gone through shocking experience while many showed up as a guest; most notably Elektra Natchios.

During the Elektra/Iron Fist confrontation, she fairly made a point fighting the Immortal Iron Fist that why even a guy like Wolverine seeks to train with her when is in trouble. Also, special appearance by Colleen Wing, Echo, Misty Knight, Spider-Woman and White Tiger was quite a fresh breeze.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever | Comics

Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage must form The Defenders to keep the streets safe from a deadly enemy of past.

Harlem's very own bulletproof man Luke Cage was coming back home from the market and talking to some schoolgirls of the neighborhood when he is suddenly ambushed with a rocket launcher. Cage quickly jumped off to save the bystanders.

He then rushed to a nearby building rooftop to chase the assailant but found a few diamond on the ground. He then receives a call and went to hospital to see his wife Jessica Jones, who was also attacked in her Alias Investigations Office and left heavily injured.

Daredevil came following them as someone attacked his alter ego Matt Murdock too in broad daylight and points out that someone has targeted four of them. Before Luke could ask about the fourth victim, Danny Rand, the Iron Fist was also marked.

As they were discussing who it could be, Jessica regains consciousness only to reveals it was Diamondback who came at her office to talk to her about a recent raid by vigilante hero Daredevil, Iron Fist and her husband Luke Cage at Club Ultimate. When she asks him to leave, he shot at her and then left some diamonds by her side.

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Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever | Comics

Black Cat then goes to meet Diamondback at his club and asks him about his intention, also pointing out his unusual return from being dead. As he explains his plan to take over New York while Hammerhead makes a call to Luke Cage to inform him on Willis Stryker.

Shortly, Cage comes crashing down seeking revenge over Willis for shooting his wife but the latter came prepared as he incapacitates Luke with toxic dust and left him to die after giving him a severe beating while Black Cat watched it all in horror.

Jessica meets Daredevil and Iron Fist in a bar as her investigation gave her no lead on Diamondback so far and Matt proposes that they should team up. She rushes to Night Nurse's clinic as soon as she hears Luke's news. With assistance from Vampire Hunter Blade, Nurse Linda Carter eventually manages to save Luke.

Jessica goes straight up to Club Ultimate to confront Diamondback as Matt and Danny join her but the villain surprisingly overpowers them all and ran. The trio then gave him a chase on street only to be gunned down by another vigilante known as The Punisher.

Danny, Jessica and Matt wake up at Night Nurse's clinic beside Luke Cake, who is surprised to hear that Frank Castle has actually shot at them. While Daredevil and Luke cage goes to apprehend Castle for some questioning, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist decide to take on Diamondback.

However, Willis tossed Jessica within her car when he spotted her and then broke Danny's back after blocking one of his powerful chi-Punch with ease. The mean street of New York now just got even meaner with their entire rampage and this marks a new formation of The Defenders.

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Taming The Thunder

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Marvel's The Defenders
television series on online streaming-service Netflix was one of the hottest buzz in 2017 and to catch up with the show, Marvel Comics decided to bring back Defenders monthly ongoing series in publication.

Also, it followed the TV line-up for heroes by putting Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist together to reform the band once again. The plot was conceived by veteran writer Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers Disassembled, House of M) and artist David Marquez (Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man – Reboot) assisted him in envisioning the entire story with his sensational artwork.

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The Punisher Strikes!

They brought back one of the oldest villain from Luke Cage's life who was dead for a long time and then just to make things a bit more interesting, Marvel dropped The Punisher in the story. Looks like Willis Stryker himself was quite a handful for the four of the Defenders of New York with his newfound enhanced strength.

There was a small cameo of Elektra, who is marking her return into their lives. When this is all set and done, a certain Merc with a Mouth is called in by private eye Jessica Jones to lend a hand or two in upcoming arc "Kingpins of New York".
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man – Spiral | Comics

Crime lords of New York are getting desperate for territory control and Spider-Man tries his best to contain the madness.

After dealing with events of Spider-Verse and coming back from Multiverse, Peter Parker was swinging around New York City as Amazing Spider-Man. He comes across Captain Yuri Watanabe of NYPD surrounding an abandoned building on a warrant from Detective Teddy Rangel, who got a tip about Tombstone raising an army.

Spidey offers his help as they were partners in crime-fighting before but Watanabe decides to do things by book this time. However, their conversation is interrupted when Tombstone's men starts shooting at them. Spider-Man quickly takes them aside from harm's way and bursts through an army of goons before taking down their boss.

Tombstone and his men are all arrested shortly but Teddy was taken to hospital to deal with serious injury. In court, Judge Howell lets Lonnie Lincoln walk free from custody due to lack of evidence and Yuri gets heat from Chief Yaborough. Peter goes to talk to her at hospital in his civilian guise and a comatose Teddy eventually dies later.

That night, Watanabe gets a surprise visit from Martin Li AKA Mister Negative, who is revealed to be Teddy's source. He hands her photograph evidence of Judge Howell dealing drugs with Tombstone's guys. Even with this evidence at hand, she fails to convince police chief to issue a warrant against Howell and decides to go as Wraith.

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She meets with Spider-Man to raid a construction site to find records on him and blew up a vault with anti-tank missile to get it. As Spidey argues over her vigilante methods of working, Mister Negative keeps an eye over her from afar. This led to Howell's arrest but Chief Yaborough tells her that she is taking things personally.

In uptown Manhattan, Goblin King and Hammerhead discuss terms of taking over Tombstone's territory when they are interrupted by everyone's friendly neighborhood Wall-Crawler. He informs Yuri about some sort of meeting at her precinct and both of them showed up to that gathering at Empire Royale Theater on midnight.

Though they managed to trash all mobs but Goblin King managed to flee and Hammerhead drags Spider-Man to a cage fight. He gets the first drop by sucker-punching Spidey, only to get beaten twice as hard to a knockout. As they two leave arguing over Wraith fighting for territory control, Mister Negative watches them from a nearby seat.

Shortly afterwards, a turf war breaks in between goons of Hammerhead and Tombstone at third precinct of Manhattan. Black Cat shows up to show them who is in charge but none of them are willing to join her. A new Crime Master approaches her suggesting that she try to win favor of those mobsters by breaking them out of jail.

Tipped off by Mister Negative about this plan of a breakout, Spidey and Wraith head to Ryker's Island. There, they fend off members of Enforcers and though Web-head gets mauled by Cat, he managed to convince her to walk away. Despite his efforts to contain the situation, one of Mr. Negative's Inner Demons henchmen shot Tombstone.

Though his attempt to form an alliance with Circus of Crime fell apart, he managed to deduce Captain Watanabe was Wraith all along and set her up to do his bidding. Yuri and Spidey soon find themselves teaming-up once again to foil another evil plan of Mr. Negative that involves fighting The Ringmaster and his entourage of crime.

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In post-Spider-Verse period, writer Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows – Brawl In The Family, Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows – The Venom Experiment) took charge of mainline Spider-Man narrative along with talented artist Carlo Barberi (Deadpool – Suicide Kings, Ororo – Before the Storm) for a brief time.

Collecting issues #16.1-20.1 from Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing comic-book series, "Spiral" effectively wrapped up its third volume of publication from Marvel Comics in 2015 with a basic tale of gang wars in New York. Covers were done by artist Arthur Adams (Fantastic Four – Monsters Unleashed, Fear Itself – The Fearless).

Spiraling Out of Control

Following events of "Shadowland", New York underworld sees a power vacuum in absence of Kingpin. Most of these fights for territory were between Hammerhead and Tombstone, while Mister Negative was cooking his own plans. Things went worse from bad when Crime Master and reassembled Enforcers decides to help Black Cat.

Previous storyline "Graveyard Shift" was more about Peter Parker finding his place in his own company Parker Industries and among friends. "Spiral" is more about fighting old enemies under new circumstances that changes people forever. Most notably, recent events have drastically changed Captain Yuri Watanabe and her ways.
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