Showing posts with label Hercules. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Avengers – No Surrender | Comics

Earth's Mightiest Heroes are about to witness an end because of a cosmic game of two Elders of the Universe.

Miguel Santos was playing poker with a bunch of car stealers until his cover is blown and he revealed himself as Lightning before arresting them. Suddenly, a strange red light shines over Earth and reports of natural catastrophes started coming from all over the globe.

Beast updates everyone about the situation, Avengers' member Falcon became busy saving people on street, Doctor Strange and Miles Morales feels the anomaly, Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel watches it coming and Vision tries to call to Alpha Flight with no avail.

Hank McCoy notices all the satellites are gone and points out that the planet is moved as T'Challa contacts world leaders. Back in New York, Hercules and The Mighty Thor has joined Sam Wilson to help. Jarvis and Nadia Van Dyne also caught up into this mess but the former is severely injured saving a boy.

Synapse and Doctor Voodoo of Avengers Unity Squad goes to crowd-control in San Diego while Human Torch, Rogue, Scarlet Witch and Wasp try to deal with a massive tidal wave. Meanwhile in space, Captain Marvel shockingly stares into the void where Earth and Moon once used to be.

Hawkeye and Red Wolf were at New Mexico, U.S.Avengers tackles a volcano eruption at Mount Vesuvius. Squirrel Girl sees a shooting star-like object that crashing onto Colosseum of Rome, to turn into a black pyramid.

Captain America is frozen in his position when he was observing the situation at Washington, D.C., as well as Black Panther, The Champions, Spider-Man, Vision, Wasp and X-Men. All active and reserve members of Avengers are called to assemble. When they all arrive at Avengers Mansion, they are greeted by a woman named Voyager, who claims to be a founding member of Avengers.

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Avengers – No Surrender | Comics

Surprisingly, almost every member of the team recalls her being there from the very beginning. When asked whether or not she want to lead, she pointed out to Citizen V, Falcon and Rogue as more suitable leaders.

In Egypt, deceased members of ThanosBlack Order and new Lethal Legion arrive out of nowhere and try to kill each other but voices from sky tells them to follow rules and not to engage until they find certain Pyramoids. In the mean time, Cull Obsidian showed up at Avengers Mansion and blew it up.

Although Quicksilver sensed it only moments before happening, even his powers weren't enough to save all but thankfully, Voyager managed to teleport everyone to safety. Apparently, En Dwi Gast or better known as Grandmaster was behind these chaos and he planned it with a fellow Elder of the Universe in his Cosmic Game Room.

Eons ago, En Dwi had tricked him into losing his mantle and banished from existence to become the Grandmaster but now he has returned as Challenger to reclaim his title.

Rogue assembles a team of heavy hitters like Cannonball, Hercules, Lightning and Thor on news of catastrophes over Rome with help from Voyager, leaving an enraged Pietro behind. She returns to teleport Sam's team to Peru, while Jericho and Wanda remained reserved to check on the ones in stasis.

Instead of listening what his sister had to say, Pietro rushed to help Rogue's team and Wanda was trying to break the stasis of Vision. She actually succeeds but doing so had also frozen her brother in battlefield in a crucial time.

Both Black Order and Lethal Legion were fighting into two separate teams, which the Avengers have run into. In the middle of these, Black Dwarf managed to secure a Pyramoid with help from Black Swan and vanished screaming.

Seeing that, everyone thought Dwarf have been disintegrated and Santos decided to rush to their friends to warn them about touching it but like always, Johnny Storm couldn't stay out of trouble and touched it. Another one those were grabbed by Red Wolf in an attempt to find Johnny.

After this new development Grandmaster and Challenger advances towards their next move and the latter reveals he has an ace in the hole in reserve. If you are wondering who that may be, wait until a certain thought--dead Green Goliath returns to smash all Avengers!

When the last Pyramoid is placed inside a hospital where Edwin Jarvis was being treated, Voyager reached to take it and he then reveals her true nature. In a final showdown, Enigma, Lightning, Red Hulk, Wonder Man and Vision will fall before a force of pure rage.

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Legion of Chaos and Order

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After the fall of "Secret Empire" crossover event, Marvel Comics hired comic-book writers Al Ewing (U.S.Avengers – American Intelligence Mechanics, U.S.Avengers – Cannonball Run), Jim Zub and Mark Waid (Age of Apocalypse, Avengers Vs. X-Men) to come up with a long-running storyline that brings together the team of Avengers, Occupy Avengers, Uncanny Avengers and U.S.Avengers fighting for one cause.

This arc ran through Avengers monthly ongoing series collecting issues #675-690, illustrated by Joe Bennett (Rann-Thanagar War, Teen Titans), Kim Jacinto, Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Pepe Larraz (Uncanny Avengers – Red Skull, Uncanny Avengers – The Man Who Fell To Earth).

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The Mysterious Voyager

Artist Mark Brooks (Cable & Deadpool – If Looks Could Kill, Star Wars – Han Solo) provided cover arts for the books included in the story. Following the destruction and restoration of Multiverse at the hands of Mister Fantastic during Secret Wars, the former Grandmaster gets a chance to enter this reality and started a rematch.

What En Dwi started years earlier as Contest of Champions with earthbound superheroes and villains has come to a new route and the stakes are higher than ever now. Return of many fan-favorite heroes into the fray really made the entire plot exciting and interesting. The epilogue also teases of the upcoming story arc, which is also cosmic-themed and titled "The Final Host".
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Black Widow – Deadly Origin | Comics

Natalia Romanova confronts former allies and lovers to prevent her past as Black Widow from destroying her future.

On board of a stolen military plane, a brown haired guy reveals to pilot that he has replaced his partner five minutes ago, who is in custody of CIA. Unfazed by this, the pilot activates a device on his hand claiming it detonated a bomb inside his partner's head, which has likely to have killed a few CIA officers trying to strip down his cerebral cortex.

Despite this, the mole decides to bring back the pilot alive to interrogate and refused to get caught and the latter rips of ground control panels so that he can take "him" to his employers. Upon removing holographic disguise, it is turn out to be Natasha Romanoff, original Black Widow in disguise and a brief fight ensues between them.

Though she manages to subdue him and take out of plane before it crashed, her captive swiftly chokes on a poison capsule to commit suicide. That night, she gets a call from Volgograd, Russia, by a man named Ivan after many years who then warns her about "Icepick Protocol" being initiated lately before he is gunned down by unknown party.

Nats gets a flashback to 1928, when she was rescued by Ivan as Natalia Romanoff and was raised by him. Stalin suggested that they change her name to Romanova before she was taken by Taras Romanoff to train in hand-to-hand combat. Taras was later killed by her "Little Uncle" Logan and she were eventually discovered by Ivan afterwards.

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Black Widow – Deadly Origin | Comics

Many years later in 1956, Natasha took a serum from Winter Soldier to save a gravely injured Ivan in exchange for their loyalty. In present, she heads over to Russia to examine Ivan's corpse to confirm it was really him. She then reaches out to Bucky Barnes for moral support before declaring to find out what Icepick is and kill everyone related to it.

In Kaliningrad, Natasha breaks into Russian Army Support Services Command only to come across Federal Dynamo, whom she manages to take down using semi-lethal methods. She then breaks into their control room to learn more details about Icepick Protocol and convinced operators in charge there to cooperate in her current mission.

Before leaving, she discovers that she was tagged with nanites years ago in Red Room and she passed them along to whoever she was close to. In his apartment, Clint Barton AKA Ronin were having breakfast with his lover Bobbi Morse AKA Mockingbird and she goes into frenzy all of a sudden upon seeing a hologram that said, "Icepick Activated".

Black Widow arrives just in time before she could stab Clint and took her down with counter- nanites. She then heads over to meet Daredevil, Tony Stark, an old friend and a newspaper delivery boy she knew but not all of them were too lucky and many have succumbed to a homicidal rage once these microscopic bio-machines are activated.

In one instance, she had to bail out and rescue her Champions teammate and former lover Hercules from Golden Fleece Night Club. Though she didn't entertain his idea of a celebration at all, he did help her with a bit of guidance. Before setting off to find the true culprit behind these conspiracies, she pays Nick Fury a visit and warned about her nanites.

She recalls many of her life events from past that involves her marriage to Russian super-hero Red Guardian, going away from Winter Soldier, getting back into super-heroics when she is widowed and too many times when she refused Ivan. Finally, she took a trip to space looking for her enemy and is horrified to find a Russian Dreadnought.

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Mysterious "Icepick Protocol"

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hired writer Paul Cornell (Wolverine – Hunting Season, Wolverine – Three Months To Die) and artist Tom Raney (Dark Reign – Hawkeye, Secret Invasion – Inhumans) in 2010 to plot a storyline for a four-part limited series titled "Deadly Origin", which focuses on Black Widow and links to her past before she joined The Avengers.

Natasha Romanoff has been one of the deadliest assassins of Marvel Universe who had a shady past before she ever became a superhero and redeemed herself. However, there will always be some horrors from past that would seek her up. One of those troubles starts terrorizing her life recently when a secret "Icepick Protocol" was activated somehow.

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Revisiting Her Past

Her long-time friend and mentor, Ivan was fatally shot down in streets and then his head goes missing from morgue. Black Widow also discovers that she was tagged by Soviets years ago during her time in Red Room and she has later passed on remotely controllable nanites to allies, friends, teammates and many of her former lovers over the years.

One of the people from her past who fell victim to this plot is Clint Barton, who was unaware of why his current girlfriend Bobbi Morse was acting homicidal at him. Natasha reached out to many she knew to alert them and finally decides to meet her enemies directly but what she found were the last thing she ever expected to see in her lifetime.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Thor – The Dark Gods | Comics

The Dark Gods are an evil opposition of Asgardians and one of Asgard's most dreaded enemies from the past returns and took over the eternal realm of it. While Thor was on Midgard tending business with The Avengers, they invaded and re-shaped Asgard in their own dark view. Not only they took over Asgard but they also have destroyed the Olympus as well.

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Ages ago, Perrikus’ wife Tserron was killed in a battle with Lonkarr, a scout Odin had sent to explore the universe who stumbled upon their city Narcisson. They were once defeated by the mighty Odin ages ago and now to avenge their defeat, they returned to claim Asgard and Thor is the one left alone to face them in battle. Perrikus of Dark Gods confronts The Mighty Thor, who once defeated him before.

Thor and Perrikus battled and during their clash, the evil god revealed Thor's disbelief on mighty Mjolnir and even defeated him. The mighty Mjolnir is destroyed during their fight and Thor reverted back to his human form of Jake Olsen only to be captured by Perrikus. This transformation has somehow saved him from a powerful magical blast from Perrikus.

However, he is successful in freeing himself and is assisted by the mysterious Marnot. Thor eventually manages to repair Mjolnir and with the prince of power, Hercules by his side who is also seeking revenge on The Dark Gods, for destroying his home, Olympus and one of Thor's old nemesis, The Destroyer is convinced by the former to bettle alongside them to put a fight against The Dark Gods.

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Ascension of Dark Gods

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Following “Thor – In Search of the Gods” storyline, comic-book writer Dan Jurgens (Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey, The Death of Superman) and superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Uncanny X-Men, World War Hulk) returns in the second run of their take on Asgard's Thunder God's tale in “Thor – The Dark Gods” published by Marvel Comics in 2000.

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The Dark Wars

The stakes are high as always but very difficult to overcome such a threat that has the entire Asgardian Gods held captive on their custody. This storyline features issue #09-13 from second volume of Thor monthly ongoing series. This tale is followed by “The Eighth Day” crossover story where the same creative team has taken part along with other industry talents.
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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Thor – In Search of the Gods | Comics

Following Onslaught's reign of chaos and destruction over the world, Thor and many other heroes had vanished after they decided to sacrifice themselves to defeat the monster and lived in "Heroes Reborn" reality for more than a year. After Thor returns to Asgard from his long absence from a hostage situation where an impostor Heimdall has taken a few children captive in Ballon Bunch Daycare Center.

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He then finds out that the golden city of Asgard he once knew is now gone. The invincible Destroyer is sent to Earth for an unknown purpose, which battled Thor and The Avengers member Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch. After it has possessed Colonel Case, intoxicated him with its vast power. But The Avengers were quite unsuccessful in stopping him and after a massive fight, Thor seemingly dies at his hands.

Thor was then sent to Hel to Volla and Hela, who are approached by the enigmatic Marnot, who offered him to return his life if he simply agrees to share his body with Jake Olsen, an EMT paramedic who died during their battle with The Destroyer while trying to save the life of a civilian.

Thor agrees to this and starts living as a mortal to honor Jake's noble heroism, learning the ways of Earth as a mere mortal. The revived Thor has returned to Earth and single handedly outmatched the brute force of The Destroyer this time, sending him to a barren and distant planet. Though he could transform into God of Thunder at will, he starts having difficulties maintaining his newly developed dual identities.

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Marvel Comics had writer Dan Jurgens (Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey, The Death of Superman) and artist John Romita Jr. (Uncanny X-Men, World War Hulk) the two finest comic book creators there is, to re-visionize The Thunder God of Asgard; Thor for the new age. As a result, they came up with a set of interrelated storylines that ran through the issues of second volume of Thor.

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The Destroyer Decimates The Avengers

Jurgens and Romita has worked on The Dark Gods, The Eighth Day and Thor Vs. Thanos next. Their epic run started in the first story arc from issue #01-08, where Thor re-invents himself in the modern era of Marvel Comics.
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