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Friday, May 15, 2009

New Avengers – Civil War | Comics

In wake of superhero Civil War, New Avengers are about to go to war with each other over their beliefs.

Following tragic events of "Stamford Incident", government issued Superhuman Registration Act that requires all individual with superpowers to have their secret identity revealed and work for them. Whereas Iron Man thinks this is a reasonable idea, Captain America refused to hunt down his fellow heroes and went AWOL.

Now that he is a known fugitive, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends a group of "Cape-Killers" agents after him along with his friend Dum Dum Dugan. He barely managed to escape and meet Sam Wilson AKA Falcon on a safe-house. They went to see Henry Pym to seek help but he called authority and Cap made a mess out of him on his way out.

Iron Man and Ms. Marvel goes to see Luke Cage, asking him whether he is willing to sign but he refuses to and waits at his home in Harlem after sending Jessica Jones with his kid to Canada. At midnight, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents came knocking down at him and he fought until Captain America came to take him alongside Daredevil and Falcon.

Spider-Woman finds herself torn between being a double agent for both Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. She goes into hiding and got a surprise visit from Nick Fury, which turns out to be an LMD that is controlled by Maria Hill. She is taken into custody by force but Hydra raids the Helicarrier she was in to abduct her and took her to Hydra Island.

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She is greeted by her handler Connely, who wishes for her to take over their organization by replacing Viper. She fights him and a couple of agents before blowing up that entire island straight to hell before leaving. Back in New York, she goes to the safe-house where Cap was building a resistance of heroes and begs to take her in.

Long after locking himself up, The Sentry has recently found new purpose after joining New Avengers but is torn between his friends going into a superhero "Civil War" despite having sided with Iron Man. Considering any of his action can spell doom for them all, he chose to fly to moon seeking peace only to be attacked by Inhumans.

Right after he incapacitates them, Bob has been summoned by their king Black Bolt and over dinner, they all catch up to current events. He was asked to stay the night there and Royal Family member Crystal was pursuing to resume their former relationship from long ago until Iron Man showed up at their doorstep to take Sentry back.

Outside of Avengers Tower, a guy hacks into suits of stationed S.H.I.E.L.D. guards that froze and cause them to fell. He then walks into the building by passing every security measures to reach to top and come across Edwin Jarvis. Seeing him trying to reach for alarm, the man shot him and turned to see Iron Man standing behind him.

Though startled, he immediately shut Tony down with an override code and he falls flat in his suit. He turns out to be a former disgruntled employee who is sick of current conflict of heroes and berates Tony for going up against him. According to him, Stark is ashamed and is hiding behind his technology that he wears as armor.

Tony pints out that killing him will only make him a martyr but his guest has some other ideas, which revolves around an Antimatter generator. From Helicarrier, S.H.I.E.L.D. observes an anomaly in guard formation at Stark Tower and Maria Hill is called in. After some inspection, she deployed her units to go there and check in on Stark.

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A "Civil War" is breaking down superhero communities and former friends now stand rivals in terms of ideal. Marvel Comics hires writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) to continue his run of New Avengers monthly ongoing comic-book series for its fifth storyline as a tie-in to titular event, collecting issues #21-25.

Bendis was aided by artists Howard Chaykin (Punisher War Journal – Jigsaw, Wolverine – The Death of Wolverine), Jim Cheung (X-Force, Young Avengers), Leinil Francis Yu (Infinity, Secret Invasion), Olivier Coipel (Thor – Rebirth, X-Men – Primer) and Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate Iron Man II) on individual issues.

With their newly reformed team broken up because of a law, heroes are fighting among themselves over ideologies other than bad guys. Superhuman Registration Act has affected each of their lives in different ways but they are still regrouping, forming resistance against authority and fighting their ground till the end.

Since every renowned cape wearer is in conflict with their rival group, it may seem like villains are taking a back seat but all they are doing is preparing for something very big soon. A much larger plot has been developed by a sinister party that will affect heroes even more than they can even think of in upcoming "Revolution" storyline.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Star Wars | Comics

There is a mystically powerful supernatural energy that fills the entire galaxy is only known only as The Force, which guides to the path of the righteous. Long ago, a group of religious individuals called The Jedi who followed and have faith in it have established the Galactic Republic. Like the Light Side, the Force also has a dark counterpart of its own called The Dark Side of the Force. Another devious cult following has practiced to master the power of The Dark Side goes by the named Sith, who operated under the regime of Galactic Empire with their own Code of the Sith.

For millennia, these two religious groups had been at war with each other over their principles and ideology and the reign of Siths were finally over. The Galactic Republic was formed with the alliance of the independent star systems of the galaxy and they were represented by a Senator from each system to the Republic Senate. The Siths learned to be tricky in order to rise again and a new Sith Lord by the name of Darth Sidious even managed to gain means to manipulate the Senate as he sees fit.

The Phantom Menace
Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his trainee Obi-Wan Kenobi go for a negotiation with the Trade Federation and they try to kill the Jedi as Darth Sidious advises them to. These two not only survives the surprise attack but also managed to flee to Naboo, where they met an outcast Jar Jar Binks running from battle droids. Queen Padmé Amidala is rescued and was escorted by the Jedi to Coruscant but as their ship took damage, they are forced to land on the desert planet of Tatooine. Qui-Gon discovers little slave Anakin Skywalker and senses his strong bond with The Force.

After managing to earn his freedom from his master Watto, Anakin tags along with Qui-Gon Jinn bidding his mother goodbye. Just as they were about to leave Tatooine, Sith Lord Darth Maul attempts to kidnap the queen but Qui-Gon outsmarts him in a short fight. When Padmé safely reaches to Coruscant, Senator Palpatine tries to convince her to replace the current Chancellor Valorum with someone more capable. Qui-Gon takes Anakin to the Jedi Council and asks permission to train him but seeing potential of the boy turning to The Dark Side, the Council refuses.

Despite the Jedi Council being hesitant to take the boy as a Jedi Padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn decides to train young Anakin anyway. Sneakingly taking a starfighter, Anakin slips through the hangar and incapacitates the droid army by blowing up the Federation's Droid Control Ship all by himself. Darth Sidious sends his apprentice Darth Maul after Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan in the middle of the invasion on Naboo. Qui-Gon dies battling Maul and afterwards, Obi-Wan eventually managed to kill the latter by bisecting him before taking Anakin as his apprentice to become a Jedi.

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Attack of the Clones
Former Jedi Master Count Dooku becomes the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus by turning to The Dark Side and started a Separatist movement that upsets the peace established by the Galactic Republic. Senator Padmé Amidala votes for an army while Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. An assassin named Zam Wesell makes an attempt on her life and as the assailant was mysteriously killed, Obi-Wan follows the lead he got from her as Anakin takes Padmé back to Naboo, where these two eventually grew close.

Obi-Wan reaches to the oceanic planet Kamino following his lead only to learn of a secret clone army based on the genetic template of bounty hunter Jango Fett, being produced for the Republic by the order of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. Meanwhile, in a precognitive vision, Anakin sees his mother in pain and goes to Tatooine with Padmé to save her. When his captive mother dies in his arms, he slaughters the Tusken Raiders in anger who kidnapped her and their entire camp. Following Jango and his clone son Boba, Obi-Wan reaches Geonosis, where he is taken captive by Count Dooku.

Tracking his transmission, Anakin and Padmé reaches to Geonosis save Obi-Wan but got captured by Jango Fett as well. These three were saved from being publicly executed on Geonosis execution arena as Mace Windu appears with a group of Jedi warriors to their rescue. Jango is killed by Windu and Yoda arrives with Republic's new clone troopers to battle against the Droid Army outside. In a final confrontation, Dooku hurt Obi-Wan and cut-off Anakin's arm but is forced to flee upon the arrival of Yoda. Anakin gets a robotic arm replacement and he secretly marries Padmé in presence of C-3PO and R2-D2.

Revenge of the Sith
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was kidnapped from Coruscant by General Grievous of the Separatist Droid Army. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker infiltrate Grievous's ship and find the captive Chancellor. There, Count Dooku challenges and engages the Jedi into an extreme lightsaber duel. He quickly knocked out Obi-Wan, leaving only Anakin to continue the fight. Despite continuous taunting from Dooku, he manages to defeat the Sith Lord using anger and decapitates his enemy as Palpatine urge him to do so.

Grievous captures all three of them but then forced to flee as the battle-torn ship crash-land on Coruscant. Anakin's wife Padmé tells him that she is pregnant and then he has a vision of her dying during childbirth, which causes him to worry a lot. He is appointed in the Jedi Council as a representative of Supreme Chancellor and not only the Jedi denies him the rank of a Jedi Master but orders him to keep an eye on Palpatine, which causes great friction in his belief. Offering the knowledge of The Dark Side of The Force to help save Padmé, Palpatine reveals himself to be Darth Sidious.

Mace Windu confronts Palpatine after learning the truth from Anakin but is betrayed by him at the last moment and Palpatine takes him as his new apprentice, calling him Darth Vader. Obi-Wan were on Utapau, where he engages General Grievous and put an end to his reign of terror. Yoda heads to Kashyyyk to accompany his Wookiee friends in battle against the droid army. Sidious in the mean time has set "Order 66" in motion for the clone troopers to kill all Jedi at sight, forcing Obi-Wan and Yoda into hiding. Palpatine declares the former Galactic Senate to be the Galactic Empire, with him being the Emperor.

Anakin is sent to the Jedi Temple to kill everyone and then to the volcanic planet Mustafar for wiping out all the remaining Separatist leaders by Palpatine. Obi-Wan was shocked to learn about Anakin's turning into The Dark Side from the security archives, where he saw his former apprentice killing all the young Padawans of the Jedi Temple. However, Anakin's wife Padmé refuses to believe this when Obi-Wan confronts her about Anakin's location. She travels to Mustafar to try and convince Anakin to leave his current path and then he is confronted by Obi-Wan, who secretly followed.

Feeling betrayed by his beloved Padmé for leading Obi-Wan to him, Anakin violently force-chokes her. The former master and apprentice then begin a lightsaber duel that leaves Anakin lose all of his limbs in the end and his burning body was left for dead. After having a brief Force-fight with Yoda, Palpatine goes to rescue a dying Anakin from Mustafar, whom he reformed with cybernetics. Padmé eventually dies while giving birth to Luke and Leia. Upon adopting Leia as his daughter, Senator Bail Organa takes her to Alderaan and Luke is sent to his step-family on Tatooine.

A New Hope
The Empire has built a super-weapon called the Death Star that can destroy entire planets but spies of the Rebel Alliance have managed to steal the plans. Before getting captured by Darth Vader, Princess Leia hides the plans with a distress message into R2-D2 and sent to Tatooine with C-3PO. Bought from the Jawas, Luke Skywalker discovers the message and goes looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi. After enlightening Luke about the old days Obi-Wan presents him his father's lightsaber. As Leia requested in the message, Obi-Wan decides to head to Alderaan and invites Luke to tag along.

Luke denies the offer but then changes his mind when he finds out Imperial stormtroopers have burned down his house looking for the droids. Smuggler Han Solo along with his Wookiee first mate Chewbacca is hired to transport them in his Millennium Falcon. By the time they reach Alderaan, it was destroyed as Grand Moff Tarkin ordered and their ship is captured. Han, Chewbacca and Luke rescued Leia while Obi-Wan sacrifice himself in a lightsaber battle with Vader to let them escape. They all join the rebels on Yavin IV as the Empire followed them and Luke shoots through an exhaust port with an X-wing fighter to destroy the Death Star.

The Empire Strikes Back
Following the destruction of Death Star, Princess Leia led the rebels to set camp on Hoth and Luke Skywalker goes to Dagobah to receive training from Jedi Master Yoda. Upon location the new rebel base, The Empire sends AT-AT Walkers to attack the rebels. Han, Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca leave Hoth on the Millennium Falcon. Bounty hunter Boba Fett is called in by Darth Vader to find them and Han reunites with his old friend, Lando Calrissian. On Dagobah, Luke crash lands with his X-wing and met Yoda, who agreed to train him after Obi-Wan's spirit makes request to him.

Lando eventually lures them into a trap for Vader who wants them to use as a bait to capture Luke and he freezes Han Solo into carbonite. Luke had a vision of Han and Leia in peril and he leaves his training to save them. Fett takes Han to deliver to Jabba the Hutt and Lando helps the rest of the rebels to escape. In Cloud City, Luke arrives to engage in a lightsaber with Darth Vader and loses his right hand. When his attempts to draw Luke towards The Dark Side fail, Vader reveals to the boy that he is Luke's father. Unable to bear this truth, he lets him falls through an air shaft and reunited with his friends.

Return of the Jedi
Luke Skywalker walks into Jabba's palace to rescue Han Solo with assistance from Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Jabba is strangled by Leia and Hand knocks Boba Fett into the Sarlacc before Luke goes to confront Yoda about Darth Vader being his father. He confirms that his father is Anakin Skywalker, a former Jedi who turned as Vader and revels Leia as his sister. Meanwhile, the rebels learn that there is a second Death Star built by the Empire and a rebel forces follows Han Solo on the forest moon of Endor to destroy the shield generator which protects the space station.

Luke and Leia shortly join the fight but the former surrenders to Imperial troops to confront Vader personally and also inform her that she is his sister. While escorting him to The Emperor, Vader unsuccessfully tries to convince Luke to join The Dark Side so that they could rule the galaxy together but Luke stays adamant in his ways. When he is taken to The Emperor Sheev Palpatine, Luke is tempted to give in to his anger and he lashed out at the former only for Vader to intervene and these two get into a lightsaber duel.

Using his anger to fight, Luke eventually subdues Vader and Palpatine orders Luke to take his place killing him, which he refuses to do since he is a Jedi. The Emperor strikes him with Force lightning and in his call for help; Vader throws his master through a reactor shaft, also mortally wounding himself in the process. The Death Star was being readied to strike on Endor but is destroyed by rebel strike team. Luke takes his father's body to cremate and witness him joining Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda as the Force-spirit of Anakin Skywalker.

The Force Awakens
With the death of The Emperor, the Galactic Civil War finally ended and Galactic Empire has fallen. General Leia Organa leads The Resistance and The First Order rises to eradicate the New Republic. Imperial stormtroopers led by a new Sith Lord Kylo Ren invades Jakku to find a map to the location of a self-exiled Luke Skywalker and captures pilot Poe Dameron while his droid BB-8 runs with the map. Feeling withdrawn from his cause, stormtrooper FN-2187, whom Poe names "Finn", frees him and both escapes in a TIE fighter.

BB-8 found and tagged along with a lone scavenger named Rey, whom Finn stumbles onto upon forced to crash-land on Jakku. They are all tracked down by troops of The First Order and Rey managed to fly them out in the Millennium Falcon from a junkyard. Han Solo and Chewbacca find way into their own ship and enlighten the newer generation of youth about how Galactic Civil War went out. The ship falls under attack by rival space gangs betrayed by Han and one of them informs The First Order about their location.

Supreme Leader Snoke orders General Hux to fire their Death Star-like super-weapon at Starkiller Base and they wipe out the Republic capital. As BB-8's map deemed incomplete, Han tells his crew that Luke actually tried to rebuild Jedi Order before going into exile but one of his student gone rogue by giving in to The Dark Side and burned the Jedi Temple after killing other students. Rey starts having visions after finding the lightsaber of Anakin Skywalker and Kylo captures her. Starkiller Base prepares to fire on Resistance base at D'Qar and the trio of Han, Chewbacca and Finn flies there.

In an attempt to bring Kylo from his path, Han sacrifices himself while unsuccessfully trying to convince him to leave the Dark Side. An enraged Chewbacca shoots and wound Kylo as they try to escape the base. Finn is taken out in a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren but could barely hold him against the Sith Lord for long. Rey then took control of the lightsaber and managed to hold her off as the Starkiller Base is destroyed by the Resistance. The sudden awakening of R2-D2 reveals the location of the map where Luke Skywalker is and Rey finds him on a distant island.

The Last Jedi
Although Starkiller Base was previously destroyed, Supreme Leader Snoke led the First Order to General Leia Organa's Resistance base at D'Qar and the rebels are forced to flee. Poe Dameron led a dangerous mission to destroy a First Order dreadnought that cost the lives of many and they all jump to hyperspace. Surprisingly, they are still being followed and while Kylo Ren hesitates to shoot, a TIE fighter blows up the part where Leia was. She survives the vacuum of space using The Force and is hospitalized once inside, leaving Vice Admiral Holdo in charge.

With Chewbacca and R2-D2, Rey reaches on Ahch-To on Millennium Falcon to take Luke Skywalker back to help the Resistance but he is still adamant to remain in exile for failing Kylo and believes the Jedi should extinct. Meanwhile, Rey and Kylo contact each other using the Force as she learns what really happened to Ben Solo. Luke confesses that he considered killing his nephew sensing his corruption but the boy survived and destroyed Luke's Jedi Order. Rey leaves Luke behind to try and redeem Kylo from The Dark Side.

Admiral Holdo plans for their evacuation in small transports but Poe leads a revolt, while a recently awake Finn, Rose and BB-8 goes to Canto Bight looking for a hacker named DJ who can help them disrupt the First Order's tracking device. Once inside Snoke's ship, they all got captured by Captain Phasma and Rey willingly arrives to convince Kylo. As she is presented in front of Supreme Leader, he reveals that the Force connection they felt earlier was made by him. Snoke orders his apprentice to kill Rey but he killed his master instead and fought the Praetorian Guard with Rey.

Though Rey believed that Kylo Ren has changed, he offers her to rule the galaxy by his side and starts struggling for control over Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber when she refuses. Ultimately, the lightsaber splits in two, Kylo gets knocked over and Rey escapes to help her friends. Sending Leia and other to a long-deserted base on Crait, Admiral Holdo stays behind and then rams her ship to Snoke's ship at light speed, critically damaging it. BB-8, Finn and Rose managed to survive their execution and join the rest on Crait.

Declaring him the new Supreme Leader, Kylo Ren led the First Order to Battle of Crait and Resistance fighters barely put up a battle against them. Luke Skywalker appears out of the blue and after comforting Leia, he goes to face the First Order. He orders everyone to fire at Luke and even after a massive rain of fire, Luke came out unharmed. An enraged Kylo decides to face Luke face to face but unable to hit him. Finally, it was revealed that Luke was never here and Force-projected himself for the Resistance to flee. Thus, the Rebellion is reborn and he dies of exhaustion.

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Star Wars – Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

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Based on the popular film franchise by director George Lucas, Star Wars is a sci-fi themed comic book series that was first ever published by Marvel Comics in 1977 based on the original Star Wars trilogy of films. However, they stopped publishing the ongoing series and in 1991, Dark Horse Comics started publishing the series throughout various limited series and monthly ongoing titles. Since the beginning of the publication, the series has spawned many limited series and other tales that took place in the same timeline of the epic saga.

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Various famous comic-book creator like Al Williamson, Archie Goodwin (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man), Carmine Infantino, Chris Claremont (Aliens/Predator – Deadliest of the Species, John Carter; Warlord of Mars), Gene Day, Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss, Satellite Sam), Jo Duffy, Michael Golden, Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl, Thor), Walt Simonson (Alien – The Illustrated Story, Orion) and Whilce Portacio (Spawn, Wetworks) has worked on the series over the course of time. Marvel is creating new storylines that canonically took place in between the years of the first six movies from the original and the prequel trilogy to explore the characters even more and expand the Star Wars Universe than it already is.
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