Showing posts with label Hydra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hydra. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Secret Empire | Comics

Captain America turned out to be a true believer of Hydra ideals and siege control from within as he planned out!

Running S.H.I.E.L.D. these days, Captain America sends Captain Marvel leading Alpha Flight alongside Guardians of the Galaxy on space to hold a line of defense when a huge Chitauri Wave shows up. From Helicarrier bridge, Steve sends Ironheart and Iron Man to work up a Planetary Defense Shield that was taken down earlier by a Hydra bomber.

In the mean time, a group of super-villain attacks New York who was all former prisoners of Pleasant Hill and The Defenders were sent to take care of them. Hyperion and Quasar goes down while Nitro explodes in the middle of Manhattan. Announcing a state of emergency, Secretary of Defense made Steve Rogers command of national security.

The Shield suddenly goes back operational and cavalry arrive at New York as Avengers Unity Division, causing the villains flee. Before they could celebrate this victory, Commander Sharon Carter receives transmission of a collision with another Helicarrier and within moments they are under attack by Hydra goons under control of Doctor Faustus.

Cap then steps up telling everyone to hold their fire and the Hydra agents hail him as their Supreme Leader before taking Sharon into custody, who is baffled to learn that Steve was a traitor. Carol tries to communicate about opening a portal to Earth but Rogers made it clear that he want them occupied behind the shield with Chitauri waves.

Before being ambushed, Tony Stark A.I. eventually figured out the Chitauri invasion was a ploy to lure out the heavy hitters off Earth and the shield was never down. As Baron Zemo engulfs the island of Manhattan in a Darkforce dome using Blackout's powers, Iron Man sends out a distress call for heroes to assemble and Hydra takes over White House.

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Secret Empire | Comics

In a new world order established by the evil empire, Inhumans are being forced to register and all mutants moved to New Tian. From his internment, Rick Jones passes a data to reveal the truth about Hydra Cap through a young hacker named Rayshaun Lucas to Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Totally Awesome Hulk and Viv Vision of the Champions.

Resistance against the regime is formed by Ant-Man, Black Widow, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Quicksilver, Rescue, Stingray, Thing, Tigra and Wonder Man. Cap has been leading a Hydra' version of The Avengers with Black Ant, Deadpool, Odinson, Scarlet Witch, Superior Octopus, Taskmaster and Vision to ruthlessly deal with any threats.

Neither Rick, nor Sharon agrees to swear loyalty to Hydra and when Rick is sentenced to death by a firing squad to make a statement, he dies saying "Avengers Assemble". Meanwhile, Steve reunites with Madame Hydra to acquire the Cosmic Cube and rewrite history of World War II. They then raze the entire city of Las Vegas with their Helicarriers.

Upon analyzing info sent by Rick, Tony came to conclusion on how the sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik has altered Cap while saving him during "Standoff" fiasco after she was befriended with Johann Shmidt AKA Red Skull. Steve became a perfect soldier to Hydra, who then overthrew Shmidt to complete his own plan to rule the world.

So, he tried for Winter Soldier to join Hydra and his refusal led Zemo to launch a drone plane with Bucky in it. Kobik was shattered into fragments that got scattered in places and finding all of the pieces is the only way to turn things around as they once were. Cap is also actively looking for the Cube to reshape reality as he see fit in Hydra's image.

Natasha Romanoff takes it upon herself to kill off the evil Cap and the Champions tagged along to her help. Ant-Man, Hercules, Mockingbird and Quicksilver volunteered to go and retrieve all the Cube fragments with Tony and Falcon agreed to help them cross the border. However, he ended up taking his old mantle of Captain America once again.

Things started escalating as they show up at the doorstep of Ultron, now wearing the skin of Henry Pym. In the mean time, Hydra Cap struck treaty with enlists The Punisher as his enforcer and brings back The Incredible Hulk back from dead. All of these led to a grand showdown when the X-Men showed up right before an unexpected revelation.

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Dread of Distrust

For more information on Secret Empire event, you can check out these links below.

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In 2017, Marvel Comics hired writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) and illustrator Daniel Acuna (Uncanny Avengers – Avenge The Earth, Uncanny Avengers – Counter-Evolutionary) to conceive the plot for "Secret Empire" crossover event, which is collected in a limited series that ran for eleven issues.

Then there were a group of artists David Marquez (Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever, Defenders – Kingpins of New York), Leinil Francis Yu (Operation – Zero Tolerance, X-Men – The Hunt for Xavier), Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine) to fill in for some extra.

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Hydra Supreme Leader

Pages that are drawn by artist Andrea Sorrentino were the literal down point of the entire story as some of the characters were completely unrecognizable from their appearance. Artist Rod Reis on the other hand, did quite fine compared to the former.

Following the events of "Time Runs Out" and "Secret Wars", everything was restored and Steve Rogers came back to existence alongside many others. When trying to save his life after an attack from Crossbones, sentient Cosmic Cube Kobik actually created a new version of Captain America that was loyal to Hydra and the real one became a memory.

Turning Captain America into a fascist and altering reality to let Hydra assume control was a bold move by Marvel though, or maybe rather stupid one. Bringing Hank Pym/Ultron hybrid into the mix as well as the deceased Green Goliath was unnecessary. Turning Frank Castle into an agent of the uprising evil empire was also really uncalled for.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant | Comics

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All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant
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Steve Rogers was kidnapped and taken to Dimension Z by his long-time enemy Arnim Zola. Sharon Carter followed him to rescue but left behind while Rogers escaped successfully. In a fight against Iron Nail, the Super-Soldier Serum was drained from his body and he starts aging rapidly. Passing his shield to friend Sam Wilson, who used to be The Falcon, Steve chooses a normal life with Sharon and his adopted son Ian, who eventually made it back home. Now as Captain America, Sam heads to a new Hydra base in Ecuador to uncover their latest scheme with his trusty sidekick Redwing. He is spotted at the entrance by a Hydra agent and upon engaging, he led Cap right into the heart of their operation. Steve's son Ian Rogers came to help Sam as Nomad.

They discover a boy, who seems to be Hydra's new secret weapon guarded by Batroc the Leaper. In his effort to save Sam's life, Ian seemingly killed Batroc. Fleeing with the boy, Cap and Nomad stumbled onto more Hydra goons and is forced to flee in an elevator that led to Hydra's new leader Baron Helmut Zemo and his squad of villains consisting Armadillo, Baron Blood, Crossbones, King Cobra, Madame Hydra, Sinthea Shmidt and Taskmaster. Cap fled with the boy Lucas as Nomad held the others off. As Sam was having is butt kicked by Brock Rumlow, he received help from the most unexpected person ever. Meanwhile, Zemo plans to spread the blood of the Inhuman kid Lucas in the atmosphere as his blood can sterilize the entire human race.
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Successor of Mantles
Here is your links for "All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant" storyline from Marvel Comics in issues.

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Cabal of New Hydra

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All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant (Hardcover)

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Fear Agent) returns with a new Captain America storyline "Hydra Ascendant" from the brand-new monthly ongoing series All-New Captain America, with aid from artist Stuart Immonen (Fear Itself, Inferno). The story collects issues #01-06 from the monthly series and flashbacks into the Castaway in Dimension Z storyline as well as Infinity crossover event to build up a fresh status-quo for Sam Wilson's Captain America. As a new bearer of the torch of Sentinel of Liberty, Sam finds himself against a lot of challenges that clearly overwhelms him but he sticks to his cause till the end. Alex Ross, Kris Anka, Laura Martin, Paul Pope and Sara Pichelli (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Men) has provided variant covers for the issues involved in this story arc from Marvel Comics.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled | Comics

After the events of "Civil War" in terms of the controversial Superhuman Registration Act, the way of lives for all hero was changed drastically and the entire superheroes was divided. A new initiative is taken by the government and they now have to follow a couple of conditions like, to register their identities and to be trained with them.

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Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled | Comics

Following the Secret Invasion of Skrulls, superheroes started losing their faith and credibility from people's mind; ushering a "Dark Reign" of evil on the nation. Under Norman Osborn's control, Iron Man is replaced as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Initiative and everything it used to stand for is now completely changed. Worst of all, The Avengers are gone from the scene, now acting from the shadows as Secret Avengers.

After scientist Henry Pym left The Initiative, Gauntlet is in charge at Camp Hammond and is maintaining the cadets currently. To avenge their defeat over Earth and its populace, the Skrulls have implanted a mole of their own; the murderous Thor clone known as Ragnarok (who killed Goliath during Civil War) that has recently resurfaced after blasting Baron Von Blitzschlag upon mentioning that he is not the real “one”.

He went on rampage, only to be opposed by the currently outlaw team of New Warriors led by former Avenger member Justice. Last but not least, the identity of the mysterious member of the Shadow Initiative member Mutant Zero is finally revealed to everyone else of the team by Taskmaster and they are shocked at the revelation of the person who has four different persona to deal with and a history with Daredevil.

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Ragnarok on Rampage

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Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled (Softcover)

"Disassembled " is a story arc that took place in the Avengers - The Initiative monthly series and ran from issues #21-25 from the monthly ongoing. This story arc was published by Marvel Comics in 2009, developed by writer Christos Gage (Annihilation – Conquest - Quasar, World War Hulk – X-Men) and manga styled artist Humberto Ramos (Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine).

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Mutant Zero Is Revealed

Serving as a tie-in to the company wide major crossover Dark Reign, "Disassembled" changed the very basics of the Avengers - The Initiative monthly title and features many fan favorite characters again in the lime light, as many significant character joins the team while others just leaves.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

After being brainwashed by The Hand and into the wrong hands, Wolverine goes rogue as the world's deadliest living weapon!

To investigate a kidnapping case of a close friend's son, Wolverine went to Japan when all authorities failed. During the ransom exchange, Logan was ambushed in a graveyard by a horde of undead ninjas from The Hand. While he was slicing and dicing all those rotten corpses, The Gorgon secretly observes his moves and waiting for him to tire out.

After trashing them all into pieces and shreds, he finally gets his hands on the kidnapper but before they could react, his mysterious enemy murders him by surprise attacking him with his sword. X-Men member Shadowcat visits the boy's family after they learn Logan has gone disappeared but they already has given up on finding him and their boy.

Director of S.H.I.L.E.D., Nick Fury has recruited the master assassin Elektra to locate Wolverine and bring him back. He told her about a smoked out plan to take down major super powered people by Hand and Hydra is found and Logan was on top of their choice from the list. A badly-burned up Wolvie is later found in one of S.H.E.I.L.D.'s aircraft carrier.

He regains consciousness to discover an unknown voice in his head that tells him that he is on a mission from Hydra and must oblige. A brainwashed Wolverine then goes total berserk and after killing the nurse on duty, he unleashes a mindless killing spree on board.

When power goes down all of a sudden, Elektra warns her fellow agents about his presence on board and told them not to open fire. As those men were getting butchered by him, Natchios patiently waits for her chance to get him. She attacked Wolvie on the right moment and successfully incapacitating him into submission using her twin Sai.

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Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

She then tries to reason with him while Hydra helps him to break free, causing a brief and intense fight between these two. After locking her up to drown her, Logan managed to escape the drowned ship. Later, he unwillingly starts working for the alliance of The Hand, Hydra and The Dawn of the White Light, assembled together by Baron von Strucker.

Their plan is to kill major known superheroes and turn them into their weapon by brainwashing into fighting for their own sinister cause. The entire super-human community is put under Red Alert by Nick Fury. The Fantastic Four and X-Men appear to be the primary targets of Hydra as well as Captain America, Charlie Xavier, Iron Man and Reed Richards.

Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde and Storm brief their terrified young students at X-Mansion about what's at stake and what to do in a state of emergency. Baxter Building also evacuates of all non-super-powered individuals for safety before generating a force field over. However, Wolverine was already inside by then and was waiting to prey on them.

Picking up his presence, Mister Fantastic orders Human Torch and The Thing to bring him down using maximum force but the former Weapon X operative doesn't go down. Invisible Woman got a hold on him before he escaped stealing Reed's latest invention. Next up, he leads an assault against the Stark International with an army of Hydra agents.

Upon encounter, Logan brutally gutted down Spider-Man, injuring him pretty badly while killing off a lesser-known hero named Hornet of The Slingers. Then he sneaked up on Daredevil in his home with dozens of Hand ninjas. As Matt was fighting against Logan, Elektra was being ambushed by The Gorgon on a nearby roof at the same time.

After killing off all those agents who came with her, Gorgon took her out in combat before knocking her down and kidnapped her to recruit within their ranks. Afterwards, Hydra sends Wolverine to kill the president but instead Washington, he showed up at X-Mansion to force Rachel Grey AKA Marvel Girl to do the deed by threatening innocents.

What comes after is that, she cleverly folds his plan and Logan ended up being chased by Beast, Cyclops, Colossus, Emma Frost, Gambit, Havok, Iceman, Northstar, Shadowcat and Storm into a confrontation where he kills one of his former teammate but eventually got taken down by his old pal, Steve Rogers and taken into S.H.I.L.E.D. custody.

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Assault on S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

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On occasion of the thirtieth anniversary for the debut of Wolverine, the most mysterious and dangerous character of Marvel Comics, renowned comic-book writer Mark Miller (Civil War, Kick-Ass) teamed up with another legendary artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) to concoct the twelve part long storyline "Enemy of the State".

They created one of the greatest Wolverine stories ever told, that will be considered as a milestone arc in mainline Marvel Universe. The story ran through the third ongoing volume of monthly titular series, collecting issue #20-25 and was parted in two pieces.

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Agent of Hydra

The first part being "Enemy of the State" and second one is "Agent of S.H.I.L.E.D.", depicting Logan's journey from being captured to getting back to his feet to fight the good fight alongside the heroes. As far as story goes, we see one of the most brutal versions of Wolvie causing maximum bloodshed to whoever comes in his way.

Entire plot setting has treated us with a huge array of guest appearance by Captain America, Daredevil, Elektra, Falcon, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Spider-Man, The Thing and several members of X-Men team. There was also a huge assemble of bad guys from top to bottom class, all appearing for just a cameo.
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