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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thor – Rebirth | Comics

In his lifetime of being Odinson, Thor has seen quite a great deal until he perished during Final Ragnarok. He was having dreams of being a god, who fought alongside Lady Sif and Warriors Three, his love and passion, journey into the stars, frequent war in Asgard and Midgard. Then he realizes, all of this was actually coming from his former human host Doctor Donald Blake.

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Thor – Rebirth | Comics

Inside the Void, Blake confronts Odinson about his legacy and asks him to return once more or not, Midgard will fall without him. As Thor made up his mind to comeback, he faces a horde of ethereal demons in his way and fights to reclaim Mjolnir, thus becoming the Thunder God once again. In Broxton, Oklahoma, Don Blake summons the lightning by hitting a cane on the ground that he found.

Using the power of mighty Mjolnir, Thor brings the citadel of Asgard on Oklahoma and then wandering around the empty halls. He emphasizes on the words of Don Blake about the Asgardians need to be found and awakened among the mortal souls. So, he flew to the Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, where he came across Iron Man.

Tony briefed Thor all about government's registration system and try to enlist him, only to be violently attacked by Thor in response who is disgusted at his actions against his fellow Avengers and creating a clone of him without his consent. In the form of a mortal named Ezra, he eventually found Heimdall, the Warriors Three in Africa battling the Ngare tribe, The Destroyer, Balder the Brave and a female Loki.

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Mortal in Metal Suit

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Marvel's God of Thunder is brought back, courtesy of writer J. Michael Straczynski (Civil War – Spider-Man, The Other – Evolve or Die) and artist Olivier Coipel (Avengers Vs. X-Men, House of M) in the new story-arc of Thor titled "Rebirth" in 2008. The story collects issues #01-06 from the third monthly ongoing volume of Thor and resurrects the hero into action again.

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Surprise of Fate!

Following the "Avengers Disassembled" crossover event, heroes were scattered and regrouped. But after "Civil War", the superhero community is broken for good and Thor has lots of reason to be upset for that. Villains like Doctor Doom, Enchantress and Hela also appeared briefly after Loki made her presence. Straczynski and Coipel proceeds with the storyline "Thunder Days" up next to explore further into the new realm of Asgard.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spider-Man – One More Day | Comics

On the verge of losing Aunt May, Peter Parker desperately searches for a way to save her and perhaps will make a deal with the devil.

To show his support for the Super-Human Registration Act, Spider-Man previously revealed his secret identity to the whole world in a press conference but after his falling with Tony Stark, he is no longer living under the security of Stark Tower now and old villains are coming after his family and close friends.

In one such instance, Kingpin hires an assassin to settle past scores with the hero by either taking him out or any of his loved ones. The sniper missed Peter Parker and he even managed to save Mary Jane but the bullet eventually hit Aunt May.

She is quickly admitted into a hospital under the false name May Morgan and Peter cannot help but blame himself for her current state while her condition only worsens. The doctor in charge inquires about her health insurance for treatment and notifies to shift her in charity ward unless they have one.

He assures Peter that he is going to do whatever he can and he goes back to Stark Tower, leading a confrontation with Iron Man. After a brief tussle, he informs Tony about May and holds him responsible for her current predicament.

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Spider-Man – One More Day | Comics

Though he refused to get involved directly and let Peter walk away, he later sends Edwin Jarvis to see May and even pay for her bills. The doctor promises to make her last days comfortable but refusing to give up just yet, Pete says goodbye to Mary Jane before go looking for a way to save his aunt.

He stops at the door of Sanctum Sanctorum to see Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange to find out if there is anything that can work. He too confides that there is nothing that cannot be done but still offers him a chance to travel in space and time to look for help since Spidey refused to give up hope.

One by one, Spider-Man approached Nurse Anne Ghazikhanian, Beast, Black Panther, Doctor Curt Connors, Doctor Doom, Dead Girl, Doctor Octopus, Mister Fantastic, Mister Hyde, Morbius, Storm, Wizard and Yellowjacket with his urgency but all of them had the same answers.

Stephen Strange then goes inside to bring him a drink to relieve his stress and a curious Parker jumps into The Hands of the Dead to alter destiny only to be attacked by a group of Nightwalkers who watches over to prevent altering destiny.

A timely intervention by Strange saved him and brought back to reality before he was being assimilated by those beings. Failed with every attempt, he sits on the stairs of Sanctum when a red bird starting to say the same words spoken by Stephen earlier and he followed it into an alley way to find a little girl who leads him into an alleyway.

It turns out to be Mephisto and surprisingly enough, he isn't interested in taking Peter's soul at all. However, he wants Peter and Mary Jane to give up their bond of holy matrimony in return for saving May's life.

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The Inevitable Moment

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Following "Civil War" crossover event and "Back In Black" storyline, writer J. Michael Straczynski (Civil War – Spider-Man, The Other – Evolve or Die) and editor-in-chief cum artist Joe Quesada (Daredevil – Guardian Devil, Daredevil – Father) brings you the four part storyline "One More Day", which will change history of the web-slinger forever.

Marvel Comics published this storyline back in 2007 in four issues that span over three monthly ongoing series; Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Sensational Spider-Man, where Quesada served as a cover artist as well.

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One Deal Breaker

Straczynski's attempt to bring a major paranormal character as Mephisto into a Spider-Man story for creating a greater impact was a move they all planned long before and he decided to execute it before he finished his run on the series. Although many have initially protested against the idea but in a long-run, it created a burden for the hero to carry around.

In the aftermath of this story, the series sees a legendary run in "Brand New Day", which started a new status quo for everyone's favorite wall-crawler and his friends. Mary Jane Watson also stays around without her and Peter hooking up again. Plus, new characters like Carlie Cooper, Daily Bugle's new owner Dexter Bennett and Menace are introduced.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Other – Evolve or Die | Comics

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The Other – Evolve or Die | Comics
Peter Parker is having sudden black outs and weird dreams about one of his most powerful foe; the dreaded Morlun in a morgue, Kraven The Hunter in skirts, Uncle Ben and a few others. When confronting a brand-new villain named Tracer, he was shot and his wound is treated and healed but after running a blood test on him, recommended by Captain America, Doctor Castillo informs that Peter was in fact, dying. He later confronts the Tracer again and experiences sudden power loss in the middle of the battle like before. He shares his concern regarding this with his beloved wife Mary Jane but before he could tell Aunt May, he met the Tracer again and fights till he discovers that it was a robot after all.

Peter then seeks the aid of Black Panther in Wakanda, for their superior medical advancement, scientist Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Incredible Hulk to fight this rare disease which is killing him slowly but had no luck so far. His old nemesis, the energy vampire Morlun eventually shows up to make the matters at hand even worse than it already are but yet made no move other than taunting him after a few deadly blows and left him alive because of his weakened state to finish him off later. In his hallucination, Peter severely beats up his enemy The Ox, thinking of him as Morlun, only to be stopped by Daredevil. In an epic final confrontation, Morlun savagely beats up Spidey in a fierce battle and left him for dead as the New Avengers and Mary Jane Parker arrives to take him to the hospital.

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Return of Morlun
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Beaten by Morlun

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"The Other – Evolve or Die" is a crossover Spider-Man story arc published by Marvel Comics on 2005. It was a 12 part story, written by Peter David (Captain Marvel, X-Factor) and pencilled by the team of Mike Deodato Jr. (Elektra, Original Sin), Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Flash) and Pat Lee (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers) in all three titles centering the crossover. "The Other" is considered as a major event in Spider-Man's life that revamped the Spider-Man storylines for the upcoming years such as the event of Civil War and the Back in Black storyline, but after One More Day story arc some of the status quo has changed. The tale continued through the three monthly ongoing series of Spider-Man then.
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man – Happy Birthday | Comics

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Amazing Spider-Man – Happy Birthday
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It's Peter Parker's birthday and he was at home to celebrate this special day with his lovely wife Mary Jane Watson and beloved Aunt May after spending quite a hasty day at school. While he was having a moment with her in the bedroom, he suddenly notices a red lightning outside and rushed to the spot to look further into the matter. There, at Times Square, he met the crowd of Iron Man, Thor, Cyclops, The Thing, Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four, who got busy saving the city. Soon, they are all joined by sorcerer supreme himself; Dr. Strange who came a bit late. They all gathered here to witness New York City being overruned by an army of the Mindless Ones and soon, Dormammu of the Dark Dimension arrives along with them.

Though there was seemingly no possible reason present for the demon's appearance and Dormammu himself was also not at his full power due to a recent event. The heroes of Earth assumed that the demon fleet is on Earth for an invasion. So, they quickly devises a plan to stop Dormammu immediately and send the Mindless Ones to their home with their master. But Spider-Man got lost in time along with Doctor Strange while administering a plan to go back in time to stop the Dread One before he could ever appear in our realm. Spidey saw many of his old enemies as when he first met them and fought against each of them, trying to return to his own time. All he has to do is to follow his own voice and not to interfere with anything else. But curios as he always is, Spider-Man does interfere with things of the other plane of existence.
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Inter-Dimensional Chaos on Manhattan
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Transdimensional Crisis

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Amazing Spider-Man – Happy Birthday

Marvel Comics had writer J. Michael Straczynski (Civil War – Spider-Man, The Other – Evolve or Die) and artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) teamed up to celebrate the 500th issue anniversary of the Amazing Spider-Man series with Happy Birthday storyline in 2003. This is a story that's not about just fighting super-villains and facing global threats. It's all about Spidey himself and this tale ran in the Amazing Spider-Man series from issue #498-502. Even if the story is not about a running threat, it also opens a doorway for the potential future stories in the series that is going to change the life of everyone's favorite web-crawler.
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Monday, January 1, 2007

Amazing Spider-Man – Until The Stars Turn Cold | Comics

During his battle against energy vampire Morlun, Aunt May accidentally discovers secret of Peter’s duel identity and after a little while she becomes one of his biggest support (Coming Home). May Parker then go to Daily Bugle building to meet J. Jonah Jameson in person for a talk as she has a problem with Jameson’s anti-Spidey editorials. Also, she wanted to let him know that she is cancelling her regular subscription for his newspaper from now on because of his flawed decisions on everyone's favorite wall-crawler. Though Jonah is not worried about her cancellation of his paper, he was more stirred to see her view change.

Apart from his life as the Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker also teaches at Midtown High. During the break time, he was talking to a student of his class named Jennifer Hardesty about her addict brother who is in hospital now and then came to know from her that, people are mysteriously getting vanished out of nowhere in her neighborhood. After a brief investigation on that particular matter Peter came to a point that no bodies were found so far and only persons from streets are getting vanished all of a sudden. Since most of them were jobless, police were not interested to look up either.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Until The Stars Turn Cold | Comics

While on patrol at night as Spider-Man, he is suddenly alarmed by his spider-sense and found a guy with wraith-like appearance was vanishing one of his victims in front of him who called himself The Shade. As Spidey tried to engage him in combat, he couldn't land a punch on him but the guy toyed with him for a while. When he was outsmarted by his opponent and took a little beating, he decided to retreat. With help from Lieutenant William Lamont, Spider-Man gets to the root of Shade’s origin and then ends up taking help from Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange to take him down.

Previously, Peter missed a scheduled meeting with his wife Mary Jane, which greatly frustrates her over Peter. Meanwhile, she called Aunt May to check on her and because of her tone, it seemed to MJ that she now knows about Peter’s secret. May and Peter quickly flies off to California to meet MJ, to make it up to her for last time where she is currently trying to have a break in film industry. It was all good until a new Doctor Octopus starts terrorizing the city with his latest evil schemes. Following him, the original Doc Ock also shows up shortly to make matter worse for everyone.

Earlier Otto Octavius was invited to research and development company, Nexus Industries with an employment offer by Luke Carlyle and asks him if he'd be interested to join them as a consultant. In actual, Carlyle was a corporate fraud, who climbed up to power with ulterior motives of his own and bringing Octavius was part of a plan to steal his mechanical arms. After rendering Doc Ock unconscious, he steals Octavius' cybernetic appendages to have his scientists copy the tech. This is the reason, why Doctor Octopus came looking for this new impostor at the first place, to exact vengeance for conning him.

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Playing Heroic Responsibilities

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It is the third storyline by the popular creative duo run of writer J. Michael Straczynski (The Other – Evolve or Die, Silver Surfer – Requiem) and artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) for Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing comic-book series featuring issues #40-45 from second volume which will be issues# 481-486 according to the original numbering. Straczenski mapped out two interconnected mini stories that balance out everything that is going on in his life and was later published by Marvel Comics back in 2002 as a single graphic novel entitled "Until The Stars Turn Cold".

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In Cold Arms

One of the most important aspects of Spidey's life except fighting super-villains and saving the world on a daily basis that is often left about is his personal life. First there was just Aunt May back then and now that he is married, he has to make time for his wife Mary Jane Watson. Now that his aunt knows about his secret, he can finally be open up to one more person in his life and not worry about it either. On top of that, he has a job now and that responsibility is often colliding with his super-heroics. Writer Straczynski brilliantly plots all of that out and it gets real with the touch of master illustrator John Romita Jr.
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