Showing posts with label Jim Starlin. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Infinity Gauntlet | Comics

After the Death worshiping mad titan Thanos was resurrected by Death herself, he managed to collect all six of the powerful Infinity Gems from the Elders of the Universe. Taking the gems in his possession, Thanos crafted the Infinity Gauntlet, holding all the gems in his left glove and claiming godhood once again. As he has gained the virtual omnipotence, he decides to please his love Death and even after he creates a shrine in her honor for both of them, she still refuses to be charmed.

Witnessing the "Rebirth of Thanos", Silver Surfer; the mighty herald of Galactus, quickly rushes to seek aid of his old friend Doctor Strange in stopping Thanos from erasing the entire plane of existence. In the meantime, Thanos resurrects Nebula half alive but Death still shows no glimpse of interest in him. He then remembers the promise he made earlier to Mistress Death to destroy half the life of the universe and he does so immediately with just a single snap of his finger.

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Infinity Gauntlet | Comics

Now, this act of desperation in an overwhelming urge of receiving affection from Death certainly has its devastating effects and it was felt by Captain America, The Eternals, Hulk, the Kree Empire, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Spider-Man, who has sensed something big is happening. The Avengers were wondering about the situation as they get busy with the cleanup of this mess, when Adam Warlock came to visit Doctor Strange to inform about the impending threat upon the entire universe.

Sensing some abnormalities, Doctor Doom comes crashing at Sanctum Sanctorum to confront Stephen Strange and the Surfer, when Warlock explains everything to him. He then starts recruiting Quasar, Doctor Doom and other heroes to stop Thanos. Even Odin assembles the deities of Asgard upon having a meeting with Council of Godheads to face the problem before it's too late but got trapped because of their exit being destroyed by a shock-wave that The Mad Titan released a while ago.

The unity of heroes also gains support from most powerful entities in the universe, including Galactus. Hulk and Wolverine are tasked by Warlock to kill Thanos the moment they get the chance. Then using a magic spell and the Eye of Agamatto, Doctor Strange transports all the gathering of heroes to space for confronting Thanos in a last ditch attempt to save reality itself. With Mephisto at his side as an adviser, Thanos will stop at nothing to bring upon the end of the Universe.

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Infinity Gauntlet (Comics) Wikipedia

Infinity Gauntlet (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Assembly of War

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Infinity Gauntlet 02

Infinity Gauntlet 03

Infinity Gauntlet 04

Infinity Gauntlet 05

Infinity Gauntlet 06

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Silver Surfer – Rebirth of Thanos

Infinity Gauntlet (Softcover)

Infinity Gauntlet (Hardcover)

Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus

Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath

"Infinity Gauntlet" is a six part limited series that is considered as a major comic book event of Marvel Comics following the events of "The Thanos Quest" mini-series. Releasing on 1991, the story is pitched by the legendary comic-book creator Jim Starlin (Infinity Crusade, Infinity War), who worked with artist George Pérez (Fantastic Four, Inhumans) and Ron Lim (Iron Man – Legacy of Doom, Thanos – Samaritan) as his collaborator for the arc. Issues from many other monthly ongoing titles as Doctor StrangeQuasarSilver Surfer, Sleepwalker and The Incredible Hulk were included as tie-in for the six part saga.

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Destiny Still Arrives

"Infinity Gauntlet" also serves as the first part of a trilogy of "Infinity" themed crossovers and the reference of the event was given many times on the pages of Marvel Comics over the course of decades after decades. The storyline is also being adapted into the third live-action Avengers film from Marvel Cinematic Universe titled, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), where actor Josh Brolin is about to portray the character of The Mad Titan himself through motion capture and depict the journey of the villain to become a universal conqueror.
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Saturday, February 14, 2004

Batman – A Death in the Family | Comics

After Dick Grayson; the first Robin was fired (Nightwing – Year One) for his disobedience and arrogance on the line of duty, Batman starts operating alone and soon have found a boy trying to steal the tires of Batmobile in the streets of Crime Alley.

He took that boy; Jason Todd to the Batcave and soon after the boy had successfully deduced Batman’s secret identity, is recruited as the second Robin. During their regular patrolling on field and training sessions, Jason proved himself to be very agile and also a bit aggressive.

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Batman – A Death in the Family | Comics

While facing a mob group during their patrol, Batman was very dissatisfied with Jason’s arrogance on how to approach them and to help him, tries to talk some sense into him but Jason seemed to be quite reluctant to that issue. Afterwards, Bruce tries to talk with Jason regarding his parents, leading the boy to leave discussion and heads for the street.

Soon, he meets up with an old neighbour Mrs. Walker, who used to live by his parents and the lady gave him a box full of photographs and documents related to his parents but yet was not helpful enough to find them. However, he got a clue of his mother’s name initial being “S” and with help from the Batcomputer, Jason finds three possible match and one of them is the deadly assassin Lady Shiva.

As the impatient boy left home to find his mother, The Joker escaped from Arkham in the mean time, leading Batman and the Man of Steel; Superman to chase his tail. Yet, a great tragedy is about to take place in the life of The Dark Knight.

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Batman – A Death in the Family (Comics) Wikipedia

Batman – A Death in the Family (Comics) DC Wikia

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A Clown's Madness

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"A Death in the Family" is a famous Batman storyline that took place on issues #426-429 from the very first monthly ongoing series of Batman in 1988. The storyline was developed by writer/artist Jim Starlin (Cosmic Odyssey, Death of the New Gods), who wrote the plot and artist Jim Aparo took care of the illustration work. This four part story was later become one of the most important arc that would follow the “Hush” and “Under the Red Hood” storyline.

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A Tragedy of The Family

The reference of this arc is frequently mentioned in many other books from DC Comics as well as the crossover event of The New 52 titled “Death of the Family” in 2012, by Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn). An animation feature of the same name was also released from the line of DC Animated Original Movie in 2010.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Cosmic Odyssey | Comics

An invading troop from Apokolips arrived in Gotham City via a Boom Tube only to face New God Lightray and Superman, who quickly made them escape before they could set up the force field generator as part of their plan to take over the Earth. However, one of them had left behind who sought shelter in the sewer system and ended up facing Batman who incapacitated and stopped the soldier from informing his authority.

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Cosmic Odyssey | Comics

Meanwhile, while roaming on a planet in the Alpha Centauri system, Darkseid found Metron in a near catatonic state along with his Mobius Chair and upon rescuing him, the evil god realizes that a great cosmic threat is arising that needs the involvement of all the heroes.

The New God, Lonar arrives in Washington, D.C. to enlist the aid of Superman, Batman, J'onn J'onzz, Starfire, Green Lantern John Stewart and Jason Blood as ambassadors from Earth to New Genesis. Lonar transports them to New Genesis via Boom Tube where they all saw Highfather has allied with Darkseid to halt a cosmic disaster.

Anti-Life Equation was discovered by an ancient alien race that destroyed their planet and its aspects are unwillingly released by Metron which is now headed to four planets of a different star system. Batman decides to keep an eye on Darkseid while investigating and unbeknown to him that he has managed to capture the demon Etrigan, which he shows to to Jason Blood.

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Cosmic Odyssey (Comics) Wikipedia

Cosmic Odyssey (Comics) DC Wikia

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The Cosmic Power Cinque

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Cosmic Odyssey 04

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Cosmic Odyssey (Softcover)

Cosmic Odyssey is a four issue limited series from DC Comics that ran from 1988-1989, following the “Millennium” crossover event in 1988 and is considered as one of the major event in the DC Universe.

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All Against Anti Life Entity

Profound writer Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Rann/Thanagar – Holy War) and talented artist Mike Mignola (Doctor Strange/Doctor Doom – Triumph and Torment, Hellboy) had created this four part epic tale that features major hero and villain characters from DC Comics. This epic cosmic event was followed by the "Invasion!" event from DC Comics.
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Friday, October 3, 2003

Gamora | Comics

As the universe knows her as the Deadliest Woman in the whole Galaxy, Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan was an inhabitant of Earth-7528 reality, whose entire race was wiped out by Grand Inquisitors of Universal Church of Truth in their quest for establishing an empire throughout the galaxy.

All the inhabitants of her planet were herded like cattle to wipe them out but Thanos rescued her and became her adopted father. She is raised by The Mad Titan in his space station Sanctuary after taking her two decades back in time.

She is given enhanced abilities and her perception was slightly altered as well to not question his actions. She was becoming a weapon for Thanos to kill his dreaded enemy Magus someday and so she trains hard to fulfill her father's wish.

They would often have their very own father-daughter moments together despite being raised by him in strict discipline. In one of their tours, she disobeyed and went to venture out alone only to be overwhelmed by a group of thugs who gang raped her after leading an ambush on her.

Despite her superior fighting skill, she couldn't take them all out and was left for dead until Thanos came as a savior to rescue her from all attackers. As she was taken to Sanctuary, Gamora apologizes for not obeying her father and she is further augmented with more bionic implants.

With these new enhancements in her, she became a match Adam Warlock's prowess and her healing factor is accelerated to an equal of Wolverine's. She has been preparing herself for the assignment of killing his father's enemy by killing off Universal Church of Truth's Grand Inquisitors.

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Gamora | Comics

Since Gamora didn't belong to our reality, Thanos believed sending her to Magus's present will cause a disturbance and cause disturbance for him. Magus actually was an evil version of Adam Warlock, who detected her presence and prevented her from coming anywhere near so that she cannot slay him.

When Adam engaged his evil self from future in a final battle, she assisted him against the enemy. She then returned back to her father when Magus was finally defeated and there was no apparent threat left for her to deal with.

With her father's enemy defeated, Gamora now left without a worthy challenge and gets bored very shortly. So, Thanos told her to go find him and become an unofficial bodyguard for him. This way, he can also keep tabs on his future plans through his daughter.

In her quest to locate Adam, she is attacked by Drax the Destroyer, whose only purpose is to kill Thanos and as her ship gets destroyed in conflict, she narrowly escaped. Upon returning to their base of operations Sanctuary, she learns of The Mad Titan's insane plan to sacrifice the universe to Death to please her.

Thanos knew that she would eventually find out about his mad schemes and would turn on him. Which is why, he sent her away with a vague cause to locate Adam in the first place and now that she is here, his plans scared her.

For the very first time of her life, Gamora sees what her adoptive father really is and she immediately tries to kill her only to be killed by him instead. When Adam Warlock found her dying body with last remaining spark of life within, he absorbed her consciousness into the Soul Gem.

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When Thanos was trying to court Death by showcasing his near-omnipotent power, Adam Warlock projected Gamora and Pip the Troll's soul along with his own from Soul Gem to three newly deceased bodies so that they can oppose The Mad Titan before he destroys everything in the universe.

Each of their new bodies start slowly transforming into how they all were before but only better this time. As Warlock was busy assembling heroes to stand together against the threat of Infinity Gauntlet that Thanos wielded, she accompanied him all the way even though she was not a part of major battles. 

Infinity Watch
The Mad Titan was overthrown from his godly status when Warlock managed to took hold of his Infinity Gauntlet and declaring an end to all conflict. Gamora and Pip the Troll stayed with him now that he is wandering stars as a God but hated his idea of leaving Thanos free to roam.

Months after, in a trial, Warlock was deemed unworthy of wielding all the Infinity Gems by Living Tribunal, he shared those gems among his trusted allies and formed Infinity Watch. Gamora becomes a bearer of Time Gem and a member of the Watch alongside Drax, Pip and Moondragon.

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Gamora (Comics) Wikipedia

Gamora (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Ruthless and Deadly

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Gamora – Guardian of the Galaxy

Warlock by Jim Starlin – The Complete Collection

Infinity Gauntlet

Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath

Infinity Watch Vol 01

Infinity War

Infinity War Aftermath

Infinity Watch Vol 02

Thor – Blood and Thunder

Infinity Abyss

Annihilation Omnibus

Nova Vol 01 – Annihilation – Conquest

Annihilation – Conquest Omnibus

Nova Vol 02 – Knowhere

Guardians of the Galaxy – Legacy

War of Kings Omnibus

Guardians of the Galaxy – War of Kings, Book 01

Guardians of the Galaxy – War of Kings, Book 02

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 01 – Cosmic Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 02 – Angela

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 03 – Guardians Disassembled

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 04 – Original Sin

The Black Vortex

Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men – The Trial of Jean Grey

Guardians of the Galaxy – Through the Looking Glass

Guardians of Knowhere

Guardians of the Galaxy – Guardians of Infinity

Guardians of the Galaxy – Emperor Quill (Softcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Emperor Quill (Hardcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted (Softcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted (Hardcover)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II

Guardians of the Galaxy – Grounded

Gamora – Memento Mori

A fictional female character of Marvel Comics that went into several revamps and origins, Gamora was created by writer/artist Jim Starlin (Death of the New Gods, Rann/Thanagar – Holy War), who appeared on Strange Tales #180 for the first time in 1975.

From her debut on the comic book pages she's been the assassin daughter of Thanos, is known as 'The Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe', had a couple of death and rebirth in her tima as well as wielding the power of The Black Vortex.

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Empowered by The Black Vortex

Her most famous alignment is with the modern incarnation of Guardians of the Galaxy formed after "Annihilation – Conquest". A live-action adaptation of Gamora appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, portrayed by actor Zoe Saldana.
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