Showing posts with label Joshua Williamson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joshua Williamson. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Justice League – No Justice | Comics

Dark Nights: Metal has transformed the universe and awakens Godlike beings of destruction for Justice League to stop!

In space, the Green Lantern Corps has assembled all of their members, standing rallied together as they all look into a cosmic threat that can destroy everything. After the Justice League and rest of heroes took a stand against the creatures of Dark Multiverse, the aftermath of that fight left a crack in the Source Wall and the Universe is now broken.

Back on Earth, heroes and vigilantes are being attacked by an enemy force that overwhelms them and director Amanda Waller of Suicide Squad decides to initiate Protocol XI. The Justice League has been fighting Brainiac in Metropolis, who have them on his ropes. Superman somehow manages to get free and charge at his arch-enemy.

Instead of fighting Man of Steel, Vril Dox shows him a dystopian future where Earth has fallen to his rule and teams like Task Force X, The Titans and Teen Titans simply fails to stand against him while other League members get free. He tells Kal-El that he is not here to invade Earth but for the heroes and then all other heroes vanishes with a BOOM!

Beast Boy, Harley Quinn, Starfire and Zatanna wakes up inside a room inside Brainiac's Skull Ship shortly after they were abducted and now all of them are wearing different outfits. Harley finds a way out of the quarter and Damian Wayne was throwing his tantrum at Doctor Fate about finding the Coluan only to discover him standing behind.

Robin is baffled to see his father and his friends standing along with the biggest bad guy in the Universe, which even upsets Koriand'r. Realizing the growing tension in the room, Vril Dox clarifies his intention of seeking their help by holding onto Diana's Lasso of Truth.

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Justice League – No Justice | Comics

He then warns them about four powerful cosmic Gods, Omega Titans who used to plant seeds of cosmic energy in many different worlds. Now that the Source Wall is broken, they came to Colu, the home planet of Brainiac and are about to consume it. He suggests them to group up in four teams, each embodying the energy of Omega Titan.

Throwing abducted heroes, anti-heroes and villains in the mix seem to be difficult as they are unwilling to work with each other as a team because of their past history. However, Brainiac stopped them for now by reminding the bigger issue at hand.

Batman, Beast Boy, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor and Lobo forms Team Entropy while Team Mystery consists of Martian Manhunter, Sinestro, Starfire, Starro and Superman. Atom, Cyborg, Flash, Harley Quinn and Robin assembled Team Wisdom and Team Wonder is founded by Doctor Fate, Etrigan, Raven, Wonder Woman and Zatanna.

Meanwhile, Amanda Waller assembled Task Force XI with the most powerful psychics in the world to hack the brain of the Coluan conqueror. Upon reaching Colu, they see the destroyer of worlds standing tall on the planet and ready to consume it. Vril Dox assumes command and reminding them if they cannot stop the titan here, it will attack Earth next.

Before he could guide them with his plan, he feels excruciating pain in his brain as Waller's telepaths have breached it and then it explodes, leaving his assembled crew to fight alone. The inhabitants of Colu thought them to be minions sent by Brainiac and faced by protocol droids before finding the Tree of Wisdom the titan came after.

Batman suggests that four teams should go after four energy trees and reform them but the dilemma of leadership strikes again until Luthor came to voice his reason and convinced everyone to follow Brainiac's original plan to save two worlds. The Trinity and other League members agreed to this as well except Damian Wayne.

Back on Earth, Waller heads to the Arctic Circle where she is confronted by Green Arrow, who is looking for his friends in the Justice League. She reveals what Vril Dox intended and how he has put Earth next on the menu for ancient Space Gods to devour after blackmailing everyone into cooperating with him to save his own planet.

Since there is no one else left to fight because Brainiac has put the remaining members from the main four teams into stasis, Oliver Queen offers to help Waller to save the world. Together, these unlikely allies team up to dig up Earth's dormant cosmic seed.

In Colu, all four teams struggle to power up the energy trees and fights their way through various obstacles to eventually come face to face with Brainiac 2.0. In the mean time, Amanda Waller realizes by killing Vril Dox, she has doomed Earth as he had some sort of fail-safe hidden within the seed and all the can do now is pray to God.

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New Alliance of Justice

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Justice League – No Justice

Following the events of "Dark Nights – Metal", DC Comics launched "No Justice" by writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics – Rise of the Batmen, Detective Comics – The Victim Syndicate), Joshua Williamson (Predator – Fire and Stone, The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice) and Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, The Wake).

The four-issue Justice League limited series from 2018 is drawn by artist Francis Manapul (The Flash – Move Forward, Trinity – Better Together), who also provided cover arts. Manapul did considerably well portraying a wide range of characters from DC Universe like he has never done before and was able to do convey the message.

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Team Wonder of Justice

After the heroes have interacted with Dark Multiverse and demon Barbatos, Prime Earth has expanded itself into a vastness that would let many unwelcomed crisis. New opportunities and menace will arrive that the heroes will prevail to save Earth. At the same time, many terrible secret will come out to shake everyone's belief as well.

Throughout the story, Aquaman, Arsenal, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Donna Troy, Enchantress, Katana, Killer Croc, Nightwing, Omen, Tempest and Wally West showed up in cameo appearance alongside many other. Justice League follows lead to new adventures in the next arc "The Totality" against Legion of Doom in a new monthly series.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

When reality was being remade, Batman found a strange smiley-face button in Batcave that opens doorway to a twisted alternate timeline.

In Arkham Asylum, inmates were watching a hockey game between the Gotham Blades and the Metropolis Mammoths, when suddenly at one point a woman among them starts irrationally shouting with the claim that one of them is about to die and even Superman will not be able to save him.

She kept screaming about the death of her friends and a Legion as she was being taken away. In Batcave, Batman was also observing the match from his Batcave while studying the Comedian's bloodied smiley-face button on his hand.

Ever since "The Return of Wally West", Batman and The Flash are trying to uncover the origin of the Button with no luck so far. He tossed it on his desk and it drops near Psycho-Pirate's Medusa Mask, creating a small spark, which The Dark Knight didn't notice.

Then it creates a bolt and Bruce Wayne sees Thomas Wayne of the Flashpoint timeline for a moment like a shadow but he quickly faded away as Bruce tries to reach out to him. He informs Flash about this development, who was busy fighting the Samuroids and says he will meet The Bat within a minute.

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Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

Before the minute passed, Bruce hears a thunder and thinking its Barry, he turns around only to be punched out by the villainous Reverse-Flash. Eobard Thawne has been known dead for some time but somehow, he is back to life by a mysterious force.

For the next 50 seconds, Batman desperately tries to tackle and delay Reverse-Flash till Flash's arrival to no avail. As he gets his ass handed to him, Batman still fights back and tries to slow him down for a while. Eobard discovers the letter that Thomas wrote to Bruce and then tears it to pieces to taunt him some more.

Batman warns him to leave his cave before halting him for a while till the minute passes and then is beaten out-cold. Seeing the Comedian's Button on the desk, Thawne picks it up and is teleported away immediately with a flash of light. He came back only mere moments after with his flesh severely burned and bones out, shouting that he has seen "GOD" before dropping dead.

The Flash arrived just late enough to save the Caped Crusader from a ruthless beating and missed the demise of his nemesis Reverse-Flash. Johnny Thunder was calling out for Thunder-Bolt and was ranting that how he was responsible for the fall of Justice Society before being taken back at his elderly home by the orderlies.

Meanwhile, Barry set up the Batcave as a crime scene after Batman's fight with Thawne. He realizes that what Thawne started years earlier with killing his mother has come to an end with his death even though justice wasn't served. Upon examining Thawne's remains, Barry realizes that they both have same Speed Force signature, whereas it should be different.

Since all the cameras of the cave were destroyed during the fight, he decides to talk to Bruce about it. When Bruce tells him of seeing Thomas Wayne from Flashpoint world, Barry blames himself for all these mishaps but Bruce then points out Thawne seeing a "GOD" means, there was already someone powerful messing around with the time and reality.

Not willing to endanger the life of his friends, Barry decides to fire up his Cosmic Treadmill to go back in time to see who really killed Eobard Thawne. At the last moment, Bruce shows up and tags along against Barry's wishes. The two eventually travels back to the timeline where Thomas Wayne became The Dark Knight!

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Revenge in Reverse

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Batman/The Flash – The Button

Connecting threads that were left hanging from the beginning of the "DC Rebirth" and will tie-in to upcoming ground-breaking crossover events to come, "The Button" is a four-part crossover story that is the handiwork of writers Joshua Williamson (Predator – Fire And Stone, The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice) and Tom King (Batman – I Am Bane, Batman – I Am Suicide).

Artists Howard Porter (Trials of Shazam, Underworld Unleashed) and Jason Fabok (Justice League – Darkseid War, Justice League – Injustice League) has tagged along to help complete the arc as well.

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Storm in Timestream

The story-arc took place on the third ongoing volume of Batman monthly series and the fifth monthly ongoing series of The Flash back-to-back, published by DC Comics on 2017. The presumably long-dead villain Reverse-Flash is brought back with a twist and the Watchmen connection to the post-Rebirth era is also showcased.

Plus, the original Flash, Jay Garrick makes a cameo appearance to make it all very special. The plot serves as a prelude to upcoming "Doomsday Clock" event, which will unfold a lot of mysteries and answer a lot of questions.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad | Comics

Belle Reve is already a certified madhouse and upon the "The Black Vault" unleashing a murder spree among everyone in it, Harley Quinn regained her lost sanity. As Killer Croc attempts to eat June Moone alive, Rick Flag intervenes and she transforms into The Enchantress. These four head to where General Zod is kept to keeping him from wake up and unleash his Phantom Zone army. During this ensuing struggle, Hack managed to siphon out Captain Boomerang, who was previously thought dead. After they've dealt with the crisis, Suicide Squad has recruited the metahuman Killer Frost in their team.

In Death Valley, California, a man quietly walks into the top-secret prison Catacombs to release the dangerous prisoners held captive there for their second chances. While the guards tried to stop him, all of them are killed by themselves under the influence of this man and the rescued villains followed this mystery man. The prisoners Doctor Polaris, Emerald Empress, Johnny Sorrow, Lobo and Rustam soon finds out that their rescuer is none other than the telepath Maxwell Lord, who wants to kill Amanda Waller to save the world.

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Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad | Comics

Squad members Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, El Diablo, Enchantress, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and Killer Frost are all sent on a suicide mission without their leader Rick Flag to fight the death cult of Brimstone Brotherhood, led by Apex. Apparently, they have stolen a Quake Pulsar device from S.T.A.R. Labs to destroy the island they are in as a ritual sacrifice. Deadshot makes the kill-shot on Apex before he does some serious damage but then the building he was standing on starts to tremble. Seeing running from this is pointless, Floyd Lawton willingly starts falling into his imminent death.

However, his life is unexpectedly saved by Superman's timely arrival and entire team of Justice League arrives with him to arrest Task Force X for taking them into custody. Waller then orders her Squad to fight their way out of this situation at any cost or she'll blow up their heads to protect her secret. A massive fight ensues where Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, Flash, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Superman and Wonder Woman overpowers them, until Killer Frost starts sucking the life-force from Superman and encases all League members in ice, successfully capturing them all.

At Belle Reve, all members of Justice League are kept as prisoners of Amanda Waller and Batman was the one among his friends to break out of his restrains before everyone else. He demands that Waller immediately released his friends and she does so before asking for their help to protect her life from Max's new accomplices. They are the original Suicide Squad that she formed years ago and now all of them want revenge on her. Aside from that, there is a weapon in Belle Reve which will grant Max absolute power and control over the whole world and he is leading his team of misfits here to retrieve it.

Meanwhile, seeking revenge on director Amanda Waller, Max Lord eventually manages to convince Doctor Polaris, Emerald Empress, Johnny Sorrow, Lobo and Rustam to his goals so that they can chase their own with his help. He is about to unleash darkness upon the world and Lord goes looking for it in an island of South Pacific with his own team of Task Force X. After killing all the Shamans who opposed them, Max confronts their High Priest to get his tool of revenge against Waller. He got his hands on a source of power he was looking for long but it proved to be too much for him to control and he succumbs to it.

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Darkness Engulfs The World

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A major crossover event that hit DC Universe in the wake of DC Rebirth, "Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad" is a long-time fanboy dream that finally come true. Since the events of "I Am Gotham", the risk of Task Force X became obvious and following "I Am Suicide", Batman decided to stop it for good. The plot of this event is credited to writers Joshua Williamson (Predator – Fire And Stone, The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice), Rob Williams (Martian Manhunter – New 52, Martian Manhunter – The Epiphany) and Tim Seeley (Grayson – Agent of Spyral, Grayson – We All Die At Dawn) as well as artists Howard Porter (Underworld Unleashed, Trials of Shazam), Jason Fabok (Justice League – Darkseid War, Justice League – Injustice League) and Tony Daniel (Spawn – Bloodfeud, The Tenth – Resurrected).

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Ultimate Showdown of Power

Another storyline "Going Sane" was running parralel with this event and part of that even made it to the crossover. It mainly takes place on six-part limited series Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad, followed by issues #12-13 from the third ongoing Justice League series and issues #08-10 of the Suicide Squad fifth monthly ongoing. In the aftermath, Justice League series proceeds with the storyline "Timeless" and Suicide Squad with "Burning Down The House" storyline next. This limited series marks the first major confrontation of the most popular super-hero team and mont notorious anti-hero team of DC Comics and will remain as the only one until they arrange another such encounter of ensemble characters. In the aftermath of this epic clash, few of the bad guys will even find their own way of redemption by serving to save the world.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice | Comics

As secrets from past beyond Flashpoint was coming back to him, Barry Allen is troubled with a wave of speedsters to take care of as The Flash.

As The Flash, Barry Allen is a gifted speedster and the fastest man alive on Earth, who also is a valued member of the Justice League. Recently, he's been struck with awe when Wally West from his past has made contact with him from Speed Force, who was desperately seeking an anchor to hold on to this world to find his long-lost friends.

After Barry has acted as his "lightning rod", Wally succesfully came out of the endless loop he was stuck in for the past 10 years. Now, there are also two other Wally West around from different timelines in this reality.

The one that just came on Prime Earth changed his costume and goes to find his friends in Titans. Meanwhile, images of Wally and a strange apparition haunt his psyche as he spends his days solving crime as a forensic scientist.

While he is waiting for a word from Batman about their recent “Revelation” about an artifact from beyond, he races throughout Central City to lend a helping hand in need but he feels that no matter how much he tries to help or does help, it’s not enough.

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The Flash - Lightning Strikes Twice | Comics

He reaches to a crime scene as Barry, where he met Detective August Heart, his partner at Central City CSI and the only witness of the accident that gave him the speed-power. Barry then heads for his lunch date with Iris and Wally.

He again rushes to a fire emergency and then to a transport from S.T.A.R. Labs, which is attacked by the terrorist gang who call themselves the Black Hole. August was also there and when one of the Black Hole goons shoots him, Barry desperately makes a last ditch attempt to catch the bullet before it hits August.

Before The Flash could reach Detective Heart, a sudden bolt of lightning hit him out of nowhere and instantly turned him into a speedster. August later breaks the ice about Barry’s secret identity, finds out he has the same powers like The Flash.

Then they two team up to rescue Iris West from the clutches of Black Hole. A Speed-Force storm then starts striking the random citizens of Central City, creating many other speedsters in the process.

The ones that misused their power for crime ended up in Iron Heights and the good folks all went to S.T.A.R. Labs to learn to control their power. There they meet Meena Dhawan, director of the Speed-Force testing center.

Flash goes back to Iron Heights with Meena to find out that all the criminals with speed powers are completely drained out of their Speed-Force by a ruthless and new powerful speedster named Godspeed.

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Welcome to Speed City

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The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice

Just as the DC Rebirth crossover mania hits the entire DC Universe to the core the way it once stormed with "Flashpoint", writer Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Carmine di Giandomenico (Daredevil – Battlin' Jack Murdock, Spider-Man – Noir) were to pitch a Flash storyline with a bold new direction that fits the vibe of "DC Rebirth"

Starting from the one-shot Flash: Rebirth issue; the arc dazzles to a new peak taking point from there. Plus, there are two Wally West there for Barry to mentor and the mystery of "The Button" to solve with Batman.

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No More Speedsters!

This story doesn’t only feature protagonist Barry Allen and two different Wally West but also marks debut of a new menacing rival for Flash who is probably more powerful than anyone Barry had ever faced yet and he is called Godspeed. So, the question remains to answer is that how come the fastest speedster of the world defeat someone who is superior to him in almost every possible way.

Alongside the Flash: Rebirth one-shot, the arc is covered in issues #1-8 from the fifth ongoing monthly volume of The Flash and is about to be concluded in "Speed of Darkness" storyline up next.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fire and Stone | Comics

A group of researcher from Hadley's Hope on planetoid LV-426 manages to leave everything behind in an attempt to outrun a Xenomorph outbreak. They make a quick escape using an excavating vessel Onager in 2179 and landed on barren moon of LV-223, unknowingly carrying on-board the very death they were desperately trying to evade. One by one, all of them succumb to their hostile surroundings and the genocidal aliens but scientist Derrick Russell was able to make some interesting discoveries before he finally met his fate.

Nearly 40 years after this event, Weyland-Yutani sends some more crews to LV-223 for a salvage mission led by Captain Angela Foster, whose real motive is to find out what actually happened to USCSS Prometheus' crews and Sir Peter Weyland but no one else was aware of that. Astrobiologist Francis Lane also volunteered for this voyage despite having a certain medical condition. Upon landing on the moon's surface, Angela and her crews were taking a tour there and came across a lake of black goo and a pack of mauled animals.

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Fire and Stone | Comics

When they stumbled onto a long-deserted ship Onager from Hadley's Hope after exploring the harsh wildlife around them, the crews unknowingly entered inside only for the deadly Aliens residing within to unleash on them. Many of the crews were slaughtered by the horde and some are attacked by Facehuggers. Rest of them ran towards their ship while a wave follows them. Chief security officer Galgo Helder somehow survived from Xeno onslaught and retreats without wasting a single moment with the ship Perses as well as Piper and Higgins, leaving Angela and remaining survivors to their uncertain fate.

Amidst this chaos, Francis and his construct assistant Elden got separated from main group and found a cave, where terra-forming engineer Derrick Russell spent his last days. Finding his research notes on black goo, Francis decides to make an experiment with Elden. Things escalate pretty quickly when Francis tricks his construct aid Elden to be a filter for the accelerant goo, to use it as a cure for his terminal cancer. Torn and turned by betrayal, he allows a waiting group of Aliens into Helios to massacre everyone on-board.

A game-hunting Yauta Clan noticed the presence of Xenomorphs on LV-223 from a nearby star system and follows Perses as it was carrying a number of them that Elden brought on board. Galgo barely manages to escape from the blood feud of these extraterrestrials, unknowingly carrying a Predator on his ship. The Yautja kills all of his crews to secure an Engineer rifle he stole from the crashed derelict ship. Then it forces Galgo to head back to LV-223 for having one ultimate showdown with a vengeful Engineer.

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The Dark Accelerant

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Set on the shared fictional universe of Aliens/Predators/Prometheus, "Fire and Stone" is a crossover event by Dark Horse Comics, released on 2014. This event was tied with four independent limited series; Aliens – Fire and Stone, Prometheus – Fire and Stone, Alien Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone and Predator – Fire and Stone, which all are inter-connected and tied with Prometheus – Fire and Stone – Omega one-shot issue. The four limited series and the overall plot settings connects to of both Alien (1979) and Prometheus (2012) live-action movies released from 20th Century Fox.

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A Deadly Struggle

A wide array of creative team consists writers Chris Roberson, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and Paul Tobin (Angry Birds, Plants Vs. Zombies) were assisted by artists Ariel Olivetti (JLA – Paradise Lost, Superman/Batman Vs. Aliens/Predator), Chris Mooneyham (Five Ghosts, Predator Vs. Judge Dredd Vs. Aliens – Splice and Dice), Juan Ferreyra and Patric Reynolds. Illustrator David Palumbo, Fiona Staples (Saga, The Secret History of the Authority – Hawksmoor) and Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien, Hellboy) also served as guest cover-artists.
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