Showing posts with label Karl Kesel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Karl Kesel. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fantastic Four – Disassembled | Comics

An oldest adversary for Fantastic Four and founder of Frightful Four super-villain team, Bentley Wittman AKA The Wizard returns with his old accomplice Trapster at his side to rebuild his old team once again and destroy his long-time enemies for good. In his virtual chat room, he was telling his fans that how the recent mishaps at Latveria have discredited his foes and how they are struggling to keep things together these days. He has also enlisted aid of his ex-wife Salamandra AKA Dragon's Daughter and one of his former teammate Hydro-Man in his brand-new endeavor.

However, instead of attacking The Four directly, he sends off his daughter Cole Wittman to seduce Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch after they have been chatting online for some time and let her father break into Baxter Building. She was successful in making contact with Johnny and The Wizard eventually got Reed Richards and his team on their knees for the whole world to see it. Looks like it is this the end time for Fantastic Four but hopefully Mister Fantastic will pull out something off his sleeve like he always does.

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Fantastic Four – Disassembled | Comics

Benjamin Grimm A.K.A. The Thing and Susan Storm along with young Franklin and Valeria Richards goes for trick or treating on Halloween night. He was talking with Sue about how there are so less people dressing up as The Avengers this Halloween and how they are perceived as a threat to public. Johnny and Reed were at Fantastic Four, Inc. office, while suddenly some major environmental abnormalities are seen across Manhattan. Multiple giant pylons starts landing from skies into surrounding water filled area of the island.

With The Avengers no longer available at the moment because of their recent incident, the mayor reluctantly asks for help from Fantastic Four against his secretary's strong advice. Though he and his family are currently dealing with some major issues of their own right now, Mister Fantastic and Human Torch immediately reaches out to tackle this situation. Meanwhile, Ben and Susan already had their hands full with holding back massive tidal waves that are about to hit the bystanders the moment they lose it.

Cavalry arrives soon as Johnny and Reed quickly came breaking Sue's force field to rescue everyone from scene. Figuring out what he must do to save their island; Reed led his team to one of those strange extraterrestrial obelisks that are hovering above the island of Manhattan. Inside they are initially greeted with hostility from a group of alien creatures and then met their leader named Zius, who has survived from the planet devouring entity Galactus long ago and now, came here with a very specific as well as deadly motive to stop the Destroyer of Worlds from consuming any more planets.

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Manhattan Goes For a Ride

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Fantastic Four – Disassembled

"Disassembled" is two sets of three part Fantastic Four storyline that took place in the first volume of titular monthly ongoing series from issue #514-519 by Marvel Comics. Series regular writer Mark Waid (Onslaught Saga, Original Sin) and guest-storyteller Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn, The Final Night) took care of the story as artist Paco Medina (New X-Men, X-Men) and Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Flash) aided them with their mind-blowing artwork over the course of two different tale; "Dysfunctional" and "Fourtitude". This is also a tie-in for major crossover comic event “Avengers Disassembled”, running parallel with it.

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Fortitude to Fight

Following "Unthinkable", the four adventurer of the unknown is pretty shaken and still trying to figure out what to do now. Then in "Authoritative Action", they got into more troubles when they unwittingly try to free people of Latveria upon defeating Doctor Doom, had to confront and a great personal loss. Just as they thought they have recovered, their old enemy The Wizard and his team of Frightful Four, back with a new scheme. The second arc "Fourtitude" actually served as an aftermath of Avengers disbanding and also set up a prologue storyline for upcoming "Rising Storm" arc with more stakes at hand.
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Monday, October 25, 2004

Harley Quinn | Comics

Before starting her criminal career and a twisted love affair with Gotham’s very own Clown-Prince of Crime, Harleen Francis Quinzel was a brilliant graduate from the Gotham State University. She possessed a genius-level intellect and had a scholarship on gymnastics while studying Psychiatry from Dr. Odin Markus.

She believed that a person can break the law if he commits a crime or is in love. She was doing great with her graduation and having a good relationship with her boyfriend Guy Kopski while trying to test her thesis on her.

Guy eventually died after going through a series of freak incidents that convinced her that she was responsible for pulling the trigger. Later, it came out that Dr. Markus actually drugged her boyfriend with a dose of Joker Venom to make him shoot himself in stress following a series of events and to see what Harley would do afterwards.

She realized that she finally understood the notorious criminal, The Joker and decides to study him further in Arkham Asylum. With reference from her mentor, Doctor Quinzel secured an internship at Arkham and eventually got her way to its most infamous patient.

Even though extremely dangerous, she was given complete access to the maniacal clown once she claimed she was writing a book on criminally insane serial killers. The Clown sees the love in her eyes even after initially trying to choke her and laughs it off when she says she wouldn’t mind if he even calls her Harley Quinn.

The Joker escaped Arkham couple of times with her help and after repeating it several times, she got caught. Then she started to pursue a criminal career with her new boyfriend to often end up facing Batman.

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Harley Quinn | Comics

Mad Love
After a failed attempt to murder Commissioner Gordon, The Joker and Harley Quinn went into hiding as the former was badly beaten. Annoyed at his failure, he rejects Harley's lustful advancement and kicked her out of his place.

Realizing, her boyfriend apparently pays no attention to her for his obsession towards The Dark Knight, she took it upon herself to kill Batman. Using a piranha-tank trap that the Clown Prince of Crime previously rejected for piranhas not being able to smile, she eventually traps The Bat by luring him into it.

Hanging upside-down over the piranhas below, Batman realizes that he cannot get out of this trap without some assistance at all. So he goads her into calling The Joker, who upon arriving gets mad on her for trying to steal his dream instead of being glad for capturing his arch-enemy. Before freeing his enemy, Joker violently disciplines his girlfriend but the next moment tries to shoot at him.

However, he missed and shot at the piranha tank only to be overwhelmed by dozens of razor-sharp tooth fish. He was presumed dead after fell off from a train in a fight with The Dark Knight and Harley is taken back to Arkham.

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During his time at Slab penitentiary, Mister J finds out that he has a terminal brain cancer and so he decided to go crazy for one last time. After "jokerizing" every other inmate of his, he was chased by Justice League of America for creating worldwide havoc.

Worried about leaving his legacy behind, he sends Carnivora, Dervish, Killer Frost and Phobia to kidnap his girlfriend so that he could impregnate her with little puppy J. As Harley reached out Oracle for help, she was rescued by Batgirl, Power Girl and Spoiler. Later, Lady Luna and Moonrock were sent after the comedienne but she was saved by Poison Ivy.

Bruce Wayne goes to Gotham City Opera House with his close-friends Leslie Thompkins, Selina Kyle and Tommy Elliot but it turns out Harley Quinn was present to upstage a robbery. She and her henchmen took everyone in the orchestra hostage and when pushed off by Tommy for trying to steal his mother's jade pendant, she starts firing carelessly at all direction.

Though Batman interfered quickly, he was easily thrown off balance because of a recent injury and Catwoman stepped in time to save him. She even gave Harley a chase after kicking her on face but ended up getting shot and badly wounded.

For more information on Harley Quinn comics series, you can check out these links below.

Harley Quinn (Comics) Wikipedia

Harley Quinn (Comics) DC Wikia

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Harley Quinn's Big Opening

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Introduced as a new super-villain for DC Animated Universe, Harley Quinn was first appeared in 1992 animated TV Show titled "Batman – The Animated Series", created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. Then in 1993, the character first appeared in comic-books from DC Comics and soon bagged her first monthly ongoing series from the creative team of Karl Kesel (Hawk and Dove, The Final Night), Terry Dodson (Spider-Man and the Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do, Teen Titans – Earth One) and Rachel Dodson (Defenders, Uncanny X-Men) as well. Apart from starring in her own series, she frequently appears in other Bat-Titles and significant issues as well as storylines.

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Poster Child For Crime

In the aftermath of timeline reversing “Flashpoint” crossover event, entire DC Universe was revamped and even Harley Quinn received her brand-new solo monthly ongoing series with a newly devised origin story for The New 52 timeline, where she starts of as a psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum but then her involvement with Mister J played out slight differently than her New Earth counterpart.

Then she eventually became a member of Task Force X of Prime Earth. In her animated TV series appearances, actor Arleen Sorkin, lend her voice for the part. The character also reprised her role in Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998), Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) and Batman and Harley Quinn (2017).
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