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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

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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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Monday, February 10, 2014

Avengers – X-Sanction | Comics

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Avengers – X-Sanction | Comics
Cable has survived the effects of the deadly techno-organic virus inside of his body in the aftermath of “Second Coming” and reaches to an apocalyptic future where he learns from his mentor and ally Blaquesmith that, The Avengers will be responsible for the death of his daughter Hope Summers. So, with only 24 hours to live, he returns from the future with a plan to take down The Avengers, one by one. He first kidnapped the Falcon from the battlefield while the team was dealing with the Lethal Legion, which promptly led him to conflict with Captain America who followed Cable to his hideout and the latter managed to capture him after a brief fight. Iron Man notices Cap’s absence and quickly reached to his location only to find him in Magneto's inhibitor chair.

He soon is attacked by Cable with Stark Technologies from the future timeline and eventually is subdued as the latter has managed to override the defense system in Iron Man’s armor. Next up, the new powerhouse member of The Avengers known as Red Hulk shows up and another fierce battle ensues where Cable managed to take down the powerful Red Hulk. Upon defeating Rulk using the lethal techno-organic virus in his system, Nathan is approached by X-Men's Cyclops and Hope Summers, sent by his mentor. Before he could respond to them Spider-Man and Wolverine arrives to the scene as the last standing Avengers. If not stopped soon, Cable will turn on the rest of The Avengers members one by one and erase their existence from the history.
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The Avengers Chasing Lethal Legion
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Cable Breaks The Avengers

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Avengers – X-Sanction is a four issued limited series written by Jeph Loeb (Daredevil – Yellow, Hulk – Gray) and drawn by his long time penciller ally Ed McGuinness (Guardians of The Galaxy, Hulk – Red Hulk), with artist Joe Quesada (Daredevil – Guardian Devil, Daredevil – Father) and Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Secret Invasion) delivering variant covers. It was published by Marvel Comics in 2012 and was the beginning story which led to the next biggest company wide Avengers Vs. X-Men crossover event. The series picked up materials from the "Second Coming" event and served as a prologue to the mega Avengers/X-Men showdown.
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Avenging Spider-Man – My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends | Comics

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and The Avengers were fighting a giant robot from A.I.M. While his fellow team-members Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Red Hulk, Spider-Woman, Thor and Wolverine were busy taking it down, Spidey wonders about how he manages to make time for all these super-heroics all the time! So, he asked his colleagues if anyone is going back to New York City as he has to get back to his job. Everyone bailed out and Iron Man suggested that Red Hulk drops him on their behalf.

At the same time, Mayor J. Jonah Jameson was attending a marathon on the other side of the city and soon it is interrupted by a huge pack of Moloids who stomped towards him, scaring the joggers present there. Mayor Jameson tried to stop the Moloids by shooting at them but quickly realized that it is filled with blanks and is kidnapped by the Moloids, who has taken his through a hole on street. Getting a call from Iron Man, Spidey and Red Hulk arrived moments before Jameson was taken.

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Avenging Spider-Man – My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends | Comics

While Jonah Jameson was still threatening the Moloids for tearing his roads apart, Spider-Man and Red Hulk tries to intimidate the Moloids army. This result in one of them whistles a flute to summon a giant ground worm from beneath that apparently tore through land to swallow them both. Spidey and Rulk struggles to get free but some neuro-toxin released from its tongues put them to sleep. The Moloids, who thought Jameson to be King of island "New York" and taken him to their ruler Mole Man to ask for his help.

It appears that Mole Man didn't send the Moloids, they went looking for Jameson by their own. In fact, he no longer rules Subterranea as he is dethroned by the leader of the Molans called Ra'ktar. Mayor Jameson is brought to the new king and he is told to kneel but he refused. Since they all speak in runes, Jameson couldn't understand that he actually challenged Ra'ktar for his throne by refusing to kneel despite Mole Man's constant warnings before him and he is taken away.

When Spidey and Rulk gains consciousness, they found themselves in the deep underground of Subterranea. Rulk was about to bring it all down when Spidey stopped him and they are informed by the Moloids of a Civil War that is taking place between two Subterranean races; Moloids and Molans. As Jameson was being prepared by Molans to face Ra'ktar in combat, Red Hulk appears and challenges him in a battle. Rulk assured Spidey and Mayor Jameson that it would be a short fight but did not expect it to be for him.

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Subterranean Civil War

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"My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends" is the first storyline from the brand-new monthly ongoing Avenging Spider-Man comic-book series. So, writer Zeb Wells (Dark Reign – Elektra, Shadowland – Elektra) teamed up with the long absent fan favorite Joe Madureira (Inhuman – Genesis, Savage Wolverine – Hands on a Dead Body) to create this part of storyline for Marvel Comics in 2012. Two one part bonus stories are also done by guest artist Greg Land (Mighty Avengers, Uncanny X-Men) and Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Secret Invasion), also plotted by writer Wells.

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Ra'ktar, Champion of Molans

The first storyline follow a very unlikely team-up adventure of Spider-Man and Red Hulk in their quest to save a hostage Mayor J. Jonah Jameson from the middle of a Subterranean Civil War. However, it wasn't his lucky day and Spidey was forced to fill in for him and managed to save the day in a twist. Next up, he finds fellow Avenger member Hawkeye tagged along in a mission against Serpent Society, where his feeling of inferiority among super-heroes is explored. Finally, it was Captain America, who fought side by side with him in defeating Copperhead and they shared views about their passion.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hulk – Asunder | Comics

Separated from his alter ego Doctor Bruce Banner during the unpleasant skirmish of Fear Itself, the Hulk starts living into the depths of Subterranea now. On the surface world, he was always feared and he never really understood if he was a hero or a monster. Here, he fights the good fight with the dangerous creature and monster that come into his way. Free from Banner's persona, he is now Hulk forever and knows exactly what he is.

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Hulk – Asunder | Comics

Down here, he lives with a moloid tribe who are celebrating the green goliath's presence among them. Even though the elder of the tribe assures Hulk an undisturbed stay in here, he is not quite convinced yet. The welcome party for Hulk is soon interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a secret government sponsored team with their robotic drones and drills to eliminate mad scientists, called the Mad Squad, led by Amanda Von Doom.

Amanda seeks out Hulk's assistance in their current mission and that is to stop the now unstable scientist Bruce Banner who has become a great problem for them. Bruce is restlessly trying to re-invent the Incredible Hulk, which he believes is one of his greatest achievements over the years, by experimenting on various creatures on the island laboratory and turning every type of animal into gamma-irradiated monsters, causing menace to the people around.

Amanda is on charge of the operation to take Banner down for good. Hulk shows no interest in her cause and turns her down. But later, when his newly found adoptive family of moloids is attacked by Banner's creatures; a bipedal gamma-irradiated warthog duo called 26 and 27, Hulk decides to help Amanda on one condition; to face Bruce Banner by himself and finish all of this madness for good.

A date with his wife Betty Ross goes sore when she finds out that Banner actually came to a deserted tropical island for his own research purpose. He started his work there which was a neuclear testing site from the 50's. When his continuous effort of bringing out the Hulk from within fails, Banner entertains the idea of creating the gamma-bomb that gave birth to the green goliath in the first place.

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The Strongest Beast There Is

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"Asunder" is an eight part story arc that took place in the third volume of The Incredible Hulk comic series, published on 2011 by Marvel Comics. Jason Aaron (Avengers Vs. X-Men, Original Sin), one of Marvel's visionary writers created this plot along with two of the industry legend Marc Silvestri (The Darkness, Witchblade) and Whilce Portacio (Spawn, Uncanny X-Men), who fleshed out the Hulk impressively and have the story a higher standard.

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Jaws of Gamma Sharks

This artified storyline took place during the “Shattered Heroes” crossover event and served as a tie-in. A new character named Amanda von Doom AKA Commander Doom is introduced, who by far is declared having no relationship with Doctor Doom. Aside from the primary focusing characters related to the arc, characters like She-Hulk, Red HulkRed She-HulkWolverine, Ghost Rider, Mad Thinker, Tinkerer, Red Ghost and Baron Zemo were either given reference or shown in photographs as a sort of cameo appearance.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Secret Invasion | Comics

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Secret Invasion | Comics
At the end of the the Kree-Skrull War, a group of super powered heroes formed The Illuminati, traveled to the Skrull throne planet to warn them not to make any further moves against Earth but they were captured and eventually fled later. Over years the Skrulls have made several attempts to conquer earth and most of the time their plan was foiled by the Fantastic Four. During the Annihilation event, Galactus decimated the Skrull homeworld, Tarnax IV and now with no planet of their own, Princess Veranke of the Skrull Empire planned for an invasion on Earth. As it was planned, the Skrulls started infiltrating in the ranks of the superheroes even before the events of House of M and with the mutant populace out of their way, they become more active as Civil War drifted the heroes apart.

The fight of World War Hulk almost cleared their path as Hulk was gone and then Nick Fury went underground after he arranged Secret War that caused massive destruction around the city and sent Spider Woman to infiltrate Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. as he found evidence that suggests of an alien invasion. When Elektra died in a battle against the New Avengers, she is revealed to be an impostor Skrull agent and Iron Man is informed about this. Then fellow Illuminati member Black Bolt of The Inhumans has revealed himself as another Skrull agent in disguise. Seeing this, huge distrust among the superhero community starts to grow that begins to set them apart from each other. To led a full-scale invasion, the Skrull's have developed a new breed of Super-Skrulls.

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Skrull Impostors Taking Over
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"Secret Invasion" is a major Marvel Comics crossover event that took several years in the making and finally published in 2008. With a core story of eight issues plotted by Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk), the story features many monthly tie-in and issues from other monthly series like Avengers – The Initiative, Black Panther, Captain Britain and MI-13, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hercules, Iron Man, Mighty Avengers, Ms. Marvel, New Avengers, New Avengers – Illuminati, New Warriors, Nova, Punisher War Journal, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts and X-Factor. In the aftermath of Secret Invasion storyline, another event called the "Dark Reign" occurs.If you like the post, then PLEASE leave a comment.