Showing posts with label Mark Bagley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Bagley. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mighty Avengers – Venom Bomb | Comics

Iron Man reassembles his Mighty Avengers team to fight a Venom virus that turned New York's populace into symbiotic monsters.

Right after assembling his team of Mighty Avengers, Tony Stark and his friends managed to thwart a global extinction attempt by Ultron which led him to put in recovery. He wakes up in the middle of that same night to find Spider-Woman standing beside his bed carrying a Skrull corpse who was posing as Elektra for some time.

She tells him to shut all communication so that she can start talking and then reveals how their trip to Japan for rescuing Maya Lopez has led to this shocking discovery. She had to betray her fellow teammates in New Avengers to bring the dead body to Stark and explains how Wolverine thinks this as a sign of full-scale invasion.

As Stark doesn't really know what to do in this situation, he asks her to join his team so that if there is a Skrull on his team, it may react abnormally. Next day, Tony welcomes every new members of his team in Avengers Tower. He then introduces Jessica Drew to the rest despite Black Widow and Wasp being skeptic about it.

In space, two astronauts were collecting debris of experiment satellites that Sentry and Wonder Man destroyed earlier while fighting Ultron. A small capsule is launched from there which fell on Earth, only to cause an outbreak of Venom symbiote in streets of New York and prompting Commander Maria Hill to call Iron Man for help.

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Mighty Avengers – Venom Bomb | Comics

Assembling his team, Tony Stark quickly arrives on scene to witness thousands of symbiote swarms running rampant and they even overwhelmed Sentry. Janet van Dyne turns into Giant Woman but then succumbs to the virus when she is bitten. Even Jessica and Natasha got infected shortly fighting their surrounding crowd.

Rest of them desperately tries to hold off the mass as Tony heads out for a possible solution. New Avengers were on their way to warn Mighty Avengers about an attack by The Hood (The Trust) and except for Luke Cage, all of them are turned. Unable to find Reed Richards or Fantastic Four, he gets into Baxter Building to produce a cure.

Seeing things getting out of hand, Ms. Marvel instructs Sentry to knock out Venom-possessed Janet. Meanwhile, Tony managed to synthesize an antidote that he spread across New York for everyone to get cured. Back to their human forms, New Avengers members stayed and try to assist a shocked crowd to deal with their trauma.

Stark then head to space tracking down origin of the virus, learning Latverian monarch Doctor Doom was behind this attack. Iron Man leads his Mighty Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry to hunt down Doom who travelled through time to meet Morgan le Fey but was forced to come back due to some anomaly and sees them coming for him.

When they arrived near Castle Doom, he unleashed an army of Doombots on the heroes as defense counter strike. Ares takes charge by ramming their Quinjet on his castle and they became busy fighting Doom's minions. Iron Man engages him in battle but was overpowered when his enemy uses Crimson Bands of Cyttorak.

Carol sends Bob to help Tony but due to his sudden intervention, they all fell into an open time travel portal and is sent to past. An angered Doctor Doom swears vengeance on Stark but they both eventually agree not to do anything that would cause grave damage to space-time continuum and focus on going back to their own time.

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Venom Virus Outbreak

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Marvel Comics
brought back writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) to work with artist Mark Bagley (Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Back In The Hood, Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Death's Sting) on his second Mighty Avengers storyline titled "Venom Bomb", collecting issues #7-11 from titular monthly ongoing comic-book series.

Following their group formation, Iron Man and his newly assembled Avengers team of registered superheroes faced a catastrophic event in "The Ultron Initiative" and now they all return for their latest adventure, where they fought alongside former allies in New Avengers when a Venom symbiote outbreak infects New York.

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Monarchs and Madmen!

With some of their teammates being succumbed to the virus and Fantastic Four out of town, Tony had to come up with a solution himself. Not only did he help everyone get cured but he tracked down who was responsible for such incident. In an epic battle with Doctor Doom, he and Sentry travel through time and back for more.

Amidst all these chaos, Iron Man is perplexed seeking out a shape-shifting Skrull infiltrator among their ranks after Spider-Woman showed him a proof of an infiltration. Things are about to escalate real quickly and will usher a "Secret Invasion".
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Saturday, September 13, 2003

Scarlet Spider | Comics

Biochemistry professor Miles Warren had a strong romantic pull over Peter Parker’s then love interest Gwen Stacy. When she died (Death of the Stacys) Warren gone mad thinking Spider-Man was solely responsible for this incident and took the identity of The Jackal to make Spidey’s life miserable. First, he made a clone of Peter Parker named Kaine, then he cloned Gwen Stacy and created another clone named Ben Reilly.

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Scarlet Spider | Comics

He allied himself with Green Goblin and ushered Clone Saga. Jackal fooled Peter to believe that he is a clone and Ben is the real deal but when the former died, everyone realized Jackal’s deception. Kaine believed Peter to be a clone and used to roam New York as a serial killer who tried to frame Ben Reilly for the murders.

After Ben’s demise, Peter becomes Spider-Man again and Kaine Parker lived. He sacrifices himself during the “Grim Hunt” when Alyosha and Ana Kravinoff came looking for Spider-Man to resurrect Kraven through a ritual. Kaine eventually came back to life as a six-legged freak Tarantula during “Spider-Island” event and ended the crisis.

He becomes Scarlet Spider with all the power but none of the responsibility. Alongside Venom, Kaine tangled with Carnage upon his return (Minimum Carnage), fought the Assassins Guild, bested the X-Men and teamed up with Wolverine. Scarlet Spider allied himself with the New Warriors and later traveled to Spider-Verse to put an end to the reign of Morlun and The Inheritors alongside the Spider-Men of Multiverse.

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Scarlet Spider  (Comics) Wikipedia

Scarlet Spider (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Kaine's Redemption

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Spider-Man – The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 01

Spider-Man – The Lost Years

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Spider-Man – Revelations

Spider-Man – The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 01

Spider-Man – Return of The Black Cat

Spider-Man – The Grim Hunt (Softcover)

Spider-Man – The Grim Hunt (Hardcover)

Spider-Man – Spider-Island

Scarlet Spider Vol 01 – Life After Death (Softcover)

Scarlet Spider Vol 01 – Life After Death (Hardcover)

Scarlet Spider Vol 02 – Lone Star

Carnage – Minimum Carnage

Scarlet Spider Vol 03 – The Big Leagues

Scarlet Spider Vol 04 – Into the Grave

New Warriors Vol 01 – The Kids Are All Fight

Spider-Verse (Softcover)

Spider-Verse (Hardcover)

Originated from the idea of Spider-Man, a clone version of the character was introduced by Terry Kavanagh and Steven Butler on the pages of Marvel Comics and the alias ‘Scarlet Spider’ was first used by Peter Parker’s clone Ben Reilly in 1994. Then Joe Wade assumed the name upon becoming an evil cybernetic version of it and then Peter himself had taken the role briefly.

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Web of Spider-Men

Later a team of three Michael Van Patrick clones acted as Scarlet Spiders to form "Red Team" for The Initiative and finally Kaine Parker took the mantle in his own monthly ongoing series for good. The character had a short lived ongoing series titled ‘The Amazing Scarlet Spider’ back in 1995 and later another series was launched in 2012 featuring Kaine Parker, who at one point even met with the Superior Spider-Man during 'Sibling Rivalry'.
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