Showing posts with label Mark Bagley. Show all posts
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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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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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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Venom – Lethal Protector | Comics

Eddie Brock moves to San Francisco and decides to become a protector of the weak but tangles into sins of past!

After initially antagonizing Spider-Man and tormenting his loved ones for a while, Eddie Brock and his alien costume friend has came to terms with Wall-Crawler. Moving over to San Francisco, he decided to pursue heroics from now on and starts with saving a young woman from being raped by a mugger in an alleyway as Venom.

He then changed into civilian clothes and go look for a room but trouble followed him around as two police officers try to arrest him upon recognizing. Brock fled the scene and news of his sighting has reached to Ben Urich of Daily Bugle. He then tells Peter Parker about it and he was having a flashback of how he got that suit on Earth.

Although Eddie promised not to come after Spidey if left alone, he couldn't simply let Brock roaming around free. So, Pete calls up Mary Jane to tell her that he is going to California and pack a bag for him. Next day, Eddie gets into fight with a bunch of hired goons when he tried to defend a group of homeless people at a nearby park.

Quickly turning into Venom to confront them, he is interrupted by Spider-Man who came out of nowhere hearing gunshots and thought Brock was causing trouble. He is proven wrong when those men start firing at him too but he took care of them. Shielding those street folks from stray bullets, Eddie moves out before Spidey was done.

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Venom – Lethal Protector | Comics

News report of this fight hits TV and retired General Orwell Taylor in Oregon calls his men to assemble. Meanwhile, Brock is guided by the homeless people he just saved through an underground tunnel to their sanctuary. They explain that this abode has become a prime target for developer Roland Treece, who wants them gone.

They came across two Digger exo-suits looking for them and Venom jumped onto them to save those people beside him. He gets overpowered by their sonic cannons and their conflict has caused them to fall down further below ground in a city of 20th century, which initially made Eddie believe that they have fallen through time.

Even his attacker thought the same for a moment which gave Brock enough time to fight back and their local council allowed him to stay. He learned more about how this city has collapsed long ago from a local and now is a home for them. Later, members of homeless community voted against him living among them and he leaves.

Spidey was looking for traces of Venom all over and finally decides to pay a visit to Eddie's father, Carl Brock with no luck. To know more about why Roland Treece is after those folks at park, Brock decides to break into Treece International head office and despite his suspicion, found nothing that tells him what is going on there.

He is forced to flee when securities arrived and ambushed by a group of armored mercinaries hired by Orwell Taylor, who is seeking vengeance on him for killing his son. In a past attempt to escape from Vault prison, Venom killed a guard named Hugh Taylor and now his father is after him with his hired guns, calling themselves "The Jury".

He survived their brutal attack twice and then is aided by Treece in escaping from their clutches. Venom is taken to a secret compound in Mojave Desert and there, he was tricked into captivity. Eddie is greeted by Carlton Drake, leader of the Life Foundation who wants his symbiotic offspring Agony, Lasher, Phage, Riot and Scream.

When his alien costume was extracted, Brock was left lifeless and then his old buddy Spider-Man came looking for him. Neither of them is capable of taking down this new batch of symbiotes, not to even make a decent stand against them.

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Spawns of Venom

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Venom – Lethal Protector

Following his successful stint on "Birth of Venom" storyline, Marvel Comics hired back writer David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man – Return of the Sinister Six, Avengers – Nights of Wundagore) to lead Eddie Brock and Venom from a super-villain to a bit more likeable anti-hero character in six-part limited series "Lethal Protector".

Michelinie collaborated with artists Mark Bagley (Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Back In The Hood, Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Death's Sting) and Ron Lim (Iron Man – Legacy of Doom, Rann/Thanagar – Holy War) on titular mini-series.

Eddie Brock was on a constant decline in his life but then he found an alien symbiote that turns him into Venom and shared his hatred for Spidey. However, they both came to terms of leaving him alone and use their power to help innocents. In pursuit of a new heroic adventure, Eddie would meet a new group of friends and enemies alike.

"Lethal Protector" is a staple storyline by Michelinie that was also adapted into 2018 live-action Venom movie alongside "Planet of the Symbiotes" limited series and British actor Tom Hardy (Locke, Warrior) in lead role. Carlton Drake and Riot has served as primary antagonists, played by actor Riz Ahmed (Jason Bourne, Sound of Metal).
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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.

For more information on Scarlet Spider comics series, you can check out these links below.

Scarlet Spider  (Comics) Wikipedia

Scarlet Spider (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Kaine's Redemption

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Scarlet Spider Vol 04 – Into the Grave

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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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