Showing posts with label Mighty Avengers. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mighty Avengers – Secret Invasion | Comics

For long, Skrulls have planned for a Secret Invasion on Earth and Nick Fury goes underground to repel their attack.

A few months ago, Nick Fury sent a team of Black Widow, Captain America, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Wolverine to Latveria for a covert mission of overthrowing its terrorist government. He erased this memory off their minds when things went south and bid farewell to his friends via an LMD that was butchered by Logan.

A month later, he meets Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in disguise at a secret hideout of Mexico and spends the night together. Next day, she goes out to get something to eat and Fury follows her in cloak to see her meeting an unknown man, talking about gaining his pass codes for S.H.I.E.L.D. files before eliminating him.

Back home, Nick was waiting for her to get back and asks Fontaine about her true motives at gun point. He then shots her in the head as her body immediately returns to its original form of a shape-shifting Skrull and left it for her allies to find later.

Fury shows up at S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier to pay Maria Hill a visit and she wakes up to find him sitting next to her in surprise. He tells her to be wary of her surroundings and get a dozen of LMDs to employ them whenever she has a bad gut feeling. Nick warns her by saying that he will be keeping an eye on her before making a sudden departure.

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He then meets Spider-Woman two months later to set her up as a double-agent who would report to him on Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D. Giving her brief idea of an infiltration of Skrulls, Fury leaves to figure out other pieces of the puzzle.

One by one, he starts recruiting Druid, Hellfire, Phobos, Quake, Slingshot and Stonewall to form his very own team of Secret Warriors. Skrulls have sent one of their agent Criti Noll, who shape-shifted into a college student from Oxford University and started relationship with Hank Pym to replace him after he separated from Janet Van Dyne.

For years, Skrulls were unsuccessfully trying to eliminate The Sentry with numerous measures since he is one of the threats that can ruin their plan of conquering Earth. When New Avengers were formed after "Breakout" at Raft, one of them posed as Edwin Jarvis to gather information from Tony Stark and got access to all Avengers file he had.

Jarvis imposter suggests to his peers that they simply wait for Sentry to go rogue because he thinks, Bob will go insane eventually and kill everyone. Later, a Skrull ship crash landed on Savage Land only to encounter two Avenger teams but unwilling to fight Sentry, they made him ran away believing that all of this is caused by The Void.

Right after Iron Man formed a new team of Mighty Avengers, they faced the menace of Ultron, who took control over his physical form of and while working to defeat it, imposter Hank Pym learned of Tony's organic tech and they later used this info to infect Stark with an alien virus that affected his entire computer network system.

In early phase of their operation, one of their Super-Skrull agent attempt to capture Elektra but failed miserably. Then two of them ambushed her to meet the same fate and for a third one to take her down via deception. That doppelganger then kills a HYDRA representative and a leader of The Hand to take control over Japanese underworld.

Original imposter of Yellowjacket contacts Skrull-Dum-Dum Dugan to let their Queen know that they can't possibly win against humans, causing his peers to turn against him and replaced with a clone after they killed him. Meanwhile, Nick Fury readies up members of his Secret Warriors team for a "Skrull Invasion" that breaks in New York City.

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Skrull Secret Invasion

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Following first two storyline from Mighty Avengers monthly ongoing comic-book series from Marvel Comics in 2009, writer Brian Michael Bendis (Mighty Avengers – The Ultron Initiative, Mighty Avengers – Venom Bomb) continues his run in "Secret Invasion" tie-in through issues #12-20 that focuses on events that slowly unfolded later.

Bendis collaborated with artists Alex Maleev (Infamous Iron Man – Infamous, Infamous Iron Man – The Absolution of Doom), John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk), Khoi Pham and Stefano Caselli (All-New Inhumans – Global Outreach, Spider-Man – Ends of the Earth) across a nine-part story for cover art and interiors.

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Requiem For The Fallen

From a surprise "Breakout" at maximum security prison Raft, to superhero "Civil War" and to the tragic "Death of Captain America", everything has been carefully planned and orchestrated by Skrull Queen Veranke and her allies. They took out whomever they could and replaced them with one of their own to begin a mass infiltration.

Current plotline works more of a filler to mostly point out how Skrulls have replaced each single heroes or villains with one of their own agents from starts. Original lineup of Mighty Avengers will go through a change by next story "Earth's Mightiest" with return of a few familiar faces like a new team leader Hank Pym and Scarlet Witch.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Avengers – Secret Invasion | Comics

Illuminati of Earth heroes journeying into Skrull throneworld to Raft breakout, all stories connects to "Secret Invasion".

Right after freeing his gang from S.H.I.E.L.D. captivity, The Hood launches an attack on New Avengers at Sanctum Sanctorum and thanks to Doctor Strange they were all defeated. Jessica Jones ran off with her child Danielle worrying about her safety and showed up at Avengers Tower, asking for asylum and willing to register.

Searching for his wife, Luke Cage goes to her old office of Alias Investigations but then figured out where she is at. They have an argument about principles that she has ditched now and this move has now endangered their marriage. Ms. Marvel and her Mighty Avengers showed up shortly after to break their heated conversation.

Danny Rand manages an apartment for renegade Avengers members that he got through his corporation. Echo seem not to believe in Skrull conspiracy theory Wolverine came up with and goes out looking for Daredevil. She gets ambushed by a Skrull posing as him and she was saved only for the timely arrival of Logan who followed her.

Years ago, right after members of Illuminati visited Skrull throneworld following Kree-Skrull War to warn them about interfering on Earth and destroyed their capital city; they were captured and tortured by running experiment. Before they successfully escaped back home, Skrulls extracted information vital about them.

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Emperor Dorrek VII ordered his scientists to examine and start working on their recent findings to come up with a perfect solution for an infiltration on Earth. He is soon approached by a Skrull princess Veranke and her followers form a deeply religious sect Dard'van, who warns him of a prophecy that foretold an end for Skrull Empire.

Seeing his authority challenged, Dorrek declared her mad and exiled her on a deserted planet to die. Her words will eventually come true when Galactus would devour their homeworld during Annihilation War. Remaining survivors of her race finds Veranke and made her a Skrull Empress, who immediately resumed Secret Invasion on Earth.

In years of experimenting, Skrull royal priests of sciences have finally discovered how to create a new batch of Super-Skrull, who could infiltrate among humans without being detected by magic, mutant powers or tech. Veranke wishes to take a role leading their religious crusade and chose to pose as Spider-Woman to do most damage.

In Savage Land, Luke and his fellow New Avengers members go to check on a Skrull ship that just crash landed on. They are all scrambled when a T-Rex attacked and Spider-Man comes across natives led by Ka-Zar and Shanna. Though they were not the enemy he assumed, an imposter Captain America showed up out of Skrull ship.

He beat them all and attempted to get back to New York but not before he was shot with darts and his true form is revealed. Ka-Zar tells Spidey that he and Shanna discovered a rogue division of S.H.I.E.L.D. running a mining operation for vibranium months ago and their investigation has led them to a confrontation with these shape-shifting aliens.

At that time, Spidey came to Savage Land looking for Sauron with his friends and that entire operation was obliterated by S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Veranke comes to Earth after she changed into Jessica Drew back then and started working with Nick Fury, who disappeared after "Secret War", leaving her alone to do her own bidding.

She helped orchestrated a mass "Breakout" at Raft, got invited to join New Avengers and meets Hank Pym imposter to plan on taking down Wanda Maximoff. Even before they could do anything, they all disappeared from reality and "House of M" ended with a massive reduction of mutant population that helped them further their agenda.

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Secrets of Skrull Invasion

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Building up to ambitious "Secret Invasion" crossover event from very first issue of New Avengers monthly comic-book series, Marvel Comics brought in writer Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja) to continue his run on one of the flagship Avengers title that would see a major cataclysm to unfold in 2009.

Bendis was joined by group of artists Billy Tan (Darkness/Tomb Raider, Elektra/Cyblade), David Mack, Jim Cheung (Young Avengers – Family Matters, Young Avengers – Sidekicks) and Michael Gaydos (Daredevil – Redemption, Jessica Jones – Uncaged) on his eighth and ninth book since it came out in two part, collecting issues #38-47.

This tie-in storyline sheds light on first encounter of Illuminati against Skrull Empire (New Avengers – Illuminati), what happened after they came back home, how they figure out a way to successfully infiltrate among humans, Skrulls getting into superhero teams and finished on a note after Earth has been liberated from invading force.

Now that Skrull army is defeated, there is a new power shift which gets S.H.I.E.L.D. dismantled and its director gets replaced. More to a new chapter will be explored in next storyline "Power", slowly delving into "Dark Reign" event. Both Earth and New Avengers have been liberated from its biggest enemy but are not out of woods yet.
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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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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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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Avengers – The Trust | Comics

New Avengers team deals with paranoia of a possible Secret Invasion and deals with a crime boss known as The Hood.

During "Civil War" of superheroes, The Avengers were no longer united but New Avengers have reassembled with Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and Wolverine. They are joined by Doctor Strange, Iron Fist and a recently resurfaced Clint Barton for a mission to rescue Maya Lopez AKA Echo, from Japanese underworld and The Hand.

Although Clint was formerly known as Hawkeye, he adopted the new identity of Ronin and accompanied his friends to Japan where they confronted Elektra. She was killed in battle with Maya and shockingly revealed to be a shape-shifting alien Skrull. This shocked every single one of them and they head back to U.S. immediately afterwards.

Arguing what to do now, Logan points out that anyone of them could be an imposter and therefore, no one will trust anyone from now on but Jessica Drew suggests that they take the corpse to Tony Stark, because he will try to kill them if he is a Skrull. Suddenly, they lost power and was forced to crash land before reaching New York.

Spider-Woman takes the body from crash site and zaps Wolverine hard when he tried to stop her. This action causes Clint and Danny to reach conclusion that she is a Skrull but Logan debunks that idea saying, she took it to show Stark. Luke asks Spidey whether or not he is a Skrull, which almost started a tussle between them.

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Rest of heroes to argue over whom to trust as they return to Sanctum Sanctorum and some of them goes out to seek some bad guys to punch. Wolverine goes to get a drink in a bar where he overhears Parker Robbins AKA The Hood talking about invading Avengers Tower with a Deathlok and breaks in only get his butt handed to him.

Next day, everyone reassembled at Sanctum and Stephen Strange offers to cast a spell on them that will reveal a projection of their true nature. None of them turn out to be a Skrull and then Logan came in, projecting an image of a ronin. He told them about what Hood is planning to do soon and they all decide to help other Avengers.

Despite bearing the risk of being arrested, they all go to Avengers Tower and see Iron Man leading his Mighty Avengers to street where a symbiote outbreak was taking over the populace of New York. All of New Avengers have immediately turned into various forms of Venom-like monsters except Luke Cage and joined the mayhem.

When Tony turned everyone back to normal, Luke and his friends helped all affected citizens nearby to their feet before leaving. Logan notices Jessica Drew among Tony's team and to learn what she told his new team, he breaks in to have a word with her and she claims that she only came here to warn about a possible Skrull Invasion.

The Hood recruits deranged killer Jigsaw in his gang of criminals after ambushing and humiliating Tigra on his behalf to take revenge for an early encounter. Instead of launching Deathlok on Avengers, he uses it to rob a large bank alongside Wrecking Crew while all major heroes were busy dealing with symbiote invasion earlier.

Later, New Avengers came to visit the bank they robbed to track them down and Wolverine lead everyone to Hood's hideout. However, seeing Parker Robbins with Wrecker and his pals made them worried that they may need back up. To which, Strange complies and they breaks in for a confrontation with a band of other superheroes.

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Betrayal From Within

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Following events of "Civil War", writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) has reformed New Avengers team with a new lineup for Marvel Comics. Assisted him in illustration are talented artists Carlo Pagulayan (Emma Frost, Incredible Hulk) and Leinil Francis Yu (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk).

After their mission to rescue Maya Lopez from Japan (Revolution), the heroes were returning home and they had to crash land because, Tony released an electromagnetic pulse to nullify a newly ushered "Ultron Initiative". Both teams have worked together during "Venom Bomb" incident, which ties into Mighty Avengers series.

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Spirit of Heroes

For some time, Luke Cage has been cooking up a conspiracy theory about someone pulling the strings from beyond that caused "The Death of Captain America" and Tony Stark has been his primary suspect so far. Though rest of his team believes it to be Spider-Woman but she only sided with Stark to warn him of a possible invasion.

Taking a break from fighting fellow capes, the rebel heroes engages with some super-villains for a change and faces some overwhelming odds. Collecting issues #32-37 and Annual #2 from first volume of titular monthly ongoing comic-book series, "The Trust" is the stepping stone to upcoming groundbreaking crossover event "Secret Invasion".
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