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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

The Hand attacks Logan under the rule of a ruthless leader and he might finally meet his end at the hands of Scarlet Samurai.

When "Incursions of Reality" were swapping up different timelines, Old Man Logan ended up in a world where his counterpart was alive no more and he finds himself as a misfit in this world. After taking care of a newly reformed Hulk-Gang seeking vengeance back from the Wastelands, he goes back to the streets of Tokyo.

However, trouble followed him when he was just trying to get a beer and got into a fight with a bunch of thugs from Crazy Thunder Clan. They quickly starts beating him up with melee weapons but since he is an old-timer now, could barely handle them.

He chopped off the finger of a goon and sliced the hands off another one, to watch them grow back in surprise. At the Yashida Corporation, researcher Touko Kenmochi steals a few vials from work and soon is apprehended by his boss Shin Harada, the new Silver Samurai, who kills him for stealing his formula for a local gang.

Meanwhile, Wolverine reached to the den of those street hooligans and engaged them in fight when they all jumped over him at once. He learns about Touko from their leader and finds out what really slows down the regeneration.

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Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

Back at Yashida Corp, Harada senses hundreds of ninjas from The Hand has swarmed his building and he quickly suits up to slice and dice through them. In the midst of the fight, he notices the mutant named Gorgon as their leader calmly standing at one side, silently observing him as he makes a quick work of the undead warriors.

He announces this assault as a hostile takeover on Clan Yashida but the boy initiates a security protocol that reduced the invading ninjas into dust. Using the fight as distraction, a shadowy figure stabs him in the back and is revealed to be Scarlet Samurai.

The Hand takes over the Yashida Corp, forcing researches working on Regenix, which has the enhanced regenerative abilities to regrow limbs. At the funeral of Touko, Logan shows up to meet the wife to ask some questions and she tells him to meet her at Paris Bar.

Upon meeting, he learns the serum is still incomplete but they are interrupted shortly by the arrival of Gorgon and Scarlet Samurai along with their ninja army. The widow is killed and as Logan jumped at his enemy; the Samurai struck him down with Godkiller sword.

Logan detects a familiar scent wrapped in the smell of death and decay while he keeps trashing the undead ninjas of The Hand. When Gorgon asked Scarlet Samurai to remove the helmet, Wolverine is struck in awe to see a former love interest of him. He barely made it out of this mess and Tomi Shishido rebukes her for failing to kill the mark.

A former enemy approaches him out of nowhere with a common interest to form a very unlikely alliance to hit back at The Hand, because if they are not stopped right now, they will soon become an unstoppable force using Regenix.

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The Unstoppable Hand

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Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai

Following the six-part "Days of Anger" storyline, comes "Scarlet Samurai" from the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, collecting issues #31-35. Marvel Comics assigned writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld) and artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin) for the story in 2017.

One of the covers was done by newcomer artist Mukesh Singh, while Matteo Buffagni and Ibraim Roberson provided additional illustrations for final two issues. The duo of Brisson and Deodato is really cranking things up from Logan's enriched past with complications and still breathes new life to it by adding exciting new twists in it.

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Moon Over Madripoor

One of the few interesting surprises of "Scarlet Samurai" storyline are the return of a cold-blooded killer, who once taken down Weapon X with minimum efforts (Enemy of the State) and even dealt with the likes of Elektra with ease. Then the sudden comeback of a long-deceased woman from Wolverine's past shook things very hard for everyone.

In his old age, Logan is having a hard time taking on these menacing threats that constantly comes at him but he still managing to come out victorious over the odds. He is going up against another bad-guy up next in "To Kill For" and will be tangled with another more.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

When world's most powerful telepaths are attacked by an unforeseen enemy, the X-Men enter astral plane to confront it.

Mutants around the world with psychic abilities are suddenly being attacked and they starts dying but just because most of them secluded themselves from the rest, these deaths gone unnoticed at the very beginning.

When it attacked Betsy Braddock AKA Psylocke when she was in London, she sent out a distress psychic call to fellow mutants that reached out to Angel, Bishop, Gambit, Fantomex, Old Man Logan and Rogue who were coincidentally in close range for various different reasons of their own. Betsy's psychic manifestation took shape of a giant butterfly over The Shard building.

Soon, Logan and Rogue arrives in Blackbird with the latter decides to fly to Betsy for aiding her. As she reaches near, Psylocke's psychic blades starts attacking as a defense mechanism and when they came back around, Angel comes following to save Rogue by shielding her with his wings.

Logan tries to divert rest of the blades towards him from Gambit, Fantomex and the crowd of London. When Bishop arrives too, Rogue asks him to get rid of the energy she's about to absorb from Psylocke which has infected her. With some effort, they managed to do that and apparently saved the day for that moment.

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

Original X-Men member Beast also arrives on the spot to everyone's surprise as he has received the distress psychic call too. Psylocke reveals that the powerful mutant Amahl Farouk is back as the Shadow King once again and he want all of them, so that he can crawl back to real-world and infect it's populace with his poison.

She suggests that they travel to the Astral Plane to fight Shadow King and make sure that he never steps into our world. Otherwise, he will strike at psychics like Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Quentin Quire and Stepford Cuckoos next to make them his mind-slaves.

Logan voluntarily agrees to go inside since he already spent many years in his own timeline to fight the menacing Shadow King. The rest of them followed him as Angel stays behind to aid Betsy just in case and to make sure his Archangel persona stays in check.

Bishop wanted to better the odds if one of their friends wakes up as Farouk's pawn by staying with Betsy and Warren. Just as they entered the Astral Plane, Shadow King senses their presence almost immediately and prepares himself as well as a special prisoner of his for a game with the lives of these X-Men.

Inside, they discover themselves as audience in a theater for a play about their lives but Logan realizes that something weird is going on and he ended up killing a zombie-version of Jean Grey, which triggered other characters present to attack the X-Men.

During their fight, Logan deduces that Hank McCoy among them is actually one of their old enemies, the mutant shape-shifter Mystique just by observing her movements. They all willingly enter three psychic doors presented to them when they realized that someone aside from Farouk is on Astral Plane is secretly helping them.

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Psychic Horror Show

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X

The fourth monthly ongoing volume of Astonishing X-Men is launched and it begins with the six-part long "Life of X" storyline from Marvel Comics in 2018, which collected issues #01-06 of the series.

To pen out this one, comic-book writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of Wolverine) was hired and he received assistance from artists Carlos Pacheco (Fantastic Four, Inhumans), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy), Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Mike Del Mundo (Elektra – Bloodlines, Elektra – Reverence) and Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers), who helped with cover art and illustrations.

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Web of Shadow King

"Life of X" reassembles many of the former X-Men members as well as outcasts like Fantomex and Mystique, both of whom either worked with the team or any of the team members previously on occasion.

Plus, this one brings one of the oldest villains Shadow King that these mutant superheroes have faced many times on their earlier days and a long-deceased character back again. Even though the ending of the story is portrayed like a conclusion, for some weird reasons, it still feels like a mild cliffhanger though.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

Not to let a nightmarish history repeat itself, Logan takes matters into his own hands to butt heads with a new Hulk Gang!

In his own timeline, Old Man Logan had a pretty messed up life more than any of his other counterparts. He killed off all the X-Men at X-Mansion under the illusion created by super-villain Mysterio during the night of villains uprising.

Long after, he finally settled down with a family of his own but the hillbilly Hulk Gang of an elderly Bruce Banner took that away from him too, causing him to unsheathe his claws once again against Pappy Banner and killing The Hulk for good (Wolverine – Old Man Logan). Then "Secret Wars" broke it all apart and he ended up in the Wastelands of the Battleworld.

As Multiverse was restored, he found himself in a reality that isn't messed up like the one he knew yet. Here he found himself among his friends that aren't still butchered by his hands and got a new chance at life.

Today, Logan goes to Fat Joe's Diner like he usually does once in a while to take a break from work. Sooner as he entered there, he smelled something fishy and realized soon that he has walked straight into a trap set by a few remaining members of former Hulk Gang of now-deceased Pappy Banner.

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger | Comics

Although he clearly remembers sparing none other than Bruce Banner Jr. and Billy-Bob, apparently there are a couple more of them and they started to rain down on Logan without wasting a single moment. Back at this old routine, he mercilessly takes down all of them but Billy-Bob still got away.

He landed on an abandoned Department H facility in Canada and reported back to their current leader, who turns out to be an elder Bruce Banner from a future alternate reality known as The Maestro (Future Imperfect).

To compromise the cover of their existence, Maestro berates and beats Billy-Bob before being stopped by Cambria. Maestro and the remaining Hulk Gang members rushed out of the place and took over another after killing all the occupant humans.

Even though the facility was left clean, Logan traced it back and upon reaching there, he deduced that the Hulks are up to something that involves nuclear weaponries. So, he hit the road again in search for them and called his old friend Puck from Alpha Flight to look up.

Knowing how dangerous Logan really is, Maestro sends a few Hulks with Billy-Bob to find him and gun him down as soon as they do. They found him on his way on road and smoked him down with all they had.

Logan discovers himself shackled with chains when he regained consciousness and got gunned down once again. Now, not only he has to survive the gun-toting Hulk Gang, he needs to find out their plans with those nuclear weapons and need someone to help; probably his former ally Hawkeye.

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Together Once Again

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Old Man Logan – Days of Anger

Taking place on the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, "Days of Anger" is a six-part storyline that came out in 2017. It collects issues #25-30 from same series by Marvel Comics, who hired writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld) for plotting out this entire arc along with fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin), who also provided cover arts for all involving issues.

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Logan Vs. The Hulk Gang!

Brisson actually plays with classic idea of a "Hulk Vs. Wolverine" showdown here in "Days of Anger", which always wins an audience over. Only this time, both Hulk and Wolverine of Prime Marvel Universe is dead. So, he worked his plan out by picking two alternate versions of these popular characters from two different realities and bringing them on same place, at the same time but for different reasons to face each other.

All of it played out really well and it really worked out pretty nicely. We eventually got an epic battle between the elder versions of feral mutant and the green raging monster. Special guest appearance was made by Alpha Flight member Puck and long-time Avenger member Hawkeye to advance further with the plot.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thanos – The God Quarry | Comics

While Thanos is weakened, his son Thane becomes a greater threat that can only be stopped by The Mad Titan.

The all-powerful Thanos was slowly dying and guided by his former love Death, his son Thane created an alliance with Champion of the Universe, Nebula and Starfox. It was a ploy for Thane to bond with Phoenix Force and upon gaining this near-limitless power; he betrayed his comrades firsthand and then overthrow Thanos after rendering him mortal.

On ruins of Titan, he is now forced to live scavenging and feed on mugrats. This great destroyer is even mugged by two lowlife scavengers Biv and Tiv in his weakened state until he was found by Starfox and his allies.

Now literally possessing the power of a God, Thane is killing everyone and everything on sight in the name of his love for Lady Death. As son of The Mad Titan becomes a new Destroyer of Worlds, Champion of the Universe Tryco Slatterus, Nebula and Starfox seeks out Thanos for his help.

They want to find and stop Thane before he obliterates rest of the universe with his power. He reluctantly agrees to help them but asks them to take him to The Cosmic Coven first to get his powers back from Witches of Infinity.

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Thanos – The God Quarry | Comics

Flying through uncharted reaches of space, Nebula's ship came near a black hole, which Thanos claims to be the location they are looking for. Leaving Nebula and Tryco behind, Starfox and his brother enters the black hole that sucks them right in and drops them at The God Quarry.

The Witches of Infinity welcomes Thanos and his brother to their den and The Mad Titan demands to know secrets of the coven so that he can regain his powers back. As Starfox tries to charm them with his power of persuasion, the sisters render him old and weak for this foolish attempt.

In response to Thanos seeking to regain his power, Infinity Witches explain to him that this coven holds power of all forgotten gods and the quarry gives or takes that to only people who willingly enter it to face a trial of their soul.

Failing of that trial would cause one to stick within these walls of the quarry for rest of eternity. So, The Mad Titan willingly embarks a personal journey into quarry and soon it claimed him. While he was stuck in coven, Thane has been looking for him all over and finds Nebula's ship.

Thanos then finds himself in a world where he is one of Earth’s Mightiest Hero and leader of The Avengers team but all of these seems odd to him right from the very beginning. With a glimpse back at his former life, he remembers who he actually is and realizes that he has been given a chance of redemption to be good.

Sensing this, he slaughters all of his imaginary allies and breaks free of the coven. Thanos now returns in all-new glory to face his Phoenix-empowered son for a final showdown of might.

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The Cosmic Coven

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"The God Quarry" is the second in line after "Thanos Returns", that ran from issues #07-12 of the second ongoing volume of Thanos monthly series. Comic-book writer Jeff Lemire (Beowulf, Essex County) and artist German Peralta were the ones from the creative team to depict the story as it is.

In the previous stoyline, artist Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Original Sin) served as a penciller but he provided only cover arts for this arc from Marvel Comics. With the upcoming release of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Marvel is re-defining The Mad Titan throughout the series.

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War of The Titans

The storyline features the cameo appearance of The Avengers in a dream sequence where Daredevil, Hercules, Ironheart, Jane Foster's Thor, Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Sam Wilson's Captain America, Spider-Man, Vision and Wasp fights The Abomination. Ultimately, they all perish at the hands of Thanos when he finishes his trial.

In the climax of the story, both Thanos and Thane engage in a battle of might that can shake the entire cosmos and will come to conclusion at the Cosmic Coven. Then there is the unnecessary and weird hook-up between Nebula and Tryco when everyone else was busy finding a way to defeat Thane.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thanos – Thanos Returns | Comics

On Outer Rim of space, Black Quadrant used to be ruthlessly ruled by The Mad Titan, Thanos and members of his followers in Black Order. Now, that they all lack a master to follow in Thanos' absence, his former servant Corvus Glaive have taken control over this quadrant and claimed throne that he once served and belonged to his dreaded master.

Many have bowed to him and Black Order has grown under his new command, until the day of reckoning finally came at his doorstep in form of a great tyrant.

The Mad Titan has finally returned to his domain of Black Quadrant to claim back his rightful throne and as he was opposed by many foot soldiers and mercenaries, he only left death and destruction on his path behind. He most definitely was not happy to seeing his former devotee has betrayed him while he was away.

When Thanos confronts his former servant Corvus Glaive, the latter took a futile last stand against his powerful master. Pitying at his pathetic nature, Thanos gives Glaive options of either killing himself or be painfully killed by his master's hand.

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Meanwhile, the self proclaimed Champion of the Universe, Tryco Slatterus visits an undisclosed space station to recruit Thanos' enigmatic brother Eros, who is also known as Starfox on behalf of his Inhuman nephew Thane. Back at Black Quadrant, Corvus Glaive meets his fate and then Thanos finally sits on his throne.

At the moon of Titan, Lady Death silently approaches Thane, who appears to be her new lover. She reveals that his god-like father is already dying, so it will not be hard to kill him. Tryco and Starfox then recruit Nebula, alleged granddaughter of The Mad Titan for their noble cause.

Looking for a means to save his own life, Thanos visits Nulla of Centron System but wipes out their entire Nullan populace when they failed to cure him. Then he approached his Titan father A'Lars AKA Mentor for help to a research facility of Shi'ar Galaxy on moon of Gilgrath.

Despite his total unwillingness to help save his son, Mentor reluctantly obliged when his son threatened to slaughter everyone else on that moon. When this one eventually leads to another dead end for him, Thanos finds himself up against Shi'ar Imperial Guard.

Though he might be weaker than his usual self but Thanos still packs some serious punches and gave the entire fleet of Imperial Guard quite a tough time. When they all fall before the ruthlessness of The Mad Titan, Majestor Gladiator of Shi'ar Empire himself comes to see the case personally.

Even if Thanos of Titan manages to withstand them all, can he finally hold himself up against his own son and his newly assembled gang? And what secret Thane is not telling rest of his teammates before they prepare to meet a former herald of GalactusTerrax the Tamer?

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Galaxy's Most Feared

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Lately, The Mad Titan of Marvel is not having a pleasant time of his life as he had to ally himself with lesser beings to form The Cabal, experienced being killed by Doctor Doom on their confrontation at Battleworld during Secret Wars.

Then he was held captive on Earth for some time during Civil War II and gets his ass handed to him by Guardians of the Galaxy (Grounded). However, he is trying to get back at his feet again with help from writer Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Justice League Dark) and artist Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers) in this new storyline that marks his return.

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Death Becomes His Son

The arc titled "Thanos Returns" contains issues #01-06 of the second monthly ongoing comics series of Thanos from Marvel Comics in 2017. This is a brand-new take at Thanos's character that is something we have seen before and the aftermath of this story will lead to the next one, which is even more spectacular as the universe is possibly getting another new threat to tackle for survival.

The story definitely doesn't end with The Mad Titan being dead but he is set into a new quest on the following arc "The God Quarry".
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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Other – Evolve or Die | Comics

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The Other – Evolve or Die | Comics
Peter Parker is having sudden black outs and weird dreams about one of his most powerful foe; the dreaded Morlun in a morgue, Kraven The Hunter in skirts, Uncle Ben and a few others. When confronting a brand-new villain named Tracer, he was shot and his wound is treated and healed but after running a blood test on him, recommended by Captain America, Doctor Castillo informs that Peter was in fact, dying. He later confronts the Tracer again and experiences sudden power loss in the middle of the battle like before. He shares his concern regarding this with his beloved wife Mary Jane but before he could tell Aunt May, he met the Tracer again and fights till he discovers that it was a robot after all.

Peter then seeks the aid of Black Panther in Wakanda, for their superior medical advancement, scientist Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Incredible Hulk to fight this rare disease which is killing him slowly but had no luck so far. His old nemesis, the energy vampire Morlun eventually shows up to make the matters at hand even worse than it already are but yet made no move other than taunting him after a few deadly blows and left him alive because of his weakened state to finish him off later. In his hallucination, Peter severely beats up his enemy The Ox, thinking of him as Morlun, only to be stopped by Daredevil. In an epic final confrontation, Morlun savagely beats up Spidey in a fierce battle and left him for dead as the New Avengers and Mary Jane Parker arrives to take him to the hospital.

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Return of Morlun
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Beaten by Morlun

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"The Other – Evolve or Die" is a crossover Spider-Man story arc published by Marvel Comics on 2005. It was a 12 part story, written by Peter David (Captain Marvel, X-Factor) and pencilled by the team of Mike Deodato Jr. (Elektra, Original Sin), Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Flash) and Pat Lee (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers) in all three titles centering the crossover. "The Other" is considered as a major event in Spider-Man's life that revamped the Spider-Man storylines for the upcoming years such as the event of Civil War and the Back in Black storyline, but after One More Day story arc some of the status quo has changed. The tale continued through the three monthly ongoing series of Spider-Man then.
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