Showing posts with label Mike Wieringo. Show all posts
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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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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fantastic Four – Rising Storm | Comics

After having his home world devoured and completely destroyed by mighty Galactus, an extraterrestrial being named Zius from a distant planet has devoted his life to save other planets from great devourer’s wrath. He developed a very advanced cloaking technology which is capable of rendering entire planets invisible and thus, saving many of them from Galactus. He learnt from Shi'ar and Skrulls, that there is something in this known universe which can negate his technology, leaving those planets vulnerable to the World-Eater.

Zius then immediately traveled to Earth to eliminate the very cause and found it within Susan Storm; Invisible Woman of Fantastic Four. Upon incapacitating her friends he proceeds with her execution so that the Destroyer of Worlds couldn't find those cloaked worlds using her power. In a desperate attempt to save her, Mister Fantastic charged her with a blast from his weapon and claimed to Zius that he has taken her power away so; she is no longer a threat to his mission. He checked in to verify and find it to be true.

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Fantastic Four – Rising Storm | Comics

As Zius and his survivors were heading back, Reed explains that his act actually saved her life by swapping her powers with her brother Johnny Storm. Before he could swap her powers back to her, Galactus himself appears on Earth. Not only had he destroyed Zius’s ship in his single grasp, he also abducted Johnny to be his newest herald. Even a genius like Reed Richards who is always prepared for every situation was completely taken aback by the complexity of their current situation and doesn't know what to do next.

Since Susan had no prior experience of controlling her new-found power of pyrokinesis, she almost dropped The Thing from great height when she was trying to catch him mid-air like Johnny does. Infuriated at Reed's power-swapping idea and gotten her brother being drafted into service of Galactus. However, he is worried more about Johnny pissing off his abductor. He is ejected into space to find himself facing against an alien warrior Kaargan the Unforgiving, who seeks revenge on the World-Eater for destroying his planet.

Now juiced up with power cosmic he unknowingly splitting his attacker in layers and then pieced him together realizing the extent of his capability. He explores the galaxy to face hostile reactions from many alien races towards him who identifies him as a harbinger of death. Meanwhile, with help from their old-friend Quasar, Reed, Susan and Ben Grimm decides to go for a rescue mission to save Johnny. The real question lies here is that even if they manage to find Johnny, how on Earth they are going to save him from mighty Galactus or even stand up against his near-limitless cosmic might?

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New Herald of Galactus

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Fantastic Four – Rising Storm

"Rising Storm" is a four part Fantastic Four storyline concluded from "Disassembled" storyline and ran from issues #520-524 of the first monthly ongoing volume of the series from Marvel Comics. Writer Mark Waid (Onslaught Saga, Original Sin) continues his amazing storytelling with his fantastic visionary collaborator artist; the late Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Flash). This tale of cosmic adventure featuring the planet devourer Galactus and another classic character Quasar in one epic collision that went totally unexpected. This one happens to be the final storyline of Fantastic Four ongoing series where Waid and Wieringo ever teamed up.

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Ascension To Power Cosmic

The story picks up from the aftermath of previous arc "Fortitude" and involves Johnny Storm becoming a new herald of the World-Eater, much like Silver Surfer. Away from home, Johnny rediscovers himself and figured a lot about his family while holding him against countless alien races wanting to kill him all by himself. In a surprise twist, his captor also came to see the lives of humans on Earth from a mortal perspective, as he previously belonged to a race of explorers and used to go by the name Galen. Once he shared his origin about how he came to be who he is today, the former Human Torch realized that they are much alike in some manner.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Fantastic Four – Disassembled | Comics

An oldest adversary for Fantastic Four and founder of Frightful Four super-villain team, Bentley Wittman AKA The Wizard returns with his old accomplice Trapster at his side to rebuild his old team once again and destroy his long-time enemies for good. In his virtual chat room, he was telling his fans that how the recent mishaps at Latveria have discredited his foes and how they are struggling to keep things together these days. He has also enlisted aid of his ex-wife Salamandra AKA Dragon's Daughter and one of his former teammate Hydro-Man in his brand-new endeavor.

However, instead of attacking The Four directly, he sends off his daughter Cole Wittman to seduce Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch after they have been chatting online for some time and let her father break into Baxter Building. She was successful in making contact with Johnny and The Wizard eventually got Reed Richards and his team on their knees for the whole world to see it. Looks like it is this the end time for Fantastic Four but hopefully Mister Fantastic will pull out something off his sleeve like he always does.

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Fantastic Four – Disassembled | Comics

Benjamin Grimm A.K.A. The Thing and Susan Storm along with young Franklin and Valeria Richards goes for trick or treating on Halloween night. He was talking with Sue about how there are so less people dressing up as The Avengers this Halloween and how they are perceived as a threat to public. Johnny and Reed were at Fantastic Four, Inc. office, while suddenly some major environmental abnormalities are seen across Manhattan. Multiple giant pylons starts landing from skies into surrounding water filled area of the island.

With The Avengers no longer available at the moment because of their recent incident, the mayor reluctantly asks for help from Fantastic Four against his secretary's strong advice. Though he and his family are currently dealing with some major issues of their own right now, Mister Fantastic and Human Torch immediately reaches out to tackle this situation. Meanwhile, Ben and Susan already had their hands full with holding back massive tidal waves that are about to hit the bystanders the moment they lose it.

Cavalry arrives soon as Johnny and Reed quickly came breaking Sue's force field to rescue everyone from scene. Figuring out what he must do to save their island; Reed led his team to one of those strange extraterrestrial obelisks that are hovering above the island of Manhattan. Inside they are initially greeted with hostility from a group of alien creatures and then met their leader named Zius, who has survived from the planet devouring entity Galactus long ago and now, came here with a very specific as well as deadly motive to stop the Destroyer of Worlds from consuming any more planets.

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Manhattan Goes For a Ride

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Fantastic Four – Disassembled

"Disassembled" is two sets of three part Fantastic Four storyline that took place in the first volume of titular monthly ongoing series from issue #514-519 by Marvel Comics. Series regular writer Mark Waid (Onslaught Saga, Original Sin) and guest-storyteller Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn, The Final Night) took care of the story as artist Paco Medina (New X-Men, X-Men) and Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Flash) aided them with their mind-blowing artwork over the course of two different tale; "Dysfunctional" and "Fourtitude". This is also a tie-in for major crossover comic event “Avengers Disassembled”, running parallel with it.

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Fortitude to Fight

Following "Unthinkable", the four adventurer of the unknown is pretty shaken and still trying to figure out what to do now. Then in "Authoritative Action", they got into more troubles when they unwittingly try to free people of Latveria upon defeating Doctor Doom, had to confront and a great personal loss. Just as they thought they have recovered, their old enemy The Wizard and his team of Frightful Four, back with a new scheme. The second arc "Fourtitude" actually served as an aftermath of Avengers disbanding and also set up a prologue storyline for upcoming "Rising Storm" arc with more stakes at hand.
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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Fantastic Four – Unthinkable | Comics

To exact vengeance against Reed Richards and the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom does the unthinkable!

Before he crossed paths with genius inventor Reed Richards, before he had his face violently disfigured by an unfortunate accident at State University in New York or before engaging in years of endless fighting with the popular adventurer team known as Fantastic Four by becoming Doctor Doom, Victor Von Doom was a very different man.

Long before he became the tyrant ruler of Latveria, he fell in love with a beautiful young girl named Valeria from the same Romani camp. These two love-birds were having their good days together with heartfelt affection and genuine concern for each other.

She was the only support left for Victor when he lost his parents at an early stage of life and became an orphan. Victor then studied both science and dark sorcery to open gateways to another realm in hopes to free his parents. He eventually became a great inventor and got a chance of scholarship in America through his growing reputation.

When his lover made him chose between her and the newfound opportunity, Victor chose this golden opportunity over Valeria for the pursuit of knowledge that would bring him power. Years after, he is searching for the love of his life again in places with no results even though having accomplishments in the field of science or being a billionaire.

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Fantastic Four – Unthinkable | Comics

Except for Valeria being in his life, he finds it all meaningless after all these years but ever since this couple parted ways before he came to America, they never contacted to each other and Victor doesn't even have the slightest idea of her current whereabouts. So he is currently seeking help from fortune tellers and gypsies everywhere to find her out.

Because, this time he is willing to give up everything he ever achieved, only to have her back in his life and he eventually does find her the first time he came looking for her, pointed out by another fortune teller he came across lately. As she was already waiting for him, Victor approaches an elderly Valeria, asking her to change his life forever.

The day of the lives of Fantastic Four was going just like any other normal one with their regular family misadventures. The Thing asks Johnny Storm to borrow some cash as he is the new Chief Financial Officer of Fantastic Four, Inc. When he stood Ben up for too many times, he decides to play prank on Johnny by hitting him up with a massive water balloon.

Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman went on a tour to a dimension filled with trinary code speaking aliens, looking for photonuclear crystals to fuel his tech for a foreseeable future. Franklin and his sister Valeria were in care of Crystal and Medusa of The Inhumans at New Attilan, Blue Area of the Moon, while their parents were away.

Upon returning, Reed and Sue bring them back through a portal and Susan takes Val to feed her. Reed goes to lab with Franklin to find out an entirely soaked Johnny looking for something to hurt Ben. Knowing it was probably Human Torch who angered Ben in the first place; Reed offers a non-lethal suggestion and tells them to meet him after suiting up.

Susan was talking to Ben in kitchen about how she is worried about a normal future for her daughter. As Val was playing with blocks, Ben tries for her to say his name but unseen to them all, Doctor Doom showed up to her, claiming her to be his goddaughter.

He compels her to say the word "Doom" and when she does, chaos breaks out at lab in form of a weird green energy beam almost immediately. Johnny couldn't stop it with his flames and Mr. Fantastic was forced to quickly transport Franklin to New Attilan for safety but the boy accidentally ended up being dragged out by netherdemons into Hell.

Defense system went down pretty fast and Johnny jumps in to save his nephew, only to get badly burnt by hellfire. When Ben mentioned of what Val said earlier, Reed watches into her eye and through it, Victor assures him to meet very soon. The world's greatest family then head over to Latveria for an unthinkable confrontation of their lives.

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The Conflict Infernal

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Fantastic Four – Unthinkable

A four issue plot with a prologue story on Victor Von Doom from the pages of Fantastic Four, "Unthinkable" is further exploring untold origin of Doom's back-story. The story kick starts from issue #67 of third volume of titular monthly ongoing comic-book series and ended up on issue #500 of original count, which came after 70th issue of this volume.

Veteran comic-book writer Mark Waid (Onslaught Saga, Original Sin) and artist Mike Wieringo (Fantastic Four – Disassembled, Fantastic Four – Rising Storm) tied this story up in 2004 that would have after effects on the heroes in the long run of their lives.

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An Unthinkable Doom

This one is quite a different story-arc for the family as their arch-nemesis now relies on mystical powers beyond their understanding. Yet question remains, why Victor is looking for Valeria after all these years? What cryptic connection does it has with the Fantastic Four? What unthinkable deed he is going to do when he finds out his lost love?

A brief glimpse on New Attilan as well as other known Marvel Comics characters like Crystal, Lockjaw and Medusa making a cameo was very enjoyable. Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange appears in a guest-role as well as beings from Dark Dimension. Though the good doctor didn't hang out for long, he did provide Reed a way to salvation.
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Thursday, October 2, 2003

The Flash | Comics

Being known as the world’s fastest man alive, Barry Allen is the superhero scarlet speedster known by the name The Flash, who is from the Keystone City. As a child he received a severe trauma from his mother’s untimely demise at the hands of an unknown killer. Later his own father was convicted of the crime. This event however, changed him and also psychologically affected him.

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The Flash | Comics

An adult Barry Allen becomes a forensic scientist with his previous fondness to chemistry, solving cases on his desk-bound life. But all of this only continued till a freak accident in the lab that changed everything. Hit by a lightning bolt in a nearby shelf in his lab and he bathed by all the chemicals there.

Blessed by the “Speed Force” that gives him lightning fast speed, he chooses to fight evils and protect the innocents with his power. As so, he soon became a costumed crime fighter with an alias; The Flash. Like the Green Lantern Corps, the Flash also have their own generations going on and Wally West is the third Flash in the line.

Barry himself was not the first one to become the "Crimson Comet". Before him, there was Jay Garrick, the first Flash. They have a young successor too, named Bart Allen who now goes by his superhero name ImpulseThe Flash is also a proud founding member of the Teen Titans before joining the ranks of JLA along with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman.

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Created by Gardner Fox and Harry Lampert, The Flash is one of the most notable superhero of the DC Universe. For generations, the mantle of these super heroes has been passed to Barry Allen from Jay Garrick. Then after the death of Barry during Crisis on Infinite Earths, his nephew Wally West became the newest Flash.

It features some incredibly awesome artworks by the late penciller Mike Wieringo (Fantastic Four, Tellos) and also many talented artists. In the afterwards of the "Flashpoint" crossover, the entire timeline of the DC Universe was changed by The New 52 wave and just like all other DC Comics characters, The Flash also received altered origin in the Prime Earth timeline.

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Flash and Substance

The character of Flash is adapted to animated shows like Superman – The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman – The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice. The live-action series aired on The CW network is helmed by Grant Gustin.

The first-ever live-action cameo was made in the 2016's superhero film Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice by actor Ezra Miller, also scheduled to reprise the role in upcoming Justice League (2017) and The Flash (2018) movie from the DC Extended Universe film series.
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