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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Unworthy Thor | Comics

For ages, The Mighty Thor has been master of lightning and bearer of his mighty uru hammer Mjolnir, until Nick Fury whispered something to his ears (during Original Sin), which was a long-kept secret by Uatu The Watcher that rendered him unworthy and he became unable to lift the mystic hammer.

Since then, he has been tirelessly seeking means of wielding his trusted weapon once again by redeeming his worthiness. It dropped on surface of the moon and unsuccessful at reclaiming his right to wield Mjolnir, he is now going by the name Odinson these days.

In quest for redemption, his new weapon of choice is a battle axe called Jarnbjorn and Odinson also starts using arm prosthesis made of Black Uru after it was chopped off in a fight against Malekith. A new female Thor started wielding the enchanted hammer while it rejected him again and again.

Then Multiverse started collapsing and he aided The Avengers in their mission to save all but Odinson dies with Hyperion trying to oppose a wave of Beyonders (Time Runs Out). Realities clashed, Universe died and restored back as Odinson came to find Mjolnir again (Secret Wars).

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The Unworthy Thor | Comics

After dozens of satellites were damaged by some unknown forces, Odinson receives a call from Alpha Flight about this matter. He goes to investigate on moon and engages in a fight with a group of Trolls led by their leader King Ulik.

Though he had his battle axe Jarnbjorn at hand, it isn't as effective in battle as Mjolnir was and after some struggle, he was able to force the Trolls retreat with a little help from his mystical pet goat Toothgnasher. Then The Unseen approached him on surface of moon, who informed Odinson about another hammer of a dead Thor of another world.

Back at old Asgard, Odinson rushed there on Toothgnasher only to find it disappeared from its place. While he was wondering who could have done this, legendary Korbinite warrior and an old friend, Beta Ray Bill came looking for him.

Seeing Odinson without his mighty Mjolnir, Bill offers his very own Stormbreaker to Odinson but the latter gently rejects this offer. As Bill was about to disclose the identity of the one who has taken over eternal Norse realm into his possession, the Brothers in Thunder came under attack.

These two engages their attacking party and when Thor heads toward their transport ship, a powerful bomb from a lost civilization is dropped on him. When woke up, Odinson discovers himself in chains and the person behind his capture and Asgard's disappearance is revealed to be an elder of universe named Taneleer Tivan; The Collector.

He wants Ultimate Mjolnir for himself and unsuccessfully tries to force Odinson into revealing way of lifting it. Soon, along with a mysterious hooded figure, Black Swan and Proxima Midnight of Thanos's Black Order sneaks into Collector's ship looking for the hammer.

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The Thunder Brothers

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The Unworthy Thor

A five-part limited series, which is the brainchild of writer Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thanos Rising) and artist Olivier Coipel (House of M, Siege), "The Unworthy Thor" centers around event that are highlights from Original Sin to AXIS to Thors – Battleworld, a tie-in story from Secret Wars crossover event.

A journey of Odinson that has began from regaining his grace and reclaiming his title of being worthy to wield his legendary uru hammer Mjolnir once again is focus of entire plot. Long after, The Thunder Brothers of Asgard are reunited once again against a common foe and fought valiantly side by side for a common goal, which was very satisfying.

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War of The Unworthy

This story features a wide array of Marvel characters like Beta Ray Bill, Black Swan, Hela, Nick Fury, Proxima Midnight, Thanos, The Collector, Thori, Toothgnasher and Ulik, each of whom played their own respective parts for the story to advance forward to a direction where all of these will finally make sense.

Surprisingly, Taneleer Tivan AKA The Collector in this book resembles a lot like Benicio del Toro's version of the character portrayed in live-action Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) movie. The story also hinted at a couple of point that might relate to Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action film Thor – Ragnarok (2017) and upcoming Avengers – Infinity War (2018).
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Deadpool – Secret Invasion | Comics

The Skrull Invasion has thrown the entire superhero community off-balance but for Deadpool, it's just Monday!

The shape-shifting alien race of Skrulls have started taking over Earth under everyone's nose by posing as government officials, military, Mutants and even infiltrating the ranks of major known super-heroes everywhere. To establish a new world order in their image, they are attacking on various places with their armada ships to take over.

A Skrull ship from invading force showed up over a baseball stadium while a game was on progress. While they were explaining their agenda to audience, their scan detects a non-human life form in the field which interests them slightly. Commander Ak'strk of the warship notices a game mascot and is appeared to be heavily armed.

After immediately gunning the poor mascot down from the armada ship, they sent a small unit of Skrulls to take a closer look at it for examination. What they thought as a costume is actually body armor and see the dome above them closing. From inside the mascot, Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool reveals himself to his baffled audience.

Since they haven't marked him as a significant threat, none of them initially recognized the Merc with a Mouth. While the Skrulls try to figure out who he is, DP was kicking butt and cutting them to pieces before he cleared the civilians out of the field. The warship fired again to take him down and another unit was sent believing he is neutralized.

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Deadpool – Secret Invasion | Comics

However, the ground troop find the mascot body armor empty and deploys Super-Skrull as Dee Pee was on top of their ship, blowing it up with explosives he brought. Wade came crushing up from the roof, holding their General of the armada at gunpoint but almost immediately surrenders himself to them, expressing his wish to join their ranks.

Apparently, Wade was trying to make an impression by showing off but not buying it, Super-Skrull came at him. Though initially skeptical on his claims about wanting to side with them, they do recruit him considering his past of being a fine assassin created by Weapon X and possessing the accelerated healing factor in his genes to use it for their own need.

So, their sci-ops division took Wade in and they ran all sorts of experiment on him and his unique DNA is put into the mix to the genesis matrix of the new batch of Super-Skrulls. As the next-gen of soldiers is born, they took out the whole squadron of previous super-soldiers during exercise session with ease using their newfound madness.

DP intends to train the new squad so that they could stand against heroes like Black Panther, Cyclops and Iron Man but ended up leading them against each other. Soon, it appears that what Deadpool claimed at first place is not entirely true to the word and someone else is backing him up here on a deep-cover mission as well.

Upon dealing with the alien shape-shifters, DP was about to hit a major payday but he screwed up parts of the deal and got no money in the end. After sitting ducks for months, Wade is broke now and turned to his old pal Colonel Zeke for some work.

He asks Wilson to go to Eastern Europe for bringing back his former-supermodel wife and kill a plastic surgeon named Dr. Druek Lovosno who has turned her into a flesh-eating zombie for a million bucks. From the start, it looks like a botched up job and Wade smells of double-crossing right from the moment he stepped into it.

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Super-Skrull Battle Royale

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With the major crossover event, "Secret Invasion" on progress, this three part story is a tie-in plot devised by writer Daniel Way (Bullseye – Greatest Hits, Ghost Rider – Vicious Cycle) and artist Paco Medina (Legendary Star-Lord – Face It, I Rule, Venom – Run). The creative team is back again with an anti-hero of Marvel Comics, Deadpool.

Collecting first five issues of the second monthly ongoing series of the controversial character, we are advanced towards another major crossover event "Dark Reign". Unlike his previous work, Medina toned down his drawings to a less bulky structures and it looks as good as the story with a traditional quirky tale of the merc.

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One of The Skrulls

Following the events of "Wolverine – Origins – Deadpool", Wade Wilson went after the Skrulls as he miserably failed to do a job involving Wolverine and his son Daken. When the Skrulls attack on a baseball stadium during their worldwide invasion, Deadpool shows up to take them all out by himself as part of a new assignment.

If not an insane person, who else would dare to call an enraged Super-Skrull "Chilly McHotpants" to get on his nerves and then try to take him on in a close combat? Special guest appearance from Nick Fury and Norman Osborn would have major impact for the build of plot towards upcoming tie-in story "Deadpool – Dark Reign".
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk | Comics

Wolverine is sent to confront Hulk by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. who wants Hulk off-grid after his rampage caused worldwide destruction like a building-crush in Paris, massive cattle massacre in Ireland and report of an earthquake in India while Bruce Banner was constantly changing into Hulk and travelling various locations.

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Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk | Comics

Before he goes looking for Banner, Logan picks up Bruce’s scent from his cousin Dr. Jennifer Walters. After an awful lot of tracking Logan finally encounters Bruce in a harem like temple in a little village of Tibet surrounding by many women and after a triggering conversation, they both engage in a fierce battle. But as they both gets into a bloody rage, the Hulk manages to tear Wolverine in half and threw his legs four miles away.

When Banner went nuts after his wife Betty Ross broke up with him for Freddy Prinze Jr, Hulk made a mess of New York and The Ultimates tried to stop him. He was nuked but survived somehow by turning into Hulk. When he turned into Bruce again, he tried to hide himself from public but trouble finds him always on the wrong side of his temper which is followed by the series of global incidents.

Meanwhile, Betty Ross tries to convince Tony Stark and Steve Rogers to stop Logan from killing Bruce, but her attempts were quite unsuccessful. Aside from that, when Hulk tore up Wolverine into two, he was asking him about which leg he should eat first and suddenly out of nowhere, Betty Ross drops out of a S.H.I.E.L.D. stealth hyperjet as Plan B.

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A Monster's Rage

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With the writer/artist team of Damon Lindelof and Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Secret Invasion), the long delayed six issue miniseries of "Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk" was started publishing by Marvel Comics in 2005 and finished on 2009. As the Hulk Vs. Wolverine battles are always one of comic-books' most epic fights, this one is no different either. Reference of this fight was later mentioned on the pages of Ultimate X-Men, Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum.

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Ultimate Grudge Match

However, aside from the superhero brawl, there is a big and a bit of confusing plot in the background that doesn’t serve the story very well. This entire story took place in an alternate reality of Marvel Comics, Earth 1610, which is also known as the Ultimate Universe.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

After being brainwashed by The Hand and into the wrong hands, Wolverine goes rogue as the world's deadliest living weapon!

To investigate a kidnapping case of a close friend's son, Wolverine went to Japan when all authorities failed. During the ransom exchange, Logan was ambushed in a graveyard by a horde of undead ninjas from The Hand. While he was slicing and dicing all those rotten corpses, The Gorgon secretly observes his moves and waiting for him to tire out.

After trashing them all into pieces and shreds, he finally gets his hands on the kidnapper but before they could react, his mysterious enemy murders him by surprise attacking him with his sword. X-Men member Shadowcat visits the boy's family after they learn Logan has gone disappeared but they already has given up on finding him and their boy.

Director of S.H.I.L.E.D., Nick Fury has recruited the master assassin Elektra to locate Wolverine and bring him back. He told her about a smoked out plan to take down major super powered people by Hand and Hydra is found and Logan was on top of their choice from the list. A badly-burned up Wolvie is later found in one of S.H.E.I.L.D.'s aircraft carrier.

He regains consciousness to discover an unknown voice in his head that tells him that he is on a mission from Hydra and must oblige. A brainwashed Wolverine then goes total berserk and after killing the nurse on duty, he unleashes a mindless killing spree on board.

When power goes down all of a sudden, Elektra warns her fellow agents about his presence on board and told them not to open fire. As those men were getting butchered by him, Natchios patiently waits for her chance to get him. She attacked Wolvie on the right moment and successfully incapacitating him into submission using her twin Sai.

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Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

She then tries to reason with him while Hydra helps him to break free, causing a brief and intense fight between these two. After locking her up to drown her, Logan managed to escape the drowned ship. Later, he unwillingly starts working for the alliance of The Hand, Hydra and The Dawn of the White Light, assembled together by Baron von Strucker.

Their plan is to kill major known superheroes and turn them into their weapon by brainwashing into fighting for their own sinister cause. The entire super-human community is put under Red Alert by Nick Fury. The Fantastic Four and X-Men appear to be the primary targets of Hydra as well as Captain America, Charlie Xavier, Iron Man and Reed Richards.

Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde and Storm brief their terrified young students at X-Mansion about what's at stake and what to do in a state of emergency. Baxter Building also evacuates of all non-super-powered individuals for safety before generating a force field over. However, Wolverine was already inside by then and was waiting to prey on them.

Picking up his presence, Mister Fantastic orders Human Torch and The Thing to bring him down using maximum force but the former Weapon X operative doesn't go down. Invisible Woman got a hold on him before he escaped stealing Reed's latest invention. Next up, he leads an assault against the Stark International with an army of Hydra agents.

Upon encounter, Logan brutally gutted down Spider-Man, injuring him pretty badly while killing off a lesser-known hero named Hornet of The Slingers. Then he sneaked up on Daredevil in his home with dozens of Hand ninjas. As Matt was fighting against Logan, Elektra was being ambushed by The Gorgon on a nearby roof at the same time.

After killing off all those agents who came with her, Gorgon took her out in combat before knocking her down and kidnapped her to recruit within their ranks. Afterwards, Hydra sends Wolverine to kill the president but instead Washington, he showed up at X-Mansion to force Rachel Grey AKA Marvel Girl to do the deed by threatening innocents.

What comes after is that, she cleverly folds his plan and Logan ended up being chased by Beast, Cyclops, Colossus, Emma Frost, Gambit, Havok, Iceman, Northstar, Shadowcat and Storm into a confrontation where he kills one of his former teammate but eventually got taken down by his old pal, Steve Rogers and taken into S.H.I.L.E.D. custody.

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Assault on S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

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On occasion of the thirtieth anniversary for the debut of Wolverine, the most mysterious and dangerous character of Marvel Comics, renowned comic-book writer Mark Miller (Civil War, Kick-Ass) teamed up with another legendary artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) to concoct the twelve part long storyline "Enemy of the State".

They created one of the greatest Wolverine stories ever told, that will be considered as a milestone arc in mainline Marvel Universe. The story ran through the third ongoing volume of monthly titular series, collecting issue #20-25 and was parted in two pieces.

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Agent of Hydra

The first part being "Enemy of the State" and second one is "Agent of S.H.I.L.E.D.", depicting Logan's journey from being captured to getting back to his feet to fight the good fight alongside the heroes. As far as story goes, we see one of the most brutal versions of Wolvie causing maximum bloodshed to whoever comes in his way.

Entire plot setting has treated us with a huge array of guest appearance by Captain America, Daredevil, Elektra, Falcon, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Spider-Man, The Thing and several members of X-Men team. There was also a huge assemble of bad guys from top to bottom class, all appearing for just a cameo.
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Monday, October 13, 2003

Spider-Woman | Comics

Geneticist Jonathan Drew was an accomplice of High Evolutionary, who in a desperate attempt to save his daughter Jessica Drew from Uranium poisoning, gave her a serum derived from arachnids' blood and placed her into stasis. The process slowed down her aging process and developing powers. She woke up to find her parents missing, eventually leading her to work for Hydra who tasked her to kill Nick Fury; Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. but she refused to do so.

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Spider-Woman | Comics

She stumbled onto The Thing and clashed with sorceress Morgan le Fay. With help from The Avengers, Tigra and Doctor Strange, Jessica was freed of Morgan's spells but lost her powers. While trying to restore her powers, Jessica sought aid from Hydra again and was replaced by Skrull Queen Veranke.

Veranke staged the 'Breakout' and the New Avengers were assembled. After the Skrull Invasion was over, she is rescued and Wolverine recruited her to the team in spite of Ronin's disapproval. To earn her keep, she helped Luke Cage find his daughter and double-crossed Osborn and his Dark Avengers. Abigail Brand offered her to become an Agent of S.W.O.R.D. and she accepted.

Following Siege, she was part of the adventures where The Avengers fought Kang (Next Avengers) and The Hood (Infinity Quest). The Serpent's War brought her close to Hawkeye and they started a relationship. When Avengers/X-Men conflict arose, she supported the former. As Spider-Woman, she joined forces with Scarlet Spider, Silk and Spider-Man during Spider-Verse.

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Life of Jessica Drew

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A fictional super-heroine created by writer Archie Goodwin (Incredible Hulk, Iron Man) and artist Marie Severin, Spider-Woman is a female protagonist character from Marvel Comics, who debuted in 1977 on the pages of Marvel Spotlight ongoing series, issue #32.

Even though her namesake suggests her having connection to Spider-Man, she is not related to him but just borrowed the title. Despite her being the bearer of Spider-Woman mantle, there was another one named Mattie Franklin for a brief time.

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The Imperial Mole

She was part of teams like A.I.M., Avengers, Heroes for Hire, Hydra, Lady Liberators, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.W.O.R.D. During 2016's 'Secret Wars' event, she was a part of Marvel's all-female super-heroines team A-Force along with Captain Marvel, Crystal, Elektra, Emma Frost, Loki, Medusa, Phoenix, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Storm, X-23 and many others.
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