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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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Friday, June 1, 2012

Siege – New Avengers | Comics

Ronin unsuccessfully attempts to kill Norman Osborn to end his "Dark Reign" and New Avengers comes for his rescue.

Ever since Norman Osborn has rose to power after helping end "Skrull Invasion", it became a major problem for entire superhero community and forced many like New Avengers into hiding. Most recently, Luke Cage was in a dire state following their encounter with Osborn and his cronies with Wolverine now stuck in Utopia.

Clint Barton among all is acting rabidly as he constantly declaring to kill him and can't simply get how his teammates are not supporting him. He is particularly annoyed over Spider-Man not taking out Osborn when he was Green Goblin and had the chance but none of his friends are willing to cross that road he is so eager to go down to.

Osborn is working on a list that he wants taken care of that Ares calls a hit list but he managed to convince God of War otherwise. Later that night, Clint decided to invade Avengers Tower in Ronin costume when he saw The Sentry going out. He breaks into and throws out Mac Gargan AKA Venom, which out the entire building on lockdown.

Barton fired a couple of rounds at current "Hawkeye" when they met before evading Daken and shot an arrow through his head. Clint asked Moonstone for help to kill Osborn when crossing paths with her or to let go but she couldn't comply. He came too close to kill Osborn but is eventually taken out by Ares and ended up being captive.

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Siege – New Avengers | Comics

He wakes up next day surrounded by Osborn and his Dark Avengers, who came here asking for their hideout but Barton starts causing trouble until he was knocked down by Sentry. Mentallo is called in to strip his secrets out of memory, forcing him to relive past moment of "Avengers Disassembled" and "House of M" events when he died.

Finding out their secret hideout, Osborn trashed that place down to find out that everyone left an hour ago. Meanwhile, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman break into H.A.M.M.E.R. Hellicarier to rescue Clint. He apologizes to his friends for his actions and Steve Rogers shows up out of nowhere to reassemble them all.

The Hood has returned from his quest for power and offers his gang to buff up with Norn Stones to hunt down Avengers. In Brooklyn, Steve and Bucky gets ambushed by Corruptor and Living Laser but they managed to work it up with unexpected help of Luke Cage, followed by arrival of former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury.

He ran a secret code to see whether or not his old war buddy is a Life Model Decoy and Rogers checks out. Their sweet reunion is then interrupted by a sudden attack from H.A.M.M.E.R. squad but is thwarted by Secret Warriors. The Avengers moved back to their secret base and everyone are astound to see these living legends among them.

Elsewhere, Griffin and Mandrill finds engages Spider-Man and Spider-Woman by turning the latter on the former. It took a lot of effort for Spidey to try and help her break free of mind-control and then some to spare lives of her enemies.

Catching up to Carol Danvers and to other friends at their current safe house, Rogers notices a live broadcast on TV of Osborn and his Dark Avengers taking down The Mighty Thor in a siege of Asgard. Steve then angrily asks Bucky and Fury of how many people they have at their side, ready to fight right now and declares Avengers Assemble.

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Completing an impressive 64 issue run that started back in 2005, writer Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers – Breakout, New Avengers – Sentry) wraps up first monthly ongoing comic-book series of New Avengers for Marvel Comics in 2010 with "Siege – New Avengers" tit-in storyline, which continued from his previous arc "Powerloss".

Bendis was assisted by artists Bryan Hitch (Age of Ultron, The Ultimates), Marko Djurdjevic, Mike Mayhew, Mike McKone and Stuart Immonen (All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant, Ultimate Fantastic Four – Doom) on the story. Immonen worked on cover arts for all four numbered issues involved from regular series run.

"Dark Reign" has been unusual for all heroes to deal with a maniac like Norman Osborn being in charge of everything but he ultimately screws up publicly during "Siege" crossover event, giving Cap and his friends enough reason to strike back at him.

Though Steve Rogers is back in action, his old pal James Bucky Barnes still remains Captain America. It is not shown what really happened of The Sentry when he went full rogue and became a massive threat for everyone after losing total control but a happy conclusion was drawn for all members of New Avengers in finale issue.
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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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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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Mighty Avengers – Secret Invasion | Comics

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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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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