Showing posts with label Olivier Coipel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olivier Coipel. Show all posts

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Avengers – Red Zone | Comics

When a deadly biological weapon starts killing off people, The Avengers tracks back its root to United States government.

In South Dakota, a strange red cloud starts infecting and killing people like a plague nearing Mount Rushmore. As it starts spreading, police and F.E.M.A. quickly arrives to help, followed by The Avengers. Sending off a kid into a rescue chopper, Captain America heads over to the crowd to offer his help, waiting for his team to show up.

He is joined by Ant-Man, Jack of Hearts, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Vision and Warbird but they are halted by U.S. military. Wanda Maximoff uses her hex powers to concentrate and was able to redirect the cloud temporarily. Ignoring military warnings, Avengers wear protective suits to enter red cloud and assess what has lead to this disaster.

In a government research facility, Dr. Bill Foster confirms Iron Man that this is a bio-terrorist attack for sure. Black Panther adds that Wakanda can help neutralize its effects by creating an enzyme but is interrupted by U.S. Secretary of Defense. Since Avengers are no longer sponsored by United States, they both are asked to leave.

T'Challa managed to steal a blood sample from lab that was being analyzed earlier before they were escorted out. Meanwhile, Cap and rest of his team goes deep into the roots of this deadly mess while leaving Carol Danvers behind to assist U.S. troops and help organize in quarantined area due to her status as former project leader at NASA.

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Avengers – Red Zone | Comics

Finding a way into an underground secret lab, Cap discovers that a U.S. bio-weapon research center is behind this deadly cloud all along. He collects dog tags of all fallen soldiers and Wanda finds multiple bullet holes on entrance door. Vision failed to access its scrambled data and Scott Lang learns this secret program is called "Project Bloodwash".

Leaving Jack Hart behind to aid him, rest of his team moves along to find more anyone who is responsible for this carnage. Scott sends his findings to Tony about how this weapon was being designed to kill all non-white humans. Stark was working with Black Panther to come up with a cure but are ambushed and captured by U.S. Army.

She-Hulk opens up a gate that was housing a group of A.I.M. soldiers who then shot at her and damaged her suit. When they faced Vision, one of them tried to throw a grenade and ended up killing all of their own. Jack is ordered to take Jennifer out on surface quickly, as she has now changed into her human form, infected by the virus.

Scott Lang eventually discovered who spearheaded "Project Bloodwash" but before they could move outside, She-Hulk came back tossing Jack Hart at them. In a momentary fit of rage, she smashes her teammates and heavily wrecks Vision. Wanda managed to convey a distress message seeking help that is received by Carol Danvers.

As T'Challa tries to find a way to escape, Tony Stark calls in his Iron Man suit to their unknown location of captivity. Secretary of Defense, Dell Rusk talks to Avengers official U.N. liaison Henry Peter Gyrich about how his given access codes for personal stuff of the heroes are not working and then excuses him upon receiving a call from President.

Gyrich went outside to meet Avenger member Falcon and report on his recent progress of digging dirt on Secretary Rusk lately but their conversation is interrupted shortly when Sam Wilson is shot out of nowhere. Dell Rusk then came out of bushes holding a gun and shot at Gyrich as well before revealing him to be villainous Red Skull.

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Red Death Soars

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Returning once again on his brief stint on Avengers comic-book, writer Geoff Johns (Avengers – Standoff, The Thing – Freakshow) teams-up with artist Olivier Coipel (Avengers – Lionheart of Avalon, The Mighty Thor – The Galactus Seed) for "Red Zone" storyline, which collects issues #65-70 of third ongoing volume from Marvel Comics.

After a biological weapon originated in Mount Rushmore starts killing civilians, The Avengers responded as quickly as they could but were halted by United States government officials in every steps. One of Captain America's oldest rivals would return for vengeance to bring the system to its knees and having all of its minorities killed.

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Red Skull Country

Instead of fighting alien races or super-villains Cap and his friends are forced to fight against a corruption within system that they try to protect. Therefore, powerful heroes like Scarlet Witch and Warbird were mostly sitting in the sidelines. It took some detective work of Falcon and Henry Gyrich to flush out the real culprit behind this mess.

In times of crisis, T'Challa and Tony Stark try to put their differences away to save lives in present as well as in future. Meanwhile, She-Hulk goes berserk and has savagely beaten up one of her teammate before running away. Trying to find and bring her back again, Avengers will be heading out up next in "Search for She-Hulk" storyline.
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Saturday, May 3, 2003

Loki | Comics

Known among the nine realms for his notorious nature of treachery, Loki Laufeyson is the adopted son of Odin All-Father and half-brother to his blood-son Thor. Oribinally, born to Queen Farbauti and King Laufey of The Frost Giants of Jotunheim, he was small kid who was an embarrassment to his parents. When Laufey was defeated by Odin in battle, All-Father noticed a grieving Loki nearby and took him to rise as his own out of honor and obligation. Actually, all of these were a ploy he created with his future-self so that he can become a god by tricking both Laufey and Odin.

God of Mischief
Since Asgardians were a fan of strength and bravery, Thor was their favorite one instead of Loki and this always angered him in jealousy. While he excelled in sorcery and tricks, all of his gifts were often overlooked by everyone around him. Proclaiming himself to be "God of Mischief", he planned to kill Thor and rule Asgard over and over for years but remained unsuccessful so far. Over time, his harmless pranks on folks starts to get more serious and his intentions starts to seem very clear. As he elevated his mischievous tricks to extended levels, he starts calling himself as "God of Evil".

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Loki | Comics

Ages of Thunder
Asgard has their fair share of history of battles with the race of Frost Giants for millennia. One such fight with them led to one of them falling and destroying a great wall of Asgard. Then a craftsman came to them who offered Odin to fix that wall within a year in exchange for one thing and it was Amora the Enchantress. Since Asgardians gained wisdom and youth upon eating golden apples of Yggdrasill during spring and only Enchantress among them had the power to pick those for her people, they were hesitant to this deal.

Odin agreed to his offer after Loki talked him into this and gave that man only six months to finish the wall, which is an impossible feat to pull. However, the craftsman eventually came close to his end of deal by almost finishing the wall in lesser time than given, causing an enraged All-Father to order Loki to stall him anyhow so that he cannot finish it within promised time. He tricked the craftsman's steed by posing as a mare, leading him to fail and then it was revealed to be another Frost Giant in disguise. Thor showed up as it attempted to attack and killed it with Mjolnir before it could do anything.

Another one of his trickery has got him banished from Asgard and he wandered without a direction for a long time while starving. An eagle approached him with a deal to give him food in his hours of desperation and asks for Enchantress. Loki talked her into coming with him and that eagle took his real form of a Frost Giant took Amora to be his queen. Asgard was starving since no one was able to golden apples for them and finding out what happened, Odin forced the trickster to rescue her. He was almost successful when the Frost Giant confronted him for his deception moments before being killed by Thor.

For more information on Loki comics series, you can check out these links below.

Loki (Comics) Wikipedia

Loki (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Loki; Scion of Odin

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Thor and Loki – Blood Brothers

Thor – The Trials of Loki (Softcover)

Thor – The Trials of Loki (Hardcover)

Thor – Ages of Thunder (Softcover)

Thor – Ages of Thunder (Hardcover)

Thor – The Mighty Avenger Vol 01

Thor – The Mighty Avenger Vol 02

Thor – Blood Oath

Avengers Masterworks Vol 01

Thor – First Thunder

Thor – Ragnarok

Thor – When Titans Clash

Thor – To Wake The Mangog

Thor Visionaries – Walt Simonson Vol 01

Thor Visionaries – Walt Simonson Vol 02

Thor Visionaries – Walt Simonson Vol 03

Thor Visionaries – Walt Simonson Vol 05

X-Men – Asgardian Wars (Softcover)

X-Men – Asgardian Wars (Hardcover)

Acts of Vengeance Omnibus

Avengers Disassembled – Thor

Thor – Rebirth

Secret Invasion – Thor

Thor Vol 03 (Softcover)

Thor Vol 03 (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 11 – Search for the Sorcerer Supreme

Mighty Avengers – Earth's Mightiest

Siege – Thor


Thor – The World Eaters

Journey Into Mystery Vol 01 – Fear Itself (Softcover)

Journey Into Mystery Vol 01 – Fear Itself (Hardcover)

The Mighty Thor – The Galactus Seed

Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Vol 01 – Stronger Than Monsters

Young Avengers Vol 01 – Style > Substance

Young Avengers Vol 02 – Alternative Culture

Journey Into Mystery Vol 02 – Fear Itself Fallout

Journey Into Mystery Vol 03 – Terrorism Myth (Softcover)

Journey Into Mystery Vol 03 – Terrorism Myth (Hardcover)

Loki – Agent of Asgard Vol 01 – Trust Me

Avengers & X-Men – Axis

Loki – Agent of Asgard Vol 02 – I Cannot Tell a Lie

Loki – Agent of Asgard Vol 03 – Last Days

Loki is a fictional antagonist character adapted for Marvel Comics by Stan Lee (Silver Surfer – Judgment Day, Silver Surfer – Parable), Larry Lieber (Ant-Man, Iron Man) and Jack Kirby (Mister Miracle, New Gods) in 1949, when he made his debut on issue #85 of Journey into Mystery monthly ongoing series. A recurring villain for his brother and mythical superhero Thor, he also posed a threat for The Avengers and Young Avengers. He can never be trusted and occasionally does unusual activities like teaming-up with Spider-Man. Following his demise at the hands of The Sentry's dark aspect; The Void during Siege of Asgard, he was resurrected again later.

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Prince of Mischief

Loki was also active on period of AXIS and Secret Wars crossover event, minding his own business by plotting for more mischief in future. Different versions of Loki exist on Marvel's Heroes Reborn, Marvel 2099, Marvel Zombies, Old Man Logan and Ultimate Marvel reality. Loki's appearance on TV includes Guardians of the Galaxy (2015), Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013) and The Avengers – Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010) animated series. Portrayed by actor Tom Hiddleston, he made his live-action debut on Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor – The Dark World (2013), Thor – Ragnarok (2017) and upcoming Avengers – Infinity War (2018).
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