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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Avengers – The Final Host | Comics

Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Thor Odinson are reunited to reform The Avengers and confront The Final Host!

When the First Celestial Host stepped onto Earth, it was opposed by The Avengers of 1,000,000 BC consisting of Agamotto, All-Father Odin, Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Lady Phoenix and a Hulk-like creature powered by Starbrand. Odin proposes a toast before they all face their doom together but Lady Phoenix proposes to kill whatever it is.

Apparently, these Stone Age Avengers have already put one of them down and now there is a group of Celestials upon them. As the female living weapon asks if there is any hope for survival, Agamotto remains clueless while the others all charge into battle.

Today, Odinson, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark reunite after a long time to celebrate and Steve couldn't help but hinting at reassembling The Avengers, which Tony is against of completely. Thor however agrees to Steve saying, they are destined to do this and then suddenly Tony's new A.I. assistant alerts him of a massive energy fluctuations.

In South Africa, Black Panther is aided by Doctor Strange in a cave investigating the remains of two dead archaeologists. T'Challa believes that these men died of cosmic radiation and he wants Strange's power to identify it, leading the latter to discover the magic of Agamotto himself and following the probes deep beneath the Earth.

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Robbie Reyes is home with his brother Gabe and hasn't been feeling good lately as he is still trying to figure out his Ghost Rider persona. After her last encounter with The Leader, Jennifer Walters is trying her best not to turn into She-Hulk again when a pervert kept annoying her when she was walking alone on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

A huge warp-hole appears near the low-orbit space station of Alpha Flight and Captain Marvel sees a Celestial hand coming out that causes her to sound every global alarm. Steve, Thor and Tony head towards the site and see something huge fall off the sky.

A journey to the center of the Earth takes Black Panther and Doctor Strange to a place full of egg-like object lying dormant. Meanwhile, Robbie was recalling his encounter with Starbrand when suddenly; he sees a swarm of bug-like creatures coming out of ground and turns into Ghost Rider. Strange and T'Challa faces the same horde at the same time.

What came out of the warp-hole and dropped into Hudson River is a fallen Celestial and The Avengers sees Col. Carol Danvers standing beside it. Tony asks her if she had killed it but she says it was already dead when it came and there are at least hundreds more coming. Cap shouts their iconic battle-cry seeing another group of Celestials coming.

Captain America, Iron Man and Thor charges at this group of The Final Host with everything they have. Jen Walters finds herself near the dead Space God but is immediately attacked by a swarm that caused her to turn into She-Hulk and squish the bugs. She and Robbie Reyes bumped into each other and invoke a fight before getting busy with the bugs.

Captain Marvel plans to hurl The Final Host into sun using her omega-level warp grenades and Cap even pulls off a desperate stunt to eradicate this threat but them all are suddenly restrained by the God of Mischief, Loki. He has allied himself with the dark Celestials and after kidnapping Cap, he left The Avengers dealing with the locust horde.

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Battle Against Dark Celestials

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To begin with a freah-start, Marvel Comics hired comic-book writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thanos Rising) in 2018 to set a grand plot which will expand to the past, present and future of The Avengers, which takes place on the eighth ongoing volume of the series from issues #01-06. The arc goes back and forth to connect lose knots to bigger secrets.

He was assisted by artists Ed McGuinness (Avengers – X-Sanction, Superman – Emperor Joker), Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Sara Pichelli (Spider-Men, Spider-Men II). McGuinness also provided cover arts for issues involved and David Marquez (Defenders – Kingpins of New York, Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever) worked on a few variants.

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Still After Avengers

Although the Dark Celestials were never a Thanos-level threat to begin with, the heroes were still challenged like never before and the next arc promises to be more action-packed. Odin and his Stone Age Avengers have much starting secrets for the heroes to know. Despite The Eternals all perishing during the story, Marvel will probably revive them in future.

Tony slipping into coma after fighting with Carol Danvers during Civil War II, Cap turning into an agent of Hydra from Secret Empire and events of The Unworthy Thor were all referenced as a callback to all three of them to come together once again. "Jen Walters Must Die" storyline from She-Hulk monthly series hinted to her issues as well.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Avengers – No Surrender | Comics

Earth's Mightiest Heroes are about to witness an end because of a cosmic game of two Elders of the Universe.

Miguel Santos was playing poker with a bunch of car stealers until his cover is blown and he revealed himself as Lightning before arresting them. Suddenly, a strange red light shines over Earth and reports of natural catastrophes started coming from all over the globe.

Beast updates everyone about the situation, Avengers' member Falcon became busy saving people on street, Doctor Strange and Miles Morales feels the anomaly, Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel watches it coming and Vision tries to call to Alpha Flight with no avail.

Hank McCoy notices all the satellites are gone and points out that the planet is moved as T'Challa contacts world leaders. Back in New York, Hercules and The Mighty Thor has joined Sam Wilson to help. Jarvis and Nadia Van Dyne also caught up into this mess but the former is severely injured saving a boy.

Synapse and Doctor Voodoo of Avengers Unity Squad goes to crowd-control in San Diego while Human Torch, Rogue, Scarlet Witch and Wasp try to deal with a massive tidal wave. Meanwhile in space, Captain Marvel shockingly stares into the void where Earth and Moon once used to be.

Hawkeye and Red Wolf were at New Mexico, U.S.Avengers tackles a volcano eruption at Mount Vesuvius. Squirrel Girl sees a shooting star-like object that crashing onto Colosseum of Rome, to turn into a black pyramid.

Captain America is frozen in his position when he was observing the situation at Washington, D.C., as well as Black Panther, The Champions, Spider-Man, Vision, Wasp and X-Men. All active and reserve members of Avengers are called to assemble. When they all arrive at Avengers Mansion, they are greeted by a woman named Voyager, who claims to be a founding member of Avengers.

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Avengers – No Surrender | Comics

Surprisingly, almost every member of the team recalls her being there from the very beginning. When asked whether or not she want to lead, she pointed out to Citizen V, Falcon and Rogue as more suitable leaders.

In Egypt, deceased members of ThanosBlack Order and new Lethal Legion arrive out of nowhere and try to kill each other but voices from sky tells them to follow rules and not to engage until they find certain Pyramoids. In the mean time, Cull Obsidian showed up at Avengers Mansion and blew it up.

Although Quicksilver sensed it only moments before happening, even his powers weren't enough to save all but thankfully, Voyager managed to teleport everyone to safety. Apparently, En Dwi Gast or better known as Grandmaster was behind these chaos and he planned it with a fellow Elder of the Universe in his Cosmic Game Room.

Eons ago, En Dwi had tricked him into losing his mantle and banished from existence to become the Grandmaster but now he has returned as Challenger to reclaim his title.

Rogue assembles a team of heavy hitters like Cannonball, Hercules, Lightning and Thor on news of catastrophes over Rome with help from Voyager, leaving an enraged Pietro behind. She returns to teleport Sam's team to Peru, while Jericho and Wanda remained reserved to check on the ones in stasis.

Instead of listening what his sister had to say, Pietro rushed to help Rogue's team and Wanda was trying to break the stasis of Vision. She actually succeeds but doing so had also frozen her brother in battlefield in a crucial time.

Both Black Order and Lethal Legion were fighting into two separate teams, which the Avengers have run into. In the middle of these, Black Dwarf managed to secure a Pyramoid with help from Black Swan and vanished screaming.

Seeing that, everyone thought Dwarf have been disintegrated and Santos decided to rush to their friends to warn them about touching it but like always, Johnny Storm couldn't stay out of trouble and touched it. Another one those were grabbed by Red Wolf in an attempt to find Johnny.

After this new development Grandmaster and Challenger advances towards their next move and the latter reveals he has an ace in the hole in reserve. If you are wondering who that may be, wait until a certain thought--dead Green Goliath returns to smash all Avengers!

When the last Pyramoid is placed inside a hospital where Edwin Jarvis was being treated, Voyager reached to take it and he then reveals her true nature. In a final showdown, Enigma, Lightning, Red Hulk, Wonder Man and Vision will fall before a force of pure rage.

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Legion of Chaos and Order

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After the fall of "Secret Empire" crossover event, Marvel Comics hired comic-book writers Al Ewing (U.S.Avengers – American Intelligence Mechanics, U.S.Avengers – Cannonball Run), Jim Zub and Mark Waid (Age of Apocalypse, Avengers Vs. X-Men) to come up with a long-running storyline that brings together the team of Avengers, Occupy Avengers, Uncanny Avengers and U.S.Avengers fighting for one cause.

This arc ran through Avengers monthly ongoing series collecting issues #675-690, illustrated by Joe Bennett (Rann-Thanagar War, Teen Titans), Kim Jacinto, Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Pepe Larraz (Uncanny Avengers – Red Skull, Uncanny Avengers – The Man Who Fell To Earth).

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The Mysterious Voyager

Artist Mark Brooks (Cable & Deadpool – If Looks Could Kill, Star Wars – Han Solo) provided cover arts for the books included in the story. Following the destruction and restoration of Multiverse at the hands of Mister Fantastic during Secret Wars, the former Grandmaster gets a chance to enter this reality and started a rematch.

What En Dwi started years earlier as Contest of Champions with earthbound superheroes and villains has come to a new route and the stakes are higher than ever now. Return of many fan-favorite heroes into the fray really made the entire plot exciting and interesting. The epilogue also teases of the upcoming story arc, which is also cosmic-themed and titled "The Final Host".
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Legendary Star-Lord – Face It, I Rule | Comics

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Legendary Star Lord – Face It, I Rule
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The intergalactic outlaw Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord, were indulged into the memory lane, recalling the day his mother died and his life on Earth becoming nightmare. But then he discovers himself in an orphanage surrounded by a band of Badoons at present. Even if they were here for the Mandalay Gem, they quickly took him captive as there is a blood bounty from a mysterious Mister Knife on his head. While Peter was saving the day with his pals from Guardians of the Galaxy, he has no idea on Mr. Knife. The guards were fooling around with his gun and he was knocked unconscious in his cell. When awake, he made contact with X-Men's Kitty Pryde with his communicator hidden in his boots. Since Mr. Knife was gunning for Earth, he wanted to check.

The bulky Badoon guard Thumbnail caught his talking with Kitty and Peter makes a break for it along with the gem. Next up, he got captured again and now by his half-sister Captain Victoria who also wants the bounty on Peter for a big payday for the sake of the ruined Spartax Empire. However, Quill manages to convince her of another way in which she can get what she wants. Soon, he again finds himself captive into a Badoon destroyer ship along with a spy and a Badoon child but eventually escapes from there in a stolen ship to settle some old scores with Thanos on Earth’s moon. But how on earth is he going to survive up against the all-powerful Titan? And what’s the fuss about an ancient cosmic artifact Black Vortex, which is the signal for the worst kind of bad news?
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Legendary Adventures of Star-Lord
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Outlaws and Bounty Hunter
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Writer Sam Humphries (Fanboys vs. Zombies – Wrecking Crew 4 Lyfe, Fanboys vs. Zombies – Appetite for Destruction) took responsibility for the new monthly ongoing series “Legendary Star-Lord” on 2014 and artist Paco Medina (New Avengers, New X-Men) and Freddie Williams II aided him on the first storyline “Face It, I Rule”. The plot takes Peter Quill into the furthest corners of the galaxy with his misadventures and he goes up against all odds. The story hints at that time during The Thanos Imperative when Quill was trapped in the Cancerverse along with Nova, Drax the Destroyer and The Mad Titan. The story also hints toward the upcoming Marvel crossover event “The Black Vortex”.
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Deadpool – Dark Reign | Comics

After helping save Earth from the Skrulls, Deadpool was on his way to payday but someone ripped him off!

When he took a job from Nick Fury for infiltrating and acquiring sensitive data on the shape-shifting alien race of invading Skrulls, Deadpool accidentally had things mixed up and his second attempt for another job goes wrong as well. When he was headed back home two days later hopping in a cargo ship, he was suddenly attacked by Tiger Shark and drowned. He then finds himself on the news for beating Shark up in a fight as a group of journalists were asking him questions about it and one of them starts flirting.

All of these were what he was daydreaming about but in actual, two children on shore were poking into his eye-socket when he washed up on Newport Beach. In San Diego, Tiger Shark receives a call from his employer regarding a contract that has not being fulfilled as in, Deadpool is very much alive and he recently escaped from local morgue upon regaining consciousness. So, he is tasked to bring the head of the merc this time. Next morning, Wade wakes up in a homeless shelter and despite finding a really hot chick there; he decides to go out looking for a payback on Shark.

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Just as he stepped outside, he sees Tiger Shark in the alley came looking for him with a big machete. He immediately got inside but the savage man-fish broke in to chop his head off but Wade quickly turned the table by taking his weapon from him but the local police came firing in believing that Deadpool was actually killing hostages and his enemy escaped. Before he could improve his chances with that attractive nurse, he is riddled with bullets by cops. When he unzips himself from a body bag, he was on a pier instead of a morgue.

The Man-Shark suddenly returns to take Wade by surprise but his old buddy Bob, Agent of HYDRA showed up to rescue. However, he is a big wuss who couldn't even throw his rifle back at DP without dropping it on water. Bob was actually here to assist Shark but ending up choosing Wilson's side and he eventually admits that after helping defeat the villain. Settling scores with Shark, Deadpool is now looking for the person responsible for this attack on him and he is none other than, Norman Osborn, director of H.A.M.M.E.R.

He heads to Avengers Tower for a huge payday that he believes Osborn owes him for the help in defeating the Skrulls, only to be facing the new team of Thunderbolts. Newest Black Widow managed to charm him and he wanted to hang out with her but due to interruption from her teammates, he flew. He calls Taskmaster for help, who also wants to take down Osborn. To deal with the merc for good, Osborn sends the new Hawkeye of Dark Avengers team; the expert marksman and psychotic villain known as Bullseye.

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Sharks Don't Sleep

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Whether many people agree to that or not, Deadpool has played an important part in saving the world during Secret Invasion event and he has returned to break the fourth wall on Dark Reign. So, comic-book writer Daniel Way (Bullseye – Greatest Hits, Ghost Rider – Vicious Cycle) joins with artist Paco Medina (Legendary Star-Lord – Face It, I Rule, Venom – Run) to create this tie-in story "Deadpool – Dark Reign", while Jason Pearson (Deadpool – Wade Wilson's War, Legion of Super-Heroes) exclusively delivers cover art for the issues involved. Previous arc, "Deadpool – Secret Invasion" has started a prologue for the current one.

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Killer Vs. Mercenary

DP has faced the dreaded Man-Shark for the first time in his life and his long-time best bud Bob has also sort of turned on him for a while. The story collects issue #06-07 and #10-12 from second ongoing volume of Deadpool monthly series from Marvel Comics, which came out in 2009. The issues from in-between continuation were collected in another story titled "Dark Reign – Deadpool/Thunderbolts", which has more focus on the team members of Thunderbolts taking on the Merc with a Mouth. In course of this adventure, Wade Wilson briefly tries to flirt with Yelena Belova from Osborn's team.
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