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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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Monday, November 15, 2010

Secret Invasion | Comics

Skrulls have been planning to invade Earth for long and launches a "Secret Invasion" to replace all heroes with imposters!

For ages, Earth has been a major target of invasion by many alien cultures and races, including Skrulls. However, each time they attempt for assault has been successfully prevented by various superhero groups, most notably Fantastic Four. Nevertheless, they still believed the planet is rightfully theirs because of an ancient prophecy.

After Earth has survived Kree-Skrull War, a group of heroes formed The Illuminati to repel such attack in future and traveled to their homeworld, Tarnax IV to warn them not to make any further moves against Earth but not only their warnings are ignored, they captured and tortured the group before they managed to flee.

Emperor Dorrek VII ordered his men to create a new breed of Super-Skrulls for an invasion. He was warned by Princess Veranke of a prophecy but she and her followers of Dard'van religious cult were all banished to a distant planet. Her words came true in later years as Galactus decimated Skrull homeworld during Annihilation War.

Without a planet of their own and nowhere to go, surviving Skrulls have sought Veranke out and elect her as their new Skrull Empress, who planned an invasion on Earth. They slowly start replacing their agents among super-human community before "House of M" and Veranke posed herself as Spider-Woman to join New Avengers.

After "Death of Captain America" and Civil War coming to an end, they infiltrated every group of 50-State Initiative. With Scarlet Witch thinning out mutant population and Thor being dead, all they had to worry about was Doctor Strange and Sentry. World War Hulk took care of Hulk and Nick Fury went underground following Secret War.

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Secret Invasion | Comics

Things became more evident when Elektra is killed by Echo in a battle against New Avengers, she is revealed to be a Skrull and Spider-Woman informed Iron Man about this. Then Illuminati member Black Bolt of Inhumans came out as another Super-Skrull in disguise that fought all of its teammates before being killed by Prince Namor.

Tony Stark brought in Henry Pym and Reed Richards to examine the corpse of Elektra-Skrull to find out how to detect them as they are prone to magic, mutant powers and even technological scans. He then is called by Agent Brand of S.W.O.R.D. to inform about a Skrull ship crash-landing on Savage Land and leaves immediately.

Both teams of Mighty Avengers and New Avengers reached to crash site, where they see their counterparts from 1970 coming out of Skrull ship. At that exact moment, an imposter Dum Dum Dugan blows up S.W.O.R.D. headquarters and Iron Man armor starts malfunctioning due to an alien virus being uploaded to his mainframe.

As Tony collapses down, S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier lost control and Commander Maria Hill ordered everyone out. Another breakout at Raft occurs, freeing villains like Armadillo, Doctor Doom, Mandrill and Shockwave. Baxter Building of Fantastic Four gets sucked into a large portal of Negative Zone by a Skrull agent disguised as Susan Storm.

When Mister Fantastic finally figured out how Skrulls have managed to become undetectable, Hank Pym shot him with a laser weapon. Asking for help from the void of space, Agent Brand sees invasion fleet of Skrulls heading towards Earth.

Ares realizes this to be a trap and advises his fellow heroes to head for mainland but things quickly got heated between them. Two opposing sides assembled in Savage Land engage in a massive brawl that is soon broke up by a rampaging dinosaur. Tony gets busy to rebuild his armor in Mutate Citadel and sends Ms. Marvel away to fight.

A group of Super-Skrulls arrives at Manhattan and only members of Young Avengers were there to face them. Meanwhile, Fury has been assembling a team of new Howling Commandos and joins battle to turn its tide. As things starts getting intense, a certain God of Thunder appears out of nowhere along with a Star-Spangled Avenger.

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Skrull Impostors Taking Over

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Several years in making, "Secret Invasion" is a major Marvel Comics crossover event that is collected in an eight issue limited series by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Uncanny X-Men – Revolution, Uncanny X-Men – The Omega Mutant) and artist Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers – Revolution, New Avengers – The Trust), published in 2008.

A number of mini-series and monthly ongoing series like Avengers – The Initiative, Black Panther, Captain Britain and MI-13, Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hercules, Iron Man, Mighty Avengers, Ms. Marvel, New Avengers, New Warriors, Nova, Punisher War Journal, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts and X-Factor served as tie-in.

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An Event of Cosmic Relevance

Bendis actually worked on a lot of those interconnected books and it all finally comes together in the end. Building up a subplot from Kree-Skrull War to an encounter in Tarnax IV and then their destruction before setting sights on Earth again, all of that is explored in "New Avengers – Illuminati" five-part limited series from earlier.

A power dynamic that was shifted during Civil War was heavily manipulated by Skrulls and it took life of some characters. Many who returned among friends and family are having trouble coping with a world that sees them as impostors.

Aside from many fractions of Earth heroes, The Hood lead his criminal gang battling against invading aliens and even Norman Osborn has participated with his Thunderbolts team. When Skrulls were all defeated for good, another great threat slowly starts arising from shadows and a "Dark Reign" is ushered, leading to another event.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mighty Avengers – Venom Bomb | Comics

Iron Man reassembles his Mighty Avengers team to fight a Venom virus that turned New York's populace into symbiotic monsters.

Right after assembling his team of Mighty Avengers, Tony Stark and his friends managed to thwart a global extinction attempt by Ultron which led him to put in recovery. He wakes up in the middle of that same night to find Spider-Woman standing beside his bed carrying a Skrull corpse who was posing as Elektra for some time.

She tells him to shut all communication so that she can start talking and then reveals how their trip to Japan for rescuing Maya Lopez has led to this shocking discovery. She had to betray her fellow teammates in New Avengers to bring the dead body to Stark and explains how Wolverine thinks this as a sign of full-scale invasion.

As Stark doesn't really know what to do in this situation, he asks her to join his team so that if there is a Skrull on his team, it may react abnormally. Next day, Tony welcomes every new members of his team in Avengers Tower. He then introduces Jessica Drew to the rest despite Black Widow and Wasp being skeptic about it.

In space, two astronauts were collecting debris of experiment satellites that Sentry and Wonder Man destroyed earlier while fighting Ultron. A small capsule is launched from there which fell on Earth, only to cause an outbreak of Venom symbiote in streets of New York and prompting Commander Maria Hill to call Iron Man for help.

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Assembling his team, Tony Stark quickly arrives on scene to witness thousands of symbiote swarms running rampant and they even overwhelmed Sentry. Janet van Dyne turns into Giant Woman but then succumbs to the virus when she is bitten. Even Jessica and Natasha got infected shortly fighting their surrounding crowd.

Rest of them desperately tries to hold off the mass as Tony heads out for a possible solution. New Avengers were on their way to warn Mighty Avengers about an attack by The Hood (The Trust) and except for Luke Cage, all of them are turned. Unable to find Reed Richards or Fantastic Four, he gets into Baxter Building to produce a cure.

Seeing things getting out of hand, Ms. Marvel instructs Sentry to knock out Venom-possessed Janet. Meanwhile, Tony managed to synthesize an antidote that he spread across New York for everyone to get cured. Back to their human forms, New Avengers members stayed and try to assist a shocked crowd to deal with their trauma.

Stark then head to space tracking down origin of the virus, learning Latverian monarch Doctor Doom was behind this attack. Iron Man leads his Mighty Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. cavalry to hunt down Doom who travelled through time to meet Morgan le Fey but was forced to come back due to some anomaly and sees them coming for him.

When they arrived near Castle Doom, he unleashed an army of Doombots on the heroes as defense counter strike. Ares takes charge by ramming their Quinjet on his castle and they became busy fighting Doom's minions. Iron Man engages him in battle but was overpowered when his enemy uses Crimson Bands of Cyttorak.

Carol sends Bob to help Tony but due to his sudden intervention, they all fell into an open time travel portal and is sent to past. An angered Doctor Doom swears vengeance on Stark but they both eventually agree not to do anything that would cause grave damage to space-time continuum and focus on going back to their own time.

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Venom Virus Outbreak

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brought back writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) to work with artist Mark Bagley (Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Back In The Hood, Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider – Death's Sting) on his second Mighty Avengers storyline titled "Venom Bomb", collecting issues #7-11 from titular monthly ongoing comic-book series.

Following their group formation, Iron Man and his newly assembled Avengers team of registered superheroes faced a catastrophic event in "The Ultron Initiative" and now they all return for their latest adventure, where they fought alongside former allies in New Avengers when a Venom symbiote outbreak infects New York.

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Monarchs and Madmen!

With some of their teammates being succumbed to the virus and Fantastic Four out of town, Tony had to come up with a solution himself. Not only did he help everyone get cured but he tracked down who was responsible for such incident. In an epic battle with Doctor Doom, he and Sentry travel through time and back for more.

Amidst all these chaos, Iron Man is perplexed seeking out a shape-shifting Skrull infiltrator among their ranks after Spider-Woman showed him a proof of an infiltration. Things are about to escalate real quickly and will usher a "Secret Invasion".
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Mighty Avengers – The Ultron Initiative | Comics

Iron Man assembles Mighty Avengers, a team of A-list members of Avengers and Ultron returns for ultimate revenge.

By the end of superhero "Civil War", Tony Stark became new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and he asks Carol Danvers to lead a new team of Mighty Avengers. Danvers suggest for an all-powerhouse team with everyone level nine or higher but Tony wants to have some team dynamics within the mix by adding a few members who are street-savvy.

They start with Wonder Man and Wasp from original Avengers team before moving to Sentry, which Carol is very skeptical about. Given his time with New Avengers, Tony realizes that they need a ninja, someone like Maya Lopez but since she is a fugitive on run right now, they go for Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow instead.

When it comes to choosing substitute for a Thor and Wolverine, Carol took him to Ares, God of War and though he didn't initially wanted to comply, Iron Man managed to strike a deal with him. In between their recruitment, Tony has been receiving and responding to many emergency reports from around the globe about natural calamities.

Immediately after their formation, Tony and his allies get busy to deal with a situation in Manhattan where a group of monstrous creatures show up and causing mayhem. While fighting, Simon Williams pointed out that Mole Man could be behind this and he is proven right when Harvey Elder comes out threatening them.

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All of a sudden, Iron Man's armor starts warping and after blasting everyone off nearby with a repulsor charge, a female figure appears in that place. When it is confirmed that she was the one responsible for their home being destroyed, Mole Man sends his entire army after her only to be repelled and being completely molten into goo.

Despite Ms. Marvel not wanting to engage, an attempt to attack her by Ares and Sentry has led them both struck with lighting but the latter still pursues to have his axe broken and zapped even harder. Though no one had the slightest idea who that silver-skinned woman was, Janet van Dyne confronted her to confirm it to be Ultron.

Thinking Tony is still trapped within its shell and not dead yet, Carol orders her team to retreat as they can't even go near it and decides to come up with a better plan of attack. Leaving Sentry behind to deal with Ultron, she leads her crew to S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier looking for Henry Pym, who created the menacing murder bot years ago.

Hank was busy spending time with Tigra and ignoring calls but then S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were sent in to fetch him. To gain an upper hand in fight, Ultron took over the Helicarrier and send it crushing down. Sentry eventually saved it from falling with help from his fellow Avengers and Natasha takes charge when Maria Hill is knocked out.

To make their worst nightmare come true, a drone similar to original Iron Man armor called Starktech 9 flies in to inform that Tony Stark is dead, which is confirmed by Hank as he helped Tony create it as a fail-safe program for crisis like this.

Upon explaining how Ultron is manipulating weather using a group of satellites, Bob and Simon totally trashed them off. She then announces to initiate "Plan B", which is to cause a complete blackout throughout New York by releasing an electromagnetic pulse and then breaking into Stark Tower to get to Lindy Reynolds, wife of Sentry.

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Running parallel to New Avengers comic-book series, writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) and artist Frank Cho (Marvel Knights Spider-Man – Venomous, Savage Wolverine – Kill Island) was roped in by Marvel Comics to work on Mighty Avengers team comprised of registered superheroes, as part of Fifty State Initiative.

"The Ultron Initiative" marks the first storyline in a brand-new monthly ongoing publication started in 2007 and collects first six issues from first volume of release. After gathering some A-list Avengers members, Bendis made things more interesting by tossing in one of their biggest threat ever, who returned to end all life on Earth.

In post-Civil War period, Iron Man is Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. now and he puts Ms. Marvel in charge of his new team. Although their first mission starts with facing Mole Man and his army of Moloids, soon they are confronted by a literal ghost from past in form of Ultron and none of them has expected him to make a comeback like this.

Among all of Tony's fellow heroes, Ares comes out as most unusual addition to Mighty Avengers but proved to be very resourceful when it comes to make strategic plans. Reassembling for their next adventure in "Venom Bomb", Stark and his team will slowly be heading towards the culmination of a major "Secret Invasion".
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