Showing posts with label Steve McNiven. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve McNiven. Show all posts

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Death of Wolverine | Comics

The man known as Wolverine isn't quite living up to the reputation he has made over years because he now lacks his incredible healing factor and can die. Logan goes to see Mr. Fantastic to know in details about his current condition. As Reed Richards laid it out for him, he cannot heal from any injuries he takes in this state, probably his bones are radioactive now and he should not use his claws anymore. Upon discussing with Hank McCoy and Tony Stark, he can find a solution but he needs some time to figure it out while Wolverine have to stay out of action for a while.

Logan knows that is not possible because, somehow news are going to spread about his vulnerability and he has a huge list of enemies who would come after him. He enters Eric's pub for a drink and left a map for anyone who comes looking for him. Former super-soldier turned mercenary Nuke showed up looking for him and thus he brought them all over to Logan's very own territory of British Columbia, Canada. Before they can even confront, Wolverine took out all his men for him to show up alone in the shore to see countless dead bodies of A.I.M. agents, unknown Ninja assassins and rogue mercenaries lying there.

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Death of Wolverine | Comics

Initially taking a few beating, Logan got the drop on him and then tortured to submission by repeatedly bashing Nuke's face with his Adamantium skull. He reveals that the bounty is only good if Logan is alive and the person who put a contract on him is none other than Viper. As he spared life of Frank Simpson, Wolverine goes to Madripoor to see her and even manages a meeting. There he found out that Sabretooth has become a pet dog to her and is weakened because of her poisoning.

Viper informs Logan that she did not put out a contract for him. In fact, she sub-contracted it for someone else to do it for her. She offers to tell him who the real contractor is if he can beat Sabretooth in fight but since he is not in his prime, Logan lost an eye and is viciously wounded. It was the timely intervention of Lady Deathstrike that saved him but he requests her to spare Victor Creed as he is drugged. Viper flew and Deathstrike tell him that all individuals with Adamantium implants are being attacked by Lord Ogun.

When talking, Yuriko notices that Logan isn't healing, so she decides to exchange his life for hers but as she was about to proceed, Kitty Pryde arrives to save the day. Kitty phased through her body, warning her about hurting Logan. After sending Yuriko away, she saves her fainted friend with Regen Serum. Since they both have past histories with Ogun, they travelled to Japan to find him. Ogun's spirit possessed Kitty Pryde by then but he ultimately retreats from two of them, leaving the name "Abraham Cornelius" within her mind.

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Story of Wolverine Ends!

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Death of Wolverine – The Weapon X Program

Wolverines – Dancing with the Devil

One of most influential mutant hero of Marvel Comics sees the end in "Death of Wolverine" crossover by writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of X) and artist Steve McNiven (Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers, Wolverine – Old Man Logan). The primary storyline revolved around the four-issue Death of Wolverine limited series that was released on 2015. Right after Logan's demise, the story actually starts to unfold as many friends came forward to mourn his loss. As one of Marvel's most popular character who gained fame being a member of X-Men and then went on to become a member of every other teams like Alpha Flight, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Weapon X and X-Force.

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Done Living Forever

A heartbroken Storm took the leadership of X-Men while his adopted daughter/clone Laura Kinney AKA X-23 forms a team called "Wolverines" with Daken, Lady Deathstrike, Mystique and Sabretooth to honor his memory. Despite a very bold move like killing one of their prominent characters, Marvel sure would find a replacement for him or make someone else take his mantle as he is gone now. Although not exactly in a same manner, "Death of Wolverine" was a source of inspiration for 2017's superhero film Logan with actor Hugh Jackman starring in titular role and have a different ending from the story.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers | Comics

Before Peter Quill became the legendary outlaw of the galaxy known as Star-Lord, he was a little boy from Earth raised by his single mother Meredith Quill. Thirty years ago, before the boy was born, a runaway spaceship crashed onto the front door of Meredith, who then dragged out and rescued the passenger. Little did she know about him that the man is an alien named J'son, who is from the planet Spartax. While staying there for fixing his ship, they both fall in love and she gave birth to Peter once J'son was gone.

Meredith raised the boy on her own but not having a father around made the child grow up to be angry all the time and picking up fights with school bullies. One evening, two Badoon soldiers showed up on their doorstep and killed her but before they could end the "Spartoi bloodline" by killing the boy, Peter shot them both with a shotgun. Before leaving, he finds the Element Gun J'son gave to Meredith as a parting gift and then the Badoon ship blew up the house. Becasue, he couldn't stop the Badoon or Spartax from fighting each other, he wants to make sure that they could never lay their hands on Earth.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers | Comics

With Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon and Groot already in the team, the Guardians have a brand-new member in their fold; the Invincible Iron Man of The Avengers. Tony was only interested in knowing Quill's standpoint on the Badoons invading Earth and after hearing his story, he is all in. Peter Quill was then hanging out on a galactic bar and trying to hit on a Kree girl when his father, J'son of Spartax came in guarded by Spartoi Royal Guards to meet him so that he could tell him in person to stay out of Earth.

It appears that J'son is a member of Galactic Council; an inter-galactic secret counsel comprised of him along with Annihilus, Majestor Kallark/Gladiator of Shi'ar Empire, Queen of the Brood and Supreme Intelligence of Kree. Together the Council has came to the decision to leave Earth be so that it gets a chance to be a part of galactic civilization. As their meeting was getting to a heated argument, Gamora came crushing down the royal guards to rescue Quill, thinking he is in trouble. In space, Iron Man encounters a Badoon warship and prepares to face it but the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive.

They successfully dealt with them but then the remaining Badoon warship enters Earth's atmosphere and starts wrecking havoc in London. Though they couldn't call Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The Defenders, Power Pack or X-Men, Quill and his gang took out the Badoon armada by themselves. The whole gang is then arrested by Spartax soldiers for violating "Spartax Earth Directive" by setting foot on Earth. Before they know a thing, the Guardians are captured and sent to the prison planet after stripping them all off their weapons.

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Spartax Earth Directive

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Starting off the third monthly ongoing series with writer Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers Disassembled, Civil War II) and artist Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine), "Cosmic Avengers" is a story-arc of Guardians of the Galaxy that creates a new path for the favorite cosmic outlaws of Marvel and leads them to a new path. The story came out in 2014 and comprises of issues #01-03 from Guardians of the Galaxy third monthly series including issue #0.1 and Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow 's Avengers one-shot. We can see how Marvel is trying to re-introduce the cosmic outlaws to readers when the live-action Guardians of the Galaxy movie is awaiting release in a few months.

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Guardians of Earth

The story gives a never-before seen peak at Star-Lord's not so well-known origin, will also lead to the introduction of a major character in the near future and a lots of adventures that is full of conflict. Plus, Tony Stark hanging out with a group of misfit heroes on space who are not his regular buddies from Avengers was sort of an amusement. Seems like Iron Man fits just fine with the team as any other member they have ever taken in. Since the heroes already have a rocky-start with Badoons, the stakes are going to be high from this point and many new developments will take place on the upcoming arc "Angela".
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wolverine – Old Man Logan | Comics

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Wolverine – Old Man Logan | Comics
The world we know was gone after the major super-villains of Earth has formed an alliance and has surprisingly taken control over the United States overnight after a massive prison break, which is now divided in territory among them. Doctor Doom, Red Skull, Magneto and Abomination has rise up to power and is ruling over their own territory. Magneto is later replaced by a new Kingpin and The Incredible Hulk takes place of The Abomination. The part of the land that Hulk and his Gamma-Powered Family now owns is now called the "Hulkland", where lives the former X-Man and a man who used to be known as the most dangerous man on Earth; Logan, or better known as Wolverine.

Logan now lives a non-heroic, non-violent life with his wife Maureen and two young children of him; Scotty and Jade. He has given up his bad-ass Wolverine persona and stopped using his Adamantium claws ever since the villains took over the world. When the initial takeover began, Logan was tricked by Mysterio and went on a killing spree where under Mysterio’s illusion, killed all X-Men members, giving him one of the biggest shocks in his life. That moment, he vowed to never use his claws again. Now that the old man needs money to pay his house rent so he took the job offer from Hawkeye to guide him to his destination to deliver a package. On their way, they face an army of Moloids, a Venom symbiote infused Dinosaur and the new Kingpin. But in a world without rules, can Logan keep his claws from not unsheathing again?

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Landscape of Dystopia
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Wolverine – Giant-Size Old Man Logan

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Final Grudge Match
After delivering the ground breaking "Enemy of the State" storyline, fan-favorite writer Mark Miller (Kick-Ass, Reborn) has returned with another another bang; an eight part futuristic storyline "Old Man Logan", that is set on an alternate timeline. The story ran from issue #66-72 of the third volume of monthly ongoing Wolverine comic-book series, plus, a ‘Giant-Size Old Man Logan’ issue from Marvel Comics was released in 2008. Artist Steve McNiven (Civil War, New Avengers) served as the penciller for this story and the late Michael Turner did a variant cover for the arc. This storyline is a primary source of inspiration for the third live-action solo Wolverine film, Logan (2017) except for the rest of the landscape than his personality. Also, following "Death of Wolverine", Marvel has brought Old Man Logan to their regular continuity after the incursion of Multiverse, which caused "Secret Wars" and he joined X-Men's ranks again in "Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven".
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Old Man Logan | Comics

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Old Man Logan | Comics
Long before everything gone under the rule of super-villains, Logan was a mutant with animalistic nature and a healing factor that made him into a Weapon X operative Wolverine and eventually an X-Man. He was leading his life in adventure with the X-Men, until the villain uprising when Mysterio tricked him into killing all of his fellow teammates and afterwards, his grief made him abandon his heroics.

In his exile, he met Maureen and settled down with their two kids in Hulkland. Then he went on a road trip with Hawkeye as a hired guide, killed Red Skull and came back too late to pay his rent money. As the Hulk gang got bored and murdered his family, he unsheathed his claws again for revenge and wiped out the entire Banner-Family with ruthless efficiency.

The incursions of worlds have destroyed the Multiverse (Time Runs Out) and he found himself on God Doom's Battleworld. He ended up in Deadlands, where he found She-Hulk among the undead and convinced her to help him get out. Awoken in a new world, Logan was unaware of the fact that his counterpart of this world is long-dead, yet he decided to kill the ones who doomed his reality.

So, he faced Totally Awesome Hulk but backed out upon learning it was not Banner himself. In search of Hawkeye, he found Kate Bishop, leading him to a meet Captain America. Logan was found by Storm; the current leader of X-Men and is enrolled into the team after a time-displaced Jean Grey convinced him to (X-Haven). He also fought in Civil War II and the Inhumans/X-Men War.

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Old Man Logan (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The X-Men Massacre

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Extraordinary X-Men – IvX

Old Man Logan – Old Monsters

X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics

An alternate fictional take on the classic Marvel Comics character Wolverine, Old Man Logan is created by writer Mark Miller (Kick-Ass, Reborn) and artist Steve McNiven (Civil War, New Avengers) in 2008, as a storyline which is set in the reality of Earth-807128, apart from the regular timeline.

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Back for Redemption

Following "Death of Wolverine", Marvel was in a crisis for Wolverine in their publication and they made X-23 take the mantle. However, there was still a void and so; they used the events of "Secret Wars" to bring the version of the hero who was also having a live-action movie released in 2017 titled "Logan". Although, this version of Wolverine is considerably slow and weak, he still is the best there is at what he does.
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