Showing posts with label Steve McNiven. Show all posts
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Monday, June 1, 2009

Civil War | Comics

When the young mutant group of heroes, the New Warriors tried to get higher ratings for their own TV Show by ambushing a few second-string super villains like Cobalt Man, Coldheart, Nitro and Speedfreak, their plan went wrong. The villain Nitro caused an explosion during his escape attempt which killed more than 600 people, among them 60 were confirmed to be children.

This event sparked an anti-mutant hysteria in the aftermath of M-Day and the necessity for superheroes to be kept in check and thus the Super Human Registration Act, which was already being discussed by a few super people earlier, is passed within a week. According to the Act's rule, every super powered person both heroes or villains should reveal their secret identities to the government and to register with them as well.

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Civil War | Comics

Captain America was approached by S.H.I.E.L.D. to work with them in support of the Act because of his influence on the community but his quick refusal made him a fugitive of law too and he narrowly escaped his capture at the hands of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. Captain America formed the Secret Avengers with Cable, Daredevil, Falcon, Bill Foster, Hercules and Luke Cage, who were opposed to the Registration Act. Iron Man grouped the other super peoples to the Act's support as well as Spider-Man on his side. Upon being convinced by Tony Stark, he even revealed his secret identity in front of public as a support to the Act.

Cap's team is soon joined by Young Avengers, Cloak and Dagger as they occasionally fights S.H.I.E.L.D. "cape-killer" units and other criminals. Tony on the other hand believed that, oversight of heroes is a great idea. Then, along with Mister Fantastic and Hank Pym, he created Prison 42 for captive heroes and villains alike who will not comply with them, located inside the Negative Zone. Peter Parker realized that Tony is monitoring him with his new Iron Spider suit and then took a tour of the Negative Zone; he quickly realized that he joined the wrong side.

He sneak out of Stark Tower with Aunt May and Mary Jane but Iron Man released a few villains on his tail to bring him back. It was the timely intervention of Punisher who saved Spidey and brought him to Cap's secret base. Soon, the whole super human community became split into two teams. A major conflict between the divided heroes occurs and the effect is going to shake the core of everyone’s relation with each other.

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Major Superhero Collission

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Considered as one of the great story by renowned writer Mark Miller (Kick-Ass, Reborn), "Civil War" is a major crossover storyline of Marvel Comics, which was published in 2007. The main seven issue mini-series that was drawn by artist Steve McNiven (Death of Wolverine, Wolverine – Old Man Logan), is published with many other tie-in books as well. The event found its place in the pages of other monthly ongoing running series like Amazing Spider-Man, Black Panther, Cable/Deadpool, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, New Avengers, Punisher – War Journal, Sensational Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts and Wolverine.

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Heroes Divided by War

"Civil War" has changed the dynamics of heroes in the whole Marvel Universe from inside out as heroes who previously fought alongside against world-ending threats became each others' opponent. Doctor Strange and the team of X-Men remained mostly neutral during this event, except for Wolverine, who went on a solo mission to take down Nitro himself. The story is later adapted into a live-action film, the third movie of the Captain America trilogy titled "Captain America: Civil War" from Marvel Studios on 2016.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Avengers – The Collective | Comics

House of M changed the world and now a major threat rises from its ruins for New Avengers to face-off.

Before New Avengers were formed following a massive prison break at Raft, both The Avengers and X-Men band together to confront Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch in Genosha. Their face-off resulted millions of mutants losing their power due to her reality-altering abilities except a hundred few and it was kept a secret from all.

From outer space, a beam of energy starts heading towards Earth and landed on North Pole, Alaska, killing many people with a massive explosion. Out of piles of dead bodies and wreckage comes out a glowing man screaming in his loincloths.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill calls in Tony Stark after they have gone public with their new team and asks him about "House of M", which he narrowly avoids answering. Hill is called in for a Red Alert situation that turned out to be recent destruction of Alaska and her initial response to send in some agents have failed pretty miserably.

Unable to get a hold of Fantastic Four, she contacts Alpha Flight when that energy crossed Canadian border but they all ended up being decimated within moments. Hill then calls for U.S. President, who suggests that she puts her arrogance away for a moment and call New Avengers for help now that the alien being is headed to America.

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New Avengers – The Collective | Comics

Unable to come up with any other solution, Maria Hill reaches to Avengers and updates them on the situation. As they talk, it already reached Cleveland and Captain America asks for S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson. For additional backup, he talked to Bob Reynolds and calling for The Sentry but he was having a nervous breakdown.

Iron Man reaches out to Ms. Marvel for support and went to talk to this being who spelled out his name as Michael but before he could talk further, Carol Danvers attacked him from behind only to get struck down. She tried to approach him as she could absorb all energy and realizes that her cosmic Binary powers have been reactivated.

Spider-Man is sent to S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier with a task to lead "Team Two" and Tony reaches out for Vision of Young Avengers. Michael strips down Iron Man of his armor but Carol came in to save Tony from him. She then tried to hurt it back again only for The Sentry came swooping in at last minute and took him straight to space.

Ms. Marvel explains to Cap how it is like being kicked by fifty different super powers at once. In space, both Michael and Sentry were besting each other for some time before Bob is pushed far away and it headed back to Earth. Spidey and Vision helped S.H.I.E.L.D. figure out who this being could be before they are taken out for more info.

They found match to Michael's power with all depowered mutants in M-Day and Iron Man theorizes that "The Collective" energy of those powers had nowhere to go and then it found him, who was just an energy-absorbing mutant. After some debate, they decide to let the being pursue its course and see where it wants to go.

Michael then arrived straight to Genosha, former home of million mutants that has become a barren wasteland. There, he starts expelling all of that energy, causing massive power surge and it attacks a depowered Erik Magnus AKA Magneto. Things seem to quickly get out of hand but then Steve Rogers pulled on his secret weapon.

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Might of Million Mutants

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To tie-in loose ends of House of M event, writer Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers – Breakout, New Avengers – Sentry) have collaborated with artists Mike Deodato Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man – Sins Past, Amazing Spider-Man – Skin Deep) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine) for Marvel Comics in latest New Avengers story.

Titled "The Collective", it is comprised of issues #16-20 from first monthly ongoing titular comic-book series and came out in 2007. Bendis only wrapped up one part of a large puzzle that was about the collective power that Scarlet Witch took months ago from majority of mutant population on Earth by altering reality and left them depowered.

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Ghost of Genosha!

S.H.I.E.L.D. was aware that both The Avengers and X-Men knew something about this oddity but refused to share details with them. Therefore, its current Director Maria Hill seemed to act a bit antagonistic towards Stark and his New Avengers.

Nearing the end of their previous adventure "Secrets & Lies", Ms. Marvel came by for a visit and given a slight hint of M-Day when she met Captain America. A new trouble arises in horizon because of newly issued Superhuman Registration Act that will create a major rift within superhero community, causing a "Civil War" to set them apart.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Avengers – Sentry | Comics

Secrets of the Sentry have remained a mystery to world for long and now New Avengers are trying to figure out who he really is.

Before going out to apprehend one of Raft escapees, The Wrecker at Long Island, Spider-Woman reports to Iron Man. He then goes offline before entering a secret meeting place to meet his colleagues at Illuminati. Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic and Professor X congratulate him on formation of New Avengers, except Namor.

He is upset that they were not aware of the news of his new team even though it all happened all of a sudden but Black Bolt remains silent as usual. Tony Stark then asks them if anyone happen to know who Sentry is, because he thinks this guy can become a problem for them but apparently no one seems to have ever heard of him so far.

When Tony asked Reed Richards about this guy, he seemed as clueless as everyone else but Stark reminds him that how he sent Matt Murdock to meet him but Reed claims that he hasn't talked to Matt for months. To clear up their confusion, he quickly checks in his files looking for anything on Sentry but came out absolutely nothing.

After helping in wrap up a massive breakout at Raft, the heroes present were inspired by Sentry to assemble a team but went into a hiding afterwards before they could invite him. S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill located Robert Reynolds in Nevada Desert, where Captain America and Iron Man goes to talk to him but Sentry asks them to leave.

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He explains that since he has used his powers of million exploding suns to help them, now The Void will come to unleash its darkness. When Bob claimed that it also killed his wife, Tony brings out Lindy Reynolds to meet her astound husband and a comic-book writer named Paul Jenkins, who seem to have created his character.

Even after seeing a character similar to him on page of comic-books, Reynolds still couldn't figure out a thing from his past. With so many things seem to overwhelm him at once, he vanishes and wakes up as Bob in a house only to see psychic Emma Frost on his TV screen telling him to come outside and make things easy.

In Long Island, Wrecking Crew member Dirk Garthwaite showed up on house of a very wealthy man named Ed Gross to get his super-villain costume and threatens his daughter to accompany him as a hostage. Just as they were about to leave, Jessica Drew arrives on a Quinjet with Luke Cage, Spider-Man and Wolverine to apprehend him.

Their effort to take Wrecker down remained unsuccessful initially as he sent them all flying until Jessica managed to distract him using her pheromone powers for Cage and Logan to deal the finishing blow. Right after they are done with him, Tony called them to assemble on Hartford, Connecticut immediately and leave.

A confused Bob Reynolds comes out of his house to see members of Fantastic Four, Inhumans, New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and X-Men have gathered at his front door. He breaks into tears saying that he tried to save them all and then The Void comes out of nowhere to viciously attack each and every other heroes present there.

He discovers himself in company of Emma and Reed secured within a sphere confined by a force field of Invisible Woman, energy field by Iron Man and protective spell from Doctor Strange. In order to help the heroes stop this madness, Bob allows Miss Frost access into his mind and she discovers some dark secret hidden beneath.

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Following a "Breakout" of super-villains, Marvel Comics have kick-started New Avengers monthly ongoing series. "Sentry" is second storyline from the same comic-book lineup by writer Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, Secret War) and artist Steve McNiven (Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Avengers, Wolverine – Old Man Logan).

For long, Sentry has remained a mystery and was locked up at Raft prison facility for claims of murdering his wife but most recently, she turns out very much alive. What is more baffling is that no one seemed to remember who this powerful superhero is and not even Reed Richards or Tony Stark has anything about him in their records.

It appears that an answer to who he really is and what made everyone forget about him is trapped within his own consciousness. However, accessing that has grave consequences for everyone if things go south. Emma Frost was successful in digging out the true culprit behind his memory loss and truth behind his nightmare, The Void.

New Avengers are still riling up escaped prisoners of Raft and there are still many more to go. With a new mysterious character named Ronin entering the fray up next in "Secrets & Lies" storyline, there will be much exciting secrets to discover.
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