Showing posts with label Taskmaster. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics | Comics

Spider-Man goes back to basics with rekindled love with Mary Jane, a new roommate and a dangerous new villain!

After his latest victory over Norman Osborn as the Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker is trying to get back at his feet and what better way to do that other than hanging out with Mary Jane Watson, the love of his life? However, he finds him awake at 5 AM at the sound of his roommate playing Call of Duty: Latveria with all those speakers on.

The person, Fred Myers is also a known super-villain Boomerang, other than being his roomie who just moved in alongside his friend Randy Robertson. Lately, he robbed a museum and former Kingpin turned current mayor of New York, Wilson Fisk allowed him to escape. This made Spidey suspicious but he can now keep an eye on Fred from home.

The next thing he knows is Avengers, Defenders and X-Men are trying to fend the city from an alien invasion. Spider-Man jumps right in to help fight this army of insectoids and he sees Human Torch falling victim to one of those. Soon, he sees all of the assembled heroes were having their face swallowed up by those creatures except him.

He noticed a pattern in the portal that the biomasses were coming from and to see if he is right, Spidey leaps towards it, only to hit by a glass bubble. He sees master of illusions, Mysterio standing on the other side and quickly bursts in to subdue him.

The judge gets bored with Mysterio monologuing at his hearing and then Janice Lincoln, daughter of mobster Tombstone and former Beetle of the imposter Sinister Six team shows up to defend his case but before doing that, she starts puking bugs. The entire courtroom is swarmed with hordes vermin and everything around them starts collapsing.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics | Comics

This looks a lot like those schemes Quentin Beck would put out and he seeks an exit while everyone else is seemingly being massacred but he instead finds himself surrounded in dark with an entity that has a history with him and sent Beck after the wall-crawler. Wrapped around in a huge centipede, this new foe heralds doom for the hero.

Peter thought he saw enough weirdness for then but didn't expect a sudden encounter with Fisk only a week ago. Even though very strict to all other vigilantes, Wilson seem to publicly accept him to separate him from his peers. Then he is accused of plagiarizing his doctoral degree and his entire academic credentials got literally trashed.

This fiasco has made him lose the job at Daily Bugle and in spite of him not being guilty; he couldn't come clean about it without revealing his secret identity and the time when Otto Octavius took control over his body. Though Mary Jane laughs it off for the ridiculousness of the whole thing but unfortunately, Aunt May didn't took it very well.

Tired of making the same mistakes again and again, Peter decides to turn his whole life around by going back to MJ and resume his relation with her. Things did started falling in line as Empire State University calls him in to give him a second chance to re-submit his doctoral thesis on recommendation of faculty member Dr. Curt Connors AKA The Lizard.

Though Parker is freaked out to see Connors in his reptilian persona, he assures that there is an inhibitor chip on his neck to make sure that he doesn't hurt anyone. He is also working on reverse engineering an Isotope Genome Accelerator to separate his two personalities. At that very moment, Black Ant and Taskmaster broke in to steal it.

Since he cannot stop them without blowing his cover, Peter causes a chemical explosion and Spider-Man arrives to rescue. Before leaving, he recognizes and greets Parker among the crowd. All of a sudden Peter and Spidey became two different persons moving ahead with their own lives, one with Mary Jane and other with crime-fighting.

So, when the Tri-Sentinel shows up next time wrecking the city MJ and Pete goes to a bowling alley, while everyone's friendly neighborhood wall-crawler goes to fight the murder-bot of mutants! One of them however become powerless, another one has thrown responsibility out of the window but how does Kraven the Hunter got mixed into this?

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Genocidal Tri-Sentinel Returns

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Amazing Spider-Man – Back to Basics

To shake things up from the core and getting a fresh new start, Marvel Comics hired a brand-new creative team of writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) and artist Ryan Ottley (Haunt, Invincible) in 2018 for "Back to Basics" storyline for the newest monthly ongoing volume of Amazing Spider-Man.

Collecting the first five issues of the series, Nick actually did a pretty impressive beginning as he laid foundation for upcoming arcs yet to come and Ryan was at his absolute peak as well. Going back to the roots, they bring back some of the old villains who, although are not Carnage or Goblin-level scary but troublesome enough, to get back at Spidey.

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Peter Parker Vs. Spider-Man!

Aside from the regular folks in the life of the hero, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Gambit, Groot, Hawkeye, Human Torch, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Old Man Logan, Rocket Raccoon, Rogue, She-Hulk, Star-Lord, Thing, Thor and Vision made cameo appearance.

Overall, "Back to Basics" really went back to the deep roots of Amazing Spider-Man legacy and nitpicking details to deliver another "Brand New Day" for the hero. The inclusion of penciller Humberto Ramos (Champions – Change The World, Extraordinary X-Men – X-Haven) for a bonus back-up story was also a treat for long-time fans.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant | Comics

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All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant
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Steve Rogers was kidnapped and taken to Dimension Z by his long-time enemy Arnim Zola. Sharon Carter followed him to rescue but left behind while Rogers escaped successfully. In a fight against Iron Nail, the Super-Soldier Serum was drained from his body and he starts aging rapidly. Passing his shield to friend Sam Wilson, who used to be The Falcon, Steve chooses a normal life with Sharon and his adopted son Ian, who eventually made it back home. Now as Captain America, Sam heads to a new Hydra base in Ecuador to uncover their latest scheme with his trusty sidekick Redwing. He is spotted at the entrance by a Hydra agent and upon engaging, he led Cap right into the heart of their operation. Steve's son Ian Rogers came to help Sam as Nomad.

They discover a boy, who seems to be Hydra's new secret weapon guarded by Batroc the Leaper. In his effort to save Sam's life, Ian seemingly killed Batroc. Fleeing with the boy, Cap and Nomad stumbled onto more Hydra goons and is forced to flee in an elevator that led to Hydra's new leader Baron Helmut Zemo and his squad of villains consisting Armadillo, Baron Blood, Crossbones, King Cobra, Madame Hydra, Sinthea Shmidt and Taskmaster. Cap fled with the boy Lucas as Nomad held the others off. As Sam was having is butt kicked by Brock Rumlow, he received help from the most unexpected person ever. Meanwhile, Zemo plans to spread the blood of the Inhuman kid Lucas in the atmosphere as his blood can sterilize the entire human race.
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Successor of Mantles
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Cabal of New Hydra

All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant (Softcover)

All-New Captain America – Hydra Ascendant (Hardcover)

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Fear Agent) returns with a new Captain America storyline "Hydra Ascendant" from the brand-new monthly ongoing series All-New Captain America, with aid from artist Stuart Immonen (Fear Itself, Inferno). The story collects issues #01-06 from the monthly series and flashbacks into the Castaway in Dimension Z storyline as well as Infinity crossover event to build up a fresh status-quo for Sam Wilson's Captain America. As a new bearer of the torch of Sentinel of Liberty, Sam finds himself against a lot of challenges that clearly overwhelms him but he sticks to his cause till the end. Alex Ross, Kris Anka, Laura Martin, Paul Pope and Sara Pichelli (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Men) has provided variant covers for the issues involved in this story arc from Marvel Comics.
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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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Deadpool – Dark Reign | Comics

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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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled | Comics

After the events of "Civil War" in terms of the controversial Superhuman Registration Act, the way of lives for all hero was changed drastically and the entire superheroes was divided. A new initiative is taken by the government and they now have to follow a couple of conditions like, to register their identities and to be trained with them.

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Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled | Comics

Following the Secret Invasion of Skrulls, superheroes started losing their faith and credibility from people's mind; ushering a "Dark Reign" of evil on the nation. Under Norman Osborn's control, Iron Man is replaced as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Initiative and everything it used to stand for is now completely changed. Worst of all, The Avengers are gone from the scene, now acting from the shadows as Secret Avengers.

After scientist Henry Pym left The Initiative, Gauntlet is in charge at Camp Hammond and is maintaining the cadets currently. To avenge their defeat over Earth and its populace, the Skrulls have implanted a mole of their own; the murderous Thor clone known as Ragnarok (who killed Goliath during Civil War) that has recently resurfaced after blasting Baron Von Blitzschlag upon mentioning that he is not the real “one”.

He went on rampage, only to be opposed by the currently outlaw team of New Warriors led by former Avenger member Justice. Last but not least, the identity of the mysterious member of the Shadow Initiative member Mutant Zero is finally revealed to everyone else of the team by Taskmaster and they are shocked at the revelation of the person who has four different persona to deal with and a history with Daredevil.

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Ragnarok on Rampage

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Avengers - The Initiative – Disassembled (Softcover)

"Disassembled " is a story arc that took place in the Avengers - The Initiative monthly series and ran from issues #21-25 from the monthly ongoing. This story arc was published by Marvel Comics in 2009, developed by writer Christos Gage (Annihilation – Conquest - Quasar, World War Hulk – X-Men) and manga styled artist Humberto Ramos (Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine).

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Mutant Zero Is Revealed

Serving as a tie-in to the company wide major crossover Dark Reign, "Disassembled" changed the very basics of the Avengers - The Initiative monthly title and features many fan favorite characters again in the lime light, as many significant character joins the team while others just leaves.
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