Showing posts with label The Hand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Hand. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

The Hand attacks Logan under the rule of a ruthless leader and he might finally meet his end at the hands of Scarlet Samurai.

When "Incursions of Reality" were swapping up different timelines, Old Man Logan ended up in a world where his counterpart was alive no more and he finds himself as a misfit in this world. After taking care of a newly reformed Hulk-Gang seeking vengeance back from the Wastelands, he goes back to the streets of Tokyo.

However, trouble followed him when he was just trying to get a beer and got into a fight with a bunch of thugs from Crazy Thunder Clan. They quickly starts beating him up with melee weapons but since he is an old-timer now, could barely handle them.

He chopped off the finger of a goon and sliced the hands off another one, to watch them grow back in surprise. At the Yashida Corporation, researcher Touko Kenmochi steals a few vials from work and soon is apprehended by his boss Shin Harada, the new Silver Samurai, who kills him for stealing his formula for a local gang.

Meanwhile, Wolverine reached to the den of those street hooligans and engaged them in fight when they all jumped over him at once. He learns about Touko from their leader and finds out what really slows down the regeneration.

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Old Man Logan – Scarlet Samurai | Comics

Back at Yashida Corp, Harada senses hundreds of ninjas from The Hand has swarmed his building and he quickly suits up to slice and dice through them. In the midst of the fight, he notices the mutant named Gorgon as their leader calmly standing at one side, silently observing him as he makes a quick work of the undead warriors.

He announces this assault as a hostile takeover on Clan Yashida but the boy initiates a security protocol that reduced the invading ninjas into dust. Using the fight as distraction, a shadowy figure stabs him in the back and is revealed to be Scarlet Samurai.

The Hand takes over the Yashida Corp, forcing researches working on Regenix, which has the enhanced regenerative abilities to regrow limbs. At the funeral of Touko, Logan shows up to meet the wife to ask some questions and she tells him to meet her at Paris Bar.

Upon meeting, he learns the serum is still incomplete but they are interrupted shortly by the arrival of Gorgon and Scarlet Samurai along with their ninja army. The widow is killed and as Logan jumped at his enemy; the Samurai struck him down with Godkiller sword.

Logan detects a familiar scent wrapped in the smell of death and decay while he keeps trashing the undead ninjas of The Hand. When Gorgon asked Scarlet Samurai to remove the helmet, Wolverine is struck in awe to see a former love interest of him. He barely made it out of this mess and Tomi Shishido rebukes her for failing to kill the mark.

A former enemy approaches him out of nowhere with a common interest to form a very unlikely alliance to hit back at The Hand, because if they are not stopped right now, they will soon become an unstoppable force using Regenix.

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The Unstoppable Hand

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Following the six-part "Days of Anger" storyline, comes "Scarlet Samurai" from the second monthly ongoing series of Old Man Logan, collecting issues #31-35. Marvel Comics assigned writer Ed Brisson (Secret Avengers, Secret Wars – Battleworld) and artist Mike Deodato Jr. (Guardians of Knowhere, Original Sin) for the story in 2017.

One of the covers was done by newcomer artist Mukesh Singh, while Matteo Buffagni and Ibraim Roberson provided additional illustrations for final two issues. The duo of Brisson and Deodato is really cranking things up from Logan's enriched past with complications and still breathes new life to it by adding exciting new twists in it.

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Moon Over Madripoor

One of the few interesting surprises of "Scarlet Samurai" storyline are the return of a cold-blooded killer, who once taken down Weapon X with minimum efforts (Enemy of the State) and even dealt with the likes of Elektra with ease. Then the sudden comeback of a long-deceased woman from Wolverine's past shook things very hard for everyone.

In his old age, Logan is having a hard time taking on these menacing threats that constantly comes at him but he still managing to come out victorious over the odds. He is going up against another bad-guy up next in "To Kill For" and will be tangled with another more.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Savage Wolverine – Hands on a Dead Body | Comics

Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were talking on the topic of how their job is affecting their personal life in S.H.I.E.L.D. Nega-Compound B, where they were guarding a corpse of a super-villain. Elektra, the assassin for hire suddenly breaks into the compound and took down the guards within moments. It appears that what she was looking for is the corpse of the menacing villain Bullseye, who were slain by the costumed hero Daredevil during the prior events of “Shadowland”.

Hawkeye, Spider-Man and Spider-Woman of The Avengers were having a rough time to resist Wolverine from killing the hulking villain Infernock for burning half of his face. Finally, it was Captain America who talked him down for good. Back at the HQ, he is still pissed off about his face and when Spidey confronted Logan about this, Elektra arrives to seek Logan’s assistance. Without even asking for a reason, Logan gets dressed up to get going with her at once, much to Spidey's surprise.

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Savage Wolverine – Hands on a Dead Body | Comics

Meanwhile, Kingpin is informed by The Hand that recently the mysterious grotesque entity, The Arbiters has raised a dead one from past to test him, who is now tasked to kill him. As the representative of The Arbiters leaves, Kingpin unleashed his anger on the two remaining ninja guards. Elektra and Wolverine are soon confronted by Lady Bullseye and met Kingpin who hired them both for an important task.

In The Hand’s lair the duo is approached by a gang of ninjas but Elektra quickly took out their leader and Logan gets on offing the rest of them. After taking a few hits, he gives in to his animal rage and makes a quick work of the rest. Elektra and Wolverine goes deep inside the quarters below but by then The Arbiters have already resurrected their agent to kill Kingpin. There, these two came across Mikaru the Blind, who tells them to leave or suffer the wrath of Shikaru the Mute.

Wolverine defies Mikaru's warning and engages in a furious battle against the dreaded goliath like being named Shikaru in a deadly duel while Elektra tries to figure a way out of this situation. Meanwhile, in the new Shadowland at Hell's Kitchen, Wilson Fisk is visited by someone from his past he never thought he'd see again and to be the leader of The Hand, he must prove himself against his assassin.

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Ninjas, Blades and Revenge!

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"Hands on a Dead Body" is the second story-arc of the monthly ongoing Savage Wolverine comic-book series from Marvel Comics. The story is penned down by writer Zeb Wells (Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus – Year One, Venom – Dark Origin) and drawn by artist Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny X-Men), while another penciller Jock (Green Arrow – Year One, Superman – American Alien) works on a secondary plot for the feral mutant. This fine storyline that is based on a twisted plot and contains lots of jaw dropping drawing actions by Joe Mad himself on his ran from issue #06-08.

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Fight That Leaves Scars

The core story mainly focuses on a personal mission of Elektra, where she is set off to retrieve the deceased corpse of the deranged assassin Bullseye, who once killed her. With a long-due vengeance on her mind, she recruits the best killing-machine she knows personally; Wolverine. Various members of The Hand played all the political agenda for a new internal power-shift in leadership, which they were unwilling to hand over to Wilson Fisk. On the side-story, Logan crash-lands off planet and finds a kid who is set to kill him.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wolverine – Back In Japan | Comics

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Wolverine – Back In Japan | Comics
As X-Men Kitty Pryde was looking for the headmaster of Jean Grey School, she found out that Logan is headed to Japan. In the midst of the flight, he is attacked by a bunch of Hand ninjas ready to take him down. But they really were no match for him as he is "The Best There Is". He makes a mess of the Ninjas on board and then reaches to Japan and meets Yukio, who updates him about the current situation there. Logan's adopted daughter Amiko is now in a relationship with Shingen Harada, the current Silver Samurai and son of Logan's long time foe; the original Silver Samurai. Logan wanders off Japan in search of these two and in the meantime, battles another old time nemesis; the Yakuza Clan.

Sabretooth is then seen very much alive with a bunch of representatives from The Yakuza who were talking business with him but soon ended up being mercilessly slaughtered by him. The enigmatic shape-changing mutant villain Mystique is also seen alive and is teamed up with her lover Sabretooth to get her revenge on Wolverine for killing her previously (Wolverine – Get Mystique) after she betrayed the X-Men (X-Men – Blinded by the Light). Amiko is kidnapped and held captive by The Hand and to save her, her boyfriend, the son of Silver Samurai reaches the spot. But what little chances he has to rescue her from The Hand all by himself? Wolverine finally met Sabretooth face to face and then these two feral mutants engage in a deadly duel to tear each other apart in Tokyo, Japan.

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Same Old SNIKT!
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Another Day In Japan

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Renowned writer Jason Aaron (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Avengers Vs. X-Men) returns with the most dangerous person alive in the Marvel Universe; Wolverine and got artists like Adam Kubert (The Incredible Hulk, Uncanny X-Men), Ron Garney (Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America), Paco Diaz, Billy Tan (Fantastic Four, X-23) and others teamed up to do a full action packed storyline set in the hero's roots. "Wolverine – Back In Japan" is published by Marvel Comics in 2012 and features his oldest enemies as well as some long dead adversaries, now resurrected to make this bloody mash-up. This take runs through the second volume of Wolverine monthly series from issues #300-304.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

X-Force – Sex and Violence | Comics

The long-running sexual tension between Wolverine and Domino comes to a point where it invites senseless violence.

A badly beaten, bloodied and battle-worn Domino remembers being attacked by a group of assailants who broke into her place, which she barely survived and ended up on Alcatraz Island. She hits the washroom spitting two of her teeth into sink and tells Elixir to heal her wounds up but Wolverine of X-Force stopped him from doing so.

Logan came here seeking her when he sensed that she is cooking some trouble and asks her how who did this to her. Neena spills that members of the infamous Assassins Guild took her in for a score but she never really knew who she was working for. Then shit just hit the fan and they are attacked by Ninjas of The Hand out of nowhere.

As these villains were busy tearing each other apart, she finds out that they were after a cargo full of captive Japanese girls. She managed to smuggle them back to Texas and helped them to get back but now the Guild is very pissed at her and want payback.

Wolverine suddenly shoots the hinges off the door to see X-23 standing on the other side and she came here following his trails. Laura suggests that Domino is still hiding something about her encounter with Assassins Guild and the run-in with Hand. Telling her to stay out of this, he tells Elixir to heal her before getting out.

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Logan decides to stick with her and though she doesn't want his help, Domino suggests he is hanging out for a hookup. A bullet hits him, causing the car to crash and she comes out to see the Guild sends its members to bring her. A quick shootout ensues where Wolvie joins to lend a hand before they take out everyone and passionately kiss.

The villainous Razor-Fist leading the Guild members comes out asking her about the money she stole from them and Logan too asks her the same question. He goes slicing and dicing them up until getting stabbed by the mercenary leader. Logan manages to break free and spare him to tell Belladonna Boudreaux to stop chasing Neena Thurman.

Domino later confessed to him that during the rescue of those girls, she found a truck full of 237 million dollar and took it, which is why the Guild is mad now. The gun wielding bombshell suggests that they spend some quality time together in a hotel and then discuss about what to do with the money. Being an animal, Logan simply complies.

Assassins Guild leader Belladonna is furious at the incompetence of Razor-Fist, so she calls in favor from Black Mamba, Boomerang, Bullet, Bushwacker, Clay and Nakh to finish the job. They are quickly located in their hotel room in San Francisco, where Bushwacker breaks in to capture Domino and kill Wolverine, only to fail miserably.

These two then head to face the Guild and Neena points out walking straight to enemy lair is kind of a suicide mission she is not very fond of but for this instant, she is trusting Weapon X. The Guild thought that he came here to exchange her life for money but he suggests that the money goes to charity and they leave Domino alone.

An infuriated Belladonna orders her legion of killer to take them down and as the former X-Men duo was already having a hard time to even defend their own; a group of Ninjas sent by The Hand comes out of shadows to apprehend them.

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A Blood-Soaked Ride

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In 2010, Marvel Comics took writers Christopher Yost (X-23 – Innocence Lost, X-23 – Target X) and Craig Kyle (X-Force – Angels & Demons, X-Force – Old Ghosts) to work on a three part limited series focused on X-Force in collaboration with artist Gabriele Dell'Otto (Secret Wars, The Clone Conspiracy), who mostly does cover art in general.

"Sex and Violence" is the result of that creative process and features current X-Force members Archangel, Domino, Elixir, Vanisher, Warpath, Wolverine and X-23. After Cyclops has deployed a strike force version of the team following the events of "Messiah CompleX", the group has been operating as a black ops squad of mutants.

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Aggression and Romance

Although there is a certain twist in the plot that might make things interesting in the end, at times it might feels like that the story was only conceived to portray a couple of hot and steamy romantic encounter between Logan and Neena. Both Assassins Guild and The Hand may seem underplayed and so is the character of Belladonna Boudreaux.

This sexiest blood-soaked adventure taken place in "Sex and Violence" ushered a new direction for the team which reflected on a new monthly ongoing series Uncanny X-Force with some new members like Deadpool, Fantomex and Psylocke on the team.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

After being brainwashed by The Hand and into the wrong hands, Wolverine goes rogue as the world's deadliest living weapon!

To investigate a kidnapping case of a close friend's son, Wolverine went to Japan when all authorities failed. During the ransom exchange, Logan was ambushed in a graveyard by a horde of undead ninjas from The Hand. While he was slicing and dicing all those rotten corpses, The Gorgon secretly observes his moves and waiting for him to tire out.

After trashing them all into pieces and shreds, he finally gets his hands on the kidnapper but before they could react, his mysterious enemy murders him by surprise attacking him with his sword. X-Men member Shadowcat visits the boy's family after they learn Logan has gone disappeared but they already has given up on finding him and their boy.

Director of S.H.I.L.E.D., Nick Fury has recruited the master assassin Elektra to locate Wolverine and bring him back. He told her about a smoked out plan to take down major super powered people by Hand and Hydra is found and Logan was on top of their choice from the list. A badly-burned up Wolvie is later found in one of S.H.E.I.L.D.'s aircraft carrier.

He regains consciousness to discover an unknown voice in his head that tells him that he is on a mission from Hydra and must oblige. A brainwashed Wolverine then goes total berserk and after killing the nurse on duty, he unleashes a mindless killing spree on board.

When power goes down all of a sudden, Elektra warns her fellow agents about his presence on board and told them not to open fire. As those men were getting butchered by him, Natchios patiently waits for her chance to get him. She attacked Wolvie on the right moment and successfully incapacitating him into submission using her twin Sai.

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Wolverine – Enemy of the State | Comics

She then tries to reason with him while Hydra helps him to break free, causing a brief and intense fight between these two. After locking her up to drown her, Logan managed to escape the drowned ship. Later, he unwillingly starts working for the alliance of The Hand, Hydra and The Dawn of the White Light, assembled together by Baron von Strucker.

Their plan is to kill major known superheroes and turn them into their weapon by brainwashing into fighting for their own sinister cause. The entire super-human community is put under Red Alert by Nick Fury. The Fantastic Four and X-Men appear to be the primary targets of Hydra as well as Captain America, Charlie Xavier, Iron Man and Reed Richards.

Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde and Storm brief their terrified young students at X-Mansion about what's at stake and what to do in a state of emergency. Baxter Building also evacuates of all non-super-powered individuals for safety before generating a force field over. However, Wolverine was already inside by then and was waiting to prey on them.

Picking up his presence, Mister Fantastic orders Human Torch and The Thing to bring him down using maximum force but the former Weapon X operative doesn't go down. Invisible Woman got a hold on him before he escaped stealing Reed's latest invention. Next up, he leads an assault against the Stark International with an army of Hydra agents.

Upon encounter, Logan brutally gutted down Spider-Man, injuring him pretty badly while killing off a lesser-known hero named Hornet of The Slingers. Then he sneaked up on Daredevil in his home with dozens of Hand ninjas. As Matt was fighting against Logan, Elektra was being ambushed by The Gorgon on a nearby roof at the same time.

After killing off all those agents who came with her, Gorgon took her out in combat before knocking her down and kidnapped her to recruit within their ranks. Afterwards, Hydra sends Wolverine to kill the president but instead Washington, he showed up at X-Mansion to force Rachel Grey AKA Marvel Girl to do the deed by threatening innocents.

What comes after is that, she cleverly folds his plan and Logan ended up being chased by Beast, Cyclops, Colossus, Emma Frost, Gambit, Havok, Iceman, Northstar, Shadowcat and Storm into a confrontation where he kills one of his former teammate but eventually got taken down by his old pal, Steve Rogers and taken into S.H.I.L.E.D. custody.

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Assault on S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

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On occasion of the thirtieth anniversary for the debut of Wolverine, the most mysterious and dangerous character of Marvel Comics, renowned comic-book writer Mark Miller (Civil War, Kick-Ass) teamed up with another legendary artist John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) to concoct the twelve part long storyline "Enemy of the State".

They created one of the greatest Wolverine stories ever told, that will be considered as a milestone arc in mainline Marvel Universe. The story ran through the third ongoing volume of monthly titular series, collecting issue #20-25 and was parted in two pieces.

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Agent of Hydra

The first part being "Enemy of the State" and second one is "Agent of S.H.I.L.E.D.", depicting Logan's journey from being captured to getting back to his feet to fight the good fight alongside the heroes. As far as story goes, we see one of the most brutal versions of Wolvie causing maximum bloodshed to whoever comes in his way.

Entire plot setting has treated us with a huge array of guest appearance by Captain America, Daredevil, Elektra, Falcon, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Spider-Man, The Thing and several members of X-Men team. There was also a huge assemble of bad guys from top to bottom class, all appearing for just a cameo.
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