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

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 12, 2017

The Clone Conspiracy | Comics

When J. Jonah Jameson's father Jay was hospitalized with a deteriorating health, a New U Technologies representative Dr. Rita Clarkson offers them advanced tech to save his life and Jonah takes the offer. To impress him further to promote the company, they even brought back his deceased wife Marla.

Later, Peter was forced to approach New U to save life of Jerry Salteres of Parker Industries, who recovered but started triggering Peter's Spider-Sense. So, he sends Prowler to investigate, who learns of The Jackal's involvement in all these but before he could inform Peter, he is killed by Electro and then brought back.

Meanwhile, Jay's health condition worsens and despite undergoing a surgery, he still passes away. Following his funeral, Peter goes to see Jerry but his wife tell him that New U had taken her husband when he started decaying when he forgot to take prescribed meds.

Peter sneaks into New U looking for Jerry and eventually finds him or his nervous system in a stasis tube. Rhino and Electro came on call for security by Miles Warren but is taken down quickly. He shockingly discovers Gwen Stacy standing nearby and couldn't avoid being smacked by tentacle arms of his old foe Doctor Octopus.

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In an alternate universe that was completely ravaged in an outbreak of the Carrion Virus, Scarlet Spider was running from a horde of zomibe-like inhabitants of San Francisco. He managed to secure a research note for a possible cure and asked his secret ally for a portal to jump back home.

Meanwhile, The Jackal arrives to release Spidey from his clutches as Octavius had him on ropes and offers a tour around along with Gwen. He took the wall-crawler to a room to show him that he has brought back every deceased member of his rogue's gallery who ever died on his watch and even rehabilitate them.

Seeing all of them together, the web-slinger expected a fight but instead they remain surprisingly unprovoked. His former allies Dr. Ashley Kafka, George Stacy, Jean DeWolff and Prowler showed up siding with the geneticist. Peter's friends were also brought back to convince him to work with Warren as he wishes to use his tech for good this time.

Suddenly, George Stacy pulls out his gun at Gwen stating she is not his daughter and she admits to be Spider-Gwen before she jumped off quickly to escape through a vent with Spider-Man. She and Kaine Parker came to this world to help Spidey prevent a Carrion Virus outbreak that would start as a result of his alliance with Jackal. Kaine already kidnapped the resurrected Gwen Stacy while she came to assist him.

When the real Gwen starts decaying for not taking her pills, she is taken to Horizon University for care. Anna Maria Marconi learns from him that he is trying to stop Peter because he is responsible for a wide-scale pandemic of Carrion Virus as a result of his partnership with Jackal in dozens of reality.

Knowing that Gwen's cell degeneration can lead to a possible Carrion Virus outbreak, Anna tries to contact authorities but police Chief Anderson tips off The Jackal on their location, leading Rhino and Electro breaking in and take Gwen along with them. She told them to take Scarlet Spider as well because he might have a key to a cure for them all.

Anna Maria willingly tags along to help them stop the decaying. Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen arrived too late to help them but The Kingpin approaches them with information to find Miles, so that he pays for defiantly bringing back Wilson Fisk's deceased wife Vanessa.

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A 2017 crossover event, "Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy" is mostly centered on a five-issue Spider-Man limited series from Marvel Comics, written by Christos Gage (Civil War – House of M, Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion) and Dan Slott (Spider-Man – Big Time, Spider-Man – Dying Wish), while Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati) served as artist and Gabriele Dell'Otto (Annihilation – Nova, Annihilation – Ronan) provided cover arts. Although, the story at first seemed like a repetitive clash between Spider-Man and The Jackal, it unfolds as more.

The Jackal’s Master Plan

Parker Industries and New U Technologies being responsible for a dystopian future seemed like a fresh take on the series. Scarlet Spider and Spider-Gwen was also enjoyable because they both played their important part that helped the story advance further while Peter Parker did his part.

A huge gauntlet of fallen enemies of everyone's favorite wall-crawler including Big Man, Eduardo Lobo, Barton Hamilton's version of Green Goblin, Hitman, Hobgoblin, Jack O'Lantern, Kangaroo, Massacre, Mirage, Montana, Mysterio, Ox, Rose, Spencer Smythe, Spider-Slayer, Stilt-Man and Tarantula showed up.

Mysteries regarding The Living Brain and consciousness of Otto Octavius are finally cleared up by him. Also, the ambiguity around Miles Warren's identity came to a conclusion that even the most veteran fans probably haven't probably guessed.

A brand-new monthly ongoing Ben Reilly – Scarlet Spider series with its first storyline titled "Back In The Hood" by Peter David (Hulk – Destruction, The Other – Evolve or Die) and Mark Bagley (Hulk – Banner DOA, Venom – Lethal Protector) begins publication immediately after these events along with monthly Amazing Spider-Man series.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Spider-Man – Dying Wish | Comics

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Spider-Man – Dying Wish | Comics
In the aftermath of the global catastrophic “Ends of the Earth” event, a terminally ill Doctor Octopus was finally taken down with his newly reformed Sinister Six by Spider-Man after foiling his manic plan to eradicate billion lives on Earth as a last resort to be remembered forever. He was placed in the security prison facility created for the super villains called The Raft, under intensive medical care. From this inactive state, he struggles to utter a single word, “Peter Parker”. To the respond of his call, Spider-Man came to pay visit to him along with The Avengers in Raft. To a point of their conversation, it is finally revealed that Doctor Octavious has previously transferred his consciousness to Peter Parker’s young body during their last battle to escape death.

While Peter is trapped in his fragile body, which is slowly dying, the Octavious Spidey bids farewell to the dying Peter Parker with taunting him a little bit. With only a few hours to live, Peter managed to summon the Trapster, Hydro Man and Scorpion to invade Raft and break him out of the prison as Doctor Octopus in a desperate attempt so that he could face off and stop his arch-nemesis Octavious in Spider-Man’s body. After breaking out of the prison, Peter led the trio who believed him to be Doctor Octopus to The Avengers tower where all of Parker’s relatives are moved. In their confrontation, Octavious Spidey nearly kills the Scorpion by breaking his jaw that shocks Parker and he retaliates by engaging Spider-Man in a final epic-battle.

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Swapped Consciousness
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A Day In The Life
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Followed by “Ends of the Earth” story arc, Dying Wish is the final storyline from the longest running first volume of Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing series that started with legendary comic-book creators Stan Lee (Daredevil, Doctor Strange) and Steve Ditko (Beware the Creeper, Legion of Super-Heroes). With this the 50 years long run of the series has finally came to an end, Marvel and the creators had their plan of jump-starting a whole new title, “Superior Spider-Man”. Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) and Humberto Ramos (Wolverine, X-Men) cooked up this four part epic tale that ran through issue #698-700 and is published by Marvel Comics in 2012.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Amazing Spider-Man – Shed | Comics

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Amazing Spider Man – Shed | Comics
Famous Reptilian scientist Doctor Curtis Connors is the man also known as the former super-villain Lizard as well as a teacher of Peter Parker, is now a widower, working in a pharmaceutical industry, is broken and slowly losing control from the stress of life and a non-stop trash talking boss. When his entire barrier of endurance broke to keep his reptilian persona in check, a monstrous Lizard is unleashed again! Spider-Man was patrolling with Black Cat, then upon hearing the news of the Lizard’s rampage, he quickly reached to the spot as soon as he could. He confronts him to stop Kurt Connors from rampaging through the city and to save the innocent bystanders from harm’s way.

With all those years of changing into the other grizzly persona of a cold-blooded reptile and experiencing a few horrific mutations, Lizard has grown monstrous, stronger and grimmer than ever. It has changed into a new devilish form, which Connors has a very limited control over, calling itself The Shed. It is known that under the influence of the reptile, Curt Connors only possesses intellect of an average man but what the other did not know now is that this time Connors has perfected the serum responsible for his transformation to the level where he can have control over both his persona and powers at the same time. Even after his best efforts, Spidey fails to save Kurt's son Billy Connors at the foster case from his own father's monstrosity and may be this time, it won't be easy stopping the reptile monster, since his humane side is lost in the abyss.
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The Lizard Takes Over
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The Lizard's Grim Hunt
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The storyline Shed is a four part tale from the monthly ongoing Amazing Spider-Man comic-book series, is plotted out by the mastermind writer Zeb Wells (Carnage U.S.A., Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus – Year One) and amazing artist Chris Bachalo (Captain America – Homeland, Dark Reign – The Sinister Spider-Man) under the publication of Marvel Comics in 2010. Though it is actually part of “The Gauntlet” story arc but Shed is a part of a larger plot that only focuses Spidey’s encounter with The Lizard. It's a one grim tale that readers and fans won't forget in years running from issues #630-633 and also some materials from Web of Spider-Man #55 were added to the story.
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