Showing posts with label The Thing. Show all posts
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II | Comics

After Kitty Pryde becomes the new Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been to space for some adventure. Peter Quill became the new ruler of Spartax and totally failed when a renegade Accuser Corps member named Hala lays waste to the planet (Emperor Quill). Then they fought the Brotherhood of the Badoon to rescue their captured friend Angela and overthrown the Badoon Empire for good (Wanted).

As they hit the road, they receive a call from Captain Marvel to return to Earth to help her with some Earthy affairsThe Guardians vote among themselves whether to go or not, had a little bit of arguments between themselves why it is not a bad idea or vice-versa.

Though Rocket Raccoon strongly suggests against going to Earth and sticking their nose into some super-hero quarrel which is not their business, the others voted for going back and before reaching Earth all of them start preparing themselves. Soon, they all meet Carol Danvers, Commander Abigail Brand and Alpha Flight at their low-orbit space station. Carol then briefs the Guardians about the current development involving Ulysses Cain, the precognitive Inhuman and her clash with Iron Man.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II | Comics

Since the whole scenario is far more complicated than that, Carol privately disclosed to Quill that how her boyfriend Col. Jim Rhodes AKA War Machine has become a causality of war when they tried to sneak onto Thanos following a prophecy from Ulysses, how they have managed to capture The Mad Titan and since his friend Drax the Destroyer and Gamora are always hell-bent on killing him, she wanted Quill to keep it a secret from them for the time being.

When Kitty Pryde confront Peter Quill about what Carol told him in person, he shares to her the whole situation and his dilemma about not being able to disclose this to Drax or Gamora as it would immediately set them off on a rampage to kill Thanos and wreck havoc in the process for sure.

It would lead all of Earth's heroes after her to stop her at any cost and The Mad Titan might actually get away amidst this chaos. Even after Kitty suggested him to share this info with his teammates, Peter remained adamant on his decision to keep Carol's request.

Before jumpig into the final conflict, the Guardians argue among themselves regarding their involvement and it really didn't solve anything at all. As the time for the showdown between Carol Danvers and Tony Stark finally arrives, she signals the Guardians to help her and things escalate pretty quickly.

Their ship is blown up in the fight and Rocket gets very upset about it while Groot tries to comfort him. Angela, Thing and Venom go their separate ways and Gamora accidentally discovers the secret that has been kept from her.

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Rocket's Worst Nightmare

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When the first Civil War of superheroes hit the Marvel Universe, it affected all of the heroes of the world sans the X-Men. This time, as Civil War II is upon the superhero-community once again, it will affect the heroes of space as well. Star-Lord and his Guardians of the Galaxy were called in by Col. Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel to assist her with more power in her favor. Many of The Avengers and X-Men members made cameo appearances in the middle of the story as it progress and also took part in the final battle.

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Allegiances Are Split

This tie-in story takes place on the fourth monthly ongoing volume of Guardians of the Galaxy comics series, collecting issues #11-14, which is plotted by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja), while artist Valerio Schiti (Journey Into Mystery – Seeds of Destruction, Journey Into Mystery – Stronger Than Monsters) and Arthur Adams (Gen¹³/Generation X, Longshot) provided illustrations and cover arts respectively. This arc has literally torn-apart the Guardians on trust issue among them for Quill not sharing what he knew about Thanos with Drax and Gamora or anyone else of the team.
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted | Comics

When the last of the Kree Accuser Corps, Hala showed up on Spartax to blame Emperor Quill for the destruction of her homeworld and laid waste to the entire planet, Spartax government officials deemed Peter Quill guilty and overthrown him. Even though it wasn't his fault in any way but still, he was in charge of the planet when it happened and that made him a fugitive of Spartax. While other Guardians of the Galaxy members were split in small groups on separate missions, Kitty Pryde and Peter Quill are currently on Xalda-Volta, a Badoon prison-planet.

Kitty and Peter are there for an extraction mission but Peter still couldn't let go of the fact that he lost an entire planet, his friends and Kitty too. In between hiding from Badoon soldiers and out-flanking them, Kitty unsuccessfully tries to keep Quill's mind on track and they jump into quickly take down a few Badoon soldiers on patrol and then Star-Lord got knocked down by a bigger one. Kitty managed to move him out but more troops were on their tail and while make another run for it, they finally discovered that Xalda-Volta is actually a concentration camp for numerous alien races.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted | Comics

Seeing all the deprived alien prisoners locked up there reminded Kitty Pryde of how her own Mutant race was always trampled by others and in a fit of rage, she furiously charges at them with Star-Lord's Element Gun and inflicts heavy damage. She then phase-shifts through a few of their ships to make them crush while Quill frees as much prisoners as possible until he got knocked out by another big one. He woke up in the middle of an arena, sentenced to death while surrounded by Monsters of Badoon on planet Moord; the homeworld of the Brotherhood of Badoon.

Captured by Badoon soldiers, Rocket Raccoon was stalling a bunch of Badoons with facts about his prisoner rights, leading them to a spot while The Thing drops on them from orbit, decimating almost all of them at once. After taking down a big-one like a true space-barbarian, Thing and Rocket proceeds to evacuate all the prisoners. Impressed by his unmatched bravery and their attempt to rescue all these alien prisoners Badoon, a female Garonthian approaches him finding herself attracted to Ben. Though, interrupted by more soldiers, Ben and Rocket eventually rescues everyone from the prison planet.

Groot and Venom finds themselves among a group of Super-Skrull who are kept here as prisoners, stripped off their shape-shifting ability. Meanwhile, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora sneaks into Imperial Warden's tower but Gamora got caught and then she unleashes whatever remaining power of The Black Vortex within her one more time to rescue her friend and fellow Guardians of the Galaxy member Angela. When they are all set to go, they have to save Peter Quill from being executed on Planet Moord and then take out Brotherhood of the Badoon for good.

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Clobberin' Orange Glorkon

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The second storyline from Marvel Comics' fourth monthly ongoing volume of Guardians of the Galaxy, "Wanted" is comprised of four individual adventures by teamed-up Guardians, leading to one big-finale. Regular writer of the series, Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja) and his new collaborating artist Valerio Schiti (Guardians of the Galaxy – Civil War II, New Avengers – A Perfect World) were on the creative wheels, as Arthur Adams (Gen¹³/Generation X, Longshot) was doing covers for all the issues involved. Bendis have started plotting a series of inter-connected stories from "Emperor Quill" and will see an end by the end of the monthly series, drawing a much deserved conclusion.

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Assault on Xalda-Volta

As a new line-up for the team is settled, lot of story build-up process is going on behind the scene and probably leading to a major event. The mission that Kitty Pryde and Peter Quill led eventually freed countless members of different alien races like Brood, Kymellian, Shi'ar and Skrulls. Things are changing as The Badoons are up to a major galactic power play and they are seemingly interested in knowing the current whereabouts of Thanos. The group heads to Earth as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers asks for their assistance and so, the next story will tie-in with Civil War II crossover event.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Drax – The Galaxy's Best Detective | Comics

In an undisclosed location, Drax the Destroyer was accompanying his friends in the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight a coven of aliens to stop them from detonating a dirty bomb powered by magic. Led by Kitty Pryde, the new Star-Lord of the team, fellow Guardians members Groot, Rocket Raccoon, The Thing and Venom were fighting against the oncoming enemy horde. As always, Drax's ruthless efficiency has earned them an easy victory in the end and they decide to part ways for now to celebrate on their own.

When he wished to tag along, Kitty mentions that she is going out for some girl-stuff and Groot was going to disarm the bomb with Rocket. The duo of The Thing and Venom heads for a pub in Alpha Centauri, leaving him saying there is no more room. So, Drax decides to pursue his life's mission of killing Thanos and Rocket lends him his rusty space worthy vehicle Space Sucker! However, the ship's system failed and he is forced to crash land in an unnamed moon and then walked for long in search for a mechanic.

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Drax – The Galaxy's Best Detective | Comics

He came across Ora's bar after walking miles only to meet and greeted by Terrax the Tamer there. Angry and frustrated over the matters he has been enduring for past few days, Drax decides to take his temper out on the former herald of Galactus for now. Surprisingly enough, Terrax is not here to fight and offers to buy him a drink. Though he is not much of a talker himself, he listens as his host describes how he was previously obliterated into nothingness and then found himself alive again.

As Drax was looking for a mechanic to repair his broken ship, the barkeep Ora takes him to her workshop and offers to fix his vehicle if he helps to catch a thief who has been stealing from her. He was looking for Terrax to help him catch the thieves and when they meet outside, Drax engaged in a fight against a band of slavers on street and Terrax joined in. Ora took out the last one while Drax unsuccessfully chases the goons to stop them from getting away. He realizes that he was actually roped in to rescue children from those kidnappers.

In the middle of these chaos and confusion, someone stole the Axe of Terrax the Tamer. Unable to get him up at his feet, Drax leaves a grieving Terrax behind while investigating scrap-metal thieves, also the reason behind a massive disappearance of people. He sees a couple of raiders plucking up pieces of his ship and gives a chase. One of the raiders led him to their secret hideout, where trying to free the tortured people, he is taken down. Eventually he finds himself in an arena against The Serpent AKA Fin Fang Foom.

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Drax the Savior

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Drax – The Galaxy's Best Detective

Considered as the tattooed muscle-head for Guardians of the Galaxy, Drax is rarely left alone to pursue solo adventures. So, writer CM Punk and Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Deadpool Vs. Carnage) came up with a plot for Drax the Destroyer to send him on his life's mission that storyline is illustrated by artist Scott Hepburn for Marvel in 2016. Current members from The Guardians showed up in the story at the very beginning and Drax gets to tag along with a former heralds of Galactus; Terrax the Tamer for a very unusual team-up experience, who was thought to be killed off by Phoenix during Avengers/X-Men War.

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Temple of Foom!

With the revolution of live-action film franchise in recent years, Marvel is re-inventing their various popular characters by putting them on solo adventures in their own monthly series for a while to see how it goes. Also, bringing a legendary figure like Fin Fang Foom into this story for something that is very personal to him was also something that felt fresh. This storyline collects issues #01-05 from the first ongoing volume of Drax limited series and is then continued in the next arc titled "The Children's Crusade".
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy – Emperor Quill | Comics

As Fantastic Four is currently no longer in business, The Thing has nothing better to do and he decided to become a spaceman. So, Benjamin J. Grimm has joined Guardians of the Galaxy alongside Drax the Destroyer, Star-Lord/Kitty Pryde, Flash Thompson's Venom and Groot, led by their brand-new leader Rocket Raccoon. Though, Ben lovies his time in space, he finds the downside of it being always being threatended by a Chitauri Leviathan that is after him and thanks to Kitty Pryde, they took out a entire Chitauri fleet with very little effort and secured a package from them.

Since no one knows what's inside of it and they have no expert on-board to examine it and cannot come to any conclusion whether it's a weapon or a cosmic artifact, The Guardians took a vote and went to see an old friend. On Spartax, Emperor Peter Quill is dying of boredom while ruling the planet and suddenly out of the blue, Rocket and The Guardians arrives at his doorstep with the package acquired from Chitauri.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Emperor Quill | Comics

On Spartax, Emperor Peter Quill was dying of boredom while ruling the planet alongside Spartax Council as their new king, attending meetings to discuss military expenditures and trade negotiations that are driving him nuts. Peter was trying to resist sexual advancement from an alien being and suddenly out of the blue, Rocket arrives with the rest of Guardians of the Galaxy at his doorstep with the package acquired from Chitauri. Only moments after their arrival, a shiny object falls from the orbit and hits straight to the surface, which is revealed to be a badly-beaten and bloodied Gamora.

She tries to warn her friends about her attacker and it seems that Gamora encountered a Kree, belonging to Accuser Corps, named Hala who has beaten her like this. She fled from the Kree using all her strength to come to Spartax, so she could warn Quill and the Guardians. Hala is the last remaining Accuser, who seeks out retribution for the destruction of Kree Homeworld and her people at the hands of Quill's father and former King J'son while she was away. Now, as the sole survivor of her race, she came to Spartax to kill Emperor Peter Quill.

They all attacked the Kree Accuser one by one but none of them could make an impact except for Ben Grimm landing a few punches on her. Then an attempt from Spartoi Royal Guards to restrain Hala also proved to be as futile. Even the combined might of the Guardians seems not enough to even slow her down a bit and they are all forced to leave while Gamora engages her in duel again. As the rogue Accuser tears apart the heroes and wrecks havoc on Spartax, a doozy alien named Yotat the Destroyer seeks for Drax to settle down some old score.

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Kree Justice on Spartax

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Set up after Marvel's ground-breaking events of "Time Runs Out" and "Secret Wars", Guardians of the Galaxy is taking a new move with "Emperor Quill" storyline which is devised by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Daredevil – End of Days, Daredevil – Ninja) and illustrated by artist Valerio Schiti (Guardians of the Galaxy – Wanted, New Avengers – A Perfect World), as Arthur Adams (Gen¹³/Generation X, Longshot) provided cover arts. "Emperor Quill" does very well connecting the current plot to the previous happenings of the Marvel Universe; like "The Black Vortex" and subtly plants seeds for more in the foreseeable future with more stakes on the line.

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A Gangster from Knowhere

New members Ben Grimm and Flash Thompson are added to the roster to add some new twist to the play and bringing diverse flavor among the space-heroes. This puts Rocket straight on the driving seat of the gang whilst Quill plays the fancy boy-king of Spartax. During Quill's presence, Rocket always argued with him how his plans are better and now with the former out for the time being, he can finally prove his worth as a team-leader. Also, the story hints a major oncoming conspiracy from the depth of Negative Zone by two of the menacing figures; Annihilus and Queen of the Brood which might eventually turn out to be some major catastrophic event in future as the series progresses.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Secret Wars | Comics

To prevent the imminent final Incursion of Earth-1610 and Earth-616, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange and Molecule Man have faced the mysterious race of Beyonders as a last resort for saving the entire Multiverse. The Ultimate Universe counterpart of Reed Richards named The Maker informs General Nick Fury of the inevitable catastrophe and Fury send all of S.H.I.E.L.D. fleets to Earth-616, while The Maker advancing with his very own agenda with The Cabal members Black Swan, Maximus, Namor, Terrax the Tamer and Thanos.

At the incursion point of Earth-616, Fury's fleet arrives over Manhattan city and starts firing as the heroes tries to avert the strike. Mister Fantastic has previously created a life raft to save as many as they can but The Maker just wants to save The Cabal and his doomsday plan of releasing Children of Tomorrow kills X-Men’s Beast, Black Bolt, Black Widow, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Spider-Woman, before a Phoenix Force empowered Cyclops finally stops it from doing more damage.

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Secret Wars | Comics

During their travel, the ship breaches in the middle and Invisible Woman, The Thing and rest of the Future Foundation except Reed Richards gets lost. When the two worlds finally collide and everything flashes into an endless white, Doom emerges. Upon taking down the Beyonders with a well devised plan, Victor has taken their enormous power for himself and thus, he becomes God Emperor Doom. He picked up pieces of the ruined Multiverse and merged them together into a new patchwork of reality called the Battleworld.

An entire Thor Corps served Doom as his police force of Battleworld to keep his order led by his trusty Sheriff Strange. The Battleworld is divided into three parts inhibited by Marvel Zombies, Ultron drones and Annihilation Wave, guarded by the Shield aka Ben Grimm. Doom's new world is ruled by his barons Apocalypse, Goblin Queen, Hyperion, Maestro and Mister Sinister. Sitting on his throne Yggdrasill; The World Tree, he rules this world alongside Sue Storm and her kids as the former devourer of worlds, Galactus stays in charge of guarding Castle Doom.

Minister Alexander Power and Dragon Man of The Foundation made the discovery of the Life Raft of The Maker, which was later informed to Sheriff Strange. When Thor Corps found it, Old Man Thor was immediately killed by members of The Cabal and the rest of his brethren engaged in battle with them. Strange has found Miles Morales inside the Raft, who led him to other surviving heroes who landed on this world. Victor learns of the presence of Reed Richards and the heroes and immediately appears to unleash Doom on them.

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Battleworld of Doom

With the Secret Wars entirely changing the timeline and reality of the Marvel Universe, a lot of what’s going on is yet to catch. The mention-worthy changes were; there are two versions of Mister Fantastic, Black Panther posses an Infinity Gauntlet, original Spider-Man Peter Parker and Miles Morales teams-up, Maximus becomes The Prophet, Galactus was a puppet-guard of Castle Doom, Star-Lord was the last survivor of the Guardians of the Galaxy and aside from the heroes, villains of the likes of Thanos and Namor have fought against the omnipotent God Emperor Doom.

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Prior events of "Time Runs Out" story on the pages of the monthly ongoing series of Avengers and New Avengers has led everything to a point where a collision of worlds was imminent and thus begins the major crossover-event of 2015; Secret Wars. Centered around a nine issue limited series, the plot was devised by writer Jonathan Hickman (Dark Reign – Fantastic Four, Infinity) and illustration were done by artist Esad Ribić. Right before the two realities of Earth-1610 and Earth-616 were destroyed, most of the major-superhero figures died battling each other. Meanwhile, the vigilante hero Punisher was busy taking down villains like Absorbing Man, Bullseye, Kingpin, Norman Osborn, Sandman and Scorpion before everything ends.

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Beyond The Battleworld

Since the reality that we know of the entire Marvel Universe was bend and twisted and was replaced with a new one, several fractions of various alternate timelines like Age of Ultron, Armor Wars, Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Days of Future Past, House of M, Inferno, Infinity Gauntlet, Korvac Saga, Marvel Zombies, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, Siege, Spider Island, Spider-Verse, X-Tinction Agenda and then some were explored in re-imaginary way. Also they are categorized in three individual sections; Battleworld, Last Days and Warzones. These stories have served as multiple tie-in to the main story that re-mapped Marvel. The aftermath of the event culminated an all-new, all-different era of Marvel Universe from a fresh point.
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