Showing posts with label Venom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venom. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Venom – Rex | Comics

Lethal Protector Venom and his human host Eddie Brock faces threat of a primeval evil but Miles Morales, Spider-Man stands in their way!

Eddie Brock is being haunted by recurring nightmares, visions of a past that he doesn't know off but somehow he realizes that it has something to do with his other. He sees a band of Norse warriors desperately tries to fight against a demonic force that comes to them in form of black tendrils and devours them all bursting through the doors.

He wakes up in the middle of the night in shock to find his Venom symbiote trying to hide in a corner. Turns out it was his other who had the nightmare and he then takes a handful of anti-psychosis pills to shut them down so he can think for a moment. With the pills starting to take effect, it gets furious and threatens Eddie to kill him in his sleep.

He never saw it react so violently, which is making him worried and then hearing to a police scanner, they quickly heads out to pursue a case on Jack O'Lantern that he has been working for months. However, rather than jumping in and break some bones, Brock just takes pictures that he can sell but the villain tries to escape by shooting a cop.

The symbiote takes over and ambushes to a fleeing Jack and the guy behind the pumpkin helmet is scared to death to see him. As it starts to gouge his eyes, cops come shooting from behind and the suit responds by turning into the monster from Eddie's nightmare, sporting a crimson spiral on forehead speaking an ancient alien language.

The suit loses control and attempts to attack the policemen but hit by an explosive bullet. Even though the shooter came looking for Flash Thompson, he takes Eddie and leaves. Gaining his senses back, Eddie realizes he is restrained in a dark room with a blast furnace in it and his captor knows well enough how to keep a symbiote at bay.

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The man named Rex Strickland asks him if he knows anything about Project Rebirth 2.0 but Eddie only knows that the original program has created Captain America and a few years ago, the government restarted it to weaponize the Venom symbiote.

He believes that they wanted to create a new supersoldier program but Rex corrects him saying he is not the first but the latest. During Vietnam War, Strickland and his comrades were part of a Sym-Soldier Program. He got out and become an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. but his friends were permanently bonded and now he needs help to rescue them.

After the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D., those four are being transported to be executed and to get some answers, Brock goes to rescue them. Ramming down one of the trucks, Venom sees four of them coming out with red spirals on forehead, speaking that same alien language and impales him when he lunges at them as his other leaves him.

Though it came back soon to heal him back and they both see their symbiotes leave while the hosts turn into corpses. His suit translates the ancient alien language to him as "God is coming" and then a massive dragon-like being is awaken from the ground. Seeing the creature go on a city-wide rampage after that, Eddie quickly rushes to the spot.

What he never expected was Spider-Man, Miles Morales sneaking up on him and Venom goes berserk on him by turning as one of those monsters from his dreams. Eddie somehow breaks through and Miles unloads a "Venom Blast" to free him from the corruption. The boy lost his parents to a symbiote and Brock assures him that it was not him.

Seeing the oncoming threat approaching to the city, they prepare for the final battle and Eddie plans on using Miles' Venom Blasts on the dragon. Their plan worked and the dragon falls. From inside it, a pale figure comes out grabbing the head of an unconscious Spidey and Venom goes full berserk on him when he crushes a patrol helicopter.

However, the entity blasts the symbiote off him and took it with him after introducing himself to Eddie Brock as Knull, God of the Symbiotes. He shows Brock the events of how he existed from before the beginning of universe, forged the first symbiote to slay a Celestial, before being cast away and coming back as a God to take away his suit.

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Miles Comes Knocking

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Considering both writer Donny Cates (Doctor Strange – Damnation, Thanos – Thanos Wins) and artist Ryan Stegman (Inhuman – Genesis, Uncanny Avengers – Lost Future) are two of the hottest comic-book creators right now, Marvel Comics have picked them up for a Venom storyline like never before and they came up with "Rex" in 2018.

Collecting the first six issues from the fourth ongoing volume of Venom monthly series, "Rex" chronicles the history of Klyntar symbiote that started 1000 years ago out of the darkness of cosmos, its encounter with The Mighty Thor during Viking Age (Thor – God of Thunder) and introduces a powerful ancient God-like entity, Knull, Lord of the Abyss.

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Ancient Symbiote God

With The Avengers busy dealing with dead Celestials falling from sky (The Final Host) and the X-Men is nowhere to be found, Venom teams-up with Spider-Man, Miles Morales to face-off against a dragon-like symbiote collective called Grendel. Eddie has fought cancer, Carnage, Toxin and Anti-Venom but never faced anything like these new foes.

After facing Knull, the wicked web-slinger got some new power upgrades that'd come in handy in future. Also, involvement of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a Sym-Soldier Program from long ago is revealed. The plot twist at the end was somewhat unpredictable and seemingly leaves Eddie Brock without a purpose but he will be back in the upcoming arc.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin | Comics

One of Spider-Man's greatest enemies meets with another to form an unholy bond and get back at him by threatening everyone close to him.

Due to previous unfortunate events, Peter Parker had to ruin Parker Industries and everything it was built on in order to prevent Doctor Octopus or Hydra from misusing any of it. Currently, he is crashing at the couch of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Bobbi Morse AKA Mockingbird when he is not fighting crime.

Aside from that, his adventure as Spider-Man continues and he managed to get a job as Daily Bugle's science section editor. By this time, two mercenaries breach at underwater containment facility called Lock Box to secure a package and releases an artifact known as Zodiac Key.

A year ago, on the same day, Spidey had thrown out the villainous Scorpio into Zodiac Dimension for a year after he gained a year worth of prior knowledge of future. On the same day, Lock Box is breached and he got out while gaining the key as well.

He is eventually taken down and he warns before going to prison that something is coming for the Wall-Crawler, which he brushes off. Elsewhere, those mercenaries arrive to their employer with the package, which turned out to be the Carnage symbiote and the boss being Norman Osborn.

Then he would be called upon to by the current Sorcerer Supreme, Loki in absence of Doctor Strange. Years ago, he owed Spidey a favor and he just wanted to return it now but after a brief adventure together, the latter used it in most unexpected way Laufeyson could ever think of.

Meanwhile, Osborn unleashed the symbiote after repeatedly failing to restore his madness by mystical, psychological or surgical ways. It tries to take over but he offered to teach it becoming more sadistic starting with killing two of his own henchmen.

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Amazing Spider-Man – Red Goblin | Comics

Carnage is intrigued by Osborn's method of torturing and wanted more but Norman agrees to that for being in full control. Not only does it repair his facial appearance, the symbiote ejected all nanites from his body that was stopping him from becoming Green Goblin.

Alchemax C.E.O. Liz Allan asks Flash Thompson to be present as Agent Anti-Venom during one of their upcoming presentation. There, Phil Urich showed up as Goblin King with his minions, which results in a fight and Peter ended up hitting the jackpot with Mary Jane Watson after the fight.

Peter and Mary Jane were at her apartment passionately making out and reminiscing about their past times together but then remember about their reason for splitting up seeing his costume underneath. Liz asks Flash again to try and retrieve the exploding metal tritium from Goblin King.

In one of his abandoned his gentleman's club, Osborn was talking to someone about Spider-Man whom he abducted and had blindfolded. Hearing some noise downstairs, he goes to check and confronts Phil, who he kills by ripping his heart out when Goblin King attacked him with a flame sword.

Norman came back monologuing to his prisoner explaining how he is going to deal with the Wall-Crawler but his hostage pointed out how Green Goblin has failed over and over in past only to fail each time and accidentally spills a hint.

With that, he managed to deduce the secret identity of the hero and his captive is revealed to be none other than J. Jonah Jameson. He then raids into Daily Bugle looking for the Web-Head and these two gets into a fight. GG threatened everyone with tritium explosives and Spidey managed to contain the blast.

Osborn got impaled on a girder and faking his dying state, he calls Parker near to thank him. Then he turned into a goblin/symbiote hybrid called Red Goblin. With his newfound power, Carnage/Goblin proves to overwhelming for Spider-Man alone.

He offers to leave him alone if he gives up being hero or kill each and everyone he loves. Even with help from his friends Anti-Venom, Clash, Human Torch, Miles Morales and Silk, Pete didn't stand a chance.

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The Loose Thread

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Despite Spider-Man having an impressive Rogue's Gallery, his villains can get a bit repetitive over times. In 2018, Marvel Comics hired writer Christos Gage (Civil War – House of M, House of M – Avengers) and Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) to solve that problem in "Red Goblin" storyline.

Artists Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Giuseppe Camuncoli (Darth Vader – Imperial Machine, Darth Vader – Legacy's End) and Stuart Immonen (Fear Itself, Inferno) delivered illustrations for issues # 794-801 of Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing series.

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Go Down Swinging

Green Goblin has been a terrible menace who terrorized Peter Parker on personal level and in his super-heroism. Carnage is another psychopath who is nearly as ruthless but a lot more chaotic. When two of these terrible personas merges and creates a new one, it surely is a live horror show. With a slow build-up, the plot eventually delivers more twists and turns than readers have probably bargained for.

Throughout the arc, references of the events from One More Day, Secret Empire and The Clone Conspiracy were made. Apparently, it took place between "Hunt For Wolverine" and "Return of Wolverine" crossover events and Wolverine even showed up in a cameo in the first issue of the story.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Venom – Homecoming | Comics

Former Army Ranger Lee Price was thinking about how life choices are so easy for bad guys and how it takes a lot of strength to do the right thing at all times to be a good guy. He is currently looking for a job in New York City just to pay his rents and his friend Tony has set him up with Mac Gargan for an interview.

Trying to intimidate his new recruit, Gargan asks him if he has ever killed anyone and what was the reason for his discharge, to which Lee responds by saying, he can kill people if needed and two of his fingers blew out in the line of duty, which has classified him as "disabled".

Meanwhile, the Venom symbiote was wandering without a host for some time after being separated from Flash Thompson. When Lee and his friends showed up at their spot at that night for the job Gargan offered, it was an exchange between Tombstone's gang and Black Cat's gang.

It went sour and Tombstone's people start pulling their guns and then suddenly out of nowhere, the symbiote arrives at the scene and almost immediately bonded with Lee. Surprisingly enough, Lee gained total control over the suit and trashed his enemies.

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Venom – Homecoming | Comics

He then kills his own peers and a homeless man to eradicate all evidence from scene before taking all the crates with him to his home. Back at his place, his suit was having a psychic struggle with Lee over taking control on him but it fails due to his training in army.

The next day, he goes to meet crime boss Black Cat to return her goodies back to her and decides to join her gang. Seeing Mac Gargan working for her, the symbiote protests his idea and even made him vomit to create a scene, which Gargan finds quite fishy.

When Lee returned to his apartment, he stumbled onto an assassin named Firebug, who is here on behalf of his boss to make him pay for murdering Tombstone's gang. As the guy had power of pyrokinesis, Venom finds it hard to fight back but to save Lee's life, it helped anyway.

At that very moment, FBI Agent Coyle Bagman and Wambaugh, who were keeping an eye on Lee decides to intervene and take him into custody. Lee escapes but the agents find him again, forcing to work for them whether he likes it or not as they are capable of neutralizing him anytime they want if he doesn't comply.

Deciding to unravel what is really at play with her new hired gun Lee Price, Black Cat sends him to scare off a Daily Bugle reporter from a story he's been working on, where Gargan tags along with him as Scorpion. The assignment quickly turned into a fight between the two.

When footage of their brawl goes live on social media, it catches the eyes of Spider-Man and he decides to bump in. Still, things start getting out of hand and the person who has the most experience with symbiotes; Eddie Brock enters the scene.

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Badder Than Ever!

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hires comic-book writer Mike Costa (Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse – Electroverse, Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse – Spiders Vs.) and artist Gerardo Sandoval (Age of Apocalypse – Warzones!, Korvac Saga – Warzones!) to cook up a brand-new storyline for their re-launch of new Venom monthly ongoing title in 2017.

Classic Spider-Man villains Black Cat and Scorpion also made special appearance into this arc which collects first six issues from the series. Plus, a new host for Klyntar is found in Lee Price, who has demonstrated his capability as a psychotic killer and to become a notorious villain.

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Deadliest Fanged Monster

One of Spider-Man's arch nemesis for years, Venom returns with his third ongoing monthly series but this time, the suit didn't return as "Lethal Protector" Eddie Brock was during his run, nor "Agent of the Cosmos" it became with Flash Thompson. This time, the alien symbiote finds a host that is evil and it would still be an understatement to describe him.

Things will go crazy if he ever stumbles onto another deadly symbiote Carnage in Venom suit or worse, if Carnage chose him as new host. The series will explore new turn of events in next storyline "Land Before Crime" and paves a way for a few more in line.
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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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