Showing posts with label Walter Simonson. Show all posts
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Friday, July 16, 2004

Fall of the Mutants | Comics

In Dallas, Texas, members of the mutant adventurer team X-Men were out looking for their recently de-powered mutant teammate Storm and engaged in a fight with mutant terrorist Mystique and her group of reformed villains sponsored by the government now is known as Freedom Force. Their fight is interrupted when cavemen, demons and strange creatures starts popping out in the middle. So, both team decides to work this thing out together.

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Fall of the Mutants | Comics

During the fight, the precognitive mutant Destiny had a vision of many heroes dying and things from primitive ages like caveman and dinosaurs starts appearing around them. Their former foe Adversary was the person responsible for this sudden chronal disorder and he appears to be invincible for the heroes.

Storm actually was with mutant inventor Forge at that time to and they are transported to another dimension where they lived for a year and reconcile their love. Forge then tries to restore her mutant powers forever. Though Forge have currently managed to jump-start Storm’s mutant powers back but in order to defeat their foe, he cast a spell that apparently costs the life of Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Madelyne Pryor, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm and Wolverine.

Meanwhile in Manhattan, X-Factor team is transported to the celestial ship of the eternal mutant Apocalypse and offered a place in his new world order. Upon denying, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Caliban and Iceman are all forced to face Apocalypse's Four Horsemen and to their surprise, one of them turned out to be their long dead former teammate Angel, who has become the embodiment of Horseman Death under the influence of Apocalypse.

The clash between the Horsemen of Apocalypse and X-Factor reaches New York and the timely intervention of Power Pack actually saved a lot of property damage. During their battle, Iceman's apparent death made Archangel rethink his decisions and made him switch sides. As X-Men and X-Factor were trying to sort out their troubles, New Mutant member Bird-Brain meets his creator, Ani-Mator.

For more information on Fall of the Mutants crossover, you can check out these links below.

Fall of the Mutants (Comics) Wikipedia

Fall of the Mutants (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Four Horsemen of Apocalypse

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X-Men – Fall of the Mutants Vol 01

X-Men – Fall of the Mutants Vol 02

X-Men – The Fall of the Mutants (Softcover)

X-Men – The Fall of the Mutants (Hardcover)

"Fall of the Mutants" is a crossover comic-book event from Marvel Comics that was released on 1988, centering on the monthly ongoing series like Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants. Writer Chris Claremont (Captain Britain, Contest of Champions II) pitched this crossover's plot along with artist Marc Silvestri (Cyberforce, The Darkness), Walter Simonson (Orion, Star Wars) and Bret Blevins. Fall of the Mutants was quite a long saga at that time, collecting more than thirty issues from three major X-Titles.

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Rebirth of the Mutants

Following the huge success of this crossover, a game titled “X-Men II – The Fall of the Mutants” was released by Paragon Software in 1990. This crossover event was preceded by legendary "Mutant Massacre" arc, where Angel lost his power of flight and is recruited in this story by Apocalypse in exchange to become his servant. This crossover is followed by the remarkable "Evolutionary War" crossover event.
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Monday, June 7, 2004

Mutant Massacre | Comics

A young mutant named Tommy and her boyfriend Richard Salmons of Hellfire Club were chased in Los Angeles, California by a mysterious group of hostile mutants who goes by the name Marauders. It appears that the Marauders were only looking for an underground group of mutants who call themselves The Morlocks.

Tommy is then killed by the Marauder named Scalphunter after Richard was taken down on a train yard and upon finding out the secret hideout of the Morlocks, The Marauders unleashed a massive carnage and slew hundreds of innocent mutants mercilessly. After witnessing such horror, Gambit who were leading one of the Marauders team under the order of Mister Sinister to the sewers unaware of their true intentions, fled with a mutant child who would later be known as Marrow.

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X Men – Mutant Massacre | Comics

On response to a call for help, the team of X-Factor and X-Men reaches the spot separately to battle The Marauders and help the remaining Morlocks alive. Angel of the X-Factor got pinned to the wall by Harpoon, leading to the amputation of his wings later. Trying to save RogueShadowcat got stuck in her phase form after being attacked by Harpoon. Nightcrawler and Colossus also got heavily injured by Riptide.

What came up next is a legendary battle between two feral mutants of Marvel Universe; Wolverine and Sabretooth when the former was wandering inside the tunnels looking for survivors. These two animals tore each other apart as they could in the heat of the situation. They went on to a second round but Wolverine left the fight to save the life of a Morlock. Sabretooth even reached to X-Mansion secretly and destroys Cerebro but there he was confronted by Psylocke before Wolverine could arrive and she took the fight outside so that Victor Creed couldn't hurt any other students.

The vigilante hero Daredevil and The Mighty Thor have also crossed paths with The Marauders during this massive slaughterous event. Thor's intervention is the only reason why X-Factor got out of the mess with minimum causalities on their rank and he later cleanse the sewer of the dead with his power, which also causes some to believe that Power Pack has also perished within.

For more information on Mutant Massacre crossover, you can check out these links below.

Mutant Massacre (Comics) Wikipedia

Mutant Massacre (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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The Genocidal Run

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01. Uncanny X-Men 210

02. Uncanny X-Men 211

03. New Mutants 46

04. Uncanny X-Men 212

05. Uncanny X-Men 213

06. X-Factor 09

07. X-Factor 10

08. The Mighty Thor 373

09. Power Pack 27

10. The Mighty Thor 374

11. X-Factor 11

12. Daredevil 238

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X-Men – Mutant Massacre (Softcover)

X-Men – Mutant Massacre (Hardcover)

Considered as one of the top notch Marvel Comics crossover, "Mutant Massacre" is a major crossover that took place in 1986. The creative team of the events is writer Chris Claremont (Captain Britain, Contest of Champions II), who is famous for his run on Uncanny X-Men, Louise and Walter Simonson (Alien – The Illustrated Story, Star Wars). When Chris Claremont came up with the idea of the story then Walter Simonson suggested him to make the plot a crossover of the then three major monthly series so that it will not be overlong for the readers.

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Introducing The Marauders

To do the artwork John Romita Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men, World War Hulk) along with Walter Simonson and Sal Buscema (Defenders, Eternals) joined forces. Also goes by the name "Morlock Massacre", this surprisingly successful major crossover has tied-in with a several monthly ongoing series of that time including X-Factor, New Mutants, Power Pack, Thor, and Daredevil apart from the regular Uncanny X-Men ongoing series.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Apocalypse | Comics

Born and abandoned at birth, the freakish gray-skinned boy En Sabah Nur was found and taken by Baal, leader of a nomadic group called the Sandstormers with them. He was raised by them in the unforgiving desert with “Survival of the Fittest” philosophy and this idea had shaped his morals as he grew up to be the one he is today.

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Apocalypse | Comics

His entire clan was captured by the Grand Vizier Ozymandias and he ended up being killed for rebellion. It was the first time when his mutant power was discovered when he was revived by it. He forced the then ruling Egyptian Pharaoh Rama-Tut to retreat and turned Ozymandias as his slave in a stone-like form. Thus the new era of "The First One" has begun.

Over the century-wide period of time, he appeared in various civilizations, being worshiped by many cultures as Death-God, died and re-generated but he focused on conquering world. He got his hands on an abandoned spaceship of the Celestials and the key to unlock its technology becomes his obsession. He eventually finds it in time-traveling mutant Cable which follows to a fatal consequence for him. Nur resurfaced again in the modern century and was opposed by X-Factor and X-Men.

In time, he recruited Angel, Gambit and Wolverine as Horsemen of Death. Once he also abducted Hulk to be Horseman War. Namor, the Submariner has battled him on one occasion and following his choosing of "The Twelve" met his untimely demise. During "World War Hate" he manifested through Evan Sabahnur and fought The Avengers.

For more information on Apocalypse comics series, you can check out these links below.

Apocalypse (Comics) Wikipedia

Apocalypse (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Survival of The Fittest

Here is your links for "Apocalypse" comics from Marvel Comics.

The Rise of Apocalypse

X-Men – Apocalypse/Dracula

Essential X-Factor Vol 01

Essential X-Factor Vol 02

The Evolutionary War

X-Men – Books of Askani

Wolverine – The Jungle Adventure

X-Men – The Fall of the Mutants (Softcover)

X-Men – The Fall of the Mutants (Hardcover)

X-Men – Wrath of Apocalypse

X-Men – X-Cutioner's Song

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse Prelude

X-Men – Legionquest

X-Men – Dawn of The Age of Apocalypse


X-Men – Age of Apocalypse – The Complete Epic Book 01

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse – The Complete Epic Book 02

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse – The Complete Epic Book 03

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse – The Complete Epic Book 04

X-Men – The Age of Apocalypse Omnibus

X-Men – Age of Apocalypse Omnibus Companion

X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol 01 – The Twelve

X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol 02 – Ages of Apocalypse

X-Men – The Blood of Apocalypse

Uncanny X-Force – The Apocalypse Solution

Uncanny X-Force – The Dark Angel Saga, Book 01

Uncanny X-Force – The Dark Angel Saga, Book 02

Uncanny Avengers – The Apocalypse Twins

Avengers & X-Men – Axis (Softcover)

Avengers & X-Men – Axis (Hardcover)

One of the most powerful super-villains of the comic-book world, Apocalypse is a Marvel Comics character who mostly appears to the X-Titles frequently released by the company. Created by writer Louise Simonson and artist Jackson Guice, Apocalypse was first introduced in the 5th issue from the first monthly ongoing volume of X-Factor in 1986.

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Apocalypse Upon Avengers

Since then he became an arch-enemy for the mutant superhero teams, making appearances in crossover events like Fall of the Mutants, The Evolutionary War, X-Cutioner's Song, Age of Apocalypse, Onslaught Saga and The Twelve as the character has since evolved into an asset of the publication. Apocalypse had previously appeared in a few animated TV Series and in 2016, he’s about to debut in the cinema with the release of “X-Men – Apocalypse” with Oscar Isaac portraying him.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The Death of Superman | Comics

Located in an unknown underground chamber, a giant entity wearing a green containment suit keeps hitting the steel doors to get out of its imprisonment. Through continuous punching, his gloves tore up and reveal sharp bony edges on tip of its knuckles. Meanwhile, Superman and reporter Lois Lane of Daily Planet were involved in a case facing the dwellers of Underworld.

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The Death of Superman | Comics

The trapped being eventually breaks out of the chamber and reaches above ground, where he instantly starts a murderous rampage with a bird and a deer. As he keeps progressing, members of the Justice League International including the Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Maxima, Fire, Ice and Bloodwynd tries to engage and stop him with full force but to no avail at all.

The beast was able to easily demolish the entire Justice League roster with one hand tied to its back and yet would stop at nothing. After putting down Guy Gardner, it took Blue Beetle out of the commission and only Maxima seems to held the last line of defense against it.

Finally, the Man of Steel appears just in time to save Booster Gold from a fatal injury and engages the monstrosity whom Booster has dubbed as “Doomsday”! Even the best efforts of Superman seem to be not enough to thwart the monster’s rampage. Upon decimating all the heroes present, Doomsday approaches to the city of Metropolis, where a historical battle will take place that will be remembered forever for its viciousness.

For more information on The Death of Superman crossover event, you can check out these links below.

The Death of Superman (Comics) Wikipedia

The Death of Superman (Comics) DC Wikia

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Death of A Legend

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Approaching Doom

Superman – Man of Steel 17

Superman V2 73

Adventures of Superman 496

Action Comics 683


Superman – Man of Steel 18

Justice League of America 69

Superman V2 74

Adventures of Superman 497

Action Comics 684

Superman – Man of Steel 19

Superman V2 75

Funeral for a Friend

Justice League America 70

Adventures of Superman 498

Action Comics 685

Superman – Man of Steel 20

Superman V2 76

Adventures of Superman 499

Action Comics 686

Superman – Man of Steel 21

Superman V2 77

Legacy of Superman 01

Supergirl & Team Luthor 01

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The Death of Superman

World Without a Superman

The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus

Following a drop of popularity of the Superman comics during the 90’s, DC Comics took a creative decision of creating “The Death of Superman” crossover event in 1992 which was divided into the story arcs titled "Approaching Doom", "Doomsday!" and "Funeral for a Friend".

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Funeral For A Friend

This major event was created by a team of writers Dan Jurgens (Aquaman, Batman Beyond), Jerry Ordway, Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn, Hawk and Dove), Louise Simonson, Roger Stern and artists Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Jackson Guice, Jon Bogdanove, Rick Burchett, Tom Grummett (Robin, Superboy), Walt Simonson (Orion, Star Wars) respectfully.

The story itself became a bestseller and is continued in the next arc titled, The Return of Superman. The book is also adapted to Direct-To-DVD project of Warner Bros titled “Superman – Doomsday” in 2008 as well as in 2016 in the live-action movie "Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice".
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