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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Secret Empire | Comics

Captain America turned out to be a true believer of Hydra ideals and siege control from within as he planned out!

Running S.H.I.E.L.D. these days, Captain America sends Captain Marvel leading Alpha Flight alongside Guardians of the Galaxy on space to hold a line of defense when a huge Chitauri Wave shows up. From Helicarrier bridge, Steve sends Ironheart and Iron Man to work up a Planetary Defense Shield that was taken down earlier by a Hydra bomber.

In the mean time, a group of super-villain attacks New York who was all former prisoners of Pleasant Hill and The Defenders were sent to take care of them. Hyperion and Quasar goes down while Nitro explodes in the middle of Manhattan. Announcing a state of emergency, Secretary of Defense made Steve Rogers command of national security.

The Shield suddenly goes back operational and cavalry arrive at New York as Avengers Unity Division, causing the villains flee. Before they could celebrate this victory, Commander Sharon Carter receives transmission of a collision with another Helicarrier and within moments they are under attack by Hydra goons under control of Doctor Faustus.

Cap then steps up telling everyone to hold their fire and the Hydra agents hail him as their Supreme Leader before taking Sharon into custody, who is baffled to learn that Steve was a traitor. Carol tries to communicate about opening a portal to Earth but Rogers made it clear that he want them occupied behind the shield with Chitauri waves.

Before being ambushed, Tony Stark A.I. eventually figured out the Chitauri invasion was a ploy to lure out the heavy hitters off Earth and the shield was never down. As Baron Zemo engulfs the island of Manhattan in a Darkforce dome using Blackout's powers, Iron Man sends out a distress call for heroes to assemble and Hydra takes over White House.

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Secret Empire | Comics

In a new world order established by the evil empire, Inhumans are being forced to register and all mutants moved to New Tian. From his internment, Rick Jones passes a data to reveal the truth about Hydra Cap through a young hacker named Rayshaun Lucas to Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Totally Awesome Hulk and Viv Vision of the Champions.

Resistance against the regime is formed by Ant-Man, Black Widow, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Quicksilver, Rescue, Stingray, Thing, Tigra and Wonder Man. Cap has been leading a Hydra' version of The Avengers with Black Ant, Deadpool, Odinson, Scarlet Witch, Superior Octopus, Taskmaster and Vision to ruthlessly deal with any threats.

Neither Rick, nor Sharon agrees to swear loyalty to Hydra and when Rick is sentenced to death by a firing squad to make a statement, he dies saying "Avengers Assemble". Meanwhile, Steve reunites with Madame Hydra to acquire the Cosmic Cube and rewrite history of World War II. They then raze the entire city of Las Vegas with their Helicarriers.

Upon analyzing info sent by Rick, Tony came to conclusion on how the sentient Cosmic Cube named Kobik has altered Cap while saving him during "Standoff" fiasco after she was befriended with Johann Shmidt AKA Red Skull. Steve became a perfect soldier to Hydra, who then overthrew Shmidt to complete his own plan to rule the world.

So, he tried for Winter Soldier to join Hydra and his refusal led Zemo to launch a drone plane with Bucky in it. Kobik was shattered into fragments that got scattered in places and finding all of the pieces is the only way to turn things around as they once were. Cap is also actively looking for the Cube to reshape reality as he see fit in Hydra's image.

Natasha Romanoff takes it upon herself to kill off the evil Cap and the Champions tagged along to her help. Ant-Man, Hercules, Mockingbird and Quicksilver volunteered to go and retrieve all the Cube fragments with Tony and Falcon agreed to help them cross the border. However, he ended up taking his old mantle of Captain America once again.

Things started escalating as they show up at the doorstep of Ultron, now wearing the skin of Henry Pym. In the mean time, Hydra Cap struck treaty with enlists The Punisher as his enforcer and brings back The Incredible Hulk back from dead. All of these led to a grand showdown when the X-Men showed up right before an unexpected revelation.

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Dread of Distrust

For more information on Secret Empire event, you can check out these links below.

Secret Empire (Comics) Wikipedia

Secret Empire (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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Secret Empire 0

Secret Empire 01

Secret Empire 02

Secret Empire 03

Secret Empire 04

Secret Empire 05

Secret Empire 06

Secret Empire 07

Secret Empire 08

Secret Empire 09

Secret Empire 10

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Secret Empire Prelude

Secret Empire (Softcover)

Secret Empire (Hardcover)

In 2017, Marvel Comics hired writer Nick Spencer (Ant-Man – Second-Chance Man, Doctor Strange – Damnation) and illustrator Daniel Acuna (Uncanny Avengers – Avenge The Earth, Uncanny Avengers – Counter-Evolutionary) to conceive the plot for "Secret Empire" crossover event, which is collected in a limited series that ran for eleven issues.

Then there were a group of artists David Marquez (Defenders – Diamonds Are Forever, Defenders – Kingpins of New York), Leinil Francis Yu (Operation – Zero Tolerance, X-Men – The Hunt for Xavier), Paco Medina (New X-Men – Mercury Falling, New X-Men – Nimrod) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Death of Wolverine) to fill in for some extra.

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Hydra Supreme Leader

Pages that are drawn by artist Andrea Sorrentino were the literal down point of the entire story as some of the characters were completely unrecognizable from their appearance. Artist Rod Reis on the other hand, did quite fine compared to the former.

Following the events of "Time Runs Out" and "Secret Wars", everything was restored and Steve Rogers came back to existence alongside many others. When trying to save his life after an attack from Crossbones, sentient Cosmic Cube Kobik actually created a new version of Captain America that was loyal to Hydra and the real one became a memory.

Turning Captain America into a fascist and altering reality to let Hydra assume control was a bold move by Marvel though, or maybe rather stupid one. Bringing Hank Pym/Ultron hybrid into the mix as well as the deceased Green Goliath was unnecessary. Turning Frank Castle into an agent of the uprising evil empire was also really uncalled for.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Avengers | Comics

Following events of "Avengers Disassembled", Captain America formed a team of New Avengers during a massive "Breakout".

For long, The Avengers have been a group of superhero friends working together to save the world and always watched each other's backs. They often survived against impossible odds till the very day when Scarlet Witch's mental breakdown brought a series of unforeseen tragedies on all of their lives and they were finally "Disassembled".

Breakout
Years of fighting against evil as a team officially came to an end but when Electro shut down power of maximum-security prison Raft, it caused a massive prison break of 42 super-villains and thus Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and The Sentry came to form an alliance of heroes to contain them.

Cap proposed to Tony Stark that they re-assemble The Avengers once again but proposed to work on their own this time. He then approached Jessica Drew, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock and Peter Parker to join his cause. Except for Murdock, everyone else happily gathered in to Stark Tower and their adventure led them to Savage Land.

As soon as they landed, their Quinjet was crushed by a Tyranasaurus and come across feral X-Man Wolverine Before they could catch up; a group of Savage Land mutates suddenly ambushes and overwhelms them. All of them are riled up in front of Brainchild, who hired Electro to get Karl Lykos AKA Sauron out of Raft at that night.

They went there looking for Lykos and Tony manage to free them right away. Logan immediately gives him a chase but then he transformed into Sauron by feeding his mutant power before getting headshot by second Black Widow, Yelena Belova.

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New Avengers | Comics

Sentry
Shortly afterwards, Iron Man goes to meet his friends at Illuminati in secret to talk about Robert Reynolds AKA The Sentry but no one seem to know anything about him or even heard of him. Reed Richards apparently has no recollection of sending Murdock to meet him at Raft and none of his files have anything on him, which deeply worries him.

Jessica takes Luke, Spidey and Wolverine to apprehend Wrecker of the Wrecking Crew in Long Island. When they finally wrap up, Tony calls them all to gather at Connecticut, where member s of Fantastic Four, Inhumans, New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and X-Men have gathered to approach Bob Reynolds only to be attacked by The Void.

Mutant telepath Emma Frost tries to reach a troubled Bob out and discovers that his memories were altered by former Brotherhood of Mutants member Mastermind on behalf of a person who is an arch-nemesis of superhero Sentry. He managed to overcome his demons and agreed to join New Avengers by helping when he could.

Secrets & Lies
On quest of arresting all Raft escapees, Captain America visits Matt Murdock to talk about Keniuchio Harada, whom he recognizes as Silver Samurai. Harada was kept at Ryker's Island maximum security prison and escaped during breakout with help from The Hand but Murdock believes it was probably Clan Yashida who flew him out.

When asked for help, he clearly declined Cap by pointing out his current public image due to his secret identity being revealed. However, he suggests that someone similar can help them find Harada and Cap briefs this new ally about their mission.

Looking for Silver Samurai, they went to Japan and a mysterious person called Ronin joins their team in taking down The Hand only to encounter Madame Hydra. Spider-Woman managed to bag her and then helped her to escape, which raised suspicion of her true motive but Cap eventually vouched for her after hearing her full story.

The Collective
New Avengers stepped in on a call from Maria Hill following Alpha Flight's failed attempt to stop a mass energy Collective born in M-Day's aftermath. None of them were powerful enough to oppose the energy being and Sentry was called in but Ms. Marvel showed up instead to confront it, which restored her long-lost cosmic power.

Iron Man attempting to communicate with the Collective revealed a name that no one could relate to and then Sentry came into scene to take it to outer space. After lots of tossing and turning between them, everyone decided to allow it to go its own way and everyone was lead to a barren husk of former mutant utopia known as Genosha.

There, the Collective repowered former master of magnetism, Magneto but was incapacitated by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson before he could do much. Iron Man and Sentry then carried the remaining energy to disperse in sun after containing it.

Civil War
After a reckless act of young adventurer team New Warriors killed many in "Stamford Incident", people become paranoid of superheroes and a Civil War broke in. Cap formed Secret Avengers to oppose Superhuman Registration Act after being declared fugitive by S.H.I.E.L.D. but Tony sided with government, which did not sit well with many.

Luke Cage sent Jessica Jones to Canada before things gone south and is attacked by "Cape-Killers" agents in Harlem but he fought back and fled when Cap arrived to take him in. Spider-Woman was hounded by Maria Hill and Hydra came into her rescue but she double-crossed them and come back to join the resistance in New York.

Torn by seeing his friends fighting over principles, Sentry takes a break from heroism and seeks tranquility on moon. There he had an encounter with The Inhumans and he stayed with them until Iron Man came seeking him on their doorstep.

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

New Avengers (Comics) Wikipedia

New Avengers (Comics) Marvel Wikia

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New Avengers Assembled

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New Avengers Vol 01 – Breakout

New Avengers Vol 01

New Avengers Vol 02 – Sentry

New Avengers Vol 03 – Secrets and Lies

Young Avengers Vol 02 – Family Matters

New Avengers Vol 02

New Avengers Vol 04 – The Collective

New Avengers Vol 05 – Civil War

New Avengers Vol 03

New Avengers Vol 06 – Revolution

New Avengers – Illuminati

New Avengers Vol 04

New Avengers Vol 07 – The Trust

Secret Invasion (Softcover)

Secret Invasion (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 05

New Avengers Vol 10 – Power

New Avengers Vol 11 – Search for the Sorcerer Supreme (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 11 – Search for the Sorcerer Supreme (Hardcover)

New Avengers – The Reunion

New Avengers Vol 06

New Avengers Vol 12 – Powerloss

Siege (Softcover)

Siege (Hardcover)

New Avengers – Siege

Avengers – Next Avengers (Softcover)

Avengers – Next Avengers (Hardcover)

Avengers – Infinity Quest (Softcover)

Avengers – Infinity Quest (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 01 – Everything Dies (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 01 – Everything Dies (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 02 – Infinity

New Avengers Vol 03 – Other Worlds (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 03 – Other Worlds (Hardcover)

New Avengers Vol 04 – A Perfect World (Softcover)

New Avengers Vol 04 – A Perfect World (Hardcover)

Right after Marvel Comics put an end to their long-running monthly ongoing comic-book series The Avengers, a spin-off series based on their longest running superhero team, New Avengers was launched but with a revised roster of characters. When it became successful, Marvel continued its publication alongside the mainline series.

Original idea of the team was conceived by writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Civil War II) and artist David Finch (Brightest Day, Forever Evil), who started the series that later added up more heroes into their group to fight bigger threats.

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Avengers of Tomorrow

Artists Billy Tan (Darkness/Tomb Raider, Elektra/Cyblade), Leinil Francis Yu (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Secret Empire) and Stuart Immonen (Superman – End of the Century, Superman – Secret Identity) has also joined to contribute on latter issues.

In post-Civil War period, Steve Rogers was killed off and his long lost war-buddy Bucky Barnes AKA the Winter Soldier took mantle of new Captain America as leadership of the team. Other heroes like Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Mockingbird, Moon Night, Ms. Marvel, The Thing and Victoria Hand joined alongside its existing members.
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