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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Astonishing X-Men – Life of X | Comics

When world's most powerful telepaths are attacked by an unforeseen enemy, the X-Men enter astral plane to confront it.

Mutants around the world with psychic abilities are suddenly being attacked and they starts dying but just because most of them secluded themselves from the rest, these deaths gone unnoticed at the very beginning.

When it attacked Betsy Braddock AKA Psylocke when she was in London, she sent out a distress psychic call to fellow mutants that reached out to Angel, Bishop, Gambit, Fantomex, Old Man Logan and Rogue who were coincidentally in close range for various different reasons of their own. Betsy's psychic manifestation took shape of a giant butterfly over The Shard building.

Soon, Logan and Rogue arrives in Blackbird with the latter decides to fly to Betsy for aiding her. As she reaches near, Psylocke's psychic blades starts attacking as a defense mechanism and when they came back around, Angel comes following to save Rogue by shielding her with his wings.

Logan tries to divert rest of the blades towards him from Gambit, Fantomex and the crowd of London. When Bishop arrives too, Rogue asks him to get rid of the energy she's about to absorb from Psylocke which has infected her. With some effort, they managed to do that and apparently saved the day for that moment.

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Original X-Men member Beast also arrives on the spot to everyone's surprise as he has received the distress psychic call too. Psylocke reveals that the powerful mutant Amahl Farouk is back as the Shadow King once again and he want all of them, so that he can crawl back to real-world and infect it's populace with his poison.

She suggests that they travel to the Astral Plane to fight Shadow King and make sure that he never steps into our world. Otherwise, he will strike at psychics like Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Quentin Quire and Stepford Cuckoos next to make them his mind-slaves.

Logan voluntarily agrees to go inside since he already spent many years in his own timeline to fight the menacing Shadow King. The rest of them followed him as Angel stays behind to aid Betsy just in case and to make sure his Archangel persona stays in check.

Bishop wanted to better the odds if one of their friends wakes up as Farouk's pawn by staying with Betsy and Warren. Just as they entered the Astral Plane, Shadow King senses their presence almost immediately and prepares himself as well as a special prisoner of his for a game with the lives of these X-Men.

Inside, they discover themselves as audience in a theater for a play about their lives but Logan realizes that something weird is going on and he ended up killing a zombie-version of Jean Grey, which triggered other characters present to attack the X-Men.

During their fight, Logan deduces that Hank McCoy among them is actually one of their old enemies, the mutant shape-shifter Mystique just by observing her movements. They all willingly enter three psychic doors presented to them when they realized that someone aside from Farouk is on Astral Plane is secretly helping them.

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Psychic Horror Show

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Astonishing X-Men – Life of X

The fourth monthly ongoing volume of Astonishing X-Men is launched and it begins with the six-part long "Life of X" storyline from Marvel Comics in 2018, which collected issues #01-06 of the series.

To pen out this one, comic-book writer Charles Soule (Civil War II, Death of Wolverine) was hired and he received assistance from artists Carlos Pacheco (Fantastic Four, Inhumans), Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy), Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, New Avengers – Illuminati), Mike Del Mundo (Elektra – Bloodlines, Elektra – Reverence) and Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, Secret Avengers), who helped with cover art and illustrations.

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Web of Shadow King

"Life of X" reassembles many of the former X-Men members as well as outcasts like Fantomex and Mystique, both of whom either worked with the team or any of the team members previously on occasion.

Plus, this one brings one of the oldest villains Shadow King that these mutant superheroes have faced many times on their earlier days and a long-deceased character back again. Even though the ending of the story is portrayed like a conclusion, for some weird reasons, it still feels like a mild cliffhanger though.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

X-Men Gold – Evil Empires | Comics

Secret Empire of Hydra takes over the world and all the X-Men in Xavier Institute goes under lockdown.

In Central Park, a badly scarred Piotr Rasputin is sitting next to Kitty Pryde while the rest of the X-Men were playing baseball. They were talking about his recent injuries sustained during their fight over Manhattan against Alpha Sentinel. It was so severe that it made him turn back to his human form and now he cannot turn to steel anymore.

Rachel Grey kisses Kurt Wagner to return his feelings for her, which she felt when she was unconscious at Infirmary after taking out a Nanoswarm. Anole came in rushing to tell that something strange is happening outside. Doctor Strange appears on hologram to inform them of a Darkforce Dimension dome covering the city.

An assassin is hunting down mutants with a deep personal vendetta, going by the name "X-Cutioner". Inside X-Mansion, one of the new students named Belén was found dead by a gunshot on her head and a cross on her face. Kitty deduces that this is anti-mutant serial killer that Logan and Ororo have been investigating for some time.

After killing another boy named Oscar, the killer picks up Eye Boy and as he was about to get the drop on him, Shadowcat kicks him in the face. Prestige tries to take him out while Piotr moves Trevor away. He quickly came back to help them take down the assailant only to get shot in the face, which Rachel deflects back to him.

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X-Men Gold – Evil Empires | Comics

Dust and Rockslide discovers huge amount explosives in Danger Room while looking for X-Cutioner earlier. As Kitty is informed she phase Piotr and Rachel through down with her to defuse the bombs but realizes that she can't. The mansion is quickly evacuated and Kitty goes back to the killer to find a disarming trigger.

Old Man Logan and Storm goes out seeking people in need of help and the former jumps into an alleyway to save an old woman from a demon. After he gutted it down, another one came out from the shadows and seriously injured him before meeting his fate. Nightcrawler faces an angry mob that chases him because of his appearance.

Shadowcat confronts X-Cutioner once again upon saving Pixie from his clutches but gotten depowered by a remote trigger he holds. Turns out, he has a personal vendetta against mutants for losing his family and pulls the trigger but Pete took the bullet before Santo Vaccarro knocks him out cold in time to save their home from blowing up.

Afterwards, Kitty and Pete heads for Washington, D.C. to meet the Congress about Mutant Deportation Act, where Anton Vanko AKA Whiplash made a break for it. He is taken down and despite their role in saving lives, the act progress further.

In Russia, Viktor Komolov of the Solntsevskaya Bratva collects the remains of Arkady Rossovich from The Hand in an attempt to resurrect the Soviet super soldier, Omega Red. Through black magic ritual, he even managed to revive Red but his body was still decaying and he needed to constantly feed on people's life energy to live.

The X-Men are tipped off about Omega Red's rebirth and they all fly to Russia for the Red Death to come at him. They realized that they have been lured there so that Komolov can use Magik' power to keep him alive forever. Colossus regained his armored form just in time and Logan gets a rematch with Arkady after quite a long time.

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Lockdown at X-Mansion

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X-Men Gold – Evil Empires

X-Men Gold second monthly series follows its second arc in "Evil Empires" that collects issues #07-12 from Marvel Comics by writer Marc Guggenheim (Civil War – Wolverine, Extraordinary X-Men – IvX) with aid from artist Ken Lashley (Black Panther – Deadliest of the Species, X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics), Lan Medina and Luke Ross.

Aside from being a storyline of its own, "Evil Empires" served as one of the many tie-in stories to "Secret Empire" crossover event. Also, Colossus and Shadowcat bonds together once again in between these adventures, which would eventually come to a conclusion in "Til Death Do Us Part" story after a generation long period.

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Omega Red Seeks Magik

One of the survivors of a Magneto attack in past, who lost his wife and kid to the madness of the megalomaniac becomes a problem for them. The final issue shed lights on the backstory of another newly introduced villain named Kologoth Antares and how he came to join the newly reformed Brotherhood of Evil Mutants by Mesmero.

Another old villain who used to antagonize Wolverine in general; Omega Red is back again but he tussled with a different version of Logan. The Gold team along with the Blue team of X-Men will join forces to fight back an enemy from past; Mojo from pocket dimension Mojoworld in upcoming "Mojo Worldwide" arc next.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Long before Professor Xavier started training his mutant students, X-Men were always feared by humans unlike other heroes from teams like The Avengers or Fantastic Four. With their recent war with The Inhumans, that phobia has returned again to cause mass hysteria. Forming a new team with Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan, Rachel Grey as Prestige and Storm, Kitty Pryde leads X-Men as their current leader to stop an attack from Terrax the Tamer. Rachel was hoping for an Avenger or Champion member to show up but Logan asks for their leader's instruction.

It took all of their effort just to defeat Terrax and considerable amount of property damage. Upon defeating him with some solid team-work, Kitty talks to civilians present at scene about earning their trust back again and develop a positive image for their race but no one is ready to listen to them. Back at home, On top of that, they received an invoice from New York's City Register for a lease on Central Park, where Xavier Institute is currently situated. Ororo and Kurt argue about whether situation has improved for them or not, while Rachel practices in Danger Room alongside Armor and Rockslide.

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X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Piotr was asking Katya if she is up for having dinner together but she points out how noting is as simple as that between them. Their little talk is suddenly interrupted when the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attacks the city and they had to run. At United Nations building, X-Men confronts newest Brotherhood members Avalanche, Cleevus, Magma, Masque and Pyro. Logan is badly burnt by former ally Magma, as they tried to talk her out and then quickly taken away by Kurt to safety, where they both stumbled onto one of their old enemies; mutant hypnotist Mesmero.

He sends Kurt away using his regained power and took Logan to his secret hideout. Rest of the team was defeated by remaining X-Men members but all Brotherhood members fled to avoid arrest. Director Lydia Nance of Heritage Initiative was already commenting about a Human/Mutant race war on public media and then mayor of New York gets kidnapped by the Brotherhood. There is a large hidden agenda at play that X-Men later discovers and takes care of. Meanwhile, a mercenary is hunting down mutants in New York City with a deeply-rooted personal vendetta.

Elsewhere, mutant thief and occasional X-Men member Gambit took a job to steal a secret nanotech from a secret lab for an anonymous buyer. Upon learning Olivia Trask has hired him and it was a swarm of self-replicating nanites, he chooses not to deliver. Which eventually caused a stir among two parties and accidentally the nanites became a self-aware Sentinel by merging itself with nearby available computer systems. It quickly overpowers Gambit, then upgraded itself by evolving and engaged all other heroes to create a city-wide havoc.

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Into A Golden Future!

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X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics

Following "Death of X" and "Inhumans Vs. X-Men" event, world has started to hate and fear mutants once again like all those years ago. To keep Xavier's dream alive, Kitty Pryde forms X-Men Gold team to lead mutant heroes towards modern threats. Collecting issues #01-06 of X-Men Gold second ongoing monthly series from Marvel Comics, this storyline is conceived by writer Marc Guggenheim (Blade – Sins of the Father, Blade – Undead Again), who was assisted by artists Ardian Syaf (Batman & Superman – Siege, Flashpoint – Emperor Aquaman) and R. B. Silva (Nova – After Burn, Spider-Man & The X-Men).

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Mutant Ex Machina!

For first story arc of the series, "Back To The Basics" contains quite a lot of actions and final issue features cameo appearances of Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Deadpool, Human Torch, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Rogue, Squirrel Girl and Totally Awesome Hulk from teams like Champions and Uncanny Avengers, all fighting against a brand-new Sentinel threat that Gambit mistakenly unleashed. For many who do not know, a controversial move by Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf to include hidden political and religious messages in first issue led Marvel to fire him in disciplinary action.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

AXIS | Comics

Following Avengers/X-Men War, Captain America decided to form a team of The Avengers with human and mutant superheroes from X-Men. They were almost immediately troubled by Nazi super-villain Red Skull has stepped into war-torn island nation of Genosha to claim the powerful mind of Professor Charles Xavier from his corpse and to create an army to rule world in his vision. With his new-found psychic powers, Skull decides to re-ignite the age-old war between humans and mutants to eradicate the latter race from Earth forever but Avengers Unity Division came in his way.

Red Skull then escaped to Genosha, turning it into a secret mutant concentration camp where his army of S-Men tortures and ran experiments on mutants. Upon hearing about Skull’s activities, mutant terrorist Magneto arrives at Genoshan island nation to confront him only to be captured and tortured by Red Skull. Help came in form of Havok, Rogue and Scarlet Witch, who broke in to help him back to his feet again. In a blind fury, Magneto slays the entire fleet of S-Men assembled there as well as Skull himself with his enhanced power boosts from Mutant Growth Hormone.

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AXIS | Comics

Everyone present there thought his menace was end for good, only for the villain to re-appear as the terrifying Red Onslaught. As Red Onslaught, Red Skull spreads his message of hatred worldwide to wage a new "World War Hate". Overwhelmed by Onslaught's power, Wanda Maximoff briefly gave in to him and Magneto were tossed around to one of the camps where he finds Cyclops, Genesis and Kid Omega all captured. Genesis got stabbed by Ahab while Cyclops and Havok were fighting but then Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm brings the cavalry of other heroes in.

In Los Angeles, The Avengers came across Plantman and are exposed to some sort of rage pheromone emitted by him. This caused Sam Wilson to insult Thor to get hit by Jarnbjorn, then Vision crashing Odinson through Quinjet and Doc Green getting angry. Sunfire suddenly attacks Wasp for no reason at all and then Iron Man finally put a stop to this madness by taking down Plantman. With other fractured teams of The Avengers, Inhumans and X-Men, Iron Man arrives to face Red Skull in his newest form but then the latter unleashes two Adamantium Stark Sentinels on them.

Skull had Tony secretly build those killing machines during Civil War under his evil influence to fight all heroes against his reign. When seriously outmatched by Stark Sentinels, Rogue suggested Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch to cast a spell that would invert Skull's moral axis and let Charles Xavier take over to stop Onslaught but didn't work at first for Nova's lack of experience. They reassembled once again only to fall, when Magneto arrives with an army of super-villains to buy Strange and Wanda time to complete their inversion spell but Stephen is taken out and Doctor Doom stepped in to help complete the spell.

Now their moral axis reversed, major super-villains like Absorbing Man, Carnage, Deadpool, Enchantress, HobgoblinJack O'LanternLoki, Mystique and Sabretooth turned into heroes and Doom was gone. Skull's body was left behind and a stir caused among the heroes regarding whether to wake him up to free Xavier or let The Avengers take custody of him. Meanwhile, X-Men members of Jean Grey School For Higher Learning have gathered from Genosha by Evan Sabah Nur turned a new Apocalypse to rule entire mankind by releasing a gene bomb to wipe out existence of all humans from New York City.

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"AXIS" or better known as "Avengers & X-Men – AXIS" is a 2014 superhero crossover event from Marvel Comics that ran into a limited series of nine issues. Marvel hired renowned writer Rick Remender (Crawl Space – XXXombies, Fear Agent) to put him solely in charge on core series along with artists Adam Kubert (Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine), Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers, Secret Invasion), Terry Dodson (Generation X, Uncanny X-Men) and Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, Avengers Vs. X-Men) to back him up with illustrations. With almost every other superhero on Earth assembling to stop Red Skull, "AXIS" becomes one of the biggest crossovers of recent years.

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Inversion of Altered Beasts

Other monthly ongoing titles and limited series like Captain America, Loki – Agent of Asgard, Magneto, Uncanny Avengers, All-New X-Factor, Amazing X-Men, Avengers World, AXIS – Carnage, AXIS – Hobgoblin, AXIS – Revolutions, Captain America and the Mighty Avengers, Deadpool, Nova and Wolverine and the X-Men were drafted as tie-in. Participation from many super-hero groups and teams made "AXIS" one of the most diverse crossover from Marvel. Fantastic Four was seemingly the only group of heroes who were out of this conflict except for Invisible Woman. Even The Ihumans were also part of the crossover despite not being directly involved in any of the clash so far.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Infinity | Comics

A powerful ancient god-like alien race called The Builders began a trail of destruction across worlds they do not believe deserves existence. When they were razing Earth-13761, Captain Universe was present there and witnessed them extinct that world as they decides to destroy Earth next because they found it imperfect of the creation. On Earth, Captain America and Hawkeye were on a sting operation to bust some Skrulls with Hyperion and Thor, while Abigail Brand guides them.

On Titan space station, Captain Universe was found in a semi-conscious state and his memories reveal the news of the arrival of The Builders on Earth. The Avengers embarks on an interstellar journey to halt The Builders in space and with many other allies from across the universe, they have formed the Galactic Council to oppose them. They have joined forces with The Thunderbolts, Hulk, Mighty Avengers, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Brand as Earth remains without its defense.

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Corvus Glaive of the Black Order AKA Cull Obsidian sends a genetically engineered being called Outrider to Earth to look for secrets. The creature secretly raided Avengers Tower and Jean Grey School but when it tried to gain information from Black Bolt at Attilan, the former gravely injured it. Nevertheless, the Outrider returned with the information that its master was seeking. Knowing the information he wanted, The Mad Titan; Thanos decides to send his followers, The Black Order to invade Earth to pursue his own purpose.

Black Order faced Earth's secret superhero team called The Illuminati in search for the Infinity Gems and Ebony Maw easily outmatched Earth's sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange. Then Corvus Glaive faced the X-Men on Jean Grey School but the gems are yet not found in their possession. King Black Panther in Wakanda and Namor in the ruins of Atlantis try to defend their territory from Thanos’s lieutenants Black Dwarf and Proxima Midnight.

On behalf of Thanos, Corvus Glaive of the Black Order visits king Black Bolt in New Attilan to demand a tribute from The Inhumans to his master, which is the heads of the Inhuman young-lings from the ages of sixteen and twenty-two or being annihilated along with the Earth’s entire population for disobedience. Black Bolt discovers the true intention of Thanos who is not really after the powerful Infinity Gems this time. He is here to look for his Inhuman-descendant son and kill him, whose location is still unknown to him and anyone else among the heroes.

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With the artists team of Jim Cheung (Avengers – The Children's Crusade, Avengers & X-Men – Axis), Jerome Opeña and Dustin Weaver, Marvel Comics have had comic-book writer Jonathan Hickman (Secret Wars, Time Runs Out) concoct the 2013 major crossover comic event “Infinity”. Issues from many other monthly ongoing series like Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel, Fearless Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mighty Avengers, Nova, Secret Avengers, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up and Thunderbolts also served as the tie-in issues of this cosmic Marvel adventure.

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Fall of New Attilan

Rumor has it that even though the 2018's Marvel Cinematic Universe live-action release of Avengers: Infinity War takes the legendary "Infinity Gauntlet" arc as their primary plotline, 2013's "Infinity" crossover event will also shape the film's plot to a modern setting. Elements from the crossover such as introducing the Black Order as lackeys of Thanos in the film to do his bidding is possibly one of such. Instead of Black Order, his lackeys are referred as Children of Thanos in the film and Black Dwarf among them is named Cull Obsidian, which is actually an alias for Black Order in the comics.
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