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Charles Soule: It begins six years after the point where the original Civil War ended, by Captain America surrendering to Iron Man in the big Times Square battle. However, in this story, that didn’t happen, and the Civil War didn’t end. In fact, it spilled out, became much larger, and involved every person in the country, powered or not.

It’s completely self-contained. For all intents and purposes, it’s the United States, although changed drastically due to six years of super-hero Civil War. Steve Rogers holds one territory, called the Blue (whose capital city is Liberation), and Tony Stark holds the other, called the Iron (the capital there is Resilient Alpha). They feel very different, as you might expect. There are many surprises hiding in the Warzone beyond that, but let’s let the readers find them on their own, yeah?

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Marvel's After Secret Wars Teaser

Looks like Marvel put out a little teaser today on their website for what is happening after Secret Wars. Let's take a look at it.

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[personal profile] thanekos2015-05-16 09:59 am

Nikoleta Harrow's story ended with Marvel Knights: Hulk.

Nikoleta Harrow's story largely was Marvel Knights: Hulk.

(That wasn't a bad thing; the Hulk's suited to playing a reactive role.)

The four-issue Joe Keatinge/Piotr Kowalski mini opened with Bruce Banner face down in the Seine. A lady pulled him out and took him home to her uncle's spare apartment. The next day, she took him to a bar for a drink.

There, two men on his trail confronted him. Amnesiac, he fled; determined, they followed.

On their boss's orders, they injected themselves with a green serum that transformed them into towering Hulks. They pursued Banner through the streets and the Metro, catching his subway car and hurling it into the Louvre.

Then they exploded.

Bruce, the only survivor, was taken into the police's custody.

Then he was explosively abducted by Nikoleta Harrow, who took him off to her base in Pripyat and tried to make him turn into the Hulk she needed.

Her efforts failed. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2015-05-10 09:35 am

Here's two villains of a kind.

One of them's the Rose.

The other's the Crime-Master.

Both of them're gonzo masterminds, legacies whose predecessors were gangsters that fought Spider-Man. The Rose menaced Michael Morbius in Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson's take on the Living Vampire, in the same way as the Crime-Master did Flash Thompson in Rick Remender and Tony Moore's Venom.

The threats they presented were different from those of the ones whose names they'd taken.

(Two warnings- first, there's close to forty images under this cut.

Second, there's some violence.)

Theirs were grander in scope and scale. )

New Avengers #33 - Dr. Doom's Supermodel Religion

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"Oh, man….Working with Hickman was easy because he’s such a great writer. He’s also he’s an artist himself, so he knows how to extract the best out of the artists he’s working with." - Mike Deodato


While superboysprime tends to cover Hickman's Avengers work, I like to highlight just a specific scene myself from the last issue of New Avengers. It involves the origin of the Black Swans!

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Ultimate Fantastic Four #57: Salem's Seven Part 4

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Writer: Mike Carey:
Penciler: Tyler Kirkham
Colorist: Blond
Inker: Still on a very long coffee break

8 pages of 24


Alright, let’s just put an end to this now. Here’s the last issue of Ultimate Fantastic Four: Salem’s Seven. How does it all come crashing down in the end?

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Ultimate Fantastic Four #56: Salem's Seven Part 3

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Writer: Mike Carey:
Penciler: Eric Basaluda
Colorist: Blond
Inker: No one listed.

8 pages of 24


Been a while, so let’s just get right back to looking at Ultimate Fantastic Four: Salem’s Seven. Just look back as previous posts to catch back up.


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[personal profile] thanekos2015-04-12 10:21 am

All-New Ultimates was an All-Different book.

Its setting wasn't the world as a whole, but the streets of post-Galactus New York.

Its protagonists weren't a government team, but some Ultimate Spidey characters and Kitty Pryde stepping up to fill the void left in the Cataclysm's wake.

Its stories didn't concern world-shaking threats, but comparatively lesser malcontents and mercenaries.

It wasn't bad for all those things. It also wasn't especially exciting.

I don't mean that to say anything against it. )
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[personal profile] richardak2015-04-08 09:59 pm

A Couple of Pages from Darth Vader 4

I quite liked the latest issue of Darth Vader, which I picked up today.  I thought I'd share my favorite moment from it:
Now or Later? )
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[personal profile] thanekos2015-04-03 11:46 pm

Matt Murdock has very super senses.

They've helped him to both find and fight things out in the course of his heroic career.

In two other universes, they've helped him do those things in the service of more villainous ideals.

One of those universes has a Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman. The other has the Age of Apocalypse. )
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[personal profile] tugrul2015-04-02 09:09 am

Showcasing the Black Vortex! Transformations!!1!



So in Guardians of the Galaxy #24, a Black Vortex amped and power drunk Gamora tries to convince her and Beast's teammates that the Black Vortex is too valuable to be destroyed by showing them what it can turn them into by submitting to the Black Vortex and becoming cosmic versions of themselves.

Transformations after the cut )
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[personal profile] thanekos2015-03-27 11:19 pm

That time the Wizard mindscrewed the Trapster..

.. was after the events of Marvel Team-Up #58.

There, the glue-gun-slinger in question'd been cheated of his revenge on the Ghost Rider (for the then-recent defeat he'd been dealt) by Spider-Man. Angered, he'd caught the web-slinger in a rope of paste and exited the scene to quickly pay off this new debt of revenge.

Dangling from an anti-grav platform high above New York, Spidey asked the Trapster what exactly he was up to. The villain's answer began with an explanation of how he and his friends weren't in prison following Fantastic Four #178- while they were being processed, the Wizard'd grabbed at his mouth, claiming a toothache..

..that he didn't actually have. )

Ultimate Fantastic Four #54: Salem's Seven Part 1

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After Mark Millar left Ultimate Fantastic Four, a new writer came in and started writing the book. His name is Mike Carey, better known for his work with the series Lucifer and The Unwritten. During his run, the Ultimate Fantastic Four faced a lot of odd figures and notable figures, including Thanos of all people. However, this here is the last story arc for the series (regular anyways, since what comes after this is a tie-in to Ultimatum) and that’s the focus.

Pencils By: Tyler Kirkham
Colors By: Blond
Inks By: No one

7 pages of 22

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Ultimate FF #6: Final Issue (Untitled)

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What I love about this Sue that's so different from the Sue of the 616, or almost any version of her, is that she's defined much less by the family around her. She's a formidable character in her own right. I always go back to those first few issues of "Ultimate Fantastic Four," where she's exploring her teammates, getting to know their physiology. She really has an understanding of the consequences of interdimensional travel changing your body and the consequences of the relationships that she's in.

She's gone on this journey and lost so much in way that Sue Storm in the 616 never has. The 616 Sue lost her parents, but she does have a great family that supports her and believes in her. She's a mother and a celebrity. She has all these things that this Sue Storm does not have. The Ultimate Sue was a celebrity for a little bit, but then she became the girl that was dating the sociopath.

I think she's had to come into her own, and Jonathan and Sam did such a great job developing her character in "Ultimates." She's such a great, strong character, I love writing her voice and I love getting to present this character in a leadership role in a book, especially this one, because it really tickles the format.
” - Joshua Hale Fialkov

Warning: Unintentional sexism below!

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