Black Bolt and his fellow prisoners face an all-new form of torture as the Jailer’s true self is finally revealed — and it’s more terrifying than any of them could have imagined! The stars await the survivors, but someone must pay the ultimate penance. Who lives and who dies in the Jailer’s sick game?
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The fun part of this book was that I originally had developed some of the pitch as a mini-series around Crusher. Just around the time I was getting ready to pitch it to Marvel, editor Wil Moss came to me and said that since I have a background in science fiction and fantasy he was thinking about me for “Black Bolt.” I said, “It’s funny, because I have this back pocket pitch that I was going to send you.”
Then when we bounced these things off of each other they just immediately meshed. That’s where this story came from. So Crusher predates Black Bolt as far as Marvel characters I’ve wanted to write about. He’s a hero to me, even if he’s a villain. -Saladin Ahmed
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( Prepare for a lot of cute couple nicknames )
Writer: Jim Shooter
Artists: Michael Zeck (Secret Wars 3, 6-8, 11-12); Bob Layton (Secret Wars 4-5); Al Milgrom (Secret Wars II 1, 3-4, 6-9)
This arc serves as a culmination of a lot of what Academy was about and may just be the best arc in the entire series. Yeah, it's downhill after this. But it's one hell of a high note.
Get your hankerchiefs ready, this is gonna be one hell of a tearjerker.
It also continues the trend these posts have had of "Academy showing up Arena at its own game" as we see death handled maturely and with peak drama.
( For those that managed to miss this event (lucky you), )
Four scans apiece from Mighty Avengers #33 and Captain America #602.
( In which the Falcon gets teabagged. )
char: captain america/bucky barnes, char: falcon/sam wilson, char: hercules/marvel, char: stature/cassie lang, char: vision/jonas, char: ant-man/wasp/hank pym, char: absorbing man/crusher creel, char: moonstone/ms. marvel/karla sofen, creator: ed brubaker, creator: luke ross, creator: dan slott, creator: khoi pham, title: mighty avengers, title: captain america, publisher: marvel comics
Two panels, one from UCA, and one from Avengers #275.
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Now he brings the continuity for us to slobber over again in LETHAL LEGION #2. A lawyer named Livingston is visiting a group super-villains in the Raft to get the full story on an attempted kidnapping. And the attempted kidnapping victim was Norman Osborn. In this issue, Livingston talks to Wonder Man (!) and the Absorbing Man.
( Joaquin Phoenix and Jack Murdock are mentioned. )