Under-Appreciated Heroes/Villains: #WeStandWithLukeCage’s Decision To Stay And Fight During Civil War

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UNDER-APPRECIATED HEROES/VILLAINS

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Leinil Yu


Colorist(s)

Dave McCaig


Cover

Leinil Yu


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

July 26, 2006

IN CIVIL RIGHTS

#WESTANDWITHLUKECAGE AND THE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED

In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage stays and fights the Superhero Registration Act. In Harlem, Iron Man and Ms. Marvel are present at Luke Cage’s home. Urgently, they are coaxing him to sign on to become a member of the Avengers. At the stroke of midnight, the Act becomes law. From then, the Avengers will become a legal team with pay and benefits. In addition, Luke has the chance to expunge his troubled past. Without a doubt, #WeStandWithLukeCage and the wrongfully accused.

Despite their insistence, Luke won’t sign. Disappointed, Iron Man and Ms. Marvel depart. Quickly, the former Power Man decides to send Jessica Jones and baby Danielle away to Toronto, Canada. Desperately, Jessica attempts to convince Luke to seize their money and run away to Canada with his family. But, Luke protests he needs to set an example for his home Harlem and vows to make the people responsible pay. Soon, Jessica departs with the baby for Toronto, Canada. At the stroke of midnight, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents confront Luke Cage.

In 'New Avengers' (2006) #22, Iron Man coaxes Luke Cage into signing the Superhero Registration Act.
In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Iron Man coaxes Luke Cage into signing the Superhero Registration Act. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FOR LUKE: AFTER LUKE STAYED TO FIGHT, HE JOINED THE SECRET AVENGERS

In the dark, Luke Cage is sitting in the living room. Furtively, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrive at his doorstep. Quickly, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Gabriel Jones introduces himself. When he tells Luke he wants a word with him, the hero says he is occupied. However, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents will not go away. In response, Luke busts through the door with the sofa, beating down on S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Soon, they fire at Luke with genetic paralyzers.

After a brave battle, S.H.I.E.L.D. have the rebel on the ropes. Within a moment, Luke falls down the building. Unfortunately, Luke is down on the floor. Shockingly, one of the bystanders in the neighborhood reacts by shooting his shotgun at the agents. As a result, the people rise and start throwing projectiles at S.H.I.E.L.D. At that moment, Captain America, Iron Fist disguised as Daredevil and Falcon fly in. Quickly, these Secret Avengers make short work of the law enforcement. Soon, they depart with Luke Cage.

In 'New Avengers' (2006) #22, Luke Cage is rescued by the Secret Avengers.
In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage is rescued by the Secret Avengers.. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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AGAINST LUKE: ABANDONING HIS FAMILY WAS IRRESPONSIBLE

In ‘New Avengers’ (2006) #22, Luke Cage refuses to escape with his family to Canada. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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“52 #45” Review

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In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

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A week of death and destruction as Black Adam begins his strike back against those who unleashed the Four Horsemen upon his home and family. As the heroes of the world plan a course of action, Black Adam battles Death!

Critically, ’52’ #45 is one of the most disastrous events in comic book history. Thematically, the comic deals with the pain of loss and grief which it heightens to incalculable destruction. Namely, genocide.

To sum, the story is about Black Adam driven to madness by the death of his wife Isis. In order to avenge her against the Third Horseman, he commits atrocities in Bialya.

Critically-acclaimed Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison and Mark Waid collaborate on the story. Indeed, their writing shines in the series. And Black Adam’s stardom skyrockets as a fallen anti-hero destroyed by pain and betrayal. Meanwhile, Keith Giffen, Chris Batista and Jamal Igle match the tone of turmoil and mayhem. In fact, they have emotional resonance.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Black Adam and at comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Black Adam! And Death!

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Critically, ’52’ #45 is the event that skyrocketed Black Adam into an A-list supervillain in the DC Universe. Normally, a man with a violent temper. Out of love for his wife Iris, Black Adam reformed. When Isis was killed by the Third Horseman, Black Adam went on a rampage in Bialya: He killed every man, woman and child in the country, causing a genocide. In the midst of the genocide, holding a flower in his hand, Black Adam cried.

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‘The Authority: Revolution’ (2005) #7. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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2000s THE AUTHORITY STORYLINES RANKED FROM BEST TO BAD

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: “THE AUTHORITY: THE NATIVITY” (2004)

Collects ‘The Authority’ #13-16.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

When ‘The Authority’ (2000) #14 was released, it generated immediate controversy. As a critically-acclaimed writer, Mark Millar has been known to go against social conventions and mores. If anything, his run on ‘The Authority’ delivers the thrills, wanton violence and the social commentary. But, Frank Quitely’s art elevates the subject matter.

To begin, the Authority was set up after Stormwatch in order to make the world better, no matter what it takes. Story-wise, “The Nativity” centers on a conflict between the Authority and a government-sanctioned team of Super Powered Beings (SPBs) called the Americans. Namely, the conflict is over the newborn Jenny Quantum, whom they believe to be the Spirit of the 21st Century. Terribly, disaster and mayhem follow when a team of Ubermensch with its draconian measures faces against government conspiracy from the Americans.

In a sense, ‘The Nativity’ is both a pastiche and a commentary on America’s patriotism at the beginning of the century. As a pastiche, it is a meta message on the superhero team the Avengers and its alliance with a corrupt government. Certainly, the commentary is about America’s muscular and military patriotism. In fact, these are reflected in the muscular and chiseled physiques of Frank Quitely’s figures. And when the Commander beats down and rapes Apollo, all hell breaks loose!

Definitely, this story is quintessential The Authority and belongs in your Kindle collection.

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BEST: ‘THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION’ (2004-2005)

Collects ‘The Authority: Revolution’ #1-12.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2004, Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker and artist Dustin Nguyen collaborated on ‘The Authority: Revolution’. Brilliantly, the work is a masterful distillation of the Authority, as the great super-powered team of the 21st century.

At the beginning, the Authority is fresh off the events of ‘Coup d’Etat.’ Forcefully, the Authority have taken over the U.S. government. However, their daily lives are mired in bureaucracy and a growing resistance to their regime. When a catastrophic event occurs in front of the White House in Washington D.C., the Authority uncover a conspiracy that threatens the team’s cohesion.

In some sense, the series can be divided into two parts. In the first half, the team investigates Henry Bendix’s conspiracy. For the second half, the story focuses on the emergence of the new Jenny Quantum, the Spirit of the 21st Century. For its part, Nguyen’s art captures the urgency of the moment. To this end, the characters are drawn with little expressiveness on a blue, black and red palette. In fact, Nguyen’s art features both gore and more revealing panels.

To sum, what makes ‘The Authority: Revolution’ work is the maturity of both its characters and the subject matter. In addition, it was significant for the remarkable emergence of Jenny Quantum and her fantastic travels to Infinite City. Moreover, Midnighter’s farewell speech stands out.

Definitely, this graphic novel is a classic The Authority story. Indeed, fans of Ed Brubaker will love the political intrigue as well as the advanced sci-fi concepts.

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GOOD: ‘COUP D’ETAT‘(2004)

Collects ‘Coup D’Etat’ #1-4.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In “Coup d’Etat: Sleeper,” Matt Martin forcefully argues ‘Coup d’Etat’ is a poor commentary on American politics during the Bush administration. In fact, the argument focuses on not mingling comics and politics.

To this end, ‘Coup d’Etat,’ largely plays like political commentary. In some respects, the Authority’s takeover of the U.S. government parallels the Bush administration’s Iraq war and its subsequent overthrow of the Iraqi government. Here, the Authority figures as the U.S. government overthrow the Iraqi government.

What makes ‘Coup d’Etat’ work, are the routine deliberations between the different factions about the fate of the world. In parallel, Spartan and Grifter argue. Also, Spartan and the Authority debate. Originally, the Authority were founded after Stormwatch and WildC.A.T.s. To this end, their mission was to make the world a better place no matter the cost. When Apollo kills the President at the end, political power has been passed over.

A few words about the art. For his part, Jim Lee’s art is certainly acceptable but not in-character. In fact, it appears to suffer from the subject matter of the political thriller. Nevertheless, the work itself is non-stop action as the Authority goes on missions to take control of the U.S. government. In the final issue, the Authority must flex their muscles and stop an alien invasion.

Definitely, the series is certainly a must-have for your comic collection, with a blend of adventure, action, plenty of dark humor and sci-fi themes.

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BAD: ‘THE AUTHORITY: PRIME’ (2007-2008)

Collects ‘The Authority: Prime’ #1-6.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 2.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In many respects, ‘The Authority: Prime’ is a missed opportunity. Certainly, it provides an important backstory on Henry Bendix. Previously, he was the mastermind behind Stormwatch and the Authority. In effect, his importance to the Authority cannot be denied. In fact, writer Christos N. Gage fails to give the subject matter the serious treatment it demands. Instead, it proves the occasion for three-issue futile fisticuffs between the Authority and Stormwatch.

To sum, Weatherman, Henry Bendix’s son, cracks his father’s “memory tower.”1 When he locates Bendix’s bunker to the Southwest desert, the Authority and Stormwatch come to a clash to uncover it first. Though, the battles are spectacle. However, they are told in three issues and do not move the story forward.

On this list, this series is one of the bad ‘The Authority’ story arcs.

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The Authority: Revolution #1 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #14 in Comic Vine.
The Authority #13 in Comic Vine.
Coup d’État: Sleeper in Sequart Organization.
Coup D’etat in Comic Vine.
The Authority: Prime in Comic Vine.

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  1. The Authority: Prime #1.

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Image Day: In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s,’ The Mister Majestic/Helspont Rivalry Begins

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Writer(s)

James Robinson


Penciler(s)

Rich Johnson


Colorist(s)

Gina Going, International House of Color


Cover

Tom Raney, Rob Ro


Publisher

Image Comics


Publication Date

September, 1995

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

DURING THE ’60s, KHERUBIM SAUL BAXTER STOPS THE FIRST DAEMONITE ATTACK SINCE 1906

In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #1, is the first Daemonite sighting since the 1900s. In the 1960s, Saul Baxter is a secretive defense contractor and mastermind. Secretly, he is a Kherubim and has the ability to generate blasts of mental energy. Recently, he is developing the first ballistic submarine. Suddenly, a soldier storms into his office and tells him that the submarine is under attack. Quickly, he runs out of his office and into the base. There, he finds the attacker killing several soldiers. Strangely, he recognizes the man as the first Daemonite he has encountered since 1906.

To hide his mental energy blast, Saul fires a blowtorch at the Daemonite reducing it to a corpse. When he has stopped the attack, Saul realizes that more Daemonites may arise. Soon, he meets with a fellow Kherubim. In fact, she works as a covert operative for the U.S. military as Lucy Blaise. Secretively, Saul wants to enlist a team of Kherubim heroes: Lucy’s lover and the anti-Communist John Colt, Mason and the superhero Mister Majestic. To this end, their objective is to fight Daemonites under the cover of Unidentified Life Forms (U.L.F.).

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s' (1995) #1, Kherubim Saul Baxter stops the first Daemonite attack since 1906.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #1, Kherubim Saul Baxter stops the first Daemonite attack since 1906. AP Photo/Image Comics.

AT CAMP PENDLETON, CRAZEN INTRODUCES TEAM ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Team One from left to right: Regiment, John Colt, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King, Mister Majestic, Slay.
Team One from left to right: Regiment, John Colt, Mason, Think Tank, Isaiah King, Mister Majestic, Slay. AP Photo/Image Comics.

DAEMONITE LORD HELSPONT RECRUITS SLAUGHTERHOUSE SMITH ON A MISSION TO NUKE NEW YORK CITY

In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City. Previously, Helspont recruited a Kherubim named Slaughterhouse Smith. As the term of the negotiations, Helspont names Smith as part of his Cabal. Sinisterly, he promises the Kherubim will rule the world.

Soon, Helspont and his Cabal attack Camp Williams, a nuclear missile silo in North Dakota. In their mission, they must detonate nuclear missiles on New York City. Angrily, Slaughterhouse protests he has a family and a home in the city. In response, Slaughterhouse’s men point their guns at him. Sternly, Helspont convinces Slaughterhouse to work for his cause.

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s' (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, Daemonite Lord Helspont is on a mission to nuke New York City. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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IN TEAM ONE’S FIRST MISSION, THE MISTER MAJESTIC/HELSPONT RIVALRY BEGINS

In Team One’s first mission, the heroes are unprepared and undertrained. Decisively, John Colt leads Team One into battle. In a slugfest, Mister Majestic engages Helspont. In fact, it appears they are evenly matched. However, the heroes are soon overwhelmed by the sheer number of Daemonites. Nevertheless, King manages to reach the nuclear missile which has been set for launch.

Since he is untrained, he has no idea how to deactivate it. Begrudingly, Regiment goes to find the silo leaving King without cover. Seemingly swarmed by Daemonites, John orders Mister Majestic to blast them to cover King. Though John is in the way, Majestic blasts the Daemonites. At the end, the lights go out and the outcome is uncertain.

In 'Team One: WildC.A.T.s.' (1995) #2, Mr. Majestic withstands a blast to the chest from Helspont.
In ‘Team One: WildC.A.T.s’ (1995) #2, the Mister Majestic/Helspont rivalry begins. AP Photo/Image Comics.

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Team One: WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 2 in Image Comics Database.
Team One: WildC.A.T.s Vol 1 1 in Image Comics Database.

DC Day: ‘Superman, The Greatest Story’ Discussion Part III

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My e-book is titled ‘Superman, The Greatest Story: How Art Deco Meets Plot Device.’ In ‘Superman, The Greatest Story’ Discussion Part III, I discuss Part III of my e-book.

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Marvel Day: Namor’s Opposition Foretold The Illuminati’s Destructive Plan Would Doom Hulk To Exile And Later To “World War Hulk”

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MARVEL DAY

Writer(s)

Brian Michael Bendis


Penciler(s)

Alex Maleev


Colorist(s)

Dave Stewart


Cover

Gabriele Dell’Otto


Publisher

Marvel Comics


Publication Date

March 29, 2006

IN CRISES

AFTER THE KREE-SKRULL WAR, THE ILLUMINATI FORMS

In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves. To begin, Iron Man has convened a secret meeting in Wakanda with Professor X, Black Bolt, King Namor, Mister Fantastic, Black Panther and Doctor Strange. After the Kree-Skrull War, Iron Man believes the disaster could have been averted if the heroes had shared the pieces of information they possessed. In his prescience, Iron Man proposes to gather the different superhero teams together in order to share resources and information.

Forward in the future, perhaps, the Superhero Registration Act could have been averted had the heroes presented a united front early on. Hopefully, he intends to create a planetary law enforcement to the rest of the universe. Unfortunately, the other attendees do not agree. First, Mister Fantastic questions the scale of the “delegation” and a qualified leadership.1 Second, Doctor Strange raises the problem of bureaucracy. Third, Professor X states Iron Man’s proposition is based on the new fear of the Avengers after the War. Fourth, Black Panther predicts that humans and mutant heroes alike would end up hated together.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, King Namor questions each faction's morality.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, King Namor questions each faction’s morality. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

KING NAMOR VOTES IN FAVOR OF FORMING THE ILLUMINATI

Fifth, King Namor points out that the Avengers have recruited terrorists such as Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Hawkeye. In addition, he tells of rumors of a Canadian mutant working as an assassin referring to Wolverine. Finally, he questions whether Black Bolt’s brother who was the architect of the invasion, was executed for his crimes.Nevertheless, Mister Fantastic sees merit in sharing information to save lives.

In fact, Doctor Strange suggests they meet privately and Mister Fantastic agrees for the “big things.”1 For his part, Namor trusts the attendees but asks for secrecy. Though he is hesitant, Professor X agrees to scan the minds of everyone at Iron Man’s request. Decisively, Mister Fantastic decides to put forming the team to a vote. All are in favor, except Black Panther. Sternly, he questions the group’s cohesion and the need for secrecy. Then, he departs.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati forms while Black Panther leaves. AP Photo/DC Comics.

OPPOSING THE HULK DECISION, NAMOR PREDICTS HULK WILL SEEK VENGEANCE ON THE ILLUMINATI

In a recent rampage in Las Vegas, Hulk killed 26 people and a dog. During the S.H.I.E.L.D. briefing, Maria Hill questions what the heroes are doing about the situation. Similarly, she relates Hulk’s lack of control and sporadic heroism to Spider-Man and his unwillingness to finish off Green Goblin alias Norman Osborn. For its part, the government is looking to blame the heroes for their inaction. Some time later, during “House of M,” the Illuminati convene at the Avengers Hydrobase, a former base of operations.

Sinisterly, Iron Man proposes to rocket Hulk into space on an abandoned planet where he will not hurt anyone. Angrily, Namor accuses the heroes of not doing enough to help cure Bruce Banner and opposes the decision. Strongly, Mister Fantastic defends his work in attempting to cure Thing and dampen Hulk; even, Doctor Strange’s attempts to banish Hulk at the crossroads. In reverse, Namor sees the move as retaliation for the Avengers’ failure to prevent House of M.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, the Illuminati vote to rocket Hulk to an abandoned planet.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, the Illuminati vote to rocket Hulk to an abandoned planet. AP Photo/DC Comics.

KING NAMOR VOTES AGAINST HULK’S EXILE

Nevertheless, Mister Fantastic puts it to a vote: Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Black Bolt and Doctor Strange vote in favor. Violently, Namor attacks Iron Man. To no avail, Mister Fantastic tries to restrain him but Namor goes in pursuit. Sluggishly, the two heroes slug it out underwater. Until, Doctor Strange puts an end to the brawl by encasing both in spells.

Again, King Namor opposes the decision. Prophetically, he predicts Hulk will come back to Earth and he will kill the Illuminati. In fact, he will be correct. Now free, Namor plunges into the waters stating that T’Challa was also correct. Due to “House of M,” Professor X was absent from the vote.

In 'New Avengers: Illuminati' (2006) #1, King Namor retreats to the waters after opposing the Illuminati's Hulk decision.
In ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’ (2006) #1, King Namor retreats to the waters after opposing the Illuminati’s Hulk decision.. AP Photo/DC Comics.

HULK RETURNS TO EARTH IN “WORLD WAR HULK”

In 'World War Hulk' (2007) #1, World War Hulk returns to Earth.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2007) #1, World War Hulk returns to Earth. AP Photo/DC Comics.

HULK INVADES EARTH AND FORCES THE ILLUMINATI PRISONERS TO FIGHT AS GLADIATORS

When World War Hulk invaded the Earth, he set up a gladiatorial arena in New York City. In ‘World War Hulk’ (2007) #4, Hulk forces the Illuminati to fight as gladiators. Strapped with Obedience Disks, Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, a “Black Bolt” usurper and Doctor Strange fight against a Devil Korker from Sakaar.

Together, they work in team and manage to defeat the monster. Then, in a twist, World War Hulk activates their Obedience Disks to force them to fight each other to the death. When Mister Fantastic defeats Tony Stark, he fights against giving him the killing blow. Heroically, Tony tells him it is the right thing in order to save billions. Sinisterly, Hulk gives Iron Man the thumbs down.

In 'World War Hulk' (2006) Mister Fantastic and Iron Man fight as gladiators in New York City.
In ‘World War Hulk’ (2006) #4, Mister Fantastic and Iron Man fight as gladiators in New York City. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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SHOWDOWN: HULK VS SENTRY

In ‘World War Hulk’ (2005) #5, Sentry unleashes his power against World Breaker Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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New Avengers: Illuminati Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
World War Hulk Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.

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DC Day: The Evolution Of Green Lantern Jessica Cruz From New 52 Into Rebirth

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In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Jessica Cruz faces Darkseid at full power. AP Photo/DC Comics.

IN REDEMPTION

NEW 52: JESSICA CRUZ DEVELOPED PTSD FROM AN ATTACK BY MOBSTERS

In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #31, Jessica Cruz becomes the new Power Ring. Four years ago, Jessica and her friends went on a hunting trip. On the way, they stumbled upon mobsters who were burying a body. Murderously, they decided to not leave witnesses and shot Jessica’s friends. Incredibly, Jessica managed to escape. Consequently, the young girl developed anxiety and PTSD from her trauma. As a result, she has locked herself in her room for four years.

Sinisterly, the Ring of Volthoom has revealed these things to her. Upon the death of Harold Jordan of the Crime Syndicate, the Ring has chosen her as its new host. In fact, her fear attracted it to her, a weapon it can use for destruction. When Jessica shoots the Ring with a shotgun, it only becomes angrier. Violently, the Ring forces itself upon her finger. Later, in control, Jessica realizes she needs help. Fortunately, the Doom Patrol offers to help.

In 'Justice League' (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring.
In ‘Justice League’ (2014) #31, the Ring of Volthoom chooses Jessica Cruz as the new Power Ring. AP Photo/DC Comics.

NEW 52: DURING DARKSEID WAR, JESSICA CRUZ BECOMES A GREEN LANTERN

In ‘Justice League’ (2015) #41, Grail summons Anti-Monitor. After an attack on the Justice League, Green Lantern and Power Ring are on the scene. While Jessica is on crowd control, Hal confronts Grail. However, during the battle Grail breaks Hal’s willpower. Instead, Grail uses the Ring of Volthoom to summon Anti-Monitor to Prime Earth. In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #47, the Justice League breaks the Crime Syndicate out of Belle Reve. Cyborg, Power Ring, Mister Miracle and Big Barda break into the penitentiary.

Unfortunately, proximity to the Crime Syndicate causes Jessica to lose control and for the ring to possess her body and mind. Then, Jessica becomes Volthoom. Nevertheless, when Cyborg attempts to override the ring, Volthoom activates the Grid virus. In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #49, Jessica’s mind is trapped inside the Ring of Volthoom. Previously, at Belle Reve, Cyborg downloaded his consciousness into the ring as a contingency plan to help Jessica.

In 'Justice League' (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz regains control of Power Ring to save Flash in one second. AP Photo/DC Comics.

In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern. Inside the ring, Cyborg describes the ring’s programming as 0s, 1s and fear.

Fortunately, Cyborg manages to hack the tech in time for Jessica to save Flash from the Black Racer in one second. Seemingly, Jessica is killed by the Black Racer. In reality, we learn Black Racer has claimed the life of Volthoom. For her ability to overcome great fear, Jessica is chosen as Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern.

In 'Justice League' (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814's new Green Lantern.
In ‘Justice League’ (2016) #50, Jessica Cruz becomes Sector 2814’s new Green Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

REBIRTH: DURING JUSTICE LEAGUE: ODYSSEY, JESSICA CRUZ DIES AND IS RESURRECTED AS AN OMEGA LANTERN

Previously, the Guardians of the Universe assigned Jessica Cruz to the Ghost Sector. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #1, Cyborg, Jessica Cruz, Starfire and Azrael head to space to confront a new menace. In the Ghost Sector, thousands of shrunken planets imprisoned on Colu have been released into the universe. Initially, Starfire joins the team in order to investigate the return of her home world Tamaran. However, the Ghost Sector, is a highly unstable region of space. Sinisterly, Darkseid offers to help the Justice League Odyssey. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #12, Darkseid reaches his full power. Previously, Darkseid had been born into baby from Superwoman in “Darkseid War.”

Slowly, he manipulated Hypertime to assemble the Justice League Odyssey and build Sepulkore. Using Starfire to activate the station, Darkseid soon returns to full power. While Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael have been converted into New Gods, only Jessica Cruz opposes Darkseid’s return. At four percent ring power, Jessica delivers Darkseid a devastating punch. Powerfully, Darkseid responds with a backhand that leaves Jessica on the floor, close to death. With one final blast of his Omega Effect, Darkseid reduces the Green Lantern to ashes and bones. In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #13, the Omega Effect resurrects Jessica as an Omega Lantern.

In 'Justice League Odyssey' (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern.
In ‘Justice League Odyssey’ (2019) #13, Jessica Cruz becomes an Omega Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

CHECK OUT THE STORY: It’s Official! In His Thirst For Vengeance Against The Third Horseman, Black Adam Became A Genocidal Maniac By Killing Every Man, Woman And Child In Bialya.

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REBIRTH: JESSICA CRUZ BECOMES A YELLOW LANTERN AND JOINS THE SINESTRO CORPS

In 'Green Lantern 2021 Annual' (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern.
In ‘Green Lantern 2021 Annual’ (2021), Jessica Cruz becomes a Yellow Lantern. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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SOURCES

Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 31 in DC Database.
Justice League Vol 2 41 in DC Database.
Justice League #47 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #49 in Comic Vine.
Justice League #50 in Comic Vine.
Justice League Odyssey: The Ghost Sector #1 in Comic Vine.
Everything You Need to Know About ‘Justice League Odyssey’ in Comicbook.com.
Justice League Odyssey Vol 1 13 in DC Database.
Green Lantern 2021 Annual Vol 6 1 in DC Database.
Justice League: The Darkseid War in DC Database.

“The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” Review

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‘The Mighty Thor’ (2011) #2. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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One of the greatest Thor battles in comic book history. Gift this graphic novel to your family and friends as a celebration of Thor. Available on Amazon.

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Collects The Mighty Thor #1-6.
The Silver Surfer — herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds — recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master’s apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight — and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer?

To begin, “The Mighty Thor Vol. 1” is the most serious treatment of Thor since “Thor: Disassembled.” To sum, the Volume is a cosmic story about beginnings and endings. In fact, a story arc about the end of the world, and the end of Asgard.

In a few words, Silver Surfer comes to Fallen Asgard to bring a message to Odin and Thor: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or Asgard will be destroyed. Amazingly, Matt Fraction’s writing is crisp, cold and detached while Olivier Coipel illustrates panels that capture the seriousness of the moment.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of Thor and to comic collectors. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Thor! And Silver Surfer!

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This graphic novel showcases “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012)).” One good feature of this graphic novel is that it is available in Kindle and Comixology formats.

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This graphic novel has another feature. One good feature of this graphic novel is that it is available in Paperback format. It is published by Marvel Comics.

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  • “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012)).”
  • Collects ‘The Mighty Thor’ #1-6.
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 109 pages.
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  • Publication Date: May 23, 2012.

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Certainly, “The Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 (The Mighty Thor (2011-2012))” is the Kindle and Comixology editions. Without a doubt, the story arc showcases some of the best Thor battles in comics. In fact, Thor and Silver Surfer engage in two battles of cosmic proportions.

In a few words, Silver Surfer has come to Asgard to deliver an ultimatum from Galactus: Hand over the Worldheart to Galactus or watch Asgard be destroyed. Naively, Surfer believes Galactus seeks to sate his hunger whereas Odin reveals to Thor that Galactus seeks to live forever when the Marvel Universe restarts. In short, the stakes are high.

The graphic novel is excellent for your collection and for delving into quality art. You will definitely love the coloring, lettering and story-telling. This is the graphic novel to own in order to build your Thor collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 4 ratings with an average customer review rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “What’s not to like here? Galactus vs. Odin! Thor vs. Silver Surfer! Volstaag vs. Humans! Young Loki! Matt Fraction’s dialogue is always fun to read and this plot is perfect! Copiel’s Thor is always amazing and this is no different! The outcome is interesting and could lead anywhere. I really loved this book! Great read!”

The reviews were overall very positive with no negative reviews.

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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I recommend this graphic novel as one of the greatest Thor battles in Marvel continuity.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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My Comics Reading List For October 2021 (Marvel and DC)

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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This is My Comics Reading List for July 2021. For anyone just jumping onto comics, we are recommending the following single issue comics as jumping on points into regular subscriptions. You will not regret it!

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1. ‘INFINITE FRONTIER’ (2021) #3 (DC)

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Green Lantern and Obsidian are hunting down Alan Scott’s old enemies. Meanwhile, Black Lantern Roy Harper is stranded in space.



2. ‘HEROES RETURN (2021) #1 (MARVEL)

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An all-out, drag-out brawl between the Squadron Supreme and the returned Avengers.



3. ‘SUICIDE SQUAD: GET JOKER’ (2021) #1 (DC)

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Critically-acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello brings together Red Hood, Harley Quinn and Firefly for three issue series. When Amanda Waller decides to take down the Clown Prince of Crime, she enlists the help of Batman’s former Robin, Jason Todd.



4. ‘TEEN TITANS ACADEMY’ (2021) #2 (DC)

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Mysteries are unraveling in the Teen Titans new school: What is happening with Shazam and his powers, who is Raven’s new dark pupil, and who is Red X?




5. ‘IMMORTAL HULK’ (2019) #4 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Arizona Herald reporter Jackie Mcgee is on the hunt for Bruce Banner. To stay ahead of the competition, she contacts Walter Langkowski, Bruce’s college roommate. Unbeknownst to Walter, he is going to die today.



6. ‘MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN’ (2019) #16 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

In a new series by Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed, welcome to the new adventures of Miles Morales. Miles is babysitting his new little sister, Billie Morales. However, there is trouble underground. Plus, Ultimatum threatens the Morales family.



7. ‘THE SWAMP THING’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

A new era of Swamp Thing begins in this 10-issue series. Indian Levi Kamei has been chosen as the new Guardian of the Green. But, he can’t control his transformations. In the meantime, a monstrous menace arises that Levi must stop.



8. ‘SAVAGE AVENGERS’ (2019) #3 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Kulan Gath has returned and has set a trap for the Savage Avengers. In order to protect humanity, the Savage Avengers must slay a god.




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Battle Ranker Competition Round 2: Wonder Girl vs Superboy

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Round 2: Match-Up #16, Number thirty ranked Wonder Girl alias Cassandra Sandsmark is challenged by Number thirty three ranked Superboy alias Conner Kent.

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