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Battles Of The Week: Hank Pym vs Wasp (Hero vs Heroine)

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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Writers and Artists

Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom.

SYNOPSIS FOR “DEATH AND TEXAS!”

The West Coast Avengers travel to the Death Dimension to rescue the Avengers. But they must battle each other.

In the battle of the sexes, Hank Pym battles Wasp.

IN ROMANCE

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West Coast Avengers Annual (1987) #2. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in the Death Dimension. On the left side is Hank Pym and on the right side is the Wasp alias Janet Van Dyne.

Let’s look at the stats.

HANK PYM – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Athlete 8%
Super Speed: Peak Human 17%
Durability: Building 17%
Energy Projection: Room 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Inventor 50%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Toolbot.
  • Stingers.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental illness.
WASP – EARTH-616
Super Strength: Athlete 8%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Combatant 33%
Intelligence: Field Experience 25%
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Wasp’s suit.

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THE FIGHT

In the battle of the sexes, a depowered Hank Pym fights the Wasp in the Death Dimension.

The battle to decide who is the best Avenger! Toggle Wasp’s Negative Damage under our Damage Points to find out the power of Hank Pym’s Stingers.

DAMAGE SCALE

DAMAGE POINTS





A battle of the sexes between two Avengers in the Death Dimensions.
HANK PYM BLUNT FORCE (x3) + ENERGY MANIPULATION (x3) ATTACKS: 1 DAMAGE PT (x3) + 6 DAMAGE PTS (x3) = 21 DAMAGE PTS.
WASP ENERGY MANIPULATION (x5) ATTACKS: 6 DAMAGE PTS (x5) = 30 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL DAMAGE POINTS


HANK’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-30 DAMAGE PTS.

Tensile Strength Of Plexiglass = 62100000 J = 0.01478571428 Ton of TNT.
-(30 DAMAGE PTS * 56072.5929798 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00040051852 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Hank’s Durability = (-0.00040051852 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(0.01478571428 Ton of TNT) = 0.02708820909 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 0.03 = 1.97 PTS = BUILDING.



DURABILITY: BUILDING

Durability: Building 16%
WASP’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

Toggle the Toggle Arrow below to view the calculations.

-21 DAMAGE PTS.

Wasp’s Sting x3 = 56072.5929798*3*4 = 672871.115758 J = 0.0001602074 Ton of TNT.
-(21 DAMAGE PTS * 56072.5929798 J * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00028036296 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.
Captain Atom’s Durability = (-0.00028036296 ​PTS * Ton of TNT)/(0.0001602074 Ton of TNT) = -2.33333341656 PTS.
Durability = 2 – 1.75 = 0.25 PTS = ATHLETE.



DURABILITY: ATHLETE

Durability: Athlete 2%

WINNER: HANK PYM WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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Tales To Astonish (1961) #27, titled “The Man in the Ant Hill!”, marks the first appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel continuity. Importantly, the comic is the origin story of Ant-Man who discovers the Pym Particles.

Also, the story was written by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and penciled by Jack Kirby.

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DC Day: The Legend Of The Hand Of Creation Proves Krona Is A Mad Scientist, Not A True Villain

 

DC DAY

Writer(s)

Marv Wolfman


Penciler(s)

George Perez


Colorist(s)

Tom Zuko


Cover

George Perez


Publisher

DC Comics


Publication Date

January, 1987

IN SUPERVILLAINS

IN A FORBIDDEN EXPERIMENT, KRONA WITNESSES THE HAND OF CREATION

After Crisis On Infinite Earths, a new single DC Universe is created. In History of the DC Universe, Harbinger gathers data on the Monitor’s files in order to tell its history. In the beginning, a single universe was created. When the universe was young, the earliest race was the Maltusians. These tall, blue-skinned beings lived on Oa and soon mastered science. With their civilization, they studied the universe. According to legend, no one could behold the beginning of the universe.

Or else, calamity would follow. A daring and defiant scientist, Krona defied the legends. With his powerful machine, he peered back in time. Then, he showed his discovery to the Maltusians. On that day, calamity ensued and Krona was struck by a lightning bolt. Dramatically, the accident created the anti-matter universe opposite to the positive matter universe. And the multiverse was born. With the birth of the multiverse, evil entered the DC universe.

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KRONA WAS EXILED AND TURNED INTO AN ENERGY BEING

Tales of The Green Lantern Corps (1981) #1. DC Comics.

KRONA BECAME THE ENEMY OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Perhaps, you have watched the animated movie called Green Lantern: Emerald Knight. In DC comics continuity, Krona is banished. Soon, he drifts to Nekron’s realm of the dead. There, he is recruited into Death‘s army which seeks to destroy then recreate the universe. Indeed, Krona welcomes it as an opportunity to study the destruction and the creation of the universe.

Then, Nekron sends Krona and his army of the undead to kill the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Lantern Corps. Violently, the army of the unliving succeeds in killing several Guardians, the Green Lanterns even destroying the Central Power Battery. However, Hal Jordan, the greatest GL rallies the force. Together, they manage to stop Krona and send him back to the realm of the dead.

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A MAD SCIENTIST, KRONA SEEKS THE BEGINNING OF TIME AT ALL COSTS

In JLA/Avengers, Krona threatens the Omniverse. Dangerously, his quest takes him to the Marvel Universe. There, he engages in a game with the Grandmaster. The JLA and the Avengers must gather items of power for Grandmaster and Krona. And the winner must either claim the items or seek the answer of the beginning from Galactus. When the JLA wins the contest 7-5, Grandmaster wins. Though he collects the items of power, Krona betrays him.

By force, he summons Galactus and beats him in order to discover the secret. In the Marvel Universe, only Galan has survived the destruction of the previous universe. In a cosmic egg, he is shaped by Phoenix into Galactus during the birth of the Earth-616 universe. Ultimately, the heroes band together and triumph. In the end, Krona is transformed into a cosmic egg destined to create a new universe.

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DC vs Marvel: In The ‘JLA/Avengers’ Crossover, The Formidable JLA vs The Mighty Avengers

 

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“A CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS”

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In the classic inter-company crossover JLA/Avengers (2004), both super-teams assemble to take on a threat that threatens the Omniverse. Particularly, the series was so successful that the JLA: Syndicate Rules established the crossover to be canon to the New Earth continuity.

In contests of champions, the Grandmaster and Metron task both teams with the responsibility to assemble six items of power from each universe.

Namely, from the DC Universe: Green Lantern’s Power Battery, the Book of Eternity, the Orb of Ra, the items of the Demons Three, the Spear of Destiny and Psycho Pirate’s Medusa Mask.

From the Marvel Universe: the Ultimate Nullifier, the Evil Eye of Avalon, the Infinity Gems, the Cosmic Cube, the Casket of Ancient Winters and the Wand of Watoomb.

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In JLA/Avengers #2, the Leaguers are leading 6-5. In a titanic clash, the JLA and the Avengers face off for the Cosmic Cube. On Savage Land, a knock-out drag-out slugfest follows. Let’s rank the main contestants in the battle in terms of the Power Hierarchy.

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QUALITY OPPONENTS

Generally, our formidability takes into account a character’s quality of opponents. Using this hierarchy, we can formulate a Power Hierarchy. Namely, it is the following:

Peak Human, Assassin, Metahuman, Criminal Mastermind/Team-Wrecker, Warrior, Hi-Tech Genius/Enhanced, Political Leader, Demon or Monster/Supernatural Being, Champion, Cosmic Being, Skyfather, God or Abstract.

Before we rank the JLA and Avengers, let’s list some rules.

  1. First, only beings below God or Abstract are included. God or Abstract include Galactus, Eternity, Living Tribunal, Beyonder, One-Above-All.
  2. Since we focus on battles, we will go by power levels.
  3. We are rating power levels only in issue #2.
  4. Since only the major battles are included, not all members of both teams are included.

Let’s rank our JLA and Avengers.

The Cosmic Beings

SUPERMAN

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

SUPERMAN IS A COSMIC BEING

Really, Superman‘s power levels are off the charts in the issue.

To this end, he ranks as Cosmic Being because he stops Thor’s hammer strike with his left hand.

In fact, it takes at least a Cosmic Being in order to bypass the enchantment on Thor’s Mjolnir.

Potentially, Superman could solo the Avengers team.

Indeed, it takes Hercules, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wonder Man and Vision to put down the Man of Steel at the end of the fight.

THOR

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

THOR IS A CHAMPION

Really, Thor faces one of his toughest battles. First, he wades through a powerful blast of heat vision.

After Superman caught Mjolnir, he knocks him out with a powerful haymaker. Indeed, he is overwhelmed by Superman’s sheer power.

Generally, Thor ranks as a Champion since he is at least as powerful as the Avengers team.

ZATANNA

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

Both Zatanna and Scarlet Witch are amped by Chaos Magic.

Effectively, they are Cosmic Beings with powers of teleportation, nigh omniscience and reality-warping.

SCARLET WITCH

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

Both Zatanna and Scarlet Witch are amped by Chaos Magic.

Effectively, they are Cosmic Beings with powers of teleportation, nigh omniscience and reality-warping.

GREEN LANTERN

Power Hierarchy: Cosmic Being 83%

In their first match-up, Green Lantern had Photon on the ropes. As matter of fact, he caged her up in a construct.

In their second match, Photon is absorbing the Oan energy from his power ring. Fortunately, he is saved by Captain Atom.

Generally, Green Lantern is a Champion. However, he upgrades to Cosmic Being after he absorbs the energy of the Cosmic Cube.

And had he succeeded, the JLA woud have had a clean victory.

CAPTAIN MARVEL

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

To begin, Monica Rambeau has the power of converting her body into any energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Really, she is a Champion on the Avengers team and can take on any one.

Likely, she needs to adapt to the type of energy and has a limit to how much EM energy she can absorb.

Nonetheless, she is among the mightiest on the Avengers team.

The Champions

WONDER WOMAN

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

So far, Wonder Woman has shown she can defeat multiple Avengers. At first, she faces Hercules, Wasp and Yellowjacket.

Later, after Superman and Thor are defeated, she knocks down Yellowjacket.

Generally, Wonder Woman is a Champion in the Power Hierarchy.

GIANT MAN

Power Hierarchy: Enhanced 50%

First, Yellowjacket shrinks down to size and attacks Wonder Woman with the other Avengers.

Then, he delivers a powerful blow at increased size when Thor falls. However, Wonder Woman soon overpowers him.

With the Pym Particles, Yellowjacket is Enhanced in the Power Hierarchy.

AQUAMAN

Power Hierarchy: Champion 75%

In one instant, Aquaman defeats multiple Avengers with a sea monster.

Generally, Aquaman is a Champion in the Power Hierarchy.

AVENGERS

Power Hierarchy: Supernatural Being 67%

Generally, the Avengers add up to Hercules‘ power level, which is Supernatural Being in the Power Hierarchy.

The Peak Humans

GREEN ARROW

Power Hierarchy: Peak Human 8%

In the battle, Green Arrow and Hawkeye are in a stand-off. Though, in the end, Green Arrow has the advantage with Captain America’s help.

Generally, Green Arrow is a Peak Human in the Power Hierarchy.

HAWKEYE

Power Hierarchy: Peak Human 8%

In the battle, Green Arrow and Hawkeye are in a stand-off. Though, in the end, Captain America orders Hawkeye to stand down.

Generally, Hawkeye is a Peak Human in the Power Hierarchy.

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VERDICT:

With help, the JLA won a virtual victory and the Avengers actually tied the score.

Really, lacking Flash’s Speed Force and the Avengers at full strength, the JLA are stacked with three Cosmic Beings and two Champions.

Generally, the underdog Avengers even things with better teamwork and preparation.

JLA wins a difficult fight.

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In 'Solo Avengers' (1989) #14, She-Hulk tangles with Titania, calling her "cuddles."
 
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When the Black Widow finds herself about to be snuffed by A.I.M., it’s Hawkeye to the rescue!

Critically, Solo Avengers (1989) #14, is a double feature comic. First, Hawkeye teams up with Black Widow to take on the terrorist group known as AIM. Second, She-Hulk battles Titania!

Together, writer Tom Defalco and penciler Al Migrom collaborate on the stories. Moreover, the issue showcases She-Hulk as a powerful superheroine. Amazingly, the writing shines on the relationship between the characters. Beautifully, the art in the book is characteristic of the 80s: anatomically correct, fun and muscular. Moreover, She-Hulk vs Titania!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Avengers and on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more She-Hulk! And Black Widow!

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  • “Solo Avengers (1987-1989) #14.”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: February 17, 2015.

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To begin, this comics is a turning point for She-Hulk. Indeed, her opposition to the Mutant Registration Act is a strong point. In addition, her victory over Titania certifies her superheroing. Eventually, She-Hulk re-joins the Avengers in Avengers #305.

To sum, the comic is excellent for your collection. Definitely, you will love the bright color palette and the characters’ anatomically correct physiques. Indeed, this is the comic to own in order to build your Comixology collection.

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“Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary (Uncanny Avengers (2015))” Review

 
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From the ashes of AXIS an all-new, all different Avengers assemble! The tragedy at the end of AXIS has left the Uncanny Avengers vulnerable, and someone is taking advantage of it. One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret that will, all hyperbole aside, shatter the lives of two members of the squad. What is Counter-Earth? What terrible secrets does it house?

Critically, ‘Uncanny Avengers’ (2015), is one of the best Uncanny Avengers stories. Together, the Avengers Unity Division travel to Counter Earth. To this end, they must unravel a secret that will shake their main protagonists.

Together, writer Rick Remender and Daniel Acuna collaborate on the story. Though serious and detached, the writing shines on big sci-fi concepts. In fact, the art in the book is futuristic and modern: linear, squared and fun. Moreover, Quicksilver vs High Evolutionary!

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Uncanny Avengers and on the occasions of graduations. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Quicksilver! And Scarlet Witch!

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To begin, this comics revamps the origin stories of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Mysteriously, the Unity Division must travel to Counter Earth. Indeed, a new menace has arisen that threatens the Uncanny Avengers. In addition, the two protagonists discover they are the result of their father’s genetic experiments.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love the muted color palette told in five to six panel layouts. This is the comic to own in order to build your Kindle and Comixology collection.

This product has excellent reviews and has 136 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.5 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “Anyone who has yet to check out the writing of Mr. Remender is missing out on one of the best writers in comics today. I’ve read just about everything he’s written since picking up his run on Uncanny X-force and have yet to be disappointed. In this volume he brings together the best of both sides of the marvel universe and shows people what can happen when humans and mutants work together. Anyone looking for something different from the run of the mill super hero comics out there needs to check this out.”

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Super Power: In AvX, Cyclops And The X-Men Match The Avengers In Raw Power

In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
 
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In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers.
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In Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2, the Phoenix returns to Earth for Hope Summers. At the White House, Iron Man and Captain America brief the President. In a recent event, Nova crash landed on Earth. In fact, he came to warn the Avengers that the Phoenix was returning to Earth. That same day, there is a Phoenix sighting.

At Utopia, Cyclops is training Hope Summers harder than ever for Phoenix’s arrival. When Cyclops pushes her to her limits, Hope manifests the Phoenix. Later that day, Captain America and the Avengers come to take Hope into protective custody. But, Cyclops refuses. In one optic blast, the Avengers vs X-Men fight is on!

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ENERGY PROJECTION

Really, Cyclops and Captain America are the two best leaders on Marvel Earth. Generally, they are alpha males that command attention. When they met head-to-head, energy projection was the main factor in Avengers vs X-Men (2012) #2. Without a doubt, the Alpha-Mutant vs the Super-Soldier. Indeed, Cyclops’ optic blasts proved devastating. Though, Cap proved more than capable of handling them. In Civil War: X-Men (2006) #4, Iron Man measured Cyclops’ power output to 2 Gigawatts. Enough to level a city block!

CYCLOPS

Energy Projection: City Block 25%

CAPTAIN AMERICA
Captain America.

Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%

SUPER STRENGTH

In their match-up, Colossus and Red Hulk seemed evenly matched! Colossus’ organic steel can dish out a Planetary-Level punishment. Just ask the Juggernaut! However, Red Hulk simply is in a league of his own in terms of super strength. In our Marvel Universe Strength Hierarchy, we ranked Red Hulk’s most notorious feat: Punching out Uatu the Watcher! Certainly, it was a Galaxy-Level feat! Definitely, we look forward to these two powerhouses duking out some more.

COLOSSUS
Colossus.

Super Strength: Planetary 50%

RED HULK
Red Hulk.

Super Strength: Galaxy 75%

ENERGY PROJECTION

Among the X-Men and Avengers, Emma Frost and Iron Man are among the most dangerous. In addition, they are also the most resourceful in terms of energy projection. Particularly, Emma Frost is an Omega-Class Telepath. During their encounter, Iron Man recognized the threat. Incredibly, he hit Emma with 17,000 Microscopic Telepathic Tasers. Ouch! In response, White Queen switched to diamond form and punched Iron Man in the abdomen. Soon, the fight ended with Magneto’s intervention. Though, Emma Frost proved to be more than a match for Iron Man’s hi-tech.

EMMA FROST

Energy Projection: Planetary 50%

IRON MAN
Iron Man.

Energy Projection: Planetary 50%

SUPER SPEEED

In their family reunion, Magneto and Quicksilver were outmatched in super speed. Indeed, Quicksilver proved superior combat speed landing a punch. At the same time, Magneto’s EM Sight allows him to perceive electromagnetic forces and energies on Earth. In part, it explains Magneto’s enhanced perception and his ability to track speedsters. In Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4, Magneto is able to show heightened reflexes. Reactively, he erects a force field as Quicksilver charges at him at high speed. Though, Quicksilver beats him in raw power speedwise. Nevertheless, both Magneto and Quicksilver are in the same Speed Class.

MAGNETO
Magneto.

Super Speed: Supersonic 67%

QUICKSILVER
Quicksilver.

Super Speed: Supersonic 67%

SUPER STRENGTH

In the Marvel Universe, if Namor gets respect, Thing continues to be underrated. With these two, super strength is all that matters. Bombastically, Namor has tangled with Hulk, Hercules and Luke Cage over the years. In fact, Namor’s overwhelming super strength and brutality always seem to come out on top or draw. For his part, Thing once withstood and pushed back a hydraulo press that could press a planet. Together, these two powerhouses have super strength on a planetary scale. In the super strength department, they are evenly matched.

NAMOR
Namor.

Super Strength: Planetary 50%

THING
Thing.

Super Strength: Planetary 50%

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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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LINKS

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.

FOOTNOTES

  1. The Authority: Prime #1.

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Marvel Day: Proving The Superior Mage, Doctor Strange Puts An End To Wanda’s Chaos In “Avengers Disassembled”

 
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MARVEL DAY

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.
Official Name

Avengers Disassembled: Chaos.

Universe

Earth-616.

Protagonists

Avengers, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Spider-Man, Dr. Strange.

Antagonists

Scarlet Witch.

Creators

Brian Michael Bendis.

Issues

‘Avengers’ #501-504.

IN CRISIS

ANT-MAN DIES IN AN ATTACK ON AVENGERS MANSION

In “Avengers Disassembled,” the Scarlet Witch‘s Chaos Magic is destroying the Avengers. In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Avengers Mansion is attacked by a living-dead Jack of Hearts. To begin, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Wasp and Captain Britain are enjoying breakfast at Avengers Mansion. Particularly, they are talking about Viper who is Madame Hydra and how attractive she is. Then, an alert is triggered by the presence of an undead Jack of Hearts.

Quickly, Ant-Man mounts a flying insect and goes to investigate. There, he recognizes the fallen Avenger. Suddenly, Jack says “I’m sorry” and detonates an explosion. Tragically, Ant-Man dies and part of Avengers Mansion is destroyed. Nearly, the other Avengers including Jarvis are buried in the rubble. Meanwhile, Tony Stark is giving a speech at the United Nations. Apparently, he is drunk and threatens to kill the Latverian delegate. Yellowjacket intervenes and Tony retreats to another room.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, Jack of Hearts detonates an explosion that destroys Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN AN ATTACK BY VISION, AN ENRAGED SHE-HULK KILLS THE AVENGER

In 'Avengers' (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #500, a mind-controlled She-Hulk by Scarlet Witch rips Vision in half. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS ARE IN CRISIS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. At Avengers Mansion, She-Hulk has grown in size and is on a rampage. On the scene, Iron Man flies in and puts down She-Hulk. In the aftermath, Captain Britain and Wasp are in critical condition at Beth-Israel hospital, She-Hulk is in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, Ant-Man’s charred remains are in a morgue and Vision’s destroyed body is sent to Stark Industries. At Beth-Israel hospital, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Falcon discuss the events.

Angrily, Hawkeye criticizes the Avengers for their lack of proaction. In addition, the Avengers discuss the fact that Code White may actually be a sleeper Ultron program in Vision. When Iron Man mentions the attacks may all be related, he tells of the incident at the United Nations. Loudly, Yellowjacket storms in accusing Iron Man of resuming his drunken past. Nevertheless, Tony protests he hasn’t had a drink in a long time. In fact, Cap believes him. Finally, Iron Man departs and the others assemble with the rest of the Avengers that responded to the Code White alert.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #501, the Avengers are in crisis. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

AFTER A FAILED KREE INVASION, DOCTOR STRANGE REVEALS THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ATTACKS

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, the Avengers stop a Kree invasion. Answering the Code White alert, the Avengers have gathered in front of Avengers Mansion. Sternly, Nick Fury tells the Avengers to disperse since it is a crime scene. Suddenly, Kree ships appear in the sky and attack the Avengers.

As the battle rages, Nick Fury questions the Kree’s need for a ground offensive. Indeed, their superior technology should afford them an advantage. Heroically, Hawkeye sacrifices himself to destroy the Kree mothership. Soon, the alien army flees. Examination of the wreckage shows it is not made of metal. Suddenly, Doctor Strange appears revealing “the magics are being abused.”1 Immediately, Cap figures out the culprit.

In 'Avengers' (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks.
In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #502, Doctor Strange reveals the true nature of the attacks. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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DECISIVELY, DOCTOR STRANGE PUTS AN END TO SCARLET WITCH’s chaos magic

In ‘Avengers’ (2004) #503, Doctor Strange puts an end to Wanda’s Chaos Magic. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

LINKS

Avengers Vol 1 503 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 500 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 501 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 502 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers #503.
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“House of M” Review

 
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“House of M” (2005). AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Collects House of M (2005) #1-8. The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!

Gloriously, “House of M” is the most important X-Men comic of the 2000s decade. Importantly, the comic has important ramifications in the Marvel Universe leading up to “Civil War.” To sum, Wanda is out of control and it is up to the Avengers and the X-Men to stop her.

In the storyline, Brian Michael Bendis’s writing shines while Olivier Coipel illustrates high-quality, colored pages. Notably, the art is commendable for its realism and muted colors while the story is enveloped in darkness.

Certainly, this is an event you do not want to miss. Indeed share this comic to fans of X-Men and on the occasions of Comic-Cons. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more X-Men! And Wolverine!

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  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 280 pages.
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  • Reading Age: 14-17 years.
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2006.

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To begin, “House of M” is the most important X-Men comic of the 2000s decade. In a few words, the comic runs through the Marvel Universe and brings together the Avengers and the X-Men. In fact, both teams are banded against the overwhelming threat of the Scarlet Witch.

Moreover, the comic is excellent for your Comixology collection and for delving into high-quality art. Indeed, this is the ebook to own in order to build your Comixology collection. Really, this comic is free to purchase with a Comixology Unlimited membership. Definitely, you will love the Comixology format and the higher resolution.

This product has excellent reviews and has 1182 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.7 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One customer review said: “House of M revolutionizes the Marvel Comic World and, in a way, starts the X-Men series over again. While House of M does not move particularly quickly (not many flashy battle scenes), it certainly adds a lot of psychological depth to many familiar characters like Wolverine, Magneto, Quicksilver, Spiderman, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and a host of others, as we the readers witness what the world would be like if each mutant had their ideal life.” 

The reviews were overall very positive with 26 negative reviews. A problem cited by a negative review was the lack of emotional resonance: “An absolutely dreadful example of the tedium that is Bendis’ writing. His trouble is simple: In the superhero genre, which is innately or (at least historically) one rooted in action, he too often eschews action to try to hit emotional, personal beats. Sadly, he displays no understanding of people and our emotions.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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  • Poor writer.

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


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‘The Pulse: Fear.’ AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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2000s LUKE CAGE STORYLINES RANKED BEST TO GOOD

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 PULSE: FEAR” (2005).

Collects ‘The Pulse’ #11-14.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.5 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.

Initially, Marvel introduced their superstar heroine Jessica Jones with the adult Mad Max series ‘Alias’. In a few words, Jessica is a retired superhero that developed a romantic relationship with Luke Cage. Moving forward, ‘The Pulse’ showcases Jessica Jones’ pregnancy with Cage as the father.

AT CBR.com, Brian Cronin lists “The Greatest Luke Cage Stories Ever Told!” On his list, Mr. Cronin recommends “The Pulse: Fear” as the top Luke Cage story. Chiefly, “The Pulse: Fear” shows why Brian Michael Bendis may be the most versatile writer at Marvel. Previously, Bendis worked on the Marvel Ultimate titles such as ‘Ultimate Spider-Man,’ ‘Ultimate X-Men,’ and ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four.’ Bendis’ work on “The Pulse: Fear” reveals the greater maturity of the subject matter. What makes the series work is that its two protagonists are real people with real problems. In addition, the Marvel superhero community is portrayed in a supportive light.

To sum, the art, the plot and the dialogue have a realistic and grounded feel. Together, these elements make for an enjoyable coming-of-age experience. In the end, the characters mature and their relationships become more authentic. Definitely, ‘The Pulse’ is essential Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, and belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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BEST: “NEW AVENGERS: BREAKOUT” (2005).

Collects ‘Action Comics’ #775.


























Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 2005, Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch gave the Avengers a fresh new look. After “Avengers: Disassembled,” the Avengers disbanded. Then, Marvel gave us the New Avengers joined together by fate.

Like the former Avengers team, the New Avengers formed to take on a threat that no member could take on their own. Centrally, the plot is tight and focuses around capturing the villain responsible for the Raft prison breakout. The new Avengers team is not SHIELD-backed by Director Maria Hill.

Thematically, the New Avengers are a street-team. To this end, their members are: Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage and Wolverine. Particularly, Luke Cage grounded the team and is a vocal member. What makes the team work, is the fact it is free of politics and mainly seeks to get the job done.

As Gabeel Gaber points out, the New Avengers outlaw status after the “Civil War” caused them to fight smaller scale foes. Originally, the Avengers would fight Ultron and Kang the Conqueror. Instead, the New Avengers would fight the Wrecking Crew and the Hand.

While this is not a Luke Cage story, it is important. Eventually, Luke Cage leads the 2010 version of the New Avengers after Cap is arrested and apparently killed during Civil War. Definitely, ‘New Avengers’ belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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GOOD: ‘SECRET WAR’ (2004).


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Surely, politics are important to a spy agency like SHIELD. In ‘Secret War,’ Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell’Otto extend more mature themes.

Really, Bendis’ writing adapts to the elevated subject matter. If in ‘New Avengers,’ Bendis’ characters’ chemistry is light-hearted, ‘Secret War’ gives them a more serious treatment. In addition, Dell’Otto’s panels are like Chiaroscuro comics: Dark, violent with 3D-like effects.

Story-wise, there is a subversiveness that persists over the lobotomy of Nick Fury’s Secret War team. To begin, Luke Cage is in Mount Sinai Medical Center after an attack in retaliation for the Secret War. In his anti-terrorism war, Nick Fury is willing to go to any lengths. Indeed,the US government would not take action on Latveria-funded terrorist activity in the United States. Simply, Colonel Fury creates a secret team comprising of Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Agent Daisy Johnson.

In the end, the heroes come out on top. Without a doubt, Luke plays a minimal role in the story. Nevertheless, this belongs in your Luke Cage collection.

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GOOD: ‘NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL‘ #1 (2006).


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dialogue: 3.0 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 his “Greatest Luke Cage Stories Ever Told!,” Brian Cronin ranks ‘New Avengers Annual’ (2006) #1 number seven. Let’s give a brief review.

To begin, Bendis’ ‘New Avengers Annual’ #1 celebrates Luke Cage’s and Jessica Jones’ marriage. On the day Jessica accepts Luke Cage’s marriage proposal, they are attacked by a false version of Black Widow. If anything, the heroes’ banter are characteristic of Bendis. Moreover, their quips serve as battle intros.

Definitely, ‘New Avengers Annual’ #1 ranks as one of the greatest Luke Cage stories.

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LINKS

The Greatest Luke Cage Stories Ever Told! in CBR.com.
The Pulse Vol 1 (2004–2006) in Marvel Database.
New Avengers Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
New Avengers: How One Street-Level Team Changed the Marvel Universe Forever in CBR.com.
Chiaroscuro in Comic Book Glossary.
Secret War #1 in Comic Book Round Up.
New Avengers Annual Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.