“Solo Avengers (1987-1989) #14” Review

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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 at comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more She-Hulk! And Black Widow!

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This comic showcases “Solo Avengers (1987-1989) #14.” One good feature of this graphic novel is that it is available in Kindle and Comixology formats. It is published by Marvel Comics.

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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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Overall, this comic was great.

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I recommend this comic as one of the best She-Hulk stories.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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

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One of the best origin revamps in Avengers comics. Gift this comic to your family and friends as a celebration of the Avengers, the X-Men and disenfranchised groups. Available on Amazon.

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Collects Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1-5.

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 at comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Quicksilver! And Scarlet Witch!

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  • “Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary (Uncanny Avengers (2015)).”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 115 pages.
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  • Publication Date: August 26, 2015.

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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.”

In addition, there are seven negative global ratings. One negative review cited Red Skull’s over-exposure: “Poor illustration and barely any actual team I interaction. Plus enough of the Red Skull already. I regret this purchase.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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  • Villain over-exposure.

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I recommend this comic as one of the best character origin revamps in Avengers comics.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

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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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Avengers vs. X-Men Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Civil War: X-Men Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Vision and the Scarlet Witch Vol 1 4 in Marvel Database.
Hydraulo-Press in Marvel Database.

Reviews: ’00s The Authority Storylines, Ranked From Best To Bad

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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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RESOURCES

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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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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 to comic collectors. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more X-Men! And Wolverine!

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  • “House of M.”
  • 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.

CONCLUSION


POSITIVE:

  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Free purchase with Comixology Unlimited membership.
  • Excellent Customer Review Ratings.

NEGATIVE:

  • Poor writer.

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I recommend this comic as an important contribution to comic book history.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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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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“Avengers: Rage of Ultron” Review

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ULTRON FINALLY CONQUERS THE AVENGERS
In 'Avengers: Rage Of Ultron,' Ultron conquers the Avengers.
In ‘Avengers: Rage Of Ultron’ (2015), Ultron conquers the Avengers. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence — so long devoted to ending life on Earth — has found a new world to conquer…one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies — but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man — and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large.

To begin, “Avengers: Rage Of Ultron” is an important Avengers story. Amazingly, it expands on the relationship between the Avengers and their nemesis: Ultron.

Importantly, Rick Remender’s writing shines. Particularly, the writer crafts one of the best Avengers sci-fi stories. Moreover, the graphic novel builds upon the story arc involving Hank Pym and Ultron, with great dramatic tension.

To sum, this is a one-shot you do not want to miss. Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Avengers and to comic clubs. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Ultron! And Vision!

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  • “Avengers: Rage of Ultron”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
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In a few words, “Avengers: Rage Of Ultron” is the high-quality comic. In addition, the graphic novel on Comixology maintains the six panel grid with high-quality and vibrant colors. Also, “Avengers: Rage Of Ultron” contains splash and ensemble cast pages.

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

Moreover, this product has good reviews and has 161 global ratings with an average customer review rating of 4.5 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

One positive customer review said: “As I mentioned earlier, this is the best Avengers story I’ve read since Busiek’s run came to an end. The prose and the philosophically-charged issues make this very high brow reading that’s exciting, thought-provoking, and worth rereading.

Definitely a story you’ll be picking up five years down the road for another look. And there’s even a very explanatory introduction from the previously–mentioned Kurt Busiek himself. This purchase is worth every friggin’ penny. You won’t be sorry.”

The reviews were overall very positive with 7 negative ratings. A problem cited by a negative review was the price per page count: “25 dollars for a 112 page book is absolute crap. Marvel needs to update their quantity because this is the only case where quantity is equal to quality. Thank god for websites like amazon so you dont have to buy it uber priced. Almost as bad as the art of deadpool trade..”

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I recommend this graphic novel as a significant Avengers sci-fi story.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Feat: Wonder Man, ‘Avengers’ #31

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WONDER MAN (SIMON WILLIAMS)
EARTH-616

In ‘Avengers’ (2012) #31, titled “End Times”, Wonder Man performs a fighting skill feat. To begin, the Avengers are recovering from the fallout of “AvX”. Meanwhile, Wonder Man has come to Avengers Tower to ask Captain America for help. Suddenly, Red Hulk attacks him. During the fight, Wonder Man chokes out Red Hulk.

How much fighting skill does it take for Wonder Man to choke out Red Hulk?

IN THE ISSUE, WONDER MAN CHOKED OUT RED HULK IN A PLANETARY LEVEL ATTACK.

IMPORTANTLY, WONDER MAN GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.545431*10^18 CALORIES BURNED. OR, 6.4660831*10^21 JOULES OF BIOCHEMICAL EXPENDITURE.

SIMILARLY, THE ATTACK WAS STRONGER THAN 9.2958253*10^12 MEN AND 2.5 TIMES THE ENERGY RECEIVED BY THE EARTH. TO SUM, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A SMALL COUNTRY.

FIGHTING SKILLS FEAT:

WARRIOR MADNESS

Fighting Skills: Warrior Madness 83%

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Wonder Man choked out Red Hulk. Wonder Man likely held Red Hulk longer than he can hold his breath.

We will use Hulk’s lung capacity from a crossover comic to estimate Red Hulk’s lung capacity.

HULK’S DURABILITY

In ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ (1995) #1, Batman attacks Hulk with sleeping gas. Since Hulk can hold his breath for half a year, the Dark Knight attacked a pressure point. Using martial arts, Batman kicked Hulk at the solar plexus. Incredibly, this caused the Green Goliath to gasp for air, knocking him out.

In 'Batman vs The Incredible Hulk' Batman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Batman kicks Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air and making the monster susceptible to sleeping gas.
In ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ (1995) #1, Batman performs a super strength feat. During the battle, Batman kicks Hulk at the solar plexus, depriving him of air and making the monster susceptible to sleeping gas. AP Photo/DC Comics.

We will use this feat to calculate Hulk’s lung capacity.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

In “Feat: Batman, ‘Batman vs The Incredible Hulk’ #1”, we extrapolated the Hulk’s lung capacity. The energy of Hulk’s vital capacity was 6.4660831*1021 Joules.

Since Red Hulk has the Hulk’s super powers, we can estimate him to have similar vital capacity.

FIGHTING SKILLS

Wonder Man generated 6.4660831*1021 Joules of biochemical energy to choke out Red Hulk. Simon had to generate a Warrior Madness Level of Fighting Skills since he likely hit Red Hulk with a Planetary attack.

According to Battle Ranker: The Competition, since Wonder Man generated a Planetary Level choke hold, he can defeat 500000001-10E13 men in combat.

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Avengers Vol 4 31 in Marvel Database.
Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Marvel Day: Kang The Conqueror Was Right! The Avengers Were Founded To Take On Hulk

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MARVEL DAY

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
Official Name

Avengers.

Universe

Earth-616.

Heroes

Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man, Wasp.

Villains

Loki, Rock Trolls.

Creators

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

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KANG THE CONQUEROR CORRECTLY DISCOVERS THE AVENGERS WERE FORMED TO STOP HULK

In the 41st century, Kang the Conqueror plots in order to become master of all time. However, one obstacle remains in his conquest: the Avengers! In order to finally defeat his foe, Kang peers through time with his tempovision. Finally, he has a plan. Quickly, he hurtles through in a spheroid to World War I. However, he is trapped in a time-storm. Since it might damage his craft, he returns to the 41st century. In order to find someone strong enough to survive the time-storm, Kang locates Hulk in the 20th century. Then, bringing him to his time, Kang tells Hulk his plan.

Slyly, the Green Goliath must travel to World War I. Specifically, his mission is to stop the Phantom Eagle from destroying a cannon of the Axis Powers. What Kang, however, does not say is that, the cannon will destroy a town where Hulk’s ancestors lived. Indeed, Kang correctly determined that the Avengers were formed to stop Hulk. With Hulk never born, he will be erased in 1971 and the Avengers will not have formed. As it turns out, Hulk ends up foiling Kang’s plan before returning to 1971.

In 'The Incredible Hulk' (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I.
In ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1971) #135, Hulk punches through time to World War I. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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IN 1963, LOKI MANIPULATES HULK IN ORDER TO FIGHT THOR

In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers make their spectacular debut. To begin, Loki is imprisoned on the Isle of Silence on Odin’s order. Sinisterly, the God of Evil blames Thor. In his latest scheme, he plans to bring Thor to the Isle to get his revenge. Using thought projection, Loki travels to Earth and after long hours, he located the incredible Hulk. Mentally, he creates an illusion before Hulk’s sight of dynamite on the train tracks. Misjudging his super strength, Hulk leaps and destroys the train tracks.

In order to save an incoming train, Hulk stands on a boulder and supports the damaged tracks. Though the train passes safely, Hulk is once again a wanted man. Finding out about recent reports, the Teen Brigade contacts the Fantastic Four. Unbeknownst to them, Loki intercepts their radio wave, sending it to Dr. Blake’s office. Hearing the signal, Dr. Blake strikes the ground with his cane and transforms into Thor.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Loki schemes to get revenge on Thor. AP Photo/DC Comics.

Meanwhile, other super heroes intercept the radio waves. Soon, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Wasp join the Teen Brigade at their headquarters. During the meeting, Thor spots Hulk outside.

Springing into action, Thor hurls his hammer at Hulk. Incredibly, it passes through Hulk. Seeing it is a mental image, Thor realizes he has been duped by Loki. On the rainbow bridge, the God of Thunder travels to Asgard.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the future Avengers assemble at the Teen Brigade headquarters. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

FEAT: DURING HIS FIGHT AGAINST LOKI, THOR DEFEATS A ROCK TROLL

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, Thor defeats a rock troll. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IRON MAN, ANT-MAN AND WASP HUNT DOWN HULK AT A CIRCUS

Since the heroes are hunting him down, Hulk disguises as Mechano the robot-man and works at a circus. Unfortunately, his incredible feats of strength draw the attention of Ant-Man’s army of ants. Pym suspects he is Hulk. Quickly, he heads to the location with Wasp and Iron Man. Within moments, the heroes arrive at the circus.

There, Ant-Man and the Wasp engage Hulk in battle. Soon, they manage to get Hulk out of his disguise. When Wasp is held within Hulk’s giant hands, Iron Man intervenes. Incredibly, a duel follows that takes both fighters across states. In Detroit, Hulk and Iron Man are locked in battle. Finally, Iron Man manages to imprison Hulk in a steel grapple. At that moment, Thor arrives.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the up-and-coming Avengers assemble to bring down the Hulk. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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AFTER LOKI IS VANQUISHED, THE AVENGERS FORM FOR THE FIRST TIME

In the last pages, Thor reveals Loki to be the mastermind of the hunt. Wickedly, he used Hulk to gaud Thor into a combat on the Isle of Silence. When Hulk attempts to fight Loki, the God of Mischief turns radioactive.

Then, it’s up to Ant-Man and Wasp to save the day. Silently commanding his army of ants, Ant-Man orders a trap door beneath Loki’s feet. Amazingly, Loki is imprisoned in a lead-lined tank. For a few minutes, Loki will remain radioactive until Thor returns him to Asgard. In the end, the Avengers form in order to be an unbeatable team.

In 'Avengers' (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time.
In ‘Avengers’ (1963) #1, the Avengers form for the first time. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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Incredible Hulk Vol 1 135 in Marvel Database.
Avengers Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

“Siege #1-4 (2010) Marvel Comics – 4 Comics” Review

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“Siege” is high superhero drama. Asgard under siege by the Dark Avengers! When Asgard is threatened, it takes the resources of the Avengers and Thor in order to put an end to the threat.

One of the most popular battles in fandom, is Thor vs Void Sentry. Over the years,, Thor has battled from cosmic being, to gods, to mythological monsters. Void Sentry adds spectacularly to Thor’s mythology providing a monster with unrelenting power.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Share this comic to Thor fans and fans of the Avenggers. It is definitely worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Thor! And Sentry!

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  • “Siege #1-4 (2010) Marvel Comics – 4 Comics”.
  • Collects ‘Siege’ #1-4 (2010).
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
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  • Publication Date: 2010.

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“Siege” is one of the most popular events in Marvel fandom. Featuring a dramatic story, machinations and unforgettable battles, it displays some of the best moments in Marvel history. Marvel superheroes function best as trained warriors and “Siege” shows.

The comic is excellent for your collection and for examining Marvel story-telling. You will definitely love the humanity of the characters showing that despite their overwhelming power, they remain tied to their motivations. At Marvel, superheroes often do what needs to be done.

This product has 2 ratings with an average customer rating of 5 out of 5. There are no reviews for the product.

Overall, this comic was great.

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I recommend this comic as high superhero drama in Marvel continuity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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