P.O.W.!: NCBD  For the Week of Oct 25, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Oct 25, 2017

 

 

 

Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic-Mace Windu(2017) #3(of 5)

 

Writer: Owens, Matt
Artist: Cowan, Denys
Cover Artist: Saiz, Jesus
* Mace and his squad’s first mission of the newly begun Clone Wars continues! * What do the Separatists want with the planet of Hissrich? * Can Mace overcome mercenary droid AD-W4 to stop them?

Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Games(2017) #4(of 5)
                                                                                                                    Cover Artist: Nakayama, David
Writer: Lente, Fred Van
Artist: Espin, Salva
* The Guardians’ heist to steal Thanos’ greatest treasure from his homeworld, Titan, has completely turned pear-shaped and they’ve been marked for death by the Mad Titan’s millions of psychotic followers! * What more could possibly go wrong? * How about when STAKAR and his crew of RAVAGERS show up to collect the bounty on their heads!

 

Ben Reiley: Scarlet Spider (2017) #9
Writer: David, Peter
Artist: Sliney, Will
Cover Artist: Bagley, Mark
* There’s a new Hornet in the skies over Las Vegas, but his identity remains a mystery! Who’s pulling his strings, and what’s their connection to the Scarlet Spider? * And will anyone from his past have anything to say about it?

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #24
Writer: Montclare, Brandon
Artist: Bustos, Natacha
Cover Artist: Bustos, Natacha

 

Punisher Platoon #2 (of 6)
Writer: Ennis, Garth
Artist: Parlov, Goran
By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. Don’t miss this epic new series! MAX/Parental Advisory
Thor: Where Walk the Frost Giants #1
Writer: Macchio, Ralph
Artist: Nauck, Todd
When tragedy strikes the kingdom of Asgard, THE MIGHTY THOR soars into action! Wielding the thundering hammer
Mjolnir, Thor sets off for the land where the Frost Giants dwell-frozen Nifleheim-in a matter of life and death for Asgard. But if YMIR has his way, the only thing awaiting Thor will be a frozen grave! Don’t miss this ALL-NEW tale featuring the original God of Thunder! Also featuring a special presentation of the historic battle between Thor and the Incredible HULK from Journey Into Mystery #112!
Black Panther #166 Leg

Writer: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Stelfreeze, Brian
KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 1 Black Panther’s greatest foe has returned – Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war! Can T’Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet? And as war looms, Wakanda’s gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators! The former gods are back – but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

 

                                                                                                                                                          Daredevil (2015) #28
Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Garney, Ron
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike
THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO ‘LAND OF THE BLIND!’ * It’s devil vs. devil, as DAREDEVIL battles THE BEAST, demonic source of power for the Hand clan – winner takes soul! * Also: The next phase of DAREDEVIL’s story begins here, with the payoff to over two years of storytelling. The last page will rock the Marvel Universe!
Now Us Avengers #11 Leg

Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Diaz, Paco
Cover Artist: Nakayama, David
CANNONBALL RUN Part 1 The U.S. Avengers have a new mission-to find their missing teammate! Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, and more head into outer space to find Cannonball! The search leads them to strangest planet of all…Glenbrook, U.S.A.! Home – and fiefdom – of Ritchie Redwood, America’s best loved teen! What shocking events will lead the U.S. Avengers to uncover the secrets of the seemingly idyllic planet of Glenbrook whose teenagers keep disappearing? And how will this lead them to Cannonball? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Marvel Madness: Oct 22,2017-Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1(2005)

Marvel Madness: Oct 22,2017-Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1(2005)

With Halloween right around the corner, Mike brings us, Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1 as the MU pick of the week.

Credits
Written by
Steve Niles
Art by
Duncan Fegredo
Cover by
Duncan Fegredo

 

Solicit

Brace yourself for the most original, innovative tale you ever — nah, it’s just giant monsters breaking things! It’s the Hulk, the Thing, Giant-Man and the Beast vs. a tidal wave of the most terrible monsters of the Marvel Universe! The Collector has inadvertently unleashed classic creatures Droom, Grogg, Goom, Rombuu, Grattu and more on New York City! Can our heroes save the day and have fun doing it?

Synopsis for “Good Monsters!”

The cosmic being known as the Collector sits within his massive museum beneath Canada. Inside this immense abode is a menagerie of various strange, and monstrous creatures that have plagued Earth in the past. Over the span of years, the Collector has captured these gargantuans one at a time and placed them within this private zoo. Now however, the Collector faces challenges not from his captured specimens, but rather from the Mole Man. The Mole Man’s forces invade the museum, setting all of the monsters free.

In Manhattan, Bruce Banner visits the Baxter Building. On the run from the army, he is hoping to find shelter with the Fantastic Four. The only team member present is Ben Grimm, who invites Banner in and gives him some food. As the two talk, the civil defense alarm sounds and Ben learns that hordes of giant monsters are now invading New York. He cannot contact the rest of the Fantastic Four, so he must rely on Banner for help. He flicks Bruce several times in the nose, instigating Banner’s transformation into the Hulk. Before the Hulk can start swinging, Ben convinces him that it would actually be more fun to take on the bigger “bad” monsters. The Hulk agrees and they go off to save the city.

The fight is a brutal one as the Hulk and the Thing take on the likes of Taboo, Grottu, Vandoom, Gargantus, Rommbu and Grogg, but even their massive strength is not enough to prevent the destruction of the city. Fortunately, Giant-Man of the Avengers and the X-Men’s Beast arrive to lend a hand. Giant Man single-handedly takes down Gargantus, but it is the Hulk who delivers the final knock-out when he body flips Rommbu onto the ever-growing pile of unconscious critters. Now, the only problem is what to do with them all. Mister Fantastic arrives after having spent some time in the Negative Zone. He activates a portal into the zone and the Hulk lifts the entire pile of monsters and hurls them through the rift. Reed closes the barrier and the crisis concludes. The “good monsters” have won the day.

Synopsis for “We Found the 9th Wonder of the World!”
Captain Kane navigates his fishing vessel through the sea. His crew’s fishing nets manage to ensnare a lobster nearly twelve-feet in length. Kane reports the phenomenon to one of his guests, Professor Briggs. This is the second of such bizarre creatures that the crew has discovered. As Kane goes into Briggs’ cabin, he finds the Professor studying the remains of a four-foot starfish. Briggs is convinced that this strange mutated sea life is related to his old colleague Doctor Parker – a scientist who disappeared over a decade ago. Briggs has a copy of a map that Parker charted before he disappeared. At the professor’s request, Captain Kane sets a course for this mysterious hidden area of the sea.

As they follow Parker’s map, the ship collides with a giant green mountain that wasn’t indicated on the chart. Kane and Briggs manage to rope together two oil barrels and use them as a flotation device, but the rest of the crew is lost. The two men come two an island. They discover a tribe of natives surrounding a massive wooden barricade. In front of the barricade is Doctor Parker tied to a post. The natives capture Kane and Briggs and secure them as well. Parker tells them that he has been experimenting with a hormone regulator serum. He tested the serum on several specimens, but could not control the animals’ growth. The product of Parker’s work makes its presence known as a giant snapping turtle bursts through the outer side of the barricade. This is Experiment 247. As natives flee in terror, the three men manage to free themselves and make for an inlet where Doctor Parker has a motor launch secured. Parker tells them that Experiment 247 is actually the second of such trials he has conducted. The original project, Experiment XYZ, was conducted years earlier. Kane and Briggs soon realize that Experiment XYZ is actually an even larger turtle, and was also the “mountain” responsible for scuttling Kane’s ship. The massive creature is too large to even notice the three men, who safely race away.

Source Marvel Database

Notes
Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl is a one-shot special.
The events of “Good Monsters” takes place early in the Modern Age of Heroes, approximately one to two years after the formation of the Fantastic Four.

Mighty Marvel Geeks 183: A Gambit For Valentine’s Day

Mighty Marvel Geeks 183: A Gambit For Valentine’s Day

The Intrepid Trio are back with the Marvel news that you can use, but they are down a man with Eric handling a field op to debug Junior Agent Mac’s laptop from an AIM cyber attack. But, Mike and Kylan are up to the task with an active news week and a bunch of stories just waiting for that MMG examination that you’ve come to expect!

Intel Debrief

-Gambit gets a release date

-Deadpool wraps

Thor: Ragnarok is part of a bigger arc

New Mutants trailer and the unique path for the franchise

-Speculation on the timing for the Infinity War trailer

Luke Cage season 2 to bring a Heroes for Hire story arc

-Picks of the Week

Mighty Marvel Geeks 182: When Breakfast Goes Sour

Mighty Marvel Geeks 182: When Breakfast Goes Sour

Your Intrepid Trio is back. Sometimes life happens and we have to step away, but we’re always there, on the watch. And here we are, back in the Above-Ground-Underwater-Sub-Orbital-Volcano-Lair, ready to give you all of the Marvel news and discussion that you can hand1e!

Intel Debrief

-The ECHL and Marvel team up

-Mike Spoils the news item

-Luke Cage Season 2 Update

-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. casting news

-Stan Lee’s message to the Marvel Universe

-Discussion on the Marvel retailers breakfast at NYCC.

-Picks of the Week

P.O.W.!: NCBD  For The Week of Oct 11, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For The Week of Oct 11, 2017

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #6
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Walker, Kev
Cover Artist: Shirahama, Karmome
* Doctor Aphra’s had a plan to auction off an artificial Jedi intelligence in order to make some major credits. * Unfortunately, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan.
Uncanny Avengers (2015-) #28
Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Izaakse, Sean
Cover Artist: Izaakse, Sean

STARS AND GARTERS Part 1 Part Avengers and part X-Men. Two of Earth’s mightiest heroes and two of Earth’s mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it,

 and they got the T-shirt. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it’s important to remember where your friends are. Join us for ‘A Pint or Two,’ won’t you? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist! Rated T+

The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016-)#21 Leg
Writer: Hastings, Christopher
Artist: Strychalsk, Irene
Cover Artist: Ganucheau, Paulina
DOOM SEES YOU Part 1 Since arriving in the Marvel Universe from the real world, Gwenpool has made a name for herself as one of its most exciting heroes. From teaming up with Spider-Man and the Mighty Thor to tackling villains like M.O.D.O.K. and Arcade, no one can top her combination of demolition and off-the-wall adventure. But now Gwenpool’s looking for the biggest and baddest foes she can think of and she’s going right to the top of the list with
Rocket (2017-) #6
Writer: Ewing, Al

Artist: Gorham, Adam
Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike

* Ranger Rocket – the sheriff of Halfworld, a heroic righter of wrongs in a land of toys and talking animals..
. * …or an out-of-luck safecracker dying with a slug in his brainpan and a last memory of the good times? * Get ready for the last tragic twist of the Blue River score… Rated T+
Incredible Hulk By Aaron Complete Collection TP
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Silvestri, Marc
Cover Artist: Komarck, Michael
When Jason Aaron takes on the Hulk, the results are incredible! Bruce Banner and his monstrous alter ego are together
 no more! They have become separate beings – and the Hulk is assigned to take Banner down! But the brilliant scientist sure won’t give up without a fight. As the Hulk makes an alliance that changes his destiny forever, Banner unleashes his army of gamma-fueled monsters! It’s the fight everyone’s been waiting for: Hulk vs. Banner! But when the dust settles, why must the Hulk stay angry? Whatever the reason, he’s picking fights against drug cartels, sea monsters, Russian super-soldiers and a lost city of Sasquatches – oh, and the Punisher, Kraven the Hunter, Wolverine and the Thing! Are Hulk and Banner destined for a date with Doom? Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) #1-15 and #7.1, and material from FEAR ITSELF #7. Parental Advisory
Star Wars: Screaming Citadel TP
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Checchetto, Marco

 

A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve side by side into the galaxy’s darkest shadows as Luke Skywalker reluctantly joined forces with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can’t afford to refuse, leading him to a rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s queen? And as the unlikely duo enters the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them? Collecting STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #7-8 and STAR WARS (2015) #31-32. Rated T

 

 

 

Daredevil (2015-) #27

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Garney, Ron
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike
‘LAND OF THE BLIND’ CONTINUES! * DAREDEVIL is being held prisoner in a remote outpost of the evil ninja clan THE HAND. * It’s a battle of wits and skill – and DD must outsmart his captor – someone with a deep connection to his past – if he has any chance of escape! Rated T+
Defenders (2017-) #6
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, DavidCover Artist: Marquez, David
KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1 The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caus
ed by the Kingpin’s absence and the all-out street war that results! So what could make things even worse for our team of harried heroes? Would you believe – Deadpool? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist! Rated T+
Falcon #1 Leg
Writer: Barnes, Rodney
Artist: Cassara, Joshua

Cover Artist: Saiz, Jesus
TAKE FLIGHT Part 1 Sam Wilson – winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty – takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley! Rated T+

Marvel Madness: Oct 8,2017 – Fantastic Four #348 (February 1991)

Marvel Madness: Oct 8,2017 – Fantastic Four #348 (February 1991)

With a lot going on in the showand Mike getting back to reality, we forgot the MU pick of the week in show. But we still have it here for you . Kylan brings us Fantastic Four #348 (Feb 1991).

Published: February 28, 1991
Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
Writer: Walter Simonson
Penciller: Gracine Tanaka, Art Adams
Cover Artist: Art Adams

The new Fantastic Four’s investigation has taken them all the way to Monster Island, home of the dreaded Mole Man. Will they find out the truth about the slain FF…or another set of secrets entirely?

Synopsis for “Where Monsters Dwell! (Or Is It… Where Creatures Roam?)”

Tricked into thinking the Fantastic Four have been murdered, Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, and Ghost Rider have been gathered by the Skrull renegade De’Lila (disguised as Susan Richards) and sent on a mission to collect the item she is searching for, under the false pretense that they are seeking out the Fantastic Four’s “killers”.

Going over how “Sue” had shown them the “dead bodies” of the Fantastic Four, the so-called New Fantastic Four race off in a rocket cycle using a tracking device that will allow them to find what they think is their intended target. As they speed off, De’Lila — still disguised as Sue Richards — begins the next phase in her plan. She begins looking into the Fantastic Four’s database on the Skrulls to see if there is any reference to the device she is looking for. With little time and her ability to navigate Reed’s devices being limited, De’Lila decides to use his family as hostages in order to force him to do her bidding. (More)

Notes

Continuity Notes
The woman who appears to be Alicia Masters in this story is secretly the Skrull spy Lyja as revealed in Fantastic Four #358. She replaced the real Alicia circa Fantastic Four #265 to spy on the Fantastic Four.
After it’s appearance here Skreeal is not seen until Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection #1.
The Fantastic Four’s robotic receptionist Roberta was last seen in Power Pack #57.

Continuity Errors
This story states that Monster Island is located in the Bermuda Triangle. This is not correct, as in Fantastic Four #1 it is stated that Monster Island was located in the South Pacific. However, since everyone had to pass through a strange portal to reach Monster Island from Bermuda, it could be that there is a portal to Monster Island in the Triangle similar to the one that transported Jim Scully and his eventual allies to Earth’s prehistoric past in Skull, the Slayer #1.

Source: Marvel Database

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