Wednesday, May 13, 2015

90's Post Heroes Reborn Thunderbolts, Heroes for HIre, Quicksilver, Avengers and Alpha Flight



Post Heroes Reborn Avengers, Thunderbolts, Heroes for Hire, Quicksilver and Alpha Flight



Tales of the Marvel Universe
Establishes the new Status quo in Marvel Universe post Onslaught, Kazar discover marvel heroes are gone, Nathaniel Richards hides Reed’s stuff in the Negative Zone,
Thunderbolts act as the main hero group, Warmachine sacrifice his armor to protect Tony’s secrets and Doc Strange Discover that the Heroes aren’t dead.  




Thunderbolts -1: Explores the past of the members of the Thunderbolts, it shows that Zemo’s dad was the one that killed the original Citizen V, that Songbird is a runaway, how Fixer became a member of Hydra...
Rating: 6




Thunderbolts 1: The Thunderbolt’s hit the streets as marvel premier super hero team filling the void that left the Avengers, battling the Rat Pack and the Wrecking Crew. But astonishingly we discover that they are the Master of Evil under the leadership of Helmut Zemo.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         The Thunderbolts will be a driving force in marvel for many years chugging out all kinds of cool stuff.


Rating: 10



Heroes for Hire 1:  The UFO’s organize a jail break from the Vault, and later battle the Hulk and defeat him. Iron Fist intervenes in a hostage situation with the UFO’s and the Hulk, he’s helped by a mysterious new White Tiger and Hercules, they defeat the villains and they discover that the Hulk was under the control of the Controller.It seems that the Master of the World is the one behind all of the havoc. Iron Fist reforms the Heroes for Hire with Jim Hammond’s oversight.
Rating: 8




Heroes for Hire 2-3: Heroes battle Nitro, Black Knight joins the team and Hercules is kicked out of the team over the fact that his drunk half of the time.
Rating: 9



Thunderbolts 2: Thunderbolts stop Mad Thinker from Kidnapping Franklin Richards.
  
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Thunderbolts are given Fantastic Four old base as a headquarters. 
Rating: 7



Thunderbolts 3:  Thunderbolts battle the New Master of Evil with the new Crimson Cowl as their leader. Black Widow is keeping an eye on the Thunderbolts and Jolt joins the team
Rating: 8  









Heroes for Hire 4: Luke Cage joins the team, and they battle the UFOs and Controller. We discover that Master of the World is the one that sent to capturo Genis Vell in Avengers Unplugged
Rating: 8



Thunderbolts 4: Origin of Jolt: she was created by Arim Zola and the Thunderbolts battle him to stop his crazy experiments.   

Rating: 7




Thunderbolts annual 97: Explains how Zemo put the team together and where he got the idea to pose as heroes, Zemo uses a jail break at the Vault to get his hand on Moonstone

Rating: 8 




Alpha Flight 1: Alpha Flight reforms and battles the Zodiac in their first mission, and they lose Madison Jeffries to the villain team.

Rating: 8


Alpha Flight 2: Team battles Masterof the World.

Rating: 5



Thunderbolts 5: Hydra sends a little gift to the Thunderbolts a Growing Man, the team defeats the robot. Citizen V/Zemo warns Strucker, not to cause trouble. 
Rating: 7



Heroes for Hire 5-6: Heroes for Hire battle the deviants to save the Eternals.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Ant man/Scott Lang joins the team; he was really spying on them secretly under the orders of Jim Hammond.



  


Thunderbolts 6-8
The Thunderbolts battle the Mortal Elements, and after 3 issues finally take them down.

Characters:                            
Heroes: Thunderbolts, Shield, Heroes for Hire, New Warriors, Swords man, Daredevil, Spider-man
Antagonist:

Villains:  Mortal Elements.
  
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Some of the members start to like being heroes
·         Fixer Dies, and is reborn as a technomorph Cyborg.

The Bad:
·         The story arc is one issue to long

Rating: 6








Thunderbolts 10-12
Marvel heroes have returned and the cat is out of the bag for the Thunderbolts and just about ever hero is out to capture Zemo's team. So Helmut unleashes his master plan. 

Characters:                            
Heroes: Shield, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, New Warriors, Spider-man, some of the Thunderbolts
Antagonist:

Villains: Zemo and some of the Thunderbolts
 
Issue Summary:
·         10 The heroes are back to Earth 616; Shield tries to arrest the Thunderbolts because they have discovered that they are the Master of Evil.
·         11 Zemo unleashes his master plan to take over the world, the Biomodem, he will control everyone through this device, the Thunderbolts battle amongst themselves.  
·         12 Zemo uses the mind controlled Avengers and Fantastic Four to defeat the renegade Thunderbolts. At the end the heroes defeat Zemo.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Thunderbolts are on the run.
·         Zemo and Fixer are of the Team
·         The Bio modem will save Zemo from death at the hands of the Scourge latter on in the series.

The Good:
·         Lots of Action.

Rating: 8



Rating: 10
Thunderbolts 13-14: Other dimensional fill-ins.
Rating: 5
Thunderbolts 15:   Back on Earth and on the run from Shield.
Rating: 7
Thunderbolts 16: Shield send the Great Lake Avengers to capture the Thunderbolts, after defeating these goof balls, the Bolts cross paths with the Hulk. While the real Citizen V drops in for a visit to Zemo.
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Who is the new Citizen V?

Rating: 8
 
Thunderbolts 17: The Hulk the Thunderbolts and GLA are battling is a robot absorbing energy used to bring Graviton back; Graviton gives both teams a clobbering, Moonstone convinces him that he needs to find a reason to be a villain in the first place. Meanwhile Citizen V and Zemo’s battle end in a draw.
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Moonstone and Graviton, will maintain a relationship in the future of this series
·         It’s interesting how Moonstone use her capacity for manipulating people to save the Thunderbolts butts.
Rating: 8

Thunderbolts18: Crimson Cowl offers the Thunderbolts to join her team or she will send marvels worst villain after them.
Rating: 7



Avengers 06:

Avengers battle the Squadron Supreme and discover that they were under the control of Corrupter. Growing issues with Warbird’s drinking problem.
Rating: 9


Avengers 08: Thus issue has the introduction of Silverclaw; we have Firestar has issues about being in the Avengers, Hawkeye issues has issue about the Thunderbolts and the introduction of Triathlon.
Rating: 7



Avengers 09:Avengers set out to take Mosses Magnum down; it’s discovered that he’s a agent of chaos of Apocalypse.  

Rating: 8




Thunderbolts 19: Introduction of Charcoal who battles with the Thunderbolts.
Rating: 7

Thunderbolts 20-21: Thunderbolts battle the Master of Evil, and right when they are going to be defeated by Cowl's crew Dread Knight saves the Bolts.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Dread Knight is actually Hawkeye that has gone undercover, and he offers to lead the Thunderbolts.
·         Hawkeye makes Mach I turn himself in for a homicide that  committed when he was the Beatle.
Rating: 10

Thunderbolts 0: Team battles Hydra
Rating: 2

Thunderbolts 22: Hercules has arrived he wants payback against the Thunderbolts for what they did as the Master of Evil, when they invaded the Avengers Mansion, Avengers 274.

Thunderbolts 23: US Agent and the Jury try to capture the, but fail the Thunderbolts get away.

 Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Charcoal joins the team.
  
The Good:
·         It’s cool to see the Hawkeye/US Agent rivalry from the West Coast Avengers lives on.

Rating: 8

Thunderbolts 24-25:

Crimson Cowl has created a doomsday weapon and has unleashed it on the World and it’s up to the Thunderbolts to stop her and her 25 member Master of Evil.
Characters:                            
Heroes: Thunderbolts and Citizen V
Antagonist:

Villains: Crimson Cowl and the Master of Evil ( Tiger Shark, Flying Tiger, Klaw, Man Killer, Whirl Wind, Quicksand, Lodestone, Constrictor, Icemaster, Blackwing,Man-ape, Eel, Slyde, Aqueduct, Sunstroke, Boomerang, Scorcher, Joystick, Cardinal, Shockwave, Dragonfly, Shockwave, Bison and Supercharger)
 
Sporting Cast: Avengers, New Warriors, X-Force, Union Jack, Big Hero Six, GLA

Issue Summary:

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         What the hell, is Dallas Riordan the Crimson Cowel?

The Bad:
The Good:
·         In the origin of Charcoal we discover Arim Zola is the one responsible.

Rating: 8



Thunderbolts 26:  Mach I has gone to prison, but are tones of intrigues going on behind bars.
Rating: 6


Avengers 15: Avengers battle the unstoppable Pagan, when Templar appears out of nowhere and stops him in his tracks. Whet’s the relationship between Pagan, Templar and Triathlon?
Rating: 8


Thunderbolts 27-20
 
Graviton is back with a flying island taking over the city of San Francisco, so it's up to the Thunderbolbts to stop the evil Villian

Characters:                             
Heroes: Thunderbolts, Angel
 
Villains:  Graviton

Sporting Cast: V Battalion, X-51/Machine Man and US Agent and the Jury

Issue Summary:
·         27 Graviton takes over San Francisco, while Hawkeye trying to get his hands on some old Champions of Los Angeles flight craft to transport the team is confronted by Angel who is the owner of the old piece of junk, and after brief battle they resolve the differences just in time to confront graviton.
·         28 The Bolts battle Graviton, but get their butts kicked.
·         29 Jolt  looking for help to free her team mates seeks help from Machine Man/X-51
·         30 Bolts battle Graviton and defeat him


Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         V Batalion Dallas Riodian


The Bad:
·         The story arc is one issue to long
The Good:
·         Great to see Angel in another title out of the X verse.
Rating: 7



Avengers 18: Avengers Give Arkon a hand against the Wreaking Crew.
Rating: 7



Ultron Unlimited Avengers 19-22
In my opinion this is the definitive Ultron story; to bad I don’t have all the issues to this particular arc. Ultron flattens Slorenia and kill most of its population and the Avengers barely defeat him, but at a great cost.   

Characters:                             
Heroes: Avengers

Antagonist: Grim Reaper and Alkhma

Villains: Ultron and Zombie Ultrons

Sporting Cast: Jarvis

Issue Summary:
 Avenger 19: Alkhema is back battling the Avenger but only as a distraction, so Ultron can level a county, and PYM has been kidnapped.

Avengers 20: Ultron attacks the Avengers and kidnaps  only certain members.
·         Avengers 21: Avengers battle their way through hordes of Zombie Ultrons and Ultron Drones to reach Ultron Prime.
·       Avenger 22: The  Avengers in their final showdown with Ultron, barely make it out alive.


Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         We discover that Ultron has Pym’s brain patterns, so Ultron is Pym with no morals, this redefines both characters.

The Good:
·         Ultron levels a nation; we finally see how much of a threat he is; and he has a lot depth added to his obsession.

Rating:  10


Thunderbolts 32: the Secret  Empire want their asset, Charcoal, so it’s up to the Bolts to save their team mate, good thing US Agent and his Jury crash the party.

Repercussions:
Us Agent will stop hunting the Thunderbolts 


Rating: 7


Thunderbolts 33: The team discovers that there was someone living in their new HQ, and he has secretly giving them a hand fixing their stuff, its the Ogre an old X-men villain that has gone into hiding.  The thing is that Ogre is clocked at the end of the issue and is replaced by Techno, so Zemo can spy on the Thunderbolts.
Rating: 8

Thunderbolts 34: 

Thunderbolts battle and defeat the Hulk, while a new Beatle, that looks like flying tank, make his first appearance ¿but who is under the mask?
Rating:  9




Avengers 23:  Conflict arises between Vision and Wonder man. Vision actually feel insecure with under Wonder Man on the team, because he’s his copy, his mind is based on his brain waves , so basically they have the same personality and also Simon has a relationship with his ex-wife
Rating: 8.



Avengers 24:  Juggernaut comes looking for help from the Avengers, because seven other Juggernaut level bad guys are hot on his heels.

Rating: 7


Avengers 26: A Team of reserve Avengers are tricked into battling the Taskmater, but really accidently destroy one of Jonathan Tremont’s facilities, the leader of the cult that has become a pain in the butt the Avengers, so they are framed and in hot water.
Rating: 8  





Avengers 27: Duane Freeman Avenger’s security liaison forces the Avengers to add a member of African descent, it actually an interesting issue over race, and Triathlon joins the team. New Line Up: Warbird, Scarlet Witch, Giant Man (Pym), Wasp, She Hulk, Iron Man, Triathlon.


Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Thor, Justice and Firestar leave the team
 Rating: 7


Avengers 30:  Avengers finally defeat Kulan Gath
Rating: 7 







Thunderbolts 35-37:  Who is the New Beatle? And who does he work for?

Characters:                            
Heroes: Thunderbolts

Antagonist: Beatle and Peter Gyrich

Villains:  Justin Hammer, Whiplash, Hydro, Speed Demon and Blizzard

 
Issue Summary:
·         35 Jolt has been killed by a Sniper, while Beatle attacks Justin Hammer, but only to give him the substance of Omega-32 at the end.
·         36 Bolts battle Hammer’s thugs and capture the Beatle to find who’s under the mask, but the Thunderbolts discover that he’s an android, ¿so who is controlling it?
·         37 The return of  Abe Jenkins as Mach-2 and it looks like the Beatle was control by Gyrich ¿what was he after?

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Scourge starts hunting the Thunderbolts.
·         Citizen V is actually being hunted by the V battalion.
·         Ogre make Abe look like a black man.
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Rating: 7



Avengers 35: A Maximum Security tie in (one of Marvel's worst crossovers ever), a team of Avengers goes to the intergalactic council to protest the decision in turning Earth into a intergalactic prison,  when they are attacked by the Ruul. It’s discovered that the Ruul are super evolved Kree.   
 Rating: 6



Annual 2000: Hellstorm tricks Hawkeye to take the Thunderbolts to hell to rescue Hellcat his ex wife from hell.
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Hellcat miniseries.
Rating: 7



Thunderbolts 38-39: Citizen V is Dallas Riordian, and she seeks refuge with the Thunderbolts from the V battalion, meanwhile Scourge confronts Zemo, and kills him.

Rating: 8



Thunderbolts 40-41: Bolts join forces with Sandman to discover who the hell are the V battalion and what they are up to, discovering that they are good guy, some of which actually where Captain America’s  allies that have gone underground, hunting for war criminals or destroying their legacy like Zemo’s.


Rating: 8

 Thunderbolts 43-44: Thunderbolts team up with the Avenger to battle Count  Neferia.
Rating: 8

Avengers 36: Avengers battle Pagan
 Rating:  7
 

Avenegrs 37: Avengers battling on two fronts one against Pagan and Templar and on the othe against Bloodwraith

Rating: 8

Avengers 38: Avengers go global, having members stationed all across the Globe and in space.
Rating: 7



Thunderbolts 38-39: Citizen V is Dallas Riordian, and she seeks refuge with the Thunderbolts from the V battalion, meanwhile Scourge confronts Zemo, and kills him.

Rating: 8

Thunderbolts 46: Scourge takes out Techno, while Hawkeye and part of the team heads to Titan to ask Mentor for some help to discover what’s wrong with Moonstone and why does she have visions of a past life as a Kree warrior. Mentor explains that the moon stone belonged to a group of aliens originally called the Guardians of the Galaxy. An on the other hand comatose John Watkins heir to the Citizen V mantel wakes from his coma. And finally Jolt comes back from death. 

Thunderbolts 47: Jolt battles Scourge, while Mentor tries to forcibly remove Moonstones gem, finally Isaac eliminates the gems memory banks there for Moonstone will have no visions.
Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Moonstone will become more morally ambivalent after this.
·         Atlas seemingly killed

Thunderbolts 48: Thunderbolts set out to take down Scourge, while Citizen V training a team of mystery heroes. ¿Is Scourge, Captain America?

Thunderbolts 49: Scourge turns out to be Jack Monroe/Nomad, Captain Americas old side kick ex Bucky replacement, ¿why is he trying to kill the Thunderbolts? He’s under some kind of mind control, on Peter Gyrich’s leash.

Thunderbolts 50:  Gyrich has made his own super team and is acting like a full one Villain; Thunderbolts defeat him only to discover that he too is under mind control.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Return of human Fixer
·         Citizen V
·         Birth of the Redeemers.
·         Hawkeye goes to prison to save the Thunderbolts.
·         Thunderbolts get pardon of all past crimes but can’t be heroes any more.
The Good:
·         I love to hate Gyrich.
·         Introduction of new cool characters the Redeemers.
 
Citizen V and the V Battalion

The new Citizen V set out to discover who was pulling Peter Gyrich’s strings, to discover Hydra and Baron Von Strucker.

Characters:                            
Heroes: Citizen V (Helmut Zemo)
Antagonist:  Diamond Back under hydra mind control, Fenris

Villains:  Hydra, Baron Von Strucker, AIM, Modok, Attuma

Sporting Cast:

Issue Summary:
·         1 Citizen V hunts who was responsible over the Gyrich and Scourge debacle, who was going to try to take out Thunderbolts, thing start to point in the direction of AIM and Hydra.
·         2 Citizen V tracks Fenris, while the V Battalion takes MODOK down. Zemo discover that Baron Von Strucker is the true master mind and going to try to execute his plan to conquer the world.
·         3 Citizen V stops Strucker.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         We discover that Citizen V, was under control by Helmut Zemo that to his body as a host after being killed by Scourge.
·         Zemo actually start to like being a hero, having an impact much latter actually becoming a fully fledged hero during the New Thunderbolts.
·         Zemo kills Andrea, leading Andreas to become the swords man in the Future.
·         Death of Iron Cross.


The Bad:
The Good:
·         We learn more about the History of the V Battalion.
Rating: 8

Thunderbolts Life Sentences: Life for the memebers of the Thunderbolts as normal people, the return of Graviton.



Thunderbolts 51-52: Doom to coheres the Redeemers into helping him defeat the the Young Allies who is under Bucky’s (from heroes reborn  and future Nomad) command.

Thunderbolts 53:  Charcoal’s father is killed when the hero battles secret empire’s minions.  

Thunderbolts 54-55: Fixer sets loose Ogre's secret an extremely powerful and dangerous mutant called Humus Sapiens.

Thunderbolts 56-58
Graviton is back defeating just about every active hero leaving the original Thunderbolts no choice to head back into action.
Characters:                            
Heroes: Thunderbolts, Redeemers
Antagonist:  Moonstone

Villains:  Graviton

Sporting Cast: Avengers, Fantastic Four, New Warriors, Hulk, Daredevil, X-Men, Moonknight, X-Static, Ghost Rider, Texas Twister, Shang Chi, Union Jack

Issue Summary:
·         56 Graviton deafest and kills most of the Redeemers.
·         57Thunderbolts reform and battle Graviton.
·         58 Graviton discovered that he was being uses by those creepy little red aliens, they feed off his power so they can invade Earth, heroes stop the invasion.  

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Graviton kills most of the Redeemers.
·         The return of the Thunderbolts
·         Bolts end up on counter Earth

The Bad: 
They killed some good characters that never come back like Charcoal
The Good:
·         Zemo is back with the bolts.
Rating: 8

Thunderbolts 60: Songbird discovers that Scream from the Redeemers is actual her old lover Anger the Screamer and that Zemo had killed him to get Melisa into the Thunderbolts.

Thunderbolts 60-62:  Thunderbolts having fun on counter Earth. Zemo get a new body his own from heroes reborn Earth.



Avengers 61: New lineup is born, Namor and Ant-man (Scott Lang) turn down an offer to join, Thor leaves his Odin duties are more important. New lineup: Black Panther, Warbird, Vision Scarlet Witch, Captain America, Iron man, Falcon, She Hulk and Pym.
Rating: 7
Avengers 62: Jack of Hearts stays with the Avengers to undergo treatment ( his powers are killing him). While Ant-man; Scott Lang is refused custody of his child because of his relationship with the Avengers. Scott finally joins the Avengers. Jack and Scott have issues with each other.
Rating: 7

The Standoff
Thor has created a religion and now he has taken it one step further starting to answer people’s prayer especially in helping people topple authoritarian regimes. The thing is Thor going to fight for the rights of people that live next to Doom’s Latveria, so he’ll  be pulled into to this situation. So Iron man and Captain America try to stop Thor before he destabilizes the Region.
Characters:                             
Heroes: Iron man, Captain America
Antagonist: Thor

Villains: Doom

Sporting Cast: Enchantress, Heimdall, Sif and Baldar

Issue Summary:
Thor 58: Thor and the Asgardian head to Slokovia to help the oppressed people of this poor nation. Iron man tries to talk him out of it but fails. And Doom is in the background trying to exploit the whole situation to his favor.
Iron man 64: Iron man creates a destroyer type armor to battle Thor, Tony battles his old teammate
Avengers 63:  Thor rips Tony new Armor apart and dents Cap’s Shield, Steve finally talks some sense into Thor.

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Thor Leaves the Avenger for good.

The Bad:
The Good:
·         The whole idea of a Thor religion is really interesting, imagine any of the prophets with Thor power set and position what would they do?
·         Thor and Pragmatism do not go hand and hand.

Rating: 8

Avenger 73: Jack of Heart sacrifices himself to save Ant-man Daughter.
Rating: 9 



Captain America has some major issues that Baron Zemo is back as the leader of the Thunderbolts, he doesn't trust him so he sends someone to spy on bolts and report to him to find out what are his evil plans of Zemo.

Characters:
Heroes:  Thunderbolts
Antagonist:  Avengers
Villains: Moonstone

Supporting Cast:

Issue Summary:
·         1: The Thunderbolts are back and are being a little to assertive in resolving world problem getting Captain America pist, he doesn't trust their leader Zemo,  and he discover that they have a secret project called the Liberator and for Steve this is just another one of Zemo's world domination plans.
·         2: Avengers set out to stop Cobalt Man when the Thunderbolts jump in and stop the crisis and take in the villain, to be reform, but it's a trick it's Tony Stark that's going to spy on them.
·         3 The Zemo puts his plan in motion, the Liberator will absorb all the transnormal energy in the planet, to free the world of super powered pest, but the first test goes wrong and affects the worlds heroes.
·         4 The Avengers arrive to stop Zemo and the Thunderbolts.
·         5 Some has sabotage the Liberator and stole the energy it has absorbed.
·         6 Moonstone is the one responsible and she set out to destroy the two teams 

Repercussions and Lasting effects:
·         Zemo ends up with both Moonstones.
·         Moonstone ends up in a coma.
·         Zemo face is disfigured again.
·         Mach IV gets out of prison.
·         The Thunderbolt will return in what will become their best run.




The Good:
·         A showdown between Cap and Zemo is always good.
Rating: