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Opinion on how Marvel will wrap up AVX and segue into Marvel NOW!


so if you recall in the latest issue of AVX Iron Man is stuck in his lab in K’un Lun trying to piece together how Hope, Iron Fist, The Phoenix Force, and Wanda’s power are all related.

As soon as Marvel teased the reunion of the Illuminati it became quite apparent: All of these powers tap into various infinite gems. Iron Fist attains his power from his Chi, or Soul, Wanda has Reality warping powers, The Phoenix Force would represent the red Power gem, leaving only Mind, Space, and Time unaccounted for at this point in the series.


This became even more obvious when I looked back to the first arc of Avengers in the Heroic Age where Parker Robbins obtains the infinite gauntlet before Iron Man “wishes it out of existence” only to form a new Illuminati and hide each gem.

I’m guessing that Hope will wear the gauntlet since she is both the mutant savior and siding with the Avengers, so her recreated universe should serve both sides well. One might first think that since Namor is decidedly against the Avengers getting their hands on the gem he hid, that the gauntlet will be incomplete. That is an easy fix though, since the wielder of the gauntlet will control Space and Time at that point.

What is Marvel Now! all about?


After Avengers vs. X-Men is over Marvel Now! Will take over. From October 2012 to Feb 2013 we’ll be getting new #1 titles starting with Uncanny Avengers #1. A character (possibly more) will die, there will be costume changes, new alliances, and according to Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada

 

“Marvel NOW! is the next step in Marvel story evolution and character evolution. It’s not a reboot. It is a universe-shifting catch-all.”

 

 

This all started after an official press release by Marvel in earlier this month [http://www.squidoo.com/marvel-now ]. We got some of the plans for the end of the year and it all starts after AvsX is over. Marvel Now! Will introduce new titles and changes for certain characters [http://marvel.com/news/story/19008/marvel_now].

 

If you read Mr. Quesada’s comment carefully you will see that he gives weight on it’s not a reboot part but still a universe shifting catch-all. He said that because last year DC had Flashpoint event that rebooted the whole DC universe and the New 52 came out. DC had a record number of sale with its #1 titles and the reason Marvel is not in mood of a reboot right now so they will relaunch and launch certain titles with keeping Marvel Universe’s history intact.

 

This, on the other hand will give old readers something new to read and getting some new fans.

 

One of the main focuses of this re-launch is the Uncanny Avengers #1 that will mix Avengers and X-Men into one single team.  Marvel released an artwork which gave a lot of hints and teases about what the relaunch may be about.

Few things to notice in this image:

  • Cable has an eye-patch
  • Hulk has space armor (and a robo-orb)
  • MCU/ Ultimate Nick Fury
  • New Uniform for Cyclops
  • Iron Man has new armor
  • Thor has swords
  • Jean Grey is back
  • Invisible Woman, Sue Storm in the team and a new uniform for her
  • Rocket Raccoon and Nova getting a lot of focus.
  • Possible New Uniform for Captain America.

All it means that its not a reboot and still it is. When a publisher decides to remake the characters it is reboot of one kind. Marvel still doesn’t wants to get into a total reboot zone so weather is passes of fails only the future will tell

Mystery Aliens in Loki Army


Avengers Aliens

It’s been a while the Avengers super bowl spot surfaced and we got the first look at the aliens in the Loki’s army with no info on who the aliens are, the only hint we got that Loki after leaving Asgard at the end of Thor made pact with some inter-dimensional gangsters. Here are some theories on who are these mysterious Aliens.

Skrulls/Chittauri : While Joss Whedon denied about Skrulls in the movie he never said anything about Chittauri in the film. In the ultimate universe The Chittauri serve as the ultimate version of Skrulls and since fox owns the rights to Skrulls since they appeared first in Fantastic Four so this can be a safe way for Marvel Studios to design them as a mix of 616 and Ultimate Universe and name them Chittauri. Skrulls have always played an important role in Marvel universe and this can be debut in MCU. But having Skrulls need a lot of backstory to be explained so it is a safe way to go with someone whose origin story is not required or as enormous as the Skrulls

Skrulls-Chittauri

Skrulls

 

Kree: Since random mentions of Captain Marvel in the movie there are chances of Aliens being the Kree but they are not. They not at all have any resemblance with any of the attacking Aliens. The only connection is that after Skrulls, Kree is the most powerful race of planet that can attack earth. Not now but may be in future we will get to see them.

Kree

Kree

 

Thanos: WE already had a infinity gauntlet easter egg in the Thor and after that there were fare chances him appearing in Avengers. Also have you noticed how similar the headbands are similar with the one Thanos wears?

 

Thanos

Thanos marvel comics

The New Men AKA Knights of Wundagore: When screenshots of Super bowl teaser first surfaced something that took everybody’s attention was a contraption Loki was riding while chasing Iron Man. The same type of object is used to the New Men who were a creating of High Evolutionary. High Evolutionary always has a role in every cosmic event in Marvel universe. Wundagore is the place where Magneto’s children were born who because two of the most prominent avengers. But after we got clear pictures the aliens looked nothing like them.

 

Knights Of Wundagore

Frost Giants: Loki can always escape to Jotunheim anytime he wants. He have used Forst Giants for a number of purposes, after all he is Laufyson. They don’t even need to have a backstory like Skrulls . The aliens have a striking resemblance to the Jotun Army except for the fact that we know that they use some high tech weapons.

Frost Giants as in Thor film 2011

 

Badoons: Whichever site I have been to seem to have this race as one of their favourite. They have very little backstory to explain and are green in colour like the ones in Loki’s army. The only difference is that they generally don’t use such hi-tech armour.

 

Badoons

Annihilus and his Minions: Though the aliens’ faces have a striking resemblance to ones Annihilus uses but then rights to Annihilation wave is owned by Fox and Fantastic Four franchise so there is a no no about them as well.

 

Annihilation Wave

Sons of Muspell: The Superbowl teaser shows lightening over a building and a dimensional portal opening in the sky. This reminds of an old Thor/ Fantastic Four team up comics where it happened over the Baxter building. Also Muspelheim is one of the realms from Asgard and thus doesn’t requires to have a backstory and simply followed by an invasion.

 

Sons of Muspell

Namor and the Atlantians: Iron Man 2 dropped hints about Namor being in the MCU and we all were with high hopes about getting a Namor movie soon. But the Atlantians are blue in colour rather than the green coloured Aliens in the film.

Atlantians

 

Karbonites: Karbonites were a lesser race which serves as the origin story for Beta Ray Bill. Having Karbonites in Avengers can easily introduce Beta Ray in Thor 2, the only problem is that here only Beta Ray Bill was the one with horse shaped face on that planet and rest of them were humanoids.

 

Beta Ray Bill

Dark Elves: The look is very similar to what we’ve seen, and in a slight design tweak could be mistaken for Skrulls.  Also they originate from those 9 realms.

Dark Elves

 

Breakworlders: Breakworld is just a planet/race of aliens that appeared in The Astonishing X-Men a few years ago.  They have a dark greenish/grey skin, wear armor. And they were created by Joss Whedon himself.

Breakworld Ashtonishing X-men

 

Abyss and the Luminals: We already have seen Dimensional portal opening in the trailers. One of the stories surround this portal and cosmic cube belongs to Luminals. Nova and Cosmo trapped a villain named Abyss and an group made up of many aliens named the Luminals, and while in the Dimensional Envelope Abyss defeated The Luminals and TRANSFORMED THEM INTO HIS OWN ZOMBIE ARMY. They too have a close resemblance to Luminals and this can explain Loki’s interest in the cosmic cube.

Abyss and the Luminals

 

Alpha Centaurians: A group of aliens who invaded earth because water on their planet finished. They have the most close resemblance to the ones in Loki’s Army. The action figures can easily identify them to be one with the number of fingers and three toes. This can be another way to being Namor the Sub-mariner in MCU.

alpha centaurians

Nebula and her Minions: When the statement comes up as interdimensional gangsters who else can fit at this point for Loki to make a deal with. Once Nebula was a dreaded interspace mercenary and a pirate she attacked Earth to gain ultimate powers and use Dr Harker’s atomic compressor. We already saw clips of Thor and Loki holding a mysterious box and leaving Earth with it. Also his army made up of various aliens species so he can easily be tied into the attack. Also Nebula is relates to Thanos so this can serve as a backstory to introduce the big man in Avengers.

 

Nebula

Still there is possibility that someone other than them will totally turns out to be the ones in his army, who knows? For that we’ll have to wait for 2 weeks more.

 

 

Avengers Vs X-Men : From Battleground Part 2


 

In last part I discussed about the commanders of the war. In the 2nd part I’ll talk about the key players in the war.

Three of the key players in Avengers vs X-Men are the most powerful women in marvel universe.

Hope Summers: The Mutant Messiah around whom the whole story is concentrated. Now what X-Men and Avengers want from hope is clear by this part but in the war everyone is ignoring what Hope wants for herself. She is getting into a Jean Gray like situation who ultimately paid the price by her death. By this time its clear that she wants a superhero career of her own and wants to help people instead of staying at an island under someone’s command whom she is not even sure likes or not. Hope can be a tough rebel if she ever wanted to be one so it would be interesting to see what plans are going on in her mind. .

Scarlet Witch: The chief reason Mutantkind went almost extinct after House of M event makes her comeback and clearly a lot is there in stores for her. Vision has a growing hatred for her. It’s clear by the time the series ends Wanda would be a part of Avengers again and it would be interesting

Miss Marvel: Carol Denvers takes the mantle of Captain Marvel as cosmic forces too are getting ready for the arrival of phoenix. What part she is going to play is unclear at this moment but getting into such a big role defiantly means big plans for her. He encounter with Hope Phoenix would be spectacular.

 

Other Key Players

Storm: She’s been an avenger for a short while and is married to a prominent Avenger the former Black Panther T’challa. she’s a character that would absolutely follow her heart and what she thought was the correct course of action — regardless of what T’Challa might think. While fanboys speculate that she is going to break up with T’Challa at certain point and what if this is that certain point where things get tough for both of them to be carried further.

Namor: Whatever Namor does is because there is something in his and Atlantis’s interest. He Joined Cyclops because the power lies around him and Namor can use this advantage for Atlantis. Utopia is not an ideal place to live but for Namor it serves some purpose what makes him stay among the team. He has been a friend of Steve Rogers for a long time and he won’t rush into the battle against him, or would he ?

The Braddocks: “Avengers Vs. X-Men” is also a conflict that will divide families. Brian Braddock AKA Captain Britain recently joined the Secret Avengers and his sister, Elizabeth is better known as the X-Force member Psylocke. Both are in teams which do the dirty jobs that no-one does and works in shadows. Which way they turn out would be interesting to know.

Suggested reading order.

  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga
  • Avengers: Disassembled
  • House of M
  • X-Men: Messiah Complex
  • X-Force / Cable: Messiah War
  • X-Men: Second Coming
  • Avengers Vol. 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis)
  • New Avengers Vol. 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis)
  • Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
  • X-Men: Schism
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men: It’s Coming