Long ago on the planet Krypton, six students of the Explorer’s Guild are taking their final test with only four to be chosen for graduation. Among the group is the talented and exceptionally gifted Kara Zor-El. All seems to be going well until she hears her boyfriend Kell-Ur scream, holding on for dear life on what little has to keep from falling off a cliff. But Kara cannot save him. And she knows that the egotistical Dev-Em is responsible. Kara graduates and is awarded the Star of Rao. She is also given command of a ship that will help in terraforming Kryptonians to future worlds. However, Kara will not be going alone.
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Wolverine and Susan Richards have violated the space-time continuum in order to prevent Ultron from ever existing. As a result, they have created a new reality. Under interrogation from Iron Man, they discover that the world has perhaps turned out just as badly. It appears that Morgana Le Fey is just one step closer to complete world domination with only Iron Man’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and Colonel America’s Defenders the only ones left who have a chance to stop her. And all of this is Wolverine’s fault by killing Hank Pym. What’s more, there’s still the question of whether or not the heroes of this time-line believe him and Susan are real.
Has everything Tony Stark has ever known about himself been lie? Has his parents not told him that there is a deep secret about his birth? That he actually had little chance to survive to see the light of day? That his father did everything that he could to prevent his son from dying before he was even born? That he accepted the offer of an alien to put together a team and break into a highly secured alien-run casino in Las Vegas and steal the very thing that could save his son’s life while also altering his future? Is it possible?
The Lady of the Lake is treated to a nice little dinner courtesy of Beauty and Beast. Nevertheless, she makes it clear that trust is quite essential if things between all involved with Geppetto and the Blue Fairy hope to workout in any sort of peaceful manner. Meanwhile, Prince Brandish seems to have won. Only Snow White has one last trick up her sleeve. Though it requires the Green Lady to muster all her strength, it just may be enough for Snow White to fulfill her vow to kill Brandish.
Wolverine ventures to Dog’s cabin only to find it unoccupied. There is, however, a seemingly impenetrable lock box that he desperately wants opened. In the meantime, Wolverine calls forth everyone at the school and gives a heartfelt speech about just how important the school has been to him and he hopes will be to all of the students. To honor the occasion, he asks the students to fill a time capsule with valuable items to preserve the memory of this moment in time. Twenty-five years later, an older Wolverine unearths the time capsule and memories of so many horrors flood through his mind.
On the docks of Arcadia, long-time resident Mr. Lanzetti sees something and ultimately decides to move away. Concerned young neighbor Leigh Ferguson investigates to find that inside Warehouse 10 is littered with dead bodies. Two of which cause corrupt police Captain Wilder to have everything burned down, leaving no trace or evidence of who was present and what really happened. The next day, she receives an unmarked letter containing three pictures of men with red Xs slashed across their faces. She recalls seeing two of them among the dead bodies at the docks. The third she discovers has just been found dead. Killed inside a panic room that was supposedly unbreakable. Using her anonymous blog, she hopes to uncover the mystery of Warehouse 10. Not know what trouble she is about to get herself into.
Carol Danvers is supposed to be in London on vacation. Instead, she is trapped in London. Ultron has attacked and she cannot fly without risking her brain getting killed. Fortunately, England has a safe haven that Ultron cannot pass through. As she makes her way towards it, she runs into a seemingly ordinary citizen who seems to be able to override some of the Ultron machines by merely communicating with it. Faiza Hussain seems to believe he is the key to possibly stopping Ultron, so Captain Marvel and Captain Britain team up to see if Computer Graham is the one to end the conflict.
Ara has been carefully, yet no less lovingly sheltered from much of the outside world by her mother Luna. Suddenly, a mysterious figure named Torinthal kidnaps Luna and ventures away, accompanied by the brutal powers of a d’jinn at his side. Not wanting to lose her mother, Ara ventures out into the unknown to rescue that which she has lost. But along the way, she discovers there’s more to the world, and more to herself, that she has never known before.
Thor tries to stop what remains of the Peak Space Station from crushing Rio De Janeiro, receiving a little help from new teammate Sunfire. The two then venture to the Starcore Station to confront the Apocalypse Twins. What they end up finding is a ship filled with dead bodies and the station immediately goes into warp. Captain America’s escape pod has veered off course and finds himself in hostile territory in South Sudan. Almost as if someone wanted this to be the case. The remaining Uncanny Avengers head off to the North Pole, unaware that their actions have been predetermined to tear them apart.
Robyn is on the run as police are trying to take her down for the murders she has committed. At the same time, she is haunted by visions of Cal King promising to take his own revenge against her. There are questions swirling in her head, much having to do with whether she really belongs in this world or in Myst. So she does the one thing she quite frankly doesn’t want to do. Seek out the man she had called her father throughout her troubled childhood. Meanwhile, Bree is now known as Nottingham and for the past year the citizens have been living in peace. That is until a man claiming to be the town Sheriff arrives.
Valkyrie, Misty Knight, Hippolyta, and Dr. Annabelle Riggs are on a mission to rescue Dani Moonstar from the resurrected Doommaidens. And though they have successfully freed Moonstar from her imprisonment, the fight is not necessarily going smoothy. Things take a darker turn when they claim Valkyrie to be their sister. And during the fight, she starts to realize how true they speak. Remembering that she was more than just the first Shieldmaiden, but also the first Doommaiden.
My first impression when Dead Island Rip Tide was announced was, cool DLC for Dead Island is coming out. After learning that it isn’t a sequel either. I wasn’t sure what to think. I played the first Dead Island but didn’t get too far cause of the glitches and awkward controls. Regarding Dead Island I thought the concept was great, but the execution was poor.My hope was that Rip Tide improved upon what Dead Island had started.
Some time ago in Egypt, a mystic is attacked by three strangers. All four display incredible abilities that are truly beyond the capabilities of any normal man. When the attackers start to literally rip him down to the bone, it is clear that they are not normal men. The attackers warn the mystic not to meddle in their plans again. Left alone, the mystic begins to desperately crawl until he is somehow hit by a car in a deserted road in Chicago. The driver of the car is Elliot Ness.
Hank Pym is dead. Ultron will never be created. Wolverine sees this as a positive while Invisible Woman is still concerned of the consequences. They set about to return to the present and see for themselves just how different the world has become. They discover that it is standing and in one piece, but the effect of their actions make it clear that things may not be as pleasant as Wolverine wants to believe them to be. This becomes the case when they run into an incarnation of The Defenders totally different from any they had ever known before.
Out now for the 360 at 1200 MSP / $15
After finally being able to play a bit of Uprising, here are my initial impressions of Black Ops 2′s newest DLC.
By the gods, how I missed Firing Range from Black Ops. This was the map to play for domination on the competitive playlist. My heart bleeds a little from it not being in league play. It’s a whole new setting, a movie studio, with a few differences here and there from the original map, but besides that, it still acts and feels like Firing Range. You’d be crazy not to run trophy system on domination.
Two corrupt police officers attempt to shake down a teen couple in a dark alley just because they can. They are interrupted when their actions are video taped and confronted by those associated with the hacker group known as Channel M. Police Captain Meers, however, can’t discipline the officers like he should because of the further corruption placed within the city government. Meanwhile, a serial killer continues to strike in the neighborhood district known as the ‘Tweens. It is here that Captain Meers will finally meet the true faces behind Channel M. They are the Movement and they have their own brand of justice to dish out.
Thanos is changing. Once he was a shy, bright boy who had friends and enjoyed life. But the horror of what happened in the caves has transformed him into an intelligent, brooding figure. He wants to know why he is different from everyone else, wanting to know what he really is. He has studied everything that there is to know about science and beyond what school can teach him. He has captured every possible specimen he could find in Titan to dissect. Except one. So begins the birth of a monster.
A village occupied by elders and children is constantly attacked by dhole, leaving it in ruin and forced to constantly be rebuilt with fewer supplies than before. And with the additional threat of an approaching monsoon, Nalayani ventures out to seek the help of the new Maharaja. During her journey, she meets a jackal named Tabaqui who offers his assistance. Being that he is a jackal, Nalayani obviously doesn’t trust him at first. But the journey is fraught with peril that will test her strength.
Even with the help of his new allies the Guardians of the Galaxy, Tony Stark is no closer to locating the renegade android known as 451. With very little options, he decides to take a gamble and hire the one person in the universe who could possibly find him: Death’s Head, the bounty hunter the Voldi hired to kill Tony. Tony understands that this course action is very likely a mistake, but it is one he is willing to take. Even if it results in his discovering a horrifying truth about himself.
One year ago, Lex Luthor enacts a grand scheme to discredit Superman and for himself to be viewed upon as the great man the world should worship. His associate Veritas begins the process of extracting the virus that is attacking Superman. The two discover that it is feeding off of Superman’s cells, mutating it into a hybrid that gets stronger every time Superman fights back. While they work on finding a way to defeat it, Luthor launches the next step in his plan. The issue features a back-up story that looks back at the history of Jor-El and his legacy before the birth of his son.
One of the original five is breaking off to join present-day Cyclops and his team of X-Men. Things do not go well as a result as one of the other original five ignites a scary situation in an effort to stop the defection. And when the dust finally settles, no one is happy with present-day Beast. Meanwhile, Mystique and the Brotherhood of Mutants continue to cause havoc disguised as Wolverine and the original five. Which means it won’t be long before the Avengers are called in to deal with what’s going on.
Superman ventures to the Bat Cave to meet with Batman about why he seemingly did not help to find the former’s parents. It leads to a heated discussion about what Superman is becoming and how it goes against everything they as heroes have stood for. Meanwhile, a Japanese vessel is hunting and killing whales. Having had enough of the surface world attacking the creatures of the ocean, Aquaman attacks. Wonder Woman leads a team to confront Aquaman, but misunderstandings end up blowing the situation out of control. To the point where Batman’s concerns about Superman slowly come to fruition.
It’s another double dose of individual Avengers and X-Men teaming up. In the first story, S.H.I.E.L.D. is once again trying to create a fail-safe to contain Hulk in case they ever need it. So two of the most brilliant minds on the planet, Iron Man and Beast, have been brought in to fix a seemingly minor problem they have. Unfortunately, the two only make it worse. In the second story, Thor enlists the aid of Iceman to combat a Jotun invasion led by Ymir himself. Thor starts to regret his decision to bring the X-Man in when the other jokes constantly, but Iceman proves his worth when the time comes.