Ultimate Marvel Handbook #190:

Hey Kev what‘s up

Nuthin’ much pard. Between a busier than average November at work, the spectre of upcoming Christmas shopping, and an internet disruption, I’ve been a bit out of the loop really.

Well I took Thursday off for the holiday so I‘m sorry to be late. I wasn‘t home anyway lol I‘ve got everything here though

I have faith in you. Sorry this is going up even later because of me. We’ve got a tourney coming next week? I didn’t know that…

Well we are missing something too

soak1313 posted

did i already ask this? what is the story behind noh-varr? just curious since he seems pretty bad ass and after the ending of young avengers&runaways he might show up some more.

Real Name: Noh-Varr
Aliases: Ensign Marvel
Identity: Existence unknown to general public
Occupation: Extradimensional peacekeeper, Kree missionary
Citizenship: Kree Empire (otherdimensional version)
Place of Birth: Unrevealed (alternate reality)
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Formerly 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt
Education: Unrevealed

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Black
Hair: White

Powers: Noh-Varr is a Kree who has been enhanced with insect DNA. He has demonstrated enhanced reflexes, strength, speed, and stamina well beyond that capable of a normal human. He is able to re-route his neurological impulses so that he can avoid experiencing physical pain.

In addition, Noh-Varr is “triple jointed,” allowing extreme feats of contortion and the ability to survive what would otherwise be crushing forces. Noh-Varr can also scale even the smoothest surfaces, including vertical walls, glass windows, and ceilings.
When needed, he can digest any organic substance without adverse effects. As a result, he can eat rotting or poisonous food as well as non-food stuffs (e.g., cardboard, paper, etc.). He uses this ability to recover from wounds or extreme stress.

Noh-Varr’s saliva contains nanotechnology that invades the minds of those whose skin it touches. This causes hallucinations and allows Noh-Varr a degree of mind-control. His thumb nail can grow into a deadly crystaline spike. Noh-Varr can insert this nail into an opponent and leave it to explode, killing both the target as well as causing extensive damage to the surrounding area.

Noh-Varr also has access to a wide variety of advanced Kree technology, including high-tech weaponry such as self-replicating grenades, plasma guns and a “pocket battlefield” that can simulate unique battle environments for combatants.

History: Genetically engineered with cockroach DNA, the extradimensional Kree Noh-Varr joined the 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt, a team of intergalactic peacekeepers who became lost in transdimensional space when they encountered 3 astro-gods siphoning energy to explore Hypospace (the Omniverse). During the encounter, space-time collapsed, and the group was forced to escape through Macrospace. They careened through the Microverse and explored a multitude of realities while trapped there, until the alien-obsessed Midas caught their S.O.S., trapped them on Earth-616, and destroyed their ship. The sole survivor, Noh-Varr escaped Midas and destroyed his building before retreating to the New York subway system, which he made his temporary home. The enraged Noh-Varr, who had lost his lover Merree in the crash, took his aggression out on New York City, battling S.H.I.E.L.D. and their new experimental superteam, the Bannermen, a team of genetically enhanced superhumans pumped with gamma radiation and laced with Adamantium, whom he easily defeated. After destroying the living, planet-conquering corporation Hexus by sending their trade secrets to other companies and making them obsolete, Noh-Varr met Midas’ head assassin and daughter, Exterminatrix.

Battling the Exterminatrix and Midas throughout New York City, Noh-Varr lost. Midas was about to kill him when Exterminatrix rescued Noh-Varr and escaped with him. Noh-Varr and Exterminatrix bonded over their mutual hatred for her father before Midas’ agents, including one of the Dark Dimension’s Mindless Ones, discovered them, forcing them to flee once more. Encountering the Cosmic Man, a renamed and newly empowered Midas, Noh-Varr immediately shot him in the head, which barely affected him. As Cosmic Man toyed with Noh-Varr, Exterminatrix used the decapitated Mindless One’s head to shunt her father into the Dark Dimension, where he was attacked and seemingly killed by a large horde of the Mindless Ones. While Exterminatrix mourned her father, S.H.I.E.L.D. captured Noh-Varr and dragged him away to the Cube, a giant prison for super-villains, which Noh-Varr promised would be the capital of the new Kree empire within five months.

Geez. So after a nuclear holocaust, only THREE things will now survive: roaches, IRS agents, and Noh-Varr.

Deadpool987 wrote:

Mr. Marvel, I love your column!

Thank you

I wanted to know why Deadpool loves the word chimichanga so much?

Also, I love Deadpool, he’s so funny and awesome, do you love him too????

Deadpool loves chimichanga word because it’s one of those funny words to say and hear and we both know Deadpool is funny as hell.

I love Deadpool. He’s a fun character and personally one of the key reasons to read Cable/Deadpool. Heck, he’s the #1 reason.

toomsdpt wrote:

ok here is one for you that seems right up your alley.

I read on some website that it remains unclear whether or not Captain America is aware that Wolverine is his wartime comrade Logan back in 1941.

Since House of M, is Logan aware of this? Since joining the New Avengers is Cap aware of this? Have the two talked about this?

And I havent read all of Orgins about James/Logan/Wolverines past except for the Digital comic here at Marvel, but does it explain why James/Logan sports a hairdoo similar to that of Mr. Logan the deadbeat groundskeeper? Is he the true father of James since it appears at the end of the first issue that he had an affair with James’ mother?

Wolverine is aware of everything now. He has met with Cap since, in origins too. They fought though lol. But of course they still have a lot to talk about which hasn’t been shown yet.

Wolverine’s hair is naturally like it is. Not like he can change it to much lol.

He hasn’t really explored to much of the origin stuff yet. He likely will in time. The series right now has him dealing with other parts of his past.

Everything is lead to believe Mr. James is Wolverine’s father not the groundskeeper lol

carva9 wrote

Besides last Cap issue I don’t remember last time I saw Dr Faustus.

When was the last time Cap and Dr Faustus fought each other and in what circumstances? What happened to him last time?

Last I remember him fighting Cap was way back in Cap 421, Nomad 18-19. He was brainwashed by Faustus for a point here too. He fought it off with Nomad. He defeated Faustus’ men as Nomad chased Faustus. We never found out if he got caught

Kairow emails

Love the articles. It’s the only reason I come to this site, so good on ya.

Thank you

What no love for our reviews? Wha?

Just want to pick your brain on a couple of items.

1) From Disassembled to House of M to Civil War (I guess you could count Secret War and Annihilation too), Marvel has been hitting big event after big event. Each one promises “to change the face of the Marvel Universe forever.” Are you of the opinion that Marvel has succeeded in keeping stories fresh with these big events, or they have not let the characters have a chance to develop in the new world, before they change it again?

Well I like big events like everyone else and some of these big stories are developing the characters a little in their own ways. Now of course I’m not saying all around but they are impacting the characters. For instance Planet Hulk has made Hulk a lot different. He’s become smarter and more strategic for instance. The cosmic characters like Ronan, Nova and others are becoming changed with Annihilation. So big events can impact a character too.

2) The Sentry. I just don’t get it. I liked the original series, but to retcon him into the 616 for New Avengers, and then do not all that much with him is kind of a wasted arc. As of yet, he’s not as interesting as other Superman homages, like Apollo, Majestic, or John Cumberland. Yeah, he’s a Superman pastiche, but did we have to make him just as boring? What say you, thumbs up or thumbs down? ( I prefer Marvel Sentries as hidden Kree uber-robots)

Well I liked Sentry when he first showed up. Recall that Sentry was always supposed to be 616 in a way. He just was a forgotten character. But I think he could be done a lot better in New Avengers I agree on that much

3) True or False: Emma Frost has made Scott Summers more interesting now than he has been since Jean died for the first time.

True. Him with Emma is quite a lot more interesting.

Jim, thanks for the articles and thanks for keeping an open mind and sense of humor.

Well you’re welcome. I do try

Cory emails

Cory here…Happy Holidays to all….Sorry for the lateness, but today was a “black” friday,lol.

1- Last week, you mentioned the top 10 villainous fighters. But who is Mad Dog & Machete?

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Mad Dog: Real Name: Robert Baxter
Nicknames: Buzz
Former Aliases: None known
Occupation: Colonel in the United States Air Force (retired); former security consultant to the Brand Corporation; subversive
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with a criminal record
Identity: Secret, known to the authorities
Marital Status: Divorced
Group Affiliation: Former agent of Roxxon Oil; agent of Professor Power’s Secret Empire; ally of Mutant Force; United States Air Force
Base of Operations: Mobile; formerly a USAF airbase in North Carolina
Place of Birth: Centreville, California
Known Relatives: Patsy Walker Hellstrom (aka Hellcat, ex-wife), Dorothy Walker (mother-in-law)
First Appearance: (as Buzz Baxter) Amazing Adventures #13, (as Mad-Dog) Defenders #125

Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 270 lbs (122 kg)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Unusual Features: None

Known Powers: Mad-Dog has enhanced strength, agility, speed, and stamina, gained through cellular augmentation. His senses of smell and hearing are particularly acute, like those of a dog. Bionic enhancement of his jaw muscles, along with enlarged canine teeth, allow him to rend objects with his mouth. Foaming poisonous chemicals can be emitted from his teeth, to which Mad-Dog is immune, causing paralysis and even death to whomever he bites.

Strength Level: Mad-Dog possesses super-human strength, allowing him to lift 5 tons.

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Machete: Real Name: Ferdinand Lopez
Nicknames: “El liberador de San Diablo”
Former Aliases: No known former aliases
Occupation: Mercenary and former revolutionary
Legal Status: Citizen of San Diablo
Identity: Secret
Marital Status: Marital status unknown
Group Affiliation: Batroc’s Brigade, Doom’s Brigade
Base of Operations: Mobile
Place of Birth: San Diablo
Place of Death: Unclear
Known Relatives: Machete (brother)
First Appearance: First appearance unknown

Height: x’xx”
Weight: xxx lbs (xxx kg)
Eyes: Eye colour unknown
Hair: Black
Unusual Features: Moustache

Equipment: He has electro-magnets in the palms of his gloves to attract a chose target which can be 200 pounds or lesser.
Transportation: No known transportation.
Weapons: He always carries at least two machetes and eight to ten daggers.

2- And why no Sabretooth on there?

He didn‘t come to my mind and would‘ve made the list if I had recalled him at the time

3- I totally agree on the top most promiscuous characters, but why Typhoid Mary & Elektra? Both have been with DD, and Elektra has a well known relationship with Wolverine, but who else?

Typhoid actually has been around quite a lot more then people expect. She was with DD, Wolverine, Punisher and a few other men. Likely even Fisk

Elektra has been around too but I should’ve replaced her with Johnny Storm

Hey, Typhoid Mary seduced Deadpool! She’s an uber-ho. She totally deserves a spot on the list.

4- Thanks for your proposed Marvel movie plots..but I hear that the plot of Wolverine will deal with his The script was about Wolverine’s past before Weapon X, his Japan origins, and will feature Sabretooth as the main villain. I’d just LOVE it if before the opening title screen it shows the audience the “Origin” mini-series as the prelude, similar to how alot of James bond movies open up. Set in 19th century Alberta, Canada, depicting Wolverine as James Howlett, the possible illegitimate son of Elizabeth Howlett and her groundskeeper Thomas Logan, who is raised by his mother and her husband John. In contrast to the quickly healing Wolverine, James is a sickly youth who requires round-the-clock care. After an argument where Thomas Logan kills John Howlett, James kills Thomas in an explosion of rage, and his claws emerge for the first time. Soon afterward, his fast regeneration and heightened senses also begin to appear. James’s mother, upon losing her husband and discovering that her son is a freak, commits suicide. Orphaned and blamed for his parents’ death, James and his childhood friend Rose are exiled. They join a mining colony in British Columbia where James becomes grizzled and strong, and adopts the name “Logan” to hide his identity. *ENTER MOVIE TITLE * .He also acquires the nickname “Wolverine.” During his time at the mining colony, James speaks less and less of the past to Rose, often immersing himself in hunting and the physically demanding work that’s part of daily life in the colony. James accidentally kills Rose when she tries to stop him from killing Thomas Logan’s son, Dog Logan, impaling her on his claws. Due to the grief of this accidental murder Wolverine becomes feral, living in the woods with wolves. *OR ENTER MOVIE TITLE HERE* Also either a glimpse of his brother John’s headstone or at least a mention of John upon his mother’s suicide attempt.

Now that would work with me. I could see that perfectly. We need the Marvel logo first of course.

5- Yes or No. Would you eventually like for Sabretooth to be revealed as Dog Logan? I say yes, with a lil retconning. Pros: Victor Creed is a fake name (believed to be one anyway). Gives his character greater motive to kill Wolverine (his father was an abusive, alcoholic bastard but all he had). Further explains the eerie similarites between the two (Wolverine thinking Sabretooth was his father, and vice versa in the Ultimate universe). Cons: Where has this character been for over 100 years and now there’s a problem with 2 seperate characters with too many similarities.

Sure I can see it. I mean he looks so much like the same character. It would work out perfectly and make a lot of sense.

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6- Also you said that the “retiring” heroes won’t be safe in C.W. and you mentioned Firestar. I kinda liked her as an Avenger, what happened during her time as an Avenger? She was engaged to Justice right?

Yep she’s engaged to Justice.

Angelica Jones was a thirteen-year-old high school student who fell victim to a series of misfortunes. She was badly treated by other girls at her school, her beloved grandmother died suddenly, and Angelica was frightened to discover that she herself was manifesting a strange superhuman power to generate great heat. With her grandmother gone. Angelica lived alone with her father, who was unable to cope with helping Angelica deal with her new power. Angelica was desperately confused, lonely, and miserable.

Angelica was in fact a mutant, and her newly emerging mutant ability caused her presence to be detected by Cerebro, a machine designed by Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, for the purpose of locating superhumanly powerful mutants. Cerebro functions by detecting the unusual waves of psionic energy emitted by all superhumanly powerful mutants. Angelica’s presence was also registered by Mutivac, a similar machine employed by Emma Frost, the White Queen of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club. Xavier and the X-Men attempted to pinpoint the unknown mutant’s location in order to recruit her for Xavier’s school, where he trained mutants in using their powers. Meanwhile, Frost did the same, hoping to enlist the unknown mutant in her school, where she could train her to use her powers in order to serve the sinister purposes of the Inner Circle. Frost reached Angelica and her father only moments before the X-Men could. Frost, in her public role as headmistress of the Massachusetts Academy, a renowned private school, persuaded Angelica’s father to send her there to receive the special help she needed.

A year later Angelica had made great progress in developing the use of her powers under the White Queen’s guidance. Angelica remained an innocent, unaware of the true malevolent nature of the Hellfire Club and the White Queen. Angelica found some happiness at the Massachusetts Academy, and she was very grateful to Frost for the kindness she often showed her. Frost gave Angelica the code name of Firestar.

Thunderbird, one of the Hellions, a team of adolescent mutants being trained by Frost, sought vengeance on Xavier and the X-Men for the death of his brother, the original Thunderbird, who had been killed in action while serving with the X-Men. Two other Hellions, Empath and Roulette, decided to help Thunderbird against the X-Men despite his refusal of their assistance. Empath used his power to control the emotions of others to force Firestar to fall in love with him so deeply that she would do anything he asked. He thus forced her to participate in the three Hellions’ attack on the X-Men, whom Frost had taught Angelica to regard as enemies, at the military base at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado. However, the X-Men defeated Firestar, Empath, and Roulette, and Thunderbird realized he was wrong to want vengeance on Xavier and the X-Men.

Firestar, once free of Empath’s control, felt despair and guilt over having helped the Hellions cause so much trouble at Cheyenne Mountain. She was pleased and touched, however, when Xavier offered to admit her into his school. She refused, though, out of loyalty to Frost, and returned to the Massachusetts Academy.

Angelica was later contacted by the hero Night Thrasher to join with other teenage superhumans to form the New Warriors. She joined with them for a long tenure, gradually developing a romantic relationship with Marvel Boy (later, Justice). After many months, Angelica learned that her powers were slowly causing her to become sterile and she began to use her powers more sparingly and to a lesser extent.

Angelica and Justice were brought to the Avengers by their fellow New Warrior Rage, who was an association of the hero team. The three helped the Avengers reform after a period of long disbanding, and Angelica and Justice captured the villain Whirlwind to prove their worth to the team. They were accepted as reserve members under the tutelage of Avenger Hawkeye, and soon graduated to full membership status. Angelica was initially reticent about her role with the team, but she remained with them out of sympathy for Justice who was enamored of the team. She shared her medical problem with the team and was helped by Dr. Henry Pym who eventually cured her. Angelica felt increasingly a part of the team, and when Speedball tried to get her and Justice to rejoin the Warriors, they declined.

Angelica accepted Justice’s proposal, and the two left active Avenger duty to explore their relationship before marriage. As of March, 2006, Justice had broken off the engagement in Fabian Nicieza’s I (HEART) Marvel: Masked Intentions one-shot.

With the Superhuman Registration Act signed into law, Angelica has chosen to give up being Firestar, fearing the harm that might come to her family if her identity was revealed and worried about how she might be exploited.

7- Top 10 Iron Man costumes:
1- Classic Red & Gold
2- War Machine
3- Hulkbuster Armor
4- Modular armor
5- Stealth Armor
6- Ultimate Armor
7- Heroes Reborn Armor
8- Original grey armor
9- Silver Centurion
10- Iron Maniac

Not a bad list

8- CIVIL WAR #5: After weeks of questioning not only “who was that ski-masked man” & who was gonna get the villains during the C.W., my prayers have been answered by……Frank Castle. What’s up with Tigra? Either she snitching or she snitching and they(anti-registration heroes) know she is? Over in Heroes for Hire, who was that chick in jail that got broken out?

Tigra is likely a spy. Recall that she was pro registration before and likely she‘s join Cap as a spy for Iron Man for some reason

Ricadonna she‘s from the Daughters of the Dragon

9- Uncle Ben was notable as one of the few comic book deaths that stuck. He was a member of the “Big Three”, referring also to Jason Todd and Bucky whose notable deaths, along with Ben’s, gave way to the phrase “No one in comics stays dead except for Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben”. Later, the revivals of both Bucky and Jason in 2005 led to the amendment, “No one in comics stays dead except Uncle Ben”. In fact, if one includes the Ultimate Marvel rebooted continuity, Uncle Ben is the only one to have stayed dead across all major continuities. Since the Punisher is back & has killed like 4-5 villains so far, are they “forever” dead like Uncle Ben or maybe not?

I bet we’ll see Jester or Jack O Lantern again. Possibly Stilt-Man. But they likely might be new people using those identities

Short week for me…..but working on another BIG debate…so hopefully by next week it shall be finished. Cory, out! See ya in 7.

Slow week is fine Cory. You got it in and that‘s helpful.

Top 10 from last week:

top ten Iron Man armors?

1. Silver Centurion
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2. Thorbuster
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3. War Machine
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4. Stelth
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5. Space Armor II
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6. Hulk-Buster
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7. Current
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8. 21st century
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9. Iron Knight
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10. Bad Blood
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Next week: top 10 things to be thankful for in Marvel comics

My top 5 must read Marvel comics last week

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #536: CIVIL WAR TIE-IN!
“THE WAR AT HOME”
With Civil War in full-throttle mode, Spider-Man follows his conscience… and fast becomes a lightning rod for controversy. Unmasked and vunerable, this is Spider-Man as you’ve NEVER seen him!

2. CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #8: In “Embedded”: Hot on the trail of a revelation that could explode the rift between the pro-registration and anti-registration heroes and forever change the nature of the Registration Act, the Daily Bugle’s Ben Urich and Sally Floyd have the story. Can they bring the power to the people?
In “The Accused”: His powers are gone, he’s been held culpable for the worst super-human disaster in history, and every super-villain in prison is looking to take a piece of Speedball. Will he make it out alive, and with hundreds of deaths on his conscious, does he want to? Also featuring true tales of war time in Civil War “Correspondence!”

3. PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #1: Hey there, Marvel Universe. He’s back…with a vengeance. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided, his munitions seized, and he’s square in the crosshairs of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man. Until now, this wasn’t Frank’s war. But when Spandex-clad baddies start carrying badges…well, let’s just say that’s something the Punisher can’t abide. Brought to you by rising star Matt Fraction (THE LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS), with eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (LAST AVENGERS STORY).

4. DAREDEVIL #91: THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE – Part 3 of 5. Daredevil finally gets close to the answers he seeks, but before he finds out the truth, he’ll have to face down two villains both out for his blood — TOMBSTONE and the all-new, all-different MATADOR! Brought to you by the fan-favorite team of Brubaker and Lark!

5. WOLVERINE #48: Epilogue to “Vendetta”
Logan’s survived a plane crash, near-decapitation and being burned alive. The question is… HOW? In this special epilogue to the sellout smash Civil War tie-in arc, the answers start to unfold. Think you know everything there is to know about Marvel’s most popular mutant? Think again. Logan’s newest mystery begins here.

Civil War update

Punisher War Journal #1: GW Bridge is asked by SHIELD to hunt Punisher. Elsewhere Punisher stakes out a restaurant where a mob boss is in custody. Stilt-Man appears and goes after the mobster himself. Frank deals with him by shooting him in the crotch and blowing his legs off. Then blows his brains out after. S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives to late as Frank escapes in a sewer and takes them down as they try to follow him. Later in Stamford Punisher pays a visit to the Tinkerer. He finds out of Tinkerer that Rampage (Stuart Clarke) might be supplying the weapons. Frank finds him and is attacked by mini Iron Mans as we learn he was one of the villains to escape the Raft. He becomes Frank’s new Microchip telling him Iron Man is behind it. Punisher begins working on ways to track villains and finds out most of Cap’s hideouts in the process. He finds out the villains are using the sewers for easy and fast transportation so he goes down there to find Spidey under attack by Jester and Jack. He kills them (much like in CW 5) and helps Spidey to Cap’s hideout. Later G.W. Bridge quits SHIELD knowing the only way to catch Frank is by not playing by SHIELD rules.

Wolverine #48: We see various flashbacks to Wolverine dying during the Civil War tie ins and we find out when he dies he visits a limbo of sorts where he sees the light but can’t enter it. Instead he meets Jean in one of her various forms and has to fight a being named Lazaer and everytime he does he can go back. We learn Wolverine killed him once. We find in the end he is telling an Atlantean woman who he’s sleeping with and recalls an old adventure back in WWII

Civil War: Front Line #8: Ben visits the bombed warehouse the Atlantean sleeper agents where killed and finds out Norman Osborn was likely behind it. Elsewhere Sally meets a mystery contact and follows him to a secret location where she finds out he’s Captain America. Back with Ben who thinks the people behind the war are profiting the most and of course that leads to one name: Tony Stark. Elsewhere S.H.I.E.L.D. interrogation room: Hill meets with She-Hulk about the accident involving Speedball in which She-Hulk was blinded. We learn Speedball was thrown out without harm and She-Hulk says she doesn’t know anything. Elsewhere Reed loks over Speedball who is in a coma and we learn how the bullet that hit Speedball is effecting him and it can’t be removed. He also something is going on with his system as well that has electrical activity going on. Hill thinks Speedball was trying to escape and tells Reed to wake him even though Reed doesn’t want to. We see on TV that Wonder Man is in the hospital and that a press conference is going on involving Atlanteans about the sleeper agents. They arrive to meet with Red Dragon and we find out they where there looking into the Civil War. Norman Osborne shows up and shoots the leader of the group. The Atlanteans escape as Osborn says he didn’t do it.

Amazing Spider-Man #536: Spidey falls after leaping from Stark Tower and Iron Man follows and offers Pete a chance to change his mind back but Spidey turns him down and attacks. Tony turns off the Iron suit but Pete made a failsafe in case Tony tried that as Pete escapes into the sewer. Later Pete finds MJ and Aunt Man in his old school and he tells them he joined Cap and wants to fight Iron Man. Pete later daydreams about talking to his younger self about things. Pete checks them all into a hotel where they can hide as Aunt May gives him the old red and blue uniform. Pete puts it on and interrupts a TV news broadcast telling everyone Tony is wrong and he’s fighting to stop the act from this point. We see Tony watching this and wants Spidey captured.

Black Panther #22: Black Panther and Storm ask Captain Britain to join them but he turns them down saying other countries should stay out of the United States’ business. Even stating Tony is right. Storm tells Captain Britain is wrong because he trust the system and they leave after Captain Britain ask about the Ebony Blade. Panther and Storm donate hi-tech artificial limbs to children in Rwanda as the government watches. Panther tries to get support in the U.S. government and even try takeover of Stark Enterprises. Storm tells him Emma is keeping the X-Men out of the fight. A Crowd forms outside the White House in support of Panther and Storm as Jim Rhodes boards his sentinel to control it. In the white house government officials attempt to make Storm register but she refuses and they leave which makes the crowd a mob. Rhodes attempts to arrest Storm before his Sentinel is taken down. Panther saves him from a lynching. Iron Man arrives and tries to arrest Storm but BP goes to fight him only to be stopped by Rhodes. Panther promises to continue the fight against registration

Captain America #24: Sharon Carter is reassigned by Hill to help hunt down Nick Fury. Afterwards Sharon tells Fury this information and about what’s going on with Cap. Cap goes on a solo mission himself trying to find the Skull tracking him to AIM. Cap infiltrates the location to find out who’s running the show. Cape killers arrive but Sharon helps Cap get out using the device Nick made. Sharon officially joins Cap. Later we see Red Skull meet Arnim Zola who is the head of the AIM agents. Skull reveals his plan to destroy Cap

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There’s another edition of the Marvel Handbook for everyone. What you think Kev?

I think it was a long time coming, but the results are good. It’s a bit late, mostly my fault, so only send ME the hate mail.

Well I think it was a light week because of the holiday here. I even took a day off so no big deal. Better next week with the new tournament I should have up.

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