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Major Marvel Cosmic Death In New Avengers #8 (Spoilers)

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Spoiler pic below for New Avengers #8 that features the death of a major Marvel Cosmic character.

Spoilers follow.

NEW AVENGERS #8 (Solicit)
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A/C)
“LORDS OF CHAOS”
• As casualties pile up in the ongoing war between Wakanda and Atlantis, an Illuminati member is forced to make a hard choice.
• An Inhuman learns of the Illuminati’s plans.
• Prelude to INFINITY: Everything falls apart.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

This week’s New Avengers #8 sees the death of – the Living Tribunal!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Living Tribunal overseas the multiverse, the most powerful Marvel Comics character sans The One Above All i.e. the Editor.

So who could have done this to The Living Tribunal?!

Gotta be someone outside the Multiverse, from the Omniverse?

Unless LT took its own life.

This perhaps also explains what is currently going on in Marvel 616 with the return of the Star Brand (LT Banned it) as well as Galactus invading the Ultimate Universe (The Hunger).

Theories anyone?

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Review: The Avengers #8

 

Jonathan Hickman continues his wonderfully cosmic and bizarre story of broken systems and universal building in Avengers #8, where our new Nightmask finds his (?) new Star Brand.

Much of the story is seen through the eyes of innocent teen Kevin Connor, whose world all of a sudden explodes, or rather folds inside itself, during the “last” White Event.

There is a lot of techno babble, to be sure, and it is wonderful to have Tony Stark and Bruce Banner going at it, with Tony called on it by Banner mentioning one scheme of his is derived from Reed Richards’ work.

For those who do not appreciate Hickman’s long plan for this group – and I am certainly not one of those, as this new incarnation of Avengers has been on my pull list since #1 – there is a lot of heavy action this time as well. Heavy hitters Hyperion, Thor and the Hulk going against the world-saving but broken power of the new, young Star Brand – mostly to Star Brand’s success.

Cap telling Carol Danvers to fly into space to retrieve “our Hulk” after Kevin has thrown him off-planet is truly amusing.

Then there are the scenes shared by Nightmask and Kevin as the former explains about the Builders, the Superflow and other bits of New Universe hardware. It is nice to know that even if Hickman is going forward, he is not ignoring the gold that exists in the Marvel Universe’s past, much that can be mined for the future. (For instance, the return of Terminus in a few issues!)

The art by Dustin Weaver and Justin Ponsor is breathtaking. But then I knew it would be after all those beautiful covers. The shot in the last pages of Thor and Hyperion flying on their own in front of the Quinjet en route to Avengers Tower made me drool. It also made me wish for one of those Hickman schematics of the new Tower since it has been rebuilt. (Hint, hint!)

As our New Universe-inspired friends end up on Mars with Ex-Nihilo, I thought to myself: Wow, everything IS connected!

As a Marvel Cosmic fan, I could not be happier than with the course of Avengers at present time.

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Avengers #8 Cover Features the Star Brand

Marvel revealed the cover for Dustin Weaver’s Avengers #8 where we see the Star Brand!

We know from other solicits that Jonathan Hickman is reviving the New Universe in some capacity, but exactly what and how much remains to be seen.

As a long time fan of Mark Gruenwald’s Quasar, I’m curious to see if there will be any references, as Gru featured the Star Brand with Wendell Vaughn bringing it to the Marvel Universe as a means to escape the New Universe. Eventually, the Living Tribunal intervened and banned the power; however, I have yet to read the Warren Ellis take, so not exactly sure how this could go.

(via CBR)

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Avengers #9 Confirms New Universe & Features Star Brand (Hickman)

As we previously thought from the last batch of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers covers, we now have confirmation that the New Universe will return and we also see the Star Brand on the cover of April’s Avengers #9.

I wonder if Hickman will touch upon the fact that the Living Tribunal sealed off the Star Brand from the Marvel 616 universe during Gruenwald’s Quasar run as Wendell Vaughn’s girlfriend, Kayla Ballantine, found herself with the Star Brand and trapped on a world that was eventually quarantined from the rest of the universe?

Of course that was back in the 90s, has there been anything regarding the Star-Brand in the 616 since?

AVENGERS #9

JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • DUSTIN WEAVER (A/C)
MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN VARIANT BY Joe Quinones
“NEW UNIVERSE”
• Watch as the most dangerous weapon in the Universe is unleashed.
• Two Universal SYSTEMS collide.
• What good is a White Event if only leads to the destruction of the planet it was meant to transform?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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AVENGERS #10
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
50th Anniversary Variant by Daniel ACUÑA
“VALIDATOR”
• We learn that the Canadian super team Omega Flight got lost in a Garden Origin Site.
• Discover what happens when the Avengers go in to rescue them.
• Learn why ADAPTATION is the scariest word in the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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