Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1-3

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Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1-3

Post by michaelyuri » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:35 am

Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1

Story #1: Madripoor Mix-up
Writer: C.B. Cebulski
Penciler: Kenneth Rocafort


Characters Appearing:
Punisher, Wolverine


Synopsis:
1-8: Logan and Frank meet up in a bar in Madripoor. They go outside and are attacked by a bunch of Hydra agents, whom they easily kill. Viper shows up with a Predator X. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Viper is referred to as Madame Hydra, which probably places this before the current Secret Warriors arc.

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Story #2: Endless Stolen Sky, part 1 [2020]
Writer: Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Penciler: Lou Kang
Inker: Craig Yeung


Characters Appearing:
Commodore Q, Iron Man/Arno Stark, Long Jenny, Edna Trilby


Synopsis:
1-8: Arno catches an employee trying to steal his technology and throws him off the roof of a building. Arno promotes his new Heliliner airship on television. Commodore Q plots to attack Arno. To be continued . . .


Flashback:
(4:5-5:2) Arno appears on a TV talk show.

Continuity Notes:
A newscaster reveals that the year is 2021.

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Story #3: Making an Appearance
Story: Christopher Sequeira
Pencils: W. Chew Chan
Inks: Tom Palmer


Characters Appearing:
Charlie Francisco, Iron Man, Visage


Synopsis:
1-8: Tony Stark is attending a charity function, when he is attacked by a woman who calls herself Visage. She says the Superhuman Registration Act ruined her life and blames Stark. Tony defeats her.


Continuity Notes:
According to caption, occurs "some weeks before the Secret Invasion"

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Story #4: Previs [Mojoverse]
Writer and Art pages 1-4: Jonathan Hickman
Pencils and Inks pages 5-8: Nick Pitarra


Characters Appearing:
Cannonball, Major Domo, Mojo, Spiral, Sunspot


Synopsis:
1-8: Sam Guthrie is visiting Bobby da Costa in Rio de Janeiro. Spiral finds them and transports them to the Mojoverse. Mojo tells them that due to a Mojoverse writers' strike, he is offering them a deal to help produce movies. They agree. To be continued . . .

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Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #2

Post by michaelyuri » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:40 am

Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #2

Story #1: The Hard Way
Writer: C.B. Cebulski
Penciler: Kenneth Rocafort


Characters Appearing:
Kimura, Punisher, Wolverine

Synopsis:
1-8: Logan battles the Predator X. Kimura shows up and attacks Frank. Frank grabs Kimura and dives into the Predator X's mouth. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from the previous issue.
Kimura says she spent the last six months having her brain rewired due to Emma Frost's meddling. She complains about Frank targeting the Facility in New York.

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Story #2: Endless Stolen Sky, part 2 [2020]
Writer: Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Penciler: Lou Kang
Inker: Craig Yeung


Characters Appearing:
Jessica Drew, Iron Man/Arno Stark, Madame Modoc, Nigel Merriweather, Warren Worthington IV


Synopsis:
1-8: Arno hosts a gala party on his Heliliner's inaugural flight. Shield Director Jessica Drew warns him that he will be targeted. A military airship emerges from the clouds. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from the previous issue.

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Story #3: Hero's Diner
Story and Art: Ted McKeever


Characters Appearing:
MODOK


Synopsis:
1-8: MODOK stumbles upon a superhero themed diner. He is offended by their disrespect to him, so he massacres the people working and eating there. A child in a passing car shoots him in the eye with a toy suction dart gun.

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Story #4: Mojo Makes a Deal [Mojoverse]
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Pitarra


Characters Appearing:
Cannonball, Major Domo, Mojo, Sunspot


Synopsis:
1-8: Sam and Bobby compete with Mojo in various game shows to determine the terms of their contract. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from previous issue.

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Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #3

Post by michaelyuri » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:43 am

Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #3

Story #1: Bloodlines!
Writer: C.B. Cebulski
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort


Characters Appearing:
Kimura, Punisher, Viper, Wolverine

Synopsis:
1-5: The Predator X releases Frank and Kimura. Frank & Logan are in a standoff with Kimura and Viper. Tyger Tiger shows up to rescue Logan and Frank, but before leaving Frank shoots at some fuel tanks causing a huge explosion.

6-7: Tyger Tiger tells Logan and Frank about the political situation in Madripoor. She tells them that rumors say that the Predator Xs can be reprogrammed to hunt anyone, not just mutants.

8: Kimura injects a Predator X with a sample of Frank Castle's blood.


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from the previous issue.
Tyger Tiger is referred to as the ruler of the Madripoor underground.
Viper is referred to as "back from exile".

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Story #2: Endless Stolen Sky, part 3 [2020]
Writer: Daniel Merlin Goodbrey
Penciler: Lou Kang
Inker: Craig Yeung


Characters Appearing:
Iron Man/Arno Stark, Madame Modoc, Nigel Merriweather, Warren Worthington IV


Synopsis:
1-8: The other airship fires on Stark's Heliliner. Commodore Q demands that Stark turn over his guests as hostages. Stark suits up as Iron Man, and launches himself along with a team of Iron-bots. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from the previous issue.

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Story #3: Civil War [Mojoverse]
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Pitarra


Characters Appearing:
Connonball, Major Domo, Mojo, Sunspot


Synopsis:
1-8: Sam and Bobby, with interference from Mojo, film a movie about the Marvel Civil War. To be continued . . .


Continuity Notes:
Continues directly from the previous issue.

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Story #4: Hollywood Bloodsuckers
Writer: Jonathon Green
Artist: Fiona Staples


Characters Appearing:
Spider-Woman


Synopsis:
1-8: Jessica is hired by the head of a movie studio to investigate an apparent vampire snuff film. She finds out that the entire thing was a set up to lure Jessica to the set where she could be killed on film. In the ensuing fight, the studio catches fire and burns down, presumably with the studio head inside.


Continuity Notes:
"An Untold Tale of Spider-Woman"
Jessica Drew is working in LA as a Private Investigator. She hasn't had much paying work lately.

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Re: Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1-3

Post by Col_Fury » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:44 pm

All of these Arno Stark appearances should be his latest appearances to date, following his appearance in Doom 2099 #25.

Thanks for reviewing these, Mike!
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Re: Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1-3

Post by Paul Bourcier » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:38 am

Much appreciated, Michael. :)
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Re: Astonishing Tales, vol.2 #1-3

Post by Paul Bourcier » Mon May 25, 2009 8:57 am

I'm wondering about the placement of the story involving Logan and Castle.

I suppose the Predator X that appears here means that this story occurs after Logan's defeat of Predator X in UX 207. That being said, it appears that Viper would be here either sometime between IM@2 1 (a story in which she is Madame Hydra, based in Madripoor) and SECWARRIORS 2-FB (in which she is no longer Madame Hydra), but I can't say I've been following her story closely, and I'm not sure what the "exile" reference is.

It doesn't appear that we have many clues in this story regarding Wolverine's or Punisher's chronologies.
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