While trapped and nearly crushed beneath the rubble of a collapsed building, Medusa and Johnny were forced to reevaluate their secret relationship. Medusa believes that she manipulated Johnny’s affection, but Johnny admits that she gave him a new purpose in life. Just as the debris threatened to cave in and crush them, Medusa and Johnny were saved at the last moment by Crystal, Medusa’s sister and Johnny’s ex-girlfriend…
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Artist: Olivier Coipel; Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Civil War II is an upcoming comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics that is scheduled to debut in June 2016. It is the sequel to 2006’s “Civil War” and consists of an eight issue eponymous core limited series, by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Olivier Coipel, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor, and a number of tie-in books.
Functioning as an allegory about the nature of determinism versus free will, the story sees opposing factions of superheroes led by Captain Marvel and Iron Man come into conflict when a new super powered person emerges with the ability to predict the future.
Plot: In New York City, defense attorney She-Hulk loses an entrapment case against Jonathan Powers. Elsewhere, War
Seeing the Inhumans under attack by the NYPD, Bruce Banner transforms into the Incredible Hulk in order to lend a hand. The Inhumans seeing The Hulk as their opportunity to show the world that they are not a threat attempt to subdue the jade giant and “save” the city. They get more than they bargain for when The Hulk proves to be an almost unstoppable force.
Karnak has the extrasensory ability to sense a weak point in any object or person around him. By applying pressure or hitting the weak points, he can down enemies stronger than him, or break seemingly invincible objects. Because of his discipline with martial arts, this sense is effortless and can use it for periods of time.
Karnak is also a master martial artist who has developed callouses on his hands, allowing him to shatter wood and exchange blows with superhuman opponents who greatly outclass him in durability and strength.
Unlike most Inhumans, he does not have superhuman powers as a result of exposure to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist, as he was never exposed to the Mist. Instead, Karnak has the extrasensory ability (achieved through meditation and intensive training) to perceive stress points, fracture planes, or weaknesses in objects or persons. He has complete voluntary control of most of his autonomic bodily functions. All striking surfaces of his body are extremely toughened. He is capable of shattering substances up to and including mild steel and rendering superhuman opponents unconscious by striking them.
The Illuminati assembled after Black Panther discovered that another Earth was colliding with Earth-616. Reluctantly he called the Illuminati together to stop the collision. After long debate they decided that the only way to do so was to destroy the other Earth with the Infinity Gems, but had to find the Mind Gem that was in the possession of Charles Xavier before he died. Beast eventually recovered a memory implant put in his mind by Xavier, which asked him to take his place in the Illuminati, and where the gem was. As soon as Hank retrieved it, Namor, Black Bolt, and Captain America showed up and recruited him into their team.
They went to the location where the other Earth would hit and formed the Infinity Gauntlet, which got the attention of Uatu the Watcher, Galactus, and Thanos. The group decided Captain America should wield it. Cap fired the power at the other Earth, but something went wrong and caused all the Infinity Gems to shatter except the Time Gem, which suddenly vanished.
I was just reading the new Uncanny Inhumans #0 and noticed something pretty interesting. Black Bolt is searching for his son and comes across a fortified castle inhabited by Kang the Conqueror. Kang’s battlement defenses are composed of archers, artillery-men and soldiers from different eras. All of them raining down hell on Black Bolt who is semi-casually flying through the hail of bullets, bombs and arrows.
Marvel REALLY wants you to care about the Inhumans. So much so that they’re putting Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, the creative team behind last year’s hit Death of Wolverine, on a brand new zero issue designed to catch you up to speed in time for the new Uncanny Inhumans series….that’s launching in about 3 months after Secret Wars.