Onslaught Reborn 1 NM Michael Turner Cover Rob Liefeld Jeph Loeb 1st prnt Wanda


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Onslaught Reborn (2007 Marvel) #1B

Published Jan 2007 by Marvel.

Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils by ROB LIEFELD

Marvel’s greatest heroes sacrificed themselves to save the world from the deadliest threat they had ever faced-Onslaught! The lives of the Fantastic Four and the Avengers were saved only when Franklin Richards created a parallel universe, where we found those heroes, reborn! But this world has long since merged back into our own, and the evil Onslaught-forged from the most vile parts of Magneto’s and Professor X’s psyches-has been presumed long dead… but now he, himself, is reborn-and he’s bringing fragments of the other universe with him! Join comics superstars Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld in this no-holds-barred, all-out action extravaganza-celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event that changed Marvel history-as Onslaught, the Marvel Universe, and the Heroes Reborn Universe collide in this massive crossover!

32 PGS.

When I was reading this book, I could hear Things voice the whole time, Loeb certainly has a knack for writing this character like I haven’t seen since Stan Lee himself. And that’s how I felt while reading these stories, for the first time in a LONG time, I actually felt like THIS was the Fantastic Four that I grew to know and Love growing up. It really felt like the characters, it really felt like a Classic Marvel Epic told in a new way. Fast paced action, great characterization, clever dialogue, and a great premise, you can go wrong with this book.

Rob Liefeld at his best! You know how Kirkman compared Liefeld to Kirby in that issue of Marvel Spotlight? Well let the comparisons continue to be drawn. This book felt like reading a Kirby book. From the opening splash page to the cliffhanger at the end, Liefeld executed the story perfectly, Clear story telling, fast paced action scenes that leaves you wanting more. And the colors by Matt Yackey are Bright and Vibrant, Lending to the classic Marvel feel with a modern edge.

The comic opens with a powerful splash page, Just like Stan and Jack would have done, the Scarlet Witch mouthing the words No More Mutants ala House of M. Then there is a quick recap of the events of House of M, and two page splash of Xavier and Magneto fighting, the two men who when combined create the being known as ONSLAUGHT! (We are joined through this recap by a narrative voice who is later revealed as the female Bucky from the Heroes Reborn universe.) Enough with the pleasantries from this point on the action picks up and the story really takes off.

A bright light in the heavens cascades down towards the earth and erupts into the ground with a furious explosion, ONSLAUGHT Emerges from the rubble looking vicious and he wants revenge. Right off the bat Loeb makes it clear what this series is about, Onslaught has been reborn in the aftermath of House of M and he wants to kill Franklin Richards!

BOOM! Franklin is running through the Negative Zone, and pursuing him is none other than Blastaar! Thing comes in for the save and jacks Blastaar in the jaw, the lights go out, the simulation ends, it was a virtual reality video game that Reed invented. But somethings going down and Ben Grimm ain’t in the mood to take any crap. Johnny storm flies in on the attack, obviously possessed by some crazy force, Ben gets Franklin to safety and we get treated to 7 pages, that’s right count em a 7 page bombastic fight scene between a possessed human torch and the thing. And you gotta check it out to see Johnny’s new power, FIRE VISION! Dope, that’s all I gotta say about that.

Now its Reed and Sue’s turn, Onslaughts using anyone he can get his hands on and now Reed is possessed and attacking Franklin, Sue comes in for the save!

Franklin escapes to another universe, and Onslaught follows, Thing and Reed, who is now himself again, get there a little too late.

And its not OVER YET!! I don’t want to give away the last two pages, Its just too good! All I gotta say is, the female Bucky from the HR universe, is going to play a HUGE role in this series and the this book ends on an EPIC cliffhanger, the likes of which only a true Marvel comic can provide!

Near mint, 1st print. Bagged & Boarded.