ANNIHILATION CONQUEST BOOK 1
The next sci-fi epic blasts off here! In the grim aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated universe struggles to rebuild. Gripped by fear and. Annihilation: Conquest: Book One. Collects Annihilation: Conquest Prologue, Annihilation: Conquest-Quasar # & Annihilation: Conquest-Starlord # ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1 HC gathers the first chapters of the sci-fi war spectacle that Aint It Cool News says is "a worthy sequel.
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cittadelmonte.info: Annihilation Conquest 1 (Bk.1) (): Keith Giffen, Christos Gage, Dan Abnett, Book 1 of 1 in the Annihilation- Conquest Series. Annihilation, Book Three by Keith Giffen Annihilation by Keith Giffen Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1 by Dan Abnett War of Kings by Dan Abnett Guardians of. Collects Annihilation: Conquest Prologue, Annihilation: Conquest-Quasar # & Annihilation: Conquest-Starlord # What is next for the.
The first salvo in the exciting sequel to Annihilation, this deluxe hardcover showcases many of Marvel's most fondly remembered cosmic characters, updating them for a new generation of sci-fi starved readers! Still recovering from the Annihilus War, the Kree homeworld of Hala is the centerpoint for a shocking sneak attack and instantaneous invasion that can only be overthrown by a small band of rag-tag warriors. Star-Lord, one of the'70s coolest cult heroes, returns in an adventure that balances equal doses of heavy action and hilarious humor, as he must lead his own version of the Dirty Dozen into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar, the overwhelmed but determined daughter of the original Captain Marvel, seeks a mysterious "savior" - whose identity will have Marvel fans standing up and cheering through the turn of the last page! All Series. Variant Covers of this Issue.
Annihilation: Conquest Book 1 (Hardcover)
Preview — Annihilation by Keith Giffen. Conquest, Book One Annihilation: Conquest by Keith Giffen Writer ,. Mike Lilly Illustrator. Mike Perkins Illustrator. Christos Gage. Dan Abnett Goodreads Author.
Andy Lanning. Timothy Green II Illustrator. Conquest Prologue, Annihilation: Quasar , Annihilation: Starlord , Annihilation Saga The next sci-fi epic blasts-off here! In the grim aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated universe struggles to rebuild. Gripped by fear and paranoia, civilizations have collapsed and entire worlds are now smoking ruins.
What is ne Collecting: What is next for the battle weary heroes known as Nova, Peter Quill and Quasar? What are Ronan's plans for the once-mighty Kree Empire?
Which cosmic characters of the past are about to return? Who is the new hero approaching on the horizon? And what is the new threat that no one suspects? Get A Copy. Hardcover , Deluxe Edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Peter Quill , Phyla-Vell. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Annihilation , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 23, Paul E. This volume collects an Annihilation: Conquest prologue one-shot and two A: C prelude mini-series: Quasar and Star-Lord. The prologue issue was just a set-up issue and pretty forgettable the galaxy is still reeling from Annihilus' invasion when, who should turn up but the Phalanx!
Remember them from the X-Men books? This isn't the original and current Quasar, Wendell Vaughan, but rather Phyla-Vell, the original Captain Mar-Vell's daughter, who has taken on the quantum bands and the Quasar moniker while Vaughan is spending time 'dead'.
It's all very angsty and overblown and also featured Moondragon, a character I've never cared for. It also climaxes with the return of view spoiler [Adam bloody Warlock hide spoiler ] , another character I absolutely cannot stand. Overall, not a winner for me. Here we have the only thing that makes this collection worth reading. This Star-Lord mini-series has Peter Quill, torn by guilt over his role in accidentally helping the Phalanx begin their invasion, being forced by the Kree into leading a ragtag team of misfits in a secret mission against the Phalanx.
Groot's speaking normal English in this book and acting like a complete buttheads which is weird. I'm not sure how he goes from this to the verbally-impaired and kindhearted soul we know and love but I'm hoping it'll be explained in the next volume.
C Wraith mini-series wasn't in this collection. I am an idiot. View 1 comment. Jul 26, Ivan rated it it was ok Shelves: Comic books like these is reason I mostly stick to Image comics and Dark horse.
DC and Marvel at this point can get worse than soap operas honor to exceptions as both have so really great comics. There is so much character recycling and no one really dies. Everybody can just pop out no meter what happened previously. While first annihilation had crappy storyline with some genuinely good parts, Annihilation conquest has story so far up it's ass it consists entirely of stuff that turned to shit Comic books like these is reason I mostly stick to Image comics and Dark horse.
While first annihilation had crappy storyline with some genuinely good parts, Annihilation conquest has story so far up it's ass it consists entirely of stuff that turned to shit long time ago.
Apr 26, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Collections like these are almost always jarring - rarely are the creators of disparate stories on equal footing, making the better suffer and the lesser look even lesser next to the master. Starlord This is one of the best Giffen books I've read lately - just as self-aware, self-deprecating and snarky as ever, and contains one of the best catch-the-reader-up intro sequences and "getting a gang to Collections like these are almost always jarring - rarely are the creators of disparate stories on equal footing, making the better suffer and the lesser look even lesser next to the master.
Starlord This is one of the best Giffen books I've read lately - just as self-aware, self-deprecating and snarky as ever, and contains one of the best catch-the-reader-up intro sequences and "getting a gang together" walkthroughs I've read in ages. I should really be doing a thesis study of Giffen's technique here, because he makes it all look so easy and yet I've wailed on and on about how poorly this gets done by so many other creators.
Great wonky team: Raccoon is a bitter short dude, Groot is an indignant arrogant brute, Starlord is a self-deprecating bastard, Mantis is aloof, Bug reminds me of Ant-Man and Captain Universe is a putz. The art in here is remarkable. Another example of off-center style, I'm having hard time placing it or objectively rating it.
Looks good, suits the mood Giffen sets, and contributes well to the storytelling. Great character renditions. Quasar What is wrong with me? I know up front that this is another work by Christos Gage, yet I willingly dive in? I think I need to take this up with my therapist - there's no way this is a healthy way to treat myself.
I mean, come on Gage - do you really believe this kind of writing is your best work?
Is this the level of effort you put into all your comics writing? Or are you just so comfortable writing for syndie TV that you'll drool out this same over-explained drivel for every gig?
Why let the artist convey anything when you can hammer the point home with a few superfluous sentences as well? Take the battle with the Super-Adaptoid. Every move he makes, he telegraphs by saying - out loud, seemingly to himself - "Switching to long-range attack.
It's really quite amazing what Marvel editorial will pay for. They should give these creators half-pay when they turn in the same work twice. To me, it's not that it would be easy to let the reader know what SA is doing with fewer or no words, but that Gage doesn't even try.
It's like the first ten-minute draft of the script is the one he turns in every time, and from what I remember of his Nerdist interview, he's pretty much proud of this kind of work "ethic".
It just occurred to me: Maybe he needs a new scripting app? Like maybe I see Gage as the nearest analogue to my own writing abilities, and thus hammer on him as hard as I would criticize myself if this was the best I was able to craft.
For all my bitching about the dialogue, I gotta admit there's some fun plot ideas going on here. Leveraging Moondragon's sordid past? Super Adaptoid using Quasar's powers against her? A series of odd details towards a Saviour who reveals at the climax?
Really, must admit the overall plot worked well enough to hopefully pave a path for better writers to capitalize on this story.
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I have no complaints about the artwork here either. The style rough-hewn, kinetic is a nice change from the more popular super-realistic, ultra-clean digital work these days, and some of the scenes especially a couple of double-page spreads are beautiful enough to make me stop and drink them in.
Just one more question: View all 3 comments. Dec 15, Kurt rated it really liked it Recommended to Kurt by: I love the huge stories that Abnett And Lanning told for a few years as they revitalized Marvel's cosmic characters.
This story, Annihilation: Conquest , is a direct sequel to their epic Annihilation story. As a result of that war, certain parts of the Marvel universe are damaged or destroyed, and this book picks up with an attempt by the Kree to rebuild their defenses. Something goes terribly wrong, and the Phalanx in a drastic redesign from their appearances in X-Men comics during the s b I love the huge stories that Abnett And Lanning told for a few years as they revitalized Marvel's cosmic characters.
Something goes terribly wrong, and the Phalanx in a drastic redesign from their appearances in X-Men comics during the s basically take over the world. It's scary, especially the visual of the gross eye stuff going on with figures who get assimilated. This collection shares the prologue to the main story, then brings together two limited series to show different characters trying to fight back. First, we get the four-issue Star-lord limited series.
The art is a little bloodless, but tells the story clearly, and it's a great story to tell. Peter Quill, the titular character, is a rather embarrassing relic of simpler times in the s, but Abnett and Lanning brought him back into continuity as a soldier in Annihilation.
With his new Marvel Universe role, Keith Giffen starts assembling a team for him to lead on a Big Doomed Scary mission, and it's amazing. Running with the idea that silly s Marvel sci-fi concepts are worth rehabilitation, Giffen pulls in some of the silliest characters of the last thirty or forty years and lets them bounce off each other, forging a hilarious and delightful team of misfits who become the blueprint for the current incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Giffen has a real story to tell about redemption and finding a purpose, and he uses action and humor and bold characters to do it beautifully. The other limited series, Quasar , is less successful.
I like the character a lot - Phyla-Vell is the daughter of one dead Captain Marvel and the sister of another, so she's learning to live up to her legacy with an additional inheritance of the former Quasar's nega-bands. Yes, this sentence is a good indication that she's maybe not the most accessible character for new readers After the Phalanx invasion, she hears a mysterious voice directing her to find a Savior who can..
She gathers up her girlfriend, Moondragon, into a space ship and goes on a quest. Which should wokr just fine. The problem is that Christos Gage a writer I usually enjoy strikes a tone of self-important cheese that really doesn't work. A character turns into a dragon and stops during a fight to talk about what impact this will have on her current romantic relationship.
Character development is abrupt in the sense of, "You fight with fear, so you will never win! I'll just have to stop being afraid, then!
The villain of the series is the Super-Adaptoid, a corny old Avengers villain who happily sticks with his s character design I think the character was updated in the s, but this version still puts on his big green Hawkeye mask when he wants to shoot some arrows and doesn't know any Avengers who joined after Captain America did. It's just a terribly goofy story that doesn't have a sense of humor, and even though I like most of the characters involved especially the ones who show up at the end , I was disappointed by it.
The last part of the collection is a recap of Annihilation , so readers who start with this book will be able to brush up on all the relevant foundational plot points, but I still recommend starting your adventures in the new cosmic Marvel by reading that story before finding this one. Once you've read Annihilation , though, you should definitely move on to this sequel to enjoy more of the characters and action that you love.
May 13, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: Conquest is an event from that follows the Annihilation event, showing the aftermath of the Kree war with Annihilus and the sneak attack of the techno-organic race known as the Phalanx.
The Phalanx seals off Kree space and it's up to various heroes to try to put a dent in the Phalanx's goal of assimilating all life into their collective. One miniseries follows Quasar and Moondragon as they dodge the Super-Adaptoid and attempt to find the "savior" who Quasar is being directed t Annihilation: One miniseries follows Quasar and Moondragon as they dodge the Super-Adaptoid and attempt to find the "savior" who Quasar is being directed to telepathically, and another follows Peter Quill as he is put in charge of a suicide squad which includes other notable future Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot with a mission to shut down a device that would disperse the Phalanx virus throughout the galaxy.
This story differs in that the heroes are separated and in severe underdog positions, struggling almost futilely to make a dent in the overwhelming Phalanx onslaught. I liked Phyla-Vell and Moondragon questing together, but more fun was seeing Quill and his Wild Bunch as a proto-Guardians of the Galaxy team struggling to work together effectively.
Apr 29, Sara J. Really enjoyed Star Lord 1- And Groot is Different from their GotG movie versions Star Lord too Cannot wait to get to the first volume of GotG. The Quasar books were okay Jan 04, Christian Zamora-Dahmen rated it really liked it. Starlord was the jewel of this pack. It actually set in motion what would become the Guardians of the Galaxy.
They definitely had a winner there. Quasar's story was a bit irrelevant. And the whole Phalanx seems like a rehashed Annihilation. Jan 04, Randy Lander rated it really liked it Shelves: Picking up where Annihilation left off, this starts off with miniseries, just as Annihilation did.
However, Conquest is in every way an improvement upon the original Annihilation, and these miniseries are no exception. This book features the one-shot where the Phalanx a surprisingly good foe, given that they're crap '90s X-Men villains take over the Kree Empire, and some heroes rise to battle them. Those heroes include the new Quasar and her lover Moondragon, in a story that is a bit by-the-num Picking up where Annihilation left off, this starts off with miniseries, just as Annihilation did.
Those heroes include the new Quasar and her lover Moondragon, in a story that is a bit by-the-numbers and features unfortunately cheese-cakey art but is still very entertaining. They also include the "Dirty Dozen in space" of Starlord and his crew, which includes any number of obscure Marvel characters, from the Micronauts' Bug to Rocket Raccoon to Englehart creation Mantis. Jun 03, Darth rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 30, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: The birth of the Guardians of the Galaxy as we know them today!
The Quasar story is fun, too, if a good two issues longer than the story needed. May 22, Shane rated it really liked it Shelves: Really had a lot of fun with this series.
Having Bug included was definitely a bonus. I'm a huge Micronauts fan. The art was great and I loved reading about all these characters I had either not read much about or only barely heard of. Aug 15, Jdetrick rated it really liked it Shelves: These are good, fun comics. I very much enjoyed the Quasar series, with shows a nice, mature lesbian relationship, and the Starlord comics are the very earliest appearance of what would become the Guardians of Galaxy that we see in the movies.
To be honest not Abnett's best work. The story was okay. Better than Infinity as an event but pales next to Reign of Kings. May 04, Trevor Dailey rated it really liked it Shelves: A worthy sequel to Annihilation, thus far.
Annihilation Conquest TPB ( Marvel) comic books
The assimilation is a great science fiction trope to borrow. Conquest Book 1 picks up from where the massive Annihilation event left off. The latter effectively rebooted Marvel's "Cosmic" stories. This volume collects three limited series. To start there is "Annihilation Conquest: Prologue" which as the unwieldy name suggests is the stage-setter for the two other limited series included, as well as the wider Conquest event itself.
Starlord and the new Quasar get a story arc each as well, in the immediate aftermath of the defeat of the Ann Annihilation: Starlord and the new Quasar get a story arc each as well, in the immediate aftermath of the defeat of the Annihilation Wave and proceeding directly from the Prologue.
If I could rate the components of this first collection for Annihilation Conquest, I'd rate the Prologue at 4 stars, the Quasar story at 3 stars, and the Starlord tale a cool 5 stars.
The Prologue is excellent in what it is meant to do - provide set up. It very quickly sets up the big bad of the event the Borg-like Phalanx and gives Starlord and Quasar starting points to go do stuff that will feed into the main event. The art is fantastic, and quite a few of the Phalanx 'invasion' panels are creepy as hell. The story-telling is good, as it alternates between the big canvas war in the Kree core worlds and the smaller bore beginning of the Quasar story.
The Quasar series is a bit meh - on the one hand it does have great art and a decent story, it takes itself too seriously, and so loses two stars on that account. It does have its geek out moments though, because I not being particularly steeped in Cosmic lore could finally figure out the deal with Moondragon and Drax who does not feature here with the in-story flashback and some Wiki reading. The highlight for me was the Starlord series, which has the bones of the Guardians of the Galaxy forming up as Starlord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot get together with four others in a 'Dirty Dozen' style adventure.
It is irreverent, does not take itself seriously either, and is ha-ha funny in places. There's a lot of not-so-subtle Star Wars homage going on, and again anyone who liked the Cantina scene in "A New Hope" will love the way this limited series is drawn. Special mention must also be made for the Groot and Rocket Raccoon pairing - inspired characterization! Overall this was a fun read. It is a massive crossover event spanning several series and characters that is a sequel to a massive crossover event spanning several series and characters.
I suppose that means there's no chance of anyone not already a fan of Cosmic Marvel or up to date on the Annihilation event and its surprisingly disruptive ending ever attempting to read this. If they do, for what it's worth, they'll be quite lost. As a fan however, I found this an enjoyable read. Onward then to the main er May 22, Madeleine Morrison rated it liked it Shelves: So, of course after finishing Annihilation, I jumped right into the Conquest stuff.
Which is presented in the same way as Annihilation, except instead of four four-issue series, there is only three because Nova got a continuing series, so the first 7 issues of his series if I remember correctly serve as the fourth precursor series.
Anyway, this volume has Annihilation Prologue - a one shot. Annihilation Conquest: Quasar and Annihilation: Prologue was good.
Nice one shot that sets the s So, of course after finishing Annihilation, I jumped right into the Conquest stuff. Nice one shot that sets the stage. Quasar I liked. It was an interesting mix of genres. Sci-fi, mostly - unsurprisingly seeing as how this falls under the Marvel Cosmic stuff. Spoilers as to why this happened so you can read it if you're interested.
Or google it. Or look her up on Comicvine. Donkeys can have sex with dragons I watched Shrek but humans? Fantasy inner-species erotica.
Phylla quickly reassures Moondragon that although her physical form has changed and aspects of their relationship are forever changed, the important aspects are exactly the same.
And then there's some implication that they have mind-sex. After discovering that the Phalanx plan to infect the Kree with an airborne techno-virus, Star-Lord and friends — including Groot , who survived an earlier skirmish only to return as a sprig — find themselves on the run. The Phalanx capture all but Mantis, who slips away, and Captain Universe, who had planned to sacrifice himself to save the others but turns out to be their last hope.
Meanwhile, Quasar Phyla-Vell has been on the outskirts of Kree-Space, aiding those still suffering from the devastation of the Annihilation Wave when she learns of the Phalanx invasion. Accompanied by Moondragon, she follows the commands of a mysterious voice which instructs her to find the "savior" of the Kree empire. During her quest she battles the Super Adaptoid , learns how to control her new quantum bands, and discovers more about Moondragon's history, before watching her transform into an actual Dragon of the Moon.
Quasar and the newly transformed Moondragon track the savior to the remote planet Morag IV, but are ambushed by the Super-Adaptoid. After a brief fight, the Adaptoid unleashes a destructive force on the nearby town, forcing Quasar to choose the innocents over the savior at the cost of exhausting her Quantum Bands.
Quasar finds herself, Moondragon, and the grateful natives of Morag IV in pitched battle against not only the Super-Adaptoid, but a host of Phalanx bent on assimilating the savior of the Kree — the enigmatic Adam Warlock.
The mysterious voice guiding Quasar turns out to belong to the Kree Supreme Intelligence , who believed that Warlock would prove to be the Kree savior. Warlock was regenerating in a cocoon, but his regeneration was damaged by the Super-Adaptoid and the Phalanx. Moondragon and the Supreme Intelligence help Warlock re-emerge, but he is younger than expected due to the prematurity of his re-emergence and troubled, despite the mental work of Moondragon and the Supreme Intelligence to soothe him.
However, Adam Warlock whisks them away to where some miniature Kree are being held by the High Evolutionary. The Phalanx Technarchy's primary director is revealed to be Avengers villain Ultron. Ultron kills Korath and decides to involve himself in the battle personally. Moondragon and Quasar seek to persuade the High Evolutionary to join them in their struggle against the Phalanx. Ultron finds them and apparently kills Moondragon.
Ultron and Warlock prepare to battle.
Blastaar , who was working against the Phalanx, appears to die. Star-Lord appears to have the plans for the Phalanx Babel Spire and plans to infiltrate it.
Adam stands against Ultron. The High Evolutionary is ultimately captured by the Phalanx, and is forced to transfer Ultron's essence into Adam's body or be destroyed. The High Evolutionary performs the transfer, seemingly betraying and killing Adam in the process. However, the Evolutionary makes a few cryptic remarks to Ultron's former body once the transfer is complete, suggesting that there are layers of complexity to the situation that the Evolutionary is keeping to himself.
Ultron awakes in Adam's body, unaware of these remarks and pleased with the results. Controlling Adam's abilities better than Adam could, Ultron gathered the Phalanx to end the resistance against him in the form of Star-Lord and his team. Then, he plans on controlling an army of Adam Warlocks to conquer Earth.
During this time, Star-Lord is captured and tortured by Ultron. Bug , Rocket Raccoon and Mantis concoct a plan that involves Groot growing inside the Babel Tower and destroy it from the inside out.
Mantis uses her telepathic powers to increase his growing abilities and when the time is right to ignite the flammable chemicals in his body. This would result in his death, but Groot approves since he would die a hero, befitting his status.
Rocket Raccoon takes a cutting of Groot to regrow the royal tree. The plan goes well, as Star-Lord is rescued, but the team must jump off the spire to survive. Groot uses the last of his life energy to grow a protrusion to catch them as they fall.
Mantis explains the loss of Groot and that Star-Lord would not have gone along with the plan if he knew three of his teammates would die. Mantis says she saw Ultron at the moment appearing and killing her. In Adam Warlock's body, Ultron does appear and cripples her with a blow to the head.
Outside the energy shield a gathering of ships from the Badoon , Rigellians , Galadorian Spaceknights, Spartoi and remaining Kree constantly batter the shield with all their weaponry, failing to get through. Suddenly, Nova appears with Drax and Gamora both free of the Phalanx along with two members of the Technarchy , one being Warlock.
The Technarchy begot the Phalanx and have come to set things right. They penetrate the shield and engage Ultron. Ultron easily outmaneuvers Nova but cannot defeat Warlock and the Technarchy. Warlock then infects Ultron with a slow-acting version of the Techno-Organic Virus, which causes Ultron to flee. Ronan refuses, and orders Praxagora to fire, but she refuses. Ultron has passed his essence into her and stuns Wraith so he can transfer his essence into the Sentries.
As he is leaving Praxagora's body, he destabilizes her fusion core and kills her. This results in the ship carrying Ronan, Ra-venn and the Super-Skrull to be destroyed. Only Kl'rt's forcefields save them.
As he departs, the High Evolutionary reveals that Adam is still alive and will continue to lead the group. It turns out that he was stored in the gems on the Quantum Bands Phyla-Vell wore. She returns his soul to his body. Ultron takes control of the Kree altered Sentries and forms one giant Ultron form. Adam and Phyla-Vell stand against him, and Adam transfers all the souls of the Kree lost in the Conquest to the Quantum Bands, energizing them and reforging Phyla-Vell's sword.
She dealt the death blow to Ultron, after Wraith had used his Exolons to trap Ultron in his current body so he can't leap to the next. As Phyla-Vell mourned Moondragon's death, Adam came to her and expressed Star-Lord's plan to form a team to stand against galactic threats and prevent further catastrophes from happening.
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