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Avengers: Nights of Wundagore (Marvel Gold: Los Vengadores Wundagore)

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In 1958, the High Evolutionary's evolved and armored animal elite forced the Elder God Chthon back to his prison within Mount Wundagore! More than forty years later, Captain America, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and their teammates face the same challenge, only for Chthon to find his greatest power in the Avengers' own ranks! It's demonic, it's devastating, it's a daunting dilemm ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published February 18th 2009 by Marvel Comics (first published 1979)
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Brian Poole
Apr 14, 2015 Brian Poole rated it really liked it
This arc debuted a new, government-mandated roster: Captain America, Iron Man, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Beat, Wasp and, controversially, the Falcon. The Falcon’s appointment, to comply with government minority opportunity policies, was a move that rankled both the characters and fans. An old gypsy shaman propelled Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Eastern Europe to explore their past. Ms. Marvel officially joined the team to replace Wanda and Wonder Man soon subbed in for Iron Man. Hawkeye lingered ...more
Draackje
Mar 25, 2015 Draackje rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
After reading Grant Morrissons "New X-Men" I'm now reading up to "Avengers Disassembled" to start my first exposure to the (supposedly very entertaining) Marvel comics of the modern age (2004 and after) and all its events including House of M, Civil War, Planet Hulk, Hickmans Fantastic Four, Straczynskis Thor etc.

Nights of Wundagore contains stories about the origins of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Both new characters for me, and this was a very decent introduction. The history of the char
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Michael Emond
May 22, 2013 Michael Emond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can't get much better than the John Byrne run on the Avengers from the 80's. If not for three issues at the beginning that were not written by David Michelinie (an outstanding writer) and drawn by Byrne then this would be a five star review. The first story (in my edition but maybe not every edition)is by Steve Gerber and it was a focus on the Beast and was a strange tale that had no business being in the Avengers OR a comic book. Then was a very boring two-parter with Bloodhawk, one of thos ...more
Rob
Feb 21, 2014 Rob rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I'm always surprised at these bits of legendary Marvel lore that seem so momentous when they are constantly referred to, but when you finally read the stories, they are so much less so. The secrets of the history of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver! The High Evolutionary's mysterious experiments! But here it's just a chat with a talking cow and a fight with a run of the mill demon. Zzzzzz.
Mark
Dec 15, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it
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You can really tell the people who made this story were hardcore fans before becoming professionals since it seems mainly designed to resolve conflicts in continuity that only fans would notice, specifically the origins of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. It attempts to reconcile contradictory details about their background while connecting the two characters to other unrelated events and characters in Marvel making them part of the grander tapestry of the Marvel Universe while throwing in a p ...more
Sean Brennan
Feb 15, 2014 Sean Brennan rated it liked it
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The story starting off really good with the governmental enforced change in the Avengers roster, and the search by Wanda and Pietro for details of their past - then very last issue a change in writer(?), and I had not got a clue, what is was about which is what happens when you try to cram 2 issues into 1. Great artwork by Byrne who was the herald of the British invasion in comics.
The_Mad_Swede
Apr 24, 2016 The_Mad_Swede rated it really liked it
This volume collects issues #181–187 and gives us the full origin story of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (as well as a nice interlude where the Avengers face off the Absorbing Man).

Apart from this main overarching story concerning the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's origin, there are also problems involving the Avengers reclaiming their security clearance from the US government, not to mention their less than co-operative government liaison, Henry Gyrich, shaking up the membership roster.

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Devero
May 15, 2014 Devero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un ciclo che meriterebbe davvero di essere recuperato anche in Italia, non solo perché è con queste storie che terminò la corsa dei Vendicatori all'epoca Corno, pubblicati su albi introvabili già all'epoca, a spizzichi e bocconi (tipo 19 pagine divise in tre tronconi su tre albi diversi) ma soprattutto perchè è una gran bella saga, ottimamente disegnata e ben sceneggiata e presenta delle sottotrame importanti.
Timo
Jul 07, 2014 Timo rated it liked it
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Simple, clear and clean superhero fun with good, clear and crisp art. Not bad but a bit outdated.
Oscar Salas
Dec 27, 2011 Oscar Salas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Comics Marvel de alto nivel. Bien escritos, con subtramas bien llevadas, efectivos ejercicios de retrocontinuidad. Michelinie y Gruenwald están inspirados y sin hacer obras de arte, atrapan de una al lector en apenas un par de números. El dibujo de John Byrne, a pesar del baile de entintadores, se defiende por sí solo que da gusto.Mucho ojo con el arribo de Bill Mantlo a la serie, el malogrado autor da muestras de su inigualable talento para el proceso interno de los personajes. Muy buenos cómic ...more
Daniel
Aug 20, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
It was pretty good.
Angela
Jun 28, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
Good backstory about Wanda and Pietro. The racism about Falcon being a token member is also interesting. The art work is getting slightly better.
Juan Jose
Aug 10, 2011 Juan Jose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice compilation of John Byrne's work on Avengers. Ala Essentials, but in a small size! A little hard to read....
P Fosten
Good classic stuff.
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