Hybrid fighters merging human and alien technology. Massive cannon emplacements on the moon and Mars. A planetary defense force with the finest military personnel ever trained. For two decades we've known the enemy would return. The nations of Earth have collaborated on a unified defense program designed to defend the planet.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, rise from the sea, a war begins that will take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon is devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes.
Following the record-shattering successes of Marvel's The Avengers in 2012, The Avengers must reassemble to combat the robotic menace of Ultron! Acclaimed writer/director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige return, along with the all-star cast of Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), and Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye).
"the movie was better"
Before he was Ant-Man, Scott Lang was a master thief who wanted to change his ways. But he didn't expect to change his height! So when Dr. Hank Pym recruits him to wear a super-powered suit that shrinks him down to the size of an insect, he reluctantly realizes his life of breaking-and-entering is far from over. Working with Hank and his daughter, Hope, Scott must plan and execute a takedown of Darren Cross, Hank's protégé, who has become so power hungry, he's willing to sell the technology of the suit.
Here are six stories from the January and February 2003 issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, at once more current and more human than today's headlines.
"good historical fantasy"
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
"KOBA DID NOT THINK, HE PLANNED"
Enter Remy, a quick-witted courier whose dangerous freight leads him into the vanguard of an ancient war between forces of light and the rising tide of shadows that threatens to overwhelm the burgeoning civilizations of the Two Rivers Gulf. The story opens with Remy alone and near death after an encounter with several stormclaw scorpions. His horse dead and poison sapping his strength, Remy collapses with his package at his side, undelivered. When he awakes, he is in the company of a band of adventurers who found him by the side of the road and nursed him back to health.
"A great D&D story"
Following Ultron's war on humanity, the world no longer trusts the Avengers. After a controversial decision to hold the team accountable is made, Captain America is torn - he can understand people's fear, but the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. taught him just how dangerous unchecked power can be, and he trusts his own judgment above all to do what's right. The Avengers themselves are bitterly divided as to the best course of action. Captain America will have to take a stand and fight for what he believes in.
They're baaaaaaaaaaaaacckkkkk!!! Rocky Coast Radio Theatre returns with yet another copious cornucopia of classic concoctions, crafted and compiled for the captive congregation (gotta love that thesaurus!). Nightmares on Congress Street, Part V offers dramatized adaptations (complete with music and sound effects) of chilling stories penned by Edgar Allan Poe, Hugh B. Cave, and H. P. Lovecraft, as well as a few additional treats.