Added Onslaught Unleashed

Newly added to the site is Onslaught Unleashed #1-4, the mini-series that featured the Young Allies and Secret Avengers against the return of Onslaught.

Similar to Avengers Academy: Giant-Size #1, this was originally intended as a crossover within the pages of the Young Allies ongoing series, but it was abruptly cancelled with issue #6, leaving some already in-production stories without a home. In fact, the cover to Onslaught Unleashed #3 was originally intended as the cover to the never-released Young Allies #7.

Onslaught Unleashed 3-Firestar and Gravity

Firestar appears in all four issues but once again she is in more of a supporting character role. The most significant moments for her are issue 3, when Onslaught controls both she and Gravity to fight each other and comments on their relationship (“the occasional romantic twitch, but mostly a deeply fraternal bond”), and issue 4 when she reveals to Beast that Emma Frost invited her to the mutant island Utopia (“I’m not moving there or anything”).

The mini-series ends with only three members of Young Allies left, so it’s probably safe to say the team, which was always a pretty informal grouping, more or less dissolved following this adventure, closing another chapter in Firestar’s life.

I’ve added the issues to Phase Four of Limbo – Part 4. I’ve given Phase Four a subtitle name (“Cursed,” after the story from Wolverine and Jubilee) and tentative end-date of July 2011. There are a few more Jubilee appearances in Wolverine that I’ll be adding next and then I think we’re just about ready to move on to Phase Five of Limbo – Part 4, which will cover the second half of 2011. Slowly but surely, we’re closing the gap!

Onslaught Unleashed 4-Firestar invited to Utopia


Author: vanceastrovik

I've studied superheroes for most of my life. So who better to make some sense of it all?

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