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He helps the Evolutionary drive back the evil New Men, who flee from the station. But the Evolutionary is filled with dismay. He had wanted to give mankind the kind of peaceful life they had never had on his Earth. But since the Man-Beast has seeded the world with evil, he feels it is hopeless. He resolves to destroy the planet. The newly transformed Him pleads with the Evolutionary to let him save Counter-Earth by driving out the influence of the Man-Beast. After much debate, the High Evolutionary gives Him his blessing, saying that he is like the son he never had.

Thomas and Kane collaborated on a new look, giving him a red tunic with a golden lightning bolt, their tip of the hat to the Fawcett Captain Marvel. The story also clearly set up Warlock as a Christ-like figure. Marvel Premiere 2 also by Thomas and Kane picks up right where 1 left off. Warlock plummets to Counter-Earth and is discovered by a group of four runaway teenagers. He is without his memory and is an enigma to himself as well as the astounded kids.

Rhodan then attacks Warlock. After a brief fight, Warlock uses the soul gem to revert the New Man back to his true form—a rat. When the men object, Warlock tells them to look into his eyes. They see the world that they and other men of power have created. And they know that this is their world … the world which they created … they, and men like them … and so few of them were bad. So very few. Three months after Marvel Premiere 2, Adam Warlock would shift to his own title.

Thomas stayed on board as writer for the first two issues, and then handed the reins over to Mike Friedrich with science-fiction author Ron Goulart filling in on issue 5. Kane would handle the art chores on issues 1, 3—5, with John Buscema filling in on issue 2 and Bob Brown handling issues 6—8. Thomas would continue to edit the title throughout its run. Warlock spends much of his time trying to convince the High Evolutionary not to destroy the planet, and the rest of his time battling the Man-Beast and his minions.

Although the concept of a superhero savior was still present, it often came across as forced, and certainly contradictory to the idea of a pacifistic savior. Perhaps the most interesting ideas presented in the book dealt with the Counter-Earth versions of a couple of popular Marvel characters. On CounterEarth, Adam encounters a Dr.

Victor von Doom who is scarred like his otherworld counterpart, yet uses his scientific know-how to benefit mankind. His colleague, Reed Richards, also made a spaceflight like his counterpart on Earth, but tragically, his Sue Storm fell into a coma, and he began transforming into a dangerous creature known as the Brute. Doom would become a believer in Adam, and sacrifice his life in issue 7 to stop the Brute.

Adam does develop a following on Counter-Earth, although the scope of the movement is never quite clear. When he prevents the Brute from destroying the Golden Gate Bridge, he is hailed as a hero, which worries President Rex Carpenter a name obviously heavy with allusion. In the final issue, Warlock 8, Warlock would battle demons and discover that President Carpenter was actually the Man-Beast in disguise.

Roy Thomas was the editor of that book, and it seemed as good a place as any to finish the Warlock story. While Warlock had strung some biblical analogies along in its pages, the story in Hulk would be a nearly literal translation of the death of Christ. Gerry Conway was the writer for the first two issues, and , with Tony Isabella helping out by scripting the last issue, Longtime Hulk artist Herb Trimpe would draw all three issues.

Editor Roy Thomas was credited with having conceived the story. Teenaged writer of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. Editor-in-chief of Valiant. Editor-in-chief of Defiant. Editor-in-chief of Broadway Comics. Once again writer of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Human lightning rod. His defeats have been spectacular and well covered. By any objective standard the writer, editor, and if forced by dire circumstances artist has had a tremendous impact on fans, fellow creators, and how comics are done for more than four decades.

Critics sneered at Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars, but it sells out every time the trade-paperback collection is reprinted. To get to that stage, though, Shooter had to pass through one of the least documented portions of his comic-book career. With Mort, if your family desperately needed the money, you just followed orders.

Easy, idiot-proof, safe. Here, minus cover copy and a digit in its issue number, is the original cover art by Mike Grell to Superboy Aug. I slowly grokked and slowly expanded my horizons. Marvel comics had much more spectacular action, much more human-sounding dialogue, much more credible characterization, and much more relatable characters. And the stories! If he could write even a little like Stan, maybe he could sell stories to DC, he thought. As his high school days came to a close, having been accepted at New York University and under increasing pressure from the relentless Weisinger, Shooter flew to New York to talk with Stan Lee at Marvel.

He had no appointment or knowledge of any particular assignments available. What if he was out of town, or sick that day? I called from a pay phone on Madison Avenue. Miraculously, the receptionist put me through. Unheard of. No one got to speak with Stan. Did she sense the desperation in my voice? Lucky fool. I met with Stan. We started talking comics theory. We agreed on everything. That was the good news. The bad news was that there was no way I could do what he wanted and go to NYU at the same time. I picked Marvel.

Stan, who wrote the book, was very impressed and grateful. I loved it. I co-plotted several stories, I edited lots of comics, I learned paste-up,. Marvel had a very small staff. After leaving comics, he worked at a paint and plastics plant as a quality control tech, at a lumberyard, at a restaurant washing dishes, as a security guard, in a payroll office, in a department store, as a house painter, as a car re-conditioner, and as a janitor. During those days, he also got work doing comics-style advertising concept, writing, and illustration. That led him back to comics, and the entire chain of events led to his first day at Marvel Comics….

In , Marvel Comics was coming up on its 25th anniversary as the publisher of the most popular superhero comics in the world. With the publication of Fantastic Four 1, Marvel laid the foundation for a whole new line of comic books that would revolutionize the way fans and future creators would look at superheroes. For 25 years, the Marvel Universe lived and thrived and expanded. To mark this milestone, a decision was made to do the impossible and try to catch lightning in a bottle a second time.

It was a bold concept, and one whose birth and ultimate demise was fraught with equal amounts of heartache and success, disappointment and glory. The New Universe was an ambitious undertaking, but then so was the man behind this idea, editor-in-chief Jim Shooter. Indeed, creating a whole new universe was actually the fallback plan. It might have been me. I was a VP as well as editor-in-chief.

I had been thinking about it, and I proposed that we do a Big Bang—that is, bring the Marvel Universe to an end, with every single title concluding—forever—in dramatic fashion in May of and in June begin relaunching the entire universe. It could be heavily promoted, and sales, both for the end of MU1 and the beginning of MU2, would be outstanding, I felt. Needless to say, that whole idea was shot down. Too risky. Galton was afraid to mess with success. They put enormous pressure on Marvel to cut costs and increase revenues to maximize profit gained from a sale. Companies like Marvel are usually sold for a multiple of cash flow.

One of the many casualties of that effort was my budget for creating, developing, and establishing the New Universe. It was simply removed. Cut down to zero. I took over the project personally. With a reduced budget, Shooter began to form a team that would be responsible for the creation of the New Universe from his staff at Marvel.

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Brown and Jack Morelli. Right from the first production meeting, the team hit the ground running trying to come up with ideas for new books. Brown Thinks Big Eliot R. Whoever owned us then, whether it was New World or Cadence, in four short years, we would be owned by Ron Perlman and see the beginning of the end! We had one more big editorial meeting and we were pitching ideas or titles for the books.

But the clock was ticking and the launch date for the new line was quickly approaching. Pressure was building to meet the proposed launch date that was less than a year away. All in all, given the circumstances, I thought we did better than anyone could expect. Those series were Speedball and Strikeforce: Morituri. But what did it take to get Crisis on Infinite Earths,. Were there behind-the-scenes machinations— from blown deadlines to temperamental creators—that threatened to implode this earth-altering project?

And over two decades later, how does Crisis hold up in the minds of those who helped bring it to life? I was one of those who believed that our continuity was fast becoming too convoluted for our new audience newsstand sales were being replaced at a dizzying clip by direct market sales which attracted older more mature readers and that any attempt to simplify and clarify the DC Universe continuity would be welcomed by some and vilified by others. I fully expect a volley of death threats kidding! I also knew that the project management would be a job and a half and could not be run by me alone.

For it to work, it had to be a team effort. I was, for lack of a better term, the project facilitator. EURY: Were there editors used to doing things their way who resisted across-the-board coordination? EURY: So how did you get them to play ball? There were no threats and Jenette, Paul, and myself were there to contribute creatively, not as managers. EURY: Pat, how did DC approach the daunting task of coordinating all those interconnected stories in its different series, as well as the Crisis maxiseries itself? Original art scan courtesy of Heritage Comics Auctions www. John Byrne on Superman?

Frank Miller on Batman? Mike Grell on Green Arrow? Welcome to the 23rd century. Logan is The film was based on a novel written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson and published in The novel had a curious beginning, as William F. It was an evening adulteducation class, one of the earliest science-fiction classes. In social fiction, life begins at 40 and a guy turns 40 and runs off with a Vegas showgirl.

In science fiction, what if you turned 40 and you were living in an overpopulated state and it was against the law to live past 40, so death begins at 40? That might make an interesting science fiction example for the class. I could write about an ex-K-Man who turns 40 and is pursued by his own people, but since he knows all the rules and he has been a K-Man, he knows how to stay one step ahead of them. Nolan told Johnson of his story idea and George loved it, suggesting they write it together.

Their plan was to write a novel first and then a screenplay. You have led the pack in creating a digital transformation strategy but how do you get your employees to engage and help your organization realize its goals? Embracing new technology is not the major challenge — human behavior is a significant factor in the success or failure of such projects.

In this article, we look at 5 ways to change your employees behavior and drive digital transformation in your organization. By: John Mancini December 27th, Every organization wants to increase agility and productivity by extracting maximum value from its processes and content. Organizations need to bridge the silos created by disparate lead applications to seamlessly pull structured and unstructured information together and present the whole story to the customer relationship management CRM users who need it.

Easy access to documents and content is a key requirement in fully leveraging a CRM system. By: John Mancini December 24th, The best way to think about HR process automation is by thinking about it over the lifecycle of an employment relationship and the kinds of documents that are typical in each stage of the life cycle. By: John Mancini December 21st, Every day represents a new set of people-process-technology challenges for HR professionals.

From the time a prospective employee first comes into contact with an organization to the time they leave or retire, HR professionals must deal with myriad of documents and processes that span the entire lifecycle of an employment relationship. Big Data. By: Vikash Kumar December 20th, Those who have been practicing Human resource management for years knows the importance of relying on data analytics for creating an enhanced work culture or else they might lag behind that of other departments.

Many of you tend to hold the purse strings that HR deals with people, they do not require dealing with large-scale data efforts and have gone to the back of the queue as a result. With the ever-growing technology advancement, Human Resource professionals have started embracing the future: data analysis. By: John Mancini December 19th, The amount of data stored on electronic systems today is exploding and growing at an exponential rate. Data breaches, privacy concerns, and growing e-discovery costs continue to evolve how organizations approach controlling their business data while balancing worker productivity.

Aged or poor data hygiene can further increase organizational inefficiencies, in aggregate costing billions annually. By: Sean McGauley December 18th, We have a small problem with Big Data Sure, we've all heard the term "Big Data" - but I'm willing to bet if I asked a room full of people what it was, I'd get puzzled looks and shrugged shoulders from about half the room Enterprise Content Management ECM is a systematic approach to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver information related to business processes. So if it is related to business processes, especially to core business processes, it must be considered key for any organization.

By: Charles Dearing December 14th, IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a grand ambition of the most influential kind. It is a unified goal that seeks to create an internet age of unity and equality that we may not ever see in any other industry. In this article, we will explain why cybersecurity will save IoT and let us progress well into the future with greatly reduced hazard.

By: Michael Volkmann December 13th, Interviewing full stack developers can be a difficult job. How do you accomplish this for a technical interview? How do you interview full stack developers effectively? However, there are some tips and tricks you can employ to ensure your full stack developer interview goes as smoothly as possible. By: Donna Howard December 12th, Skilled project managers are the glue that keeps your team together.

Without the shrewd judgment of an experienced project leader, your team is doomed to wander aimlessly from objective to objective with lowering morale, rising costs, and mounting hurdles. By: Jamie Grant December 11th, Following on from our previous article where we identified how digital disruption is breeding new roles in the project and business landscape. We are now going to focus on the hands-on Digital Project Sponsor. By: John Mancini December 10th, Are your Human Resources processes intelligent?

Before you try and answer that, let me explain more about what I mean. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman December 7th, A new year gives us the chance to reflect on all we've accomplished and set our sights on new challenges to conquer. If you haven't embarked on your Digital Transformation journey, this is the perfect time to begin. By: Sean McGauley December 4th, By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 29th, By: Sean McGauley November 28th, Who is AIIM? Well, that's a challenging question considering AIIM is an organization But, when we take a step back, it's easier to see that AIIM does have a persona.

It's you, me, and the other , global information professionals worldwide that make up the AIIM Community. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 27th, It doesn't have to be this way! New Office capabilities allow you to automate important governance activities and core business processes. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 23rd, There is nothing that brings a Digital Transformation journey to a halt more than a records management program that's stuck in the past. A modern enterprise needs records management practices that move the business forward, not hold it back.

By: John Mancini November 21st, Artificial Intelligence AI is obviously all the rage. By: Jamie Grant November 14th, Disruptive Technologies are changing existing landscapes Technology has had a profound impact on the business world. Simply walk into any business, no matter the size, and you will see the prolific adoption of technology. Social Media. By: Donna Howard November 13th, Social media marketing is a great way to help launch your startup.

Where do you start? How do you attract customers through platforms like Twitter and Instagram? This guide will help you answer these questions and more. Here are 8 essential tips to help your social media marketing efforts:. By: Anthony Coggine November 9th, Life for the owner of a startup can be stressful and filled with rapid-fire choices that can hobble progress and add an undue burden. Luckily for startup owners everywhere automation has become a ubiquitous technology and is innovating in the business sector every day.

By: Jesse Wilkins November 8th, Once you stop learning, you start dying. Organizations desperately need someone to help them clean up their digital landfills. But where do you begin? Sharepoint and Office By: Sean McGauley November 6th, How do you make SharePoint and Office deliver value as an intelligent information management platform?

That's what we sought to find out when we first contacted SharePoint expert, Rob Bogue. Rob basically eats, breathes, and sleeps SharePoint, so we knew he'd be the perfect one to work with. By: Andrew Pery November 5th, More rigorous privacy regulations such as the EU GDPR and a number of US privacy initiatives such as the recently ratified California Consumer Privacy Act impose higher standards on data controllers and processors to safeguard privacy rights — including data subject consent management, accommodating data subject requests, data portability and more onerous data controller and processor accountability standards.

By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 4th, Our third and final installment of our virtual event sneak peak is here. Take a look at what you can look forward to:. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 3rd, By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 2nd, In anticipation of the big day, we reached out to our speakers and asked them to share a preview of their talk.

By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman November 1st, We're getting close to our November Virtual Event and we have an exciting announcement! Document Management. By: Suzanne McCormack October 30th, No matter what industry you are in, audits are stressful. That means the auditor is going to need to see a lot of paperwork.

If you currently use filing cabinets, inboxes, and hard drives to store your documents, then an audit is likely your worst nightmare. Luckily, there is a better way. All your information can be stored within one comprehensive system that allows your data to be tracked, stored, indexed, and searched. Here is a look at six ways a document management system can help your company get organized and ready for your next audit:. By: John Mancini October 29th, By: Sean McGauley October 19th, How do these words make you feel?

For many, the mere mention of them is enough to conjure up feelings of anxiety, stress and pressure. But, we also know the power of preparation and understanding. A lot of times fear comes from the unknown - in the case of a test, not knowing what to expect, not knowing if you're prepared, and just overall fear of failure from not knowing enough.

By: Greg Robinson October 18th, For decades, VR has been a dream for video gamers. After countless iterations of vaporware, VR is finally becoming a reality. Investing in VR no longer requires thousands of dollars and state-of-the-art machinery. Free software and affordable VR headsets present an opportunity for relatively low-cost investment for new developers.

Here are 5 tools to jumpstart your VR project:. By: Charles Dearing October 17th, A great project development team can only be great with the right tools. Through the numerous project management methodologies and top-down inferences, there is one constant; management tools. They create an atmosphere of greater cooperation and productivity. This makes them even more valuable to the heads. All leaders want effective teams and all effective teams use project management tools. In this article, we are going to cover some of the very best tools on the market today.

By: Jesse Wilkins October 16th, Why choose certification? For me, it's about proof to myself and to employers of my expertise.

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The Certified Information Professional CIP started with a group of industry experts and focus groups that worked together to define the body of knowledge necessary for information professionals to be successful in the digital economy. Fast forward to present day and the list of CIPs is growing daily and from all over the globe.

I wanted to pick his brain to see what advice and tips he had for others considering certification. Digital Signatures. By: Joerg Lenz October 15th, However, users are reporting mixed experience with some of these solutions: some are not providing a compelling user experience; some have not been designed to support omni-channel strategies; some have found a lack in workflow orchestration, deployment options, or integration capabilities; and some have found that the solutions were not designed to meet global compliance requirements.

Today, many e-signature implementations are in a silo stage. Some key take ways:. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman October 14th, One main cause is the overwhelming amount of costly legacy information systems and technologies that are difficult to modernize or connect to one another to make useful.

Sound familiar? By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman October 13th, Are you planning to modernize your information management strategy with machine learning? You're not alone. This task can be frustrating to tackle, and for this, we have a solution for you. By: Michael Volkmann October 12th, Virtual reality has a truly astounding trajectory. The VR hardware and software market has already tripled in size in only two years.

Only a decade ago, virtual reality seemed like a distant dream. Now it seems that VR is more than an outlet for escapism, entertainment, and media. It seems VR is poised to disrupt all sorts of business practices and even entire industries. For instance, healthcare, education, and journalism are experimenting with VR and related technologies. By: Megan Harris October 11th, Agile companies are ambitious. Agile teams seek to reach new heights by employing an iterative approach.

More importantly, misusing the methodology can spell disasters for teams. Agile organizations have to be careful especially when hiring promising project managers to lead a new team. Here are 5 project management mistakes agile organizations should avoid at all costs:.

By: Sean McGauley October 10th, It wasn't until fairly recently that I began to see this shift from Sci-Fi movie topic to business value. By: Greg Council October 9th, The venerable template allows structured form data to be accurately extracted. In the document capture industry, the concept of templates where you specify the location of each data element is a tried-and-true strategy for structured forms.

If the form is standardized, giving the software the precise place to look for data will almost always result in better performance over alternatives such as rules-based approaches using keywords or patterns.

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Even with unstructured data such as on invoices, we find that many organizations have opted for a template approach after finding that more flexible, rules-based approaches fall short. The result is a tremendous amount of upfront effort and a lot of maintenance. By: Greg Council October 5th, So many examples of situations exist where you face two mutually exclusive options. Document capture software is designed to automate document-oriented tasks such as sorting or extracting key data.

In order to achieve that automation, you must spend time to configure the software to identify documents and reliably locate and extract that data with a high enough degree of accuracy that your staff need only be involved in verifying a small percentage of it.


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By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman October 4th, The rapid increase of "Big Content" in the digital age has culminated an array of costly legacy information systems and technologies that store and manage content but with no way to modernize or connect to each other. This begs the question: How do you strategically modernize to move forward and also work — efficiently — in your multiple systems?

How do you realize your ROI? By: Dr. Beverly Wright October 3rd, In , I took my first decision sciences course, and started coding in SAS at the age of I greatly enjoyed pulling discoveries buried within mounds of data, although and even small datasets had many discoveries back then. When computing simple statistics or developing descriptive models, I thought through the math behind the model and how this would impact the formation, application, and interpretation. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman October 3rd, Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by the amount of data you have to manage?

While it's great to stay up with the latest technology, digital transformation can sometimes leave people feeling like there was a document "explosion" in their department. Not to worry, we're here to help. By: Brandon Harris October 2nd, Taking care of your old documents is a complicated process. On the other, however, when you do need the documents, you need to be able to locate them quickly and not waste hours trying to figure out where they might have ended up.

Even if you have a storage facility for keeping all of your documents, at least part of them will get misplaced or lost sooner or later, which can have negative consequences on your business. And today, when many of the newer documents are already stored digitally, how can you still find a reliable way to handle old paper records that are still relevant to your business?

Well, there are a few steps you can take to help make the process easier. By: Anthony Coggine October 1st, Software development is a process fraught with pitfalls. Software development is a combination of science, art, and business. By: Sean McGauley September 29th, We recognize that we couldn't reach this kind of success without people like you, our dedicated listeners. Since launching the podcast, we've had over , downloads and have been averaging close to 10, downloads per month! So, in celebration of this achievement, we wanted to share our top 3 most downloaded episodes of Mik Kersten September 28th, The business and finance side of Nokia had the usual tools for assessing financial risks - but why do we not have an equivalent tool for the operational or existential risks when the debts come from the more intangible investment in technology?

Capture and Imaging. By: Kate Dalton-Hoffman September 27th, With a little more than 3 months left of , many businesses are focusing on what goals they want to achieve in the New Year. While some have talked of digital transformation, there are still an alarming number of workplaces that have yet to fully embrace digitizing paper documents and processing digital documents.

There was the absolute certainty that any attempt to do so would provoke a ruinous and probably un-winnable war which would slaughter millions, bring in Japan and Italy, destroy the British Empire, squander its wealth and undermine its position as a Great Power. Plus, he gives us all his old England kit to sell.

The kids love wearing his old shirts. Imagine what an example he is: play for Burnley and you can become the best in the world. Do you know the number for? It includes a provision that all Americans have health insurance by Jan. Republicans have been pushing for the law's repeal and short of that a delay of the mandate. While the Obama administration granted a delay to companies who will eventually be required to offer health insurance to their employees, it refuses to budge on the individual front.

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All four national carriers will sell the Mini. Scientists argue that 2 degrees Celsius is the threshold beyond which the world will careen into dangerous climate impacts. We are already hovering near ppm of carbon. But the fact thatyou get the intelligence does not mean something cannot happen,"the senior official added. Do you have any exams coming up? Could you ask her to call me? Our ambient temperature is a lot coolerthan anywhere else in the world, so it takes less energy to makeLNG in British Columbia than anywhere else," said Rich Coleman,British Columbia minister for natural gas development, speakingon the province's market advantages.

Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a total of ,new filings. Import prices are expected to remain unchangedwhile export prices are expected to show a 0. The ultrasound technique the researchers used offered only an estimate of blood flow to the brain — a precise measurement would require a more invasive method. It contains billion of dollars less than 's enactedlevels, as well as the Senate's version for andrecommendations from President Barack Obama's budget.

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