There is no arguing that Marvel is one of the biggest comic book publishers in the world. They are a powerhouse when it comes to telling extraordinary tales of heroes and villains. These stories are full of wondrous things that are the stuff dreams are made of, and the content can range from the ridiculous to what can only be considered somewhat insane. But of all the crazy things Marvel has put into their infamous tales, nothing compares to what has happened outside of the comics. Of all the things fans should know about the publishing powerhouse, here are ten facts most don't know about Marvel Comics that are complete bonkers.
TheI know that you are aware of all the characters here on both the Marvel and DC side of the comic book universe. But what about characters that have not been used in a while? Why have they yet to make an appearance in their respective comics? These are the questions I pose here on this post.
NOTE: Some of the issues discussed in this article may contain spoilers relating to My Hero Academia. Read at you own risk. Also the theories and opinions expressed are that of Mr. Tyler Hall and do not reflect anything pertaining to canon.
Zatanna is a fictional superheroine who appears in United States books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson, and it first appeared in Hawkman #4.
X-Men is a team of mutant fictional superheroes created by Marvel Comics featured in American comic books. Inspired by artist / co-writer Jack Kirby and author Stan Lee, the characters first appeared in The X-Men # 1 and set up one of the most popular and influential franchises of Marvel Comics, appearing in numerous comics, television shows, movies and video games. Many of the X-Men are mutants, a subspecies of humans born with the extraordinary abilities caused by the "X-Gene." The X-Men fights for peace and equality between ordinary humans and mutants in a world where the anti-mutant bigotry is strong and widespread. These are led by the powerful mutant telepath Charles Xavier who can control and read minds, also known as Professor X. Our archenemy is Magneto, a fearsome mutant capable of manipulating and controlling magnetic fields, and leading the Mutant Brothership.
Wolverine is a fictional character, who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics mainly in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant with animal-keen senses, enhanced physical strength, a strong regenerative force known as a healing factor and three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been depicted in different ways as a member of the X-Men, the Alpha Flight and the Avengers.
Wonder Woman is a fictional character who appears in United States comics released by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League. William Moulton Marston, American psychologist and writer, created Wonder Woman, and Harry G. Peter, the artist. Marston's wife Elizabeth and her life partner Olive Byrne are credited as his inspiration for the character's depiction. The storey of Wonder Woman's birth reveals that she had been sculpted from clay by her mother Queen Hippolyta and given her a life to live as an Amazon, along with incredible powers as gifts from the Greek gods. DC has updated its past in recent years with the retcon that she is the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, adopted jointly by her mother and her aunts Antiope and Menalippe.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (often shortened to TMNT or Ninja Turtles) are four teenage fictional anthropomorphic tortoises modelled after Italian Renaissance artists. Their anthropomorphic rat sensei had trained them in the art of ninjutsu. They are battling criminal criminals, dark overlords, mutant creatures, and alien invaders from their homes in New York City's sewers while attempting to keep civilization safe. These were developed by Kevin Eastman and by Peter Laird.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are a superhero fictional group that appears in American comic books published in Marvel Comics. With Star-Lord's initial roster, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Phyla-Vell, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Adam Warlock, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning built the team out of existing and previously unknown characters created by a variety of writers and artists. Following the Phalanx's Kree invasion, Star-Lord decides to create a squad of interstellar heroes that will be proactive in protecting the planet, rather than reacting to crises as they arise. To this end he hires Adam Warlock, Drax the Killer, Gamora, Phyla-Vellm Rocket Raccoon and Groot, with Mantis as support staff. The group establishes a base of operations on the Knowhere space station, which owns a near-universal range teleportation system, on the advice of their friend, Nova.
Elektra Natchios is a fictional character in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by Frank Miller, first appeared in Daredevil # 168. He is the love interest of a superhero Daredevil but distinguishes the two through her violent attitude and cynical lifestyle. The character is a professionally skilled assassin of Greek descent who wields her signature weapon as a pair of sai.
Ghost Rider is the first of several antiheroes and superheroes that appear in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Marvel previously used the word for a Western hero whose name was later changed to a Phantom Horse. Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze is the first supernatural Ghost Rider who chose to sacrifice his soul to "Satan" in order to save his father's life. In the night and through the storm, Blaze finds his flesh eaten up by hellfire, causing him to transform his head into a burning skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields blasts of hellfire from his body, normally from his skeletal hands. Eventually, he finds himself tied to the demon Zarathos. Blaze was used in the Ghost Rider show from 1972 until 1983.
Okay so we know that I am a very bitter person especially when it comes to debates about whose more powerful...literally name any hero vs Scarlet Witch, the answer more often than not for anyone with a shred of common sense is Scarlet Witch. But I thought I’d try to appeal to the rest of you with logic and reason...I will preface this with, we haven’t seen very much of Captain Marvel and I am aware that she will play a bigger part in phase 4, however so will Scarlet Witch so my statements at the end of this article stand.