Origins of Marvel Comics
Origins of Marvel Comics #1 - TPB released by Marvel on May 2011.
Delroy has three times the physical abilities of someone at the peak of human conditioning as he has been bonded with the spirit of 3-D man.
Growing tired of his mechanic job, Abe Jenkins created a suit of armor and became the Beetle. Originally a criminal, he changed his ways as a member of the Thunderbolts, becoming a mainstay of the group and achieving legitimacy as a superhero.
The director of S.W.O.R.D.
An extremely violent boxer turned criminal, Loki bestowed his powers upon him, and he was transformed into the Absorbing Man, granting him powers to absorb any material and take on its properties. He is the on-again-off-again husband of Titania, and an enemy of Thor and Hulk.
Adam-X has the power to "flash fry" or burn the blood of an adversary once it has been oxygenated, usually done by opening a wound on them using his Thet'je blades.
Aero was a student at Xavier Institute as well as sister to the X-men Cannonbal and Husk. She was de-powered after M-Day and returned living in Kentucky.
Aftershock is the name of two female villains, both inheriting their electric powers from different versions of their father, Electro. Allison Dillon is from Earth-982, the MC2 universe, and Danielle Blunt is from Counter-Earth, a version of Earth from the Earth-616 universe.
The son of an Asgardian God and a mortal mother
Alana Jobson was the second person to operate as the Initiative-registered superhero Jackpot (although she was the first person portrayed as Jackpot on-panel). She was a social worker who took over the Jackpot persona from Sara Ehret, using mutant growth hormone drugs to gain powers while in costume. She died in the line of duty.
A mutant teen who can turn any substance into another chemical element. He often has trouble with trolls.
Alex is a founder and the leader of Power Pack. He has the power of controlling gravity. Currently, he is one of the younger members of Reed Richards' Future Foundation.
The eighth smartest person on the planet, Amadeus Cho has a hypermind which allows him to run a virtually limitless amount of calculations in his head. Recently, he shouldered Banner's burden of being the Hulk. He absorbed some of the excess gamma radiation and cured Banner of his monster while granting himself the power he always wanted. After a climactic fight in the heart of Manhattan where he reconciled his personalities, he's now a slimmed down Hulk with a new superhero identity, Brawn.
The second man who took up the name American Eagle.
13 year old daughter of Kraven the Hunter. Now walking in her father's footsteps, she continues the hunt for Spider-Man.
The Ancient One was Sorcerer Supreme before Dr. Strange.
Andrea and her brother shared the codename Fenris. She was bio-engineered in-utero and must be in contact with her brother to use her powers. Andrea is currently dead.
Former terrorist and son of HYDRA's Baron Strucker, Andreas von Strucker abandoned his life of evil following the death of his sister. Choosing to become a better man, he became the superhero Swordsman and joined the Thunderbolts on his quest to be the opposite of everything he'd been before.
A mutant and original member of the X-Men, Warren received his angelic wings at a young age along with a unique healing factor in his blood. After being twisted into a weapon of Apocalypse, Warren became the cold and distant Archangel. In the years since then, he's gone back and forth between his two identities.
Angel Salvadore was a winged mutant with an insectoid physiology. Once a student at the Xavier Institute, she became known as Angel until she lost her mutant powers on M-Day. She then joined the New Warriors as Tempest until the group disbanded. She is married to Barnell Bohusk.
The reptilian mutant known as Anole was a student at the Xavier Institute. Openly gay and leader of the Alpha Squadron, he was recently promoted to the New X-Men squad before it was disbanded and is currently a member of the Young X-Men. He is currently enrolled at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
One of the very first mutants, Apocalypse is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a longtime foe of the X-Men. Apocalypse believes that only the strongest (whether mutant or superhuman) should survive. His body is a mix of organics and powerful celestial technology.
Powerful pacifist who was attached to Project Pegasus. He is friends with the Thing among others. More recently, he proved to be the only person ever to be bitten by a Marvel-Zombie and live to tell the tale, purging the disease out of his body.
Formerly known as Water Wizard, Aqueduct is a super-villain with the ability to manipulate water.
Navid Hashim is an Israeli-born Arab who works for Saudi Arabia and is known as the Arabian Knight.
Ares is the son of Zeus and the Olympian God of War. After years of fighting against The Avengers, Thor, and mostly his own brother Hercules, Ares joined the ranks of the Avengers. He was a member of Tony Stark's official Avengers team and later Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers. After he attacked Osborn for tricking him in starting Siege on Asgard, he was stopped and killed by the Sentry.
Armadillo is a slow-witted man tricked into an inhuman form. He is a criminal by circumstance with few other options in front of him.
Hisako Ichiki is a teenage mutant from Japan that studied at the Xavier Institute before becoming an X-Man. Her mutant power allows her to create psionic "armor", giving her enhanced strength and durability. She is currently enrolled at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
Scientist Arnim Zola became one of the first biochemists in history after finding notes and equipment belonging to the offshoot race of humanity, the Deviants. He learned many things from his studies, including the ability to transfer people's essence into clones of their original bodies.
Arthur "Artie" Maddicks is a mute mutant telepath who communicates by telepathically projecting images. Artie is best known as the sidekick and best friend of Leech. He was depowered due to the events of M-Day.
Starting his super-criminal life as Power Man and then reinventing himself as the size-altering Goliath, Erik Josten has served as a member of several incarnations of the Masters of Evil and the Lethal Legion. It wasn't until he became Atlas and a founding Thunderbolts member that he truly "discovered" himself.
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