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Do You Know This Avenger?

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That’s right folks the segment you didn’t even know you missed is back! JulesTrue is back in action folks and I’m here to bring you the goods! As we all know Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has quite the roster, and you may not know everyone who’s filled that roster. Well thankfully I do! From East Coast to West Coast. From Secret to Uncanny. I’ll be bringing them to you every week right here on OUTRIGHT GEEKERY!

Well I’m at it again folks and this time I’m taking it all the way back with a founding member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. One of the first major members to get his own silver screen treating. This member has been on and off the team for years dealing with his own issues. But of course you think you know this Avenger, but do you really? It’s time to catch up on ol’ Shellhead and dive into the beginnings of the Iron Avenger!

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Do You Know this Avenger?

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Thats right folks the segment you didn’t even know you missed is back! JulesTrue is back in action folks and I’m here to bring you the goods! As we all know Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has quite the roster, and you may not know everyone who’s filled that roster. Well thankfully I do! From East Coast to West Coast. From Secret to Uncanny. I’ll be bringing them to you every week right here on OUTRIGHT GEEKERY!

This week we are going back to the early days of the additions to the roster. This Avenger has been a long standing fave of mine and many will agree a total bad@$$ in his own right. One of the few remaining heroes on the Avengers who doesn’t even have powers. And what else is crazy is he started his career as a villain. That’s right folks this weeks Avenger is everyone’s favorite purple Archer, the guy that has punched Cap and Ironman in the face more than any other hero!

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DO YOU KNOW THIS AVENGER?!

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Thats right folks the segment you didn’t even know you missed is back! JulesTrue is back in action folks and I’m here to bring you the goods! As we all know Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has quite the roster, and you may not know everyone who’s filled that roster. Well thankfully I do! From East Coast to West Coast. From Secret to Uncanny. I’ll be bringing them to you every week right here on OUTRIGHT GEEKERY!

I figured since I’m just jumping back in the saddle I’d see if you were paying attention which an Avenger many of you should recognize. An Avenger who just recently made his silver screen debut alongside some X-Men. Son of a very famous villain, a member of a once cooky quartet, and twin of a very wicked witch! This week I have the Silver Speedster himself!

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QUICKSILVER

Pietro Maximoff and his twin sister, Wanda, were born in Wundagore in the nation of Transia. Wundagore a science city where the High Evolutionary held his genetic experiements. Wundagore stood high in the mountains so those the scientist who lived their could experiment away from the outside world. Their mother, Magda, was terrified of their father might find them. After the children were born Madga fled leaving the children with her midwife Bova. Bova was a genetically engineered cow. Magda walked out in to the could snow of the mountains to die, terrified of what her husband would do if he found her and
their children.

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The High Evolutionary decided to step in seeing that Bova could not raise the children and agreed to find foster parents. Django and Marya Maximoff were chosen. A gypsy couple who had wandered through into the mountains having just lost their own twins. As kids Pietro and his sister Wanda travel around a lot. Their foster father Django would steal food constantly to help feed them. At the time Pietro’s powers began to manifest. Just when things seemed to be going well, villagers Django had been stealing from grew angered by his actions and attacked the gypsy camp! Pietro grabbed his sister and used his super speed to get them out of there.

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They would spend the next several years living off the land and trying to control their powers. Pietro had an easier time understanding and controlling his powers than his sister. Wanda had a stroke of bad luck using hexes to control her powers and would occasionally destroy things on accident.  Pretty soon she gained a reputation through the countryside and people believed her to be a witch. Pietro did all he could to protect his sister but soon found himself overwhelmed by the amount of people trying to hurt them. While facing down a mob of angry villagers the leader of the Brotherhood of Mutant, Magneto, saved the twins. Magneto offered them refuge with the Brotherhood, costumed, and named them Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch!

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Quicksilver then spent the next period of his life as a member of the the Brotherhood of Mutants.  Quicksilver felt he had an obligation to serve Magneto for saving him and his sister, even if he disagreed with some of Magneto’s ideas. Quicksilver soon become a constant frontrunner in the Brotherhood’s campaigns against humanity utilizing his superspeed to finish jobs quickly! Famously aided the Brotherhood in their early battles against the Orignal X-Men!

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After Magneto was defeated at the hands of the mysterious alien The Stranger, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch quit the Brotherhood of Mutants. The twins for a time sough refuge in Transia once again. When they heard Captain America was seeking recruits for a new Avengers team, Quicksilver convinced his sister that they should join the team. Quicksilver saw salvation for what they had down with the Brotherhood in working for the Avengers. Cap accepted Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the Avengers. Alongside Hawkeye the four of them became known as the “Kooky Quartet”.

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Now we could end it here since Quicksilver would pretty much remain an Avenger off and on for the rest of his hero career, well his on X-Factor now but really he still works for the Avengers. However I can’t skip a vital part of the story that happens shortly after he marries Crystal of the Inhumans. Thats right Quicksilver married Crystal not Johnny Storm( The Human Torch, but you knew that). After the birth of his daughter Luna, Quicksilver learns his real father in none other that the Master of Magnetism himself. The man who saved them that fateful day and named him Quicksilver! Thats right Magneto is Quicksilver’s father! BAM! Bet you didn’t see that coming. Far more shocking then Luke and Vader!

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Quicksilver Joined the Avengers in Vol 1 #16!
And just for kicks Quicksilver being awesome!

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Do you know this Avenger?

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I’m sure you’ve shouted it, seen it in a comic book, heard it in a movie, maybe in a cartoon, but do you know everyone who’s answered that call? Well thankfully I do, and once a week we will inform you on who you might have missed on the roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

While I’m sure many of you are quite familiar with this Avenger, but unless you keep up with the current rosters, you may not have known this very famous Marvel Superhero made his way to be a member of the illustrious team of Marvel. A hero who has been called amazing, spectacular, friendly, sensational, superior, and in this case avenging. Well of course I’m talking about…

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The one and only Spider-Man!

Many know the tale of Peter Parker for which I will cover only briefly, I’m here to really tell you of how he became an Avenger. Of course we can’t get there without starting in Queens, NY where Peter Parker was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Parker a brilliant young mind attended Midtown High where he was constantly picked on and belittled. While on at a public science exhibit he was bitten by radioactive spider. The then 15-year old Parker was forever changed. With his new found strength and gift to stick to walls young Parker did what any sensible person would do and try to make money. After taking out wrestler Crusher Hogan on Television as Spider-Man he became a sensation! Paired with an Agent and a costume, Spider-Man for a moment was on top of the world. Everything of course would change when he decided not to stop a burglar stating it was not his problem. Days later the same burglar would break into the Parker home and would kill Ben Parker trying to rob them. Spider-Man tracked him down and to his horror realize who his Uncle’s murderer was. That night Spider-Man took to heart what his Uncle had told him, what we all have come to learn, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

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Spider-Man would take on many trials and tribulations in the time after his origin. Peter Parker would become a free lance photographer for the Daily Bugle, a newspaper which would trash talk Spider-Man. Unlike the Avengers or The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man was very hated by the public. Much like the X-Men, Spider-Man was always struggling to do what was right when the very people he helped saw him as a menace. Not only that but he would end up with quite the rogues gallery full of very powerful villains. Thankfully high school was behind him and Parker began attending Empire State University. While at college Parker became friends with a sorta high school bully Harry Osborne and met Gwen Stacy. Spider-Man’s luck was quite thin as he took at the heavy hitters of the super-crime world they began to find a very common goal in wanting him dead. In fact Spider-Man six toughest villains would form their own team with the soul purpose of killing him, The Sinister Six(Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman, and The Vulture). Thankfully they couldn’t agree to work all together and Spider-Man defeated them one by one.

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As if that wasn’t crazy enough Spider-Man had an even bigger issue, Peter Parker’s love life. Betty Brant(Coworker at the Daily Bugle), Mary Jane Watson(Niece of neighbor Anne Watson), and of course the very wonderful Gwen Stacy(Peter’s first true love and fellow student at Empire State). The women in Spider-Man’s life would change him forever. Betty was captured and held hostage by the original sinister six and would ultimately end their relationship. When the Green Goblin(Norman Osborne father of Peter’s college roommate Harry) discovered who Spider-Man was under the mask trouble hit. The Goblin kidnapped then girlfriend and true love Gwen Stacy and led Spider-Man to the Brooklyn Bridge. Atop of the Bridge the Goblin dropped Gwen and Spider-Man tried to stop her from falling to her death by webbing her which ultimately killed her. Spider-Man enraged immiadately took to stopping the Green Goblin which thanks to the Goblin’s own glider led to his death.This took a heavy toll on Parker and though he would spend much of his time with Mary Jane Watson things would always be in flux.

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Of course a great many more things would happen to Spider-Man. During the Secret Wars he would get the original symbiote his first black suit. The symbiote would drive him nuts and he tried to get rid of it which lead to Eddie Brock getting it and Brock became Venom.Spider-Man would be cloned, think he was a clone, be cloned again, I think Gwen was cloned, lots of clones at one point. Parker gets married to Mary Jane Gwen and Norman Obsborn’s twins show up, yeah I know, something about inheriting the goblin formula caused a rapid pregnancy and rapid aging. Believe me a lot of things happen to Spider-Man before he became an Avenger, I can’t recant them all. So, after the Scarlet Witch/Avenger’s Mansion Incident which Dissembled the Avengers, Electro shuts down the security system for the Raft Maximum Prison for super villains! Parker sees the power outage at the Raft as a blessing for getting out of seeing a Hugh Grant movie with his wife MJ. Hitchhiking onto a helicopter Spider-Man almost makes it to Raft until a bolt of lightning strikes the helicopter. Spider-Man quickly recovers along with one of the helicopter’s passenger Captain America. Spider-Man assists with stopping the breakout earning him a place on the new reformed Avengers!

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So since Spider-Man has joined, The Avengers have split in two, then the Skrulls revealed they’d been invading, then the villians were Avengers, then the heroes took over again, then the Avengers fought the X-Men, then Doctor Octopus took over his body, I’m sure he thinks this was the best time to join the Avengers!

Spider-Man joined Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in New Avengers vol 1 #1

Do you know this Avenger

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

I’m sure you’ve shouted it, seen it in a comic book, heard it in a movie, maybe in a cartoon, but do you know everyone who’s answered that call? Well thankfully I do, and once a week we will inform you on who you might have missed on the roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

This week folks we have on seriously butt kicking Avenger for you. Powers bestowed on her through science and mysticism?! One of the few Avenger who hails from the winding city instead of the big apple, and a member of the illustrious West Coast Avengers this week we have the ever ferocious…

Tigra

Greer Grant was married to NYPD officer William Nelson. Unknown to her he ran a rogue cop organization called the Brethren of the Blue Fist. As a member Wilson was killed without the identity of the organization being uncovered. Greer Grant was a lab assistant to Dr. Joanna Tumolo. The two worked on a physiological conditioning program that would allow humans to reach their full mental and physical potential. Due to financial troubles Dr. Tumolo had to take private funding from Malcolm Donalbain who planned to use the program for his chain of health clubs. Donalbain had forced them to use a test subject he hand picked, Shirlee Bryant. Of course Dr. Tumolo did not trust her so she began to secretly use the program on Greer.

Both Shirlee and Greer emerged from the program with superhuman abilities. Dr. Tumolo gave Shirlee one of the Cat suits she had designed for a test which ultimately killed Shirlee. Donalbain had his henchman rig up explosives to make it looked like that’s what had killed Shirlee. However the explosion took out the lab and put Dr. Tumolo into critical condition. Believing her mentor to be dead, Greer donned one of the cat costumes and claimed herself The Cat! She tracked Donalbain down and forced him to commit suicide for what he had done. Soon began Greer’s short career as the Cat, Chicago’s own crime fighter.

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As it turns out Dr. Tumolo was actually a member of race of Cat People. A race of humaniods who magically evolved from cats(lets leave it at that, twas a weird era for Marvel). H.Y.D.R.A. had been secretly pursuing the doctor as they had discovered her ancestry and looked to create a soldiers from her DNA. Greer once again donned her Cat costume to rescue the doctor after she was abducted by H.Y.D.R.A.! While taking out the H.Y.D.R.A. facility she discovered they had captured other Cat People. After being shot with “alpha radiation” Greer was on her death bed, when the Cat People mystically transformed her into the legendary half-human, half-cat warrior they called the Tigra! Greer now as Tigra helped the Cat People escape and began a new life as an even bigger hero!

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For a time she used the Cat’s Head Amulet to maintain her powers. The amulet gave her the ability to change back and forth between human and cat form. Though after a while she found she preferred to remain in cat form. Tigra became a full-time hero taking out the likes of Kraven the Hunter, The Rat Pack, and Super Skrull. She teamed up with Spider-Man and was even a temporary member of the Fantastic Four. Tigra was among the few heroes Mantis telepathically coerced into applying for the Avengers. However her first stint with the Aveners was short lived due to her constant self doubts. Though the time reminded her that she had many times over proven herself as an Avenger, she chose to leave the team and move to San Francisco where her and friend Jessica Drew(Spider-Woman) would work together.

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And before long she was asked by Hawkeye to join his new WEST COAST AVENGERS which she agreed. There on the team she really commited having been personally asked to join the team. While there she constant fought between the human and cat parts of herself. Tigra also date both Wonderman and Hank Pym…at the same time? She would go on to leave the West Coast and rejoin the main Avengers. Tigra even became a teacher alongside Giantman(Hank Pym) at the Avengers Academy.

Tigra joined the Avengers in Avengers vol 1 #211