Thursday 17 December 2015

Moon Knight

My next post is about super-powered vigilante mercenary, Marc Spector, Moon Knight. Marc Spector was a mercenary who came across an archaeological dig in Egypt. The dig had found magical artefacts such as the statue of an Egyptian god. but some of the team wanted these artefacts and tired to kill everyone, including injuring Marc.

Marc was found by a group of Egyptians and they brought him back to their temple. They placed him in front of the Moon God. Marc was then given a second chance at life and was given enhanced abilities.

Now that I have finished giving you a very brief history I will give you some details about his abilities. Since Spector was an ex-merc he has top notch hand to hand combat skills, strategic skills and agility. the Moon God granted him super strength and the resistance of mind attacks. He carries weapons and gadgets around with him to fight crime. Marc is also a billionaire so he has the ability to spend large sums of money on gadgets that he needs to fight crime.

Moon Knight fights common assassin Bullseye on a daily basis.

I hope this blog has given you some new information on characters in the Marvel Universe and it has encouraged you to read more about these characters.

Monday 7 December 2015

Iron Fist

The next character I am going to talk about is an expert ninja. Daniel Rand was born in New York City and is the son of a man who owns a multi-billion dollar company Rand Industries. Danny's dad, Wendell finds the location of an ancient village, K'un-L'un. The Rand family goes to this mystical village but while on a expedition, the Rands' have an accident that killed Danny's Mum and Dad. Danny is then taken in by a ninja and is tought martial arts. Once Daniel is trained he must fight the dragon, Shou-Lao to gain the power of the Iron Fist. After defeating the dragon, Daniel gained the power of the Iron Fist. using this power, he becomes a hero.

Iron Fist has the ability to focus mystical energies through his body that allows himself to enhance his natural abilities such as speed, strength and stamina. This allows him to fight crime. Notable villains of Iron Fist are Leland Owlsley and Hydra.

He is part of the team known as Heroes for Hire and he is close friends with Marvel hero, Luke Cage. Hopefully this blog has given you some details on him.

Thursday 3 December 2015

The Purple Man

There have been dozens of popular and interesting villains throughout the pages of Marvel Comics but there is one that is not common to the population and this villain is known as The Purple Man AKA Dr. Zebediah Kilgrave.

I will inform you on the backstory of this interesting character and give you some interesting facts about said character.

Dr. Kilgrave was born in Croatia and he was an international spy. Kilgrave was given the mission to infiltrate a chemical refinery. on this mission Kilgrave was splashed with some acid that mutated his physical form, giving him purple skin and hair. that however wasn't the only that the acid gave Kilgrave. He was also granted the ability of been able to make people do whatever he wanted. Now titled the Purple Man, Kilgrave turned his life to crime.

The Purple Man has the ability to make people do what ever he wanted. This has allowed him to succeed in the life of crime. In one famous storyline, Alias, The Purple Man took control of Jessica Jones and mentally tortured her 8 months and made her do things she did not want to do.

The Purple Man first appeared in Daredevil Volume 1 #4 in 1964.

I find this character really interesting as he is more of a street level hero and his objective is to never take over the world so he is not the traditional supervillian. I also love how sadistic and ruthless he is.

If you would like to read some storylines that include him, there is Daredevil Vol.1 #4 and Alias. if you like to see him through live action you can watch David Tennant play as him in the Netflix show, Jessica Jones.


My next character that wouldn't be too common amongst the world is another female hero, Daisy Johnson AKA Quake.

Daisy Johnson first appeared in Secret Wars #2 and was created by known Marvel writer, Brian Michael Bendis. Daisy works for the global secret organisation, S.H.I.E.L.D (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division)

I first came across Daisy Johnson from the hit abc television series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Daisy is a superhuman and has the power to shoot earthquake level shocks from her hands, giving her the Alias of Quake. Quake is the daughter of another superhuman who is unfortunately unlike Daisy. Her father is Calvin Zabo but he goes by the name of Mister Hyde.

As already mentioned, Daisy can emit shocks from her hands that produce tremors. Since she is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D she is heavily trained in hand to hand combat. She mainly associates herself with fellow agents such as the Director himself, Nick Fury.

Daisy appeared in a storyline, Age of Ultron (Don't mix it up with the Avengers movie) where she is part of the small band of heroes that have survived the terrible effects of Ultrons rule over the desolate world.

She wouldn't be well known to the public as she is not a member of the Avengers so I feel that this blog could give you a little bit of information about this interesting character. I find her interesting because I love the whole concept of having an evil father and the complications that follow. I would also recommend the tv show, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as she is a main character in the show, plus I think it is a great show.

Jessica Jones

When most people think of Marvel heroes and villains, they think of Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk and Green Goblin. This blog is going to inform you of characters within the universe that not many people are familiar with.

My first character I will talk to you about is a female superhero known as Jessica Jones. Many people are not unfamiliar with this heroine even though in my opinion she is one of the best.

Jessica Jones first appeared in Alias #1 in 2001 and was created by notorious writer Brian Michael Bendis. She is situated in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. After her parents crashed their car into a military truck, Jessica was soaked into radioactive chemicals giving her extra-ordinary abilities such as super human strength, durability and also low levels of flight. Jessica Jones is a failed superhero that has now turned to the life of a Private Investigator offering her services to people in need in exchange for money.

One of her most famous storylines is Alias. Alias takes place after Jessica's failed attempt at been a superhero and she is now a Private Investigator. This storyline shows her to be somewhat broken after a traumatic experience with sadistic villain Zebediah Killgrave AKA, The Purple Man.

I hope this has gotten you interested in her character. Good reading recommendations are Alias volume 1

Jessica Jone

Thursday 26 November 2015