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Colossus (comics)

Colossus is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum, he first appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1. A Russian mutant, he is a member of the X-Men. Colossus is able to transform himself into metallic form, making him the physically strongest of the team; when his powers are not engaged, he is still a physically imposing figure of 6 ft 7 in in height. He is portrayed as quiet and virtuous, he has had a consistent presence in X-Men-related comic books since his debut. A talented artist, he only reluctantly agrees to use his powers in combat, feeling it is his responsibility to use his abilities for the betterment of human- and mutant-kind. Wizard ranked Colossus at 184 on the "Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time". In 2006, IGN placed Colossus in the 10th spot of their list of "The Top 25 X-Men". In 2013, ComicsAlliance ranked Colossus as #22 on their list of the "50 Sexiest Male Characters in Comics". In film, Donald MacKinnon portrayed a cameo as Colossus in X-Men.

Actor Daniel Cudmore took over the role of Colossus in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Stefan Kapičić provides the voice of a CGI character in Deadpool and Deadpool 2. Editor Roy Thomas, in charge of reviving the X-Men for Giant-Size X-Men #1, told the creative team to go home and create some characters for the new team. Dave Cockrum recalled: I just went home and Colossus was one of the first ones that came to mind. We needed a strong guy for the team, so I drew up a strong guy; the character's armor just kind of fell into place. He was accepted pretty much as-is, except that I had given him bare legs because it seemed only logical that if we're going to show him armored up, the legs should be bare like the arms, but Len Wein didn't like male characters with bare legs. So we decided that his costume would be blue when he wasn't armored up, that we'd see his legs when he was armored up, due to the unstable molecules of his costume. A mainstay of the X-Men comic book series until the 1990s, Colossus went on to appear in the first series of Excalibur.

While a member of the team, he had his own self-titled one-shot that depicted him and his teammate Meggan battling Arcade at his new Murderworld facility. After returning to the X-Men alongside Excalibur teammates Shadowcat and Nightcrawler, Colossus stayed with the title until his death, he was resurrected and was a regular in the third series of Astonishing X-Men written by Joss Whedon. He is the feature of Colossus: Bloodlines, in which he journeys back to Russia. Colossus has since returned as a regular in the X-Men series, appearing in various titles such as X-Men: Manifest Destiny, X-Men: Secret Invasion, X-Men, Astonishing X-Men. Colossus appears in Cable and X-Force, a new series by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Salvador Larroca which debuted in December 2012, he appears in Extraordinary X-Men, drawn by Humberto Ramos. He is part of a team, led by Storm, includes his sister Magik, Iceman, a teenaged version of Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, a re-purposed Sentinel named Cerebra, Old Man Logan.

Piotr "Peter" Rasputin was born on a Soviet collective farm called the Ust-Ordynsky Collective near Lake Baikal in Siberia. He lived there with his mother Alexandra, father Nikolai, sister Illyana, his older brother, had been a Soviet cosmonaut and had died in a rocket accident. The 2006 comic mini-series Colossus: Bloodline established that the family was descended from Grigori Rasputin. Peter's superhuman powers manifested during his adolescence while saving his sister from a runaway tractor, he was contacted by Professor Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men. Peter Rasputin was part of the second generation of X-Men, formed by Charles Xavier to save the original X-Men from the living island Krakoa, he agreed to leave the farm community. Xavier gave him the name Colossus. After the battle was won, Colossus remained in the U. S. with the new X-Men. Colossus is portrayed as peaceful, reluctant to hurt or kill, putting himself in danger to protect others. In some of his earliest missions, he battled the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, visited the Savage Land, where he met Nereel.

Peter's family always remained in his thoughts and he wrote letters home. Shortly after joining the X-Men, a woman known as Miss Locke kidnapped many of the team's loved ones to force the X-Men to help her free her employer, from captivity by one of Doctor Doom's robots. Among her captives was Colossus' younger sister Illyana, whom Locke had kidnapped from the Siberian collective farm and transported to the United States. Arcade brainwashed Colossus into becoming "The Proletarian", who battled the other X-Men until they countered the brainwashing; the X-Men freed Illyana from captivity, she went to live with her brother Peter at Xavier's mansion. She was held captive in a dimension known as Limbo, where she spent years while only mere moments elapsed on Earth, became the adolescent sorceress Magik; as a result, an alternate-timeline version of Colossus dies in Limbo. When the X-Men fought the evil mutant Proteus, Colossus attempted to kill Proteus, an act he found morally questionable though he did it to save Moira MacTaggart's life.

During his early career with the X-Men, Peter started what was arguably his most significant relationship with fellow X-Man Kitty Pryde. Although they were only a couple for a short while, the relationship provided the foundation of a deep and lasting friendship. Colossus wa

Magneto and Titanium Man

"Magneto and Titanium Man" is a 1975 song by Wings. It is the B-side of Mars/Rock Show" single; the song is in narrative form, includes the Marvel Comics characters Magneto, Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo in its story. When asked his opinion of the song decades after its release, Stan Lee said he thought it was "terrific". Paul McCartneyvocals, guitars, keyboards Linda McCartney — keyboards, backing vocals Denny Laine — guitars, backing vocals Jimmy McCulloch – guitars Joe Englishdrums The song was included in the setlist for the band's 1975/1976 world tours. While it was performed, comic art of Magneto, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Titanium Man & the Crimson Dynamo, created by Stan Lee and Don Heck, was projected onto the large screen behind the band; the Magneto figure on the backdrop is by George Tuska and John Tartaglione from X-Men #43, the Titanium Man is by George Tuska and Mike Esposito from Iron Man #22, the Crimson Dynamo is by Sal Buscema and Joe Staton from Avengers #130.

The two backdrop figures are reversed from their original Comic Book presentation. McCartney, a Marvel Comics fan and comic book fan in general, met with Kirby on the L. A. leg of the tour, giving him front row seats and back stage passes, Kirby backstage gave Paul and Linda an original comic drawing he did of them. The song can be heard coming from a radio, creating an argument, in a scene in the 1976 Mike Leigh play Nuts in May; the Roots played the song as walk-on music for Michael Fassbender for his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon during his promotional tour for X-Men: Days of Future Past

List of Major League Baseball single-game hits leaders

In baseball, a hit is credited to a batter when he reaches first base – or any subsequent base – safely after hitting a fair ball, without the benefit of an error or a fielder's choice. One hundred sixteen different players have recorded at least six hits in a single nine-inning Major League Baseball game, the most recent being Phillip Ervin of the Cincinnati Reds on July 13, 2019. Regarded as a notable achievement, five players have accomplished the feat more than once in their career. Davy Force was the first player to collect six hits in a single game, doing so for the Philadelphia Athletics against the Chicago White Stockings on June 27, 1876; these games have resulted in other single-game MLB records being set due to the stellar offensive performance. Shawn Green, for example, established a new major league record with 19 total bases and finished with a total of five extra-base hits, tying a National League record, achieved by Larry Twitchell during the latter's six-hit game. Four of Green's six hits were home runs.

Jim Bottomley, Walker Cooper, Anthony Rendon, Wilbert Robinson hit 10 or more runs batted in to complement their six hits. Robinson proceeded to collect a seventh hit to set single-game records in both categories. Although his record of 11 RBIs has since been broken, Robinson's seven hits in a nine-inning game has been matched only by Rennie Stennett. Guy Hecker, the only pitcher to have accomplished the feat broke the single-game major league record for runs scored with seven. Cal McVey is the sole player to collect six hits in each of two consecutive games. Seven players hit for the cycle during their six-hit game. Zaza Harvey has the fewest career hits among players who have six hits in one game with 86, while Ty Cobb – with 4,189 – had more hits than any other player in this group and amassed the second most in major league history. Cobb, Cal Ripken Jr. and Paul Waner are members of the 3,000 hit club. Of the 75 players eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame who have recorded six hits in a nine-inning game, eighteen have been elected, three on the first ballot.

Players are eligible for the Hall of Fame if they have played in at least 10 MLB seasons, have either been retired for five seasons or deceased for at least six months. These requirements leave six players ineligible who are active, six players ineligible who are living and have played in the past five seasons, twenty-six players ineligible who did not play in 10 seasons; as of 2019, 47 different players have recorded at least six hits in an extra-inning Major League Baseball game. Only Jimmie Foxx has accomplished the feat more than once in his career and no player has amassed more than nine hits in a game, with Johnny Burnett holding that distinction. Kirby Puckett is the only player to collect six hits in an extra-inning game; the following list is kept separate from the above list of players who have six or more hits in a nine-inning game. This is due to the differing number of innings played during an extra-inning game, the lack of a definitive endpoint to the game that would otherwise allow for a fair comparison to be made, the advantage of having more opportunities at bat during an extra-inning game as opposed to one lasting nine innings.

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