Quicksilver is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; the character has since starred in two self-titled limited series, has been depicted as a regular team member in superhero title The Avengers. Quicksilver has the superhuman ability to move at great speeds. In most depictions, he is a human born with innate superhuman powers. In comic book stories beginning in 2015, he is the product of genetic experimentation by the High Evolutionary. Quicksilver most appears in fiction associated with the X-Men, having been introduced as an adversary for the superhero team. In stories, he became a superhero himself, he is the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch and, in most depictions, the son of Magneto and the half-brother of Polaris. Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Quicksilver has featured in several decades of Marvel continuity, starring in the self-titled series Quicksilver and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers.
The character has appeared in a range of movie and video game adaptations. Two separate live-action versions of the character have been adapted by two different film studios: Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Evan Peters portrays Quicksilver in the 20th Century Fox films X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, he will return in the upcoming film Dark Phoenix. In 2006, IGN named Quicksilver #23 on their list of "The Top 25 X-Men Of All Time" commenting that "Quicksilver was the shining example of a villain turned good", as #44 on their list of the "Top 50 Avengers". Quicksilver first appears in X-Men #4 and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby; the character appears as an antagonist to the X-Men, although before long he becomes a member of the Avengers and appears as a regular character in that title beginning with Avengers #16 in May 1965.
He has made numerous other appearances in that title, other related titles, sometimes as a member of the team, sometimes as an ally, sometimes as an antagonist. From 1991 to 1993 Quicksilver was a regular character in the first volume of X-Factor; the series emphasized the character's irritability and arrogance, which writer Peter David felt were a natural consequence of his powers, explaining: Have you stood in the post office behind a woman with 20 packages who wants to know every single way she can send them to Africa? It drives you nuts! You think to yourself, "Why do I have to put up with this? These people are so slow, they're costing me time, it's so damned irritating. I wish I didn't have to put up with this." Now—imagine that the entire world was like that... except for you.... to Quicksilver, as he said in an issue of Amazing Spider-Man many, many moons ago, the rest of the world is moving in slow motion. That must really get on your nerves. Quicksilver lives in a world filled with people who don't know how to use cash machines, want to know all the ways to send packages to Africa, can never get your order right in a Burger King unless you repeat it several times.
That would tend to make you feel superior to everyone and impatient with everyone. Quicksilver starred in Quicksilver, a regular ongoing eponymous series that began in November 1997 and ran for 13 issues; the character played a pivotal role in the House of M and Avengers: The Children's Crusade. Quicksilver appeared as a supporting character in Avengers Academy from issue #1 through its final issue #39, he appears as one of the members of All-New X-Factor, launched in 2014 as part of the second Marvel NOW! wave. Writer Peter David's handling of the character in that book earned the character a 2014 @ssie award from Ain't It Cool News. AICN's Matt Adler commented that David writes the character best, that the "arrogant, impatient speedster" made the title worth following. Pietro and his twin sister, were raised by Django and Marya Maximoff, a Roma couple; as adolescents Pietro Django Maximoff and his sister Wanda discovered that they had peculiar talents. When Django began to steal food to feed his starving family, enraged villagers attacked the Roma camp.
Using his phenomenal speed, Pietro fled from the camp with his sister. Over the next few years and Pietro wandered Central Europe, living off the land; the character first appears with Wanda, now called the Scarlet Witch, as a part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. The siblings were presented as mutants, with Pietro possessing superhuman speed and Wanda able to control probability; the pair are recruited by Magneto after he saves Wanda from a mob after she accidentally causes a house to burst into flame. Quicksilver stays with her to protect her. After several confrontations with the X-Men, they depart when Magneto and his lackey the Toad are abducted by the cosmic entity the Stranger, they travel back to Europe. Pietro and his sister reform and are recruited by Iron Man to the superhero team the Avengers, after they discover they are advertising for new members and want to get support for themselves. Together with leader Captain America and former villain Hawkeye, the four become the second generation of Avengers, are dubbed "Cap's Kooky Quartet".
Quicksilver first thinks he should be leader, though he is captured by the Mole Man on the first mission. He is rescued by the Avengers, who defeat the Minotaur without him, would sometimes quarrel with the other members; the Sc
Spiral is a fictional supervillain turned superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics in association with Longshot or the X-Men. Created by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Art Adams, the character first appeared in Longshot #1, in which she was established as a lieutenant for that titular character's archenemy, Mojo. Prior to Longshot joining the X-Men, Spiral became a recurring adversary of that team and each of the various X-Men subgroups, as well as serving as the archenemy turned ally of X-Men member, Psylocke. Spiral first appeared in issue #1 of the 1985 Longshot miniseries by Ann Nocenti and Art Adams, subsequently appeared 2 months as a member of Mystique's Freedom Force team in Uncanny X-Men #199. Spiral began as one of 20 minor characters that Adams designed on a character sheet as the pursuers of the character Longshot, her six arms were inspired by deities in Hindu mythology. Although Adams gave little thought to Spiral, as he had developed ideas for the other characters he had drawn on the sheet, Nocenti decided to make her a major character, gave her the name Spiral.
The character sheet is reproduced in the back of the X-Men: Longshot hardcover collection. In the final issue of the limited series, Spiral is hinted to be a former lover of Longshot. Chris Claremont portrayed her as having a pathological hatred for Longshot, implied that the two were former lovers during a hallucinatory dream sequence in Uncanny X-Men #248; as conceived and Ricochet Rita were two separate entities. When the character was co-opted by Claremont for use in the pages of Uncanny X-Men, this was continued with Rita appearing in the pages of Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem and Uncanny X-Men Annual #12 as a prisoner of Mojo. In X-Factor Annual #7, writer Fabian Nicieza established that Rita and Spiral were the same person, that her hatred for Longshot was driven by her desire for revenge from being taken prisoner, driven insane, physically modified by Mojo and his chief scientist Arize, it stated that after turning her into Spiral, Mojo sent her back to the past to serve his past self and set forth the chain of events that will lead to Rita becoming Spiral.
Spiral's real name is Rita Wayword, better known as'Ricochet Rita'. She was a professional stuntwoman. Rita was attacked by her evil, future self which led to her meeting Longshot and falling in love with him; when Longshot sought to return to his home dimension, the Mojoverse, the lovestruck Rita went with him, only to watch Longshot fail and be captured by the dimension's evil overlord, Mojo. Longshot was promptly mindwiped to forget all about Rita. After holding her prisoner for several years, Mojo forced his chief scientist, Arize, to perform extreme physical and mental modifications on Rita to recreate her as a loyal subordinate; these experiments left her with six arms, turned her hair grey, drove the young woman insane through forcibly evolving Rita's mind to the point that she could see into other dimensions that were used for time-travel/teleportation. He trained her in the dark arts of magic and body modification, so that she could use these skills to mutilate others like Mojo had mutilated her.
In a cruel act of manipulation, Mojo sent Spiral back in time to set into motion the events that led to her former self becoming Mojo's prisoner and become Spiral by attacking her past self. In the past, Spiral found herself stranded on Earth by Mojo for failing to kill Rita. At some unknown point, Spiral encountered Val Cooper and was recruited into Freedom Force, a revamped version of the second Brotherhood of Mutants. Despite being utterly insane and more blood-thirsty than her new teammates, Spiral became a valuable member of the team, singlehandedly defeating the X-Men on several occasions as well as kidnapping the X-Man Rachel Summers for Mojo, she was instrumental in Freedom Force's victory over the Avengers and the West Coast Avengers when sent by the U. S. government to arrest the heroes. Her magical powers temporarily robbed Captain Marvel of her energy powers and she defeated Iron Man, removing two of the most powerful Avengers from the battle, she ran the "Body Shoppe", which sells alien cybernetic parts to amputees and others who seek the power of cybernetic limbs.
Most notably, Spiral transformed Lady Deathstrike into a cyborg. Along with Mojo, Spiral was shown to have played a role in Psylocke's physical appearance changing from that of a purple-haired Anglo-Saxon to an East Asian, it was believed that the two transformed Psylocke's original European body to an Asian one, but it was revealed that Spiral transferred the X-Man's mind into the body of the Japanese assassin Kwannon. She merged the two women's minds and genetic structures, giving each of them personality traits and physical characteristics of the other, as well as halving Psylocke's telepathy between them; this led to much confusion as to which of the two was the real Elizabeth Braddock when Revanche first appeared. Other than malicious intent, Spiral's reasons for doing this are still unknown. Though she was a loyal servant of Mojo, Spiral resented Mojo's crass manners and cruelty towa
Montana is a landlocked state in the Northwestern United States. Montana has several nicknames, although none are official, including "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more "The Last Best Place". Montana is the 4th largest in area, the 8th least populous, the 3rd least densely populated of the 50 U. S. states. The western half of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state. In all, 77 named; the eastern half of Montana is characterized by badlands. Montana is bordered by Idaho to the west, Wyoming to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan to the north; the economy is based on agriculture, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic resources include oil, coal, hard rock mining, lumber; the health care and government sectors are significant to the state's economy. The state's fastest-growing sector is tourism.
Nearly 13 million tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Highway, Flathead Lake, Big Sky Resort, other attractions. The name Montana comes from the Spanish word Montaña, which in turn comes from the Latin word Montanea, meaning "mountain", or more broadly, "mountainous country". Montaña del Norte was the name given by early Spanish explorers to the entire mountainous region of the west; the name Montana was added to a bill by the United States House Committee on Territories, chaired at the time by Rep. James Ashley of Ohio, for the territory that would become Idaho Territory; the name was changed by Representatives Henry Wilson and Benjamin F. Harding, who complained Montana had "no meaning"; when Ashley presented a bill to establish a temporary government in 1864 for a new territory to be carved out of Idaho, he again chose Montana Territory. This time Rep. Samuel Cox of Ohio, objected to the name. Cox complained the name was a misnomer given most of the territory was not mountainous and that a Native American name would be more appropriate than a Spanish one.
Other names such as Shoshone were suggested, but it was decided the Committee on Territories could name it whatever they wanted, so the original name of Montana was adopted. Montana is one of the nine Mountain States, located in the north of the region known as the Western United States, it borders North South Dakota to the east. Wyoming is to the south, Idaho is to the west and southwest, three Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, are to the north. With an area of 147,040 square miles, Montana is larger than Japan, it is the fourth largest state in the United States after Alaska and California. S. state. The state's topography is defined by the Continental Divide, which splits much of the state into distinct eastern and western regions. Most of Montana's 100 or more named mountain ranges are in the state's western half, most of, geologically and geographically part of the Northern Rocky Mountains; the Absaroka and Beartooth ranges in the state's south-central part are technically part of the Central Rocky Mountains.
The Rocky Mountain Front is a significant feature in the state's north-central portion, isolated island ranges that interrupt the prairie landscape common in the central and eastern parts of the state. About 60 percent of the state is part of the northern Great Plains; the Bitterroot Mountains—one of the longest continuous ranges in the Rocky Mountain chain from Alaska to Mexico—along with smaller ranges, including the Coeur d'Alene Mountains and the Cabinet Mountains, divide the state from Idaho. The southern third of the Bitterroot range blends into the Continental Divide. Other major mountain ranges west of the Divide include the Cabinet Mountains, the Anaconda Range, the Missions, the Garnet Range, Sapphire Mountains, Flint Creek Range; the Divide's northern section, where the mountains give way to prairie, is part of the Rocky Mountain Front. The front is most pronounced in the Lewis Range, located in Glacier National Park. Due to the configuration of mountain ranges in Glacier National Park, the Northern Divide crosses this region and turns east in Montana at Triple Divide Peak.
It causes the Waterton River and Saint Mary rivers to flow north into Alberta, Canada. There they join the Saskatchewan River, which empties into Hudson Bay. East of the divide, several parallel ranges cover the state's southern part, including the Gravelly Range, the Madison Range, Gallatin Range, Absaroka Mountains and the Beartooth Mountains; the Beartooth Plateau is the largest continuous land mass over 10,000 feet high in the continental United States. It contains Granite Peak, 12,799 feet high. North of these ranges are the Big Belt Mountains, Bridger Mountains, Tobacco Roots, several island ranges, including the Crazy Mountains and Little Belt Mountains. Between many mountain ranges are rich river valleys; the Big Hole Valley, Bitterroot Valley, Gallatin Valley, Flathead Valley, Paradise Valley have extensive agricultural resources and multiple opportunities for tourism and recreation. East and north of this transition zone are the expansive and sparsely populated Northern Plains, with tableland prairies, smaller island mountain ranges, badlands.
The isolated island ranges east of the Divide include the Bear Paw Mountains, Bull Mountains, Castle Mountains, Crazy Mountains, Highwood Mountains, Judi
X-Factor is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics. It is a spin-off from the popular X-Men franchise; the series has been relaunched several times with different team rosters, most as All-New X-Factor. X-Factor launched in 1986. In 1991, the founding members were incorporated back into the regular X-Men series, X-Factor relaunched as a U. S. government-sponsored team incorporating many secondary characters from the X-Men mythos. The series was canceled in 1998 after 149 issues; the 2005 X-Factor series followed the mutant detective agency X-Factor Investigations. Written by Peter David, the series drew acclaim from Ain't It Cool News, as well as controversy for establishing a homosexual romantic relationship between Rictor and Shatterstar, a move criticized by Shatterstar's co-creator, Rob Liefeld; the series won a 2011 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book. The series ended in 2013 after 114 issues; the following year a new series, All-New X-Factor, was launched featuring a new corporate-sponsored X-Factor team.
It was drawn by Carmine Di Giandomenico. It was cancelled after 20 issues due to low sales. X-Factor launched in 1986 featuring an eponymous team composed of the five original X-Men that debuted in X-Men #1: Angel – A millionaire heir, capable of flight by means of two feathery wings extending from his back. Beast – A brilliant scientist possessing bestial strength and agility. Cyclops – Former X-Men team leader, with the ability to emit powerful "optic blasts" from his eyes. Jean Grey – The long-time love of Cyclops, possessing telekinetic abilities. Iceman – A brash jokester, gifted with cryokinetic abilities. Original writer Bob Layton wanted X-Factor to be a reunion of the original X-Men, an event complicated by the extensive histories of the characters following the initiation of a new team of X-Men in 1975. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Angel and Iceman wandered through various superhero teams. By 1985, all three were members of the Defenders. With the monthly Defenders series due to be cancelled, Marvel's editorial staff elected to have the other members of the group killed off in the final issue in order to free up Angel and Iceman for X-Factor.
A more difficult task was the return of Jean Grey. In 1980, Jean Grey was killed during the seminal Dark Phoenix Saga, since it was considered vital that the team have a female member, Layton opted to use fellow mutant Dazzler. Publicity material for the series began to appear at this time, with images of the team using a blank space or silhouette in place of the female member as a teaser mystery. However, writer Kurt Busiek suggested a way to add Jean Grey to the roster that became one of the most significant cases of retroactive continuity in comic book history: Jean Grey had never been the Phoenix. Instead, the Phoenix entity copied Grey's identity and form, keeping her safe in a cocoon-like structure beneath Jamaica Bay. Busiek related the idea to Roger Stern. Byrne illustrated Fantastic Four # 286, incorporating Busiek's idea. Several panels of this comic were rewritten and redrawn to depict the Phoenix entity as less malevolent than Byrne intended. In order to join the team, Cyclops walked out on his new wife Madelyne Pryor, an Alaskan pilot who bore a strange resemblance to Grey, their infant son, Nathan Christopher.
These events, along with the resurrection of Grey in general, were controversial with fans. The original X-Men disassociate with the current team because Professor X had placed their old nemesis, Magneto, as its leader; the five original members set up a business advertised as mutant-hunters for hire, headquartered in the TriBeCa neighborhood of downtown New York City, posing as "normal" humans to their clients. The mutants that X-Factor capture are secretly trained to control their powers and reintegrated into society. Through their "mutant hunting" they recruit a group of young wards: Artie Maddicks – A pink-skinned, mute child who could project hologram-like images of his thoughts. Tabitha Smith – A young woman who ran away from her abusive father, who can create handheld energy spheres that she can explode at will, which she calls "time bombs". Rusty Collins – A former member of the U. S. Navy whose pyrokinesis first manifested uncontrollably injuring a woman. Leech – A green-skinned young boy, who can dampen the mutant powers of those around him.
Rictor – A Mexican teenager who can produce powerful seismic waves. Skids – A runaway who could project a protective force field around her body; the team decides that the "mutant hunter" ruse did more harm than good by inflaming hatred, blames it on X-Factor's original business manager, Cameron Hodge, revealed as a mutant-hating mastermind. Bob Layton and Jackson Guice wrote and illustrated the first few issues of X-Factor, they soon turned over creative duties to Walt Simonson. Despite their relationship as husband-and-wife, both the Simonsons have said they did not approach work with each other any differently than any other collaboration. In X-Factor #6, Louise introduced Apocalypse, who would appear in multiple issues and become X-Factor's nemesis. Louise Simonson placed the series in line with the darker tone of most of the X-Men franchise.
Crimson Commando is the name used by three fictional characters, which are either a mutant or a cyborg appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Frank Bohannan first appears in Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #215 and was created by Chris Claremont and Alan Davis. The second version only appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #106 and was created by Chris Claremont and Leinil Francis Yu. The third version appears in X-Men vol. 3 #40, was created by Seth Peck, Jefte Palo and Guillermo Mogorron. Frank Bohannan was born somewhere in Massachusetts; as the Crimson Commando, he was one of a trio of World War II veteran super-heroes recruited to be a member of Freedom Force, the original government-sponsored mutant team. Earlier, along with his partners and Super Sabre, Bohannan had become a vigilante who captured criminals, released them and hunted them in Adirondack State Park in upstate New York; the trio killed the criminals, both to reduce the criminal element in society and for the enjoyment of hunting them.
The trio captured Pamela Morrison, a drug dealer, mistaking Storm for a criminal, the trio hunted and captured her as well. The women were set out for the vigilantes to their deaths; the Crimson Commando killed Morrison. When Storm and Wolverine defeated the trio and Crimson Commando agreed to turn themselves in to law enforcement authorities and confess their vigilantism. Stonewall, Crimson Commando, Super Sabre agreed to join Freedom Force, a U. S. government sponsored team of superhumans, in exchange for a commutation of their sentences. On his first mission with Freedom Force, he fought the X-Men in Dallas, battled cavemen transported to Dallas by time-waves created by the Adversary, he watched a telecast of the X-Men's deaths in order to defeat the Adversary, witnessed the return of Forge to Dallas without the X-Men. While still in Dallas, Freedom Force contended against the New Mutants. Crimson Commando was a part of the Freedom Force mission to attempt capture Cyclops and Marvel Girl, who defeated Freedom Force.
He assisted the team's attempt to capture Rusty Collins, thwarted by the New Mutants. He again fights his girlfriend Skids, alongside Freedom Force. With Freedom Force, he pursued Cable, who had escaped federal custody. Crimson Commando would be gravely wounded during a bungled mission in the Middle East. Freedom Force was sent to Kuwait City to rescue or kill physicist Reinhold Kurtzmann, but they encountered the Arabic super-team called Desert Sword. Teammate Super Sabre was killed, while the Crimson Commando's right hand was severed by the "cutting wind" of Aminedi. Bohannan was wounded, Avalanche was forced to abandon Blob and Pyro in the desert to save his life. Bohannan was evacuated from Kuwait for hospitalization; the Crimson Commando next appeared having been turned into a cyborg going by the name of Cyborg X. He had been rebuilt by CARE LABS but a testing accident had caused him to malfunction bringing him into a confrontation with Spider-Man and Ghost Rider. Cyborg X would assist Spider-Man in battling the Sinister Six but was believed to have been killed in an explosion at CARE LABS.
Now going by only the name Commando, Bohannan next appeared on a mission for Project Wideawake. He was teamed-up with his former Freedom Force teammate Avalanche to infiltrate the reclusive Empyrean's headquarters and put his operation out of commission, they were ordered by a rogue government official to assassinate Polaris of X-Factor. Commando appears in the reality-altered House of M storyline serving as one of Magneto's royal guards. After this and M-Day he lost his mutant powers. Without his powers, Commando begins to die, he kidnaps Hope Summers in an attempt to have her save him. Wolverine decapitates Crimson Commando. A young, African-American version of Crimson Commando appeared briefly as a member of Mystique's new Brotherhood of Mutants, her name was never stated and her powers never exhibited, but Chris Claremont stated there would be a new Super Sabre and Crimson Commando. A Human/Cyborg version of Crimson Commando is a member of the Freedom Force, his power armor is equipped with two automatic machine guns as hands, a machine/rail gun mounted on left shoulder.
Frank Bohannan is a mutant who has the ability to achieve the peak of human physical perfection, although just right beneath superhuman levels. More his mutation has kept his body at the peak of physical perfection a baseline human can achieve without becoming a superhuman, thus ages at a much slower rate than normal human beings; this seems to include enhanced resistance to injury, managing to survive having his right hand severed and bleeding continuously for an hour, before being maimed by a land mine. Although he was on the brink of death, He managed to hang on long enough to receive medical attention and survive. Frank can carry out actions while submerging his conscious thought processes so within his mind that his mind is shielded from telepathic detection, he exhibited some degree of super-vision, able to see his super-fast teammate Super Sabre when the speedster was moving at superhuman velocities. Bohannan wore a computer and modem device on his wrist, carried knives and conventional handguns as weapons.
He is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and commando fighter, is a skilled hunter and tracker. Since becoming a cyborg, the extent of his abilitie
Brotherhood of Mutants
The Brotherhood of Mutants is a fictional team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The characters are depicted as being devoted to mutant superiority over normal humans, they are among the chief adversaries of the X-Men. The group's roster and ideology have varied from incarnation to incarnation, ranging from world domination to serving as a terrorist group that targets anti-mutant public figures, they are always at odds with the more peaceful X-Men, though on rare occasions the two sides have allied against a common threat, most notably Apocalypse. The Brotherhood was founded by Magneto and its members were his primary allies in his early battles with the X-Men during the 1960s; the original Brotherhood disbanded, with Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch going on to become members of the Avengers. In 1981, the Brotherhood of Mutants was revived under the leadership of Mystique while the group's most visible incarnation during the early 1990s was led by Toad. With each additional incarnation, the group abandoned its political ideology and regressed to the status of "hired goons."
Since the end of the 1990s, several incarnations have sought to return to the political roots. The Brotherhood of Mutants has appeared in several animated series featuring the X-Men and has been Magneto’s group in the recent X-Men film series; the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants was created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby and first appeared in X-Men #4. While incarnations of the Brotherhood promoted the group's existence as a political and ideological rival to Professor Charles Xavier's dream of peace with humans, the group was conceived as a small, but powerful army of minions gathered by Magneto to aid in his schemes for world domination, but since the group's second incarnation, the group has become a much more politically motivated group designed for use of violence to provide justice and lead the so-called'mutant revolution' against mankind. One of the greater ironies of the group has been its use of "Evil" in its name; when his decision to name the group was brought up in an interview, Stan Lee said, "We were kind of corny in those days."
Since the early 1990s, writers have attempted to explain this away by having Toad describe it as irony, based upon the perceived notion that all mutants are "evil." Writers have opted instead to drop "Evil" from the group's name and refer to the group as "The Brotherhood of Mutants" or the Brotherhood. In Earth-X, Uatu explained that Magneto chose it so that, as the opposing side, Charles would be forced to assume the role of "Good," and that Magneto believed that by locking Charles into absolutes of morality, he could manipulate him. Many of the group's members have been shown to be past victims of anti-mutant prejudice, which has made the group a haven for many mutants who feel they are outcasts and pariahs. While many of these outcast mutants have willingly embraced the violent aspects of the Brotherhood's ideology, several have rejected it and left the group because of it. Most notably and the Scarlet Witch left the group due to their disdain for Magneto's various schemes for world domination to join the Avengers, a group of heroes dedicated to help save the world as opposed to ruling it.
The original leader of the team was a mutant with the ability to control magnetic fields. It would be revealed that Magneto was a Holocaust survivor, explaining his distrust of humanity and its inability to accept those who are different; the other members of the original team were Quicksilver, who can move and think at incredible speeds, his twin sister, the Scarlet Witch, who has the power to affect probability fields, the Toad, a sniveling villain with incredible jumping ability and a medieval costume, Mastermind, with the power to create illusions of sight, taste and sound. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are Magneto's children, although at the time of the original Brotherhood all three of them were unaware of it, they had joined after Magneto saved Wanda from a mob who believed she was a Witch after she accidentally made a house burst into flame. She joined to repay the debt, Pietro joined to keep her safe. Time and again, the Brotherhood clashed with the original X-Men team, in their first appearance taking control of a small country with the aid of Mastermind creating an illusion of an army.
They captured the Angel and took him to Asteroid M. They tried to recruit the Sub-Mariner, the Blob, but the X-Men succeeded against them. Magneto and Toad were captured by an extraterrestrial being called the Stranger, who they at first believed was a powerful mutant, but he revealed himself to be an alien. Mastermind had been turned to a block of solid matter by the Stranger and the Scarlet Witch left the team and joined the Avengers. Back on Earth, Magneto reorganized the team three times, including such mutants as the Blob and Unus the Untouchable, creating a team, alternately called Mutant Force and the Resistants; the shapeshifting mutant Mystique organized her own Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Members included Pyro, the Blob, Avalanche and Rogue; this team became the core membership of the government-sponsored team called Freedom Force. As Freedom Force, their membership included Spiral and the second Spider-Woman, included Super Sabre, the Crimson Commando, Stonewall; this group both fought and teamed up with several heroic groups, including the Avengers, but di
For the 2019 film based on the comics, see The New Mutants. The New Mutants is a group of teenaged mutant superheroes-in-training appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, they have been the main characters of three successive comic book series, which were spin-offs of the X-Men franchise. The first team of New Mutants characters was created by artist Bob McLeod, they first appeared in The New Mutants, part of the line Marvel Graphic Novel, are subsequently featured in their own title from 1983 until 1991. Like its parent title, The New Mutants highlighted interpersonal and group conflict as well as action and adventure, featured a large ensemble cast. With the end of the first series, the characters were relaunched as X-Force in a new, eponymous series; the second New Mutants series, launched in 2003, featured a new group of teenage mutants. Unlike the original New Mutants, they were part of a huge cast of students at the Xavier Institute. In 2004, it was relaunched as New X-Men: Academy X, after which the central group was formally dubbed the "New Mutants."
In the aftermath of the "M-Day" crossover storyline in late 2005, the remaining students were merged into one junior team, the New X-Men. The third New Mutants series, reuniting most of the original team, was launched in May 2009. A film featuring the New Mutants was announced in May 2015. By the early 1980s, Uncanny X-Men had become one of the comic book industry's most successful titles, prompting Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter to launch The New Mutants, the first of several X-Men spin-offs. X-Men editor Louise Simonson recalled "Neither Chris or I wanted to do it. We wanted X-Men to be special and by itself, but Shooter told us that if we didn't come up with a new'mutant' book, someone else would." The name was a modification of Stan Lee's original name for the X-Men, "The Mutants". The New Mutants were teenaged students of Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and wore matching uniforms, much like the original X-Men, who had since grown into adulthood; these students, rather resembled the "all-new, all-different X-Men" of their era in terms of ethnic diversity.
The original team consisted of: Cannonball, a 16-year-old Kentuckian and eventual co-leader, with the ability to generate thermo-chemical energy and propel himself through the air. Karma, a 19-year-old Vietnamese girl and the team's original leader, who could mentally possess other people's bodies. Mirage, a Cheyenne and eventual co-leader after Karma's apparent death, who could create visual empathic three-dimensional illusions. Sunspot, a 14-year-old Brazilian, who had superhuman strength fueled by sunlight and could store solar energy in his body to use his super strength during the night. Wolfsbane, a 13-year-old religious Scot who could transform into a wolf and a werewolf-like creature; the team was intended to debut in their own series. However, as the first issue was nearing completion, Shooter ordered it to be reworked into a graphic novel so that Marvel Graphic Novel could make its deadline for the next issue. Thus, the New Mutants debuted in Marvel Graphic Novel #4, which continued a plotline from Uncanny X-Men.
The series was written by Claremont and illustrated by McLeod, the team's co-creators, but McLeod soon passed artistic duties on to Sal Buscema. McLeod was unprepared for the demands of doing both pencils and inks on a monthly book, prompting him to have Buscema do the breakdowns after the first three issues, left after issue #8 when he began to lose interest in the stories. Claremont gave the series a darker tone, heightened with the arrival of artist Bill Sienkiewicz. Sienkiewicz's avant garde art style and painted covers broke through the conventional comic book boundaries of the day and helped The New Mutants stand out on the shelf. In addition to serious depictions of teenage angst and growing pains, the series featured themes of mysticism; the stories relied on wilder, more far-fetched premises than were typical of X-Men at the time, shaping into more of a science fiction and fantasy series than the superhero coming-of-age comic it had been touted as in its early days. Locales included demonic dimensions, alternate futures, an ancient Roman civilization hidden within the Amazon rainforest.
The New Mutants encountered a secret society called the Hellfire Club, began a rivalry with their young apprentices, the Hellions. After the apparent death of Karma and Dani Moonstar act as co-leaders. New recruits included: Cypher, an otherwise ordinary young man who could learn to read or speak any language whether it was human, alien, or machine, making him an unmatched computer expert. Magik, sister of the Russian X-Man Colossus and long-time resident of the X-Mansion, an accomplished mystic who could open "teleportation discs" allowing travel to Limbo and from there, any point on Earth. Magma, a fiercely tempered native of a secret Roman society in the Amazon who can control lava. Warlock, an extraterrestrial of the techno-organic race known as the Technarchy. A supplementary New Mutants Annual series began in 1984; these annuals were always written by whoever was the regular New Mutants writer at the time and included significant changes to the status quo which were not explained in the parent series, so that readers would have to buy New Mutants Annual in order to follow events in both series.
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