Korg is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Greg Pak and artist Carlo Pagulayan, the character first appeared in Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #93 during the "Planet Hulk" storyline. Korg appears in Thor: Ragnarok, portrayed by director Taika Waititi through the use of motion capture. Created by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan, Korg was inspired by Thor's origin story and was retconned in Incredible Hulk #94 into one of the stone creatures that fought Thor in Journey into Mystery #83 released in 1962. Korg is part of the Kronan race seen in Journey into Mystery #83. After his defeat at the hands of Thor when the Stone Men tried to invade Earth, Korg became a prisoner of the Red King on the alien planet of Sakaar, he was forced into slavery by an obedience disk and made to fight for his life in the gladitorial arenas. Korg was made to kill his brother Margus against a fact that continues to haunt Korg; when the Hulk was exiled to the Red King's planet, Korg became the Hulk's ally after he and five others were victorious during one of the gladiator games that rule on the planet as a form of entertainment.
Korg was the first to let the group talk to each other, after more victories in the game, Korg became a gladiator. Still fighting alongside the Hulk, Korg was part of the group that rebelled against the Red King after the Silver Surfer used his Power Cosmic to destroy the disks that controlled the slaves; the Surfer had been made a slave by such a disk, but it was destroyed by the Hulk when they were forced to battle. After the detonation of Sakaar, Korg convinces Hiroim to come with him on the space ship. Korg managed to knockout Wonder Man. However, after the discovery that Miek had triggered the destruction of Sakaar and the other surviving Warbound surrendered to S. H. I. E. L. D. Custody, only to escape when earthquakes began to tear Manhattan Island apart due to the damage the Hulk had caused. Working with fellow Warbound member Hiroim and Earth hero Thing, Korg was able to heal the damage caused to the island, before he and his fellow Warbound retreated into the sewers. Korg is featured in World War Hulk: Frontline as a detective of sorts and is partnered up with a New York detective when investigating the death of Arch-E-5912.
In the Avengers: The Initiative issue of World War Hulk, Korg is confronted by his fear when Trauma comes to rescue his fellow Cadets: Korg's worst fear is the Thunder god Thor. In the miniseries Warbound, he helps in the defeat of the Leader who has turned a city in the middle of the desert into a new Gamma World but at the cost of Hiroim's life. During the "World War Hulks" storyline, Bruce Banner calls on Korg's help when Leader and MODOK transform an army and many of Earth's heroes into "Hulks", helping subdue them. During the 2010–2011 "Chaos War" storyline, Korg ends up helping the Hulks and A-Bomb fight a resurrected Abomination and the forces of Amatsu-Mikaboshi; when the Zom part of Doctor Strange is awakened by Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Marlo Chandler ends up using the death fragment to resurrect some of Hulk's allies. One of them is Hiroim as it is shown that Hiroim had a relationship. During the 2016 "Civil War II" storyline, Korg was with the Warbound when they receive word that Bruce Banner is dead.
When at Bruce's funeral, Korg stated how Hulk wanted to be left alone and how he made allies that were like family to him. When the Skrullduggers were emerging from a portal to Weirdworld in a Roxxon facility, Korg appeared to help the Brood-infected human Blake and Roxxon's Man-Thing in preventing the Skrullduggers from emerging from the portal; this was confirmed when Weapon Dario Agger came to check up on Blake and Man-Thing. Three days ago, Korg saves some soldiers from the Skrullduggers, his inner monologue states. In the present, Korg learns from Dario Agger that the Roxxon soldiers are safe in a bunker in Weirdworld; as Weapon H leads the mission to Weirdworld, they are attacked by a tribe of blue-skinned humanoids called the Inaku who blame them for breaking the Earth and allowing the Skrullduggers to take their queen. After Weapon H frees his fellow captives, he has Korg and Titania stay behind to help Man-Thing fortify the Inaku village in case the Skrullduggers show up while Weapon H, Blake go on a stealth mission to the Roxxon outpost.
He and Titania help. When the Skrullduggers attack, Man-Thing and Titania assist the Inaku in defending their fortified village from the Skrullduggers until they go in one direction. Korg, Man-Thing, Titania find Weapon H with the Skrullduggers under Morgan le Fay's control as they attack the Inaku village. Thinking that Weapon H is in a battle frenzy, Korg reminds Titania; when Morgan le Fay of Earth-15238 shows up and is identified as a queen to the Inaku and Korg are attacked by Protector Hara, the Skrullduggers, Weapon H. Korg faces off against Weapon H. Like all Kronans, Korg possesses a body made of a durable, silicon-based substance that grants him protection against nearly all forms of physical harm and gives him a rock-like appearance. In oxygen-rich atmospheres, Korg possesses vast superhuman strength comparable to Thing, his mineral state grants him an prolonged lifespan. When fighting as a gladiator, he relied on his physical power and durable form, rather than actual fighting sk
Mister Fantastic is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Richards possesses a mastery of mechanical and electrical engineering, all levels of physics, human and alien biology. BusinessWeek listed Mr. Fantastic as one of the top ten most intelligent fictional characters in American comics, he is the inventor of the spacecraft, bombarded by cosmic radiation on its maiden voyage, granting the Fantastic Four their powers. Richards gained the ability to stretch his body into any shape. Mister Fantastic acts as the leader and father figure of the Fantastic Four, although in recent years he has been portrayed as being cold and distant towards his teammates due to his scientific, methodical nature; this is true with his best friend, Ben Grimm, who blames Richards for his transformation into a large, rocky creature called the Thing. Whenever Richards is confronted with a challenge, his attention can be so focused that he can neglect his own family.
Regardless, he is the loving husband of Susan Storm, father of son Franklin Richards and daughter Valeria Richards, mentor of his brother-in-law, Johnny Storm. He was first speculated, confirmed that he had diagnosed himself to be on the autism spectrum; the character of Reed Richards was portrayed by actors Alex Hyde-White in the 1994 The Fantastic Four film, Ioan Gruffudd in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Miles Teller in the 2015 film Fantastic Four. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Fantastic Four #1, he was one of the four main characters in the title. Lee has stated the stretch powers were inspired by DC's Plastic Man, which had no equivalent in Marvel. Reed Richards has continued to appear in the Fantastic Four comic for the majority of its publication run. Born in Central City, Reed Richards is the son of Evelyn and Nathaniel Richards. Nathaniel was a scientific genius, Reed inherited a similar level of intellect and interests.
A child prodigy with special aptitude in mathematics and mechanics, Reed Richards was taking college-level courses when he was 14 He attended such prestigious universities as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Columbia University, the fictional Empire State University. By the age of 20, he had several degrees in the sciences under his belt, it was at Empire State University. Reed had begun designing a starship capable of traveling in hyperspace. Sharing his plans with his new roommate, Grimm jokingly volunteered to pilot the craft. While at State U he met a brilliant fellow student, Victor Von Doom. In Richards, Doom met the first person. Determined to prove he was better, Doom conducted reckless experiments which scarred his face and would lead him to become Doctor Doom. During the summer months, Reed rented a room in a boarding house owned by the aunt of a young woman named Susan Storm, an undergraduate student at the time. Reed fell in love with Sue and began courting her.
Reed was too distracted from his work on his dissertation due to his romance with Sue and decided that the best thing for the both of them was to move out of Marygay's home. Moving on to Harvard, Reed earned Ph. D.s in Physics and Electrical Engineering while working as a military scientist, all this by the age of 22. He worked in communications for the Army. Three years in his mid-20s, Reed used his inheritance, along with government funding, to finance his research. Determined to go to Mars and beyond, Richards based the fateful project in Central City. Susan Storm moved into the area, within a short time, found herself engaged to Reed. Reed's old college roommate, Ben Grimm, now a successful test pilot and astronaut, was indeed slated to pilot the craft. All seemed well, they knew they had not completed all the testing, planned, but Reed was confident they would be safe. Ben was skeptical about the unknown effects of radiation, while Reed theorized that their ship's shielding would be adequate to protect them.
It was on Reed's initiative that the fateful mission which had Susan Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm accompanying him into space took place. When their ship passed through the Van Allen belt they found their cockpit bombarded with nearly lethal doses of cosmic radiation. Reed had neglected to account for the abnormal radiation levels in the belt's atmosphere; the cosmic rays wreaked havoc on the starship's insufficient shielding and they were forced to return to Earth immediately. When they crash-landed they found. Reed's body was elastic and he could reshape any portion of his body at will. At his suggestion, they decided to use their new abilities to serve mankind as the Fantastic Four. Reed was chosen to lead the group, under the name "Mr. Fantastic", he told his daughter, by way of a bedtime story, that the reason he suggested they become adventurers and gave them such outlandish costumes and names as "Mister Fantastic" and "The Thing" was that he knew they would be hated and feared for their powers without such an over-the-top public image.
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Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
Ghost Rider is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the second Marvel character to use the name Ghost Rider, following Carter Slade and preceding Daniel Ketch, Alejandra Jones, Robbie Reyes; the character's story begins when motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze becomes bound to the Spirit of Vengeance Zarathos after making a deal with Mephisto to spare his surrogate father. With his supernatural powers, Johnny seeks vengeance as the "Ghost Rider"; the character has been featured in various media adaptations, such as feature films, television series and video games. Johnny Blaze was portrayed by actor Nicolas Cage in the 2007 film Ghost Rider and its 2012 sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Following the western comics character who used the name, the first superhero Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, debuted in Marvel Spotlight #5, created by Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, writer Gary Friedrich and artist Mike Ploog. After a seven-issue tryout run in Marvel Spotlight, the character received a self-titled Ghost Rider series in 1973, with penciller Jim Mooney handling most of the first nine issues.
Several different creative teams mixed-and-matched until penciller Don Perlin began a long stint with issue #26 joined by writer Michael Fleisher through issue #58. Thomas, Marvel's editor-in-chief at the time, described the character's genesis: I had made up a character as a villain in Daredevil—a lackluster character—called Stunt-Master... a motorcyclist. Anyway, when Gary Friedrich started writing Daredevil, he said, "Instead of Stunt-Master, I'd like to make the villain a weird motorcycle-riding character called Ghost Rider." He didn't describe him. I said, "Yeah, there's only one thing wrong with it," and he kind of looked at me weird, because we were old friends from Missouri, I said, "That's too good an idea to be just a villain in Daredevil, he should start out right away in his own book." When Gary wasn't there the day we were going to design it, Mike Ploog, going to be the artist, I designed the character. I had this idea for the skull-head, something like Elvis' 1968 Special jumpsuit, so forth, Ploog put the fire on the head, just because he thought it looked nice.
Gary liked it, so they went off and did it. Friedrich on the above, in 2001: Well, there's some disagreement between Roy, I over that. I threatened on more than one occasion that if Marvel gets in a position where they are gonna make a movie or make a lot of money off of it, I'm gonna sue them, I will.... It was my idea, it was always my idea from the first time we talked about it, it turned out to be a guy with a flaming skull and rode a motorcycle. Ploog seems to think. But, to tell you the truth, it was my idea. Ploog recalled, in a 2008 interview: Now, there's been all kinds of dialog about, the creator of Ghost Rider. Gary Friedrich was the writer on it.... The flaming skull: That was the big area of dispute. Who thought of the flaming skull? To be honest with you I can't remember. What else were you going to do with him? You couldn't put a helmet on him, so it had to be a flaming skull; as far as his costume went, it was part of the old Ghost Rider's costume, with the Western panel front. The stripes down the arms and the legs were there so I could make the character as black as I could and still keep track of his body.
It was the easiest way. Tony Isabella wrote a two-year story arc in which Blaze encountered an unnamed character referred to as "the Friend" who helped Blaze stay protected from Satan. Isabella said that with editorial approval he'd introduced the character, who "looked sort of like a hippie Jesus Christ and that's who He was, though I never called Him that...." At the story arc's climax, Isabella had planned. This gives him the strength to overcome Satan, though with more pyrotechnics than most of us can muster, he retains the Ghost Rider powers he had been given by Satan, but they are his to use as his new faith directs him." However, Isabella said, Jim Shooter an assistant editor, "took offense at my story. The issue was ready to go to the printer when he ripped it to pieces, he had some of the art redrawn and a lot of the copy rewritten to change the ending of a story two years in the making.'The Friend' was revealed to be, not Jesus, but a demon in disguise. To this day, I consider what he did to my story one of the three most arrogant and wrongheaded actions I've seen from an editor."During his run on Ghost Rider, Tony Isabella put Blaze in the lineup of his new superteam series, The Champions, in order to fulfill an editorial mandate that the team include at least one character with their own series.
Bob Hall, who pencilled four issues of the series commented that "Ghost Rider never seemed to fit. Why on Earth would the ultimate loner be in a group? It must have been difficult to write and to me he always seemed like a different character than the Friedrich-and-Ploog guy." Ghost Rider remained with the series throughout its short run. Blaze's Ghost Rider's career ends when the demon Zarathos, who inhabited Blaze's body as Ghost Rider, flees in issue #81, the finale, in order to pursue the villain named Centurious. Now free of his curse, Blaze goes off to live with Roxanne. Blaze appeared in the subsequent 1990–1998 series, Ghost Rider, which featured a related character, Daniel Ketch; this series revealed Blaze and Roxanne got married and had two children. Blaze returned as Ghost Rider in a 2001 six-iss
The Incredible Hulk (comic book)
The Incredible Hulk is an ongoing comic book series featuring the Marvel Comics superhero the Hulk and his alter ego Dr. Bruce Banner. First published in May 1962, the series ran for six issues before it was cancelled in March 1963, the Hulk character began appearing in Tales to Astonish. With issue #102, Tales to Astonish was renamed to The Incredible Hulk in April 1968, becoming its second volume; the series continued to run until issue #474 in March 1999 when it was replaced with the series Hulk which ran until February 2000 and was retitled to The Incredible Hulk's third volume, running until March 2007 when it became The Incredible Hercules with a new title character. The Incredible Hulk returned in September 2009 beginning at issue #600, which became The Incredible Hulks in November 2010 and focused on the Hulk and the modern incarnation of his expanded family; the series returned to The Incredible Hulk in December 2011 and ran until January 2013, when it was replaced with The Indestructible Hulk as part of Marvel's Marvel NOW! relaunch.
The original series was canceled with issue #6. Lee had written each story, with Jack Kirby penciling the first five issues and Steve Ditko penciling and inking the sixth. A year and a half after the series was canceled, the Hulk became one of two features in Tales to Astonish, beginning in issue #60; this new Hulk feature was scripted by writer-editor Lee and illustrated by the team of penciller Steve Ditko and inker George Roussos. Other artists in this run included Jack Kirby from #68–87, doing full pencils or, more layouts for other artists; the Tales to Astonish run introduced the supervillains the Leader, who would become the Hulk's nemesis, the Abomination, another gamma-irradiated being. Comics artist Marie Severin finished out the Hulk's run in Tales to Astonish. Beginning with issue #102 the book was retitled The Incredible Hulk vol. 2, ran until 1999, when Marvel canceled the series and restarted the title with the shorter-titled Hulk #1. The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 was published through the 1970s.
At times, the writers included Archie Goodwin, Chris Claremont, Tony Isabella. Len Wein wrote the series from 1974 through 1978. Nearly all of the 1970s issues were drawn by either Herb Trimpe, the regular artist for seven years, or Sal Buscema, the regular artist for ten years, starting with issue #194. Issues #180–181 introduced the character Wolverine, who would go on to become one of Marvel Comics' most popular; the original art for the comic book page that introduced Wolverine sold for $657,250 in May 2014. Key supporting characters included Jim Wilson and Jarella, both of whom would make few appearances outside of this decade. In 1977, Marvel launched The Rampaging Hulk, a black-and-white comics magazine; this was conceived as a flashback series, set between the end of his original, short-lived solo title and the beginning of his feature in Tales to Astonish. After nine issues, the magazine was retitled The Hulk! and printed in color. A nine-part "continuity insert" that in many ways contradicted the original comics stories was retconned as a movie made by an alien movie producer, Bereet who portrayed her people as warmonger shape-changers.
Following Roger Stern, Bill Mantlo took over the writing with issue #245. Among the adversaries Mantlo created for the series were the Soviet Super-Soldiers. Mantlo's "Crossroads of Eternity" stories, which ran through issues #300–313, explored the idea that Banner had suffered child abuse; the Incredible Hulk writers Peter David and Greg Pak called these stories an influence on their approaches to the series. After five years, Mantlo left the title to write Alpha Flight, while Alpha Flight writer John Byrne took over the series and left it after six issues, claiming, "I took on the Hulk after a discussion with editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, in which I mentioned some of the things I would like to do with that character, given the chance, he told me to do whatever was necessary to get on the book, he liked my ideas so much. I did, once installed he changed his mind—'You can't do this!' Six issues was as much as I could take." Byrne's final issue featured the wedding of Betty Ross. Byrne had done a seventh issue, consisting of one-panel pages.
It was published in Marvel Fanfare #29. Al Milgrom succeeded Byrne before new regular writer Peter David took over with issue #331, the start of an 11-year tenure, he returned to the Stern and Mantlo abuse storyline, expanding the damage caused, depicting Banner as suffering dissociative identity disorder. In issue #377 he merged Banner, the green Hulk, the grey Hulk into a single being with the unified personality and powers of all three. David claimed he had been planning this from the beginning of his tenure on the series, had held off so that he could make the readers have an emotional attachment to the grey Hulk. David worked with numerous artists over his run on the series, including Dale Keown, Todd McFarlane, Sam Kieth, Gary Frank, Liam Sharp, Terry Dodson, Mike Deodato, George Pérez, Adam Kubert. In 1998, David followed editor Bobbie Chase's suggestion to kill Betty Ross. In the introduction to the Hulk trade paperback Beauty and the Behemoth, David said that his wife had left him, providing inspiration for the storyline.
Marvel executives used Ross' death as an opportunity to push the idea of bringing back t
A crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story. They can arise from legal agreements between the relevant copyright holders, unauthorized efforts by fans or common corporate ownership. Crossovers occur in an official capacity in order for the intellectual property rights holders to reap the financial reward of combining two or more popular, established properties. In other cases, the crossover can serve to introduce a new concept derivative of an older one. Crossovers occur between properties owned by a single holder, but they can, more involve properties from different holders, provided that the inherent legal obstacles can be overcome, they may involve using characters that have passed into the public domain with those concurrently under copyright protection. A crossover story may try to explain its own reason for the crossover, such as characters being neighbors or meeting via dimensional rift or similar phenomenon.
Some crossovers are not explained at all. Others are absurd or impossible within the fictional setting, have to be ignored by the series' respective continuities. Still others intentionally make the relations between two or more fictional universes confusing, as with The Simpsons and Futurama, where each show is fiction in the other. Crossovers of multiple characters owned by one company or published by one publisher, have been used to set an established continuity, where characters can meet within one setting; this is true of comic book publishers, as different characters in various Marvel, DC or Valiant comic books interact with one another since they live in a "shared universe". For example, in the Marvel Comics universe, Spider-Man has frequent dealings with another Marvel hero, just as in the DC Comics Universe, the Flash and Green Lantern collaborate. In comic book terminology, these "guest star" roles are common enough that they are not considered crossovers. A crossover in comic book terms only occurs.
This has led to "crossover events", in which major occurrences are shown as affecting most or all of the stories in the shared universe. The earliest such crossover event was Gardner Fox's Zatanna's Search, which took place in Hawkman #4, Detective Comics #336, The Atom #19, Green Lantern #42, Detective Comics #355, Justice League of America #51; this story dealt with Zatanna attempting to reconnect with her father and seeking the aid of Hawkman, Robin, the Atom, Green Lantern, Elongated Man along the way. The first major crossover event was spearheaded by the Marvel Editor-in-Chief at the time, Jim Shooter; as a way to further toy sales he devised the Secret Wars crossover, which brought all the major Marvel heroes into a 12-issue miniseries to battle a common threat. After the threat was dealt with, they all returned to their regular titles. Secret Wars was hailed as both a critical and commercial success because the events of the crossover had lasting effects on the characters. Jim Shooter perfected his crossover technique at Valiant Comics with the Unity event.
Unity brought all the Valiant characters together to defeat Mothergod, but was told within the existing Valiant Comics titles. Readers were not obliged to buy all 18 chapters as the story was coherent when reading just one title, but far more layered when all were read. Like Secret Wars, the Unity crossover had lasting effects on the Valiant universe. Dark Horse Comics's Aliens Versus Predator comic book franchise was a success that continued into many video games, two movies and an Aliens Versus Predator Versus The Terminator comic; the comic crossovers from Raj Comics are famous in India, in which the super heroes meet to fight a common enemy. Many of these crossovers have occurred between Super Commando Dhruva. In Kohram, all the heroes in Raj Universe meet to finish Haru, an powerful enemy. Webcomics creators sometimes produce crossovers. In 2013, Archie Comics released a 12-part crossover of Capcom character Mega Man and Sega character Sonic the Hedgehog called "Worlds Collide". Taking place in issues of the Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe and Mega Man comic series from Archie, the crossover involved Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily forming an alliance to take over both their universes and destroy their respective nemeses.
Sonic and Mega Man were tricked into fighting each other, but joined forces and teamed up with other heroes to battle the doctors' forces, which included every Robot Master introduced in the Mega Man games. The popularity of this crossover and the books involved led to a second crossover in 2015 entitled "Worlds Unite", which not only reunited Sonic and Mega Man but featured comics-exclusive characters from both of their books, the Mega Man X and Sonic Boom spinoff franchises and various other SEGA and Capcom franchises; this crossover was enabled by the conclusion of the first crossover, which saw a reboot to the Sonic books as their universe was drastically rewrit
Black Bolt is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appears in Fantastic Four #45. Black Bolt is the ruler of a reclusive race of genetically altered superhumans. Black Bolt's signature power is his voice, as his electron-harnessing ability is linked to the speech center of his brain. Speaking triggers a massive disturbance in the form of a destructive shockwave capable of leveling a city. Due to the extreme danger posed by this power, the character has undergone rigorous mental training to prevent himself from uttering a sound in his sleep, he remains silent and speaks through sign language or via a spokesperson; the character of Black Bolt has featured in other Marvel-endorsed products such as arcade and video games, animated television series, merchandise such as trading cards. He made his live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the television series Inhumans, portrayed by Anson Mount.
The character first was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. As part of the 2012 rebranding initiative Marvel NOW!, Black Bolt re-joined the Illuminati. In 2017 Black Bolt was given his own solo series, written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Christian James Ward. Black Bolt's first appearance established the character as being a member of the Inhuman ruling class; the title Thor featured a back-up feature called "Tales of the Inhumans", which recounts the character's origin story. The son of King Agon and Queen Rynda, Black Bolt is exposed to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist while still an embryo, demonstrates the ability to manipulate electrons. To protect the Inhuman community from his devastating voice, Black Bolt is placed inside a sound-proof chamber and is tutored in the use of his powers. Reentering Inhuman society as a young man—having vowed never to speak—the character is attacked by his younger brother Maximus, who attempts, unsuccessfully, to goad him into speaking. Black Bolt proved popular, decides to leave Attilan to explore the outside world.
The character reappears in a story focusing on his cousin Medusa, drives off the Hulk after the monster defeats the entire Inhuman Royal Family, with the Fantastic Four battles his brother Maximus and his own group of rogue Inhumans. After being forced to intercede in the budding romance between his cousin Crystal and the Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm, Black Bolt and the Inhumans feature in the title Amazing Adventures, battle villains such as the Mandarin and Magneto. A story in The Avengers, told in flashback, reveals how Black Bolt came to be ruler of the Inhumans and Maximus was driven mad. Black Bolt discovered his brother had secretly allied himself with the alien Kree—the race whose genetic experiments first created the Inhumans. In trying to stop an escaping Kree vessel, he overextended his sonic powers and caused the vessel to crash; the crash resulted in the deaths of several members of the Council of Genetics, including the brothers' parents, Maximus was driven insane by his proximity to Black Bolt's use of his voice.
Black Bolt is haunted by the consequences of his actions. Black Bolt settles a quarrel between Johnny Storm and the mutant Quicksilver for the affections of Crystal, frees the slave caste of Inhuman society, the Alpha Primitives. Black Bolt and the Royal Family aid the hero Spider-Man against the time-traveling villain Kang the Conqueror, is forced to again battle the Hulk, teams with the Fantastic Four and the Avengers against the threat of the robot Ultron, again allies with the Fantastic Four against the fifth-dimensional villain Xemu. Black Bolt and the Inhumans feature in a self-titled bi-monthly series battling threats such as the villain Blastaar and the Kree, who regard the Inhumans as abominations; the character encounters the immortal villain the Sphinx—who has defeated the Fantastic Four and the Royal Family blasting him into deep space, aids Kree hero Captain Marvel in preventing a war between the Kree and Skrulls on Earth, joins with Fantastic Four member the Thing to defeat the mutated villain Graviton, appears during an announcement that Crystal is pregnant with Quicksilver's child.
Black Bolt revisits his origins when he, members of the Royal Family, Fantastic Four members Mister Fantastic and the Thing battle the villain Maelstrom. Maelstrom is revealed to be the son of a rival of Black Bolt's father, and—after his minions are defeated—attempts to destroy Attilan with a guided missile. Black Bolt, manages to defuse the missile and Maelstrom is defeated. Black Bolt's search for a new site for the city of Attilan is detailed in a back-up feature of the alternate universe title What If. Another back-up feature in What If? Details how Black Bolt worked with the Eternals to move the city of Attilan to the Himalayas. Black Bolt directed the eventual move of Attilan to the moon when the pollution on Earth became too much for the Inhumans, he is rated with other powerful Marvel characters by Spider-Man in an "out of universe" conversation with the reader. He appears in a graphic novel detailing the eventual death of former ally Mar-Vell due to cancer, humorous parodies of the Marvel Universe in a one-shot publication and aids superheroine Dazzler against the villain Absorbing Man.
An alien device abandoned on the moon causes Black Bolt, the Royal Family, the Fantastic Four to experience nightmares until destroyed by Triton. Black Bolt is imprisoned by Maximus, he appears in a one-shot title detailing several o
World War Hulk: X-Men
World War Hulk: X-Men is a three-issue mini-series published by Marvel comics. It ties in with the World War Hulk story arc and concerns Professor Xavier's role in the Illuminati and the Hulk's exile into space. Xavier was absent when the Illuminati decided to send the Hulk away and so the Hulk comes to the X-Mansion seeking to be enlightened by Xavier on what he would have decided had he been present. On a side note, this part of the World War Hulk storyline took place before and after Endangered Species. Issue One: After making his announcement over Manhattan, the Hulk arrives at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, he states that he wants to see Professor X. The New X-Men—consisting of Surge, Mercury, Rockslide, Elixir and X-23—battle the Hulk. Professor X arrives and the Hulk asks him how he would've voted had he been present when Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Doctor Strange and Black Bolt decided to shoot him into space. Issue Two: Professor X telepathically scans the Hulk's mind and so witnesses all that he endured in interplanetary exile and is humbled.
Xavier admits that he wouldn't have agreed to shoot the Hulk into space permanently, but would've sent him there while the Illuminati searched for a cure. Acknowledging this as well as other mistakes that have hurt his X-Men in the past, Xavier surrenders to the Hulk willingly, but the gathered Astonishing X-Men refuse to give him up without a fight. A second fight breaks out with Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Shadowcat and Lockheed against the Hulk. Again like in the previous issue Hulk defeats each member of the team. Seeing this from a distance, The Stepford Cuckoos telepathically call out to the other X-Teams for help. In London, Excalibur realize they are powerless to help based on distance alone. Xavier's stepbrother, Cain Marko—the Juggernaut—asks Cyttorak via his gem to teleport him powered to Westchester to battle the Hulk. Cain arrives at the field of battle, but without his full power and is defeated. X-Factor Investigations and the Uncanny X-Men arrive. Issue Three: A third fight breaks out with Nightcrawler, Hepzibah, Multiple Man, Siryn and Strong Guy against the Hulk.
Several attempts are made to stop the Hulk, among them physical assault, sonic attack, letting the X-Jet drop on him, but all fail. The Juggernaut manages to regain his full power after Cyttorak gets Cain to admit that he wants to fight the Hulk and not save his step-brother, he matches the Hulk blow-for-blow, but the Hulk uses Juggernaut's own strength and unstoppable momentum against him. When all the X-Men are defeated, the Hulk enters the school and again attempts to take Professor X before The Juggernaut can return. Mercury tries to stop the Hulk, but is thrown aside into the mansion's grave yard. Mercury reasons with the Hulk, telling him about the events of M-Day and saying that they understand his hurt and anger on the basis of their own suffering as mutants. Hulk relents and leaves without the Professor, reasoning that Xavier himself is in his own hell based on his own mistakes and that the X-Men have suffered too much already. While the X-Men tend to the wounded, Cyclops forgives Professor X for not telling him about Vulcan and Juggernaut takes his leave advising that the X-Men don't go after him.
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