In our article, we list 4 important Ant-Man lines from Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010-2012). On Earth-8096, though known for his humor as Scott Lang, the other Henry Pym version of Ant-Man is also more serious. Though, he does have jokes even in the heat of battle.
Below, you can read our Top 4 Ant-Man lines from the series.
4. 459 (2010)
In Avengers: The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble with Universal Acclaim. What makes the show stand out, is the show’s earnest celebration of the Avengers and their relationship dynamics. In Season 1, an unidentified object crashlands on Earth, Henry Pym and Jan are called to investigate with Carol Danvers. Meanwhile, they are having relationship issues and it is a problem they must resolve. In a poignant moment, Ant-Man who reveals his characteristic naiveté and neglicence towards a possible Kree invasion says: “But the robot was destroyed….” In reality, the robot sentry was not.
3. COME THE CONQUEROR (2011)
In Season 1: Episode 13 (2011), the Avengers face their most overwhelming foe yet. In a possible preview of The Kang Dynasty movie, Kang invades New York and the Earth. In “Come the Conqueror,” the Avengers are not prepared for a full-scale invasion. Importantly, though Ant-Man certainly cares about Earth, his lack of preparation shows he is a scientist and not a warrior. Remarkably, one of Henry’s best lines: “Well, why New York then? There are no tactical targets in the city.” To which Captain America responds that the Avengers are tactical targets.
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2. ULTRON-5 (2011)
In fandom, it is well-known that Ant-Man’s second greatest invention, Ultron, is also his greatest failure. In Season 1: Episode 17, the Avengers and Fantastic Four are under attack. After a series of trials, they trace the villain to be “Ultron-5” who has upgraded his capabilities. From his dream of world peace, Ultron subverts Ant-Man’s programming for human extinction. Here, Ant-Man has an intellectual debate with the A.I.: “You may be right Ultron. This isn’t exactly the peace and order that I’ve programed you to try and achieve, is it?” Perhaps, one of Pym’s superpower is rhetoric since even Ultron agrees.
1. YELLOWJACKET (2012)
Certainly, Eternity once named Hank Pym Earth’s Scientist Supreme. Though Hank is not without his hubris, perhaps his greatest failure is his mental issue. In Season 2 (2012), the series takes a more comedic tone. After Henry fakes his death, he re-appears as Yellowjacket. Now more vicious, he engages the Avengers in battle. In a fight with Thor, he shows some humor: “Getting mad and throwing lightning bolts, a real tough strategy to crack. Next he’ll probably brag about his hammer.”
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In our new hotness, we have The Best Sellers List. Here, we cover the greatest battles of a particular character in a comic or series, and how it made it a best-seller. In our new hotness for February, is Thor in the Marvel eventSiege (2010).
First, let’s reveal a poll on Twitter. Then, let’s show how it was a success.
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Namely, the creative team on the story arc is star-studded talent. In a few words, celebrated writer Brian Michael Bendis and the incredible artist Olivier Coipel collaborate on the series. For his part, the writer is known for the very popular Ultimate Universe at Marvel where he updated various heroes to a modern audience such as Spider-Man, X-Men and Avengers.
When both superstars collaborate on this work, you expect a modern take on classic superheroes. In fact, the creative team shook Thor’s world and the Marvel universe!
AN AFTERMATH TO CIVIL WAR
When Mark Millar created Civil War (2006), it was promoted as “Whose Side Are You On?” Indeed, it introduced two opposing versions of the Avengers, one backed by government S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Secret Avengers who opposed Superhuman Registration.
Certainly, Siege (2010) concludes all the ramifications from the event as its aftermath. With a new Dark Avengers team led by Norman Osborn, and disjointed New Avengers and Young Avengers teams, the Marvel Universe was more fragmented than before.
Now, the heroes needed to stop Osborn’s machinations and his declaration of war on the city of Asgard after framing its citizens for a terrorist attack. Witness one of the most dramatic finishes in Marvel history with Thor vs Void Sentry.
Importantly, the battle in issue #4 is infamous for the event. When the assembled heroes take on the Dark Avengers and Void Sentry in Oklahoma, they are quickly defeated. In issue #4, Loki empowers the heroes with the Norn stones for the final battle.
Together, the Avengers and Secret Warriors fight Void Sentry. When the monster is threatened, he kills Loki. Then, enraged Thor and the Avengers lead a final assault. With 10 seconds to spare, Iron Man evacuates the Helicarrier and uses it as a bullet to drop on the monster.
Definitely, this comic showed some of the most dramatic events in Marvel history with Thor executing Void Sentry for its crimes, apparently killing Robert Reynolds.
Indeed, buy this comic to witness Maria Hill’s Helicarrier dropped like a bullet by Iron Man. In the end, the comic concluded Civil War with a new unified Avengers team with its rightful leader.
SALES, SALES, SALES
Really, Siege #4 did not boost sales for the story arc. In fact, according to Comichron, at Number 12, it was the last Siege comic with 115,300 unit sales for the year 2010. Let’s compare to the other comics in February 2010.
1. Blackest Night #7 (of 8) As Nekron continues to wage war on life throughout the universe, Hal Jordan discovers the grim, true mission behind the villain’s return. […]Unit sales: 130,613.
2. Siege #2 (of 4) Lines have been drawn, and an unlikely hero will save one Avenger, but they can’t save them all. […]Unit sales: 108,429.
3. The Flash: Rebirth (2009-2010) #6 (of 6): In a battle along the outskirts of time, the secrets of the Speed Force stand revealed and the new arch nemesis of those who ride the lightning targets Iris Allen! […]Unit sales: 70,824.
4. Dark Avengers #14 After years of mystery, the secrets of the Sentry are revealed! […]Unit sales: 76,639.
5. Batman and Robin (2009-2011) #8: Part 2 of “Blackest Knight!” Only months into his new role as Batman, Dick Grayson faces perhaps the biggest threat of his life. […]Unit sales: 87,302.
In Ultimate Spider-Man #1, Brian Michael Bendis debuts the Ultimate Universe, an alternate universe with Marvel heroes of updated origin stories for a new audience. With Secret Wars (2015), the Ultimate Universe came to an end despite its overwheling popularity. Nevertheless, it has resurfaced since Venom became King in Black.
In Ultimate Spider-Man (2001) #6, Ultimate Spider-Man becomes a public hero. In the recent news, Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief, J. J. Jonah Jameson celebrates Spider-Man’s heroism which is rare in the prime universe. Importantly, the events follow after the death of Uncle Ben and the rise of the Green Goblin.
DAZZLER MAKES HER FIRST APPEARANCE IN UNCANNY X-MEN #130
InUncanny X-Men (1979) #130, the pyrotechnic mutant named Dazzler makes her first appearance. In a classic issue by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Cyclops, Phoenix and Nightcrawler are seeking out a mutant detected by Cerebro at a Manhattan dance club. Importantly, they cross paths with the Hellfire Club with important ramifications for Jean Grey.
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IN THE COPPER AGE, X-FACTOR FORMS
Perhaps, one of the most popular X-Men series, X-Factor #1 debuted on 1986. In fact, Bob Layton laid the groundwork for the X-Men for years with the passing of the Mutant Registration Act. With an all new X-Men team posing as mercenaries, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman secretly recruited mutants to continue Professor X‘s dream.
Before, writer Roy Thomas gave us the Squadron Sinister, the Avengers’ true rivals and a pastiche of the Justice League. In Avengers (1971) #85, the Squadron Supreme makes its appearance on Earth-712. In part wacky, and in part turbulent, the Squadron Supreme is the enemy of the Avengers. Really, there isn’t a better match-up than Thor vs Hyperion!
In the Marvel multiverse, the Avengers are the premiere superhero-team. In battles to defend Earth and the universe against villains, tyrants, and conquerors, two Avengers challenge each other for the title of Marvel’s Superman. Indeed, the battle for the title is between the Avenger Hyperion, and the Mighty Avenger Sentry.
Let’s list five reasons why Hyperion in his alternate versions is Marvel’s most powerful hero and five reasons why Sentry is Marvel’s Superman.
10. SENTRY WAS CREATED TO BE MARVEL’S SUPERMAN
Importantly, Sentry was created as an answer to DC’s flagship hero, Superman. Moreover, the context of the character’s creation involved a hoax concerning artist Artie Rosen’s sketches of Stan Lee’s forgotten sketches for a Marvel Silver age superhero. Certainly, the character debuted in Sentry (2000) #1, with great fanfare.
9. EARTH-616 HYPERION WAS THE FIRST MARVEL SUPERMAN
Indeed, Hyperion is the first Marvel Superman pastiche. In the classic Silver Age story, Avengers (1969) #69, Hyperion and the Squadron Sinister make their first appearance. In the comic, Grandmaster creates clones of the Squadron Supreme in order to defeat the Avengers. Certainly, this is Thor’s first true rival in the period.
8. SENTRY HAS THE POWER OF A MILLION EXPLODING SUNS
To promote the Marvel Superman moniker, Brian Bendis tells the origin story of Sentry in Dark Avengers (2010) #13. His civilian identity is Robert Reynolds, a drug addict who breaks into a Project: Sentry lab and ingests the Super Soldier Serum. Incredibly, he survives and gains the power of a million exploding suns. Later, he creates a costume and begins a superhero career.
7. HYPERION LEADS THE SQUADRON SUPREME, THE AVENGERS’ RIVALS
Comically, the Squadron Supreme is a Justice League pastiche. Among their members are: Hyperion their leader, Doctor Spectrum, Skylark, Whizzer, Power Princess, Haywire, Shape and Moonglow. In Avengers (1998) #5, the Avengers and the Squadron face-off for the title of Marvel’s premiere team. It turns out, the battle is a diversion for the villain Imus Champion’s scheme.
6. VOID SENTRY BATTLED MARVEL EARTH
Unfortunately, Sentry’s central hubris is his mental instability. With his bond to the vampiric entity named the Void, the Sentry may be the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe. In Siege (2010) #4, Norman Osborn manipulates him to invade Asgard and battle Earth’s heroes. Tragically, he begs the God of Thunder to kill him in the Thor vs Void Sentry battle.
5. EARTH-712 HYPERION IS THOR’S MATCH
In Avengers (1998) #6, the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme get into round two of their battle. Once again, Hyperion proves to be Thor’s physical match. Later, it is shown that the Squadron Supreme was actually mind-controlled.
4. SENTRY ONCE STOPPED A CELESTIAL FROM STOMPING THE EARTH
Certainly, Sentry has proven that he is Marvel’s Superman. When the situation is critical, the Marvel Universe calls upon him. In Uncanny Avengers (2014) #21, Sentry with Rogue’s help saves the world from catastrophe. In a times of crisis, the Unity Division pools together the powers of all Avengers and X-Men into Rogue. Alongside the X-Woman, he stops Exitar‘s foot from stomping the Earth to destroy it.
3. EARTH-13034 HYPERION IS AN ETERNAL WHO SURVIVED A MULTIVERSAL INCURSION
Heroically, an alternate Hyperion faithfully parodies DC’s Superman in Avengers (2012) #1: On Earth-13034, Hyperion was sent to Earth as the only survivor from the race of Eternals. Adopted by a human, he is named Marcus Milton and taught morality. As an adult, he becomes a superhero with the Squadron Supreme. However, when a multiversal incusion occurs, Hyperion survives the two universes’ destruction and ends on the Earth-616 universe.
2. AN ALL-OUT SENTRY STALEMATED WORLD WAR HULK
Perhaps, World War Hulk is Hulk’s most powerful form yet. When Hulk returns to Earth from his banishment by the Illuminati on Skaar, the Jade Giant invades the planet. To put an end to gladiatorial combats, Sentry returns to Avengers service. In World War Hulk (2005) #5, an all-out battle follows where both combatants fight until both revert to their civilian identities. Though only Bruce Banner is left standing.
1. IN HEROES REBORN, AN ALTERNATE HYPERION DEFEATS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Really, Hyperion is Marvel’s most powerful hero. In Heroes Reborn #2, Earth-TRN852 the Avengers do not exist. There, Hyperion and the Squadron Supreme protects America. When he sends Dr. Juggernaut to the Negative Zone, the villains escape. And he is forced to capture them all. Faced with the Hulk, Hyperion decides to kill the monster with his optic beams.
In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), the X-Men face their deadliest foe. The events of the movie set up the next called X-Men: Dark Phoenix with Jean Grey awakening to her power. Now that the X-Men are set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we celebrate this day one of the most infamous X-Men story. With X-Men: Alpha (1994) #1, the Age of Apocalypse begins.
This December 27th, in Marvel history, we list important comic events.
THE AGE OF APOCALYPSE BEGINS
In X-Men: Alpha (1994) #1, the X-Men series took to a new level. In a story by Scott Lobdell and Mark Waid, Apocalypse imposes a dystopian regime on the United States after Legion goes back in time in an attempt to erase Magneto and change history. Really, the story shook the Marvel status quo and showed what an Apocalypse-led America would look like.
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MAGIK JOINS THE NEW MUTANTS
InNew Mutants (1983) #14, Magik officially joins the New Mutants in a story by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema. In the comic, the heroine helped the New Mutants fight the supernatural creature S’ym who attempted to kidnap her to Limbo.
In our article, we list 10 important Hollywood movies that faithfully adapted the source material from the comics. Though blockbuster success is not the most important factor, their impact on cinema and the visual arts is undeniable. Moreover, they helped pioneer other comic book movies and shared cinematic universes.
Below, you can read our Top 10 Hollywood comic book movies.
10. CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)
With the popularity of the superhero genre, Captain Marvel (2019) was a welcome surprise. As a true cosmic movie, the film takes its subject matter seriously. Though Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck add comedic moments. Perhaps, few Marvel Cinematic Universe films pay as much attention to their titular heroine’s origin story. Certainly, Carol Danvers’ Kree origins are central to the superheroine both in the comics and the movie. At Refinery29, the critic points out the major change is in Mar-Vell’s gender swap from male to female.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the original use of the superhero genre, the impressive visual effects, the movie production and the top-notch acting.
9. BATMAN (1989)
To begin, the Batman (1989) was a cinematic event for the period. Certainly, the movie is indebted to the dark and gritty graphic novels of the 1980s such as Batman: The Killing Joke or Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Though the film successfully adapts Batman’s noir atmosphere from the source material, it alters elements of its mythos. For instance, the Joker killed Bruce’s parents and Batman is willing to kill.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the ground-breaking use of the superhero genre, the serious Batman treatment, the pop-culture impact and the top-notch acting.
8. SPIDER-MAN (2002)
Incredibly, Spider-Man (2002) captivated audiences at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In fact, the Sam Raimi films were a cultural sensation out-performing the original Superman: The Movie at the box office. Though Spider-Man 3 was not well received. At the time, audiences loved the first Spider-Man movie. And director Sam Raimi’s faithful rendition of the Spider-Man world won fans though the adaptation of his super powers and the loss of web-shooters created controversy.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the original use of the superhero genre, the pop-culture impact, the authentic Spider-Man universe and the top-notch acting.
7. SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (1978)
Certainly, Superman: The Movie (1978) is the original superhero blockbuster. When the movie was released, general audiences were charmed by the hero’s enthralling story. Moreover, Christopher Reeve’s charismatic performance carried the movie. Importantly, the movie actually changed the Superman mythos instead of simply adapting it. In fact, the Krypton backstory was a new addition from the Donnerverse that changed its depiction in comics.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the first blockbuster comic book movie, the pop-culture impact, the charismatic Christopher Reeve performance, the re-invention of the Superman mythos and the top-notch acting.
6. THOR (2011)
In terms of cinematic achievement, Thor (2011) is a visual and aesthetic masterpiece. Certainly, the movie skyrocketed the former B-lister to super-stardom at Marvel. And it is well deserved. Importantly, the Thor movie respects the most important elements of the hero’s origin story: the legendary Asgard, the worthiness enchantment on Mjolnir, and the struggle between the brothers Thor and Loki for the throne. Though the only significant alteration is that Asgardians are an alien race and not gods.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the first blockbuster Thor movie, the charismatic Chris Hemsworth performance, the legendary world of Asgard and costume work, one of the most faithful Marvel Cinematic Universe comic book adaptations to film.
5. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
Importantly, Captain America: The First Avenger may be the best Captain America movie. When it comes to faithful adaptations, the movie retains the basic Captain America story: a young, feebled and patriotic Steve Rogers enrolls in Project Rebirth and becomes a Super-Soldier. Becoming Captain America, he leads his unit against Red Skull and Germany. Though the only major difference is that the Captain stays in the ice for 70 years in the movie as opposed to 19 years in the comics.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the cast, the first blockbuster Captain America movie, the charismatic Chris Evans performance, the chemistry between the lead actors, one of the most faithful Marvel Cinematic Universe comic book adaptations to film.
4. BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
Incredibly,Batman Returns (1992) might be the most memorable Batman film of the early 1990s. With an iconic cast in Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny Devito who star as memorable villains Catwoman and Penguin; and an impressive performance by Michael Keaton, the film is even darker than the first one. According to Batman Online, the movie inspires itself from multiple gothic-style Batman stories from the early 1990s such as Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City (1990).
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the iconic cast, the darker Batman sequel, Michelle Pfeiffer’s break-out performance, the chemistry between the lead actors, a cult film during the decade, an inspiration from multiple comics in the 1990s.
3. V FOR VENDETTA (2006)
Incredibly,V for Vendetta (2006) takes its title directly from the source material. At IGN, the critic cites the Wachowski Brothers’ adaptation took some liberties from Alan Moore’s comic. Though, the general premise of a masked man opposing totalitarian regime in Great Britain remains. Nonetheless, the movie’s third act does not escape the tropes of Hollywood endings. Certainly, it belongs at the top of this list as an iconic movie adaptation.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the adaptation from Alan Moore’s avant-garde and deconstruction of the superhero genre, the Wachowski’s artistic license and the popular controversy.
2. WATCHMEN (2009)
Gloriously, Watchmen (2009) misses the top spot on this list. At the same time, the movie is a cult classic that has passionated fans since 2009. At the helm, Zack Snyder directs the most important adaptation of a comic book to the big screen. Once again, Alan Moore’s masterpiece proves to be the inspiration. Certainly, there is a reason why the director has been celebrated among die-hard fans.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the adaptation from Alan Moore’s masterpiece and the greatest comic of all time, Zack Snyder’s visual story-telling, gratuitous violence and pop-culture impact.
1. 300 (2007)
Gloriously, 300 (2007) showed it is possible to create a successful R-rated movie. Successfully, the movie was a pop-culture sensation at its release and became every fan’s visual scriptures. As a visual director, Snyder created a frame-by-frame adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Though the movie is violent, graphic and barbaric, it inaugurated a completely new visual form of storytelling.
WHY IT’S ON THIS LIST: And the movie belongs on this list for the iconic cast, Gerard Butler’s charismatic performance, a revolutionary R-rated blockbuster movie, scene-by-scene adaptation faithful to the comic, Zack Snyder’s unique visual storytelling.
In the Thor: Love and Thunder post-credit scenes, Hercules makes his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Hercules is set to carry out Zeus’ revenge on Thor. In the comics, these two titans have had many earth-shattering battles. In the milestone issue, Thor (1988) #400, Thor and Hercules had their famous armwrestle.
This October 25th, in Marvel history, we list important comic events.
THOR AND HERCULES ARMWRESTLE
In Thor (1988) #400, Thor hit a milestone. In order to celebrate Thor, writer Tom DeFalco and writer/artist Ron Frenz collaborated on the supersized 64-page comic. What better way to celebrate the God of Thunder than with the Thor vs Hercules rivalry? In the story titled “When Warriors Clasp!”, Thor and Hercules armwrestle to settle who is the strongest. In the process, they shatter mountains and the story ends on a cliffhanger.
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ODIN VS SETH, THOR VS SURTUR
In Thor (1988) #400, the team also ran a Surtur story titled “Lest the Heavens Perish!” In the story, Thor has to battle Surtur across time and space. Also, it features a rare Odin battle against Seth. Importantly, Thor has to use the Odinpower.
In Marvel Team-Up (1977) #65, Marvel introduces a storied character that changed the status-quo. Introduced as “Marvel’s British super-hero sensation,” Captain Britain makes his first appearance as a Spider-Man team-up.1 In the 1980s, he would play a founding role in X-Factor with an alternate Kitty Pryde.
ARCADE’S FIRST APPEARANCE
In the comic, the supervillain named Arcade also makes his first appearance. In the issue, the British Maggia hire the international assassin to kill Brian Braddock whom they suspect to be Captain Britain. After, Arcade would play an important role for the X-Men moving forward.
In the Marvel multiverse, the Avengers are the premiere superhero-team. In battles to defend Earth and the universe against villains, tyrants, and conquerors, two Avengers challenge each other for the title of Strongest Avenger. Indeed, the Thor-Hulk rivalry has been since the classic era and continues to this day. Hulk, is the Jade Giant with infinite strength and rage, and Thor is the Thunder God and protector of Earth.
Let’s list five reasons why Hulk’s monstrous strength makes him the Strongest Avenger and five reasons why Thor’s godly power contends for the Strongest Avenger.
10. THOR MATCHED HULK IN AN HOUR TEST OF STRENGTH
In Defenders (1973) #10, Doctor Strange guides Hulk to Los Angeles where he finds the missing part of the Evil Eye. At that time, Thor also arrives looking for the Evil Eye. When the God of Thunder asks to speak to the Jade Giant, Hulk is dismissive. Violently, a brawl follows between the warriors. During the battle, their power is so fierce that the city is threatened. Incredibly, both combatants lock arms for one hour in a test of strength. Finally, Doctor Strange, the Defenders and Avengers arrive to separate them. In the end, the heroes realize that a greater force, namely Dormammu, is involved in the events.
9. IT TOOK HULK AND NAMOR TO FIGHT CLASSIC THOR
In Avengers (1964) #3, Hulk and Namor team-up against the Avengers. When the Avengers decide to find the Hulk, they contact Rick Jones. With his help, they locate him in the desert. After a battle, he escapes and teams-up with Sub-Mariner. At the Rock of Gibraltar, the final battle occurs. During the fight, Namor and Hulk can barely hold on to the mighty Thor. In the end, the enemies flee with the Avengers victorious.
8. IN MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, THOR HAS MATCHED HULK WITHOUT HIS HAMMER
InMarvel’s The Avengers (2012), Nick Fury activates the Avengers Initiative to recruit exceptional people into the peace-keeping team called the Avengers. With the Tesseract, Loki signals a Chitauri invasion in New York City. Before the invasion, Thor battles Hulk on the Helicarrier, matching the behemoth without his hammer! In Thor (1987) #385, Thor must stop Hulk’s rampage in a forest near the Mississippi River. When Hulk holds a woman hostage, Thor is forced to fight without his hammer. Though at a disadvantage, he holds his own.
7. HULK HAS LIFTED THOR’S HAMMER
In Hulk: Let The Battle Begin (2010) #1, Bruce Banner awakens in the middle of the desert. There, he find a ride from a man driving a truck who drops him off to a nearby town. In between naps, Bruce has been having trouble with his memories. In his naps, he recalls the events of the previous day. Near Mount Rushmore, he recalls lifting Thor’s hammer and bludgeoning the Odinson with it till he is knocked out. Really, an impressive feat!
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6. IN MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, THOR DREW WITH HULK
In Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), Thor’s superior fighting skills, equal strength and powerful hammer drew the battle against Hulk. In Thor: Ragnarok (2012), though Hulk won, he had help from the Grandmaster.
5. IN THE HULK VS. ANIMATED FILM, THE JADE GIANT NEARLY KILLED THOR
InHulk Vs. (2009), Hulk fights Wolverine in the first movie and Thor in the second movie. The events in the movie follow after or during Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In Hulk Vs. Thor, the soulless body of Hulk has been unleashed on Asgard by Loki and Amora. In a brutal battle, Hulk pummels Thor to the ground. When Hulk is about to land the killing blow, he sees the light of Odinsleep and heads for the palace. Believing himself dead, Thor sees a shadow thinking it is Hela, but it is Amora.
4. IN THOR: RAGNAROK, HULK FOUGHT FENRIS AND SURTUR
In Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor, Hulk and Valkyrie must stop Hela, Surtur and her demons from destroying Asgard. In the final battle, Thor battles Hela while Hulk battles the ferocious Fenris then attacks Surtur, a giant extra-dimensional demon. With the power to destroy Asgard, Surtur finds a match in Hulk who can shake a dimension!
3. IN AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THOR KILLED A WOUNDED THANOS
In Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame (2019), the Avengers are recovering from the Thanos Snap. When the Avengers regroup, they set out for Titan to undo the damages. There, they find a wounded Thanos. Unfortunately, Thanos reveals that they cannot undo the Snap since he destroyed the Infinity Stones. In a fit of anger, Thor decapitates Thanos with Stormbreaker.
2. HERALD OF THUNDER THOR KILLS GALACTUS AND THE BLACK WINTER
In Thor: The Devourer King (2020), Thor becomes a Herald of Thunder for Galactus. In order to fight the Black Winter, Thor helps the Star God consume five planets. However, when he realizes he has been duped, he kills Galactus and uses his corpse as a bomb to explode the Black Winter. Certainly, do not miss Thor using the God Blast against the Black Winter!
1. IMMORTAL HULK DISSIPATED THE ONE-BELOW-ALL WITH HIS THUNDERCLAP
Really, Hulk is the strongest Avenger. In Immortal Hulk (2019) #13, Hulk is in Hell with his father. There, he must fight the One Below All and his horde of demons. During the battle, his father disowns him as a child of evil. When all seems lost, Immortal Hulk hulks-out and delivers a powerful thunderclap that dissipates the One Below All. In the Marvel multiverse, The One Above All is supreme, and at the bottom of the multiverse, the One Below All reigns. Proving once again that the Strongest Avenger can defeat the ultimate evil.
*To celebrate Thor: Love & Thunder currently showing, we publish this article on Marvel’s top two heroes.
SILVER SURFER AND THOR ARE MARVEL’S TWO STRONGEST HEROES
In 2021, King in Black concluded with an emphatic victory for Venom and Marvel heroes. After defeating Knull, Venom became the new King in Black endowed with omniscience and omnipotence. Though the power hierarchy at Marvel has changed, two heroes have remained its strongest defenders.
In fact, Silver Surfer and Thor are the heroes the Marvel Universe calls upon during the most critical times. When Knull battled the universe again, he invaded Earth with his hordes of dragons and Klyntar.
In 1998, Marvel Entertainment Group produced Silver Surfer: The Animated Series. In a 13-episode season, the series showcased Surfer’s adventures across the cosmos in order to find his homeworld Zenn-La.
For the most part, the cosmic adventures broke story-rules and the finale even had an unexpected ending. However, one important aspect of the character is that the Power Cosmic grants him vast space travel powers.
In fact, the cosmic hero is able to engage in space battles against alien armadas, dodge comets or even travel through wormholes. In the finale, Silver Surfer even travels in a universe where time is flowing backwards!
TV: THOR’S MJOLNIR IS ENCHANTED
In What If? Season 1 Episode 7, in an alternature timeline Thor is raised without his adopted brother Loki. Certainly, he grows up a brash and party-loving youth. On Earth, Captain Marvel comes to stop Thor’s shenanigans.
Then, a rumble follows where both combatants spend more time testing each other than getting serious. In multiple instances, Mjolnir is lost but returns to Thor’s side. Certainly, the enchanted hammer is mystically linked to Thor and is the source of half the god’s power.
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FILM: SILVER SURFER CAN DISH OUT PLANET-BUSTING ATTACKS
Though critics did not receive the first Fantastic Four film series very well, the movies still succeeded in captivating audiences. In fact, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer delivered awesome action scenes and amazing visuals of Silver Surfer’s CG.
In fact, CBR.com commended the production team on the character design, on Silver Surfer’s other-worldliness and the use of his powers. Perhaps, the most exhilarating scene is the Human Torch‘s high-speed chase of SS from the New York overpass all the way to the upper atmosphere.
However, the conclusion of the movie raises the stakes. In order to save the Earth from impending doom, Silver Surfer dishes out a planet-busting attack and destroys the Devourer of Worlds. Here, the FX are a bit disappointing as Galactus appears as a cosmic space storm.
FILM: THOR’S MJOLNIR CAN BLOW UP A CITY
Certainly, Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron performed massively at the box office internationally. However, at Rottentomatoes, critics criticized the film’s over-the-top action and villain. Nevertheless, the movie showed how much the Avengers can accomplish as a squad.
In the final battle, Thor and the Avengers have to battle Ultron and his robot copies in Sokovia in the air. And their objective is to protect the drill, Ultron wants to activate in order to send Sokovia into free fall. In the end, they manage to destroy most of the copies as well as the prime A.I.
However, one of the remaining sentries manages to activate the drill. As Sokovia enters free fall, Iron Man speeds to the bottom of the city, and Thor at the top. When Iron Man overloads the drill, Thor delivers a massive blast of lightning that destroys the city.
COMIC: SILVER SURFER CREATED THE SEEDS OF LIFE
In Silver Surfer: Black, the Sentinel of the Spaceways travels through a black hole and accidentally ends up at the beginning of time. In an effort, to end the threat of Galactus, Surfer ends up fighting Knull, the God of the Living Abyss.
Outmatched, Silver Surfer is contaminated by Knull’s darkness and is turning black. In their final battle, the Sentinel of the Spaceways realizes the threat to the universe. In order for darkness not to consume the beginning, Silver Surfer creates a star.
As the new Galactus is born with the universe, the light of the Surfer is the seed for the new universe. Incredibly, Silver Surfer manages to rout the powerful Knull.
Perhaps, one of the most ground-breaking developments in Thor continuity. In order to stem the Black Winter, Galactus and Silver Surfer recruit King Thor’s help. Endowed with the Power Cosmic and Mjolnir, he becomes Cosmic King Thor, Herald of Thunder.
In the conclusion of the story arc, Thor actually executes Galactus for his numerous crimes and genocides using the powerful God blast.
*In celebration of Father’s Day, we go over the best fighting techniques in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite for PS4.
THE TEENAGE-FRIENDLY ARCADE CROSSOVER
Marvel vs Capcom.
In the popular Marvel vs Capcom series, players compete against opponents in teams of two or three. Originally, the inspiration for the series was X-Men: Children of The Atom and Marvel Super-Heroes. In the game, players use characters from Marvel and Capcom
For parents wondering what games to buy for their teenagers or for spouses looking for gifts for their husbands or children, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 for example, has been rated PG-13 and up. Though there is intense violence, suggestive language and revealing attire.
In the recent Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Marvel and Capcom baddies Ultron and Sigma attempt to use the Infinity Stones in order to merge both universes and rid their new world of organic life.
Though the game has upped the series, an IGN review criticized the character’s unimaginative design, the slow gameplay and the lack of creative storyline. Nevertheless, the visuals, scenery and the fighting styles are sufficient entertainment.
Since we are interested in the fighting game, let’s rate the main characters’ fighting techniques and how they compare to the arcade or comic. For the most part, we are interested in strength, speed, and damage.
So, from our video above, let’s find out which Marvel or Capcom character has the most arcade- or comic-accurate fighting technique.
3. COMIC-ACCURATE: DOCTOR STRANGE: EYE OF AGAMOTTO
Generally, Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto is his final attack against cosmic beings and Skyfathers. For instance, the comics showed Doctor Strange use the Eye of Agamotto to decisively end Wanda Maximoff’s attacks on the Avengers in Disassembled.
As matter of fact, this is very impressive since Scarlet Witch has great reality-warping power on a planetary scale due to her Chaos Magic. In the game, Doctor Strange’s attack is his signature technique.
Though it generates only 17 hits, it consumes about half of his life bar, which shows a great amount of damage. Given that it is a video game, comic characters are often nerfed in order by reducing the damage of their signature techniques.
Nevertheless, the final attack is more or less accurate as a finishing move.
VERDICT: MORE COMIC-ACCURATE
3. ARCADE-ACCURATE: RYU: SHO-RYU-KEN
Generally, Ryu’s hado is portrayed has one of the most powerful attacks. Really, it qualifies as a hyper-move. At the same time, for the most part the attack looks more like a kamehameha wave. In fact, the hado-ken signature technique is actually a really flying fireball.
In the gameplay, the sho-ryu-ken, is more accurate in terms of fighting and even allows for multiple punches with both hands. Though the execution and fighting is impressive, the damage of the technique is disappointing.
In fact, it only deals 3 hits though with a fourth of the life bar in damage.
So, in terms of power and execution, the signature technique is impressive though the damage is disappointing.
Perhaps, the most impressive fighting technique in terms of damage, is Thor’s lightning blast. In Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Thor does not need to charge up his lightning strikes. Instead, he either raises his hammer high, or strikes his opponent into the air with Mjolnir.
In Infinity, Thor strikes Thanos at the head with a full lightning blast, resulting only in damaging the Titan’s armor. However, in the gameplay, Thor is able to damage more than half the life bar in just 3 hits. Impressive!
VERDICT: MOST COMIC-ACCURATE
2. ARCADE-ACCURATE: CHUN-LI’S LIGHTNING-KICK
In the gameplay, the adaptations to Chun-Li’s moves are the most impressive. Though her Spinning-Bird Kick is very different from the original arcade and really not impressive. However, with the Lightning Kick, a player can deal up to 15 hits.
What separates this attack from the rest is that the signature technique is both ground- and air-based which can quickly turn the tide in a stalemate. However, the drawback is that the attack deals only a sixth of a character’s life bar.
VERDICT: MORE ARCADE-ACCURATE
1. COMIC-ACCURATE: VENOM’S WEBBING
At the top, is one of Venom’s lesser known signature moves. For the source comics, Venom often entombs his enemies in webbing for various uses. In addition, the symbiote allows him to shape-shift and attack his opponents with tendrils.
In our game, Venom can damage more than half of an opponent’s life in just 8 hits with the attack. Generally, the attack displays strength, speed and damage. For this reason, it’s at the top of our list.
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