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Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for Thing

T is for Thing

Benn Grimm 
First appearance: Fantastic Four #1  (November 1961)

Actual First appearance
Marvel Comic #1 October 1939

Team Affiliation Fantastic Four

I just knew that I had to include a member of the Fantastic Four in my A to Z super heroes.  There was no way that Human Torch was replacing hawkeye.  Reed Richards has the same power as Elongated Man, so it was between Sue Storm and Ben Grimm.  

Wait! I'm kidding.  There was no way that I was excluding The Thing from this list.  I love Ben Grimm.  I love the Thing and there is no catch phrase better than It's Clobberin' Time.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

S is for Spiderman

S is for Spiderman

Spider Man
Peter Parker
Amazing Fantasy # 15 (August 1962)

Team Affiliations: Avengers

If you ask me about my selection of my S Super hero and say?

What?!!?? No Superman!!!???!!!???

I would answer a question with a question and say

What?!!?? Are You Kidding!!!???!!!???

And match you puntuation for punctuation.

A teenage superhero who is responsible in part for the loss of the only father he really ever knew.  

How awesome is that.  Actually it's more than awesome,  It's Spectacular.  It's Amazing.

Spider man  for me is the perfect combination of super powers and humanity.  I love the supporting cast, the villains and the tone.  

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

R is for Robin

R is for Robin

OOPS.  I reran N is for Namor here,  I apologize I will try to give some information of everyone's favorite boy wonder very quickly.

The Original Robin

Dick Grayson
Original Appearance
Detective Comics #38 
April 1940

Since this is already late and most people know the story of Robin, I'll cut this one short/

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q is for Quicksilver

Superheroes A to Z
Q is for Quicksilver

First Appearance X-men #4  March 1964
Name: Pietro Maximoff
Abilities: Super Human Speed
Team Afiliations:  Brotherhood of Evil Mutants,  Avengers

As I told you earlier this month, I am trying not to have any one on this list have repeat powers.  This is why I did not put Flash in at F.  I actually prefer Flash to Quicksilver.  But that wasn't always the case.  Quicksilver is one of the members of my favorite era of Avengers.  This was the group that had Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and his sister Wanda. 
I also like the redemptive idea of the character.  Originally a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants more from loyalty to his sister, than to villainy, Quicksilver got a second chance with the Avengers.   I know he has had his twist and turns since then,  but I will always side with the Quicksilver of my youth.  

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P is for Phantom Girl

P is for Phantom Girl

Tinya Wazzo

First appearance: Action Comics # 276

 Team Affiliations: Legion Of Super Heroes

Like Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl is a member of the Legion of Super heroes.  Like many of the legionaries she derives her powers from the planet she lives on.  She has the ability to phase in and out of reality. 


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