- Has anyone seen the latest Invaders comics that Marvel has put out?
I have honestly picked up the Avengers story line that brought the
team back into marvel stories and even issues 0-3. My major issue
is that I am not sure who these characters are anymore and would
like to know more about them and their backgrounds. Can anyone
point me where I might find the answers?
- Hey Bryan,
I can't say I'm the authority on this, but will try my best to
short form answers. Apologies to the group if these reponses etc.
have been answered before.
I've actually started picking up on the Invaders again with the
new series. At this stage, I'm only vaguley interested in where the
new series is going, I still prefer the 1970's Invaders myself.
US Agent - In the 90s he was basically another Cap A but more brutal
in his approach. Cap A (Steve Rogers) was still around at that time
goin gunder the guise of "The Captain" till he came back for his
role from John Walker who at the time was being played with by the
Red Skull (sound familar?)after seeig what Walker was doing with the
Cap image. He also had his own 2 mini-series for a while and hung
out with the West Coast Avengers for a bit.
Thin Man - The original All-Winners squad member. An interesting
link of him and killing the original Agent Axis can be found in
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #34 (1989). It ties in with his discussions
with Cap in the Avengers storyline about their last meeting and his
chat with the pterorrist (Agnet Axis reborn???) in #3 of the New
Namor - Well there's alot on Namor, so I'm not even going to try and
Human Torch/Jim Hammond - Pappy ain't the same. He lost his power in
a storyline with Namor (NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER #10-12) and the
return of Master Man and Warrior Woman, gives another blood
transfusion to Spitfire which causes him to flame out. Story ends
with the world announcement that he is dead. But spends time running
Namor's Oracle Inc. company and then leads the V-Battalion (Citizen
V and the V Battalion- Vol 2 #4) from Roger (the Destroyer). Now has
joined the New Invaders. Oh yeah and apparently the Vision
(Avengers) and him are not one in the same but brothers or something
along those lines....
Tara - A female android version of Toro. Don't know much on her yet.
Miss Toro thought...be nice ot have him come back from the dead
Flaming Skull - Appeared in the Invaders mini-series (1993) as an
Invader. Althought his older than that series or the original 1970s
Invaders. Can't say I can fill in the blanks on him either.
Union Jack - The third man to done the uniform. I'm told he appears
at the end of the Union Jack (1998) mini-series.
Spitfire - The original. See NAMOR, THE SUB-MARINER #10-12. Jim
Hammond (Original torch)gave Lady Falsworth another blood
transfussion (hmm repetitive story again)and her age was revered to
becomming a teenager again. She's also seen in the Union Jack min-
Fin - Not sure about him much either. I was told once about a golden
age character called Captain Fin. Not sure if there is a connection.
U-Man's daughter- Um yeah I can't think of her name at this stage.
But we do get revealled that she is a product of U-Man and a surface
dweller and U-Man doesn't seem to want to talk about it. Go
figure.... (memories of Namor?)
Pterrorists - Agent Axis?!? clones?!?
Warrior Woman - original? Possibly she didn't exactly die in the
Namor series it seems.
Teutonic Knight? - Assumption, I'm not sure if that is him in the
New Invaders that decapitated the Blazing Skull.
Baronness Blood - See the Union Jack min-series. It's all about her.
But apparently she was pregnant in the end with Spitfire's son's
child. Complicated no?
Merrano (U-man) - The original. He's been around for quite a while,
I say original in some of these villains because I get the
feeling that they may all be LMDs (Life Model Decoys).
Mmmmm and that's a brief overview of what I know. If anyone can
fill in the blanks, that be great.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bryan J. Williams"
> Has anyone seen the latest Invaders comics that Marvel has put
> I have honestly picked up the Avengers story line that brought the
> team back into marvel stories and even issues 0-3. My major issue
> is that I am not sure who these characters are anymore and would
> like to know more about them and their backgrounds. Can anyone
> point me where I might find the answers?