Marvel Handbook

Hi everyone. Welcome back for another edition of the Handbook.

Hey Daron how has your week been?

Hmmm, let me hold off answering that till next week, like after I actually get a day off or something”¦

I’ve had a good week but feel like crap today sorry to say.

Awwwww, does little James’ tummy hurt?

I’ll be fine. Let’s just start.

*Cough* faker *cough*


Chase emails

Wait, wait… there is a Hell’s Kitchen Sapien Force or what have you and Daredevil is not involved? Hell, I see no mention of Matt in your House of M coverage at all… is he not mentioned or just so minor that he’s not worth a mention?

Actually we don’t know where Daredevil Matt Murdock is yet in House of M. Both haven’t been in any books with the HOM crossover yet.

Either way, it sucks. And what of House of M Punisher?

Frank Castle the Punisher has the same factor as Matt actually.


Robb emails

The Savage version of the Hulk would so take Doomsday, I mean the only reason why Superman beat Hulk is because A.He has too many powers and B. It was the Professor Hulk. I mean come on the Savage version starts at max power and increase as he goes on, add that with the ever increasing healing factor.

Plus with all his more recent appearances it’s kinda of obvious that Doomsday is a one hit wonder.

Well ok I’m not sure he can take him but I give the Hulk a lot more respect then Daron does. I can see a draw. Even if Doomsday isn’t DC’s Hulk.

You’re right about one thing, I have very little respect for the Hulk”¦talk about a one trick pony. And the Doomsday in the recent “Doomsday” appearances isn’t the same one that killed Supes, they are watered down clones”¦not that I like Doomsday, but just clarifying.


George emails

hiya, I agree. The movie is worth seeing, especially after all the dark comic movies that have been out recently. In this movie our heroes laughed and smiled, the mood was one that felt human, or at least was certainly light hearted.

Thank you. I knew someone would agree with me. To many people are putting down this movie already. I mean the FF is supposed to be more light hearts and family oriented. That’s what this movie was. Hey I’m not saying it was perfect. None of them have been but FF was damn good and better then a lot of others

On a related note, why don’t our heroes seem to be having a good time being heroes? Don’t they smile, laugh, etc.? Couldn’t they at least develop black humor, like the kind seen on MASH? I mean I’d expect dark humor in the line of work, but no humor? Are most of our heroes that disconnected from their fellow man?

Well FF still has a good amount of that lightheartedness to it. But it’s not like it used to be. There have been a few others worth reading with some laughs as well. I mean New Warriors the current run was a little of a laugher. Spidey/Torch was pretty funny at bits. New Avengers actually has been pretty funny. So there are books with humor. Just have to pick up the right ones

By the way, I picked up She-Hulk and loved it, any other titles out there with a similar mood?

She-Hulk was really good. In fact they are bringing She-Hulk back. So watch for that. I think the new Thing series coming out will have that same feeling.

Right now I like the light hearted humor in New Avengers as well. Not sure you would though.

Some others you might like though are GLA and Hercules. Those are along the same line as She-Hulk


X-Men The End

Apocalypse
Real Name: En Sabah Nur
Occupation: Conqueror
Other Aliases: Set, Sauru, Huizilopochti, Kali-Ma, Eternal One, High Lord
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Known Relatives: Baal (foster father, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Leader of Alliance Of Evil, The Horsemen, Sandstormers, Riders of the Storm, Dark Riders
Powers/Abilities: To vast to list
Base of Operations: used Irene Merrywether as a vessal
Height: Variable, usually 7′
Weight: Variable
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: X-Factor #5

Sabretooth
Real name: (possibly) Victor Creed (rest of name unrevealed)
Former aliases: The Slasher, El Tigre
Other current aliases: None known
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Professional assassin
Legal status: Convicted criminal in several countries, citizenship unknown
Place of birth: Unrevealed
Marital status: Unrevealed
Known relatives: Son, Graydon Creed
Base of operations: Mobile
Group affiliation: X-Factor, (former) Weapon X,Project Team, Marauders, former partner of the Constrictor
Powers: superhuman strength, speed, endurance, reflexes, durability, hyper keen senses, healing factor, adamantium skeleton and razor sharp claws
Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 275 lbs.
Eyes: No visible pupils or irises, said to be amber
Hair: Blonde
First Appearance: Iron Fist (1st series) #14

High Evolutionary
Real Name: Herbert Edgar Wyndham
Occupation: Geneticist
Other Aliases: none
Place Of Birth: Manchester, England
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Founder of the Knights of Wundagore
Powers/Abilities: The High Evolutionary possesses a highly evolved brain which has been heightened to the limit of human potential. The High Evolutionary has committed to memory all the written knowledge known to man. His vast intuitive capacity makes him one of the most brilliant theoreticians on Earth. The High Evolutionary possesses vast psionic powers enabling him to rearrange matter, among other feats. The extent of his psionic powers is unknown.
Base of Operations: Formerly Wundagore Mountain, Transia, Earth; later the planet Wundagore II, later a satellite in Earth orbit, now unknown
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 200 lbs (without armor)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: Thor Vol.1 #134

Moira Mactaggert
Real Name: Dr. Moira Kinross MacTaggart
Occupation: Geneticist
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Citizen of the United Kingdom with no criminal record
Other Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Kinross estate, Scotland
Marital Status: Widowed
Known Relatives: Lord Kinross (father), Joseph MacTaggart (husband, deceased), Kevin Proteus (son, apparently deceased)
Group Affiliation: X-Men
Base of Operations: Mutant Research Center Muir Island, Scotland
Powers: none
Height: 5 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men # 96

Emplate
Real name: Marius St. Croix
Other aliases: None known
Identity: The general populace of Earth is unaware of Emplate’s existence.
Occupation: Leader of the New Hellions
Legal status: Citizen of Algiers with no known criminal record
Place of birth: An unidentified location in Algiers.
Marital status: Single
Known relatives: Cartier (father), Mother (name unrevealed, deceased), Monet (sister), unidentified twin siblings.
Base of operations: Unrevealed
Group affiliation: New Hellions
Powers: convert the genetically altered marrow of mutant bones into an energy form which he absorbs through the mouths on his hands, sustaining him and letting him duplicate their powers, metabolize energy signatures, phase out of dimentional synch, scan genetic auras, giving him instant knowledge of anyone’s emotions and memories, and allowing him to sense mutant presences from a distance in the form of multi-colored waves of light
Height: 6’3″
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Black (no visible irises)
Hair: Gray
First Appearance: Generation X # 1

Death
Real Name: unknown
Occupation: Servant of Apocalypse
Other Aliases: unknown
Place Of Birth: unknown
Marital Status: unknown
Known Relatives: unknown
Group Affiliation: Horsemen
Powers/Abilities: unknown
Base of Operations: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Eyes: unknown
Hair: unknown
First Appearance: X-Men The End # 5

Mariko
Real Name: Mariko Yashida
Occupation: Former head of Clan Yashida
Other Aliases: none
Place Of Birth: Agarashima, Japan
Marital Status: widowed
Known Relatives: Shingen Harada (father, deceased), Noburu-Hideki (husband, deceased), Kenuichio Harada (Silver Samurai, half-brother), Shiro Yoshida (Sunfire, cousin), Saburo Yashida (cousin, deceased), Tomo Yashida (cousin, deceased), Leyu Yoshida (Sunpyre, cousin, deceased), Amiko (foster daughter)
Group Affiliation: Formerly Clan Yashida (oyabun)
Powers/Abilities: none
HEIGHT: 5 ft.
WEIGHT: 100 lbs.
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #118


House of M

As many of you know I’m going by the issues that come out the week before Wednesday. So if your wondering where characters are at this time you’ll have to wait as well as I do till they show up. I’ll just make sure to cover issue-by-issue who’s appeared and where they are till I can come up with a bio format. Now this week it’s only 1 book even though another book ended in HOM

Mutopia X

Ismael Ortega is an officer of XSE. He’s been assigned to protect Shaky Kaufman and gang lord and movie mogul

Bishop a member of the NYPD assigned to protect Sapien town as well as help Ortega

Vazhin: Ortega’s boss and leader of XSE supposedly

Zippermouth: part of the NYPD psi division who aided Bishop

Sapien league: Human rights protectors of Sapien Town

Shaky Kaufman: Gangster and movie mogul being protected by Ortega

Lara Kaufman: Illusionist and wife of Shaky

Jazz e Jazz a rapist performing in Sapien Town

Erik: Psi body guard of Shaky


Well that’s everything this week. Hoping for more Q/A next week. I love the Q/A a lot and even though I’ve got other stuff I’m covering too I’m here for you guys to ask questions of.

So keep them coming. Now I’ll let Daron sign off.

Why thanks Mr. Jim. Nothing spectacular to report this week, but watch this space in the near future for some new developments. Have a great week all.

My turn. Reporting from the Marvel Universe I’m Jim Trabold. Have a great week and see you at the comic shop