Founded in 1939 as Timely Comics, the brand known as Marvel Comics has been the leading pioneer in comic books for several decades. With emerging artists such as Jack Kirby and brilliant writers such as Stan Lee to their name, the company paved the way for various other brands in the industry but the throne always belonged to Marvel. From twisted origins to graphic novels, from X-Men to the Avengers, Marvel Comics have undoubtedly become a part of the modern culture. The following list chronicles few of the most memorable and of course shocking moments in Marvel Comics:
15. Wolverine Regains His Memory
James Howlett aka Wolverine may never be killed due to his healing factor but draining his memory might be the best option to gain advantage over him. After years of wandering without any sort of knowledge regarding his background or even his name, Wolverine finally regained all of his memory in House of M storyline.
Wolverine soon discovers that his son Daken has been brainwashed and turned into a dangerous weapon of mass destruction by Romulus – the very man responsible behind the brainwashing of Wolverine too. Back on his feet, decides to take matter in his own hands to battle the villainous threat.
14. Iron Man Injects Himself with Extremis
Steve Rogers aka Captain America is not the only superhero injected with Super-Soldier Serum. When Tony Stark injected himself with Extremis, a similar serum able to connect the victim’s brain with computer systems, he gained superhuman powers and that was just the start of his gloating.
On the other end of injecting extremis, the nano-technological serum, or “virus” as referred by many, insisted him on never upgrading his Iron Man armor in the future because Stark became the suit, literally.
13. The Birth of Darkclaw
If creativity is defined in terms of comic books, then the creation of Darkclaw is unmatchable. When Marvel Comics decided to work in a crossover with none other than their biggest – or perhaps the only rival – the Amalgam Universe came into existence as a result.
The universe featured many of their original characters merged into one but the most striking character of the entire lot was Darkclaw; a combination of Wolverine and Batman.
12. Deadpool Combats Everyone He Ever Killed
Despite being an anti-hero, the lethal mercenary named Wade Winston Wilson aka Deadpool has been one of the most popular and loved comic book characters since his debut. Having an appetite for humor as well, Wilson is dangerous as they come and has been responsible for various deaths.
In one particular storyline, the evil T-Ray and Mercedes utilized black magic to summon every single individual Wilson ever killed in order to defeat him; testing his very limits in the heart pounding battle.
11. Cyclops and Storm Battle for X-Men Leadership
Opposed to the beliefs and methods of Magneto and Brotherhood of the Mutants, the X-Men have always followed the way of peace. Considering their acts of discipline, battles within the team were highly amusing and dramatic if not deadly.
Overburdened by the pressures of raising a family, Scott Summers aka Cyclops was destined to pass the leadership of his team to someone more competent. Hesitant, Cyclops had a hard time facing the fact until challenged by none other than Ororo Munroe aka Storm – who was drained of her powers at the time. The fight took place in the danger Room and in a surprising upset, Storm stood victorious.
10. Spiderman Reveals His Identity
Peter Parker aka Spiderman has been the most treasured diamond of the entire comic book industry for several years. Taking up the responsibility of saving the day from an early age without any sort of formal training is not every superhero’s cup of tea.
In one of the most promising storylines of Marvel Comics aka Civil War, Spiderman finally decided that the time has come to reveal his biggest secret he has kept safe from not only his family but the entire world; unmasking himself.