From the late 1930s to today, Marvel Comics has been home to many iconic characters, especially popular superheroes like Iron Man, Namor, Black Widow, etc. But did you geeks know that several superheroes that currently exist in the Marvel Universe actually come from other publishers and are not Marvel Comics creations? In fact, Marvel got the origins and superpowers of these characters from other comics. Who are they? Here are five interesting superheroes in the Marvel Universe that were actually bought from other comic book publishers!
Who says Marvel lacks someone as strong as DC’s Superman in their universe? In fact, in the 1990s to 2000s, a character named Kevin Green, aka Prime, roamed the Marvel Universe as a formidable superhero who could fly and possessed extraordinary strength. Interestingly, it turns out that Prime himself is a Marvel superhero from another comic, specifically Malibu Comics with his universe called the Ultraverse. In 1993, after Marvel bought Malibu Comics, Prime ended up getting involved in many adventures with Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain America.
Before becoming a superhero in the Marvel Universe, Angela was originally an angel created by Neil Gaiman for another comic titled spawns. For those who do not know, spawns himself is one of the Image Comics superhero comics that was first introduced by Todd McFarlane. When Gaiman and McFarlane clashed, the copyright to Angela’s character ultimately fell to Gaiman. Then, in 2013, Marvel bought him out, making the half-sister of Angela Thor, whose real name is Aldrif Odinsdottir, one of the influential members of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Long before he became part of Marvel, Mike Moran, also known as Miracleman, was originally a superhero named Marvelman created by another comic publisher called L. Miller & Son Ltd. When the original publisher went bankrupt in 1963, the character was bought by Eclipse, who decided to change his name to Miracleman due to being sued by Marvel. Uniquely, a few years later, Marvel finally gets this superhero who has super physical strength, telepathy, telekinesis, and energy manipulation, making him a part of the Marvel Universe.
Although Namor the Sub-Mariner is known as the first Marvel superhero who debuted in 1939, the truth is that the idea for this underwater ruler character came from another comic. Few people know that several years before Timely Comics (the former name of Marvel Comics) introduced the character to the public, Namor was originally created for Funnies Inc.’s Motion Picture Funnies Weekly giveaway comic. However, because the comic was cancelled, the story eventually recorded Namor as a Timely aka Marvel character who has the ability to breathe underwater and fly in the air.
Several years ago, Marvel fans seemed very happy with the appearance of the character Conan the Barbarian in the comics. wild avengers. Where he formed his own team of Avengers with several formidable superheroes to defeat the powerful evil wizard Kulan Gath. At the end of the story, Conan is even described as a superhero feared by the great villain Kang the Conqueror. However, it should be noted that Conan himself is a Marvel superhero who was bought from another comic, to be precise from Weird Tales magazine, which published his story back in 1931.
Those are five powerful superheroes that came from other comics before becoming part of the Marvel Universe. With the existence of these characters, we can conclude that, so far, Marvel Comics has managed to acquire a number of interesting characters from other publishers and then develop them so that they become an important part of their universe. This achievement indirectly shows the extent of Marvel’s influence as one of the largest comic book publishers in the world.