Monthly Archives: August 2010

Drew McIntosh-Dread & Alive

Created by: Nicholas Da Silva

1st appearance:Dread & Alive #1, feb 6 2010

Height: 6′      Weight: 200 lbs
Hair: Dark Brown    Eyes: Brown, glowing yellow when using powers/enraged

Known Relatives: Phillip McIntosh (Father, deceased), Maria McIntosh(mother), Cudjo (1/2 brother).

Notes: He is the first Jamaican superhero to have his own ongoing series.

Powers: “Felinethropy” allowing him to change into feline/lion man hybrid with all the added benefits of enhanced senses, strength and healing.

He also possesses the maroon medallion which has unrevealed powers and also enhances his own powers considerably.

Biography

Drew Mcintosh is a direct descendant of the Jamaican Maroons who fought for Jamaica’s Independence. His father was a cultural anthropologist who died a mysterious death. Drew grew up with the maroons and was granted the mantle of “keeper of the medallion”. He must keep a constant vigil for the evil shadowcatcher draws ever closer. As a man he has followed in his father’s footsteps as a cultural anthropologist though with all the prowess of an enhanced Lion.


Dread & Alive Wallpaper

Drew McIntosh “soul of the lion”


Wakanda (Location)

Wakanda coat of arms and Flag

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52, 1966

Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Official Name: Kingdom of Wakanda

Population: 6,000,000

Capital City: Central Wakanda

Places of Interest: Black Warrior Creek, Central Wakanda Palace, Chams of the Chilling Mist, Crystal Forest, Domain of the White Gorillas, Jabari Village, Mount Kanda, Mount Wakanda, N’Jadaka Village, Panther Island, Paradise Forest, Pirahna Cove, Primitive Peaks, Ressurection Altar, River of Grace and Wisdom, Serpent Valley, T’chaka Path, Techno Jungle, Torment Forest, Tranquility Temple, Twisted Visons Lake, Vibranium Mound, Warrior Falls, Woods of Solitude, Central Wakandan Elementary school, The Wakandan School for Alternative Studies.

Central Wakanda Palace

Government: Absolute Monarchy

Languages: Wakandan, Yoruba, Hausa, English; Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo , Khoe, Austronesian, Indo-European

Currency: Wakandan Dollar

Major Resources: Vibranium, Uranium, Coal, Diamonds, Aeronautics, Aircraft Manufacture

Background: Thousands of years ago a giant meteor fell to earth and crashed in Africa. The nation which sprung up around the crash site came to be known as Wakanda. The meteor contained the metal Vibranium which can mutate those exposed to it into creatures resembling demons. For this reason the mound is sealed and accessible only to qualified personnel. The first Black Panther was known as Bashenga.

History

In modern times Wakanda is known as the most technologically advanced nation in the marvel universe being hundreds if not thousands of years ahead of the most thriving technological meccas of today. They have found cures for such diseases as Cancer and Aids among others. The culture of Wakanda is based around the worship of the Panther God/Bast. In the past other gods were worshiped most notably the sacred white Gorilla but that has since been outlawed.

Map of Wakanda

In Addition to the technologically advanced central wakandan capital there also exists about eighteen other tribes called the marsh tribes. These tribes are tied together with the main monarchy by the Dora Milaje. It is also in central Wakanda that the precious metal Vibranium can be found.

Trade

Wakanda is one of the few nations in the world not part of the U.N while being completely self-sufficient not needing to trade beyond their borders for food, clothing or technology. What little is traded with the outside world is processed Vibranium.

Source [Marvel Atlas #2 of 2 (2008)]

Flag recently seen in circulation

Note: Vibranium, The Heart Shaped Herb and the Soul Shaped herb are all only found in Wakanda

~PLACES OF INTEREST~

The Wakandan School for Alternative Studies

Wakandan school1

The Wakandan School for Alternative Studies

The Wakandan School for Alternative Studies is a school located in the African nation of Wakandan which was apparently founded by the reigning queen Shuri. It is the Wakandan answer to America’s Jean Grey school for higher learning. It trains Wakandan’s with extra normal abilities in the use of their powers. During the Infinity event the school made it’s debut in “Infinity: The Hunt #1“. Known students include Block, Asha and Bull. It was destroyed when Wakanda was attacked by the invading forces of Thanos and his Black Order during between Infinity #1 and Infinity #4.

The Necropolis

Necropolis

Necropolis-Wakandan City of the Dead

The original Wakandan capital where Bast hid knowledge from Anubis (The heart of the Egyptian god, Amun-Ra) , this is where Bashenga was christened the first “Black Panther”. Necropolis first appeared in [Fantastic Four #607]. The architecture is very reminiscent of ancient Egypt and Greece. Hieroglyphics are prominent on all structures.  There is a central throne room where Bast often appears. Other notable locations include the dungeon where Black Swan and Terrax are kept. There is a landing strip large enough for multiple ships to land at the top of the structure. There also appears to be a stadium like structure with a throne where Black Swan gave advice to the Illuminati. The Necropolis is the base of operations for the Illuminati gathered by the Black Panther and also houses the weapons necessary to destroy a planet during Incursion events. During the “Infinity Event” Thanos and Corvus infiltrated the site searching for the Infinity Gem of time [Infinity #4].

The Central Wakandan Elementary school

Identity

The Central Wakandan Elementary school

The Central Wakandan Elementary school first appeared in A+X #3 where T’challa had to cancel the annual camping trip as a result f increment weather apparently caused by Storm presence in the upper atmosphere. It was also the site of T’challa meeting new potential wives sent from all across Africa when news of his annulled marriage to Storm became pubic knowledge.

Warrior falls

Warrior Falls

Warrior Falls

Wakandas most famous water falls. Site of battles between T’challa and Killmonger. It is also where Killmonger was killed, T’challa was defeated and first appeared during Jungle Action #6, 1973. According to T’challa the falls are a work of wonder even though he has been all across the world and into other dimensions. The cascading waters of Warrior falls still inspire awe.

N’Jadaka Village

Home of Erik Killmonger who was born N’jadaka. It first appeared in Jungle Action #11, 1973.

njadaka village

N’Jadaka Village

When Killmonger returned to Wakanda after years in America he took control of his village and made them a force to be reckoned with by supplying advanced weaponry. Under Killmonger they tried to gain complete independence from central Wakanda and T’challa. Their rebellion lead to T’challa invading their village where he fought Lord Karnaj.  After their forces were defeated their advanced weaponry was confiscated but T’challa allowed them to keep their changed name and continue to exist.

Serpent Valley

First appearing in Jungle Action #13, 1973.

serpent valley

Serpent Valley

Serpent Valley is home to live Dinosaurs resulting from deviant experiments that occurred there thousands of years ago. It is a place where sun light never penetrates because of the dense cloud coverage. The land is humid and heated by some unknown inner source. It is perhaps this heat which has attracted not just dinosaurs but many reptiles to the area.  Killmonger passed through the valley in hopes of using the dinosaurs found there in his attack on central wakanda. This never came to pass but Soloman Prey later put that plan into effect when he tried to defeat T’challa/Black Panther.

Wall of Knowledge

wall of knowledge

Wall of Knowledge

Located below Wakanda linking Necropolis to the new Wakandan capitol. It first appeared in [Fantastic Four #607].It is suggested that the well located right in-front of the wall was the original housing spot of the heart of Amen Ra and where Bashenga was made the guardian of this knowledge by Bast. The wall is made of solid stone in the shape of the Egyptian god Amen-Ra.

Techno Organic Jungle

Techno Jungle

Techno Organic Jungle

Created by T’challa/Black Panther after his travels across the world. He managed to merge technology and the organics of a jungle to create a benevolent techno organic virus that allows nature and machine to live in harmony. It first appeared during the Black Panther limited series of 1988 #4. T’challa used the techno organics of the forest to battle the panther god Bast who was angry with him.

The Red Rock

Red Rock

The Red Rock

A lone rock formation nearby the Wakandan school for Alternative studies. It first appeared in [Infinity: The Hunt #3, 2013]. According to Blocks two hundred years ago an invasion attempt was made on Wakanda and this was the site at which they held the invading forces off. It is said that Wakandan warriors slew thousands of the invading horde which forever stained the rocks red. When Wakanda was attacked by Thanos forces it was here that Blocks, Asha and Bull retreated by order of their queen.


Hatut Zeraze

First Appearance: Black Panther #4

Created by: Christopher Priest

History

The Hatut Zeraze (pronounced hah-TOO sir-AH-say) Created and founded by T’chaka The Great after Klaw tried to invade their nation of Wakanda. They are essentially the secret survive and assassins of the nation reporting directly to the king himself. They were lead by Hunter, the step brother of T’challa. When T’challa rose to power after the death of his father he banished Hunter and the Hatut Zeraze from Wakanda not agreeing with their methods.  They still operate in the united states under Hunter who maintain Wakandas best interests still despite his exile. He was noted for encouraging Kasper Cole to take up being the Black Panther despite trying to manipulate him.

Technology

They employ vibranium weave costumes which absorbs kinetic force and is virtually bulletproof. Their shoes cling to walls and has a camouflage ability making them invisible to the naked eye.

Training

Members are trained in a wide variety of martial arts skills along with armed combat. In addition they are very skilled infiltrators, Assassins and torturers. In turn they can withstand a great deal of punishment and a re trained to guard there secrets at all costs.


Goliath-Bill Foster

GOLIATH4

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Stan Lee and Dan Heck

1st appearance: The Avengers #32, 1966

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Avengers

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height:  Variable         Weight: Variable

Eyes: Brown                      Hair: Black

Relatives: Tom Foster/Black Goliath (Nephew)

Skills and abilities: Genius level scientific mind and capable fighter.

Powers: He could increase his size which gave him super strength directly proportionate to his size/height.

Biography

William Barrett “Bill” Foster was born in a ghetto but thanks to his brilliant and scientific mind he managed to land himself a scholarship to California Technical Institute and then enlisted in the military. After this he worked for Stark Technologies and their he assisted Henry Pym/Yellow Jacket/Giant Man to solve a pym particle related problem. Once finished he created his own “growth formula” without any of the side effects of the original. He briefly clashed with Luke Cage and a Technical Adviser for the short lived Champions during his early years.

In modern times he fought against the registration act during civil war and wound up dead thanks to Clor/Ragnaroc. He was succeeded by his nephew, Tom Foster who continued his legacy.


Heavenly Storm Wallpaper

Storm “majesty of flight”


Static Shock-Virgil Hawkins

Static Shock-Virgil Hawkins

Created by: Denys Cowan, Dwayne McDuffie, Derek Dingle, Christopher Priest and Micheal Davis

1st appearance: Static #1, 1993

Facts: He’s most famous for having his own cartoon series on kids WB and making guest appearances on the cartoon network Justice League.

Nationality: American

Weight: 135 lbs    Height: 5’8

Eyes: Brown              Hair: Brown

Known Relatives: Robert Hawkins (father), Jean Hawkins (mother), Sharon Hawkins (sister), Homer Hawkins (grandfather)

Powers: Electromagnetism

Biography

Virgil Ovid Hawkins was what one would classify as a “geek” and as a result was bullied.  After being bullied one too many times he was given a gun by some gang banger friends who told him if he was tired of being pushed around he should come to Paris island. Unfortunately it was the night of the “Big Bang” when all the gangs met up. Once there he threw the gun away thinking “this wasn’t for him. When the island was gassed he gained a variety of electromagnetic powers. Inspired by the comics he had grown up with he became the superhero, Static.

The life of a hero was turbulent as he dealt with other super-being now super-villains who gained powers from the Big Bang most notably, Holocaust. He formed a friendship with fellow teen hero Rocket and even Icon and Hardware. He dealt with his own Homophobia when his friend Rick Stone came out as gay. He later decided to retire from the superhero business.

After being kidnapped by the Dark Side Club, Static joined the Teen Titans and continues to protect Dakota while serving on the team.


Amazing man II-Will Everett III

Amazing man II

Created by: Dan Vado and Marc Campos

1st appearance: Justice League #86, March 1994

Team Affiliations: Justice League of America, Extreme Justice

Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’11              Weight: 180 lbs

Eyes: Brown                   Hair: Brown

Relatives: Jake Everett (great-grandfather), Lula May Everett (great-grandmother), William Everett, Jr. (father, deceased), William Blake Everett (grandfather, deceased), Markus Clay (cousin)

Powers: He has the same ability as his grandfather and was also able to absorb the powers of any meta-human or alien he touched.

Biography

Will Everett grew up with his grandfather the golden age Amazing Man after his father Will Everett II had joined the army and subsequently been killed. His grandfather told him all about his adventures but when he later developed cancer Will saw it as a result of his powers. He always wished to live a normal life “free from his family’s curse”. While in college he started having dreams which revealed his then emerging powers. Despite reluctance he eventually embraced his powers despite thinking they would result in his death.

Will Everett III Continued on his grandfather’s heroic tradition, joining the Justice League by a request from Wonder Woman. While a member, he was Vital in the Defeat of Overmaster alongside the other members of the League and some reformed members of the Cadre of the Immortal. Soon after Captain Atom formed a splinter group of the JLA called ” Extreme Justice”. He remained with the team until it Disbanded.

Later, Will joined the unofficial re-grouping of Justice League Europe led by Crimson Fox. Until Their single ill-fated adventure.Where Will ,Crimson Fox and Blue Devil were apparently killed by a supervillainess named the Mist. In Amazing-Man’s case, Mist had Fooled him into mimicking glass, then shattered him. Markus Clay (his Cousin) is the new Amazing-Man.


Storm vs Rainmaker

Storm- Queen of wakanda and weather manipulator extraordinaire. Also a capable street fighter with additional training from wolverine while in the x-men.
vs
Rainmaker- Native American weather manipulator. Has gauntlets that enhance her powers. She has been formally trained in unarmed combat.

Mother who’s really “mother nature”?
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Battalion-Jackson king

Battalion-Jackson king

Created by: Jim Lee and Brandon Choi

1st appearance: Stormwatch #1, March 1993

Nationality: American, born in New York

Weight: 210 lbs    Height: 6’3

Eyes:Brown              Hair: Brown

Known Relatives: Isiah King/Despot (Father), Malcolm King/Strafe (Brother), Mary King (Mother)

Skills and Abilities: Excellent hand to hand combatant trained in armed and unarmed combat and various martial arts.

Powers: Jackson is a high level psionic seedling. He has telepathic abilities and Psychokinesis. His powers are further enhanced by his cyber trans-suit. The suit helps o focus his power and enhance it ten times it’s normal levels. He also carries guns which he can use to focus his Psychokinesis  into deadly force bolts. By focusing his power through the armor he also gains superhuman strength. He also employs his powers to make protective shields.

Biography

Jackson king is the first son of son of Isaiah King who was affected by the “Comet event”. As a seedling with uncharted power he was drafted into Stormwatch, the united nations peace keeping force. During training he was very close to training officer Whiplash who became like a father to him. After training he rose to the rank of field leader, his only request was that his brother Malcolm be left out of it. His career has been filled with many tribulations over time. He has been faced with betray by teammates Flash point and even his second father Whiplash. The death of his teammate Diva, his father’s decent into madness and the decimation of his team. More recently his brother now codenamed Strafe sided with his deranged father forever dashing his hopes of a normal life for him.  His relationship with Stormwatch seedling activator Christine Trelane/Synergy has complicated his career as well. He was taken off active duty and made training director when Weatherman though he had become a liability. He has also served as leader of Monarchy and in the newly relaunched Wildstorm universe he is the leader of Stormwatch: Post Human Division (PHD).


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