Revengers

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For the Matt Helm spy novel by Donald Hamilton, see The Revengers (novel).

The Revengers is the name of different teams in Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The first version of the Revengers is a fictional team of supervillains who were formed to fight A-Next in Marvel Comics' MC2 series A-Next. They were created by Tom DeFalco andRon Frenz.

It is also the name of a comical parody of the Avengers in Earth-665, the setting of Marvel's parody comic Not Brand Echh.

In September 2011, an Earth-616 version of the Revengers led by Wonder Man appears.[1] They were created by Gabriele Dell'otto and Brian Michael Bendis.

Fictional team history[edit]

MC2[edit]

The Revengers
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance A-Next #12
Created by Tom DeFalco
Ron Frenz
In-story information
Base(s) mobile
Member(s) Red Queen
Big Man
Killerwatt
Ion Man
Magneta
Sabreclaw

After a tragic mission that claimed the life of several Avengers, including Hank Pym and the Wasp, their daughter and son were furious to see A-Next, a team of heroes referred to by people as the "next generation of Avengers". The children of Hank Pym and Wasp used their parents' technology to replicate their powers. The daughter, Hope Pym, duplicated her mother's powers as the Red Queen, while her brother, Henry Pym Jr., copied his fathers' powers as Big Man.

Red Queen also helped create an energetic villain called Ion Man, who she sent to kill Mainframe. Although he failed (unknowingly, since Mainframe was later rebuilt), he passed her test. Red Queen soon added more villains to her fold (Spider-Girl's nemesis, Killerwatt, and Wild Thing's homicidal half-brother Sabreclaw). She waited until the members of the Avengers were at their most vulnerable, before sending her team, the Revengers, to destroy them. Red Queen herself wanted to personally torture Stinger, as she felt that Stinger dishonored her parents' memories. But the reserve members of A-Next defeated the Revengers, and Big Man turned himself in, even stopping his crazed sister, as Big Man did not want to be a killer.

However, in Last Planet Standing, the Revengers returned with the aid of Magneta; a former hero; to fight A-Next again. The fight was halted when Galactus came to destroy Earth. A-Next teamed up with a number of other heroes while the Revengers got away, minus Sabreclaw, who stayed behind to help fight and later joined A-Next to help fill out their roster.

Cancerverse[edit]

In the Cancerverse reality of Earth-10011, the Revengers are that reality's version of the Avengers who were corrupted by that reality's version of Captain Marvel. They were allies with the Defenders of the Realm and the Ex-Men. The Revengers are all destroyed when Thanos brought Death to this Deathless reality.

Earth-616[edit]

The Revengers
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Avengers Annual vol. 2 #1
Created by Gabriele Dell'otto
Brian Michael Bendis
In-story information
Member(s) Wonder Man
Anti-Venom
Atlas
Captain Ultra
Century
Demolition Man
Devil-Slayer
Ethan Edwards
Goliath V

In 2011, another version of the Revengers appear in the Earth-616 universe. Formed by Wonder Man (whose ionic energy leaking problem has caused him to become convinced that the Avengers are not helping the world and that he must stop them), it consists of lesser-known heroes who he has convinced to help him as this antihero group. During the Revengers attack on Avengers Mansion, Ms. Marvel tries to reason with Wonder Man which doesn't work. This team manages to defeat the New Avengers and they move on to attack Stark Tower.[2] Wonder Man has Atlas attack Stark Tower to get their attention upon calling a press conference. After failing to reason with Wonder Man, Iron Man trapped him in a stasis container. When the Avengers do not want to fight with so many civilians nearby, Thor teleports the Revengers to Citi Field and all three teams (the main Avengers, the New Avengers, and the Secret Avengers) gang up on the Revengers all at once. With the Revengers imprisoned at the Raft, each member has been interrogated with Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man watching the video feed of the interrogation. Beast later visits Wonder Man in his stasis container. Wonder Man insists that he is acting of his own free will and remains steadfast in his claim that the Avengers must disband before more people are hurt. He also adds something new: his realization that Scarlet Witch created him and that he probably is not even real. Appealing to their friendship, Wonder Man tries to extract a promise from Beast to shut the Avengers down when he realizes that Wonder Man is in the right, but a distressed Beast walks away. Various news programs are buzzing about the Avengers' lack of transparency and stonewalling tactics. Some openly speculate that the time for a self-appointed hero team is over and done. In his bubble, Wonder Man smiles and vanishes into a white light.[3]

Roster[edit]

MC2 version[edit]

  • Ion Man - Ionic-powered villain, created by Red Queen. Ion Man has the power to fly and fire blasts of destructive energy.
  • Killerwatt - Electrically powered enemy of Spider-Girl, Killerwatt's wicked sense of humor is made less funny by his tendency to fire lightning bolts at the people he tells his jokes to.
  • Magneta - Obsessed fan of Magneto who abandoned her dreams of being a hero and uses her own magnetic powers to help the Red Queen fight A-Next.
  • Red Queen - Daughter of Henry Pym and the Wasp, Hope Pym copied her mother's electric sting blasts and insect-wings, and donned a sinister version of her mother's Wasp costume. She is the team leader, and has a pathological hatred of Stinger.

Former members[edit]

  • Sabreclaw - Hudson Logan, son of Wolverine and half-brother to Wild Thing. His healing factor and deadly claws are made more frightening by his sociopathic nature. He later joined A-Next.
  • Big Man - Brother to Red Queen, Henry Pym Jr. copied his father's growing abilities. Big Man joined the team to watch over his sister.

Cancerverse version[edit]

Earth-616 version[edit]

  • Wonder Man - Leader
  • Anti-Venom - Anti-Venom joined up with the Revengers because he thought Wonder Man might be right about what he claims about the Avengers.
  • Atlas -
  • Captain Ultra -
  • Century - Century sided with Wonder Man out of sense of honor to him and recognition of the cycle of life.
  • Demolition Man - Demolition Man claimed the Grandmaster called him to reclaim the Infinity Gems from the Avengers and that the Avengers have not been returning his calls leading him to be recruited into the Revengers.
  • Devil-Slayer - He joined the Revengers in order to make a reality where the Avengers were held accountable for their actions.
  • Ethan Edwards - He joined the Revengers in order to avenge the defeat of the Skrulls at the end of their Secret Invasion.
  • Goliath V - He joined the Revengers where he still blames the Avengers for his uncle Bill Foster's death.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Avengers Annual vol. 2 #1 (Sept. 2011)
  2. ^ New Avengers Annual vol. 2 #1
  3. ^ Avengers Annual vol. 4 #1

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