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Subj: My review of the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #9
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 at 11:38:33 am EDT (Viewed 12 times)


Hejsa, mina vanner,
It’s time, once again, to go back to 2006 (September 2006, to be precise) and review another one of my favorite comics. The comic is the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #9, featuring tons of characters from Puppet Master to Shamrock (Quoi was just a warm-up for this fun issue). The characters you’ll see in this issue will be divided into three categories:

1. Those who missed their opportunity to appear in Deluxe Edition, but made it this time around (Nathaniel Richards is one of them)
2. Those who appeared in Deluxe Edition and is owed a profile (including Puppet Master, Quicksilver, and Radioactive Man)
3. Those who never got a profile at all (such as Radius)

They will have the pleasure of joining Abraxas, Abyss, Achebe, Acolytes, Aegis, Aged Genghis, Agent (Mason), Agent X, Ahab, Akhenaten, Albert and Elsie Dee, Albion, Alkhema, Alpha the Ultimate Mutant, Americop, Amphibion, Amun, Anachronauts, Anarchist, Angel (Salvadore), Animus, Anti-Cap, Apache Kid, Arabian Knight, Arides, Arranger, Arsenal, Arsenic and Old Lace, Asbestos Lady, Ashcan, Atlantis, Atlas, Atleza, Aurora, Authority, Avengers (MC2), Awesome Andy, Axis Mundi, Axum, Ba’al, Bad Girls Inc., Sunset Bain, Band of the Bland, Bandit, Banshee, Baron Mordo, Baron Strucker, Baron Helmut Zemo, Baroness, Bastion, Batwing, Benny Beckley, Bedlam, Berserker, Beta Ray Bill, Big Wheel, Black Box, Black Dragon, Black Widow (Voyant), Blaquesmith, Blindspot, Blizzard, Blob, Bloodwraith, Bogatyri, Bogeyman, Alexander Bont, Boom Boom, Bella Donna Boudreaux, Bounty, Brood, Bruiser, B-Sides, Bug, John Bushmaster, Buzz, Cagliostro, Caliban, Callisto, Calypso, Captain UK, Captain Ultra, Captain Unvierse, Caretakers, Black Tom Cassidy, Celestials, Centennial, Centurious, Cerebra/Cerebro, Cerise, Challenger, Chamber, Lila Cheney, China Force, Code: Blue, Kasper Cole, Collective Man, Collector, Contingency, Copperhead, Copycat, Cosmic Cube, Council of Godheads, Crazy Eight (Shappe), The Crazy Eight, Crimson Cowl, Crimson Dynamo (Gavrilov), Jaine Cutter, Cyclone, Dark Gods, Dark Riders, Darkdevil, Darkhold Redeemers, Darkstar, Daughters of the Dragon, Dazzler (Worthington), D’Bari, Dead Girl, Death, Deathcry, Deathlok (Manning), Deathlok (Truman and Young), Death’s Head (FPA), Death’s Head (Minion), Deathweb, Debrii, Deluge, Demogoblin, Demolition Man, Desak, Desert Sword, Deviants, Devil-Slayer, Devlor, Diamond Lil, Diamondback, Diamondhead, Dimension of Manifestations, Doctor Doom’s Generals, Doctor Nemesis, Dominic Fortune, Doomsday Man, Doop, Dormammu, Damon Dran, Drax the Destroyer, Ethan Edwards, Ego, 8-Ball, Elements of Doom, Elf with a Gun, Elysius, Emplate, Epoch, Equinox, Ereshkigal, Eric the Red, Eternal Brain, Eternals, Eternity, Euro-Trash, Exemplars, Fallen One (Champion of the Universe), Father Time, Fathom Five, Femme Fatales, Feron, Fight-Man, Richard Fisk, Fixer, Flag-Smasher, Flying Dutchman’s Ghost, Folding Circle, Force Four, Forge, Don Fortunato, Free Spirit, Frog-Man, Deacon Frost, Fury, Galactic Guardians, Gamecock, Ganymede, Gargoyle (Christians), John Garrett, Gazer, Geist, Geshem, Gibbon, Glob, Gnobians, Ma Gnucci, Goliath (Foster), Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, and Holliway, Gorgon (Shishido), Gorilla-Man, Grandmaster, Gravity, Great Game, Guardian, Cockroach Hamilton, Harrier, Jonas Harrow, Hate-Monger, Hawkeye (Bishop), Helix, Hellbent, Helleyes, Hellions, HERBIE, High Evolutionary, Hindsight, Hood, Howard the Duck, Hulkling, Humbug, Humus Sapien, Huntara, Hurricane (Potter), Hybrid (Marks), Hybrid (Washington), Hydra, H’ylthri, Hyperion, Immortus, Infinites, Infinity, Shola Inkosi, Iron Lad, J2, Jack Flag, Jack O’Lantern, Harald Jaekelsson, Mad Jim Jaspers, Madison Jeffries, Jester, Joystick, Judge, Jury, Justice (Tensen), Kane, Kangaroo, Ka-Zar the Great, Ka-Zar the Savage, Senator Robert Kelly, Khaos, Erik Killmonger, Killpower, Kismet, Klaatu, Korvac, Alyosha Kravinoff, Kree, Kylun, Lacuna, Livewires, Living Erasers, Living Tribunal, Lockdown, Locust, Loki, Looter, Luphomoids, Lynx, M, Gideon Mace, MACH-4, Machine Man, Machine Teen, Machinesmith, Mad Jack, Mad Thinker, Madame Masque, Maelstrom, Magdalene, Moses Magnum, Magus, Major Mapleleaf, Malice, Man-Beast, Man-Killer, Victor Mancha, Mandarin, Mandarin (Temujin), Marduk, Margali of the Winding Way, Man-Mountain Marko, Marrow, Marvel (KalAOL), Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), Masque, Master Hate, Master Khan, Master of the World, Mastermind (Braddock Manor computer), Mastermind (Martinique Wyngarde), Alicia Masters, Maverick (Bradley), Mephista, Mercy, Merlin Demonspawn, Merlyn, Metal Master, Microbe, Micromax, Microverse, Midnight, Midnight Sun, Layla Miller, Mimic, Mister Sensitive, Mister Sinister, Mistress Love, MODOK, Modulus, Mojo, Mondo, Morg, Morlocks, Morwen, Motormouth, Ms. Marvel (Ventura), Mysterium, Nasty Boys, Nebula, Nekra, New Men, New Son, N’Garai, Night Nurse, Night Raven, Night Thrasher, Nighthawk, Red Norvell, Nosferata, Nova (Rider), Nova Omega, Number Nine, Oblivion, Ogre, Olivier, Onslaught, Origin, Outlaw Kid, Over-Mind, Pacific Overlords, Paibok, Patriot (Bradley), Penance, Phantazia, Phantom Rider, Phat, Photon (Genis-Vell), Phyla, Piranha, Pixie, Plantman, Plodex, Powderkeg, Presence, Prester John, Priapus, Pride, Promise, Prosh, Proteus, Protocide, Prowler, Psionex, Puma, and Quoi in the pantheon of characters covered in a twelve-issue 2006 maxi-series. But before we go any further let’s cover those who appeared in the 2004-2005 handbooks:

From X-Men 2004:
+Rogue (Anne Marie): longtime member of the X-Men. A Southern girl since her birth, she was a former member of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (to which Mystique was her foster mother) and the X-Treme X-Men and had an on-and-off again relationship with Gambit. If she touches a hero without her gloves on, she can absorb his or her powers and use them briefly. She can also fly and control emotions. She now leads a portion of the X-Men, which includes Mystique, Iceman, Cannonball, Cable, Sabretooth, Karima Shapandar, and Lady Mastermind. First appearance: Avengers Annual #10 (1981). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #15.
+Sage: member of the New Excalibur. Often called Tessa, she also served with the Hellfire Club and X-Treme X-Men. She has a cybernetic mind that can function like a computer and can record and analyze huge amounts of data, even genetic codes of a living being. She also has low-level telepathic abilities that can read minds, communicate with others over a distance, and project her astral form, as well as mental illusions. She currently hangs out with Captain Britain, Chamber, Dazzler, Juggernaut, Nocturne, and Pete Wisdom in Merry Old England. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #132 (April 1980); (as Tessa) Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982); (as Sage) X-Men #109 (February 2001).

From Spider-Man 2004:
+Sandman (William Baker): enemy of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and other heroes. As a villain, he was a member of the Sinister Six and its spin-off teams and the Frightful Four and has worked alongside Blastaar and other criminals. He later reformed to become a hero and joined the Outlaws, the Wild Pack, Next Wave, the Intruders, and even the Avengers. He can change portions or his entire body into sand and make sandy weapons, including hammers and clubs. His weakness is water and at one point, he amalgamated himself with Hydro-Man and became the Mud-Thing. Returning to a life of crime, he reunited with fellow Spider-Man villains Boomerang, Chameleon, Electro, Green Goblin, Hammerhead, Hydro-Man, Lizard, Scorpion, Shocker, Tombstone, and Vulture in forming the Sinister Twelve to battle Spidey and his allies. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #4 (September 1963). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #15.
+Scorpion: he’ll be profiled under Venom, so look out for him in the future.

From Avengers 2004:
+Quasar (Wendell Vaughn): former member of the Avengers, Project: PEGASUS, Star Masters, SHIELD, and the Defenders (for just one day). Formerly known as Marvel Man, he was the Protector of the Universe after the death of Captain Mar-Vell. He wore two quantum bands, one on each wrist, which gave him the power to manipulate energy, construct energy, fly, teleport, and communicate with him. However, the bands cannot absorb magic, extradimensional energy, kinetic or psionic energy, or matter manipulation. During the Annihilation Saga, he worked with his old ally Nova to fight the Annihilation Saga, but was killed by Annihilus. First appearance: (as Marvel Man) Captain America #217 (January 1978); (as Quasar) Incredible Hulk #234 (April 1979). Final appearance: Annihilation: Nova #4 (September 2006). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #13 and was mentioned as Marvel Man in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8.
+Quicksilver: he’s going to be profiled in this report, so there’s no need to put him up there.
+Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff): former member of the Avengers, Force Works, Secret Defenders, Brides of Set, Lady Liberators, Defenders, and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. She is the estranged wife of the Vision, the apparent mother of Tommy and Billy, the daughter of Magneto, the sister of Quicksilver, the half-sister of Polaris, the aunt of Luna, the former sister-in-law of Crystal, and the former love interest of Wonder Man. A powerful sorceress, she can project chaos magic and hex spheres that can disrupt reality. She can also create hex auras to protect herself and can mystically control wood, stone, plants, Earth, air, fire, and water. After suffering a nervous breakdown, she created the House of M reality and stripped the mutant powers from many mutants and is now in a coma. First appearance: The X-Men #4 (March 1964). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #9.

From Hulk 2004:
+Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailiovich Sytsevich): enemy of Spider-Man and Hulk. Hailing from Russia, he was a member of the Sinister Syndicate and participated in the Great Game. One of the strongest villains ever, he wears a high-impact, lightweight suit of armor that can withstand explosions and was once made of high carbon, titanium steel alloy mixed with finely tessellated mail. Once he turned into a half-man/half-rhino creatures, which allowed him to have the powers of a real rhinoceros. Today, the Rhino continues to fight Spider-Man, Hulk, and other heroes, reliving his life of crime. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #41 (October 1966). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #14.
+Riot Squad: enemies of the Hulk who work for the Leader. This began when only five of the citizens of Middletown, Arizona survived a gamma bomb explosion and became mutated by the effects of the bomb. The roster includes Rock, his partner Redeemer, Soul Man, Ogress, Jailbait, her boyfriend Hotshot, and Omnibus. Their meeting place is called the Freehold, which is located in Alberta, Canada. The current status of the Riot Squad, as well as their headquarters, is unknown. First appearance: (as normal people) Incredible Hulk #345 (July 1988); (as the Riot Squad) Incredible Hulk #366 (February 1990).
+Betty Ross: former member of Home Base and the wife of the Hulk. She is the daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross and the ex-wife of Colonel Glenn Talbot. For a while, she became the Harpy and had superhuman strength, wings capable of flight, sharp talons, and had the power to fire powerful energy blasts from her hands. As a regular woman, she is a skilled markswoman and is now super-strong. After her seeming death from radiation poison, she was revived by Home Base and served as one of their agents. First appearance: (as Betty) Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962); (as Harpy) Incredible Hulk #168 (October 1973). Was mentioned as Harpy in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5 and has appeared as Betty Ross Banner in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #1.
+Thunderbolt Ross (General Thaddeus Ross): Hulk foe. A general of the US Air Force, he is also the father of Betty Ross, who eventually married the Hulk to his chagrin, and the father-in-law of the late Colonel Glenn Talbot, whom the General trusted until the Colonel’s death. He has a lifetime of military experience and is one of the best organizers, strategists, and leaders in the US Military. His arsenal of weapons include robots, high tech cages, knockout gases, and missiles. For a while, he controlled Zzzax. He almost died sacrificing his life to save his daughter from a mutant named Nevermind, but was revived by the Leader. First appearance: Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19 (he was thought dead at that time).
+General Ryker (John Ryker): Hulk foe. Like Thunderbolt Ross, he is an army general who harbors a hatred for the Hulk. He is a brilliant strategist, but also an adept liar and a master manipulator and can deceive enemies and allies to hide his true agenda. He has many troops and has access to military personnel, scientists, weapons, vehicles, and technology and a large intelligence network. After the death of his wife Lucy, he almost was arrested by SHIELD, but bribed them to get rid of the Hulk. First appearance: Incredible Hulk #12 (March 2000).

From Daredevil 2004:
+Purple Man (Zebediah Kilgrave): Daredevil foe. Hailing from a part of Yugoslavia which is now Croatia, he is the father of former Alpha Flight member Persuasion (formerly Purple Girl). If you took one look at his purple skin, he would give you mental commands for his bidding. He can also manipulate people to see what he wants them to see. At one point of his criminal career, he was killed by Sub-Mariner during the Emperor Doom storyline, but recovered in time to manipulate X-Man into conquering the world. He was last seen with Baron Zemo in his attempt to re-lead the Thunderbolts. First appearance: Daredevil #4 (October 1964). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10 and #19 (he was believed to be dead during #19’s entry).

From Wolverine 2004:
+Reavers: enemies of Wolverine and the X-Men. They are a band of cyborgs who despise mutants and formerly set up shop in Australia. The membership includes Donald Pierce (the former White Bishop of the Hellfire Club), Bonebreaker, Pretty Boy, Skullbuster, Lady Deathstrike, Wade Cole, Angelo Mason, Murray Reese, another Skullbuster (also known as Cylla), a third Skullbuster, and Josh Foley. The first Skullbuster was killed by Forge, the second Skullbuster was killed by Bloodscream, and the others were killed by Sentinels. However, the ones that were killed by Sentinels were rebuilt and are still on the loose. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #229 (May 1988). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #29.
+Roughhouse: Wolverine foe. Supposedly as Asgardian by birth, he now lives in Madripoor and usually works alongside Bloodscream. A very strong villain, he has typical Asgardian powers, such as denser flesh and bone and slow aging. He is also a brilliant hand-to-hand combatant and has a mental link to Bloodscream. He and Bloodscream became Viper’s underlings and fought Underworld. First appearance: Wolverine #4 (February 1989). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6.
+Sabretooth (Victor Creed): longtime foe of Wolverine. With Mystique, he was the father of the late Graydon Creed and has served with Weapon X, the Marauders, X-Factor, and the Brotherhood of Mutants and worked alongside the Constrictor against Luke Cage and Iron Fist. He is famous for his animal-like sight, hearing, sound, and taste and can track prey and has night vision. He can also regenerate and damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure faster than anyone else. Today, he serves as a member of Rogue’s X-Men team. First appearance: Iron Fist #14 (August 1977). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #16 and #29.

From Book of the Dead 2004:
+Pyro (St. John Allerdyce): X-Men foe. Hailing from Australia, he served with two branches of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, as well as the Freedom Force, and made close friends with Blob and Avalanche. He had the power to manipulate fire and to turn it into any shape, such as a phoenix. He could only use his power for a limited time, but he was able to change its shape. He gave up his life to save Senator Robert Kelly from assassination by Mystique after fighting Post. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #141 (January 1981). Final appearance: Cable #87 (January 2001). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #36.

From Golden Age 2004:
+Red Raven: Golden Age hero who is Marvel’s answer to the JSA’s Hawkman. He was a member of the Liberty Legion and later became the father of Dania (who later became the Red Raven). Like his DC counterpart, he can fly by using an artificial suit, which includes metal wings. Sometimes, he uses his wings as a shield. He is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. After fighting Angel of the X-Men, he reunited with the Sub-Mariner to save the Bird-People, but caused an explosion, which killed himself. Some say he actually survived the explosion and clashed with the Defenders, but whether or not he survives to this day is a mystery. First appearance: Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #14, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #4 (he was believed to be dead during all of these occurrences).
+Red Skull (Johann Schmidt): Captain America foe. A longtime Nazi agent from Germany, he joined many villain groups including Axis Mundi, Hydra, Power Broker Inc., the Skeleton Crew, and the Acts of Vengeance Prime Movers. A master of disguise, he is most famous for his red skull-like face. His favorite weapons are a handgun and the “dust of death,” which can kill people within skin contact or turn his victims faces into red skulls. Among his other weapons are Sleepers and Cosmic Cubes. The Skull’s favorite song is Chopin’s Funeral March. First appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19 (he was believed to be dead at that time), and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #24.
+Red Skull (Albert Malik): Enemy of the 1950s Captain America (who later became the Grand Director), Nomad, and Spider-Man. A Russian by birth, he was the mastermind behind the deaths of Richard and Mary Parker (Peter’s proud parents) in the 1950s while he was residing in Algeria. A mastermind and spy, he used possessed simple weapons, including a handgun or garotte. He also had a laser blaster strapped to his chest. Luckily, he was killed by a Scourge of the Underworld. First appearance: Young Men #24 (December 1953). Final appearance: Captain America #347 (November 1988). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6.

From Women of Marvel 2005:
+Rogue: see X-Men 2004.
+Roma: ally of the Corps and daughter of Merlyn. She is also known as the Lady of the Northern Skies and hails from Otherworld. A powerful sorceress, she has the power to resurrect the dead, grant anyone powers, teleport herself and others throughout time and space, create mystic shields and energy bolts, and perform any magical feat. She is also a master manipulator, but can improvise on the rare occasions she was caught off guard. During the House of M saga, she was apparently slain by Merlyn, but is able to make a comeback now and then. First appearance: (as the Lady of the Northern Skies) Captain Britain #1 (October 1976); (as Roma) Hulk Comic #32 (October 1979). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #36.
+Satana (Satana Hellstrom): daughter of Satan and the sister of Hellstorm. She was also a member of SHIELD’s Howling Commandos and an ally to Jennifer Kale and Topaz. She can cast magic spells and levitate herself from the ground, but is unable to fly. She can also strip false images from others, laying bare their souls and having them see who they truly are. Although she was supposedly killed by Basilisk, she was revived by Doctor Strange and formed an alliance with Kale and Topaz. First appearance: Vampire Tales #2 (October 1973). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #14, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #19 (she was dead during all of the occurrences).
+Scarlet Witch: see Avengers 2004.
+Sersi: member of the Eternals and former member of the Avengers. As an Avenger, she had long friendships with Iron Man, Captain America, Hercules, Vision, Black Knight, Quasar, and Crystal and as an Eternal, she went on adventures with Ikaris, Makkari, Thena, and Ajak to fight the Deviants. Along with her standard Eternal powers, she has cosmic energy and mind control over her body. She can levitate herself thanks to gravitons and can create mental illusions, as well as turn enemies into nonhuman forms (mostly pigs). Today, she remains loyal to her fellow Eternals, although Iron Man asked her to rejoin the Avengers. First appearance: Eternals #3 (September 1976). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #29.

From Marvel Knights 2005:
+Punisher (Frank Castle): Marvel’s gun-toting anti-hero vigilante who kills criminals for justice. Often working solo in New York City, he can be counted as a Marvel Knight and often works with streetwise superheroes. His first mission was to kill Spider-Man, but he later teamed up with the hero on occasion. A former Marine, his weapons of choice are various firearms, ranging from semiautomatic rifles to handguns. He often travels by a Battle Van, which has immense weaponry and is armored. Today, the Punisher is still hunting for villains, even during the Civil War. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #129 (February 1974). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #5.

From Age of Apocalypse 2005:
+Mikhail Rasputin: X-Men foe. He was the older brother of Colossus and served as a Horseman of Apocalypse. He could warp realities and transmutate his body into a metal/flesh hybrid. Before becoming a Horseman of Apocalypse, he served with the Soviet Super-Soldiers and killed War. He was killed in a battle with Don Blake, who also perished. First appearance: X-Universe #1 (May 1995). Final appearance: X-Universe #2 (June 1995).
+Quicksilver (Pietro Lehnsherr): member of Magneto’s X-Men. Son of Magneto, brother of the late Scarlet Witch, and half-brother of Charles Lehnsherr, he is in love Storm. Like his Earth-616 counterpart, he has superhuman speed and can run as fast as a cheetah. Although his father leads the X-Men overall, he leads a splinter group consisting of himself, Storm, Exodus, Dazzler, Banshee, and Iceman as they travel to Maine to battle the Brotherhood (consisting of Box, Arclight, Copycat, Spyne, and Yeti). He remains a member of Magneto’s X-Men and was last seen rescuing Illyana Rasputin from the guards of Apocalypse. First appearance: X-Men Alpha (February 1995).
+Rogue (Anne Marie): member of the X-Men. After joining the X-Men team, she married him and became the mother of Charles Lehnsherr and stepmother of Quicksilver. She basically has the powers of her Earth-616 counterpart, including the power to absorb heroes’ powers. Along with Magneto, she leads a splinter group consisting of Sabretooth, Wild Child, Blink, Morph, and Sunfire as they travel to the West Coast to battle Holocaust. She remains loyal to her husband and son as they remain members of the X-Men. First appearance: X-Men Alpha (February 1995).
+Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde-Rasputin): member of the X-Men and Generation Next. She was also the wife of Colossus (who helped formed Generation Next) and served as a mother figure to Skin, Chamber, Husk, Vincente, and Mondo. Trained by Weapon X, she wore retractable claws made of Adamantium. She also had her usual phasing powers, where she could phase through walls and ceilings. She was accidentally killed by Colossus while he was on a rampage. First appearance: Generation Next #1 (March 1995). Final appearance: X-Men: Omega (June 1995).
+Sabretooth (Victor Creed): member of the Exiles and former member of the Apocalypse-Era X-Men and Horsemen of Apocalype. Hailing from Earth-295, he is a surrogate father to Blink and was imprisoned alongside Wildchild at one point (both mutants later joined the X-Men). Like his Earth-616 counterpart, he has enhanced senses and a regenerating healing factor. He also has retractable, razor-sharp claws on his hands and feet, which can rend through bone and natural material. Upon noticing Blink an Exile, he later joined the group as well and later led the team. First appearance: X-Men: Alpha (February 1995).

From Spider-Man 2005:
+Queen (Adriana “Ana” Soria): Spider-Man foe. A former Marine who served in World War II (she was the first to join), she later worked as a terrorist in New York City. She was able to lift more than one ton and could control the minds and functions of all insects and anyone possessing the “insect gene.” A telepathic, she also had pseudo-compound eyes. While hiding the city of New York hostage, she was killed in an explosion after Spider-Man disarmed a bomb. First appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man #15 (August 2004). Final appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man #20 (December 2004).
+Ben Reilly: clone of Spider-Man that was created by the Jackal. Better known as Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider, he was a member of the New Warriors. Like the real Spider-Man, his wears web-shooters that shoot webs and enables him to travel via his webs. Unlike his counterpart, he was not linked to the Venom symbiote since he did not share the bond to Venom’s symbiote, though he does have spider-sense. He gave up his life to save the real Spider-Man after Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) tried to blow up the Daily Bugle. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #149 (October 1975). Final appearance: Spider-Man #75 (December 1996).
+Joe Robertson: Assistant editor for the Daily Bugle. Unlike J. Jonah Jameson, he is a major fan of Spider-Man and shows no hostility towards superheroes. He was once a speed racer in an urban setting under the name “Rocket” Robertson. He is also a skilled manager and reporter and is famous for his wisdom and integrity. Today, he is the editor of the new Front Line newspaper. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #51 (August 1967). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6.

From Teams 2005:
+Runaways: a band of Los Angeles, California teens who work as young heroes who run away from their criminal parents. They are the children of the criminal group known as the Pride. The founding members are Arsenic and her dinosaur Old Lace, Bruiser, Lucy in the Sky, Sister Grimm, Talkback, and Alex Wilder. Later additions are Topher, Victor Mancha, and Xavin. Currently, the team (which now consists of Bruiser, Lucy in the Sky, Sister Grimm, Talkback, Victor Mancha, Xavin, and Old Lace) teamed up with the Young Avengers to fight the Superhuman Registration Act. First appearance: Runaways #1 (July 2003).
+Serpent Society: enemies of Captain America and the X-Men. This is an organization of serpentine villains in the Marvel Universe who constantly battled Captain America and never be imprisoned. The team began as the Serpent Squad, which consisted of Sidewinder, Anaconda, Black Mamba, and Death Adder. Later on, new members included the Asp, Bushmaster, Cobra (later King Cobra), Constrictor (who declined membership), Cottonmouth, Diamondback (who later betrayed the team and allied herself with Captain America), Princess Python, Rattler, and the Viper (who also declined membership) and a Serpent Society Headquarters was constructed in New York. After Princess Python left the group and Death Adder was killed by Scourge, some new members joined, including Black Racer, Boomslang, Coachwhip, Copperhead, Fer-de-Lance, Puff Adder, Rock Python, and Slither. Sidewinder stepped down as chairman and allowed King Cobra to lead. Today, several Serpent Society members (King Cobra, Bushmaster, Rattler, and a new Death Adder) serve as members of the Thunderbolts Army, led by Baron Zemo. First appearance: Captain America #310 (October 1985). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6.

From Fantastic Four 2005:
+Ramades: Fantastic Four foe. Hailing from 30th Century Egypt (also known as Earth-6311), he is the son of Rama-Tut (Nathaniel Richards), making him an ancestor of Mister Fantastic and his family. He uses the Sphere of Destiny (a scepter) to enable himself to travel throughout time. His Sphere of Destiny can also emit various substances from eras of time, ranging from ice from the Ice Age to Mt. Vesuvius’ lava. He was trapped in an eight minute time loop after battling HERBIE and Franklin Richards. First appearance: Marvel Knights 4 #15 (April 2005).
+Franklin Richards: former member of the Power Pack (under the codename of Tattletale) and the Daydreamers. Often considered the “fifth member of the Fantastic Four,” he is the son of Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman, the older brother of Valeria Richards, the grandson of Nathaniel Richards and the late Franklin Storm and their wives, the nephew of Huntara and the Human Torch, and the godson of the Thing and Alicia Masters. A mutant by birth, he is famous for his cosmic-level ability to change reality, albeit he has limited control over this. As Tattletale, he had the power to project a dream he could manifest remotely, as far as a planetary scale. After his parents, uncles, and other heroes sacrificed their lives to fight Onslaught, he created a pocket universe to preserve the heroes. In an alternate future, he is the Psi-Lord of the Fantastic Force. First appearance: Fantastic Four Annual #6 (November 1968); (name given) Fantastic Four #94 (January 1970); (as Tattletale) Power Pack #17 (December 1985); (as Psi-Force) Fantastic Four #376 (May 1993). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13 (as Tattletale).
+Valeria Richards: daughter of Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman, kid sister of Franklin Richards, granddaughter of Nathaniel Richards and the late Franklin Storm and their wives, niece of Huntara and Human Torch, and alternate future daughter of Doctor Doom. In an alternate reality, she was a teenage woman known as Marvel Girl. As Marvel Girl, she could turn invisible and obscure all kinds of radiation and generate force fields. As a toddler, she is one of the smartest toddlers alive and can be smarter than Reed. Her very first word as a baby was “Doom.” First appearance: (as Marvel Girl) Fantastic Four #15 (March 1999); (as Valeria) Fantastic Four #50 (February 2002).

From Secrets of the House of M:
+Henry Pym: works for Stark Industries.
+Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff): rightful heir to the House of Magnus and son of Magneto.
+Rogue (Anne Marie): serves as an agent of SHIELD.
+Sabretooth (Victor Creed): works as an assassin for Magneto.
+Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff): heir to the House of Magnus and daughter of Magneto (she also created the universe, literally).
+Sentinels: serve as police officers and protect the government.
+Sentry (Robert Reynolds): always visits Doctor Strange to tell him about a recurring nightmare.

From Avengers 2005:
+Rage (Elvin Daryl Haliday): member of the New Warriors and former member of the Avengers (which he was kicked out due to his age) and Psionex. When he was first discovered, Captain America invited him to join the Avengers, but he later found out that Rage was just a teenager and was expelled, but was welcome to resume his training with the team. A victim of toxic chemical waste, he is gifted with super-strength which grows whenever he is furious (similar to the Hulk). He can also smash through concrete walls like the original hero. During the Civil War, he and his friend Justice shut down Hindsight’s anti-New Warriors website. First appearance: Avengers #326 (November 1990). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #30.
+James Rhodes: the Avenger formerly known as the second Iron Man and War Machine and Tony Stark’s right hand man since Vietnam. As a superhero, he was a member of the West Coast Avengers and Force Works, often taking Tony’s place. As the second Iron Man, he wore a suit of red and gold armor and shot repulsor rays from his hands and could fly. As War Machine, he wore grey and white armor, which includes repulsors in his gloves, twin barrel cannons, a flamethrower, a force shield generator, and a shoulder-mounded gattling gun, as well as the power of flight. He currently leads Sentinel Squad O.N.E., a branch of the US government. First appearance: (as Rhodes) Iron Man #118 (January 1979); (as the second Iron Man) Iron Man #170 (May 1983); (as War Machine) Iron Man #291 (April 1993). Has appeared as Iron Man II in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #6 and as War Machine in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #31.
+Sentry: he’s going to be profiled in this issue, so there’s no need to put him up here.

From Ultimate Spider-Man/Ultimate Fantastic Four 2005:
+Punisher (Frank Castle): ally of Spider-Man. Unlike his Earth-616 counterpart, he once worked for the NYPD rather than Vietnam and his family was killed by corrupt police officers rather than gangsters. His powers are similar to his mainstream counterpart, including his knowledge of firearms and weaponry. He murdered corrupt cop Jeanne De Wolfe with the help of Spider-Man. He was last seen helping Spider-Man battle Carnage. First appearance: Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #6 (September 2001).
+Thunderbolt Ross (General Thaddeus Ross): agent of SHIELD and ally of Nick Fury. He led SHIELD until he shuts down the Weapon X program after John Wraith attempts to bomb his offices. The assassination was unsuccessful and Thunderbolt Ross walks up to the autopsy table and tells the terrorist to keep his hands off his bodily fluids. He now works as a government liaison for a think tank in the Baxter Building, home of the Fantastic Four. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #9 (October 2001).
+Sandman (Flint Marko): Spider-Man foe. He is a member of the Ultimate Six, which also included Doctor Octopus, Electro, Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, and their enemy Spider-Man, and battled the Ultimates. His entire body is made of sand, which he can control and morph at will. He can also reconstitute the silicon particles in his body into a real human body. He was later frozen by SHIELD and placed in jars, so that he can never reform again. First appearance: Ultimate Spider-Man #46 (November 2003).

From New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook Special:
+Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro): member of the New X-Men and the Hellions. If you had to compare him with a Marvel superhero, I would pick the Thing since he is a bully and a very strong member. Like Ben Grimm, he has a body made of rock and is super-strong. He can also shatter himself at will in danger, reconstructing himself in seconds. After M-Day, he retained his mutant powers, but was shocked to see his friends were murdered by bigots against mutants. First appearance: (as Santo) New Mutants #3 (September 2003); (as Rockslide) New Mutants #10 (May 2004).

From Alternate Universes 2005:
+Reigning: also known as Earth-3515. This is a futuristic universe where Thor remade New York City into a second Asgard. His son Magni serves as the new Thor, vowing to challenge Thor over who will wield Mjonir and the fact that Thor has slain all other heroes. Other denizens include Designate (once known as Thor Girl), Sif, Desak, Fandral of the Warriors Three, Loki, and Enchantress. After the mainstream Thor removed Asgard from Earth, nothing ever happened. First appearance: Thor #68 (November 2003).
+Shadowline: also known as Earth-88194. This is a universe where mutants, gods, and alien conquerors do not exist. Instead the residents of this Earth are all quasi-humans called Shadows. The main hero of this universe is Doctor Zero and his allies include Power Line (Lenore Castle and Victor Guillermos), Michael Devlin (a member of the Order of St. George), Gregor Gerasimov of Russia, Ripley Weaver, Terror Inc., and Skinwalker (John Nighthunter), and well as some Dolphins. Enemies of Doctor Zero include Professor Henry Clerk, Dirk Ravenscore and his brother Tyler, Marid, and Wikka. After an explosion killed Gordon Castle and Henry Clerk, Doctor Zero and the Power Line team escaped the explosion. Other than the fact that Terror Inc. now lives on Earth-616, the remainder of Shadowline’s population’s fates remain uncertain. First appearance: Dr. Zero #1 (April 1988).
+Scarlet Centurion (Nathaniel Richards): enemy of the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme. Believed to be Rama-Tut and Kang, he is the father of Ramades and an ancestor to Nathaniel Richards, Huntara, Mister Fantasti, Franklin and Valeria Richards, Kang, Immortus, Iron Lad, and Rama-Tut. He can age much more slowly than any modern human and is a professional in time-traveling. A master manipulator, he also owns an arsenal of weapons, including ice generators, concussive force blasters, hard radiation emitters, magnetic force manipulators, and electrical blasters. By 3979, he would rule an empire of fifteen planets and three trillion citizens, albeit being old and tired. First appearance: Avengers Annual #2 (September 1968). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’86 #6.

From Horror 2005:
+Satannish: enemy of Doctor Strange, the West Coast Avengers, and Hellstorm. A Hell-Lord and a demon, he was the head of the Sons of Satannish and manipulated the Six-Fingered Hand, Night Shift, and the Hangman’s Lethal Legion. He often employed destructive mystic energy blasts and an immense strength and could teleport. A shapeshifter, he can change his height, weight, and appearance at will, but his true appearance is unknown to all. He was killed by Mephisto’s deadly blast after battling Hellcat and Hellstorm. First appearance: Doctor Strange #174 (November 1968). Final appearance: Hellcat #3 (November 2000). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #12.
+Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton): enemy of Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the original X-Men, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, both Ghost Riders, Spider-Man, and the list goes on. Although he has a tendency to fight alone, he is also a member of the Maggia (Nefaria branch), the Cowled Commander’s Crime-Wave, the Ghost Rider Assassination League, and often works alongside the late Eel, Plantman, the late Porcupine, and Unicorn. A talented acrobat, he can produce a mutated pheromone which affects peoples’ adrenal glands and give them a panic attack. He often trains crows to do his bidding and is sometimes equipped with his pitchfork called “Trusty Rusty.” After participating in a successful breakout on the Raft, he later joined Baron Zemo’s Thunderbolts Army in time for the Civil War. First appearance: Tales of Suspense #51 (March 1964). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #28.

From X-Men 2005:
+Savage Land: a prehistoric land located in Antarctica. Also known as Pangea, this is the home of the Aerians, Fall People, Lemurians, Lizard-Men, Man-Apes, Sky People, Sun People, Swamp Men, Tree People, Zebra People, the Savage Land Mutates, Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, and Zabu. When they first visited the Savage Land, the original X-Men helped Ka-Zar (although they thought he was an enemy), but time after time, the X-Men returned to visit the land and help Ka-Zar. At one point, the Savage Land was entirely destroyed by Terminus, but was restored by the High Evolutionary and the X-Men (namely Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, and Wolverine). Now governed by the United Tribes, it is also visited by other heroes, such as Captain America, the Avengers, and Daredevil. First appearance: The X-Men #10 (March 1965). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Pangea was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9.

From Ultimate X-Men/Ultimates 2005:
+Quicksilver (Pietro Lehnsherr): member of the Ultimates. Before he and his twin sister Wanda joined the Ultimates, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by his father Magneto. He is a very fast runner and can run up to Mach 10 speeds. He is also resistant to friction and sometimes walks with a limp. After he was ridiculed by Magneto, he and Wanda became superheroes and looked up to Professor X as a mentor. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #1 (February 2001).
+Rogue (Marian): member of the Ultimate X-Men. A former member of Weapon X and the Brotherhood, she later defected to the X-Men and fell in love with both Iceman and Gambit. Like her Earth-616 counterpart, she can absorb the powers of anyone she touches and briefly use their powers. However, she is plagued by their nightmares after absorbing their powers. After Gambit was killed by Juggernaut, she absorbed his powers, but lost them after accompanying Nightcrawler. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #7 (August 2001).
+Betty Ross: former girlfriend of Bruce Banner and daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross. Although she doesn’t have any superpowers, she is an ally of the Ultimates, serving as their communications director. In college, she was close friends with Janet Van Dyne, the future Wasp. After Banner turned into the Hulk, she began dating Freddie Prinze Jr. (to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s chagrin). First appearance: Ultimates #2 (April 2002).
+Sabretooth (Victor Creed): enemy of Wolverine and the X-Men. Like his Earth-616 counterpart, he is from Canada, but he believes that men are crueler than beasts that are less evolved. He has three retractable claws on each hand, similar to Wolverine, made of Adamantium. He also has a regenerated healing factor and animalistic senses. He is a card-carrying member of Weapon X and the Brotherhood of Mutants. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #8 (September 2001).
+Scarlet Witch (Wanda Lehnsherr): member of the Ultimates. Like her brother Quicksilver, she was a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by her father Magneto. She has the power to affect an outcome in a given area through a hex sphere. She can also fly, alter objects, and create force fields. As an Ultimate, she, her brother, and the other members, as well as other heroes, are even now battling the Liberators to defend America. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #1 (February 2001).
+Sentinels: robots who serve as enemies to the Ultimate X-Men. The Sentinels were created by Bolivar Trask to hunt and kill mutants in public. Some New Sentinels were created that were SHIELD agents who wanted to exterminate the old Sentinels with special hardware. Trask created even more Sentinels to hunt down mutants. They are under the direction of the Fenris twins. First appearance: Ultimate X-Men #1 (February 2001).

From New Avengers: Most Wanted Files:
+Purple Man: see Daredevil 2004.
+Rampage (Stuart Clarke): enemy of the Champions of Los Angeles, Spider-Man, and Wonder Man. A professional in mechanical and electrical engineering, he designed an exoskeleton suit, which has similar components to Iron Man’s suit of iron, including lightweight and flexible alloys. Powered by miniature generators, he also flew using boot jets and an Ionic Jet Pack. At one point of his criminal career, he teamed up with Griffin, Darkstar, and the fourth Crimson Dynamo to battle the Champions. At another point, he was impersonated by Champions member Iceman. He was one of many criminals who successfully broke out of the Raft prison and is still at large. First appearance: Champions #5 (April 1976). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #32.
+Razor-Fist: three villains who serve as enemies of Shang-Chi, SHIELD, Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Spider-Man, and other heroes. The first was William Young, who was killed by Carlton Velcro when Velcro was trying to kill Shang-Chi. After his death, brothers Doug and Will Scott were transformed into Razor-Fists in order to fight Shang-Chi. While Doug was arrested by Shang-Chi, Will was killed by Velcro. Each Razor-Fist had at least one hand replaced by a steel blade (Young and Doug Scott replaced both of their hands with blades). Today, Doug Scott remains the only Razor-Fist and was last seen fighting the Daughters of the Dragon. First appearance: (Young) Master of Kung-Fu #29 (June 1975); (Scott brothers) Master of Kung-Fu #105 (October 1981). Final appearance: (Young) Master of Kung-Fu #31 (August 1975); (Will Young) Master of Kung-Fu #106 (November 1981). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #18.
+Sauron (Karl Lykos): X-Men foe. He is a former member of Toad’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (alongside Blob, Phantazia, and Pyro) and the Savage Land Mutates and resides in the Savage Land. Looking like a pterodactyl, he must drain a life force of a living being in order to survive. He also has razor-sharp claws and can fly using 12” wings. He recently fought the New Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman, and Wolverine) in the Savage Land with the aid of the Savage Land Mutates. First appearance: (as Lykos) The X-Men #59 (August 1969); (as Sauron) The X-Men #60 (September 1969). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #23.
+Scarecrow: see Horror 2005.

And now, the stars of the show:

1. Puppet Master (Philip Masters): Fantastic Four foe. Born in Transia, he is the stepfather of Alicia Masters and a former pal of Mad Thinker and Egghead. His specialty is to create puppet-like replications of various individuals (including superheroes) and have them do things they would not really do. He uses radioactive clay to create his puppets and other creations. During the Civil War, he and Mad Thinker teamed up to create an explosion to kill both sides of superheroes, but the Thing interfered and ceased the explosion. First appearance: Fantastic Four #8 (November 1962). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #4.
2. Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff): Marvel’s fastest man on Earth. His family includes his father Magneto, sisters Scarlet Witch and Polaris, estranged wife Crystal, daughter Luna, ex-brother-in-law Vision, former nephews Thomas and William, and in-laws the Inhumans. He started out as a villain as one of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but later became a hero and served with the Avengers, X-Factor, and allied himself with the X-Men after his wife and sister were missing during the Onslaught crisis. He can be counted as either a hero or a villain, depending on his actions. Born in Transia, he is famous for his superhuman speed, traveling forward in time, and can briefly fly. After M-Day, he lost his powers, but thanks to the Terrigen Mist, he restored them and could heal other de-powered mutants. He is now an ally of the X-Factor Investigations, which includes his old teammates Madrox, Strong Guy, and Wolfsbane, despite the chagrin of Layla Miller. First appearance: The X-Men #4 (March 1964). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #2.
3. Radioactive Man (Chen Lu): member of the New Thunderbolts and sole survivor of the first Masters of Evil. A native of China, he spent most of his career as a villain and worked with the first three Masters of Evil and the Titanic Three and fought the Avengers, mostly Thor. He is able to generate radiation and use that energy for various effects, such as enhancing his strength. He can also absorb radiation from external sources, such as a nuclear bomb blast. After fighting Thor and other heroes, he redeemed himself and joined the New Thunderbolts, which included old members Atlas, MACH-4, and Songbird. First appearance: Journey into Mystery #93 (June 1963). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #23.
4. Radius (Jared Corbo): former member of Alpha Flight and the X-Corps. He is the supposed half-son of Unus and the true brother of Flex and he joined an updated Alpha Flight alongside his brother. Like Unus, he used a force field to block numerous physical and energy attacks. He could also change it into various shapes around his body for offensive purposes. After serving with Banshee’s X-Corps, he lost his powers during M-Day. First appearance: Alpha Flight #1 (August 1997).
5. Monica Rappaccini: enemy and mother of the current Scorpion. She is AIM’s Scientist Supreme and was born in Italy. Armed with a knowledge of organic toxins, she invented an enhanced lymphatic system, in which AIM agents are immune to biological, chemical, and radiological weapons. She wears a belt that contains a phasing device that enables her to teleport at short distances. During the House of M saga, she worked alongside Hulk and Scorpion to usurp Exodus’ mutant government in Australia, but later returned to AIM. First appearance: Amazing Fantasy #7 (June 2005).
6. Rawhide Kid (Johnny Clay): one of Marvel’s greatest Wild West heroes. An orphan after his parents were killed by Cheyenne Indians, he maintains law and order in Rawhide, Texas and often allies himself with Kid Colt, the original Phantom Rider, Outlaw Kid, and Two-Gun Kid. One of the greatest marksmen, he usually has two Colt .45 pistols and a lasso for weapons. He also has keen eyesight and hearing and rides a horse named Nightwind. His enemies include Doctor Danger, the Fat Man, Hurricane (Kane), Iron Mask, the Rattler, and the Red Raven. And, yes, he is rumored to be gay. First appearance: Rawhide Kid #17 (August 1960). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19 (he was just a historical character at that time, so he would be counted as dead, though his death was not yet revealed).
7. Razorback (Buford Hollis): ally of Spider-Man and She-Hulk, among others. Born in Arkansas, he once worked as an astronaut for NASA and now works as a trucker. His mode of transportation is a high-tech rig truck called a Big Pig and his latest Big Pig can alter its appearance and has alien scanners and computers. He wears an electrified mane which looks like a warthog’s head. Although he lost his mutant powers on M-Day, he is still an active crimefighter. First appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #13 (December 1977). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #3.
8. Red Ghost (Ivan Kragoff): Fantastic Four foe. Hailing from Russia, he has joined forces with other criminal minds to battle the Fantastic Four and other heroes. Thanks to cosmic rays, he can turn himself into a living phantom and assume a mist-like form to make him look like a ghost. Among his weapons were freeze guns, a flying spy device, an ultra scanner, and an earthquake-producing machine. His team are three apes, usually Igor (a baboon), Peotor (an orangutan), and Mikhlo (a gorilla). Recently, the Red Ghost fights solo, since the apes have betrayed him. First appearance: Fantastic Four #13 (April 1963). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #10.
9. Red Queen (Jean Grey of Earth-998): X-Man foe. Born on Earth-9575, she was a member of Earth-616’s Hellfire Club. She had the power to restructure matter, absorb others’ life forces, and blow up others with a thought. She was also a teleporter and used telepathy and telekinesis. She was destroyed by X-Man of Earth-295 during a battle with the real X-Man and his Earth-2098 counterpart. First appearance: (as Grey) X-Man #5 (July 1995); (as Red Queen) X-Man #70 (September 2000). Final appearance: X-Man #70 (September 2000).
10. Red Wolf (Will Talltrees): Marvel’s first Native American superhero. A native of Montana, he fights crime in the West both solo and with his former teammates, the Rangers. He has many weapons bestowed to him by the god Owayodata, including a coup stick (which serves as a bo or a javelin), tomahawks, a hunting knife, a bow and arrow set. Like his predecessors (Wildrun, Johnny Wakely, and Thomas Thunderhead), he has a pet wolf named Lobo which serves as a companion to him. His latest appearance was when Graviton held him (along with fellow Rangers Firebird, Texas Twister, and Shooting Star, among others) hostage, but was released after the Thunderbolts battled Graviton. First appearance: Avengers #80 (September 1970). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #21.
11. Redeemers: a group of heroes and villains (mostly villains) assembled by Henry Gyrich sworn to protect the US Government. Led by Captain America, the roster included Jolt, Charcoal, Meteorite (the daughter of Cardinal taking Moonstone’s old moniker), Fixer, Beetle (widow of the Ringer taking on MACH-4’s former identity), Smuggler (brother of Atlas, who took a codename from his brother), Scream (formerly Angar the Screamer), and Citizen V (Zemo resuming his early Thunderbolts alias). Their first mission as a team was to invade Gyrich’s CSA base and fight the robot defender known as the Destruction. They later served as a substitute team to the Thunderbolts after many of their members were presumed dead, missing, or inactive. After a battle with Graviton, Beetle and Meteorite were killed by the villain, Citizen V, Fixer, and Smuggler returned to the Thunderbolts, and Charcoal and Jolt re-formed their physical appearances. First appearance: Thunderbolts #48 (March 2001). Final appearance: Thunderbolts #56 (November 2001).
12. Cecilia Reyes: the X-Men’s former house doctor and member of the team. She joined the team after helping Iceman battle a Prime Sentinel during the Operation: Zero Tolerance Saga and later saved Cyclops’ life. She has the power to generate a psioplasmic bio-field to protect her from all harm, though she still feels some impact. She can also utilize her bio-field and shape it into offensive spikes or clubs. She was later imprisoned in a mutant concentration camp called Neverland, but her whereabouts after Neverland are unrevealed (she is still alive). First appearance: X-Men #66 (August 1997).
13. Nathaniel Richards: ally of the Fantastic Four. He is the father of Mister Fantastic and the grandfather of Franklin and Valeria Richards and once became Doctor Doom when the villain is presumed dead. Having a tendency to take whatever he wants (such as Franklin Richards), he has a vast knowledge of time-traveling and invented time-traveling mechanical devices, such as power blasts, magnetic boot clamps, and servo-generators, which enables him to fly. He also employs transmat receptors that allows him to teleport. After an offering to live in the Baxter Building with the Fantastic Four, he refused and his whereabouts are unknown. First appearance: Fantastic Four #272 (November 1984).
14. Rictor (Julio Estaban Richter): former member of the X-Terminators, New Mutants, X-Force, and X-Corporation. Hailing from Mexico, he was rumored to have an open relationship with Shatterstar. He used to have the power to generate vibrational waves (similar to the late and lame Vibe of the JLA). A capable unarmed combatant, he could use his powers by either his fingers or a whole hand. He lost his mutant powers after M-Day and later joined X-Factor Investigations after contemplating suicide. First appearance: X-Factor #17 (June 1987). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #34.
15. Ringer (Anthony Davis): enemy of the Defenders and Spider-Man. Considered a low-life villain by many, he was almost killed by Scourge, but was revived by AIM as the vigilante Strikeback (he was the only one who survived the massacre which included Firebrand, Cyclone, Mirage, Jaguar, Hellrazor, Shellshock, Bird-Man, Turner D. Century, Grappler, Cheetah, Vamp, Commander Kraken, Letha, Steeplejack, Mind-Wave, Rapier, and Hijacker). His main weapons were metallic rings, ranging from explosive, freezing, or constrictive rings to rings that could make a ladder, lasso, or whip. As Strikeback, he could fly using jet propulsion, fire energy blasts, and teleport. He died while he cybernetic systems crashed. A new Ringer (Keith Kraft) is active in crime. First appearance: (as Ringer) Defenders #51 (August 1977); (as Strikeback) Lethal Foes of Spider-Man #3 (November 1993). Final appearance: (as Ringer) Captain America #319 (July 1986); (as Strikeback) Thunderbolts #56 (November 2001). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #19 (he was dead during the latter two occurrences).
16. Risque (Gloria Dolores Munoz): ally of the X-Force and former lover of Warpath. Born in Miami, she was the daughter of a Cuban man and a Seminole woman. She had the power to implode inorganic objects by looking at them for minutes. She could also hurl objects at her opponents, but it in little pieces or in its entirety. After joining the X-Corporation, she was killed by John Sublime’s U-Men. First appearance: X-Force #55 (June 1996). Final appearance: New X-Men Annual 2001 (2001).
17. Rocket Racer (Robert Farrell): Spider-Man foe. The eldest of seven children living in poverty, he was a member of the Outlaws, which include Puma, Prowler, Sandman, Silver Sable, and Will O’The Wisp. He usually traveled via a micro-rocket skateboard, which can travel at 60 mphs. He can also walk on walls by using special gyroscopes on his skateboard. He can also fire micro-rockets from his gloves. At one point, he helped Spider-Man battle the Big Wheel, but remains half-criminal/half-hero at large. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #172 (September 1977). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #11.
18. Ronan the Accuser: enemy of Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, and the Avengers. A leading authority in the Kree Empire, he was a member of the Accuser Corps and Starforce. He has the power to fire multiple beams from his eyes, such as electromagnetic pulses and intensifier rays. His main weapon is a cosmi-rod, which teleports the owner throughout space, tap cosmic energy at mental command, and discharge energy blasts. He now fights the Annihilation Wave, where he is trying to be a hero. First appearance: Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #1.
19. Roxxon: an energy corporation which finances criminals and supervillains. Its corporate headquarters is in New York City, but there are Roxxon branches all over the world, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and even Tokyo. Main employees include Hugh Jones, Albert Devoor, Jonas Hale, John T. Gamelin, James Melvin, August D’Angelo, Carrington Pax, Samuel Higgins, Simon Krieger, Calvin Halderman, Dan Kaminski, and Aleksander Lukin. Criminals working or who have worked for Roxxon include Anaconda, Black Mamba, Bushmaster, Death Adder, Killer Shrike, Letha, Orka, Poundcakes, Screaming Mimi, Sidewinder, Sunturion, the first Tarantula, the first Titania, and Will O’The Wisp (in fact, two heroes, the second Deathlok and Windshear, were once agents of Roxxon). Among the heroes who fought against Roxxon were Captain America (who also opposed the company as Nomad), Sub-Mariner, Falcon, the agents of SHIELD, Beast, Thor, Howard the Duck, Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, Thing, Stingray, Triton, Scarlet Witch, Quasar, Pulsar, Guardian, the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four, Force, James Rhodes, Blue Shield, Box, Windshear, Forge, Diamond Lil, Vision, Shadowcat, Meggan, Woodgod, Quicksilver, Red Wolf, Daredevil, Nomad, Terror Inc, Punisher, both Deathloks, Sabretooth, Night Thrasher, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, Hulk, Silver Sable, Ms. Marvel (also as Warbird), Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Cat, and Wolverine. Imagine if George W. Bush bought out the company. First appearance: Captain America #180 (December 1974). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.
20. Russian: Punisher foe. Hailing from Russia, he worked for Ma Gnucci and was a member of the Daredevil Man without Fear Fan Club of Smolensk. Even before his augmentation, he was superstrong and used metallic and plastic reinforcement. He also had a near-unbreakable alloy coating for a skeleton, supplementary organs from human and animal sources (such as second heart), a titanium jaw, and strong olfactory senses. He was killed in an explosion during a battle with the Punisher. First appearance: Punisher #8 (November 2000). Final appearance: Punisher #5 (December 2001).
21. Sabra (Ruth Bat Seraph): Israel’s greatest heroine and ally of the X-Men. A member of the Israeli Super Agents and Mossaid, she once served with the X-Corporation. She wears bracelets that shoot paralytic plasma-charged energy quills and a magic cloak which enables her to fly and it used to by spined to protect herself. She recently also has a vast knowledge of firearms and uses guns for weapons. She now works alongside Union Jack and the new Arabian Knight against terrorists in London. First appearance: Incredible Hulk #256 (February 1981). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #20.
22. Salome: Doctor Strange foe. She was as evil sorceress who looked like a demon and served with the Fallen, as well as the Shrieking Rain Jihad. She wielded three forms of magic: elemental forces from the biosphere of Earth, mystic energy coming from negative emotions, and necromancy conduits from human skins. Her powers often came as green flame emitted by mystic dance and she could also fly using leathery wings, as well as teleport. She later formed a Jihad in Iraq and became Sorceress Supreme, but died after she was weakened by Doctor Strange. First appearance: Marvel Comics Presents #146 (January 1994). Final appearance: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #75 (March 1995).
23. Santerians: allies of Daredevil and Marvel’s premiere Latino team. Setting up shop in New York City, these Latin heroes fight crime on the busy streets. The members are Ellegua (Nestor Rodriguez), Chango (fire), Ogun (war), Oshun (water), and Oya (storm). Chango can manipulate energy, Ogun has super strength, Oshun can manipulate water, and Oya basically has powers similar to Storm’s. Together, they helped Daredevil battle Johnny Sockets until her husband killed her. First appearance: Daredevil: Father #2 (October 2005).
24. Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski): member of Alpha Flight and alumnus of SHIELD’s Howling Commandos. Born in Vancouver, Walter once was Box and served as a host body for Tanaraq of the Great Beasts. From the time he was first introduced until he was killed by Snowbird, he could turn into a giant hairy beast at will, but now must control the former of another sasquatch. Blessed with super-strength and enhanced senses, his fur can be susceptible to heat. During the Collective investigation, his teammates from Alpha Flight were killed by the entity, but he managed to stay alive and remains one of Canada’s mightiest superheroes. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #120 (April 1979). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #17.
25. Saturnyne (Opal Luna Saturnyne): ally of Captain Britain and Excalibur. She serves as a Majestrix for the Dimensional Development Court. She has a very devious mind, indomitable will, and is a cunning strategist. She also commands the Avant Guard and the Corps and owns access to high-tech weaponry. During the House of M storyline, she was present on Otherworld and had a role in the Abraxas crisis. First appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #380 (December 1981). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 #6 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #15.
26. Sat-Yr9 (Opul Lun Sat-Yr-Nin): enemy of Captain Britain and Excalibur. A former dictator from Earth-794’s True Briton, she took on the identity Courtney Ross after the villainess murdered her. Like her good counterpart, she has a deceptive mind and indomitable will and is a cunning strategist. She also has mind-manipulation powers and standard hypnosis techniques. She is currently the White Queen of the Hellfire Club. First appearance: Captain Britain #2 (February 1985).
27. Saurians: allies/enemies of Ms. Marvel and the X-Men. They are evolved human-like lizards who were created in a New Mexico desert after a nuclear bomb test. Some Saurians are good, such as the former leader Aracht’yr, C’Rel, Jimi, Madri, M’Kai, Mirielle, Serpentyne, S’gur, and Viri. Others, such as B’ok, Faelar, the Guardian, Haemon, Khadar, M’Dhar, and Tak are on the side of evil and have challenged Ms. Marvel during her visit to their colony. Many of the Saurians were killed by the Dire Wraiths, another member (Kurr’fri) joined the Lethal Legion and attacked several superheroes, and others relocated to the Savage Land in order to relive their tribe. First appearance: Ms. Marvel #20 (September 1978).
28. S’Byll: a Skrull who serves as an ally of the Silver Surfer. Empress of the Skrull Empire, she is the niece of Talos the Untamed and related to two Dorreks and Anelle. Like most Skrulls, she can change shape and appearance and is super-strong. She can also fly and survive in space. When we last saw her, she was enraged when the Super-Skrull fought the Silver Surfer without her consent. First appearance: Silver Surfer #13 (July 1988).
29. Scarlet Centurion (Marcus Kang): Avengers foe. He was the son of Kang and had a crush on Ms. Marvel (who was then known as Warbird). His main weapon was the Halbred, which is a staff that fires energy blasts. He also owns access to the armies and weaponry of the 40th century. After successfully conquering Earth and Kang was released, Kang stabbed the Scarlet Centurion in the back. First appearance: Avengers #38 (March 2001). Final appearance: Avengers #54 (July 2002).
30. Scorpion (Thasanee Rappaccini, later Carmilla Black): SHIELD’s newest undercover costumed agent. Born in Madripoor, she is the daughter of AIM agent, Monica Rappaccini (in fact, she joined AIM for a while). She is immune to all toxic effects from biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons and her lympathic system can produce chemicals to counteract toxins. On her left arm, she wears a gauntlet that serves as a video camera, a GPS tracking system, and a 3 GB hard drive for storing data. She could also stun or even kill a human using her fingertips (like a real Scorpion). During the House of M saga, she, her mother, and the Hulk overthrew Exodus’ government in Australia. First appearance: Amazing Fantasy #7 (June 2005).
31. Nicholas Scratch: enemy of the Fantastic Four and Hellcat. A warlock from New Salem, Colorado, he is the son of Agatha Harkness and the father of the Salem’s Seven (Brutacus, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilla, Thornn, Vakume, and Vertigo). He has the power to manipulate magical forces for various purposes, such as teleportation, energy projection, and animation of inanimate objects. His favorite weapon is the Satan Staff, which can focus his magical powers (though he can employ them without the staff). He now is in a deadly alliance with Mephisto. First appearance: Fantastic Four #185 (August 1977). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #18.
32. James Scully: former member of the Shock Troop, which also included Doctor Druid, the Living Mummy, and Shadowoman. A former army pilot, he was also known as Skull the Slayer and Blazing Skull and worked alongside Captain America, Hawkeye, Mister Fantastic, Quasar, and the Thing. Wearing a Scorpion belt in which he cannot remove, he can gain new abilities, intermittently. As the Blazing Skull, he can produce a glowing black and green skeletal form. Most recently, he helped Hawkeye battle Peppermint Candey. First appearance: (as Scully and Skull the Slayer) Skull the Slayer #1 (August 1975); (as Blazing Skull) Quasar #45 (April 1993). Was mentioned as Skull the Slayer in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11.
33. Secret Empire: enemies of the Hulk, Captain America, Beast, the X-Men (Angel, Iceman, Havok, Lorna Dane, Cyclops, Marvel Girl), Falcon, the New Defenders (Angel, Beast, Cloud, Doctor Strange, Gargoyle, Hellcat, Iceman, Moondragon, Son of Satan, and Valkyrie), and other heroes. Their purpose is to take control of the US government, but they failed due to the efforts of the heroes. Costumed criminals working for the Secret Empire include Boomerang, Blob, Doctor Faustus, Gargantua, Griffin, Mad-Dog, Mastermind, the first Moonstone (now known as Nefarious), the Mutant Force (Burner, Lifter, Pepper, Shocker, and Slither), Professor Power, Quasimodo, Thunderball of the Wrecking Crew, Trick Shot, Tumbler, Unus, the first and current Vipers, and Zeitgeist, as well as heroes Cloud, Midnight, and Seraph. Civilian members include Cheer Chadwick, Hesperus Chadwick, Linda Donaldson, Quentin Harderman, Carl Maddicks, and William Taurey. Their last known appearance was during a battle with the Thunderbolts, where the Brute Force (Fizgig, Loblolly, Fieldstone, Hoarfrost, Watchfire, Ingot, Hoopsnake, and Scarum) fought the hero team. The Secret Empire continues to meet on a permanent basis. First appearance: Tales to Astonish #81 (July 1966). Was mentioned in the appendix in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 and has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.
34. Sentinels: mutant hunting robots who are foes of all mutants, as well as many human superheroes. The first brand, Mark I, was created and controlled by Bolivar Trask in order to rid the world of all mutants, but the five original X-Men successfully defeated them and Master Mold. His son Larry took over and created the Mark II Sentinels, but the Avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and Vision) fought the Sentinels, which killed Larry. Years later, Steven Lang created the Mark III Sentinels, which lost to the new X-Men (Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Wolverine), as well as former teammates Angel and Iceman. The Hellfire Club’s Sebastian Shaw created the Mark IV Sentinels as a project for the US Government to exterminate the X-Men (which now adds Kitty Pryde and omits Banshee). He later created the Mark V Sentinels, which fought the X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Storm, and Wolverine) and the New Mutants (Cannonball, Karma, Psyche, Sunspot, and Wolfsbane). A Mark VI Sentinel army was created by the US Government to fight the X-Force. During the Onslaught saga, Sentinels flew over New York to cause panic, but were eventually destroyed by various superheroes. Afterwards, during the Operation: Zero Tolerance saga, Bastion created the Prime Sentinels (average humans who are bio-engineered by a new Master Mold) to exterminate mutants. Today, Sentinels are still being created to hunt and exterminate mutants. First appearance: The X-Men #14 (November 1965). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9 and #15 and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.
35. Sentry (Robert Reynolds): member of the New Avengers. He is merely a forgotten hero of the Silver Age who suffers schizophrenia and has an evil persona called the Void. One of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, he has superhuman strength, speed, intelligence, invulnerability, enhanced senses, energy-projection abilities, and can fly. He is the only hero who can calm the Hulk down (in fact, he is even stronger than the Hulk). He currently joins forces with Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, and Yellowjacket defending the Superhuman Registration Act during the Civil War. First appearance: Sentry #1 (September 2000).
36. Juston Seyfert: a teenage boy with a Sentinel for a protector. Although not blessed with superpowers, he is a skilled mechanic (not bad for a fifteen-year-old). The Sentinel (a Mark-VI Sentinel, mind you) does the fighting for him. He is afraid of the Commission of Superhuman Activities, including mutant member Brian Rinehart, since he is secretly hiding a Sentinel. After the Sentinel killed Rinehart, Seyfert returned to normal life, but still actives his Sentinel from time to time. First appearance: Sentinel #1 (June 2003).
37. Shade (Jake): Spider-Man foe. He is a gang enforcer who stole the astral powers of Richard Cranston. While he is on Earth, he is an astral projection. Once he traps a human on an astral plane, he can solidify on Earth for an hour and turn intangible by touching the brand on his neck. He was last seen fighting Spider-Man and Doctor Strange and was in an huge explosion. His survival is unclear. First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man #40 (June 2002).
38. Shadow King: X-Men foe, Professor X in particular. A would-be world conqueror, he has many aliases, such as Amahl Farouk, and possessed Cypher, Karma, Legion, Donald Pierce, Jacob Reisz, and others. Having many shapes and sizes, he must have a physical body in order to function in the tangible world and must possess it for as long as he wants. He can also teleport to Limbo and has telepathic powers. When last we saw him, he tried to possess Lionheart’s body, but took over Earth-6141’s Professor X’s body and Lionheart killed the Xavier. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #117 (January 1979). As Amahl Farouk, he has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #17.
39. Shamrock (Molly Fitzgerald): one of Ireland’s national hero, along with Banshee and Siryn. She took part in the Contest of Champions alongside China’s Collective Man and Storm of the X-Men and stole the final Golden Globe of Life piece from Captain America. She has a good luck power, which is linked to numerous spirits who manifest as bursts of telekinetic energy, who either assist or protect her in times of crisis. She is also a skilled gymnast. She now works as a hairdresser in Ireland and recently slipped in the shower and broke her foot. Only time will tell if Shamrock returns to active duty. First appearance: Marvel Super Heroes Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982). Has appeared in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9.

Just to tally up previous appearances, here they are:

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #1 (January 1983): Abomination, Absorbing Man, Alpha Flight, Angel, Annihilus, Ant-Man, Arabian Knight, Ariel, Atlantis, Aurora, Avengers, Avengers Mansion, Avengers Quinjet, Appendix (All-Winners Squad, Alpha the Ultimate Mutant, Amphibion, Arsenal)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2 (February 1983): Baron Mordo, Baron Zemo, Beast, Beetle, Black Cat, Black Knight, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blastaar, Blob, Brother Voodoo, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Bullseye, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Captain Marvel, Captain Universe, Celestials, Champion of the Universe, Champions of Xandar, Cloak and Dagger, Collective Man, Alien Races (Brood), Appendix (Banshee, Barbarus, Baron Strucker, Baron Zemo I, Bereet, Bi-Beast I, Bi-Beast II, Black Goliath, Black Lama, Black Tom Cassidy, Blade, Blood Brothers, Bloodstone, Blue Diamond, Brothers Grimm, Brute, Bucky I, Bucky III, Bushmaster, Cagliostro, Caliban, Captain America III, Captain America IV)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #3 (March 1983): Collector, Colossus, Constrictor, Controller, Corruptor, Crystal, Cyclops, Daily Bugle, Daredevil, Darkstar, Dazzler, Deathlok, Defenders, Destiny, Deviants, Devil-Slayer, Doc Samson, Doctor Doom, Doctor Druid, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Dormammu, Dracula, Appendix (Captain Marvel I, Captain Ultra, Carrion, Centurius, Chameleon, Champions I, Changeling, Chemistro, Chthon, Cobalt Man, Committee, Copperhead, Corporation, Cosmic Cube, Council of the Chosen, Counter-Earth, Count Nefaria, Crimson Dynamo I-II, Crossfire, Crusader I, Crusader II, Crusaders, Crusher, Damon Dran, Daughters of the Dragon, D’Bari, Death, Death's-Head, Destiny I, Destroyer I, Destroyer III, Destroyer V)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #4 (April 1983): Electro, Elektra, Enchantress, Eternals, Eternity, Falcon, Fantastic Four, Firebird, Firelord, Fixer, Fly, Frankenstein’s Monster, Frog-Man, Galactus, Gargoyle, Glorian, Grandmaster, Grey Gargoyle, Grim Reaper, Guardian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Appendix (Diamondhead, Doctor Demonicus, Doctor Glitternight, Dominic Fortune, Drax the Destroyer, D’Spayre, Dweller in Darkness, Dyna-Mite, Ego, Elf, Emma Frost, Equinox, Exiles, Faceless One, Factor Three, Fin, Fin Fang Foom)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #5 (May 1983): Hangman, Hate-Monger, Havok, Hawkeye, Hellcat, Hellfire Club, Her, Hercules, Heroes for Hire, High Evolutionary, Hobgoblin, Howard the Duck, Hulk, Human Torch, HYDRA, Hyperion, Iceman, Immortus, Imperial Guard, Inhumans, Invisible Girl, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jack of Hearts, Jester, Juggernaut, Appendix (Franklin Richards, Freak, Frightful Four, Gabriel Devil-Hunter, Gabriel the Air-Walker, Gaea, Galaxy Master, Gargoyle I, Ghost Rider III, Giant-Man II, Gibbon, Gladiator I, Glob, Golem, Goliath II, Green Goblin, Hammerhead, Hand, Hannibal King, Harpy)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #6 (June 1983): Kang, Karma, Ka-Zar, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Kree, Leader, Living Mummy, Living Tribunal, Lizard, Loki, Machine Man, Madame Masque, Madame Web, Madrox, Mad Thinker, Maelstrom, Magneto, Makkari, Appendix (Hepzibah, HERBIE, Hero, Howling Commandos, Human Torch I, Hybrid, Hydro-Man, H’ylthri, Infant Terrible, Invaders, Isbisa, Jackal, Jack Frost I, Jack O'Diamonds, Janus, Jarella, Jennifer Kale, Jigsaw, Jocasta, Jonas Harrow)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #7 (July 1983): Mandarin, Mandrill, Man-Thing, Medusa, Mentallo, Mephisto, Mister Fantastic, Mister Fear, Mister Hyde, Mockingbird, MODOK, Mole Man, Molecule Man, Moondragon, Moon Knight, Moonstone, Morgan Le Fey, Morlocks, Mysterio, Mystique, Appendix (Killmonger, Killraven, Korrek, Korvac, Liberty Legion, Lilith, Living Diamond, Locust, Machinesmith, Madam Menace)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #8 (August 1983): Namorita, Nekra, Nick Fury, Nightcrawler, Nightmare, Night Rider, Nomad, Northstar, Nova, Odin, Overmind, Owl, Plantman, Polaris, Power Man, Professor X, Psyche, Psycho-Man, Punisher, Puppet Master, Purple Man, Pyro, Appendix (Magus, Maha Yogi, Mahkizmo, Man-Beast, Mantis, Man-Wolf, Marvel Boy, Marvel Girl, Marvel Man, Masque, Master, Master Khan, Masters of Evil, Matador, Merlin I, Merlin II, Metal Master, Meteor Man, Mimic, Miss America, Missing Link, Misty Knight, Mogul of the Mystic Mountain, Morbius)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #9 (September 1983): Quasar, Quicksilver, Radioactive Man, Red Ghost, Red Skull, Red Wolf, Rhino, Rogue, Ronan the Accuser, Sabra, Sabretooth, Sandman, Sasquatch, Savage Land and Pangea, Scarecrow, Scarlet Witch, Sentinels, Sersi, Shamrock, Appendix (Moses Magnum, Mother Earth/Mother Nature, Mutant X, Mysterio II, Namora, Nebulos, New Men, New Mutants, N’Garai, Nicholas Scratch, Nighthawk II, Nomad I, Nova I, Nth Man, Omega the Unknown, Pangea, Paragon, Patriot, Phoenix I, Phoenix II, Piranha)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 (October 1983): Sub-Mariner, Appendix (Power Man I, Presence, Prester John, Prime Mover, Proteus, Prowler, Psyklop, Rawhide Kid, Razorback, Red Raven, Red Skull II, Ringer, Ringo Kid, Rocket Racer, Roxxon, Satana, Satannish, Sauron, Scarlet Centurion, Schemer, Secret Empire)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #11: Appendix (Shatterstar, Skull the Slayer, Smuggler, Son of Satan, Sons of the Tiger, Sprite II, Stuntmaster, Tagak the Leopard Lord)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #12 (December 1983): White Queen, Appendix (Tana Nile, Terrax the Tamer, Tumbler, Victorius, Vulture II, Warlock I, Wraith, Xemu, Xorr the God-Jewel, Zarek, Zom)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #13 (February 1984): Air-Walker, Ancient One, Banshee, Baron Strucker, Baron Zemo I, Bloodstone, Bucky, Captain Mar-Vell, Changeling, Count Nefaria, Dracula, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Ghost Rider, Giant-Man, Green Goblin, Jackal, Jocasta, Korvac, Lilith, Mantis, Man-Wolf, Champions of Los Angeles, Howling Commandos, Invaders, Liberty Legion
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #14 (March 1984): Marvel Boy, Mimic, Miss America, Morbius, Nighthawk, Nova I, Omega the Unknown, Patriot, Phoenix, Red Raven, Satana, Son of Satan, Terrax the Tamer
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #15 (May 1984): Cerebro, Sentinel, Adamantium
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #1 (December 1985): Abomination, Absorbing Man, Adamantium, Alpha Flight, Angel, Annihilus, Ant-Man, Arabian Knight, Armadillo, Atlantis, Aurora, Avengers, Avengers Mansion, Avengers Quinjet, Baron Mordo, Baron Zemo
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #2 (January 1986): Beast, Beetle, Beta Ray Bill, Black Cat, Black Knight, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blastaar, Johnny Blaze, Blob, Brothers Grimm, Brother Voodoo, Caliban, Callisto, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Captain Marvel, Captain Ultra, Captain Universe, Black Tom Cassidy, Sean Cassidy, Celestials, Chthon, Clea
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #3 (February 1986): Cloak, Collector, Colossus, Constrictor, Controller, Corruptor, Crossfire, Crusader, Crystal, Cyclops, Cypher, Dagger, Daily Bugle, Daredevil, Darkstar, Dazzler, Death, Deathlok, Destiny, Deviants, Diamondback, Doc Samson, Doctor Demonicus, Doctor Doom, Doctor Druid, Doctor Octopus
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4 (March 1986): Doctor Strange, Dormammu, D’Spayre, Ego, Electro, Elektra, Enchantress, Eternals, Eternity, Falcon, Fantastic Four, Firebird, Firelord, Firestar, Fixer, Flag-Smasher, Forge, Forgotten One, Dominic Fortune, Bill Foster, Frankenstein’s Monster, Freedom Force, Frog-Man, Nick Fury, Gaea, Galactus
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #5 (April 1986): Gargoyle, Ghost Rider, Glorian, Goliath, Grandmaster, Grey Gargoyle, Guardians of the Galaxy, Henry Peter Gyrich, Havok, Hawkeye, Hellfire Club, Hellions, Daimon Hellstrom, Patsy Walker-Hellstrom, Her, Hercules, High Evolutionary, Hobgoblin, Howard the Duck, Hulk, Hulkbusters
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #6 (May 1986): Human Torch, HYDRA, Hydro-Man, Iceman, Immortus, Imperial Guard, Inhumans, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Iron Man II, Jack of Hearts, J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson, Madison Jeffries, Jester, Rick Jones, Juggernaut, Jennifer Kale, Kang, Karma, Ka-Zar
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #7 (June 1986): Hannibal King, Kingpin, Misty Knight, Kraven the Hunter, Kree, Leader, Living Tribunal, Lizard, Lockheed, Loki, Machine Man, Machinesmith, Madame Masque, Madrox, Mad Thinker, Mad Thinker's Awesome Android, Maelstrom, Magik, Magma, Magneto
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #8 (July 1986): Makkari, Mandarin, Mandrill, Man-Thing, Mantis, Marvel Girl, Master, Masters of Evil, Medusa, Mentallo, Mephisto, Merlin, Mirage, Mister Fantastic, Mister Fear, Mister Hyde, Mockingbird, Mojo, Mole Man
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9 (August 1986): Molecule Man, Moondragon, Moon Knight, Moonstone, Doctor Michael Morbius, Morgan Le Fey, Morlocks, Ms. Marvel, Mysterio, Mystique, Namorita, Nebula, Nekra, New Mutants, Nightcrawler, Nightmare, Nomad, Northstar, Nova, Odin, Overmind, Owl
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10 (September 1986): Phoenix, Plantman, Polaris, Power Man, Power Pack, Professor X, Psycho-Man, Puma, Punisher, Puppet Master, Purple Man, Pyro, Quasar, Quicksilver, Radioactive Man, Red Ghost, Red Wolf, Rhino
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11 (October 1986): Richard Rider, Rogue, Ronan the Accuser, Rose, Roxxon Oil Company, Sabra, Sabretooth, Sandman, Sasquatch, Scarecrow, Scarlet Witch, Secret Empire, Sentinels, Serpent Society, Sersi, Shadowcat
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #12 (November 1986): Sons of the Tiger, Sub-Mariner
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #13 (December 1986): Tattletale
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #14 (January 1987): White Queen
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #15: Alien Races (Brood, Plodex)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #16 (June 1987): Air-Walker, Ancient One, Baron Strucker, Baron Zemo I, Beyonder, Big Man, Bloodstone, Bucky, Captain Mar-Vell, Carrion, Champions of Xandar, Changeling, Count Nefaria
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #17 (August 1987): Destiny I, Jean DeWolff, Dorma, Dracula, Drax the Destroyer, Amahl Farouk, Gamora, Gargoyle I, Grand Director, Green Goblin, Grim Reaper, Guardian, Hangman, Hate-Monger I
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #18 (October 1987): Hyperion II, Jackal, Jarella, Jocasta, Korvac, Lilith, Marvel Boy, Mimic, Miss America, MODOK, Morlocks, Nighthawk II
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #19 (December 1987): Omega the Unknown, Ben Parker, Patriot, Purple Man, Rawhide Kid, Red Raven, Red Skull, Ringer, General Thunderbolt Ross, Satana
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #20 (February 1988): Terrax the Tamer, Wraith
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #1 (July 1989): Apocalypse, Archangel, Betty Ross Banner, Blade, Blizzard II, Bloodscream, Boom-Boom, Box IV, Bullseye, Bushwacker, Captain Britain, Chameleon
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #2 (August 1989): Champion of the Universe, Chemistro, Lila Cheney, Crimson Commando, Defenders/Dragon Circle, Demolition Man
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #3 (September 1989): Excalibur, Fin Fang Foom, Frightful Four, Genosha, Hammerhead, Hulk
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #4 (October 1989): Human Torch I, Hyperion I, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Edwin Jarvis, Jubilee, Killraven, Betty Brant Leeds, Living Mummy, Moira MacTaggert, Madame Web
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #5 (November 1989): Louise Mason, Meggan, Mister Sinister, Foggy Nelson, Harry Osborn, Karen Page, May Parker
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #6 (Late November 1989): Prowler, Psylocke, Razorback, Reavers, Red Skull II, Red Wolf, Rictor, Joe Robertson, Rocket Racer, Roma, Roughhouse, Satannish, Opal Luna Saturnyne, Savage Land, Scarlet Centurion, Amanda Sefton, Serpent Society
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #7 (December 1989) Alicia Masters Storm
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 89 #8 (Late December 1989): X-Factor Ship
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #1 (December 1990): Dormammu, Juggernaut, Midnight Sun, Ronan the Accuser
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #2 (January 1991): Awesome Android, Bloodstone, Captain America, Destiny, Doctor Octopus, Forge, Grey Gargoyle, Howard the Duck, Leader, Moonstone, Plantman, Quicksilver
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #3 (February 1991): Baron Mordo, Cable, Diamondback, Electro, Firelord, Ghost Rider, Ka-Zar, Mister Fantastic, Morgan Le Fey, Razorback
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #4 (March 1991) Apocalypse, Baron Zemo, Blastaar, Carrion, Grim Reaper, Living Mummy, Madame Web, Puppet Master, Red Raven, Shadowcat
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #5 (April 1991): Abomination, Blizzard, Captain Marvel I, Dagger, Eternity, Magma, Man-Thing, Owl, Punisher
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #6 (May 1991): Bullseye, Cannonball, Fixer, Immortus, Mister Sinister, Nomad
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #7 (June 1991) Armadillo, Barbarus, Black Knight, Callisto, Cypher, Daredevil, Firestar, Hangman, Jack Frost, Lizard, Magneto, Marvel Boy, Nova II, Psycho-Man
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #8 (July 1991): Captain Ultra, Colossus, Elektra, Hulk, Jackal, Kang, Makkari, Nighthawk II
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #9 (August 1991): Air-Walker, Black Panther, Chameleon, Doc Samson, Ego, Firebird, Hyperion, Machinesmith, Moon Knight, Over-Mind, Scarlet Witch, Zarek
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #10 (September 1991): Blob, Captain Britain, Constrictor, Grandmaster, Hercules, Jigsaw, Misty Knight, Mad Thinker, Miss America, Odin, Red Ghost
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #11 (October 1991): Cloak, Gilgamesh, Hydro-Man, Jocasta, Madrox, Rocket Racer, Tana Nile
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #12 (November 1991): Black Cat, Centurius, Crossbones, D’Spayre, Goliath, Jack of Hearts, Loki, Mister Hyde, Nightcrawler, Satannish
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #13 (December 1991): Arabian Knight, Blood Brothers, High Evolutionary, Iceman, Master, Mysterio, Northstar, Phoenix Force, Quasar
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #14 (January 1992): Annihilus, Beast, Champion of the Universe, Darkstar, Gargoyle, Namorita, Prowler, Rhino
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #15 (February 1992): Ant-Man, Brothers Grimm, Bushwacker, Crystal, Frankenstein’s Monster, Hate-Monger, Iron Man, Omega the Unknown, Rogue, Sandman, Saturnyne
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #16 (March 1992): Absorbing Man, Baron Strucker, Cyclops, Hawkeye, Mole Man, Sabretooth
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #17 (April 1992): Ancient One, Brother Voodoo, Count Nefaria, Glob, Havok, Kingpin, Lady Deathstrike, Maelstrom, MODOK, Namor, Sasquatch
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #18 (May 1992): Beetle, Clea, Demolition Man, Moondragon, Nebula, Professor X, Razor-Fist, Nicholas Scratch
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #19 (June 1992): Doctor Demonicus, Gamora, Rick Jones, Mandarin, Nova I, Ringer, Satana
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #20 (July 1992): Archangel, Controller, Doctor Doom, Enchantress, Flag-Smasher, Korvac, Maha Yogi, Sabra
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #21 (August 1992): Banshee, Bi-Beast, Crossfire, Dominic Fortune, Gambit, Invisible Woman, Jester, Mantis, Red Wolf
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #22 (September 1992): Crimson Commando, Diamond Lil, Nick Fury, Kismet, Madame Masque, Merlin, Phantom Rider, Terrax
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #23 (October 1992): Blonde Phantom, Cage, Chthon, Collector, Falcon, Glorian, Hammerhead, Mockingbird, Psylocke, Radioactive Man, Sauron
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #24 (November 1992): John Blaze, Chemistro, Drax the Destroyer, Gladiator I, Human Torch, Iron Fist, Jubilee, Machine Man, Medusa, Phoenix III, Prester John, Red Skull
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #25 (December 1992): Black Widow, Bucky, Deadpool, Fin Fang Foom, Guardian I, Hepzibah, Infinity, Hannibal King, Mirage, Mister Fear, Night Thrasher, Stellaris
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #26 (January 1993): Boomer, Doctor Druid, Jean Grey, Jarella, Mystique, Psyklop
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #27 (February 1993): Beta Ray Bill, Deathlok I, Devos the Devastator, Giant-Man, Green Goblin, HYDRA, Jack O’Lantern, Korath the Pursuer
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #28 (March 1993): Blade, Changeling, Cutthroat, Domino, Elysius, Galactus, Hellfire Club, Living Lightning, Man-Beast, Meggan, Scarecrow
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #29 (April 1993): Aurora, Carnage, Black Tom Cassidy, Dazzler, Mentallo, Puma, Reavers, Sabretooth, Sersi
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #30 (May 1993): Answer, Bishop, Blackout II, Crusader, Dracula, Janus, Magik, Rage, Wraith
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #31 (June 1993): Killraven, Mandrill, Micromax, Molecule Man, Nebula, Presence, War Machine
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #32 (July 1993): Captain Universe, Kree, Maverick, Mephisto, Paibok, Rampage
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #33 (August 1993): Centurious, Deathwatch, Feron, Hercules, Human Torch I, Iron Man, Karma, Living Tribunal, Morg
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #34 (September 1993): Blackheart, Caliban, Captain Marvel, Cyber, Demogoblin, 8-Ball, Jack of Hearts, Lilith II, Multiple Man, Omega Red, Rictor
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #35 (October 1993): Beyonder, Crystal, Deathlok II, Doctor Strange, Hellstorm, Magus, Polaris, Proteus, Weapon X
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition #36 (November 1993): Cerise, Morbius, Ms. Marvel, Pyro, Roma, White Queen

And, in the HCs:
Volume 1 (February 2008): 1602 AD, 2020 AD, 2099 AD, 2099 AD (Marvel Knights), 8162 AD, Abomination, Abraxas, Absorbing Man, Abyss, Achebe, Acolytes, Acrobat, Adamantium, Aegis, Age of Apocalypse, Aged Genghis, Agent (Rick Mason), Agent X, Ahab, Akhenaten, Albert and Elsie-Dee, Albion, Alkhema, All-Winners Squad, Alpha Flight, Americop, Amphibion, Anachronauts, Anarchist, Ancient One, Angel (Halloway), Angel (Worthington), Animus, Annihilus, Annihilus’ Queens, Answer, Ant-Man, Anti-Cap, Apache Kid, Apocalypse, Arabian Knight, Arana, Arides, Armadillo, Arranger, Arsenal, Asbestos Lady, Ashcan, Atlantis, Atlas, Atleza, Aurora, Authority, Avengers, Avengers Headquarters and Vehicles, Avengers (MC2), Awesome Android, Axis Mundi, Axum, Mini-Entries (Aggamon, Alpha the Ultimate Mutant, Amun, Android Man, Asbestos Man), Ba'al, Bad Girls Inc., Sunset Bain, Band of the Bland, Banshee, Barbarus, Baron Mordo, Baron Strucker, Baron Zemo (Heinrich), Baron Zemo (Helmut), Baroness, Baroness Blood, Bastion, Batwing, Beast, Benny Beckley, Bedlam, Yelena Belova, Bereet, Berserker, Beta Ray Bill, Beyonder, Bi-Beast, Big Hero 6, Big Man, Big Mother, Big Wheel, Bishop, Black Box, Black Cat, Black Dragon, Black Fox, Black Knight, Black Lama, Black Marvel, Black Panther, Black Widow (Voyant), Black Widow (Romanova), Blackheart, Blackwing (Bohusk)
Volume 2 (April 2008): Blade, Blaquesmith, Blastaar, Blazing Skull, Blindspot, Blink, Blizzard, Blob, Blood Brother, Bloodscream, Elsa Bloodstone, Ulysses Bloodstone, Bloodwraith, Blue Diamond, Bogatyri, Bogeyman, Bella Donna Boudreaux, Jamie Braddock, Betty Brant, Brood, Brother Voodoo, Brotherhood of Mutants, Brute, B-Sides, Bug, Bullseye, Burglar, John Bushmaster, Bushwacker, Buzz, Mini-Entries (Baroness S’Bak, Beasts from Berlin, Black Brother, Alexander Bont, Bounty, Bull's Eye), Cable, Cable/Askani World, Luke Cage, Cagliostro, Caliban, Callisto, Calypso, Cammi, Cannonball, Captain America (Rogers), Captain America (Barnes), Captain Britain, Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Captain UK, Captain Ultra, Captain Universe, Caretakers, Carnage, Carrion, Sharon Carter, Black Tom Cassidy, Celestials, Centurious, Centurius, Cerebra/Cerebro, Cerise, Challenger, Chameleon, Champion, Champions of Los Angeles, Champions of Xandar, Changeling, Chemistro, Lila Cheney, China Force, Chronomancer’s World, Chthon, Citizen V (Watkins), Stuart Clarke, Clea, Cloak, Cobalt-Man, Code: Blue, Kasper Cole, Collective Man, Collector, Colossus (Rasputin), Committee, Conspiracy, Constrictor, Contingency, Controller, Copperhead, Copycat, Corps, Corruptor, Fabian Cortez, Cosmic Cube, Council of Godheads, Count Nefaria, Counter-Earth (High Evolutionary), Counter-Earth (Franklin Richards), Crazy Eight, Graydon Creed, Crime-Master, Crimson Commando, Crimson Cowl
Volume 3 (June 2008): Crimson Dynamo (Gavrilov), Crooked World, Crossbones, Crossfire, Crusader, Crusaders, Crystal, Jaine Cutter, Cutthroat, Cyber, Cyclone, Cyclops, Cypher, Mini-Entries (Centennial, Collective Intelligence, Colossus (super-computer), Colossus (Vegan), Conquistador, Crazy Eight (Shappe), Crusher), Dagger, Daily Bugle, Danger, Daredevil, Dark Angel, Dark Beast, Dark Gods, Dark Riders, Darkdevil, Darkhold Redeemers, Darkstar, Days of Future Past, Dazzler (Worthington), Dazzler (Blaire), D’Bari, Dead Girl, Deadly Dozen, Deadpool, Karolina Dean, Death, Deathcry, Deathlok (Manning), Deathlok (Collins), Deathlok (Truman and Young), Death’s Head (FPA), Death’s Head (Minion), Deathwatch, Deathweb, Decibel, Defenders, Delinquent, Demogoblin, Demolition Man, Demon-Fire, Desak, Desert Sword, Destiny (Adler), Destiny (Desine), Destroyer (Marlow/Aubrey), Deviants, Devil-Slayer, Devlor, Devos the Devastator, Jean DeWolff, Diamond Lil, Diamondback, Diamondhead, Digger, Dimension of Manifestations, Doc Samson, Doctor Demonicus, Doctor Doom, Doctor Doom’s Generals, Doctor Druid, Doctor Glitternight, Doctor Nemesis, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Dominic Fortune, Domino, Milla Donovan, Doomsday Man, Doop, Doppleganger, Dorma, Dormammu, Nadia Dornova, Dracula, Dragon Circle, Damon Dran, Drax, D’Spayre, Dust, Dweller-in-Darkness, Mini-Entries (Death's-Head (Page), Debrii, Deluge, Destroyer (Stanton), Devil’s Heart, Doctor Strange (Carlo)), Earth-A, Earth X, Echo, Ethan Edwards, Effigy, Ego, 8-Ball, El Dorado, Electro, Elektra, Elements of Doom
Volume 4 (August 2008): Elf with a Gun, Elixir, Elysius, Emplate, Enchantress, Epoch, Equinox, Ereshkigal, Eric the Red, Eternal Brain, Eternals, Eternity, Euroforce, Euro-Trash, Eurth, Excalibur, Exemplars, Exiles (WWII), Exiles (dimension-hopping), Ezekiel, Faceless One, Faceless Ones, Factor Three, Falcon, Fallen One, Fantastic Five (Spider-Man), Fantastic Force, Fantastic Four, Fantomex, Father Time, Fathom Five, Femme Fatales, Feron, Fight-Man, Fin, Fin Fang Foom, Firebird, Firelord, Firestar, First Line, Richard Fisk, Vanessa Fisk, Fixer, Flag-Smasher, Fly, Flying Dutchman’s Ghost, Folding Circle, Foolkiller (Gerhardt), Force Four, Force Works, Forge, Don Fortunato, Fox, Frankenstein’s Monster, Free Spirit, Frightful Four, Frog-Man, Deacon Frost, Emma Frost, Fury, Nick Fury, Fusion (Markley), Mini-Entries (Father Darklyte), Gabriel the Air-Walker, Gabriel the Devil-Hunter, Gaea, Galactic Guardians, Galactus, Galaxy Master, Gambit, Gamora, Ganymede, Gargoyle (Christians), John Garrett, Gatherers, Geist, Genesis, Genosha, Geshem, Ghost Rider (Blaze), Gibbon, Gladiator (Potter), Glob, Glorian, Gnobians, Ma Gnucci, Golem, Goliath (Foster), Goodman Lieber Kurtzberg and Book, Gorgon (Shishido), Gorilla-Man, Grand Director, Glory Grant, Gravity, Great Game, Great Lakes Initiative, Grey Gargoyle, Grim Reaper, Guardian, Guardians of the Galaxy
Volume 5 (October 2008): Henry Gyrich, Mini-Entries (Gamecock, Gargantus, Gargoyle (Topolov), Gnome and Dragorr), Cockroach Hamilton, Hammerhead, Hand, Hangman, Harrier, Jonas Harrow, Hate-Monger (Hitler clone), Havok, Hawkeye (Bishop), Molly Hayes, Hellbent, Hellcat, Hellfire Club, Hellion, Hellions (Hellfire Club trainees), Hellions (Emplate’s), Hellions (King Bedlam’s), Hellions (Xavier Institute’s), Hellstorm, Hepzibah, HERBIE, Hercules, Here Comes Tomorrow, Heroes for Hire (Power Man and Iron Fist), Heroes for Hire (Oracle Inc), High Evolutionary, Hindsight, Hobgoblin (Kingsley), Crusher Hogan, Hollow, Holocaust, Home Base, Hood, Howard the Duck, Howling Commandos (Sgt. Fury’s), Howling Commandos (SHIELD), Hulk, Hulkbusters, Hulkling, Human Torch (Hammond), Human Torch (Storm), Humbug, Humus Sapien, Huntara, Hurricane (Potter), Husk, Hybrid (Marks), Hybrid (Washington), Hydra, Hydro-Man, H’ylthri, Hyperion (Earth-712), Hyperion (Construct), Hyperion (Earth-4023), Mini-Entries (Helix, Hellcow, Helleyes, Hidden Man, Hurricane (Kane), Hyperion (Zhib-Ran), Hypno-Hustler), Icarus, Iceman, Immortalis, Immortus, Imperial Guard, Infinity, Infinity Watch, Inhumans, Shola Inkosi, Invaders, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Lad, Iron Man, Isbisa, Mini-Entries (Infinites, Iron Mask, Ixar), J2, Jack Flag, Jack Frost, Jack of Hearts, Jack O’Lantern (Levins), Jack the Ripper, Jackal
Volume 6 (December 2008): Harald Jaekelsson, John Jameson, J. Jonah Jameson, Janus, Jarella, Edwin Jarvis, Mad Jim Jaspers, Madison Jeffries, Jester (Powers), Jigsaw, Jocasta, Jolt, Jessica Jones, Ricardo Jones, Rick Jones, Joystick, Jubilee, Judge, Juggernaut, Jury, Justice (Astrovik), Justice (Tensen), Mini-Entries (Junior Juniper), Kaine, Jennifer Kale, Kane, Kang, Kangaroo, Karma, Ka-Zar the Great, Senator Robert Kelly, Dan Ketch, Kid Omega, Killmonger, Killpower, Killraven, Hannibal King, Kingpin, Kismet, Kitty’s Fairy Tale, Klaatu, Misty Knight, Knights of Pendragon, Korath the Pursuer, Korrek, Korvac, John Kowalski, Kraven the Hunter, Alyosha Kravinoff, Kree, Kurrgo, Kylun, Mini-Entries (Khaos, Kulla), Lacuna, Lady Deathstrike, Lady Liberators, Larval Earth (Spider-Ham), Last Avengers Story, Marie Laveau, Leader, Legion of Night, Legion of the Unliving, Lethal Legion, Liberty Legion, Lilith (Mother of Demons), Lilith (Daughter of Dracula), Lionheart, Livewires, Living Brain, Living Erasers, Living Lightning, Living Mummy, Living Tribunal, Lizard, Lockdown, Lockheed, Locust, Loki, Looter, Luphomoids, Lynx, Mini-Entries (Living Diamond, Lords of the Living Lightning), M, Gideon Mace, MACH-4, Machine Man, Machine Teen, Machinesmith, Moira MacTaggert, Mad Jack, Mad Thinker, Madame Masque, Madame Web, Madman, Madripoor, Maelstrom
Volume 7 (March 2009): Maestro, Magdalene, Maggott, Magik (Rasputin), Magik (Rasputin of Earth-4210), Magma (Aquilla), Magneto, Moses Magnum, Magnus (Earth-27), Magus, Mahkizmo, Major Mapleleaf, Makkari, Malice, Man-Beast, Man-Killer, Man-Thing, Victor Mancha, Mandarin, Mandarin (Temujin), Mandrill, Mangaverse, Marduk, Margali of the Winding Way, Man-Mountain Marko, Marrow, Martian Masters, Marvel Boy (Grayson), Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), Marvel Girl, Marvel Knights, Louise Mason, Masque, Master of the World, Master Khan, Mastermind (Computer), Mastermind (Wyngarde), Masters of Evil, Alicia Masters, Matador, Mauvais, Maverick (Nord), Maverick (Bradley), MC2, Medusa, Meggan, Mentallo, Mephista, Mephisto, Mercury, Mercy, Merlin Demonspawn, Merlyn, Metal Master, Microchip, Micromax, Microverse, Midnight, Midnight Sons, Midnight Sun, Layla Miller, Millie the Model, Mimic, Mimic (Earth-12), Mindworm, Miss America, Missing Link, Mister Fantastic, Mister Fear (Cranston), Mister Fear (Fagan), Mister Hyde, Mister Kline, Mister Sensitive, Mister Sinister, Mister X, Mistress Love, Mockingbird, MODOK, Mogul of the Mystic Mountain, Mojo, Mole Man, Molecule Man, Mondo, Moon Knight, Moondragon, Moonstar, Moonstone, Morbius, Morg, Morgan Le Fey, Morlocks, Morlun, Morph (Earth-1081), Motormouth, Alyssa Moy-Castle
Volume 8 (May 2009): Multiple Man, Mutant X-Verse, Mys-Tech, Mysterio (Beck), Mysterio (Berkhart), Mysterium, Mystique, Mini-Entries (Mad Pharaoh, Madame Macabre, Madame X, Magician, Manphibian, Marvel (KalAOL), Master Hate, Mechano, Mekano, Microbe, Mister Fear (Drago), Mister Rasputin, Mister Zodiac, Modulus, Morwen), Namor, Namora, Namora (Earth-2189), Namorita, Nasty Boys, Native, Nebula, Nekra, Foggy Nelson, Nemesis, New Men, New Mutants (Xavier’s School), New Mutants (Xavier Institute), New Son, New Universe, New Warriors (Dwayne Taylor’s), N’Garai, Night Nurse, Night Raven, Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor), Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor), Nightcrawler, Nighthawk, Nightmare, Nocturne, Nomad (Monroe), Northstar, Red Norvell, Nosferata, Nova (Rider), Nova (Raye), Nova Omega, Number Nine, Mini-Entries (Nebulos), Oblivion, Odin, Ogre, Ogun, Olivier, Omega the Unknown, Omega Core, Omega Red, Onslaught, Ord, Origin, Harry Osborn, Liz Osborn, Norman Osborn, Other-Earth, Outlaw Kid, Over-Mind, Owl, Mini-Entries (Old Lace, Organizer, Overlord), Pacific Overlords, Karen Page, Paibok, Painter of 1000 Perils, Pantheon, Ben Parker, May Parker, Patriot (Mace), Patriot (Bradley), Phantom Rider, Phat, Phoenix (Grey), Phoenix Force
Volume 9 (July 2009): Photon (Genis-Vell), Phyla-Vell, Piranha, Pixie, Plantman, Plodex, Polaris, Powderkeg, Power Pack, Presence, Prester John, Priapus, Pride, Prime Mover, Prodigy, Proemial Gods, Professor X, Promise, Prosh, Proteus, Protocide, Prowler, Kitty Pryde, Psionex, Psycho-Man, Psyklop, Psylocke, Puck (Yu), Puma, Punisher, Puppet Master, Purple Man, Pyro, Mini-Entries (Phantazia, Phantom, Possessors, Praxagora, Preak, Protector), Quasar (Vaughn), Queen, Quicksilver, Quoi, Radioactive Man, Rage, Ramades, Monica Rambeau, Monica Rappaccini, Ravenous, Rawhide Kid, Razorback, Razor-Fist, Reavers, Red Ghost, Red Queen, Red Raven, Red Shift, Red Skull (Schmidt), Red Skull (Malik), Red Wolf (Talltrees), Redeemers, Reigning, Ben Reilly, Cecilia Reyes, Rhino, Franklin Richards, Nathaniel Richards, Valeria Richards, Rictor, Ringer (Davis), Ringo Kid, Riot Squad, Risque, Joe Robertson, Rocket Racer, Rockslide, Rogue, Roma, Ronan the Accuser, Ronin (Barton), Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, Roughhouse, Roxxon, Royalist Forces of America, Runaways, Russian, General Ryker, Mini-Entries (Rabble Rouser, Radius, Replicus, R’kin), Sabra, Sabretooth, Sabretooth (Earth-295), Sage
Volume 10 (September 2009): Salome, Sandman, Santerians, Sasquatch, Satana, Satannish, Saturnyne, Sat-Yr9, Saurians, Sauron, Savage Land, Scarecrow, Scarlet Centurion (Richards), Scarlet Centurion (Kang), Scarlet Witch, Scorpion (Black), Nicholas Scratch, James Scully, Secret Empire, Amanda Sefton, Sentinels, Sentry (Reynolds), Serpent Society, Sersi, Juston Seyfert, Shadow King, Shadowline, Shamrock, Skreet, Tabitha Smith, Sons of the Tiger, Space Parasite
Volume 11 (November 2009): Spirit, Star Thief (Bauman), Stardust, Stellaris, Chili Storm, Stunt-Master, Mini-Entries (Salo, Sandu, Shade, Sky-Walker, Slitherogue, Sorcerer (Murdstone), Sorcerer (East), Steel Serpent (unrevealed), Sun-Stealer, Supremus), Tagak the Leopard Lord, Talos the Untamed, Tana Nile, Tempest (Salvadore), Terrax the Tamer, Terrible Trio
Volume 12 (January 2010): Thermal Man, They Who Wield Power, Tumbler, Elianne Turac, Mini-Entries (Tazza, Time-Master, El Toro, Trago, Triumvirate of Terror), Sharon Ventura, Victorius, Virago
Volume 13 (March 2010): Mini-Entries (Vulture (Drago)), War Machine, Wraith, Mini-Entries (War (Gazer), Warlord Wrogg, Wobbows, Wrecker (Kort), Wrecker (Smith)), Xorr the God-Jewel, Gertrude Yorkes
Volume 14 (May 2010): Zarek, Mini-Entries (Professor Zaxton, Zemu, Zom, Zota)

What a pity they left out several favorite characters from Deluxe Edition. The list includes Quasimodo, Rama-Tut, Rattler, the first and second Red Guardians, Red Ronin, Ransak the Reject, the Rigellians, Ringmaster, Rocket Raccoon, Rom (it’s a shame they did not have any rights to Rom at that time), Salem’s Seven, the Savage Land Mutates, the Savage Land Races, General Sam Sawyer, Scourge or his long list of victims, the Kree Sentry, the Serpent Crown, and the Serpent Society Headquarters. The good news is they’ll put Rocket Raccoon and Scourge in the 1980s Handbook, so look out for them.

Well, that’s all from me. I hope you enjoyed our tribute to the famous All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #9. Next month, it’s Number Ten that will make the cut, with such colorful S characters as Shatterstar, SHIELD (the 1960s Handbook gave us a hint), Skein (formerly Gypsy Moth), Slaymaster, the Spaceknights, Speed Demon, Speedball, Sphinx, another Spider-Woman, Spiral, Stained Glass Scarlet, Star-Lord, Stature, and Stegron the Dinosaur Man, plus more S surprises. Hej da, mina vanner.