List of Marvel Comics teams and organizations

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The comic book stories published by Marvel Comics since the 1940s have featured several fictional teams and organizations and this page lists them.

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Anachronauts

The Anachronauts
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Fantastic Four Annual #25 (1992)
Created by Mark Gruenwald
Dan Panosian
In-story information
Member(s) Apocryphus
Deathunt 9000
Raa
Sir Raston
Ssith
Tyndar
Wildrun

The Anachronauts are group of fictional warriors appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The characters serve Kang the Conqueror as his personal guard. The Anachronauts were brought together by Kang, after having bested each of them in personal combat and extracting their allegiance to him. They are from various eras and alternate realities that Kang has visited in his journeys. They first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #25 (1992).

Members

  • Apocryphus : Son of Sersi of the Eternals from an alternate future.
  • Deathunt 9000 : a cybernetic warrior from an alternate 21st century.
  • Raa : a caveman possessing a fragment of the Bloodstone gem.
  • Sir Raston : nephew of Sir Percy of Scandia and inheritor of the Ebony Blade and mantle of the Black Knight in the 6th century.
  • Ssith : One of the Serpent Men who served Set of the Elder Gods over 12,000 years in the past.
  • Tyndar : Trojan Warrior with near-invulnerability from bathing in the River Styx.
  • Wildrun : the 18th century bearer of the Red Wolf identity.

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BAD Girls, Inc.

B.A.D. Girls Inc.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Captain America (first series) #385 (1991)
In-story information
Member(s) Asp
Black Mamba
Diamondback
Impala (former)

B.A.D. Girls, Inc. is a fictional group appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are depicted as female adventurers who all have had criminal records. The group first appeared in Captain America vol. 1 #385. Three of the group's four members (Asp, Black Mamba and Diamondback) were previously members of the Serpent Society. They were teamed with Captain America on several occasions before disappearing for several years, during which time Black Mamba and Diamondback made solo appearances elsewhere.

Fictional biography

Black Mamba, the Asp, and Diamondback were close friends as well as founding members of Sidewinder's super-villain team, the Serpent Society. When Diamondback began dating Steve Rogers, the team acted behind the scenes to make sure that her first real date was uneventful. After learning of Diamondback and Cap's relationship, the Society's new leader, King Cobra, had Diamondback kidnapped and placed on trial,[1] fearing that she would reveal the groups secrets to the Captain. Diamondback was found guilty by her fellow serpents and sentenced to execution. Black Mamba and Asp objected but were overruled by King Cobra. To save Diamondback, Black Mamba and Asp called in a favor from their former leader, Sidewinder, also Black Mamba's ex-boyfriend and they rescued Diamondback, however in retaliation, King Cobra captured the Asp and Black Mamba. Diamondback then hired Paladin to help her free the pair. Together, with Captain America, and Paladin, the five combined to defeat the Serpent Society.[2]

Fearing retaliation, Diamondback suggested they form their own group, B.A.D. Girls, Inc., the "B", "A", and "D" being the initials of their combined codenames.[3]

Later, the remaining Serpent Society members captured Diamondback, however, MODAM intervened and kidnapped Anaconda and all three girls to enlist them for Superia's army of Femizons.[4] While on Superia's cruise ship, Asp and Mamba befriended Zambian criminal javelin expert Impala, while Diamondback was attacked and almost killed by Snapdragon. Traumatized, Diamondback decided to quit adventuring and the team were rescued by Captain America and Paladin who once again joined forces to defeat Superia and her Femizons. After the battle, Captain America offered to clear their names but the girls declined.[5]

Later, when Mamba pulled the image of Diamondback's greatest fear from her, which was Snapdragon, Diamondback quit the group in anger. Black Mamba and Asp decided to investigate, seeking Snapdragon. In New York's Bar With No Name, the pair were attacked by Battleaxe, Steel Wind, and Golddigger, who were seeking the reward Superia had placed on their heads. Impala came to their rescue and joined B.A.D. Girls Inc.,[4] replacing Diamondback. The new trio briefly fought Sersi when stealing a Serpent Saucer from the Society's old headquarters and eventually tracked Superia and Snapdragon to an A.I.M. weapons exposition in Boca Caliente. However, when Snapdragon was killed by Diamondback, the threesome lost their immediate goal, and the group eventually dissolved.

Diamondback regained her confidence and she contacted her friends and their group remained intermittently active. Diamondback worked for S.H.I.E.L.D., while the Asp and Black Mamba both freelanced. Mamba briefly worked for Justine Hammer against the Thunderbolts. Later, Asp and Mamba rejoined the Serpent Society when they were hunting what King Cobra believed to be Diamondback, which turned out to be an LMD.

The founding B.A.D. Girls later reunited when Cable anonymously hired them to steal a new computer hard drive from the Dominus Corporation.[6] After battling Deadpool for the technology, they determined that it had already been stolen by Shen Kuei, and confronted him in Hong Kong. Aiding Deadpool against an army of Makeshift and Rive clones, they completed their contract, and the trio went their separate ways until their next hire.

Civil War

During the superhero Civil War over the Superhuman Registration Act, the BAD Girls opposed it, and joined up with Captain America's Secret Avengers. They participated in the final battle of the "war", but none accepted the amnesty offer that came with Capitan America's surrender.

The three BAD Girls were later captured by The Mighty Avengers in a New York City street mall.[7]

Dark Reign

The Asp, Black Mamba, and Diamondback have been revealed to be members of The Initiative's new team for the state of Delaware, the Women Warriors.[8]

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Desert Sword

List of Marvel Comics teams and organizations
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Mutants vol. 1 Annual #7
In-story information
Member(s) Aminedi
Arabian Knight
Black Raazer
Sirocco
Veil

The Desert Sword is a fictional human/mutant team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Their first appearance was in New Mutants Annual #7.

Fictional biography

Desert Sword was designed to be Iraq's personal superhuman military team, led by Sirocco. The original team's roster included Sirocco, Aminedi, the Veil, and Black Raazer, until Iraq forced Arabian Knight onto the team. Arabian Knight however was a double agent working with the Pantheon. Desert Sword's first recorded mission was to prevent the U.S. sanctioned super team Freedom Force from liberating a German scientist named Reinhold Kurtzmann in Kuwait. They arrived before Freedom Force and managed to secure Kurtzmann. Achieving their goal they waited for Freedom Force and ambushed them. In the battle that followed Aminedi managed to decapitate Super Sabre and cut off Crimson Commando's right arm before Freedom Force managed to capture Kurtzmann and retreating. Desert Sword managed to recapture the German scientist, but Pyro killed him before he could give the Iraqis nuclear weapon capability. Enraged at their mission's failure the team pressed the assault against the American heroes causing Avalanche and the Commando to become trapped in a minefield. During the skirmish Pyro managed to kill the Veil and Blob was stabbed several times by the Arabian Knight and Black Raazer. Desperate and hurt Blob turned the tide of the battle and managed to wound Arabian Knight with his own sword. As Avalanche and Crimson Commando lay in the minefield it became apparent that the Commando's condition was getting worse. Finally making a decision Avalanche managed to take the Commando to their designated extraction point and get him to safety, leaving both Blob and Pyro who were later captured by Desert Sword.[10]

Held as prisoners, Blob and Pyro were forced to serve as bodyguards for Iraq's military elite until Toad came and freed them in order to have them join the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[volume & issue needed] It was later revealed that Aminedi was killed by the Legacy Virus.[volume & issue needed] The Arabian Knight's wounds healed and he went on to battle the U.S. chemically altered soldier codenamed Sandstorm,[volume & issue needed] and opposed fellow Pantheon members over an issue of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia.[volume & issue needed] Arabian Knight was indirectly killed by a powerful mutant named Humus Sapien.[11] Black Raazer and Sirocco are the only active members left.

Membership

  • Aminedi: mutant, superhuman speeds, allowing him to generate razor cutting winds which can slice through solid materials.
  • Arabian Knight: golden scimitar fires concussive energy discharges, belt-sash is capable of stretching and reforming to his will, magic carpet can levitate through the air with him and his passengers.
  • Black Raazer: immortal entity, intangibility, enhanced strength, levitation, sorcery, enchanted blade can steal the life energy and size of others
  • Sirocco: mutant, warp nearby weather patterns to create swirling air funnels that can strike with concussive impact or lift him into the air.
  • Veil: mutant, release a chemical agent from her skin that reacts with the atmosphere to create a thick, billowing fog that masks her movements.

Death Web

Death Web
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Avengers West Coast #82 (May 1992)
In-story information
Member(s) Antro
Arachne 11
Therak

Death Web is a fictional group of three supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Fictional history

The members of Death Web were granted super powers by the Commission on Superhuman Activities with the intent that they use their powers to serve the government.[12] The team's individual members each obtained their unique powers through the scientific manipulation of chemicals extracted from exotic plants from the Amazon jungle.

Members

  • Antro: Hashi Noto, a male Japanese national with teleportation powers.
  • Arachne ll: Dr. Sylvie Yacqua, A female Pacqui Indian with poison gauntlets and the ability to emit webs from her wrists.
  • Therak: Theodore Davros, was transformed by experimentation into an enormous, powerful, spider-like creature with six arms and multiple eyes.

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Harriers

Harriers
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance (Hardcase, Battleaxe, and Shotgun): Wolverine #5 (Mar 1989)
Created by Chris Claremont
John Buscema
Marc Silvestri
In-story information
Type of organization Mercenary
Agent(s) Hardcase
Battleaxe ("Axe")
Blindside
Lifeline
Longbow
Piston
Ranger
Shotgun
Timebomb
Warhawk

The Harriers are a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The Harriers are a group of mercenary soldiers who operate in Madripoor and have clashed with Wolverine.

Fictional team biography

The Harriers are a team of mercenary soldiers, trained and equipped to battle both conventional and superhuman opponents. The organization consists of a military-style unit headed by the commanding officer, Hardcase, and nine other members. Each of the Harriers formerly served as an agent of the international law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. When the original version of S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded, these ten former S.H.I.E.L.D. banded together as the Harriers. The Harriers's last known base of operations was Colbert Chu's warehouse, Street of the Stunted Dog, Lowtown, Madripoor.

Hardcase, Battleaxe, and Shotgun took an assignment from the DEA to infiltrate General Nguyen Ngoc Coy's organization in a failed attempt to destroy Coy's major opium crop in the Indochinese "Golden Triangle." During this operation, the Harriers clashed with Wolverine.[15]

The Harriers were later hired by Wolverine to try to capture him, Psylocke, and Jubilee as a test of the Harriers's skills.[16]

Membership

  • Hardcase (Harry Malone) - commanding officer
  • Battleaxe ("Axe") (Jerome Hamilton) - carries a double-bladed axe
  • Blindside (Bobbi Chase)
  • Lifeline (Deacon)
  • Longbow (Amelia Greer) - uses bow and arrows
  • Piston (Andrei Semyanovitch Rostov)
  • Ranger (Jesus Suarez)
  • Shotgun (Zeke Sallinger)
  • Timebomb (Louis Joubert) - utilizes explosives
  • Warhawk (Tom Nakadai) - wears a jetpack and artificial wings permitting him to fly

The Initiative

Harriers member Blindside was considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program, according to Civil War: Battle Damage Report.[17]

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Wildboys

Wildboys
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Daredevil #253 (Apr 1988)
Created by Ann Nocenti
John Romita, Jr.
In-story information
Member(s) Jet
Spit

The Wildboys are fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Fictional character biography

The Wildboys are an unruly pair of street-dwellers that enjoy committing violent acts of vandalism. They are highly formidable street-fighters and are greatly skilled in the use of knives and other conventional street hardware.

When the Horsemen of Apocalypse attacked Manhattan during the events of the Fall of the Mutants and caused a blackout, a Vietnam veteran named Ammo organized a gang including the Wildboys, who looted the city.[volume & issue needed] Sometime later, Typhoid Mary gathered the Wildboys together with Ammo, Bullet, and Bushwacker to attack Daredevil; the criminals beat Daredevil so badly that they nearly killed him.[volume & issue needed]

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See also

References

  1. ^ Captain America (first series) #380
  2. ^ Captain America (first series) #382
  3. ^ Captain America #385
  4. ^ a b Captain America (first series) #396
  5. ^ Captain America (first series) #392
  6. ^ Cable & Deadpool #20
  7. ^ Giant-Size Avengers #1
  8. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #26
  9. ^ Namor, the Sub-Mariner #58 (Jan. 1995)
  10. ^ New Mutants Annual #7; Uncanny X-Men Annual #15; X-Factor Annual #6
  11. ^ Thunderbolts Volume #1 #55
  12. ^ Spider-Woman #2 (Dec. 1993)
  13. ^ Marvel Two-In-One #72
  14. ^ Christiansen, Jeff. "Hydro-Men". marvunapp.com. the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ Wolverine #5
  16. ^ Uncanny X-Men #261
  17. ^ Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics

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