Comics are some of the best places to find diverse characters and Marvel have done a lot to push ethnic superheroes and villains in recent years. Mister Negative is one of best examples, as his background is interesting and his personality makes him an intriguing villain. Taking inspiration from Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the character has a split personality in the form of the benevolent Martin Li and nefarious Mister Negative. As a villain of Spider-Man, Mister Negative has become one of the web-slinger’s most formidable foes, and The Comic Vault is taking a close look at his history.
Having a terminal medical condition can be one of the most traumatic experiences anyone has to go through. The sufferer and their family members are forced to deal with the knowledge that only a certain amount of time is available to them. It’s a relatable kind of struggle that’s been reflected in an obscure comic character called Cardiac. Associated with Spider-Man, Cardiac is an anti-hero who doles out his own brand of justice based around his hatred for corrupt medical corporations. The Comic Vault is looking into his history to understand what makes Cardiac worth reading about.
Street level heroes are some of the most interesting comic characters because of their lack of powers. Many of them fight crime by using their intellect and equipment to make a difference, but they’re still as vulnerable as any of us. Silver Sable is an underrated example of a street level hero who is most often associated with Spider-Man. As a mercenary and business woman, Silver Sable is a capable fighter who uses her natural skills to hunt down criminals. The Comic Vault is taking a look into her history to understand her motivations.
Becoming a success in the business world can be tricky, especially when everyone is fighting to establish themselves in a similar market. The world of comics has its fair share of savvy business owners, such as Bruce Wayne and Warren Worthington. Yet they were born into their fortunes and had money to fall back on. Being a self-made entrepreneur takes determination, bravery, intelligence and a limitless sense of self-belief. But it is possible and here are five comic characters who earned their fortunes through hard work and never settling for anything less than what they’re worth.
“What makes me so angry? Loss. Time. Inheritors. Ezekiel. The fact that nowadays everyone is together but they’re all staring at small screens.”
It’s no secret that Spider-Man is one of the most beloved comic characters of all time, and it’s led to several other people inheriting spider powers. One of the newest characters to follow Spidey’s legacy is Cindy Moon, AKA Silk. She was bitten by the same radioactive spider, only to be locked away in a bunker for ten years. Silk Vol 1: Sinister, written by Robbie Thompson, sees Silk try to reclaim her life and find out where her family has gone.
October is here, which means it’s time to celebrate the supernatural in preparation for Halloween. This month, The Comic Vault will be featuring a range of supernatural characters and reviewing occult style graphic novels. Monsters fascinate and repulse us, with vampires being one of the most famous examples. But vampires aren’t always created by magical means, which is the case for Michael Morbius. What makes Morbius different from other vampires and how does he fit into the Marvel Universe?
What makes a great superhero? Is it the costume, is it a tragic backstory? Sometimes, it’s because of an awesome catchphrase. Catchphrases have been around since the earliest days of comics. While it can be fun to make a joke out of a catchphrase, many of them have resonance. Marvel has plenty of characters with iconic catchphrases, and here are five of the most famous.