Q&A: Cypher

Doug Ramsey had the mutant ability to understand all forms of language and communication. Somehow, this enabled him to become a member of the New Mutants, meaning he was constantly in danger of being hurt in fights with other mutants and dangerous super-powered beings. Fortunately, his friendship with a techno-organic…

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Q&A: The Punisher

Frank Castle saw his wife and two children killed in the crossfire of a gun battle between organised crime gangs in New York’s Central Park. Overcome with grief, he vowed revenge and has since battled a never-ending war against the Mafia, using the training he received as a US Marine.…

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Q&A: Aunt May

May Reilly Parker is an annoying, yet seemingly indestructible, old woman. She currently lives in Manhattan, New York, with her nephew, Peter, and his wife, Mary Jane, after living for many years in Queens, New York. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Before the destruction of my house, it…

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Q&A: Cannonball

At puberty, in common with other mutants coming into their powers, Sam Guthrie developed the ability to fly, via the release of thermochemical energy, which also makes him invulnerable while flying. After becoming the co-leader of the New Mutants, he also joined X-Force, before becoming an X-Man, then joining X-Corporation,…

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Q&A: Invisible Woman

Susan Richards, nee Storm, is a mother of two, Franklin and Valeria, married to noted scientist Reed Richards, and a founding member of the Fantastic Four. She has the ability to turn invisible, as well as project invisible force fields. With Reed, Johnny and Ben, she has saved the world…

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Q&A: Nightcrawler

Kurt Wagner was born in Bavaria with indigo fur covering his body, a prehensile tail, three fingers on each hand (including opposable thumbs), fang-like canines, and yellow eyes with no distinguishable pupils. Naturally, a career in the circus beckoned. He was invited to join the X-Men by Professor Charles Xavier,…

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Q&A: Black Bolt

Blackagar Boltagon is King of the Inhuhmans Royal Family, as well as being a member of The Illuminati. Subjected to mutagenic Terrigen Mist while still an embryo, he was born with an array of powers, such as speed, flight, strength and endurance, but it is the capacity of his vocal…

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Q&A: Uatu the Watcher

Uatu is a Watcher, a member of a powerful species of immortals who have sworn to passive observation of the universe. Uatu watches our solar system, from his home on the Moon, only occasionally breaking his code of strict non-interference. He would like to reinforce the fact that he is…

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Q&A: Usagi Yojimbo

Miyamoto Usagi is a samurai in 17th century feudal Japan. Having learned from the hermit sensei, Katsuichi, he served under Lord Mifune. Following Mifune’s death at the Battle of Adachigahara, Usagi became a ronin, wandering the country while adhering to bushido, the way of the warrior, although he has been…

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Questions & Answers: Batman

(The Guardian Weekend magazine on a Saturday has a recurring section, where they ask the same questions each week to celebrities and interesting people. I thought I’d apply them to some superheroes only without the stupid question about radiators or air conditioning. Seriously, what are they thinking with that?) The…

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