Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q: Quicksilver

 

And now, here's our regularly scheduled Q listing! My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

Another listing of a comic book couple -- umm, no, they didn't date -- one from the Golden Age and one from the Modern Age! And all in keeping with the A-Z Challenge! My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

Quicksilver debuted in National Comics #5, 1940, from Quality. He was never given any "real" name other than Max! His power was super-speed.

Today's hot-tempered Quicksilver, also a super-speedster, first appeared in The X-Men #4, 1964!


Thanks for your time.

23 comments:

  1. Oracle is a comic book character?! That's it, that ruins the brand entirely for me...

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  2. Never knew he had one before. He's all over the place these days thanks to that right issues thing.

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    1. The first one has appeared in The Flash as Max Mercury.

      "Right issues thing?" What's that?

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    2. Oh, do you mean how Sony and Disney/Marvel are both using him?

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  3. I do love Barbara's version of the Oracle. I am curious what their TV show versions are going to make of it.
    There was another Quicksilver?... Go figure. I guess the cool names show up often :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  4. Double whammy today! I do like the later version of Quicksilver.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Hard to believe the "new" one has been around for more than fifty years.

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  5. oh goodie another gender bender! i like oracle. gee, they like to maim their women. they did the shooting in the spine with felicity on the arrow show.

    at first i thought quicksilver was silver surfer. go figure my brain is only firing on stupid speed today.

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    1. Very seriously: Yes, comic creators do seem to enjoying maiming, raping, and/or murdering their female characters. (It's actually referred to in fandom as the "Women in Refrigerators Syndrome," due to one character's tragic demise.) Granted, a lot of characters, male and female, die in comics, but it's not the same as the way they tend to mistreat their women. And they wonder why more girls and women don't read comics in anywhere near the same proportion as males.

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    2. there are some fantasy writers that do that as well. goodkind would be one of them. i was so stoked watching legend of the seeker that i read the first two books, but after half way through the third, i couldn't stand it anymore.

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    3. I've always wondered if we'd see more male character maimings and murders if there were more superheroines out there. It's often a girlfriend of the hero who's killed, after all. But there have been far too many female superheroes who have been raped, tortured, and/or "depowered" for me to dismiss it as easily as some have.

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  6. And all this time I thought Quicksilver was just a skater clothing brand!

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    1. Is it? Maybe I'd know that if I read more than comics. (I'm kidding!)

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  7. Anybody ever call you Quicksilver? :)

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  8. Anybody who has seen DAYS OF FUTURE PAST or THE AGE OF ULTRON would recognize Quicksilver. I hated when Joker crippled Barbara Gordon. :-( Your Orson looks like my Midnight. :-)

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    1. Notice how I had to coerce him to look at the camera.

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  9. I thought I left a comment here...I said that I feel bad for Batgirl. She will always be Yvonne Craig to me

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    1. I doubled up O and Q today, but also posted O two days ago, after a Blogger glitch prevented it from posting on Monday. Your comment appeared there. :)

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  10. And now he is in two movies. Not too bad for a character I'd say.

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    1. Especially one who started out as a villain.

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