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SECRET ORIGINS OF THE SUPER-SPEEDSTERS
PART EIGHT: QUICKSILVER


Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat -- I hate Quicksilver. To me, Quicksilver isn't even a character. He's a shameless rip-off of The Flash, and everyone knows it. And he isn't even a GOOD rip-off, because he's not nearly as powerful or interesting as the Flash.

He can't time-travel, or vibrate through walls. He doesn't store his uniform in a ring. He doesn't own a Cosmic Treadmill. He's never had the feeling that he's been turned into a puppet. And he doesn't have his own TV show. Let's face it, Quicksilver is the favorite character of no one! (That I know, anyway.)

But, be all that as it may, Quicksilver is still a superhero speedster, so we're compelled to discuss his origin as part of our "Secret Origins of the Super Speedsters" series. Quicksilver made his inauspicious debut in X-MEN #4, as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
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By the way, Quicksilver has no real secret origin. He's a mutant -- he was BORN with his powers. Here are some key panels from his premiere story!
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Pietro and Wanda reformed, and joined the team in Avengers #16, "the start of a great new Avengers line-up!" Cover and story art by Jack King Kirby.
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A few pages from the story...
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BELOW: From AVENGERS #75, April 1970, perhaps Quicksilver's finest moment in modern times, courtesy of cover artist John Buscema.
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From Avengers #78
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QUICKSILVER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD!

BELOW: Quicksilver as he appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
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BELOW: Quicksilver as he appears in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
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Our condolences to the Flash. He just saw the new Avengers movie, and he's crying because Quicksilver made it to the silver screen before he did!
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Reader, this ends our
SECRET ORIGINS of the SUPER-SPEEDSTERS series!


It's also the end of this Quicksilver issue!


Worst issue ever? Blame Quicksilver!

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SPECIAL 750th ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
The one we've ALL been waiting for!
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