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.
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!
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.
A few pages from the story...
BELOW: From AVENGERS #75, April 1970, perhaps Quicksilver's finest moment in modern times, courtesy of cover artist John Buscema.
From Avengers #78
QUICKSILVER GOES TO HOLLYWOOD!
BELOW: Quicksilver as he appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
BELOW: Quicksilver as he appears in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
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!
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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