Stan Lee is a legend, a visionary who co-created the Marvel Universe and the most famous superheroes in the world. He brought us famous Marvel Superheroes and beloved characters to ever come out of comics. The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and the X-Men are just a few iconic characters with headlined big-budget movies and tv shows over the years. Yet, there are still a few Marvel superheroes that have never quite managed to get the shine they deserve.
Superheroes are all the rage these days. Everywhere you look, there’s another ad for a new movie featuring a comic book character or the latest merchandise for a popular hero. These stories are incredibly popular because they have a timeless appeal for everyone, young and old. Superheroes are an integral part of our culture. From comic books to blockbuster movies to T.V. series, many people are infatuated with these iconic characters. While many people will argue that Superhero is the most popular, there are a few heroes universally recognized by the average person. Some have been in the spotlight recently, while others have been largely overlooked.
Lee, who was born on December 28th, 1922, has been writing comics for over 70 years. He created Marvel Comics in 1961 with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, and he played a key role in creating the Marvel Universe. He’s still involved in the comics today, and he’s a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but some of his greatest creations have yet to receive the spotlight they deserve.
One of the biggest draws of comic books is their ability to give the spotlight to under-appreciated characters. While lesser-known characters have always appeared in the background of the most popular stories, Marvel has made a push for more diversity in the heroes at the forefront of their stories in recent years. (In fact, the first major Marvel film since Disney’s acquisition of the company was a relatively obscure character, Ant-Man.) Which Marvel heroes deserve to be the next heroes getting the spotlight?
Jack Flag, and his many, many guest appearances in other comics. Jack Flag is one of Marvel’s leading superheroes, and his adventures are always full of action, excitement, and beautiful women. (As a matter of fact, Jack Flag’s first appearance in an Amazing Spider-Man comic is my personal favorite comic book cover of all time.)
Jack Flag, the double-agent hero, has got quite the heroic past. He earned his stripes in the U.S. Army, then joined up with the C.I.A. to fight the forces of the Red Skull (who, incidentally, is actually his father) all over the world. He’s fought alongside the likes of Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America) and Nick Fury (Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.). He’s even been a part of the Avengers. And, when no one else can, he single-handedly saves the world… with style.
When the Silverclaw Marvel first appeared, most people thought it was just some whacko with a silver glove. Then it was learned that the Silverclaw Marvel was actually a robot created by the Oktober Corporation in its attempt to overthrow the government. That’s when the government stepped in and decided to fight back. Although the Silverclaw Marvel was strong and powerful enough to knock out any superhero that challenged him, it was no match for the military. The Silverclaw Marvel was soon destroyed, only to be rebuilt with new weapons and the ability to fly.
The final Marvel character to make the cut is none other than Huntara, a character that has been around since the mid-’80s and yet has never really made a major impact on the Marvel universe. Her superpowers revolve around the use of a special suit, which gives her power that is similar to the Spiderman suit. The suit can change shape to mimic different weapons, and it gives her enhanced strength.
Her powers help her fight against Galactus, but she is not strong enough to defeat him. In the end, she ends up being forced to team up with the Fantastic Four, and she becomes their key to getting rid of Galactus. She has since become a full-fledged member of the Fantastic Four.