Sunday, November 9, 2014

Why Big Hero 6?

No, not the Disney movie.

This is a comic writing side dude.  We deal with comics here.

Created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in their spare time while working on another project, Big Hero 6 was first intended to appear in Alpha Flight #17 (December 1998). However, the team first appeared in their own self-titled three-issue miniseries by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Gus Vasquez, which due to scheduling issues, was published before Alpha Flight #17. The character appeared with the team in a subsequent six-issue miniseries which was launched by Marvel Comics in September 2008.

The comic versions include:

Silver Samurai - has the ability to charge any object with mutant energy.

Sunfire - Former X-Man Shiro has the ability to fly and generate super-heated blasts of plasma.

GoGo Tomago -  is known as the hothead of Big Hero 6. GoGo transforms her body into an explosive ball of energy which is able to be projected at vast speeds.

Honey Lemon - Little is known of Honey Lemon's past, or how she obtained the purse that gives her "superpowers."

Hiro Takachiho - Hiro Takachiho is a thirteen-year-old boy whose intelligence would astound the most brilliant minds around the world.

Baymax - Created by Hiro for a school science project, the synthetic entity known only as Baymax became much more to Hiro after the death of his father. Now the best friend, father figure, and bodyguard of young Hiro, Baymax is at Hiro's side every hour of every day.

Ebon Samurai - Kiochi Keishicho was a Tokyo police officer who was slain by Silver Samurai during an attack by HYDRA. After making a deal with Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Kiochi was allowed to return to Earth and exact vengeance upon the Silver Samurai. Wielding a demonic katana and permanently bonded to black variant of his foe's armor, Kiochi was reborn as the Ebon Samurai.

Sunpyre - An alternate reality version of Sunfire's deceased sister Leyu, Sunpyre (Lumina) is the crown princess of Coronar, a planet hidden deep within the Microverse. As a result of being pulled out of the Microverse through Honey Lemon's purse, Sunpyre worships her as a goddess, and joins the Big Hero 6 out of a sense of gratitude. 

Wasabi-No-Ginger - A trained chef who uses various swords to fight. He can also give form to his Qi-Energy, usually materializing it as throwing knives that can paralyse opponents.

Fredzilla -  he can transform himself into a Godzilla-like creature.

There they are - the coolest super hero team you have never heard of.  Until the movie opened.  But even that is kind of different.

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