Doctor Doom. Publication history Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) wearing his trademark metal mask and green cloak. Creation and development Like many of Marvel's Silver Age characters, Doctor Doom was conceived by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. With the Fantastic Four title performing well, Lee and Kirby were trying to dream up a "soul-stirring…super sensational new villain Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962), Doctor Doom's first appearance. Due to the rush to publish, the character was not given a full origin story until Fantastic Four Annual #2, two years after his debut. While the Fantastic Four had fought various villains such as the Mole Man, Skrulls, the Miracle Man, and Namor the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom managed to overshadow them all and became the Fantastic Four's archnemesis. 1980s-1990s 1981 saw Marvel and DC Comics collaborate on another project.
Inventions Quasar (comics) Quasar is the name of several fictional superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. Foremost amongst these powers is the ability to tap into a limitless energy source called the Quantum Zone. Quasar can project quantum energy in the form of devastating beams of force or heat, but Vaughn more commonly employed them to fashion incredibly durable constructs of solid energy, such as containment spheres or pincers. He protected himself with a personal force field of quantum energy. The Quantum Bands enable their wearer to fly by manipulating gravitons. The maximum flight speed Vaughn could attain is unknown, but he made a trip from Earth to Uranus in approximately four years flying non-stop (this was before he learned how to quantum jump). That would require a constant speed of roughly 50,000 miles per hour (80,000 km/h). The Quantum Bands' gems possess some capability for analyzing and processing information as if they were extremely advanced computers.
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