Exploring the Marvel Universe: 35 Unknown Facts about Marvel Universe – Part 4 2

26Weird Relationship

Weird Relationship

Shatterstar is his own grandfather. Longshot is also his own grandfather. They are each other’s father and son. It’s weird.

27. In the Six Part Saga “Man and Wolf”, Captain America was injected with a serum that turned him into a Werewolf.

28. In Pryde of the X-Men (the pilot for a never realized X-Men Animated Series), Wolverine was improperly dubbed with an Australian accent. Since Australian stuff was popular at the time, the error wasn’t corrected and it was instead suggested to change Wolverine’s nationality in the comic’s continuity.

29. Natalia Romanova a.k.a Natasha Romanov a.k.a Black Widow is almost 70 years old. She kept her young looks thanks to a variation of the super-soldier serum.

30. Marvel used to publish an annual swimsuit special featuring its heroes.



In his first stories, Bruce Banner didn’t turn into The Hulk when enraged, the transformation was simply triggered by sundown.

32. Squirrel Girl is a mutant with squirrel-like features and the ability to communicate with squirrels. In her first appearance, she managed to defeat Dr. Doom with the help of her squirrels and saved Ironman, who she was trying to impress.

33. After Punisher died, he was recruited by his family’s guardian angel (who had failed the family when they were gunned down) to be heaven’s assassin.

34. Marvel created Spider-Woman just to secure the trademark for her name. In the 70’s Filmnation had a cartoon called Tarzan/Batman Adventure Hour and would use new characters to avoid licensing fee. Marvel heard that an upcoming character was going to be named Spider-Woman, so in response, they rushed out Marvel Spotlight #32 and secured the trademark.

35. The X-Men Evolution cartoon was strongly influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The somewhat infamous dance Kitty and Rogue perform in “Spykecam” was a reference to the Buffy episode “Bad Girls.”