Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rick Jones - Renaissance Man

How cool of a character is Rick Jones?!?!

Let me give you a quick timeline of Rick Jones, the comic book character...

1. Bruce Banner saves Jones' life from a Gamma Explosion, turning Banner into the Hulk. Jones feels responsible (duh!) and befriends the Hulk.

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2. Jones forms the Teen Brigade to help out superheroes.

3. Jones' Teen Brigade are used by Loki to draw a group of heroes together, but accidentally causes the heroes to form the Avengers. Jones hangs out with the Avengers, and meets Captain America, who quickly befriends Rick.

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4. Rick becomes Captain America's sidekick as Bucky.

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5. After that falls through, Rick ends up merging with Marr-Vell, the Kree warrior known on Earth as Captain Marvel!

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6. Rick and Captain Marvel get caught up in the Skrull-Kree War (as it was called then, natch), and Rick is used to win the entire war with some weird "Destiny" powers!

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7. Rick learns he has cancer from the Gamma explosion, and starts hanging out with Rom the Space Knight (eventually being cured of the cancer by the Beyonder in the issue below).

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8. After that is over, Rick begins to hang out with Bruce Banner and the Hulk again, and even gets turned into a version of the Hulk.

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9. Rick then went on the run with the Hulk (now the Grey Hulk) until the events of Ground Zero left the Hulk seemingly dead.

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10. Rick caught up with the Hulk much later, and started hanging out with him again, especially when the Hulk began to apparently be controlled by Banner. Rick even got married during this period.

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11. After a falling out with the Hulk, Rick tried being a celebrity, but then was injured in a Hulk conflict, which he stood until he got caught up in ANOTHER Avengers space epic.

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12. When THAT ended, Rick found himself being merged with Marr-Vell's SON, genis, the NEW Captain Marvel!!

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Has any supporting characters in comics ever had such a diverse list of books being a supporting character in?

2 Comments:

Blogger Shane Bailey said...

And that's why Rick Jones is better than Snapper Carr

5/11/2005 1:36 PM  
Blogger Ronald Bryan said...

Rick Jones was the star of all of those books. The STAR, you hear?

5/11/2005 11:21 PM  

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