Red Raven (Marvel)(01 - Hsni)
Real Name: Hsni
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Red Raven flew with benefit of artificial wings. He was armed with the birdmen's advanced weaponry, including a raygun and an anti-gravity gun.
The boy who would become Red Raven was a child from Europe and the only survivor of a trans-Atlantic airplane crash. As an infant, he was adopted by a civilization of winged people who lived on a floating island in the sky, one kept aloft by antigravity drives and hidden from human civilization by artificial clouds. As he grew, he learned they were a tribe of avian Inhumans who had left the hidden Inhuman city Attilan, built their own abode, and learned to stabilize their genetics to reproduce only in this winged form. Calling themselves both The Bird-People and The Winged Ones, they made their adopted son a uniform outfitted with anti-gravitons for flight and metal wings for navigation. During World War II, fearing an escalation of Nazi Germany's efforts that would encompasses his adopted people, the now-grown human wore a costume with large metal wings that enabled him to fly, and called himself Red Raven and joined the United States superhero team the Liberty Legion.
The Bird-People, however, planned to invade human civilization after the war. Red Raven foiled their plot by using gas to place the tribe, including himself, in suspended animation, and sank their domed island to the bottom of the ocean, setting a timer to return them to the surface and reawaken them after several years. When the island eventually resurfaced near the end of the suspended-animation cycle the X-Men superhero Angel stumbled upon the island. Angel and Red Raven clashed when the latter was startled by the former. Angel believed it would be more humane to revive the Bird-People, but Red Raven disagreed. He again sank the island, continuing the suspended animation process, and set Angel adrift on a raft.
Sometime later, following an undersea earthquake, the Red Raven's suspended-animation capsule broke loose. It floated to the surface, where Red Raven was found by his old wartime ally the Sub-Mariner. The imperfect suspended-animation technology that he had used, however, had begun to drive Red Raven insane, a condition that worsened when he discovered that the Bird-People all were dead. In a mad rage, he accidentally caused an explosion that engulfed him and the entire island.
Sometime throughout all this, Red Raven had a daughter who, under the same name, became a superhero.
First appears in the now classic RED RAVEN COMICS #1 (Aug.1940;Marvel/Timely Comics) - which also featured some of the very earliest Marvel/Timely work by legends Jack Kirby & Joe Simon. May also feature the 1st time a Marvel/Timely hero debuted in a book that carried his own name, predating even Captain America! Last name revealed in Marvel Zombies: Destroy #1.
First Appearance: Red Raven Comics (1940) #1
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Captain America (2005)
#4 Captain America: Patriot (2010)
- 'Out Of Time Part 4'
#1 Captain Marvel (1999)
- 'Part One Born On The 4th of July'
#16 Deadpool (1997)
- 'Marvel Mania'#21
- 'Grendel's Layer'
#0 Defenders (2001)
- 'You Only Die Twice'
#6 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Rumble in the Sky'#7
- 'Fire Above, Thunder Below'
#405 Marvel Mystery Handbook 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
- 'Terror is Tomorrow!'
Marvel Premiere (1972)
#29 Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
- 'Lo, the Liberty Legion!'#30
- 'Hey, Ma! They're Blitzin' the Bronx!'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Zombies Destroy! (2012)
#1 New Invaders (2004)
- 'Zombie Invaders'#2
- 'Dead Dead Dugan'#3
- 'A World Upside Down'
#2 Nova (1999)
- 'To End All Wars - Part 2'#9
- 'Cruel & Unusual - Part 3'
#4 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Condor Strikes!'#5
- 'Lo, There Shall Come A Spider'#7
- 'The End of Nova the Human Rocket'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age Marvel 2004 (2004)
Red Raven Comics (1940)
Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
The Invaders (1975)
#6 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'And Let the Battle Begin'#35
- 'Havock on the Home Front'#36
- 'Crushed by the Iron Cross'#37
- 'The Liberty Legion Busts Loose'#38
- 'U-Man Comes To Town'#41
- 'Beware The Super Axis!'
HC The Marvels Project (2009)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Book of the Dead and Inactive 2 : Marvel Boy to Zuras'#14 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Book of the Dead and Inactive 2 : Marvel Boy to Zuras'
#19 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Book of the Dead (Nuke to Obadiah Stane)'
The Order (2002)
#2 The Sub-Mariner (1968)
- 'It's Our World'#6
- 'Out Of Order'
#26 The Twelve (2008)
- 'Kill! Cried the Raven'
The Twelve: Spearhead (2010)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'Red Raven, Red Raven...!'#45
- 'When Mutants Clash!'
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