Red Guardian (Marvel)(02 - Alexei Shostakov)
Real Name: Alexei Shostakov
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The Red Guardian was a superb athlete with remarkable agility, who was trained in many forms of unarmed combat by the KGB.
On his belt the Red Guardian wore a disc, which, when detached from the belt, he could hurl as a weapon. Special magnetic devices inside the disc and belt caused the disc to return to the Red Guardian after he had thrown it.
Successor to post-war version, member of KGB, former husband of Natasha Romanoff, faked death and trained by government as counterpart to Captain America, seemingly died saving lives of Black Widow (Romanoff) + Captain America, faked death again and remained in seclusion, recently put out a hit on the Black Widow, brought in by the Avengers. He became the third superhero to become known as Ronin in the Widowmaker miniseries.
First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #43
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#6 Avengers Assemble (2010)
- 'Next Avengers: Part Six'
Avengers Assemble: An Oral History of Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2012)
TPB Black Widow: Deadly Origin (2010)
- 'Avengers Assemble: An Oral History of Earth's Mightiest Heroes'
Black Widow: The Coldest War (1990)
OGN SC Daredevil (1964)
- 'Black Widow: The Coldest War'
#88 Daredevil (1998)
- 'Call Him Killgrave!'
#64 Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
- 'The Widow: Part 4'
Marvel Tales: Black Widow (2019)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#86 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Beware ... The Black Widow!'
Annual 16 The Defenders (1972)
- 'The Day Death Died!'#43
- 'Color Him... The Red Guardian!'#44
- 'The Valiant Also Die!'
#55 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Emotion, Ego... and Empty Expectations!'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- '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)'
West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Tales to Astonish, Part Four: Return of the Ant-Man'
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