Key voice cast includes Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, Kim Raver and BooBoo Stewart.

Marvel Entertainment announced today, “Marvel Rising,” a brand-new, multi-platform animation franchise starring the next generation of Marvel heroes set to launch in 2018. The program will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts that spotlight Spider-Gwen with her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider, and introduce audiences to the world of “Marvel Rising.” Following the shorts, a feature-length animated film, “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” will premiere later that year. Distribution partners for the content to be announced at a later date.

Meet the characters and all-star voice actors behind the all-new franchise “Marvel Rising” above.

The content features an all-star line-up of voice talent including Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey, BooBoo Stewart, Kathreen Khavari, Milana Vayntrub, Cierra Ramirez, Kamil McFadden, Skai Jackson, Kim Raver, Ming-Na Wen, Steven Weber, and Dee Bradley Baker among others. Future stories and content are also being developed across Marvel’s digital and publishing platforms and will be announced at a later date.

“Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is a long-anticipated event, bringing together Marvel’s newest and beloved characters that have garnered major fan excitement over the last few years. Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.

“Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. So I’m very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that our young audience can connect with,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation & Family Entertainment.

Sana Amanat, Marvel’s Director of Content & Character Development, added, “This project is unlike anything we’ve done before—from featuring the rising and fan-favorite stars of the Marvel Universe, to a visually distinct animation style, this is a groundbreaking animated event. It’s an action-packed adventure, full of comedy, heart and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan.”

Meet the characters behind “Marvel Rising”:

Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider (formerly Spider Gwen) voiced by Dove Cameron (“Descendants,” “Hairspray Live”) – a free spirited teen who found her calling to be a super hero after being bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining spider-like powers. As Ghost-Spider, she aids those in need, but has to keep her alter-ego a secret from her father, Captain George Stacy, who sees Ghost-Spider as more of a menace than a hero.

Daisy Johnson aka Quake voiced by Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Nashville”) – a leading agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. whose tendency for rule-breaking gets her into trouble now and then. Daisy befriends the young group of heroes and through them discovers how to become a better leader. She can generate powerful vibrational waves, which produce effects similar to earthquakes. 

Dante Pertuz aka Inferno voiced by Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” “Lincoln Heights”) – a brooding, dark loner on the run. Dante has the power of pyrokinesis, which makes him capable of generating flames – however, he is not fully in control of his fiery abilities. It’s a thin line between good guy and villain for the unpredictable Inferno.

Victor Kohl aka Exile voiced by BooBoo Stewart (“Descendants,” “The Twilight Saga”) – a charming, handsome, and troublesome young Inhuman whose quest for superiority places him into the wrong crowd. He can use Darkforce energy to create weapons and portals that allow him to teleport.

Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel voiced by Kathreen Khavari (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Big Little Lies”)  – a devoted fan of Super Heroes, especially of her mentor Captain Marvel; she is determined that she too can be a great hero! If only she’d be taken seriously. Kamala is equipped with metamorphic powers that allow her to stretch, enlarge, or shrink her overall size, parts of her body, or alter her physical appearance. She is especially fond of “embiggening” her fists.

Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl voiced by Milana Vayntrub (“Marvel’s New Warriors,” “This Is Us”) – the uber-positive, hilarious best friend and teammate of Ms. Marvel. With advanced computer skills, enhanced strength, agility, durability, and senses of a squirrel, Doreen (along with her squirrel partner, Tippy Toe!),  is primed and ready to become a successful hero.

America Chavez voiced by Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters,” “The Secret Life of an America Teenager”) – a strong, independent young hero whose painful past drives her to reject leadership and remain a loner. America’s powers include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, plus the ability to fly.

Rayshaun Lucas aka Patriot voiced by Kamil McFadden (“K.C. Undercover,” “Grown Ups 2”) – a natural born leader who is quick to leap into action to impress his colleagues at S.H.I.E.L.D. Rayshaun strives to live up to Captain America’s legacy with integrity, honesty, and order above all. His skills include heightened strength, speed, stamina, and durability.

Gloria “Glory” Grant voiced by Skai JacksFron (“Bunk’d,” “Jessie”) – Gloria, or ‘Glory,’ is Gwen Stacy’s friend and member of their garage band “The Emm-Jays.” Gloria is a smart, hard-working girl that genuinely cares for Gwen, but has felt a distance growing between them ever since their friend, Kevin, was murdered. When being casual, Gloria’s known to be funny, sarcastic and sassy.

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel voiced by Kim Raver (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “24”) – a bold leader who doesn’t sugar-coat and is guided by a strong sense of duty and honor. She’s the ultimate inspiration for our band of misfit heroes. She is equipped with superhuman strength, can fly at high speeds, and can project intense energy blasts.

Hala voiced by Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mulan”) – Hala is a Kree Accuser bent on galactic domination. She’ll go to any length or treacherous means to achieve what she, and the entire Kree race, wants: Power. Hala is cold, cryptic and nefarious, often challenging those who try to oppose her.

Captain George Stacy voiced by Steven Weber (“13 Reasons Why,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) – Chief of the NYPD and Gwen Stacy’s loving, but fiercely protective father. Captain Stacy is a very disciplined, hard-working man that will stop at nothing to obtain justice – who unfortunately sees Ghost-Spider as a menace and a threat to society. 

Lockjaw and Tippy Toe are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gravity Falls”). Two lovable and heroic sidekicks: Lockjaw is Kamala’s trusty, teleporting mutt and Tippy Toe is Doreen’s partner in crime and best squirrel friend.

“Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” is executive produced by Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, and Eric Radomski; co-executive produced by Stan Lee, Sana Amanat, and Marsha Griffin. The film and shorts were written by Mairghread Scott. Alfred Gimeno served as supervising director.

For more information, check out “Marvel Rising” at www.Facebook.com/MarvelRisingwww.Twitter.com/MarvelRisingSW, and www.Instagram.com/MarvelRising

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Prepare yourself for their television debut with a royal adventure across five Marvel games!

The Inhuman Royal Family make their television debut at the end of September, but your favorite Marvel games are rolling out the red carpet well in advance of the monarchy’s arrival. We talked to a lot of people about the Inhuman goodies on the horizon, from the fine folks working on “Marvel Contest of Champions,” “Marvel Avengers Academy,” and “Marvel Puzzle Quest” to “Marvel Heroes Omega” and “Marvel Powers United VR.” Are you ready for the terrigen knowledge bomb we’re about to drop? We sure hope so!

The Inhumans Arrive in Marvel Contest of Champions

Marvel Contest of Champions” kicks off our Inhuman fun. Take Medusa into the Collector’s contest where she joins Black Bolt and her cousin Karnak as the Inhuman representatives on Battlerealm. You might have also seen Lockjaw in game already! Isn’t he just the cutest? Alongside Medusa and Lockjaw, players will also get to play an Inhuman-centric event pitting the chosen of Attilan against the Iso-8 Mafia.

“The Inhumans are one of my favorite Marvel families, because they have always been so weird,” exclaimed Gabe Frizzera, Art Director at Kabam. “The unapologetic ‘Kirbyness’ of the stories, with the lofty themes of alien gods experimenting with the fates of early humans, was one of my first tastes of sci-fi as a kid. I love every time we have a chance to bring an Inhuman to the Contest of Champions, especially Royals. I think they fit beautifully in our particular brand of Marvel cosmic extravaganza.” We couldn’t agree more.

The Inhumans Reveal Themselves in Marvel Avengers Academy

Not to be outdone, “Marvel Avengers Academy” is unleashing an entire event on players involving the Attilan Academy with a whole host of Inhuman characters joining the game’s roster including Medusa, Black Bolt, Crystal, and Triton to name a few.

“It seems like we’ve been waiting forever to introduce the Inhumans royal family to ‘Marvel Avengers Academy,’ shared Allen Warner, Director of Narrative at Tinyco. “We’re so excited that the time has finally come. It’s an awesome opportunity to embrace their inherent potential for comedy and otherworldly weirdness, which have always been big parts of our game, as well as reimagining what all of them would be like as school-aged students from Atillan Academy. I can’t wait for the world to see what our awesome artists have done with Lockjaw’s designs in particular. Hint: He looks even more amazing in a Black Bolt themed dog sweater!”

Lockjaw is a big help in Marvel Puzzle Quest

The gang at D3 Go! aren’t skimping on the Inhumans content either, with everyone’s favorite lovable teleporting dog popping into “Marvel Puzzle Quest” in early September. He joins Black Bolt and Medusa (one of my personal favorite characters, teaming her up with Carnage is so fun you guys!) as the third playable Inhuman and he’s bringing a few friends with him. Wink wink.

“Lockjaw will be our first playable dog character in Marvel Puzzle Quest!” revealed Josh Austin, Senior Producer at D3 Go! “With his Royal Escort ability, not only does he call in the many Inhumans we have in the game including Kamala Khan, Black Bolt, Medusa and Quake, but he also brings in two additional Inhumans: Crystal and Karnak!”

The Inhumans Join Marvel Heroes Omega

Have you picked up “Marvel Heroes Omega” for your PS4 or Xbox One yet? Well if you’ve been waiting for some Inhumans action, Gazillion has you covered. A new-to-console Black Bolt will be joining the playable cast with a costume inspired by his small screen look, as well as a fresh take on his classic outfit fans will no doubt dig.

“With Black Bolt, we introduce players to one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel cannon,” said Anthony Gallegos, Designer at Gazillion. “With a voice that can destroy anything just by whispering, as well as an array of energy powers, super-human speed, and more, we can’t wait for players to try the king of the Inhumans for themselves. Black Bolt’s silence is only a reminder of his power and restraint — prepare to be awed when he decides to grace (or destroy) your very essence by daring to speak a word.”

Black Bolt and Lockjaw Make Their Way to Marvel Powers United VR

Last but not least, “Marvel Powers United VR” is adding two new characters to the game: Black Bolt and Crystal. Harness Blackagar’s electron-fueled energies and devastating voice or command the very elements themselves with Crystal Amaquelin. One thing’s for sure – you’ve never experienced Inhuman abilities quite like this before! Take a look at the game play trailer above!

“Having the opportunity to bring Black Bolt and Crystal into the game has been an exciting design and technical adventure,” admitted Mat Kraemer, Creative Director at Sanzaru Games. “They’ve become favorites with our team to throw down and kick some bad guy butt! We can’t wait to see what fans think when they wield Inhumans powers and jump into the fight!”

Before we sign off, we’ll leave you with a word from your man @ Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann, “With their combination of fantastic designs, bold personalities, wild powers, royal intrigue and sci-fi weirdness, the debut of the Inhumans symbolized the game changing genius of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. All these years later, and after so many amazing creators have expanded their legend, the Marvel Games team and all of our talented partners are excited to unleash them in a new medium, celebrate their awesomeness and help introduce them to a new generation of True Believers.”

Be sure to check out all the Inhuman action happening across a host of your favorite Marvel Games and watch the first chapter of “Marvel’s Inhumans” early in IMAX now and the complete series on ABC starting September 29. Stay tuned to Marvel.com and follow @MarvelGames on Twitter for the latest news and interviews from Marvel Games!

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The Inhumans' teleporting dog makes his way to the roster beginning September 7th!

Everyone’s favorite Inhuman mutt, Lockjaw, is making his way to “Marvel Puzzle Quest” and he’s bringing some friends. As the honorary escort of the Inhuman Royal Family, Lockjaw makes an awesome addition to the “MPQ” roster. We talked to D3 Go! Senior Producer Josh Austin about the teleporting dog and all his incredible canine abilities.

Marvel.com: Oh my gosh who’s a good doggy?! I’m so excited to finally be able to play a full Inhuman team! Why did the team decide on Lockjaw over some of the more… Human Inhumans?

Josh Austin: Lockjaw is awesome and his popularity is growing so finally being able to add a playable canine to “Marvel Puzzle Quest” just made the team really excited. One of the great things about Lockjaw in “Marvel Puzzle Quest” is his ability to teleport in other Inhumans, so while we aren’t adding Crystal and Karnak to the game as playable characters (at least it’s not planned right now), they are getting put in the game through Lockjaw.

Marvel.com: Aside from Devil Dinosaur this is the only other animal on the “MPQ” roster. Do you see, say, any Pet Avengers in our future?

Josh Austin: That would be fun – there are a lot of animal lovers out there! We do have some non-playable dogs including, but who knows what the future will hold? I would expect we should see more animals in “Marvel Puzzle Quest” in the future.

Marvel.com: Okay, what tricks has this dog learned?

Josh Austin: Lockjaw’s first ability is Loyal Protector and it’s a Yellow Passive ability, so it doesn’t cost AP to use. Whenever an enemy match includes a friendly Special tile, Lockjaw jumps to the front, resisting a percentage of that damage and dealing damage to the enemy who messed with the player’s Special tile!

His second ability is called Royal Escort and it costs 9 Blue AP. This is his teleport ability that brings in a different Inhuman friend depending on which color is most present on the board. For Blue he teleports in Quake who shakes up the board and destroys random tiles of the enemy’s strongest AP while also doing damage (does not generate AP).

If there is yellow mostly present on the board, Lockjaw summons Kamala Kahn to inspire everyone around her giving the team a burst of health. If Green is the most present on the board, Lockjaw summons Black Bolt, who with a whisper destroys the middle two rows dealing damage (does not generate AP).

If Purple is the most present, Lockjaw summons Medusa who users her hair to swap 16 pairs of random tiles, stealing any swapped enemy Strike, Protect, or Attack tiles and improving them. If Red is the most present, Lockjaw summons Crystal who deals damage and creates a Red Attack tile, Blue Protect tile and a Black Strike tile. If Black is the most present on the board, Lockjaw summons Karnak who deals damage to the enemy with the lowest health and stuns all the other enemies.

His last ability is called The Dog That Bit You and it costs 8 Green AP. For this ability Lockjaw follows a trail of psionic energy to track down his enemies and attack. This ability converts random basic tiles to Charged tiles. This power also has a Passive, where at the start of the turn, if there is a Charged tile in the enemy’s strongest color, it deals damage.

Marvel.com: Man I’m not quite sure what to think of the dog wonder! He seems so dang versatile! Royal Escort feels a lot like Nick Fury’s “Avengers Assemble” ability. What changes when we level up this move?

Josh Austin: Mostly the damage dealt, strength of special tiles, and health given to the player goes up as the levels increase. The best part about Royal Escort is that it’s like Hawkeye (Clint Barton)’s full Quiver power, but instead of it being sequential the player can guide which power will be used if they use characters that help change the color of the tiles on the board.

Marvel.com: Loyal Protector also feels really cool, especially in some match ups where you might have a bunch of Special tiles on the board. Does it work like Doc Ock’s Insult to Injury where it only procs once per tile match, or does he do damage for every Special tile matched?

Josh Austin: It triggers every time the enemy matches a friendly special tile, and it can be pretty powerful with Medusa’s The Resolute Queen and heals after Lockjaw takes reduced damage due to the enemy’s match!

Marvel.com: I can think of a few teammates I want Lockjaw fighting alongside but I’ll leave it to the professionals. Who are we teaming him up with?

Josh Austin: Lockjaw works well with characters that create Special tiles like Medusa, Carnage (Cletus Kasady), Venom (Eddie Brock), Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2), and Professor X (Charles Xavier). Lockjaw also works well with characters that create Charged tiles like Black Bolt, Silver Surfer, The Hulk (Totally Awesome), Thor (Goddess of Thunder), and Mordo (Master of the Mystic Arts).

Marvel.com: And when can we give him a good home on our rosters?

Josh Austin: Lockjaw will be released on September 7 and will be available in placement rewards in Hearts of Darkness that starts September 7 and ends September 12. He will be in Meet Rocket & Groot and available in the Vault that will start September 11 and run until September 15. His Versus tournament is called Inhu-Man’s Best Friend and it starts on September 14 with increased odds to get Lockjaw and he will be a progression reward.

Take Lockjaw out for a walk by clicking here and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and interviews.

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Grab a refresher on the incredible Inhuman canine companion!

Coming soon to IMAX and ABC, Marvel’s Inhumans will see the live-action on-screen debut of Lockjaw—the Marvel Universe’s favorite four-legged Royal companion. In preparation for the new series, here’s a quick primer on who Lockjaw is.

Standing over five feet tall and weighing in at half a ton, the giant pup made his debut nearly six decades ago in 1965’s FANTASTIC FOUR #45. Crafted by legendary duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the issue also saw the first appearance of fellow Inhumans Black Bolt, Karnak, Triton, and Crystal.

Fantastic Four (1961) #45

Fantastic Four (1961) #45

  • Published: December 10, 1965
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 06, 2009
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Born on the island of Attilian, contact with the Terrigen Mist endowed the K-9 with a few superhuman (or superdoggie) skills—most uniquely, the ability to teleport himself and others across dimensions.

In the comics, Lockjaw’s capacity to leap across dimensional space allows him to serve as the Inhuman Royal family’s escort and usual mode of transportation; when Lockjaw engages this power, all those standing in close proximity to, or touching, the Inhuman hound are transported alongside him. In addition to teleportation, Lockjaw has the ability to track scents across dimensions by utilizing both an incredible sense of smell—and a mysterious understanding of psionics. Much like the Inhuman King Black Bolt, Lockjaw has two antennae atop his head that he uses to channel and control these powers.

So, who is Lockjaw? He’s a giant teleporting dog. And he’s an Inhuman’s best friend.

Join Lockjaw and his companions with Marvel’s Inhumans, coming to IMAX screens on September 1 and to ABC on September 29!

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Make these tasty Lockjaw-inspired dog treats for your favorite pup!

There’s no better way to celebrate the super canine in your life than with delicious treats inspired by the Inhuman teleporting lap dog!  So here’s a recipe that even you can enjoy with your favorite furry friend.

Recipe by Jenn Fujikawa (@justjenn)

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
1/2 cup pumpkin
1 egg
½ cup water

Directions:

  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, oats, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together the peanut butter, pumpkin and egg.
  • Alternate the dry ingredients and the water until the dough comes together.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
  • Pull off pieces of dough and form into the antenna-shape on Lockjaw’s head.
  • Place onto the prepped baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container or freeze.
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Check out what 2016 has in store from Hasbro at San Diego Comic-Con!

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is going to be legendary thanks to a new line of Marvel toys from Hasbro!

The company will be selling 6-inch scale models from it’s new prison-themed Marvel’s The Raft Legends Series which includes the famous web slinger, Spider-Man, who is keeping some of the most infamous villains behind bars. Included in this set are Enchantress, Purple Man, Dreadknight, The Abomination and Sandman. The set includes six incredibly detailed action figures and four accessories.

Then you can head over to Knowhere for The Collector’s Vault Legends Series of five 3.75-inch action figures. Among Taneleer Tivan’s greatest treasures are Cosmo, Lockjaw and Howard The Duck!

And to prove your patrotism, there’s the celebratory Marvel Legends Captain America 75th Anniversary Shield. A highly-detailed 25-inch metal replica of Cap’s greatest weapon and defense system, the shield is 1:1 full-scale with adjustable straps so you can fight crime just like the real Star Spangled Hero. While this item is not an exclusive for sale, fans will be able to pose with the shield at the Hasbro booth. Moreover, fans who pose with it during Comic-Con and post their photos to Twitter and Instagram will be entered for a chance to win a shield of their very own! Look out Red Skull!

Make sure to check out all this awesome Hasbro gear at Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, a limited supply will be sold at HasbroToyShop.com after the convention. Canadian Marvelites can also get in on the legendary action figures at Fan Expo Canada in September!

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The Guardians meet Inhumans in a clip from 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' airing Sunday at 8:30 AM ET on Disney XD!

Star-Lord gives Medusa a rude awakening in a clip from this week’s “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”! Watch the clip above and tune in to “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” this Sunday at 8:30 AM ET on Disney XD.

After a rousing game of fetch, Lockjaw leads Star-Lord and Gamora into a room full of mysterious sleeping chambers! When Star-Lord gets a little too close to one of the slumbering subjects, Medusa springs awake to remind him the importance of personal space. See the Inhuman activity in the clip above!

Catch a new episode of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” Sunday at 8:30 AM ET on Disney XD! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Preview Squirrel Girl's new series and examine her as well as more underestimated heroes!

When you assume you’ve got the edge on your opponent, be it in battle or dance-offs, you may find yourself on the floor searching for your dignity.

This sentiment rings loud and clear throughout the Marvel Universe, often resulting in a lopsided, underdog victory. While countless examples exist, a few heroes stand out as more unassuming than the rest of the field. These wily folks have the advantage of appearing docile—and hilarious—while in reality, being the complete opposite.

As the queen of Marvel upsets gets her own ongoing series this week with UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL, let’s celebrate a trio of unlikely powerhouses!

Rocket Raccoon (2014) #1

Rocket Raccoon (2014) #1

  • Published: July 02, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: January 05, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Skottie Young
  • Cover Artist: Skottie Young
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Rocket Raccoon

An anthropomorphic raccoon may not sound that terrifying, but when said varmint can pack a weapon the size of a bathtub—and possesses the skills to use the heck out of it—things can get real pretty quickly. Rocket might be conceptually non-threatening, but the baddies of the universe can attest to the inaccuracy of that line of thinking.

Packing more heat than The Punisher, Rocket makes up for his small stature with epic levels of bravery and off the charts attitude; he’s living proof that it’s not the size of the raccoon in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the raccoon—and his gun.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009) #1

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Lockjaw

When you belong to a family of super-powered royalty, it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the pet also packs powers.

The super-pooch companion of Crystal and the other Inhuman royals, Pet Avengers leader Lockjaw has handled more than his fair share of intergalactic goliaths. He’s tangled with Thanos, The Hulk, and even assisted in facilitating the recovery of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Not too shabby for a creature you’d expect to fetch your slippers or chase your cat up a tree.

New Avengers (2010) #15

New Avengers (2010) #15

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Squirrel Girl

Typically, the squirrel doesn’t strikes fear into the hearts of super villains. If history has taught us anything, however, this creature might just be the most fearsome force the Marvel Universe has ever seen.

We’re not referring to the legume gathering, buck-toothed, park dweller—we mean Squirrel Girl, the ultimate underdog.

This rascally miscreant has cemented herself as the Achilles Heel of just about every godlike villain in existence. No, seriously—Squirrel Girl has a record that surpasses just about anyone. She’s beaten the proverbial pants off Doctor Doom, Deadpool, The Mandarin, Fin Fang Foom, and even Thanos!

When not making the dastardliest creatures around beg for mercy, she’s been a mild-mannered nanny for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Now that’s a resume!

Find out what villain will fall next in UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 this week!

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This big dog provides transportation for the Inhuman Royal Family!

It’s Monday, and that means that you’ve had to find the strength to shake off the after effects of a weekend well spent just to get back into shape for the weekday work-athon. It’s tough, sure, but it’s a fact of life – one that isn’t lost on super humans either. Yep, Mondays mean back to work for super heroes too, as they trade in their uniforms for something more business casual.

Business casual for Lockjaw, however, might just mean changing collars. Still, the Inhumans’ dog-like sidekick puts in plenty of hours using his mighty teleportation powers to transport Black Bolt, Medusa, and other members of the Royal Family from one end of the galaxy to the other. Lockjaw fulfills the role of a pilot, airplane, and airport simultaneously, providing an incredibly essential service for a group of people that have at times chosen to live on the moon.

Fantastic Four (1961) #45

Fantastic Four (1961) #45

  • Published: December 10, 1965
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 06, 2009
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Lockjaw debuted alongside many other Inhumans back in 1965 and acted as Crystal’s mode of transportation from New York City back to the Inhumans’ home. Lockjaw’s strange appearance startled Johnny Storm upon their first encounter – and Storm had seen a lot of weird stuff as a member of the Fantastic Four. Guess a nearly seven feet long bulldog with an antennae growing out of its head can really startle people.

Secret Invasion: Inhumans (2008) #3

Secret Invasion: Inhumans (2008) #3

  • Published: October 08, 2008
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 14, 2010
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: JOE POKASKI
  • Penciller: Tom Raney
What is Marvel Unlimited?

During Secret Invasion, Kree scientists gave the teleporter an upgrade that allowed him to instantaneously travel through the galaxy. Lockjaw used these boosted abilities to help the Inhumans launch a rescue mission for their king, Black Bolt, after the Skrulls kidnapped him.

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009) #1

Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Lockjaw’s proved himself to be a hero in his own right during his many adventures alongside the Inhumans. Never have Lockjaw’s heroic instincts been more apparent than when he tasked himself with finding the all-powerful Infinity Gems. The Inhuman then used his teleportation powers to assemble a team of heroic animals to form the Pet Avengers!

Lockjaw teleports into action this Wednesday in ORIGINAL SINS #1!

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Find out all about series that will reveal even more secrets during this summer's event!

Ready for Original Sin, kicking off with a special prologue issue on April 16? Well get set for more mindblowing details!

ORIGINAL SINS will accompany the main event with stories featuring the Young Avengers, Deathlok and more by an army of amazing talent. Replay the liveblog below to learn more from Axel Alonso and Tom Brevoort!

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