Take a Brief Look at the History of LMDs!

***Warning: The following contains spoilers from the Winter Finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”***

Last night’s winter finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” proves we’re in full Life Model Decoy territory with the revelation that Agent May is a Life Model Decoy! Or rather Aida had kidnapped the real Agent May for reasons unknown. Find out Agent May’s fate, and Aida’s newfound purpose, when the series returns January 10 at 10:00 PM ET on ABC!

Doctor Radcliffe’s greatest achievement, Aida, only scratches the surface of Life Model Decoys. If it looks like you, sounds like you, and acts like you, it must be you, right? Not necessarily. Agent Mackenzie has valid reasons to fear robots and androids. Nearly indistinguishable from the real deals, they’ve fostered amazement as well as outrage over the years. Here’s a brief look into the history of LMDs in the comics and the notable people they’ve also imitated.

ALWAYS AMONG US

LMD technology first came to light through a covert mission by Nick Fury before the modern Heroic Age. Fury and his brother Jake discovered that people could be copied as far back as the Renaissance, and later that S.H.I.E.L.D. would reverse-engineer it for their own purposes. Sadly, an LMD of Jake became the villainous Scorpio, a major thorn in Nick’s side.

Check out: SECRET WARRIORS #26 

Secret Warriors (2008) #26

Secret Warriors (2008) #26

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FAUX FURYS

Nick Fury’s one of the most well-known sources for LMDs. The first batch launched on the day he TOOK OVER S.H.I.E.L.D. and for years he utilized the androids to fool both his enemies and his friends. Later, Director Maria Hill made use of LMDs, and Nick’s best friend Dum Dum Dugan achieved a kind of immortality through a series of them.

Check out: STRANGE TALES #135, ORIGINAL SIN #5-8, MIGHTY AVENGERS #18, HOWLING COMMANDOS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 

Strange Tales (1951) #135

Strange Tales (1951) #135

  • Published: August 10, 1965
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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HOAX HULKS

Genius scientist Bruce Banner dabbled in LMDs to aid the Red Hulk on his missions after General “Thunderbolt” Ross used one as an alibi while he operated as the crimson creature. An LMD of Banner’s longtime rival Major Glenn Talbot reached a state of consciousness high enough to fool himself into believing his own reality as the technology continued to be refined.

Check out: HULK #23, 2937, INCREDIBLE HULK #600 

Incredible Hulks (2009) #600

Incredible Hulks (2009) #600

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ALTERNATE AVENGERS

Some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes found themselves involved in LMD experiments, most notably Captain America. S.H.I.E.L.D. once planted a Steve Rogers unit to catch a sniper, and later Cap battled an LMD of himself created by a Far East communist nation. Still later, Doctor Don Blake used a Thor LMD to fool crooks while he operated on a dying Captain America.

Check out: TALES OF SUSPENSE #96, CAPTAIN AMERICA #106, AVENGERS #146 

Tales of Suspense (1959) #96

Tales of Suspense (1959) #96

  • Published: December 10, 1967
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 28, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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SUBSTITUTE STARKS 

If anyone’s employed more LMDs of themselves then Nick Fury, it must be Tony Stark. Through the years, Stark’s advanced the technology to such a degree that LMDs now operate with almost zero friction with humanity, while utilizing the androids for personal safety in and around his missions as Iron Man.

Check out: IRON MAN #17, 1112, 109112 

Iron Man (1968) #17

Iron Man (1968) #17

  • Published: September 10, 1969
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 29, 2013
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Nadji Jeter talks about the newest spider-family member in a brand new episode this weekend!

The animated series “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is one big, happy, spider-family. This new original series on Disney XD features Peter Parker and friends coming into their powers while also navigating the life of a typical teen.

We spoke with Nadji Jeter about the impact of voicing the newest Spider-Man team member, Miles Morales. Jeter talked about how Miles’s new powers come with new responsibilities. Now why does that phrase sound so familiar?

Marvel.com: What’s it like being a part of the Marvel’s Spider-Man team?

Nadji Jeter: It is such an honor and such a blessing to be a part of Marvel because Marvel has such an impact on kids. So when I got cast, I was speechless. To be a part of this family is such an honor.

Marvel.com: What does the character of Miles Morales mean to you?

Nadji Jeter: I love this kid because he’s one of the smartest kids at Horizon High—but the youngest. And that gave me the opportunity to channel my inner kid, to really go back into that mindset of being a young boy again. At the same time, the difference between me and Miles is he has a great responsibility—to grow with him and watch him learn—and to see the world that he’s in, is crazy.

Marvel.com: In the episode, you get to see how Miles realizes his powers as they’re happening, how do you think he feels about this new responsibility?

Nadji Jeter: He’s definitely handling it, he has a lot of mentors around in his school that are teaching him the ways of growing up and being a teenager. But with this responsibility he has the blessing of being Peter Parker’s friend, and Peter’s gone through the same exact thing. I just love seeing the growth of Miles.

Marvel.com: Miles gets a lot of super hero advice from Peter, how do you think that dynamic works for someone just coming into their powers?

Nadji Jeter: With Peter having these powers prior to Miles, I think it’s going to make Miles ten times better than who he is as a super hero and a person. Peter is teaching Miles the mistakes that he made, so it’s a blessing because Miles is going to learn so much more, with having the knowledge and wisdom from a legend and veteran in the world already.

Marvel.com: Miles seems a little reckless—in that he can’t wait to tell his friends, he wants to avoid tests to make sure he’s ok—do you think Peter is jealous of Miles impulsiveness?

Nadji Jeter: I don’t think he’s jealous; I just think he’s trying to have more control. In telling Miles with great power comes great responsibility—that is Peter’s main message to Miles—he really wants to get that through to his head. I mean he is 13-years-old, with a lot of superpowers—more than Peter has endured—so the world is going to see a lot.

He’s taking matters into his own hands and learning and growing. We’re going to see the impact it has on little kids now—with Miles being an African-American Spider-Man—we’re going to see a lot of diversity and change, and it’s going to be amazing.

Marvel.com: It’s nice to see Miles interact with his dad, it’s a funny dynamic as well since the father doesn’t know who he’s a super hero. How do you think their relationship factors into Miles developing his powers?

Nadji Jeter: Eventually Miles’s dad is going to see the effect that Miles has on the world. You’re going to see their connection—how he actually reveals to people who he is—at the same time he’ll have some struggles.

Marvel.com: Miles was throwing out names for his super hero, like Spider-Kid and Kid Arachnid. If you could choose a name for a new team member of the Spider-Man family, what would it be?

Nadji Jeter: That’s a really good question. I would want to say…well, there’s already a Black Widow. That’s ironic! Maybe she should just hop in because she’s already in the spider-family!

Be sure to check out Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales in a brand-new episode of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” titled ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ this Saturday, September 23, 8:00 – 8:30 AM EDT on Disney XD!

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The series debuts on Netflix later in 2017.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is launching later this year on Netflix, and the new trailer for the series reminds us that Frank Castle is not to be trifled with.

Check out the trailer above to get a look at the Punisher in action, as Jon Bernthal reprises the role he originated in “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) wrote the first two episodes of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”), Marvel’s Head of Television.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. The series will debut later in 2017.

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com for more on “Marvel’s The Punisher”!

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Hear from the stars of “Marvel's Inhumans!"

Serinda Swan and Anson Mount, from “Marvel’s Inhumans,” stop by Marvel HQ to talk about the show and more!

“Marvel’s Inhumans” premieres Friday, Sept 29 on ABC!

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This Week in Marvel focuses on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases–from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Tuesday and Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel VP Executive Editor of Digital Media Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and Editorial Director of Marvel Digital Media Ben Morse with Manager, Video & Content Production: Blake Garris, Editor Marc Strom, and Assistant Editor Christine Dinh. We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @AgentM, @BenJMorse, @blakegarris or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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Jon Bernthal stars in the new series, debuting later this year on Netflix.

New key art for “Marvel’s The Punisher” has been revealed, featuring the ever-imposing Punisher skull logo the character has made famous. Here, within the skull, we see glimpses of text — including the word “Confidential” in large red type — as we wait to learn what’s next for Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in the new Netflix series.

Check out the poster below!

Steve Lightfoot (“Hannibal”) wrote the first two episodes of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer. Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) will also serve as Executive Producer along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage”), Marvel’s Head of Television.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. The series will debut later in 2017.

Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com for more on “Marvel’s The Punisher”!

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Stunt coordinator James Lew awarded for his work on the show.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” picked up an Emmy on Sunday, as the series was awarded in the category of Stunt Coordination For a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie. Congratulations to James Lew, who won at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for his work as stunt coordinator on the Netflix series!

“We’re very proud of James and his incredible stunt team on ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season One. Well-deserved, and looking forward to further adventures with him,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television.

“The Crispus Attucks Raid, set to The Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Bring Da Ruckus,’ is one of the most electrifying moments in television history,” said series Executive Producer and showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker. “The sheer logistics and the smack-fu of it all could not have been pulled off without someone of James Lew’s considerable experience and frankly genius. Our backs were against the wall and he came up with something that people still talk about and will always talk about,” he continued. “I’m so happy and thrilled the world is recognizing what I already know.”

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“The thrill and honor of this prestigious Emmy Award is shared with my Luke Cage stunt family, crew and cast,” said Lew. “It really is about ‘coordinating’ the entire production to create meaningful and exciting action that moves the story of Luke Cage forward. The honor of being a part of this breakthrough hit series is personal to me because of my upbringing with people of color – and, being able to hire so many stunt performers that are people of color is a career highlight for me,” he added.

The Creative Arts Emmys were presented this past weekend in Los Angeles and will air September 16th on FXX Network.

Want to see Lew’s Emmy-winning work on “Marvel’s Luke Cage” again? You can watch (or re-watch!) the entire first season on Netflix!

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The ABC series will return later this season.

Nick Blood will reprise his role as former S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Lance Hunter when “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns to ABC for Season 5.

We’ll have more details on Blood’s return and in what capacity at a later date.

As you wait for Season 5 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for the latest!

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Carson's episode will air on Disney XD September 16!

Disney Channel “Descendants 2” star Sofia Carson will take on another super villain’s offspring role when she guest stars on “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Carson will voice Keemia, the estranged daughter of Flint Marko aka Sandman. The episode will premiere next Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 AM ET on Disney XD!

Keemia meets Spider-Man in Marvel’s Spider-Man

In addition to possessing super powers like her father, Keemia can be best described as smart, cunning and vengeful. In the episode appropriately titled “Sandman,” Spidey meets the powerful, yet uncontrollable Sandman and helps him reunite with his estranged daughter with the help of the Venom symbiote.

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” next Saturday, September 16, beginning at 7:00 AM ET/PT 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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Program includes animated shorts, chapter books and expanded line of merchandise debuting this Fall!

Little True Belivers, this one’s for you! Starting this Fall, we’re gearing up for the brand new school year with “Marvel Super Hero Adventures” – a multi-platform content program targeting Marvel’s youngest fans through animation and publishing. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe. This new program will be supported by new offerings across comic books, graphic novels and merchandise including toys, lifestyle and apparel.

Marvel Animation will launch a season of 10 short-form episodes for the pre-school audience. The 3.5 minute animated episodes will feature Spidey in an epic team-up with other inspiring and brave Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Ms. Marvel and more. Platforms and launch date for this short-form series will be announced at a later date.

Debuting in September will be a series of early-reader chapter books joining the existing line of popular Marvel Super Hero Adventures activity books and storybooks from Marvel Press. The first chapter book, “Deck the Malls!,” written by MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan, illustrated by Derek Laufman, features Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen in a fully illustrated adventured with a bonus one-page comic. Three more chapter books and an expanding publishing program will continue through 2018 and beyond.

The Super Hero Adventures merchandise is led by a toy collaboration with Hasbro, featuring new character tie-ins and play experiences inspired by Marvel Animation. They’re a perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate their young passion for Marvel in their daily lives. Further merchandise rollouts include wide offerings across toys and apparel with supportive collaborations from Mad Engine, Jay Fanco, GBG, Jakks Pacific and others–all representative of the major categories for Marvel preschoolers. Additional Marvel Super Hero Adventures products will debut throughout October during Marvel Mania, Marvel’s celebratory campaign spanning marquee retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and more.

Parents and fans around the world can share the Marvel Super Heroes Adventure program with young fans as it expands even more in Spring 2018.

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Watch brand new episodes of 'Marvel's Spider-Man' this weekend on Disney XD!

This weekend on Disney XD, Spider-Man must stop Black Cat from committing a spree of thefts while still keeping his school obligations. Check out a new clip above!

Tune in to brand-new episodes of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” this Saturday beginning at 7:00 AM ET/PT 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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