Firstly, Did anyone else hear that Disney is buying Marvel for $4 billion??? What a way to start the day! I don't know how to feel about this. I just hope Disney doesn't try to anesthetize my comics!

On to Vibrania. The more involved a character history, the more invested in that character I become - which explains my interest in Vibrania (who first appears in 1990 alongside Marvel's Speedball in Marvel Super-Heroes vol. 3 #4). Vibrania's entire history is invented: she comes from the fictional African nation Kwarrai and was paralyzed, but also ultimately granted her powers (and name) by the alloy Vibranium, a metal which only exists in the Marvel Universe (the same Vibranium of which Captain America's shield is comprised).

Vibrania's powers include the abilities to project Vibranium blasts (???) , affect the Earth's plates and create targeted tectonic shifts to distract her opponents, and surround herself with a Vibranium force field.

Vibrania's first exposure the the fictional element occurred after an encounter in her father's lab left her paralyzed and wheel-chair bound, unable to move from the waist down. After an Earthquake destroyed her home land and killed many of her loved ones, the latent effects of her exposure were made evident.


Samax said...

NICE! this is mad obscure! i never heard of her!

yeah, i got mixed emotions about the Marvel/Disney deal. with all the hopeful vs. pessimistic feelings i have in me, i actually don't expect much to change. seems like just a money grab more than anything else.

Claudia said...

I've never heard of Vibrania either, this is great! I'm not all that happy about the Marvel deal - I'm assuming it is doing what it has to in order to survive and I'm also thinking that this is more about the films than the actual comics, but still the idea of seeing that Disney castle right before the new Spider-Man makes me feel uneasy...