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10 Iconic Marvel Weapons

Weapons in Marvel

Many of Marvels Heroes and Villains have graced the comic pages with some of the coolest weapons and their abilities.

Many of them have been a center point for incredible storytelling and created some memorable scenes.

Lucky for us, as fans, we have also had the opportunity to see them adapted onto the small and big screen when Captain America throws his shield or Wolverine tear through something.

The vast weaponry from Marvel has some of the most iconic in comic book lore and film universe, which is what we will be exploring in this list. No rankings, just the most memorable and iconic from the Marvel Universe.

Also Read:10 Of The Greatest Weapons Of Marvel

Pym Particle

Appearing alongside Hank Pym (AKA Ant-Man) in the 1962 comic Tales to Astonish #27.

Created by Dr. Hank Pym that allows him the ability to shrink to the size of an ant, and later altered to allow him to grow into massive sizes.

The Pym Particle has been the foundation for many of the Marvel and its characters including Giant Man, Yellowjacket, and The Wasp.

Most notably the Pym Particle has been a centerpiece in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the device that has changed from its use in Ant Mans suit to the earth-saving device in Avengers: Endgame.

Sentinels

First Appearing in the pages of X-Men #14 in 1965, The Sentinel is a cataclysmic weapon designed to end all mutants one and for all.

Created by the scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask who believed he has created the answer to humanity’s safety from the threat of mutants.

Throughout Marvel comics, Sentinels have evolved from being basic killer robots to the ultimate killing machine. So much so that they have learned to adapt the mutants they are programmed to kill.

As one of the primary enemies to the X-Men, the Sentinels will continue to be the wedge between Mutants and their ongoing battle for mutant equality.

Cyclops Visor

The weapon used by the leader of the X-Men, Cyclops visor is one of the most memorable devices used in X-Men mythology.

First Appearing in 1963 X-Men #1, the visor Cyclops wears is far from a pair of glasses that fire red beams.

It is a visor that must be worn by Scott Summers to protect himself and others, as his mutant ability is much more than meets the eyes.

Scott Summer’s eyes are actually a portal from another universe caused by the solar radiation absorbed by Summers to open those portals through his eyes, making it vital for Cyclops to wear his protective visors from causing damage to those around him.

Spider-Man’s Web Shooters

Peter Parkers Spider-Man technology is only limited by the genius intellect of Arachnid Avengers.

First Appearing in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, after Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and given incredible powers he soon realized he needed a quick and efficient way to not just get around New York, but to also have a bit of range when battling his many foes.

Luckily he came up with the idea of his web-shooters, bracelets attached to his wrist that fires web when he presses his fingers to his palm.

Since then they have stuck as a staple for the wall-crawler and his career as a superhero.

Cerebro

Derived from the Latin word “cerebrum” meaning the Brain, Cerebro first appeared in 1964 X-Men #7.

Built by Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) and Charles Xavier (Professor X) with enchantments done by Dr. Hank McCoy (Beast).

Cerebro is best used on telepaths as it is a device used to detect other mutants and has played a key part in the X-Men stories.

Professor Charles Xavier relies on the machine to locate young mutants who are in need of guidance and assistance in learning to control their mutant abilities to someday fight alongside the X-Men, for the ongoing battle for peace and Mutant equality.

Captain America’s Shield

Sometimes defense is the best offense. Created to assist Captain America during World War II by Dr. Myron MacLain, Caps shield made its first appearance in 1941 Captain America Comics #2.

Dr. MacLain was tasked with creating a shield for the First Avenger to fight with Americans in the war.

In an attempt to create a steel alloy stronger than Adamantine, thus began his work with Proto-Adamantium and Vibranium to his success of bonding the two to create the infamous Captain America shield.

Although shields are often used for defense, Steven Rogers has managed to use it as also a weapon.

With his super strength, he can launch the shield across the battlefield to knock out his opponents, and cause it to return to him like a massive boomerang.

Wolverines Claws

Not exactly a weapon manufactured, but rather an organic weapon from the hands of Logan James Howlett AKA The Wolverine.

Wolverine first appeared in 1974’s The Incredible Hulk #181.

He was not intended to become a mutant for the X-Men, but rather an opponent for the Hulk.

Originally his claws were attached to the back of his gloves, but after his popularity skyrocketed he was moved to the X-Men.

The rewrite showed him originally having bone claws that rested within the knuckles of his hands, giving him a much darker past when it is later discovered he was chosen for the brutal experiments.

The experiment grafted the liquid metal Adamantium onto his bone, the indestructible metal also grafted onto his bone claws and created the iconic metal claws that he is known for.

Ironman’s Armor

Created by the genius Tony Stark, the Ironman armor was Starks ticket to freedom when he was captured by terrorists in 1963 Tales of Suspense #39.

Starks armor comes with a number of capabilities, depending on the situation he needs it for.

But it has seen many evolutions through the years since its first appearance as a massive hulking grey suit to its more modern appearance with bright red and yellow colors.

This is what makes the suit so amazing and unique, very much like Peter Parker, the only limitations are by the mind of Tony Stark.

However, considering he is one of the brightest minds of the Marvel Universe, the possibilities are endless of what he can create with his invincible armored suit.

Thors Hammer (Mjölnir)

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”.

Mjölnir appeared with Thor in Journey into Mystery #83.

This Marvel weapon was created by cosmic blacksmiths Eitri, Brokk, and Buri under the order of Asgards King Odin.

But when Odin was unable to wield the hammer, it was stashed away until the day his son Thor Odinson was worthy to wield it.

Mjölnir possesses many powers including flight, weather manipulation, and energy projection, however, only those who are worthy can control such powers let alone even lift it.

Thors Hammer has become one of the most powerful and recognized weapons in the Marvel Universe.

The Infinity Gauntlet

Making its first appearance in 1990 through Silver Surfer #44, The Infinity Gauntlet is a weapon of incredible power.

In an effort to appease his true love Death, Thanos had the Infinity Gauntlet made as a weapon to wield the infinity stones.

The gauntlet was created to be able to withstand the power of the Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time Stones.

Although I considered using the Infinity Stones as an entry to this list, there is no doubt it would better suit the gauntlet.

Since the power of the stones is too powerful to hold, the gauntlet can contain the power of the stone into a singular weapon.

And when in the hands of the Mad Titan, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stand between him and the annihilation of half of the universe.

 

Though these may not be the most powerful weapons, they are for sure the most recognizable and iconic in comic books. What did you think of these choices? What weapons would you consider more memorable than these ones? Let us know!

Written by David Moya

A lot of appreciation for Marvel. Big love for DC Comics!

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