Amazing Adventures #30 (May, 1975)
Left to right: M'Shulla, Killraven, Mint Julep
Cover art by P. Craig Russell. Amazing Adventures is the name of several Anthology Comic book series all but one published by Marvel Comics. Philip Craig Russell (b October 30, 1951 in Wellsville Ohio) also known as P
|First appearance||Amazing Adventures #18 (May 1973)|
|Created by||Roy Thomas|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||Jonathan Raven|
|Team affiliations||Leader of the Freemen|
|Notable aliases||K. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Amazing Adventures is the name of several Anthology Comic book series all but one published by Marvel Comics. Roy Thomas (born November 22 1940, Missouri, United States) is a Comic book Writer and editor, and Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American Comic book and R.|
|Abilities||Ability to project consciousness|
Jonathan Raven, best known as Killraven, the "Warrior of the Worlds", is a fictional freedom fighter in a post-apocalyptic alternate future of the Marvel Comics universe. Freedom fighter is a term to describe those that engage in a struggle to achieve freedom for themselves or to free others in some matter In Science fiction stories involving Time travel, an alternate future or alternative future is a possible Future which never comes to pass typically Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place He first appeared in Amazing Adventures #18 (May 1973), created by co-plotters Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, scripter Gerry Conway, and penciller Adams. In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Amazing Adventures is the name of several Anthology Comic book series all but one published by Marvel Comics. Roy Thomas (born November 22 1940, Missouri, United States) is a Comic book Writer and editor, and Neal Adams (born June 6, 1941, Governors Island, Manhattan, New York City) is an American Comic book and Gerard F "Gerry" Conway ( September 10, 1952 -) is an American Writer of Comic books and Television shows The series featured the first interracial kiss in American color comic books. Interracial marriage occurs when two people of differing racial groups marry, often creating Multiracial children .
Co-creator Neal Adams' early ideas for Killraven involved the character being the son of a Doc Savage archetype. Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s An archetype ( pronounced: /ˈɑːkɪtaɪp/ (Brit or /ˈɑrkɪtaɪp/ (Amer  This conception had been reworked by the first issue, a multiple-creator goulash in which the two originators and co-plotters turned the scripting over to another writer, and in which artist co-creator Adams penciled only the first 11 pages and Howard Chaykin the remaining nine. A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of types of Artists working within the Comic book industry Howard Victor Chaykin (born October 7, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his The second issue was fully written by the debut's scripter, Gerry Conway, followed in the third by Marv Wolfman. Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer.
After this, the book became the province of writer Don McGregor for an acclaimed run  from #21 (Nov. Donald F McGregor (born June 15, 1945, Rhode Island, United States) is an American Comic book Writer, and the 1973) to the final issue, #39 (Nov. 1976). Pencillers were Herb Trimpe, Rich Buckler, Gene Colan, and, most prominently, P. Craig Russell from issue #27 on. Herbert "Herb" Trimpe (b May 26, 1939, Peekskill New York) is an American Comic book artist and occasional writer best For the US Representative from Minnesota, see Rich T Buckler. Eugene "Gene" Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book artist. Philip Craig Russell (b October 30, 1951 in Wellsville Ohio) also known as P
Aside from McGregor, with whom the character became as associated as Howard the Duck and Man-Thing with Steve Gerber or Tomb of Dracula with Marv Wolfman, other writers include Bill Mantlo (a fill-in Amazing Adventures and a Marvel Team-Up with Killraven and a future-flung Spider-Man); Joe Linsner (a 2001 Marvel Knights one-shot, Killraven, set in 2020 New York City, at odds with the original series' locale by that fictional year); and Alan Davis (also artist), in a 2002 parallel universe miniseries, Killraven vol. Howard the Duck is a Comic book character in the Marvel Comics universe created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik The Man-Thing is a Fictional character in the, created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway and artist Gray Morrow Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber ( September 20, 1947 - February 10, 2008) was an American Comic book Writer best Tomb of Dracula is a horror Comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979 Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer. Bill Mantlo (born November 9, 1951) is an American Comic-book Writer, primarily at Marvel Comics, and an Attorney Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Joseph Michael Linsner is an American Comic book Writer - Artist - Colorist best known for his mature-audiences Supernatural Marvel Knights is an Imprint of Marvel Comics. Dealing with more mature themes than the regular imprint it is not intended for Children However it does In the American Comic book industry the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue The City of New York Alan Davis (born 1956 is a British writer and artist of Comic books Biography UK work Alan Davis was born on June 18, 1956 Within Marvel Comics, most tales take place within the fictional Marvel Universe, which in turn is part of a larger multiverse. 2.
In 2005, writer Jim Valentino said his aborted plans for the Marvel comic Guardians of the Galaxy involved Killraven, in his 50s, joining the team and forming an attraction to Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara). Jim Valentino aka Valentino, (born October 28 1952 in The Bronx New York) is an American Writer, Penciler Guardians of the Galaxy, may refer to Guardians of the Galaxy (Original, the original team from Earth-691 Guardians of the Galaxy (Modern For the first Yellowjacket Hank Pym see Henry Pym Yellowjacket ( Rita DeMara) a Fictional character, as initial Valentino said he would have established Franklin Richards as Killraven's father. Franklin Richards is a Fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. 
Writer Robert Kirkman and artist Rob Liefeld said in August 2007 they were creating a five-issue, alternate universe Killraven miniseries planned for release in 2008. Robert Kirkman is an American Comic book Writer. He is best known for his work on Image Comics ' series The Walking Dead Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher Parallel universe or alternative reality is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes 
On the alternate-future Earth designated Earth-691 by Marvel Comics, the Martians from H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds returned in 2001 for another attempt at conquering the planet. In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth 691 or Earth-691 is the name used to identify a secondary continuity inhabited by Killraven Martians are the race of extraterrestrials from the HG Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political The War of the Worlds (1898 by H G Wells, is an early Science fiction Novel which describes an invasion of England by (They were later retconned as extrasolar aliens using Mars as a staging area). Retroactive continuity is the deliberate changing of previously established facts in a work of serial fiction An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a Planet beyond the Solar System, orbiting around other Stars As of September 2008 312 Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth. After humanity's enslavement, men not used as breeders or collaborators were trained and forced to battle gladiator-style for the Martians' amusement; women were used as breeders to supply infants, eaten by the Martians as a delicacy. Gladiators (gladiatores "swordsmen" or "one who uses a sword" from la ''gladius'' "sword" were professional fighters in Ancient Rome who fought Jonathan Raven, dubbed Killraven as his gladiatorial nom de guerre, escaped with the help of the gladiatorial "keeper", but without his brother, Deathraven. A pseudonym is a fictitious alternative to a person's legal name (see Alias) Killraven joined the Freemen, a group of freedom fighters against Martian oppression. 
The story follows Killraven and his companions from 2018 through 2020 as they travel across the eastern portion of North America, from New York City to Cape Canaveral while searching for Killraven's lost brother. The City of New York Cape Canaveral from the Spanish Cabo Cañaveral, is a headland in Brevard County Florida, United States, near the center of that Pursued by the cyborg Skar, the Freemen encounter various victims of Martian transhuman experiments, as well as emotionally and psychologically scarred survivors. A cyborg is a Cybernetic Organism ( ie, an organism that has both artificial and natural systems Transhumanism (sometimes symbolized by >H or H+) a term often used as a synonym for " Human enhancement " is an international intellectual According to writer McGregor, some story ideas that did not make it into the book before cancellation were explored in his graphic novel Sabre. A One of the first Graphic novels, Sabre (subtitled Slow Fade of an Endangered Species) by Writer Don McGregor and Artist
Killraven was seen alongside his Freemen in most of his adventures and battles. Killraven battled Skarlet and the Sirens in his second appearance.  He then first encounters Carmilla Frost and Grok, and alongside his Freemen, he battled the Warlord.  The Freemen met Mint Julep, and battled Abraxas, Rattack, the High Overlord, and Skar.  Killraven tamed a mutated serpent-horse to use as his mount, and his Freemen battled Pstun-Rage in Battle Creek, Michigan The Freeman met Volcana Ash, who helped them battle Atalon and the Death-Breeders.  After learning that his brother Joshua (Deathraven) was still alive, and fighting Martian slaves alongside a time-traveling Spider-Man, the Freeman reach the Everglades, where they encounter Mourning Prey. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County Florida 
The Freemen encounter Killraven's brother, Deathraven, and discover he has become a Martian collaborator in a sequel graphic novel, Killraven, Warrior of the Worlds (Marvel Graphic Novel #7, 1983). A
Killraven's Freemen allies included his African American "mud-brother", M'Shulla Scott, and the feisty scientist Carmilla Frost, who shared color comic books' earliest known interracial kiss, in issue #31 (July 1975), page nine, final panel; the cynical and bitter Hawk; the slow-witted strongman Old Skull; the Mae West-like Volcana Ash; the human/plant hybrid Mint Julep; and Grok, the severely damaged clone of Carmilla's father. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa
As a youth, Jonathan Raven's physical prowess was heightened thanks to injections of experimental chemicals by Keeper Whitman. He was later given mental powers through Keeper Whitman's psycho-electric experiments, including the psionic ability to project his consciousness into and take over a Martian's mind, and the psychic ability to resist mental assaults and to mask his presence from robot scanners.
Killraven is also a superb hand-to-hand combatant, and a highly skilled swordsman, wrestler, and martial artist. He is a master of most hand weaponry, especially shuriken. He is a master strategist in guerilla warfare. Killraven possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of human history, art, and science predating the Martian invasion of A. D. 2001, implanted in his mind by Keeper Whitman.
Killraven wears bulletproof fabrics and leather. He is armed with various weapons as needed, and usually carried a sword and shuriken. Shuriken (手裏剣 lit "sword hidden in the hand" is a traditional Japanese Concealed weapon that were generally used by shinobi no mono (or ninja as He sometimes rides a mutated serpent-horse, or appropriated Martian vehicles and aircraft.
There have been counterparts of Killraven in several stories:
In the alternate reality Marvel MAX imprint, Jonathan Raven, appears in the 2006-2007 miniseries Wisdom. MAX is an Imprint of Marvel Comics for adult audiences launched in 2001 after Marvel broke with the Comics Code Authority and established its own In the Publishing Industry, an imprint can refer to two different things It can mean a Brand name under which a work is published Events January January 1 2006: Newsweek offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons Events January January 10: Superman & Batman vs Aliens & Predator released Pete Wisdom (Peter Paul Winston Wisdom is a fictional secret agent published by Marvel Comics. He is the son of Wisdom's MI-13 co-worker and lover, Maureen Raven, and the target of a trans-dimensional Martian Invasion because, as the Martian leader states, "On all Earths! Always! Every one of him is dangerous! Ruling council plan to invade all other Earths. MI-13, sometimes written MI13 or MI 13, is a fictional British Intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. So I urged this first expedition now before he is grown".  Wisdom is forced to kill Maureen in order to stop the Martian invasion, while Jonathan is taken to an MI-6 safehouse in Prague to be trained by martial artist Shang-Chi so that he can be trained in case of another Martian invasion. The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS) colloquially known as MI6 is the United Kingdom 's external Intelligence agency. Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat. Shang-Chi ( is a Marvel Comics character often called the "Master of Kung Fu "
Hollywood trade stories in 2005 reported plans to adapt Killraven for a theatrical motion picture, with Marvel and Sony Pictures in negotiations with Robert Schenkkan to write a script. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc ( SPE) is the television and Film production/distribution unit of Japanese Media conglomerate Sony Robert Frederic Schenkkan Jr (born March 19, 1953) is an American Playwright and Screenwriter who won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize