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Who is the Zodiac group?

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Who is the Zodiac group? 

The group is a criminal organization based off astrology and are longtime villains of SHIELD.  Each member has his/her base in a different American city.  As the stars change a different sign appears in the sky the corresponding Zodiak member takes control of the group.  They want to control and dominate the political and economic landscape of the United States and will use any means to accomplish their ends.

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Each member has identity hidden by a mask and a costume.  Each costume is in the theme of the constellation that he/she represents.  There have been many different iterations of the cabal with different signs running the show.

Scorpio:
The Zodiac member Scorpio stands out in importance.  In the comics Scorpio has his run ins with Nick Fury and later turns out to be Jake Fury, Nick Fury's diabolical brother.  (This is later retconned so that he is a double agent).  He is also able to infiltrate SHIELD pretending to be his brother. 

The group has an artifact called the Zodiac Key which gives them massive multidimensional powers.


Marvel Cinematic Universe:
The Zodiac is mentioned in the Marvel One Shot " Agent Carter.   Agent Carter single handedly retrieves a serum controlled by the Zodiac Group.

It is not known whether the group will return in the Agent Carter series or in modern time based Agents of SHIELD show.

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Who is Rich Rider - Nova


Who is Rich Rider
Richard Rider is most well known for being the superhuman cosmic hero known as Nova.  Nova is a cosmic hero in the Marvel universe:

First Appearance:  Nova #1 (1976)

Real Name: Richard Rider

Alias(es):  Nova, The Human Rocket, Kid Nova

Birth Place: Queens, NYC

Nova News:

Nova Multi-Media:


Bio:
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Rich Rider is a typical American teenager when he is selected by a wounded alien warrior named Rhoman Dey to inherit Dey's Nova Force.  Rhoman Dey has been battling an evil alien named Zorr. Zorr had just destroyed his home planet of Xandar and Dey is the last of the Nova Corps.  Unfortunately, due to his weakened state Dey unable to give clear directions to Rider on how to use the powers of the Nova Force or much background at all.  Rider becomes a super hero and battles Earth super villains slowly learning how to use his Nova powers through trial and error.

Eventually, Rider finds Dey's space ship and travels to Xandar.  Xandar has been rebuilt since its destruction by Zorr but finds itself in a bad predicament again.  This time the Skrulls are attacking the planet.  Xandar is attacked, destroyed and rebuit a lot!  He helps fight off the Skrulls and learns about the Nova Corps and the Worldmind.

From this point on Richard goes back to Earth, joins some super teams, goes back to space.  He currently is one of the primary human cosmic heroes.


Powers:
Primary Power is super speed / teleportation can get to anywhere in the universe very quickly and survive.
Can survive in a extreme environments space / underwater etc.
Super Strength,
Super Durability
Energy Blasts
Has access to the information of the Nova World Mind which effectively one of the most massive databases in existence.

For more on his powers see:
Who are the Nova Corps? How do their powers work?


Spider-Man Influence:
Rich Rider was heavily influenced off of Spider-Man. He is a teenager like Peter Parker when he is thrust out into the super human world.  Both are actually also born in Queens NYC.
I personally never really liked Richard Rider as a teenager.  Why would a teenager be chosen to handle the Nova Force?  Why did Dey think that was a good idea?

I personally like the older more mature, leader Richard Rider.  That is just me though I do run into people who love the selfish teenager version of Richard Rider.

There is obviously also similarities between DC's Green Lanterns and Marvel's Nova Corps.  Both are super powered space police organizations.




Toys:
There are two types of Lego mini figs of Nova.

One more traditional one appears in a Spiderman Daily Bugle set.  The set also comes with a Beetle and a Dr Doom



 



Another one appears in the Guardians of the Galaxy set.  The Guardians of the Galaxy set Nova are more pure Nova Corpsmen than Nova Superhero.   This one appears in a set called Starblaster show down.  The Nova Corpsman has his own space ship and there is an enemy Sakaaran with his own space ship.  Starlord

 

 





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Pokemon Go! Mobile backgrounds - Team Valor Collection







Collection #5 of the Mobile Backgrounds for Pokemon Go focuses on the team or Power team Valor.  Ut O look out here come these guys.   These backgrounds focus on Team Valor, the color red, their mascot Moltrese and their team leader Candela.


Welcome to the VALOR backgrounds bub.

Original Post:
My four year daughter old looked up at me the sweetest puppy dog eyes.

"Daddy your phone has a Star Wars pictures, but..."  Her brow furrowed as she began cross indexing who knows what in her little noggin...."We are playing Pokemon.  Can you make it Pokemon?"

A thought occurred to me in this moment.  Why the heck did I not think of that.  This is a mobile game that has people buying hats and shirts to show their Pokemon pride, why on Earth had I not switched my phone background.  4 year old gauntlet dropped, I accepted the challenge to find a great Pokemon mobile background.

Here is what I found:

First there are TON of Pokemon Go backgrounds and they fall into a few categories.  First you have you general Pokemon background that might feature Pokeballs or screen shots from the old cartoon.  Then you have backgrounds that are based around a specific Pokemon (Normally Pikachu and Snorlax).  Finally, you have a growing amount of backgrounds based off the three teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct.

In the end my favorites were a background that looked like a PokeDex and another of Pokeballs.  I also really like the team covers from the PokeWares group those are awesome.  There are so many I think I am going to have to break this post down into sections.

Which one is your favorite?

Team Valor:















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Pokemon Go Mobile Backgrounds - Team Instinct Collection





This is the fourth collection of mobile backgrounds related to Pokemon GO.  This one focuses specifically on team instinct, the yellow team.  Backgrounds here focus on Team Instincts logo, leader Spark, and mascot the feared Zapdos.


Original Post:

My four year daughter old looked up at me the sweetest puppy dog eyes.

"Daddy your phone has a Star Wars pictures, but..."  Her brow furrowed as she began cross indexing who knows what in her little noggin...."We are playing Pokemon.  Can you make it Pokemon?"

A thought occurred to me in this moment.  Why the heck did I not think of that.  This is a mobile game that has people buying hats and shirts to show their Pokemon pride, why on Earth had I not switched my phone background.  4 year old gauntlet dropped, I accepted the challenge to find a great Pokemon mobile background.

Here is what I found:

First there are TON of Pokemon Go backgrounds and they fall into a few categories.  First you have you general Pokemon background that might feature Pokeballs or screen shots from the old cartoon.  Then you have backgrounds that are based around a specific Pokemon (Normally Pikachu and Snorlax).  Finally, you have a growing amount of backgrounds based off the three teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct.

In the end my favorites were a background that looked like a PokeDex and another of Pokeballs.  I also really like the team covers from the PokeWares group those are awesome.  There are so many I think I am going to have to break this post down into sections.

Which one is your favorite?

Team Instinct:













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Pokemon Go Mobile Backgrounds - Team Mystic Collection


This part III in our collection of Pokemon Go Mobile Backgrounds this one focuses on backgrounds specifically related to Team Mystic. Some of the artwork for Mystic simply focuses on the team logo, others use the mascot of Team the feared, Legendary Pokemon, Articuno.


Original Post
My four year daughter old looked up at me the sweetest puppy dog eyes.

"Daddy your phone has a Star Wars pictures, but..."  Her brow furrowed as she began cross indexing who knows what in her little noggin...."We are playing Pokemon.  Can you make it Pokemon?"

A thought occurred to me in this moment.  Why the heck did I not think of that.  This is a mobile game that has people buying hats and shirts to show their Pokemon pride, why on Earth had I not switched my phone background.  4 year old gauntlet dropped, I accepted the challenge to find a great Pokemon mobile background.

Here is what I found:

First there are TON of Pokemon Go backgrounds and they fall into a few categories.  First you have you general Pokemon background that might feature Pokeballs or screen shots from the old cartoon.  Then you have backgrounds that are based around a specific Pokemon (Normally Pikachu and Snorlax).  Finally, you have a growing amount of backgrounds based off the three teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct.

In the end my favorites were a background that looked like a PokeDex and another of Pokeballs.  I also really like the team covers from the PokeWares group those are awesome.  There are so many I think I am going to have to break this post down into sections.

Which one is your favorite?



Team based backgrounds:

Mystic:
























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Pokemon Go Mobile Backgrounds - Pokemon Collection



This is part II of our Pokemon GO Mobile Backgrounds Collection.  This Part focuses on Pokemon Themed backgrounds.   This includes backgrounds for Pickachu, Eevee, Ghastlies, Squirtle, Charizard, Charmander, Abra, Koffing, Snorlax and Blastois.

Original Post:
My four year daughter old looked up at me the sweetest puppy dog eyes.

"Daddy your phone has a Star Wars pictures, but..."  Her brow furrowed as she began cross indexing who knows what in her little noggin...."We are playing Pokemon.  Can you make it Pokemon?"

A thought occurred to me in this moment.  Why the heck did I not think of that.  This is a mobile game that has people buying hats and shirts to show their Pokemon pride, why on Earth had I not switched my phone background.  4 year old gauntlet dropped, I accepted the challenge to find a great Pokemon mobile background.

Here is what I found:

First there are TON of Pokemon Go backgrounds and they fall into a few categories.  First you have you general Pokemon background that might feature Pokeballs or screen shots from the old cartoon.  Then you have backgrounds that are based around a specific Pokemon (Normally Pikachu and Snorlax).  Finally, you have a growing amount of backgrounds based off the three teams Valor, Mystic and Instinct.

In the end my favorites were a background that looked like a PokeDex and another of Pokeballs.  I also really like the team covers from the PokeWares group those are awesome.  There are so many I think I am going to have to break this post down into sections.

Which one is your favorite?


Pokemon Specific

Pikachu:



























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