Marvel continues its run of amazing characters and incredible storytelling. Marvel Studios has already dealt with possible alien invasion in the first Avengers film. Fox Studios may head to the stars and beyond with the X-Men franchise and the Starjammers. These two teams have some incredible similarities that should be examined.
While not all of the heroes from the Avengers have a hero from the Starjammers that compare, there are some other aspects that are very comparable between the two groups. Here are a few of those comparisons.
1. Non-human Members
The Avengers have members of their team who are not human. Thor is from the realm of Asgard, which is not necessarily alien but definitely is another world. Asgard lies in another dimension that is separate from earth and is connected through the Bifrost (Rainbow Bridge). Another non-human member of the Avengers is likely going to be added in the Age of Ultron. The Vision is a synthetic android who has the ability to change his density. Vision can make himself with little density and walk through walls or he can greatly increase his density and become harder than steel. The Vision also can project intense beams of various types of radiation from his eyes.
The Starjammers have multiple members who are non-human. The group began with Christopher Summers as their only human member. Hepzibah is from a cat-like race and is covered in fur with a long tail. Ch’od is an amphibious alien of massive size and strength. Raza Longknife is of an unknown alien race and is a cyborg due to extensive injuries suffered through the years.
2. Ongoing battle with aliens
The Avengers fought a massive battle in New York City with invading aliens led by Loki. Loki is the half-brother of Thor and is also from the other dimensional realm of Asgard. The creation of a dimensional portal allowed alien forces to begin their incursion of earth. The Avengers banded together to stop the onslaught and force the aliens to retreat. Iron Man destroyed the alien base by redirecting a nuclear missile through the portal.
The Starjammers are space pirates in an ongoing battle with Shi’Ar (pronounced Shee Are) Empire. The group have become the leaders of an insurrection to overthrow the illegitimate rule of the evil Deathbird. The Starjammer is a stolen Shi’Ar scout ship and with it the team battles aliens from multiple worlds including the Brood and the Badoon.
The Avengers were brought together as a last resort. The Avenger Initiative was developed by SHIELD to handle the situations that the agency could not handle on their own. The program recruited various super powered and gifted individuals to combat threats that would jeopardize the world. The team was brought together out of a sense of desperation to stop the threat of the Tesseract.
The Starjammers were formed out of a desperate escape attempt from the Shi’Ar slave pits. All of the members were at one point captured and placed in the slave labor camp to spend the rest of their days. Corsair stopped a guard from harming Hepzibah and started a brawl. The fight became the beginning of the Starjammers and soon after they stole a Shi’Ar scout ship to escape the planet.