Two True Freaks

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Which Quasar do you mean?

We here at Quantum Bands were recently asked (by no less than The Irredeemable Shag) which Quasar would be the focus of the blog?  The answer is all of them.  Marvel has had a number of heroes that have call themselves Quasar, and while Wendell Vaughn is the most notable, we'll be covering all heroes using the name.  Here's a run down:

Wendell Elvis Vaughn
Wendell was the first one to use the name Quasar, although he originally went by "Marvel Man".  This is the hero most people think of when hearing the name and the star of the 60 issue comic series that ran from 1989 through 1994.  You'll probably see the most about him here.

Phyla-Vell is the successor to Wendell Vaughn as Quasar, and the daughter of the Kree Captain Mar-Vell.

Richard Rider
The man known as Nova, Richard Rider, temporarily took over the use of the Quantum Bands from Wendell Vaughn in order to save Rider's life when he was separated from the Nova Force.

A member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, Neutron was originally called Quasar.  He has never wielded the Quantum Bands, though.

Captain Marvel
Although never known as Quasar, and never connected to the Quantum Bands, the Kree Captain Mar-Vell was the Protector of the Universe before Wendell Vaughn.  We'll be touching on him, but like Neutron, we probably won't be spending a lot of time on him.

Band together and support Quasar!


  1. Thanks for answering my question. Looking forward to more posts here!!

    1. Thanks, Shag. Hopefully we can live up to other character specific blogs, like Firestorm Fan. :D