Artemis (Marvel Comics)
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|First appearance||Thor #129 (Jun 1966)|
|Created by||Stan Lee and Jack Kirby|
|Team affiliations||Olympian Gods|
Superhuman physical attributes
Master archer and huntress
Empath with animals and moon
Artemis is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and the moon in the Olympian pantheon. Zeus is her father, and Apollo is her brother.
The character subsequently appeared in Thor Annual #5 (1976), The Avengers #281 (July 1987), #283-284 (September–October 1987), Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed (October 1996), Hercules #4 (September 2005), Thor: Blood Oath #3-4 (December 2005-January 2006), and Ares #1 (March 2006), #3 (May 2006).
Artemis appeared as part of the "Olympian Gods" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #9.
Fictional character biography
Artemis journeyed to Earth with Hermes and Dionysus to capture the Avengers, whom Zeus blamed for injuries that Hercules had suffered at the hands of the Masters of Evil. The three gods fought the Avengers, and Artemis shot Captain Marvel with an arrow that passed through her intangible state, and shocked her back into human form. She also captured the Wasp and presented her to Zeus. She remained loyal to Zeus when a number of other gods rebelled against him to support the Avengers. She fought Captain Marvel again, but this time the human defeated her.
Apollo, Artemis, and Hephaestus appear in a meeting with Hera and Pluto, where Hera reveals her plans to them.
Powers and abilities
Artemis possesses the typical powers of an Olympian, including superhuman strength, speed, durability, and reflexes, and virtual immortality. Artemis is also psychically bonded with the moon and can use its mystical energy with her own and manipulate this energy for a number of purposes like teleportation, project energy to heal or harm other beings, and shapeshifting (she once turned into a deer to lure the Wasp into a trap). Artemis is also a master archer and a superb huntress.
- Avengers #281
- Avengers #283
- Avengers #284
- Incredible Hercules #123
- Avengers #281
- Artemis at Marvel.com
- Artemis at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
- Artemis on Marvel Database, a Marvel Comics wiki
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