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10 Marvel Characters Who Should NOT Be on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bob "MovieBob" Chipman | 26 Mar 2014 20:15
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Back when every Z-list superhero wasn't immediately considered a potential blockbuster franchise, publishers like Marvel sought big money by developing comic lines promoting branded products. It wasn't all bad - this was how Transformers and G.I. Joe got their storylines, for the most part - but other times... other times you got U.S. 1, a character "inspired" by a slot car racing toy.

Full name: Ulysses Solomon Archer (no, really: U.S.A.); an interstate trucker whose freak injury gifts him with a bionic skull implant that turns him into a human CB Radio. Alongside his support team of mechanics, fellow rig-jockeys and roadside diner proprietors; he and his customized super-truck (basic idea: What if The Batmobile WAS The Bat-Cave?) cruised the open road, righting wrongs and battling demonic supervillain The Highwayman. The series - shocker! - wasn't popular in its day (neither was the toy, it turned out), but has experienced a cult-revival after having been featured on Atop The Fourth Wall.

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