With the gleefully irreverent Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) proving that Marvel Studios could turn just about any oddball character (or five of them, for that matter) into a veritable money making machine, we here at Goliath decided to delve deep into the Marvel Comics catalog in order to take a peek at some of the weirdest, strangest and most insane comic book characters the famed comic production company had ever come up with. While this might’ve been easier if we expanded our gaze to include the DC Comics universe (including independent comics would’ve blown this thing wide open, but alas…), we decided to stick to Marvel for this one, and the company has a bevy of strange characters that we’re happy to spend some time introducing you to today.
Making her first appearance in 1989’s Uncanny X-Men 244, Jubilee is a character that’s taken quite a lot of heat during her time as an X-Men. But really, can we blame the fans? She shoots fireworks. That’s her whole deal. Sure, she was originally introduced as a means to connect the older X-Men crew with a younger, more “hip” viewership (Jubilee was a main character on the early 1990s X-Men cartoon television series, which played heavily into her rise in popularity around the time), but fireworks? REALLY? Technically it’s more complicated than that, as Jubilee’s powers allow her to manipulate matter on an atomic level (kind of like Gambit’s, but less awesome and less Cajun) to produce pyrotechnics from her fingers, but really, at the end of the day, is there anything lamer than shooting sparklers from your fingers? (After much research, we can assuredly say yes, yes there is.)