Monica Chang

Monica Chang-Fury is a fictional character appearing in comics published by Marvel Comics.[1][2]

Monica Chang
Publication information
First appearanceUltimate Marvel:
Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3 (December 2009)
Earth-616:
Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)
Created byMark Millar
Carlos Pacheco
In-story information
SpeciesHuman
Team affiliationsS.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimates, Avengers
Notable aliasesBlack Widow
AbilitiesSlowed aging
Enhanced immune system
Abnormally superior athletic condition
Hypnosis
Enhanced psychological defenses

Fictional character biographyEdit

Monica Chang-Fury was created by Mark Millar and Carlos Pacheco, and debuted in Ultimate Comics: Avengers #3 (December 2009) as the second character to use the Black Widow codename in the Ultimate Marvel continuity.[3] She also is the former wife of Nick Fury.[4]

An active member of the Avengers' missions and while being contemptuous with Fury and Hawkeye, she assisted in fighting alongside War Machine and the Red Wasp against the Red Skull,[5] being the Punisher's wrangler,[6] and repelling a Vampire infestation.[7] Monica later transferred to the New Ultimates alongside Captain America, Iron Man and Thor, and fights against her former teammates who were supposedly selling government secrets to which both teams fight against the conspiracy's manipulator Gregory Stark.[8]

Monica rejoined the Ultimates with Fury as director of S.H.I.E.L.D. again and moved herself and Julius Chang (her and Fury's child) to the Triskelion,[9] alongside Fury, Hawkeye and the Falcon battling the Maker's Children of Tomorrow while a coup d'état occurred in the midst of the chaos.[10] Since a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C. almost killed the whole presidential cabinet, a new "Civil War" erupted. Monica personally helped against Marvin Flumm, resulting in Monica as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. director (one of only four women to served in the position in any continuity of Marvel),[11] helping alongside political gimmicks to eliminate several terrorist cells of Hydra,[12] and stopping a corrupt politician's conspiracy.[13]

Because of Galactus's destructive abilities, Monica gets cited in court.[14][15] However, Monica acts as Jessica Drew's contact involving Crossbones's capture as Monica's last chance to bring down Roxxon, wishing her successor as Black Widow well.[16] While working with the FBI, Monica apparently is killed by the Green Goblin.[17]

Other versionsEdit

Monica Chang makes her first appearance in Marvel's mainstream Earth-616 continuity in the Avengers A.I. series.[18] This version is the chief of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s A.I. Division, and is revealed to be a devout Muslim.[19][20] Monica enlists Hank Pym to help her stop Dimitrios (which evolved from the fail-safe virus used to defeat Ultron) and they form the Avengers A.I. consisting of a Doombot, Victor Mancha and the Vision. During their first mission, the Avengers A.I. faced hijacked S.H.I.E.L.D. Drones which attacked a hospital in Atlanta.[21] She later prevents the end of the universe by preventing the execution of an LMD infected with a virus.[22]

In other mediaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thegeektwins.com/2017/12/10-marvel-asian-superheroes-who-should.html
  2. ^ https://thecinemaspot.com/2018/06/15/9-amazing-muslim-superheroes-you-should-know-about/
  3. ^ Burlingame, Russ (November 2, 2014). "Could the Avengers: Age of Ultron Mystery Woman Be Avengers AI's Monica Chang?". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.cbr.com/muslim-comic-book-characters-you-should-know/
  5. ^ Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #3-6
  6. ^ Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #7-11
  7. ^ Ultimate Avengers Vol 1 #13-18
  8. ^ Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates Vol 1 #1-6
  9. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #3-4
  10. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #6-11
  11. ^ Ultimate Comics Ultimates Vol 1 #16
  12. ^ Ultimate Comics: Ultimates Vol 1 #17-21
  13. ^ Ultimate Comics: Ultimates Vol 1 #22-24
  14. ^ Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand Vol 1 #1-5
  15. ^ Survive!
  16. ^ All-New Ultimates Vol 1 #12
  17. ^ Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 1 #3
  18. ^ Doran, Michael (March 20, 2013). "Marvel Announces ULTRON-Spin-off AVENGERS A.I. Ongoing". Newsarama. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  19. ^ https://www.mysalaam.com/en/story/11-muslim-superheroes-who-are-awesome-role-models/SALAAM20122018064049
  20. ^ Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #4 (October, 2013), Marvel Comics
  21. ^ Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #1 (July, 2013), Marvel Comics
  22. ^ Sam Humphries (w), Andre Lima Araujo (a). Avengers A.I. #12 (April, 2014), Marvel Comics
  23. ^ "Into the Future". Avengers Assemble. Season 3. Episode 13. August 22, 2016. Disney XD.