Who The Clix? Blood Brother(s)

Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.

Today we look at twin alien villains: The Blood Brothers

Appearances in Heroclix: Galactic Guardians
First Appearance: Iron Man #55
Team Affiliations: N/A
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength and durability (increased when in proximity to one another); Vampiric need to drain blood
Created By: Jim Starlin, Mike Friedrich

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use
Artwork and character is copyright/trademark Marvel; used under Fair Use

The Blood Brothers are large twin ape-like aliens who act as guardians of Thanos’ first base on Earth. While being chased by Drax the Destroyer the Brothers fight Iron Man and the Thing in an attempt to stop the heroes from interfering with Thanos’ plans. When they fail, Thanos teleports the Brothers away. When the Brothers appear again, they serve the Controller and battle Iron Man again. With the help of Daredevil, the Blood Brothers are again defeated. When Thanos’ base is later discovered by the US military, the Blood Brothers are accidentally teleported back to the base. The Avengers arrive and defeat the Brothers with the Avenger and brother of Thanos, Eros, depowering the pair.

Quasar later releases the Blood Brothers on Mars. They battle Rogue before helping earth’s heroes fight Ego the Living Planet. They later return to villainy and imprison a small Alaskan town in an attempt to create a space-faring ship. This is foiled by Drax the Destroyer and one of the brothers is apparently killed. The surviving brother joins the Hood’s criminal empire and helps battle against the Skrulls during their invasion of Earth. The surviving Blood Brother is one of the many villains ordered by Norman Osborn to siege Asgard.

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