When he turned 16, Lucio Jaula was forced into prison to pay for his brother's crimes. He studied tactics and fighting in the prison's underground fighting ring, his chain becoming his signature weapon. Carlos won in the ring and was tested for Venom, making him strong and bulletproof, so he escaped, going by Bane and becoming a mercenary, when he met Ben Rand, the Iron Tiger, who decided to fund their venture.
Captain Mar-Vell of Thanagar crash-landed on Earth, injuring archaeologist Carol Saunders. In an attempt to save her life, Mar-Vell transfuses his blood with hers, giving Carol his natural Thanagarian power over the Nth metal. Together they travel across Earth to fulfill Mar-Vell's original mission of tracking down alien criminals and monsters, armed with the Nth metal, their energy weapons, and the wings on their backs.
Virgil Parker was a booksmart kid on the path to college when he was dragged into a gang war, where he and ninety-nine other students were abducted and experimented on. Virgil came out with electrical powers, allowing him to control magnetism, run on walls with static electricity, and easily sense the world around him. While many of the experimented kids turned to crime, Virgil put on a suit and turned to heroics.
King of Wakanda, Atlantis (one of the Seven Mystical Cities), and the rest of the Seven Seas, T'Challa is the Black Shark, the Aquaman. When Wakanda, an island off the coast of Madagascar, sank into the ocean, its citizens adapted to live underwater, choosing the Black Shark to be the symbol of their greatest warrior and king. T'Challa undergoes the trial of the Black Shark and becomes its champion, and he rules calmly, yet forcefully, his foremost priority keeping his people safe. He wields the ancient trident of Poseidon, and wears a mask to let him breathe the surface air.
Steven Wayne was the son of billionaires in the 60s, and was sent to Vietnam by his parents as a way to toughen him up. Soon after, his parents were killed, and Wayne leaned into the last thing his parents sent him to do, using his inheritance to pay for an experiment, turning him into a super soldier. When the war ended, Wayne traveled the world and trained to become the best soldier possible. The experiment kept him in his prime into the modern day, and armed with his signature shield, he continues to serve the US government covertly.
After the Green Hammer Corps was destroyed in Ragnarok, one man, Thor Rayner of the Yggdrassil system was prophecied to reignite the fire that powers the Corps, in the heart of a dying star. He's the most powerful of them all, with a power within him that even he has yet to discover.
This is a project that I've been doing for myself, creating amalgams of Marvel and DC Comics. It acts as a good exercise in writing and drawing, as well as forcing me to work on my digital skills.