There are no limits to fantasy in Marvel Comics and as such, fans have gotten to see dozens of planets spread across different galaxies and dimensions over the years. Most of the inhabitants of these planets are known to be genetically superior too, hence making them either threats or useful allies to Earthlings.
Unfortunately, some of the interesting planets haven’t been featured as often as franchise loyalists would like. This is understandable, given the high number of ongoing storylines that need to be completed. Still, fans will be hoping that the cool planets won’t be completely forgotten, appearing in Avengers, X-Men or Fantastic Four comics that take readers across the Marvel Universe.
10/10 Sakaar Has Potential For More Hulk Storylines
Little has been heard about Sakaar ever since Skaar got exiled and Hulk left after assisting the Doa’abi to rebuild their civilization. This is unfortunate because the planet that fans not only got to witness some of the most entertaining Marvel fights (thanks to the Red King’s gladiatorial games) but also got to see Hulk’s leadership skills.
Hulk’s time in Sakaar is especially memorable because he gets to be more than just a smashing Avenger and scientist. During the “Planet Hulk” storyline, he demonstrates better fighting skills and changes the fate of the fourth planet in the Tayo solar system, which was in a state of collapse. For now, all hope for more storylines lies solely in the comics since the MCU’s brief coverage of Sakaar in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been deemed unsatisfactory by many.
9/10 Ego The Living Planet Is One Of The Unique Parts Of The Universe
A planet that sees, eats, and breathes is indeed strange, but the possibilities are always endless in Marvel Comics. Well, Ego the Living Planet’s existence is the result of the scientist known as Egros merging with Ego and to keep itself alive, it absorbs stars, moons, planets, and spaceships.
Given what Ego can do, making him a threat to Earth would make for another great Avengers storyline. After all, Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy have had a hard time dealing with the threat posed by the living planet. Additionally, more Ego storylines mean fans can get to see more of Galactus since he is the one who tends to be mostly concerned with the planet’s affairs.
8/10 Duckworld Gives Animals The Opportunity To Shine
Most Marvel storylines involve humans, mutants, aliens, and monsters, but there are some incredible animals that often miss out on the glory. In Earth-791021’s Duckworld, the inhabitants are anthropomorphic poultry known as Duckworldians.
Howard the Duck happens to be the planet’s most famous inhabitant, but in the recent past, readers have also been treated to the adventures Deadpool the Duck, who is very much like his human counterpart. Given how intriguing these two are in the storylines they have appeared in, more Duckworldians should be pushed into the spotlight.
7/10 Thanos Still Makes Saturn Relevant
Saturn is devoid of life, yet it remains important in the comics because of its moon, Titan, which is the home of one of the greatest Marvel villains, Thanos. In the MCU, the planet lacks relevance because Titan is changed from one of Saturn’s moons to an exoplanet.
Since the Thanos chapter isn’t as closed in the comics as it is in the MCU, Saturn still has a purpose in the current cano. Fictional explanations could also be given as to why the planet lacks a surface and is only full of gases, and It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if it’s revealed that Thanos, or a villain that came before him, had something to do with it.
6/10 Xandar Is Still Essential For Intergalactic Peace
While the Avengers always do a great job of obliterating baddies, their responsibility mostly lies within Earth. Luckily, there isn’t a law enforcement vacuum in the galaxy, thanks to the Nova Corps from Planet Xandar. The group is reputed for maintaining peace, making it a target for all kinds of villains.
Throughout its history, Xandar has been attacked by Zorr, Nebulla, and the Skrulls but the Xandarians always find a way to rebuild. The resilience of the natives has resulted in great storylines and for that reason, Xandar should continue to feature regularly on the pages of Marvel Comics.
5/10 Earth Remains The Most Iconic Location
In different issues of Marvel Comics, fans have been taken on a tour around different sections of the galaxy, making them fall in love with new places. However, Earth remains the most important location, not only because it’s more relatable but also because it’s home to some of the coolest Marvel superheroes.
Even though Marvel tends to prefer real-life cities, there are enough fictional locations to keep the fantasy alive. These locations are spread across the globe, from the technologically advanced Wakanda to the sorcerer-infested Kamar-Taj. Furthermore, there are enough superhumans to make Earth more interesting than it is in real life.
4/10 Battleworld Is Doctor Doom’s Playground
Among the many interesting things about Battleworld is its creation process. The planet, which is basically a patchwork, comes into existence after Doctor Doom gathers remnants of other planets after the Multiverse’s collapse.
Apart from being used to highlight Doctor Doom’s innovative mind, Battleworld has influenced the trajectory of the lives of some heroes. It’s on the planet, for example, that Spider-Man first comes into contact with Venom symbiote during the “Secret Wars” storyline. It’s also while in Battleworld, that one of the most powerful Fantastic Four members, the Thing, is able to turn into human form.
3/10 Strontia Could Be Like Krypton
The majority of the Strontian race was wiped out by T’Korr’s father and among the few remaining ones is Kallark the Gladiator. The head of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard is known to be as powerful as Superman, and he shares his abilities with other members of the Strontian race.
The powerful nature of the Strontians means the planet has a lot of untapped potentials. By setting up a new continuity, a couple of the planet’s inhabitants could be built as villains and heroes, as is the case with Krypton in DC media. This will in turn create more allies and foes for the Avengers.
2/10 Mojoworld’s Inhabitants Love Movies And TV Shows
One of the strangest Marvel planets is Mojoworld, which exists in the Mojoverse pocket dimension. Its inhabitants are spineless, hence they rely on genetically engineered slaves to do tasks for them. They have a craving for televised entertainment too, hence forcing leaders to produce thousands of movies and TV shows to keep them entertained.
As interesting as Mojoworld is, it rarely triggers the curiosity of the most popular heroes and villains. An opportunity thus remains for ally and foe arcs. Moreover, the planet is ripe for storylines where real-life celebrities (specifically Hollywood stars) are included in the comics. After all, Marvel has had a couple of those over the years.
1/10 Skrullos Origins Still Need To Be Explored
Thanks to their appearance in the MCU, Skrulls have become quite popular. Sadly, they are still homeless because their home planet, Skrullos, was destroyed during the Kree-Skrull War. However, this shouldn’t be the end of the planet.
Given how powerful the Skrull race is, an extensive look into their early days would make for great entertainment. At the moment, fans will be hoping that the upcoming Secret Invasion series —which revolves around the Skrulls infiltrating all sections of human society—gives a proper origin story.
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