Top 8 Superheroes in Marvel & DC Universe You Didn't Know Are Russian

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Russia is getting into the superhero film craze with The Guardians.

However, actually, there’re several superheroes in Marvel and DC Universe are actually Russian.  

8. Ursa Major

Ursa Major is a Russian mutant that transforms into a giant bear. He becomes a valuable member of the Soviet Super Soldiers and the Winter Guard.


7. Red Guardian

Alexei Shostakov is a Russian patriotic hero and the second man to assume the Red Guardian mantle.

He was married to the Russian Widow and was assumed dead for years.Having faked his death, he returned and now use the code-name Ronin.

6. The Rocket Red Brigade

With their origins tied to DC Comics’ Green Lantern franchise, the Rocket Reds proudly defended the USSR against the intergalactic threats that frequently affected the comic-book world in the 1980’s. 

Starting out as a single hero and soon expanding in ranks to include seven heroes. The Rocket Reds (who just took the names “#1” through “#7” rather than their own Hero Identities) wore large battle suits reminiscent of Marvel’s Iron Man which provided flight, strength and firepower.

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