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Template:Article for deletion/datedTemplate:Infobox comics locationThe Blue Area of the Moon is a fictional location in the Template:Marvel Universe

Publication historyEdit

The Blue Area of the Moon was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, and first appeared in Fantastic Four #13 (April 1963). 

BackgroundEdit

An artificial, self-sustaining, Earth-like environment on the far side of the Moon, the Blue Area was created roughly one million years ago as part of a competition between two alien races, the Kree and the Cotati. The Skrulls, then a benevolent race, moderated this contest, whose goal was to determine the worthiness of both races by discovering which could achieve more within a set period of time. After being taken to the area of Earth's Moon where the Skrulls had created the artificial atmosphere, the Kree used their strength and rudimentary Skrull technology to create a giant city while the Cotati were taken to another barren world in a different solar system where they created a long-term sustainable ecosystem. Learning that the Cotati were going to win the contest, the enraged Kree first slaughtered the Cotati and then attacked and killed the Skrull delegation, stole their starship, and initiated the millennia-long conflict now known as the Kree-Skrull War, which would force the Skrulls to become a society of warriors.[1] The Blue Area has played a pivotal role in many events in the history of the Marvel Universe. It is the site of the first battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost.[2] It is also the home of Uatu the Watcher, a cosmic being who observes Earth and its alternate realities. In the ending to "The Dark Phoenix Saga", to prevent herself from endangering any more lives, Phoenix commits suicide with ancient weaponry discovered on site.[3] For many years, it was the location of Attilan, home city of the Inhumans. This secretive race had converted their Earth-based home city into a spaceship and had landed on the Blue Area, destroying much of the structures there.[4] The Inhumans removed themselves and Attilan from the Blue Area.[5]  

In other mediaEdit

Video gamesEdit

The Blue Area of the Moon is the final stage in X-Men: Reign of Apocalypse. The Blue Area of the Moon is a stage in the Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes video game. The Blue Area Of The Moon is a home base in the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance video game. 

TelevisionEdit

The Blue Area Of The Moon is the scene of a battle during the Dark Phoenix Saga in season 3 of the X-Men animated series. 

ReferencesEdit

  1. Avengers vol.1, #133 (March, 1975)
  2. Fantastic Four #13 (April 1963)
  3. Uncanny X-Men #137 (Sept. 1980)
  4. Inhumans vol. 4, #1
  5. Secret Invasion: War of Kings
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