Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is a fictional character showing up in American comic books distributed by Marvel Comics. The character initially showed up in the comic book X-Men #4 (March 1964) and was made by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character has since featured in two self-titled restricted arrangement, and has truly been delineated as a standard colleague in superhuman title The Avengers.

Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)

Publication Information

PublisherMarvel comics
First AppearanceThe X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Created byStan Lee
Jack Kirby

In-story Information

Full NamePietro Django Maximoff
Team AffiliationsAvengers
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Notable aliasesPietro Frank, Mateo Maximoff, Peter Maximoff
AbilitiesSuperhuman speed and reaction time

Quicksilver has the superhuman ability to move at great speeds. In most depictions, he is a mutant, a human born with innate superhuman powers. In comic book stories beginning in 2015, he is the product of genetic experimentation by the High Evolutionary. Quicksilver most commonly appears in fiction associated with the X-Men, having been introduced as an adversary for the superhero team. In later stories, he became a superhero himself. He is the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch and, in most depictions, the son of Magneto and the half-brother of Polaris.

Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Quicksilver has featured in several decades of Marvel continuity, starring in the self-titled series Quicksilver and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. The character has also appeared in a range of movie, television, and video game adaptations. Two separate live-action versions of the character have been adapted by two different film studios: Aaron Taylor-Johnson portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, appearing in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), while Evan Peters portrays Quicksilver in the 20th Century Fox films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He had a cameo in Deadpool 2 (2018) and will return in the upcoming film Dark Phoenix.

In 2006, IGN named Quicksilver #23 on their list of “The Top 25 X-Men Of All Time” commenting that “Quicksilver was the shining example of a villain turned good”, and as #44 on their list of the “Top 50 Avengers”.