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Business Ethics LibGuide

The bread and butter of this institution is business education and the multiple concepts, themes, and occupational preparedness courses it encompasses. One of the chief components of business education is understanding the ethical standards business professionals must adhere to.  To that end, the best place to find materials which explain and describe how to utilize these ethical standards is the LibGuide Business Ethics.

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1st Appearance: Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Real Name/Alias: Brunnhilde, Samantha Parrington, Barbara Norriss, Sian Bowen, Annabelle Riggs

1st Appearance: The Defenders #4, November 1972 (Appeared as a guise for Amora the Enchantress in The Avengers #83, December 1970)

Place of Origin: Wristead Arms

Profession: Leader of the Valkyrior, Chooser of the Slain, Shield-Maiden, Super Heroine

Affiliations: Defenders, the Valkyrior, Avengers, Secret Avengers

Partnerships: Sigmund, Amora the Enchantress, her steed Aragorn

Created by: Roy Thomas and John Buscema

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1st Appearance: Baron Mordo

Baron Mordo

Real Name/Alias: Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo

1st Appearance: Strange Tales #111, 1963

Place of Origin: Castle Mordo, Varf Mandra, Transylvania, Romania

Profession: Sorcerer

Affiliations: Servant of Dormammu, the Offenders, the Circle Sinister

Partnerships: None

Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Abilities:

  • Skilled martial artist
  • Extensive knowledge of magical lore
  • Astral projection
  • Teleportation
  • Hypnotism
  • Mesmerism
  • Thought and illusion casting
  • Force blast projection
  • Magical energy manipulation
  • Ability to conjure demons

Synopsis of First Appearance: “Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!”

Baron Mordo in his astral form makes his way to the home of the Ancient One deep in the mountains of Asia.  Once he arrives, he compels the servant of the Ancient One to put a poisonous drug in his master’s food.  Mordo hopes to obtain mystical secrets from the Ancient One by threatening him with the poison that will gradually kill him. Meanwhile, in New York City, Dr. Strange attempts to contact the Ancient One but is unable to.  Fearing something has befallen his master, Strange uses his astral form to check on the Ancient One.  Once Strange arrives, he and Mordo engage in battle. In order to save his master, Strange uses his amulet to transfer a fair amount of his energy to the Ancient One, which greatly weakens the future sorcerer supreme.  Now concerned about the safety of both himself and his master, Strange bluffs Mordo into thinking that he can keep the Baron from returning to his physical body.  Fear sets in, and Mordo flees in order to protect his physical body.  The servant he controlled is now in charge of his senses and Strange follows Mordo to make sure he knows his plot has failed.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Mordo

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Karl_Mordo_(Earth-616)

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_111

Lee, S., & Ditko, S. (2018).  Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Master of the Mystic Arts.  Marvel Comics.

1st Appearance: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Real Name/Alias: Stephen Vincent Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme

1st Appearance: Strange Tales #110, July, 1963

Place of Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Medical Doctor, Surgeon, Sorcerer

Affiliations: Avengers, Defenders, Illuminati, Midnight Sons

Partnerships: Clea, Wong, Ancient One

Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Abilities:

  • Mastery of magic
  • Utilizes mystical artifacts, such as the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamottto
  • Genius level intellect
  • Skilled martial artist
  • Gifted physician and surgeon

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1st Appearance: Morbius, The Living Vampire

Morbius, The Living Vampire

Real Name/Alias: Dr. Michael Morbius, Dr. Morgan Michaels, Nikos, Michaels

1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #101, October, 1971

Place of Origin: Nafplio, Greece

Profession: Biologist, Hematologist, Villain/Anti-Hero

Affiliations: Midnight Sons, A.R.M.O.R., Legion of Monsters, S.H.I.E.L.D., Agents of Wakanda

Partnerships: Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, the Werewolf, Thing

Created by: Roy Thomas and Gil Kane

Abilities:

  • Genius-level intellect
  • Trained biologist and biochemist
  • Superhuman strength, speed, senses, and durability
  • Flight
  • Hypnotism
  • Accelerated Healing

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1st Appearance: Moon Knight

Moon Knight

Real Name/Alias: Marc Spector, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley, Fist of Khonshu, Mr. Knight

1st Appearance: Werewolf by Night #32, August, 1975

Place of Origin: Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Vigilante, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, Mercenary, CIA Liaison, Heavyweight Boxer, U.S. Marine Commando, former Cab Driver

Affiliations: Avengers, Secret Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Defenders, Midnight Sons

Partnerships: Jean-Paul “Frenchie” DuChamp, Raoul Bushman, and Marlene Alraune

Created by: Doug Moench and Don Perlin

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Key Business Ratios Database

One of the least used but still important business databases is Key Business Ratios. The database has information on competitive industry benching marking information that focuses on over 800 public and private companies.

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You are cordially invited: The Wedding of Susan Storm and Reed Richards

Fantastic Four Annual #3, 1965

Synopsis of “Bedlam at the Baxter Building!”

Doctor Doom is reading a newspaper when he notices an announcement for Reed Richards and Susan Storm’s wedding day.  Somewhat jealous but mostly angry, Doom decides to ruin the pair’s nuptials.  Doom decides use his emotion changer device to inspire the entire roster of Marvel supervillains, whether they are foes of the Fantastic Four or not, to attack the wedding.

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1st Appearance: The Green Goblin

The Green Goblin

Real Name/Alias: Norman Virgil Osborn

1st Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #14, July, 1964

Place of Origin: New Haven, Connecticut

Profession: CEO and President of Oscorp Industries,

Affiliations: Thunderbolts, H.A.M.M.E.R., Dark Avengers, Commission of Superhuman Activities

Partnerships: None

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