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When you think of superheroes, you automatically think of strong, powerful men and women. Marvel has received a lot of publicity for creating a 'handicapped' superhero with Matt Murdoch/Daredevil, but in the 1960s there was more than just him. Here is a list:
Iron Man: Injured heart. (He needed what today would be a pacemaker.)
Professor X: Crippled, confined to a wheelchair.
Nick Fury: Loss of one eye during the war.
Don Blake/Thor: Lame, needed a cane to walk with.
Dr. Strange: Loss of dexterity in both hands.
In the twelve superhero series of the '60s, half of them featured what can be regarded as disabled characters. And then there were also those who were 'sort-of' handi-capped.
Hulk & Thing: Physically altered.
Cyclops: Needed to constantly wear protective eye-wear.
Henry Pym: Stuck in giant-size for a while.
Back then, members had to get to Avengers Mansion early for meetings or all the handicapped parking spots would be taken.
Who was the handicapped hero you most related to back in the day - and why?