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Giganta

(Golden Age version)

This is Giganta as she appeared a few times in 1940s Wonder Woman adventures. Peak human strength, agility and ferocity.

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Syonide

(1946 Wonder Woman enemy)

An obscure, odd Golden Age Wonder Woman encounter. A crazy goblin with an axe and an obsession about Pocahontas.

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Black Canary

(Profile #2 - Golden Age version)

The version of the Black Canary seen both solo and with the JSA during the Golden Age (in her case, 1948-1951) at DC Comics. This is an emergent history profile.

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Black Canary

(Profile #1 - Earliest version)

The very first version of the Black Canary, as a crook, as published during the late 1940s in Johnny Thunder stories.

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Invisible Knight


One of the characters created for our Halloween of 2015 contest. International adventurer with various magical artefacts and decades-long ties to a city lost in dreams.

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Pat Parker, War Nurse


A 1940s action heroine whose strip was published by Harvey Comics in Speed Comics. She's a two-fisted nurse fighting WWII in hot pants and a mask, as was the style of the day.

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Magician from Mars


One of the earliest comic book super-powered heroines, debuting in 1940. An odd, brief-lived character with unlimited powers.

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Fantomah


Fantomah is probably the first super-powered heroine in US comics. She starred in pretty weird stories starting in 1940, and is a powerful mystical guardian.

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Generic Vahine

(The Tiger-Women of Wildmoon Mountain)

Here they are at least - the tiger women of Wildmoon Mountain with their potions, their flying tiger mounts, and so on. They once attacked The Jungle protected by Fantomah.

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Jungle Demon


A fiendish foe of Fantomah armed with the evil eye and a titanic pet snake. But it wasn't his fault, not really - not that Fantomah really cares.

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Flaming Claws


Weird monsters who fought Fantomah in a 1940s Jungle Comics issue. They're pretty good if you need a distinctive yet basic monster.

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Arco

(The super-scientist of long ago)

A mummy super-scientist from long ago - with a blinding ray, of course. He clashed with the great Fantomah, with predictable results.

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Shadow

(Matt Wagner's version)

This is specifically the version of The Shadow who appears in the excellent Year One miniseries by Matt Wagner.

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Margo Lane

(Matt Wagner's The Shadow: Year One)

The version of Margo Lane -- The Shadow's "friend and companion" -- appearing in Matt Wagner's excellent The Shadow: Year One for Dynamite Comics.

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Hellboy


The famous Hellboy as he appears in the comics, hunting monsters and demons and all sorts of other bad guys.

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Tintin


The most classic Franco-Belgian comics character, who has been active since 1929. An overview of his career, and full coverage of his stats, personality, skills, etc.

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Maggia

(Classic era)

An overview of the Maggia mob in classic Marvel Universe stories (particularly Spider-Man books). The article is mostly intended for practical DCH use.

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Crime Doctor

(Pre-Crisis Earth-2 version)

DC's original Crime Doctor, who clashed with Batman back in 1943. He's a doctor... who likes crime !

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Selene

(Underworld movies)

The vampire gunfighter assassin heroine of the first Underworld movie (2003), played by Kate Beckinsale. So that's alright.

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Infidel


A sort of immortal reality-manipulating time-travelling super-genius. Seen in Astro City comic books.

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Mister Whisper


An early Grant Morrison villain for Batman, in the story Gothic. Immortal, unkillable, sadistic fallen monk of Satan.

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Queen Clea

(Pre-Crisis version)

The Golden Age version of Queen Clea of Atlantis, an enemy of Wonder Woman.

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Captain America

(Steve Rogers) (Gisted)

Our gisted profile for Cap, presenting the character as he's generally been throughout the decades in an accessible manner.

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Master Izo


One of the topmost martial artists and ninja masters in the Marvel Universe. He also likes beer.

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Superman

(Superman Chronicles vol. 1)

Superman during his earliest appearances (1938-1939).

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Ace Harlem


A very early (1947) African-American comic book hero, from the pages of the sole issue of All-Negro Comics. Ace Harlem is a talented police detective operating in, well, Harlem.

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STRIPE aka S.T.R.I.P.E.

(Pat Dugan)

DC Comics' Golden Age hero Stripesy (Pat Dugan), but this profile focuses on his 1999-2000 appearances with the S.T.RI.P.E. power armour in the Stars and STRIPE comic book.

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