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Challengers of the Unknown

(Jack Kirby era, part #1)

The ur-group-of-comic-book-adventurers, created by Jack Kirby during the late 1950s. This two-part article dwelves deep into the entire Kirby run, chums ! For scientific discovery !

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Titano

(Giant crab)

This titanic crab appeared in a 1959 proto-Marvel Comics story, in Tales to Astonish. Giant monsters were hip in the 1950s, daddy-o. There's also notes about the BODY score of giant monsters, somehow. As of May of 2020, we've added Mutants & Masterminds stats to this profile. Having two sets of stats is important, as it allows for a pincer movement...

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Black Scorpion

(1957 movie monster)

Our contributor Ethan continues his 1950s movie giant monster series. This time it's the giant Mexican scorpions in 1957 monster mash The Black Scorpion. As animated by Ray Harryhausen.

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Killer Shrews

(1959 horror movie)

These cheapo monsters featured in 1959 monster mash/horror movie Attack of the Killer Shrews. They're ravening wolf-sized rodents with a virulent venomous bite.

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Man who was death

(Edgar Bowman)

From the first, 1950 issue of The Crypt of Terror by EC Comics. The series would soon become Tales from the Crypt. He's a deranged murderer, of course.

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Mister X

(Catwoman/Batman enemy)

A 1950s gangster with a gimmick. He's obscure, but he was in an important Catwoman story. As of September of 2019, our contributor Pawsplay added Mutants & Masterminds stats, but nobody realised it was him due to his padded disguise.

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Gil Jourdan

(Part #1)

Gil Jourdan is a minor but classic character from French/Belgian mystery and adventure comics. This two-part profile explains a bunch of things, and covers much 1950s/1960s material. This here is the first part.

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Marvel Boy

(Bob Grayson profile #1 - 1950s version)

This is Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson) as published by Timely Comics during the early 1950s - the Golden Age version of the character. Includes a full description of his adventures and how to make them explicitly in continuity. As of April of 2019, this profile was overhauled. It also received M&M stats which you can read for free, which sounds...

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Cat King

(a.k.a. the King of Cats)

The King Of The Cats (or Cat King) only appeared in one 1952 story, as Catwoman's brother. He buckled swash. That dropped out of continuity decades ago, but it was fun.

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Eye invaders

(Atlas Comics)

Creepy undead tentacled maritime eye monsters seen in a 1954 Astonishing comic book, from Atlas Comics.

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Michel Vaillant

(Late 1950s)

Michel Vaillant is a venerable series of French graphic novels, about automobile racing and other things that go vroom-vroom. This profile covers the earliest, 1957-1962 GNs. So it's full of vintage cars from that time.

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Great Video

(Heathrow Vance)

A bad guy with "radioactive vision" powers who fought Marvel Boy (Timely Comics) in 1950. Quite cromulent if you need an Atomic Age villain.

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The Black Child

(Niourk)

A profile for L'Enfant Noir in the classic 1950s French sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel Niourk. I don't think it was ever translated into English, so here's your chance to know about it.

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Ymir

(20 million miles to Earth)

Harryhausen stop-motion alien monster in 1957 movie 20 Million Miles To Earth.

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Giant Claw


The scariest giant space chicken ever, possibly. From terribad 1957 giant monster movie The Giant Claw.

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Tanguy & Laverdure


Tanguy & Laverdure is a long running series of European military aviation graphic novels. It's full of planes and uniforms.

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Superman

(George Reeves TV version)

This is the version of Superman that appeared in the fondly-remembered 1950s TV show Adventures of Superman, as played by George Reeves.

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