6182 in-depth character profiles from comics, games, movies

Posts Tagged ‘ 1950s debut ’

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Uranian

(Bob Grayson profile #2 - Agent of Atlas)

The version of Bob Grayson a.k.a. Marvel Boy III as he appears in modern days among the Agents of Atlas - as the Uranian. Super-advanced part-alien high-tech psychic.

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Serpent

(Marvel Boy encounter)

An obscure 1951 character who once clashed with Marvel Boy. Snake cultist and probable shapechangers.

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Jimmy Woo

(Profile #1 - the 1950s)

This is Jimmy as he was portrayed during the 1950s in Yellow Claw stories published by Atlas Comics, the ancestor of Marvel Comics.

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Grinch

(1966 movie version, as voiced by Boris Karloff)

Dr. Seuss' Grinch, as he appears in the 1966 animated adaptation (the Boris Karloff one). Max, too.

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Bucky

(Jack Monroe) (Profile #1 - 1950s Bucky)

This is where our chronological series about Marvel Comics' Jack Monroe starts - as he's active as the 1950s version of Bucky.

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Suicide Squad

(Mission X version)

This big article is about the "Mission X" version of the Suicide Squad, active during the Cold War. Lotsa history, dinosaurs, continuity discussion, alien invaders, Communists, etc.

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Deadshot

(Floyd Lawton)

The DC Universe #1 marksman throughout his career, with an emphasis on the Suicide Squad and the Secret Six years.

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Tarantula

(1955 movie giant spider)

A profile for the titanic tarantula in the 1955 giant monster movie classic.

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Them!

(Atomic horror 1950s giant ants)

The giant ants from the classic 1954 movie Them!. Atomic !

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Fly

(Andre Delambre)

From the original, 1958 version of the horror movie The Fly.

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Green Lantern Hal Jordan

(Iconic take)

This is a big profile as he was during much of his career. The big thing, though, was a complete redefinition of how Green Lantern rings worked in DC Heroes. It wasn't easy, strewth.

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Killer Moth

(Pre-Crisis Earth-1)

The Silver Age version of Batgirl and Batman villain the Killer Moth, which was a sad incoherent mess.

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Firefly

(Ted Carson (1959))

The one who fought Batman in 1959. Old -fashioned, not terribly memorable costumed crook.

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Fly

(Jason Troy)

A traditional MLJ/Archie super-hero with, well, fly powers (like Spider-Man has spider powers). Here we cover the 1992/92 version as published on the !MPACT imprint.

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Martian space ship

(Quatermass and the Pit)

An alien space ship from a famous British 1950s sci-fi/horror TV serial, later adapted by Hammer Films.

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Triffids


The equivalent of an alien invader (though it was all self-inflicted), from the 1951 classic sci-fi novel by John Wyndham. Carnivorous plants.

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Charaxes


The loser villain Killer Moth once he becomes the monstrous, disgusting Charaxes moth creature. He mostly clashed with Robin (Tim Drake).

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Mister Peabody


The smartest and most competent person on Earth, from the 1959/1960 Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon segment.

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Mister Coffee Nerves

(Postum adverts)

A full character profile for this guy, from 1950s Postum commercials. No, really. We can do that if we want, you know. No one can stop us.

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Captain Cold

(Leonard Snart)

The earliest member and now leader of Flash's rogues gallery, with his "cold gun".

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