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Darkstar

(Layna Petrovna) (Part #1)

One of the major Russian super-heroes. Darkforce powers. As of October of 2020, this profile is being entirely redone as a comprehensive two-parter. Что отличный.

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Soviet Super-Soldiers


The core Soviet heroes during the 1980s in the Marvel Universe. As determined by our five-year industrial plan, this team profile explains all the basics so the individual character profiles do not have to.

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Outsiders

(Part #2 - 1986/92)

This recaps all wot you need to known about the second version of DC Comics' Outsiders. Which is the 1986-1992 Adventures of the Outsiders and The Outsiders material, plus contemporary appearances. Yes Gabrielle, there's a link to part #1.

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Outsiders

(Part #1 - Batman & the Outsiders 1983-86)

This recaps all wot you need to known about the very first version of DC Comics' Outsiders. Which is the 1983-1986 Batman and the Outsiders material, plus contemporary appearances.

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Red Guardian

(Colonel Alexei Shostakov)

Marvel's 1960s Red Guardian - a sort of Soviet Captain America. Comes with a fair bit of background notes. As of December of 2019, this entry was entirely overhauled, and received M&M stats. But the stats are not for you. They are for the people.

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Mark Hazzard


A professional 1970s/1980s mercenary who appeared in Marvel's New Universe setting. Gritty Cold War/urban decay stories. As of June of 2019, this profile has received a review for style and concision, plus M&M stats that have gun and will travel.

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Black Widow

(Natalia Romanova) (Profile #2 - 1946-1965)

Part the second of our beautiful and deadly character profile for Natalia Romanova. This one covers 1946-1965, but in practice it mostly corresponds to her earliest Marvel appearances as a femme fatale after Tony Stark's industrial assets. Or at least, what he insists are industrial assets.

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Madame X

(Nina Tsiolkovsky)

An obscure Cold War Soviet spy with a transvestite schtick. She mostly fought Henry Pym. But there's potential here. As of November of 2018, her old profile was poisoned using Novichok - and replaced by a much better profile.

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Boris Turgenov


A KGB agent who was the Black Widow's partner during the 1960s. As of April of 2018, this small profile was overhauled, expanded and received no-goodnik M&M stats.

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Carol Danvers

(Before Ms. Marvel, part #1)

Our first Carol Danvers profile (they're in chronological order), so start here. This one covers "flashback Carol" during her career as a military pilot and intelligence agent. As of December of 2017, this article was split into two. Because it was a bit too long, and because there's LOTS OF STUFF in it.

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Karin Grace


From both the Mission X version of the Suicide Squad, and Amanda Waller's original Suicide Squad. As of October of 2017, this profile received M&M stats capable of running around in a jungle in a long tight skirt and heeled dress shoes.

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Velvet Templeton


A retro super-spy à la James Bond, but as an experienced lady rather than as an hairy-chested thug in a good suit. From the Image Comics Velvet series by Brubaker and Epting.

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Unicorn

(Milos Masaryk) (Profile #1 - 1964-1968)

Chapter 1 for our coverage of that old Iron Man foe. This is for before his strength gets enhanced. Fully overhauled in January, 2017.

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Iron Man (Tony Stark)

(Profile #1 - 1963-64)

We're now upgrading our Iron Man (Tony Stark) character profiles. This is the first in a chronological series, and will cover the 1960s. Right now it covers 1963-64 due to time constraints.

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Tony Stark

(Old benchmarking notes)

Our old Tony Stark benchmarking notes, though they were our only Tony Stark article for about 20 years, which I'll admit is depressing. We keep them around since it's gonna take a long long while for our chronological Stark writeups to reach the 1990s.

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Silver Deer


An eeeeviil Cherokee terrorist mage who fought Firestorm that one time in '84. But I'm pretty sure she could be cool if modernised.

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Monstro

(Giant octopus)

A giant octopus, seen in a 1960 Tales of Suspense monster story. With... Communists !

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Mei Ling


The betrothed to the Mandarin, back in 1969. She was sort of cool, though of course the portrayal of all things Chinese is now embarrassingly dated.

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Iron Maiden

(Melina Vostokovna)

An enemy of the Black Widow. She wears heavy body armour, making her an interesting challenge for most street-level characters.

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Ulysses Bloodstone


Our infamous and rather large Ulysses Bloodstone profile. An immortal monster hunter who lived and fought for 10,000 years, with a bazaar of 1970s weirdness suffusing his bizarre biography. And he's very useful in stories, too.

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Black Knight

(Nathan Garrett)

The 1960s evil Black Knight, who repeatedly fought the Avengers (as a team or piecemeal).

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Colonel Ling


A 1967 enemy of the Avengers. Seemingly renegade Chinese officer with lots of special troops, robots and weapons.

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Namora

(Modern version)

This is Namora the Sea Queen as she appears in Agents of Atlas Marvel Comics. Essentially, she's a "sub-mariner" like Namor.

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Toro

(Antonio Rojo)

Obscure Marvel Comics pseudo-Cuban Communist villain of the 1960s. Strong dude with horned helmet.

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Molotov


A Soviet super-soldier seen during the 1980s in Outsiders and Suicide Squad. Self-detonation.

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