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

Posts Tagged ‘ Cold War ’

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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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KGBeast

(Profile #1 - classic)

A powerhouse Batman villain as he appeared in 1988. His later appearances are covered in a second writeup, so this one is the classic KGBeast.

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Supreme Soviet


Most would rather forget about him, but we won't let ya. Giant super-soldier with a light exo and bad combat droids.

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Titanium Man

(Boris Bullski) (Profile #1 - 1960s and 1970s)

A classic power-armoured baddie in the Marvel Universe, part 1 of 3.

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Red Ghost

(Ivan Kragoff)

A semi-classic Fantastic 4 villain. Between the science and engineering genius, the phasing powers, the super-apes, the odd backstory and the amount of appearances, there's plenty of material to use.

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Amanda Waller

(Yale-Ostrander original take)

Huge profile for the classic Amanda "the Wall" Waller, as written by John Ostrander and Kim Yale. Though this important character was later poorly handled, this is the real deal.

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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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Colossus

(Piotr Rasputin) (Gisted profile)

A gisted/overview profile of comrade Rasputin of the X-Men during his classic career.

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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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Suicide Squadron

(Plus Dinosaur Island and War That Time Forgot notes)

A biiiiig article about the World War II Suicide Squadron - the ancestor of the Suicide Squad. This includes a lot of material about Dinosaur Island, the War That Time Forgot vintage stories, and far too many giant dinosaur monster pictures.

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