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Posts Tagged ‘ DC Implosion ’

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Minor enemy of Shade the Changing Man during the 1977/78 Ditko run. Gaseous form and mind probes. As of December of 2020, this profile has received nebulous M&M stats.

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Claw the Unconquered

(Valcan of Pytharia) (Part 1)

A rather big and muscled profile for a barbarian warrior of the same ilk, who's appeared in his own series and beyond over the decades. This is one of our DC Implosion writeups. As of December of 2020, this enormous entry was split into manageable parts. And received a round of rewriting, since it was rather old.

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Starfire

(DC Implosion) (part #1 - Setting)

This profile is about the sword-and-sciencery (new word !) heroine Starfire, back in 1976. Only a young woman’s sword and her courage will challenge the inhuman hordes who would enslave her people ! As of September of 2020, this profile was split in two for more comfortable reading. And went through extensive edits for style, being almost 10-year old.

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Fifteen Worlds of the DC Implosion

(Michelinie's aborted 1970s cosmology)

The "15 worlds" is an aborted cosmology that existed in DC Comics during the "DC Implosion" - primarily those written by David Michelinie such as Claw the Unconquered, Starfire or Star Hunters. This profile is a thorough exploration of this nigh-forgotten bit of universe building.

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Stalker


One of the heroic fantasy protagonists launched in 1975 as part of the DC Implosion. A doomed, deadly swordsman and adventurer trying to kill the local Devil to reclaim his stolen soul.

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Dgrth


A Devil-like figure from Stalker's swords-and-sorcery dismal world. Also fought Wonder Woman, to his regret.

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Beowulf

(Prince of the Geats)

The prince of the Geats from Olde English literature, as he appeared in his own DC Comics book during the 1970s (and later on in Wonder Woman). It's a lof riot.

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Cinnamon

(Katherine Manser)

One of DC's vintage Old West characters. Later revealed to have been an incarnation of Hawkwoman.

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Kempo


A ruthless, opportunistic criminal from Steve Ditko's Shade the Changing Man series back in the days. He also packs electric gloves from his dimension.

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Shade the Changing Man

(Ditko's original take)

The original, 1977/78 Ditko version of Shade the Changing Man. Super-cop from another dimension with a strange weapon.

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Doctor Z.Z.


Evil alien crime lord with a pain blast. Fought Ditko's Shade the Changing Man back in the days.

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Vixen

(Mari McCabe)

This covers Vixen's comic book career, and discusses various interesting animal powers.

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Cloak


An obscure (invisible, in fact) foe of Shade the Changing Man back during the Ditko run.

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Mellu Loron


One of the main characters in Steve Ditko's Shade the Changing Man madness. Security/policing expert from another dimension, and Shade's ex-fiancée.

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Black Lightning

(Profile #1 - Year One (original version))

This covers Black Lightning as he appeared from 1977 to shortly after the Crisis, using only data from this era. Olympic champ, legendary teacher and electrically-powered street vigilante.

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Grendel

(DC Comics version)

That's the version of Grendel (from the Beowulf poem) that has appeared in a number of DC Comics stories. Horrible murderous evil demon monster.

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Thump


A deformed giant with a surprising range of skills, on another planet. Starfire's friend.

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Morgana the Witch


Morgana -- allegedly the daughter of Morgan Le Fay -- is a powerful witch who ran into Wonder Woman and Supergirl during the early 1970s. She's rather chaotic and probably bipolar ; she may have been intended to carry her own book before the DC Implosion.

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Firestorm

(Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond)

An upgrade of Firestorm's official stats. This entry is the first in a series and covers the original Stein/Raymond form of Firestorm.

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