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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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Atomic-Man


An obscure 1960 enemy of Batman, with transmutation eyebeams. The profile also has design notes discussing this kind of modelisation.

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Jester

(Jonathan Powers) (Part #1 -1960s/1980s)

One of the older enemies of Daredevil (Matt Murdock). He's one of those baddies who actually have plenty of range and potential if you pay a bit of attention. As of June of 2020, this profile was entirely redone.

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Eel

(Leopold Stryke)

Silver Age themed Marvel minor villain wot got killed by the Bronze Age. He was a convenient 1960s/1970s jobber. As of May of 2020, we've slipped in a complete, electrifying overhaul of this profile.

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Annihilus

(Part #1 - 1960s/70s)

A great space menace from another universe. And one of Marvel Comics' notable villains. As of March of 2020, this entry has been entirely redone. It now covers but the 1960s and 1970s, since even just that is a lot of info.

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Steeplejack

(Jack Mallard)

An obscure Luke Cage 1970s villain with a construction theme. Near-superhuman strength and themed weapons. As of March of 2020, we added brick-and-mortar Mutants & Masterminds stats. This profile has also received illustrations and texts overhaul at... some point in 2019.

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Icicle

(Joar Makent part #1])

The Golden Age version of the character, though he endured into the 1990s. Criminal, genius, wielder of the cold gun. As of January of 2020, this profile was overhauled for concision and smoother reading. It was also cleft in two to facilitate reading on smartphones.

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Melter

(Bruno Horgan)

A villain with a fairly powerful beam weapon who clashed with Iron Man from 1963 to 1986. As of January of 2020, this entry had its texts edited for style. It also received Meltants & Melterminds TTRPG stats.

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Mind-Wave


He fought Daredevil and Uri Geller in 1976. Yes, really. Telepathic powers, telepathic tank, telepathic henchmen. As of October of 2019, this profile was revised and updated.

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Shocker

(Herman Schultz) (Profile #1 - 1960s, 1970s, 1980s)

The "classic" (well, if you're in your 40s I guess) part of Spider-Man foe the Shocker's career - 1967-1989, before Marvel started fleshing out his simple characterisation. A good stock jobber, I think. As of July of 2019, this profile received yet another editing pass, plus M&M stats that are trying not to make a vibrator joke.

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Man-at-Arms


The inventor and ordnance expert in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons.

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Doc Horror


The founder and leader of the monsters-hunting Nocturnals. From Dan Brereton's cool painted comics. Doc is a very pulps-ish two-fisted scientist.

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Mer-Man

(He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)

One of the recurrent jobber baddies in the 1980s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons.

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Master Mind Excello

(Earl Everett)

Obscure 1940 proto-Marvel super-hero. All-knowing and nigh-invincible defender of America. As of January of 2019, this profile received excellent M&M stats and was mindfully remastered.

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Big Wheel tactical intrusion team

(Global Frequency)

From Warren Ellis' Global Frequency story "Big Wheel", an elite ad-hoc commando tasked with an unenviable and desperate task. Neat example of high-end operatives with specialised skills and some near-future technology.

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Ivy

(Isabella Valentine)

One of the most famous characters in the Soul Calibur fighting video games. Magical whip-sword, martial arts, alchemy. As of January of 2019, this profile was rewritten, updated, upgraded. Generally, we've made it more well-rounded.

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Carina Nekhjevani

(Ziggurat video game)

A made-up heroic fantasy character, inspired by minor Heretic/Hexen-like video game Ziggurat. Young legless alchemist with a thousand grudges, and a magical arsenal. As the song goes, odds are she won't live to see tomorrow.

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Master Bison

(Tom's profile) (A.k.a. Vega)

The famous Big Bad in early Street Fighter video games. Super-martial-artist, crime lord, technologist, psychic. As of December of 2018, Tom harnessed his dreaded Psycho Power and punched this old profile of his into shape. Also, we're now using the US version of the names since sticking to the Japanese one was more confusing.

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Destructor

(Kerwin Korman)

An early, obscure foe of Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) with a powerful tachyon blast and science and engineering skills. He's very late Silver Age/early Bronze Age in style as well as in chronology. As of November of 2018, this entry has been revised for concision, then brought up to date.

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Mister Who


An obscure yet perfectly viable enemy of Doctor Fate, mostly seen during the 1940s. Growth and (sometimes) physical adaptation/morphing powers. Criminal mastermind type.

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Night-Owl

(1940s Superman enemy)

A criminal mastermind with darkness technology. He fought Superman and Lois Lane in 1942. Those were the days, my friend.

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Monster

(Jason Rogers)

One of the notable enemies of the Justice Society of America during the 1940s - there aren't that many, really. He's a cliché yet he works pretty well.

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Future Man

(Timely Comics)

A 1946 proto-Marvel time-travelling villain, who fought the All-Winners (the post-War version of the Invaders, more or less). He's confirmed to have existed in the Marvel Universe, and seems useful.

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Mister Kline the Assassin


A strange, sinister manipulator from the far future. He appeared in an early sort of Marvel crossover, back during the 1970s. As of July of 2018, this profile was upgraded, received HD illustrations, and got time-travelling psychotic M&M stats.

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Deadly Nightshade

(Tilda Johnson) (Part #2 - the 1990s and 2000s)

This is the second part of our Deadly Nightshade profile, with a link to the first. Artificial werewolves ! Captain America with fur ! Harlem mobs ! Genetically engineering dragons ! Brain surgery ! The Black Panther ! Twice ! And more !

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Deadly Nightshade

(Tilda Johnson) (Part #1 - the 1970s and 1980s)

A polymath mad scientist who started out as teenage girl from the ghetto. Nightshade brings a *lot* to the table, from her innumerable inventions and weapons to her career, moral ambiguities and character growth. As of July of 2018, this profile is being cleft in two shorter profiles.

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Faceless One


Devious space alien mastermind and technologists (and perhaps weapons dealer). As of May of 2018, this entry was reviewed, had its illustrations redone, and received M&M stats that may actually be sinister alien robots.

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Sarnak, Master of the Army of Fear


Urban horror villain with special sonics and an army of near-C.H.U.D.s. Fought the Werewolf by Night back the days. As of March of 2018, this profile was overhauled and given sonically-engineered M&M stats.

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Ironheart

(Riri Williams) (Part #1)

Super-genius Riri Williams during her early career, as she becomes the armoured Ironheart because Tony Stark painted himself in a corner *again*. Part #1 of 2 !

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S.T.O.R.M. and the Gene Dogs


One of 'em sekrit comic book hi-tech organisations. This covert law enforcement body with slightly superhuman soldiers was seen in early 1990s Marvel UK comic books.

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