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Peter Cannon… Thunderbolt !


An interesting 1966-1967 Charlton Comics hero. Not unlike a proto-Iron Fist. As of September of 2020, this profile received an editorial review - plus M&M stats that can do it, that must do it, that will do it !

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Superwoman

(Lois Lane in 1943)

In 1943, a dreaming Lois Lane became the first Superwoman. It was a short but intriguing story, and clearly it can be made even better by adding RPG stats. I mean, that's obvious to everyone, right ?

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Michel Vaillant

(Late 1950s)

Michel Vaillant is a venerable series of French graphic novels, about automobile racing and other things that go vroom-vroom. This profile covers the earliest, 1957-1962 GNs. So it's full of vintage cars from that time.

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Yoko Tsuno

(Part #1)

A big article full of stuff about Yoko Tsuno, one of the old-school heroines of Franco-Belgian adventure graphic novels. A highly positive, omni-competent brainy engineer who's had many adventures across the world, time, and space. As of February of 2018, this article was split in two. It was a bit long to read in one sitting.

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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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Jimmy Olsen

(During the Silver Age, as Superman's Pal)

An overview of Jimmy Olsen as he specifically appeared in those goofy, surreal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Pal comics of the Silver Age. Super duper !

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Joker

(DC Tangent version)

This is the Tangent Comics version of the Joker - from a separate DC Comics continuity. Anti-authoritarian, acrobatic vigilante with novelty gadgets and some curiously Batman-like aspects. And she's a curious precursor to Harley Quinn. I thought she was pretty cool, and sadly underused.

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Tintin


The most classic Franco-Belgian comics character, who has been active since 1929. An overview of his career, and full coverage of his stats, personality, skills, etc.

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Samaritan

(Astro City)

In the wonderful Astro City setting, he's about 75% Superman and 25% Captain Marvel. Very powerful, iconic, perfect super-hero and saviour.

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Superman

(Superman Chronicles vol. 1)

Superman during his earliest appearances (1938-1939).

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Captain Marvel

(1941 Republic serial version)

The version of Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) in the 1941 Republic serial, the first comic book adaptation to video. Shazam !

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Superman

(George Reeves TV version)

This is the version of Superman that appeared in the fondly-remembered 1950s TV show Adventures of Superman, as played by George Reeves.

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Spider-Man

(Peter Parker) (Year One profile)

An emergent history profile describing Spider-Man (Peter Parker) exactly as he was during his first dozen appearances.

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Jack McGee


The reporter who obsessively chased the Hulk during the 1978 The Incredible Hulk TV show. Why shouldn't he get a profile, heh ?

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Superman

(Secret Identity version)

From Kurt Busiek's Secret Identity, a version of Superman who lives in the "real" world where Superman is just a comic book. This covers his entire life.

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Wildcat

(Yolanda Montez)

Yolanda Montez, the Wildcat featured in Infinity, Inc. by DC Comics during the 1980s. She was never really used or developed, though.

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Green Hornet

(Britt Reid) (Matt Wagner take for Dynamite)

One of the essential mystery men - masked vigilantes from the pulps and radio series. Tremble, evil !

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Newsboy Army

(7 Soldiers)

1940s kid adventurers à la Jack Kirby, seen in Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers comics meta-series.

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Manhattan Guardian


An impressive cop turned street-level superhero with a shield, patterned after the Golden Age Guardian (Jim Harper). From Grant Morrison's fantastic Seven Soldiers epic.

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Question

(Vic Sage) (Steve Ditko take)

This profile is for the original, Steve Ditko version of The Question as published by Charlton Comics. It also covers the penumbra later versions until the character reinvents himself as the Dennis O'Neil version of The Question.

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Superman

(Clark Kent) (Earth-1 version, PRE-CRISIS SCALE)

A primarily technical DC Heroes RPG article about Superman as he generally existed before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, using the pre-Crisis power scale.

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Superman

(Clark Kent) (As he was in 1942)

One of our retro profiles about Supes. This one's about his 1942 powers, personality, appearance, etc.

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Carl Kolchak

(Darren McGavin take)

An exceptionally dogged journalist who investigated some of the greatest supernatural murder cases of the early 1970s, in The Night Stalker TV movie and beyond.

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