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Man who was death

(Edgar Bowman)

From the first, 1950 issue of The Crypt of Terror by EC Comics. The series would soon become Tales from the Crypt. He's a deranged murderer, of course.

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Raccoon


The half-human mobster Raccoon is also an ally of the Nocturnals, as seen in Dan Brereton's painted comics. And thus our Nocturnals writeups arc ends. It's a bit sad.

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Starfish

(Nocturnals)

Everybody's favourite cranky frog mermaid with paired .45s, from Dan Brereton's neat The Nocturnals series of painted comics.

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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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Polychrome

(Pollyanna Shale)

The benign angel/ghost in Dan Brereton's Nocturnals comic books. A healer and psychopomp. As of June of 2019, this profile arose from the dead in a new, shiny, much improved form.

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Gunwitch


A good guy (more or less) zombie gunman who never misses. From the atmospheric Nocturnals comics. As of June of 2019, this profile was entirely redone and sewed back together.

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Halloween Girl


A witchy little girl who grew up in a strange, darkly magical environment. One of the main characters in Dan Brereton's Nocturnals painted comics. As of May of 2019, this profile was entirely redone and reillustrated and rewighten.

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Firelion


From Dan Brereton's painted Nocturnals comics. Lone samurai, ex-detective, ex-drifter fugitive, pyrokinetic synthesoid, trenchcoat-and-katana enthusiast. As of May of 2019, this oldbad entry was burned to the ground and redone.

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Nocturnals

(Base camp article)

Our "base camp" article about Dan Brereton's Nocturnals comics. To present the basics of the universe, and how it seems to work.

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Marvel Boy

(Bob Grayson profile #1 - 1950s version)

This is Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson) as published by Timely Comics during the early 1950s - the Golden Age version of the character. Includes a full description of his adventures and how to make them explicitly in continuity. As of April of 2019, this profile was overhauled. It also received M&M stats which you can read for free, which sounds...

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El Tigre


An obscure enemy of the early X-Men, then of Ka-Zar and Mockingbird, back in the days. He was never quite developed but he has ties to Latin American mobs, the Mayan gods, the Savage Land, oil cartels and other uncommon story elements. So there's potential here.

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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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Terror

(Laslo Pevely)

A fairly obscure Golden Age killer vigilante with minor powers and a sinister Gothic appearance. As of October of 2017, the Terror has received skull-faced M&M stats. And as of June of 2018, the illustrations were redone and the text was combed back.

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Tigress

(Zatara enemy)

An early (1938) Golden Age villainess who fought Zatara the Magician (DC Comics' Mandrake expy). She has an interesting legacy, she does. Now with elegantly striped M&M stats, to boot.

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Mad Pharaoh


Another very early foe of Iron Man (Tony Stark). Time-travelling Ancient Egyptian evil sorcerer, so it prolly was a Monday.

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Gargantus II


He's a giant hypnotic caveman robot, as was the style of the day. He's also the first-superpowered foe Iron Man fought.

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Great Video

(Heathrow Vance)

A bad guy with "radioactive vision" powers who fought Marvel Boy (Timely Comics) in 1950. Quite cromulent if you need an Atomic Age villain.

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Magician from Mars


One of the earliest comic book super-powered heroines, debuting in 1940. An odd, brief-lived character with unlimited powers.

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Fantomah


Fantomah is probably the first super-powered heroine in US comics. She starred in pretty weird stories starting in 1940, and is a powerful mystical guardian.

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Generic Vahine

(The Tiger-Women of Wildmoon Mountain)

Here they are at least - the tiger women of Wildmoon Mountain with their potions, their flying tiger mounts, and so on. They once attacked The Jungle protected by Fantomah.

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Jungle Demon


A fiendish foe of Fantomah armed with the evil eye and a titanic pet snake. But it wasn't his fault, not really - not that Fantomah really cares.

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Flaming Claws


Weird monsters who fought Fantomah in a 1940s Jungle Comics issue. They're pretty good if you need a distinctive yet basic monster.

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Arco

(The super-scientist of long ago)

A mummy super-scientist from long ago - with a blinding ray, of course. He clashed with the great Fantomah, with predictable results.

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Lucky Campo


The pulpish super-competent hero from the Time Portal series of novels. Spoiler - these novels are about time travel. Our profile covers the first book in the series.

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Shadow

(Matt Wagner's version)

This is specifically the version of The Shadow who appears in the excellent Year One miniseries by Matt Wagner.

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Margo Lane

(Matt Wagner's The Shadow: Year One)

The version of Margo Lane -- The Shadow's "friend and companion" -- appearing in Matt Wagner's excellent The Shadow: Year One for Dynamite Comics.

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Rigged Man

(Brigade Chimerique version) (L'Homme Truqué)

1920s French super-hero from the superb graphic novels The Chimera Brigade - a war veteran whose eyes were replaced with "electric vision".

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The Black Child

(Niourk)

A profile for L'Enfant Noir in the classic 1950s French sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel Niourk. I don't think it was ever translated into English, so here's your chance to know about it.

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