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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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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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Crime Doctor

(Pre-Crisis Earth-2 version)

DC's original Crime Doctor, who clashed with Batman back in 1943. He's a doctor... who likes crime !

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Doctor Droom


A very early Marvel character who didn't work, but served as a first attempt of sorts at Doctor Strange.

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Mister Phun


A tough henchman type who only appeared once, but is sort of fun and certainly is useful to have.

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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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Queen Clea

(Pre-Crisis version)

The Golden Age version of Queen Clea of Atlantis, an enemy of Wonder Woman.

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Iron Fist

(Danny Rand) (gisted profile)

An overview of Iron Fist up to the early 2000s, to hold the line until we can run more detailed research.

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Matador

(Juan)

The second Matador, a modern mercenary gladiator who appeared in a 2006 Daredevil story. Rapier expert.

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Guff


One of those giant thug types we're so fond of. Tough guy whose fists feel no pain.

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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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Harlequin

(Molly Maynne)

This is the Golden Age Harlequin, a criminal who chased Green Lantern (Alan Scott) to marry him. She's pretty interesting and had quite a career, actually.

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Gambler

(Steven Sharpe III)

A 1940s themed villain who chiefly clashed with Green Lantern. Skills, daring and luck.

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Fantomex

(Grant Morrison version)

This profile is specifically about Fantomex as written by Grant Morrison. Superhuman expert in misdirection, manipulation, combat and intelligence channelling several classic European anti-heroes.

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Flash

(Jay Garrick) (Classic)

A gisted profile for the Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick), who marked the beginning of the Golden Age proper.

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