Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Steel Pulse

Danger, excitement, action, victory, violence, humiliation, and mysterious villains! Do I have your attention yet? Well, all of those words grace the cover of Steel Pulse #1, and when I saw them, they grabbed my attention immed...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Saguarrior

Saguarrior #0 (pronounced Sah-warrior) was published by LoS Comics in 1997. The comic’s namesake is an amalgam of the words Saguaro (a giant cactus indigenous to South-Western North America) and warrior (one who is enga...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Marshal Law

Marshal Law was one of the harbingers of the anti-hero zeitgeist of the mid-nineties. The character was obviously inspired by titles such as Marvelman, Watchmen, and the Dark Knight Returns. Co-creator Keven O’ Neil even ack...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Dude Japan

Dude Japan is a character that was created by Sam Kieth for a comic book called Friends of Maxx. It debuted in 1996 and was published by Image Comics. Originally intended to be an ongoing series, it was canceled after the third...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Fight-Man

The preface to the comic’s title, says it all: Everyone Hates Fight-Man! Co-created, written, and illustrated by Evan Dorkin (Fun with Milk & Cheese), Fight-Man #1 is a fun romp into the world of super hero satire, wi...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: The Thespian

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed a Kabuki warrior, a lucha libre wrestler, and a Victorian musketeer? Well, neither have I, but The Thespian nipped any future curiosities I might have in the bud. He’...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Skate-Man

Simply put, Skate-Man #1 is the greatest work Neal Adams ever committed to paper. It was created, written, and illustrated by Adams and was published by Pacific Comics in 1983. Skate-Man is a masterwork of beauty and ridiculous...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Brute Force

Brute Force is a comic that was published by Marvel Comics about a team of animals with robotic exoskeletons who fight Uzi wielding clown mercenaries, carnivorous mutant plants, and godless mad scientists. If you think this ope...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Deathmark

This week’s profile is dedicated to a Deadpool/ Punisher hybrid who rocks an insulated black unitard. He’s faster than a coffee-weaned feral kitten, has more agility than a cybernetic spider-monkey, and is more deadly ...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: The Shade

Welcome to another edition of Unsung Characters of Comicdom! This week’s anomalous profile is dedicated to AC Comics’ supramundane sensation known as the The Shade! First Appearance: Americomics #1 (1983) Alias/ Cod...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Clint the Carrot

The Inedible Adventures of Clint the Carrot is one of many independent black and white comic books produced in Nashville, TN during the early nineties. The name of the company that published it was Hog Leg Comics, which pulls a...
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Unsung Characters of Comicdom: Lord C’Thulu

In February of 1928, HP Lovecraft penned a tale that was published in a pulp magazine called Weird Tales. This short story was titled The Call of Cthulhu, and it dropped into the well spring of literary consciousness, creating ...
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