Ink Stains 89: Amra 58-61

The big grandaddy of fantasy fanzines, Amra! Not one, but four issues! Amra 58-61: 1973-1974 Edited and published by George H. Scithers Amra may be the longest, or close to the longest running fanzine of all time. The only othe...
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Character Spotlight: Metallo

  One of the few people who is a genuine threat to Superman and his Kryptonian family, yet never used in a movie. He could be a hero but his villainous side always wins out. A heart of Kryptonite fuels him and empowers him...
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Character Spotlight: Plastic Man

Able to stretch over tall buildings in a single step. Can transform into a locomotive. Bouncy enough to reflect speeding bullets. Plastic Man! Former criminal turned immortal hero. That may sound like a stretch but you don̵...
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Character Spotlight: The Riddler

Riddle me this! What lures bats but never catches them? The Riddler! Why leave a trail of a “perfect” crime? If he’s so smart, why isn’t he rich? When is a villain not so bad? Where can you find these an...
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Character Spotlight: Vandal Savage

Since the dawn of time he’s been around to cause misery in search of power. He has outlived entire civilizations and will outlive a thousand more. He’s been some of the most infamous figures in history or assisted t...
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Character Spotlight: Doctor Nemesis

He’s over 100 years old. He’s smarter than most people combined. He’s not the safest person to be around. He’s a real doctor. He is Doctor Nemesis. So how does a man who is roughly 110 years old go about...
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Character Spotlight: Etta Candy

She’s been best friends with Wonder Woman since World War 2. She’s impressed the Amazons with her skills. She’s able to stand side-by-side with superheroes. She knows the healing power of candy. Who is she? Th...
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Character Spotlight: Phantom Lady

Now you see her and now you don’t! Phantom Lady’s been fighting crime since World War 2 and there’s been more than one person donning that yellow getup and title. So who are these women and what did they do to...
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Character Spotlight: Wildcat

The best fighters can pick themselves back up to keep swinging. Ted Grant was such a fighter, so much so, he gained powers that allowed him to do this even when death should take him down. Who is he? The Wildcat! Who are we goi...
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Character Spotlight: Al Pratt

Never judge someone by their size. Superheroes especially so in this regard. Small just means a concentration of all that power they hold. One of the first superheroes to prove this was Al Pratt, the original Atom. How does a l...
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Ink Stains 79: RBCC 134

RBCC was one of the longest running and most consistently excellent fanzines around, come see why! RBCC 134: March 1977 Editor and Publisher: James Van Hise I have covered one other issue of this incredibly consistent publicati...
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Character Spotlight: Jay Garrick

Many people today think of either Barry Allen or Wally West as the fastest man alive. There was a time where that title belonged to one personĀ 75 years ago who came out racing on the comics page. Jay Garrick, the original, the...
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