Ink Stains 100: SpaFon 5

The hundredth column! Befitting that milestone, feast your eyes on…Spa Fon 5, featuring Frazetta, Steranko, Kaluta, Wrightson, Frank Brunner, and many more! Spa Fon 5: September 1969 Publisher and primary editor: Rich Hau...
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Character Spotlight: The Ray

It all started with an air balloon ride gone bad and turned into so much more. Isn’t that how life always goes? It certainly does if you take on the mantle of The Ray. Several people have taken the name over the years. Wh...
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Character Spotlight: Green Hornet

Most heroes have secret identities but few have even their status as a hero kept just as secret. Green Hornet uses an extra layer of deception to aide in his war on crime. How and why does a hero take on the role of a villain t...
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Character Spotlight: The Crypt-Keeper

Greetings, creeple of all ages! He’s the host with the most! Most what? Puns and viscera, it seems. Who am I talking about? The Crypt-Keeper! The host of Tales from the Crypt, a horror comics classic and a staple of ̵...
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Ink Stains 95: Infinity 3

If there was one fanzine that epitomized the term, “artzine,” it was Infinity, with issue three containing Jeff Jones, Berni Wrightson, Frank Brunner, Michael Kaluta and much more! Infinity 3: 1971 Editors and publi...
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Character Spotlight: Cheetah

Cheetah’s are born hunters. It makes sense to mimic them when deciding to go after the most dangerous prey, the Amazonian, Wonder Woman. Several have gone by the name Cheetah, all have been enemies to Diana Prince. How do...
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Character Spotlight: Billy Batson (Shazam)

SHAZAM! Just by saying that name, Billy Batson becomes Earth’s mightiest mortal. Wielding the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achillies, and the speed o...
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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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