Character Spotlight: Hela

She comes from the land of the ice and snow, a mix of Asgard and Jotunheim. She rules over the dead, but not all those who die. Who is Hela, though? What’s her deal with Thor and Loki? Let’s find out! Born from Loki...
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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...
by kenmeyerjr
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Ink Stains 98: All Dynamic Special, 5/6, 7

It’s all Alan Light all day! All Dynamic 5/6, 7, plus the Special! All Dynamic 5/6, 7, and All Dynamic Special: 1970 Editor and publisher: Alan Light As I stated in an earlier column or two of Ink Stains, the publisher an...
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Character Spotlight: Volstagg

A mighty Asgardian with a love for life, food, and adventure. Larger than life and bombastic as can be, Volstagg is the party animal of the Warriors Three. The tank of Thor’s allies when it comes time to throw down. Who i...
by Dr. Bustos
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Character Spotlight: Scrooge McDuck

He’s tougher than the toughies and smarter than the smarties. He’s worth five multiplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents. His life is like a hurricane. He solves myst...
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Ink Stains 97: CPL 8

Neal Adams, John Byrne, Craig Russell, Howard Chaykin, Don Maitz…all this and more in CPL 8! CPL 8: 1974 Editor/publisher: Bob Layton Anyone who follows this column knows what high regards I have for the fanzine, Contempo...
by kenmeyerjr
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Character Spotlight: The Vulture

Flying into theaters for the first time. He’s one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes and I mean that in every sense of the word “old.” He’s the Vulture! How does someone get such advanced technology? Why ...
by Dr. Bustos
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Character Spotlight: Lockjaw

Technically, he’s a nightmare incarnate, a dog who can teleport. Can you imagine trying to take care of such a dog? No fence could hold him. Thankfully, Lockjaw is a good dog and knows when to stick around and when to get...
by Dr. Bustos
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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: Professor Zoom, the Reverse-Flash

What’s worse than an unfeeling killer? An unfeeling killer who has superspeed! One who can travel through time, vibrate through walls, and kill you in the blink of an eye. How did such a person come to be? Why is he like ...
by Dr. Bustos
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Ink Stains 93: Ultrazine 17

See early work by Mitch O’Connell, Mark Heike and more in issue 17 of Matt Bucher’s Ultrazine! Ultrazine 17: October 1979 Editor and publisher: Matt Bucher If you read this column regularly, you will have read one i...
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Character Spotlight: Elasti-Girl

No, not the character from that Pixar movie, she’s the original Elasti-Girl from Doom Patrol! I guess I should back up but thought that should get taken care of. She can grow and shrink to incredible sizes and even choose...
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