Character Spotlight: Erik Killmonger

Exiled from his home. Stewing in contempt and vengeance. Eyes on the throne. Xenophobia as a weapon. Erik Killmonger wasn’t always his name but it’s the one he’d use to gain infamy in Wakanda. How did he get e...
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Character Spotlight: Polaris

A magnetic powerhouse. Daughter of a mutant supremacist. Lorna Dane is a powerful mutant, like her father, Magneto. She’s more often than not been on the side of trying to help mutant and human alike. So where did she com...
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Character Spotlight: Brainiac 5

Deep into the future, a species formed by a robot forefather, a villain that could wipe out planets, will have a descendant who will become a great hero. He will join other heroes to form a Legion. They will take inspiration fr...
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Character Spotlight: Black Widow

She’s become one of the most recognizable spies in the world, you’d think that’d be a problem but she probably likes the challenge. She’s gone from working in the shadows to being a prime member of the A...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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