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Cardinal 1 Feb 11 2003, 1:30 pm show options

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I'm a collector, not of comic books (I'd rather read 'em than preserve
'em), but of superheroes who are no longer in the spotlight. I have books
starring characters whose names would make some of the most rabid comics
fans say, "Who?"


Some of thses heroes would make for excellent crossover stories with
Marvel heroes. While I realize this may never happen (partly because some
of them came from comic companies that are now defunct), I've composed a
list of the ones I'd like to see paying a visit to the MU:


THUNDERBUNNY:
This creation of Martin L. Greim looks like a long-eared parody of the
original Captain Marvel, but he's actually a lot more "human" and the
stories a little more down to earth -- not much, but a little. I have a
downloaded 34KB GIF of the character, if anyone would like for me to post it
(he said hopefully).


T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS:
Not related to the Bunny (although they did cross over in his 11th
issue), these members of The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement
Reserves would be a natural to work alongside the Avengers.


THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS:
This gathering of some of the finest heroes of MLJ Publications (now
known as Archie Comics) was originally intended to be a knockoff of the
Avengers, but the group and its members have since taken on a character all
their own. BTW, they too teamed up with Thunderbunny in an issue of BLUE
RIBBON COMICS; that rabbit gets around.


THE SHIELD:
This MLJ character may look like an imitation of Captain America, but in
fact Joe Higgins was fighting crooks and saboteurs *before* Steve Rogers got
started (PEP COMICS #1, Jan. 1940). Still active today (as a result of
being "preserved" after WW2, just like CA) and a member of the Mighty
Crusaders, the Shield could fit easily into the Marvel Universe.


E-MAN:
This "energy man" from the stars has been sporadically appearing in
comics since the 1970s, fighting alongside his girlfriend Nova Kane, their
pet koala Teddy Q, and private detective Michael Mauser (who hates being
called "Mickey").


HERBIE:
Herbie Popnecker, known to his father as "that little fat nothing," has
powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Sometimes he wears a
homemade costume and calls himself "The Fat Fury," but most of the time he
dresses nomally and wanders through bizarre, surreal adventures, armed with
nothing but his lollipop. This guy could drive even Howard the Duck insane.


CROSSFIRE:
As "human heroes" go, this Eclipse character's got 'em all beat. No
powers or special weapons, and he never lets us forget that he's a person,
not a demigod -- and without getting whiny or pathetic, unlike certain
others.


Does anyone have an opinion on any of the above prospects? (And be
polite, or I'll bop you with this here lollipop!) Does anyone have any
names to add to this list; any characters that aren't exactly famous
nowadays, but would make for great crossovers in the MU?


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DomDawes Feb 11 2003, 2:32 pm show options

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<< T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS:
These


members of The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves would
be a natural to work alongside the Avengers


. >>

DC recently released an Archives of their early issues.
Several attempts have been made since the early 80s to revive them with little
success.
The best was by a short-lived company called Deluxe Comics who recruited a
number of big names to write and draw the characters including Steve Englehart,
George Perez, Keith Giffen, Steve Ditko, Dave Cockrum, and Jerry Ordway.
Between the fact that DC is reprinting the original Tower Comics books, and the
problems in dealing with the supposed current rights owner about new material,
Marvel probably wouldn't touch them.


<<


THE SHIELD:
This MLJ character may look like an imitation of Captain America, but in fact
Joe Higgins was fighting crooks and saboteurs *before* Steve Rogers got
started (PEP COMICS #1, Jan. 1940). Still active today (as a result of being
"preserved" after WW2, just like CA) and a member of the Mighty Crusaders, the
Shield could fit easily into the Marvel Universe


. >>

Actually, there are TWO Shields from MLJ, one of which is a Simon/Kirby
version. Considering the lawsuit currently going on with Joe Simon, don't hold
your breath.


My personal hope would be to see Doc Savage (who Marvel already integrated into
the Marvelverse in the 70s) and The Shadow (maybe appearing with The Invaders
in 30s-40s stories), but Conde Nast/Advance wants so much money for rights that
it wouldn't happen.


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Todd Tamanend Clark Feb 11 2003, 4:40 pm show options

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> "Cardinal 1" posted, pontificated, and polled thusly:

> I'm a collector, not of comic books (I'd rather read 'em than preserve
> 'em), but of superheroes who are no longer in the spotlight. I have
> books starring characters whose names would make some of the
> most rabid comics fans say, "Who?"


> Some of thses heroes would make for excellent crossover stories
> with Marvel heroes. While I realize this may never happen (partly
> because some of them came from comic companies that are now
> defunct), I've composed a list of the ones I'd like to see paying a visit
> to the Marvel Universe:



[SNIP INTERESTING LIST.]


> Does anyone have any names to add to this list; any characters that
> aren't exactly famous nowadays, but would make for great crossovers
> in the MU?


Assuming that you are excluding any characters from DC from the list,
I would recommend:

Arizona
Aztec Ace
Eliza Maza
Fly-Girl
Jaguar God
Laura Moonsong Pike
Luba
Ms. Tree
NoMan
Rainmaker
Raven (THUNDER Agent)
Renegade Spawn
Ripclaw
Silverback
Snowman
The Jaguar (Ralph Hardy)
The Shield (Lance Strong)
Tishominga Twelvetrees
Tongue & Lash
Turok (Son Of Stone)
Victorio Santana
Xel & Xoc


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Ian Warner Feb 12 2003, 12:22 am show options

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Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:28:35 -0600
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"Cardinal 1" <cardin...@erols.com> wrote in message


news:b2bfep$qif$1@bob.news.rcn.net...

> I'm a collector, not of comic books (I'd rather read 'em than preserve
> 'em), but of superheroes who are no longer in the spotlight. I have books
> starring characters whose names would make some of the most rabid comics
> fans say, "Who?"

> Some of thses heroes would make for excellent crossover stories with
> Marvel heroes. While I realize this may never happen (partly because some
> of them came from comic companies that are now defunct), I've composed a
> list of the ones I'd like to see paying a visit to the MU:



I'd like to see Cap'n America team up with Next Man from Comico...
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