Monday, June 18, 2018

Antagonizing Animal Aggressors

Some superheroes, such as Animal Man and Jungle Man, as well as superheroines such as Vixen and Wildcat, possessed powers mirroring those of animals. Various villains, such as Byth, Kung and the Changleings could even transform their bodies to replicate various animals.

On Earth-One, a bankrupt company known as Repli-Tech Industries had their entire board of directors made over as different types of animals using a DNA splicing technology developed by Doctor Lovecraft. Led by their CEO Rex Rogan, who had himself now became a man-lion, they decided to create a sporting venue known as the Arena wherein they would attract wealthy elite to fund their gladiatorial competitions. This drew the attention of the Justice League of America, who along with Rogan's girlfriend Irene who now opposed her ex's agenda. After battling the Ani-Men, the League determined that their adversaries were losing their humanity and left them on an island of the coast of Newfoundland as beasts to live out their lives.

On Earth-Two, Ivan Caroff along with his assistant Carl Carey had developed a radiation treatment that would transform those bathed in its lights into various animals. Seeking to fund his criminal schemes, Caroff's various minions attracted the attention of Starman who unleashed his inner ferocious feline when he was made into a lion, causing Caroff to himself mutate into a pig following the conclusion of their battle.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Twice-Told Tales: Envy Exacerbates Evil Empresses

Jealously is a bitter root and the heart of many a foul deed. And this often brings out the worst in a person, in their disposition, in their decisions, in their actions. Such an insidious emotion was that which consumed two women in twin universes, which caused two Batmen trouble.

Poison Ivy was Pamela Isley, a former university student with an expertise in botany who turned to crime when she was jilted in  love by her duplicitous course instructor. She first made the scene in Earth-One's Gotham City by calling out three women for their meager criminal endeavors compared to her own. These women, Dragon Fly, Silken Spider and Tiger Moth, were led into a trap which also ensnared both Batman and Robin, until the Dynamic Duo turned the tables on her scheme. She would return.

Catwoman was Selina Kyle, a divorcee who was jilted out of her spousal support when her abusive husband cast her out for protesting. Seeking to steal from those who like her husband were both wealthy in money yet poor in heart, she began a long running adversarial relationship with the Dynamic Duo of Earth-Two. When author Neil Weston pens a book detailing the criminal careers of various female rogues, Kyle feels slighted when she herself is left off the list. Seeking to sabotage the production of a film based on this book, Catwoman continues to perplex actress Gala Kazon in her portrayals of the Delilah, the Wicked Witch and Circe. However, Batman and Robin eventually captured her. She ultimately married the object of her affection, former foe Bruce "Batman" Wayne.

While such tales never occurred with the Selina Kyle of Earth-One or Ivy's Earth-Two counterpart Flora Styles, time and circumstance could get the best of any... man or woman, young or old, good or evil... if they allowed jealously get a foothold in their hearts during a week moment.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Machavelian Masterminds versus Men of Metal: Vandal Savage versus Shining Knight

Perhaps the most persistent pest to the family El of Krypton-One was the second cousin, once removed, of Kal-El/Superman known as Kru-El. Seeking to develop a stockpile of banned weaponry for his own sinister purposes, this black sheep of the El's was captured and incarcerated by Kal's father Jor-El. Banished to the Phantom Zone, Kru-El would routinely throughout the years work alongside fellow prisoners of the Zone such as General Zod and Jax-Ur to attempt to exact revenged against the son of their jailer. On one occasion, Kru-El was instrumental in designing creatures known as Anachronids who disrupted space time continuum, which directly involved his cousin and fellow Justice Leaguer the Flash. This parallels what occurred with his cosmic twin as to bending history to his will.

The several encounters between Man of Steel and Man of Malice on Earth-One were mirrored on Earth-Two by Kru-El's counterpart Vandal Savage... and another metallic man alongside Kal-L! We now consider the long running enmity between Vandal Savage as Genghis Khan vs the Shining Knight, Sir Justin!

When Vandar Adg had been exposed to radiation from a blazing meteorite, he was imbued with immortality. As such, he lived for centuries while adopting various aliases as conquerors such as an ancient king of Sumner, Egyptian Pharaoh Cheops, Roman leader Julius Caesar, and other individuals who on Earth-One were individual men throughout the years. His last foray into direct conquest before becoming a power behind the scenes was as the Mongul ruler known as Genghis Khan. A young Khan aka Temujin of Earth-One had inadvertently been aided in his claim to power by a mistaken time lost Superboy, who saved his life twice!

As Superman, he would later redeem himself somewhat by leading a crushing defeat against Earth-Two's adult Genghis during an adventure with his fellow Justice League members, as well as that world's Justice Society and Law's Legionnaires. More on that later.

Several centuries prior to his appearance as Khan, as Vandal Savage this immortal was a feudal lord in England during the age of Camelot when he first encountered one of his most enduring adversaries, the Shining Knight. The Knight and his flying steed Winged Victory were investigating a massive dimensional tuning fork installed in the countryside next to Savage's castle by the ageless Monitor, placed there as well as four other key points in history on two earths to prevent them from being destroyed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. While the Knight along with Earth-One's Firestorm and Ice Maiden defended this fork from threats originating in the Anti-Matter Universe, it was the marvelously metallic armored Knight who aroused Vandal's interest that would develop over the years.

As Khan, Savage was plucked from the thirteen century do the twentieth century by the renegade scientist known as Doctor Doome. The Doctor had developed the means to traverse time, and employed various notorious conquerors from history including Attila the Hung, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte as well as Khan to lead Doome's minions in modern conquest. The members of Law's Legionnaires (or Seven Soldiers of Victory) were dispatched to deal with these individual threats, with Knight choosing Khan. No doubt, this battle helped Genghis to recall when as Savage he had first encountered the Knight. Once defeated, Khan returned to his native time. Perhaps during his foray into the future, Savage recalled his earlier meeting with another Legionnaire, Vigilante, when that hero was sent to Ancient Rome when Vandal was Julius Caesar.

Years later, the Legionnaires were thrust into the time stream after a battle with the Nebula Man, with each member arriving in a different historical era. Tied through the chronal device given to him by Doome, Khan was able to extract Shining Knight and bring him to the thirteen century in order to aid him in his conquest of China. It was during this occasion that the entity known as the Oracle dispatched teams of three heroes each to various eras in order to extract the Legionnaires and bring them back to their native era. Thus, it was Earth-Two's Sandman and Earth-One's Metamorpho and Superman who did this, with Superman's aforementioned victory versus Khan.

Vandal had as Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome Vandal had as Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome encountered a time-lost Vigilante of Law's Legionnaires as well as Rocky, a henchman of the Dummy. Then, centuries later as Count Lucovico, Savage met another of Law's Legionnaire in the Shining Knight, who sought the aid of Leonardo Da Vinci due to his invention of a time machine identical to that later used by the Dummy. It was that machine which the Dummy used in the 20th century to send all of the Legionnaires and his henchmen back to earlier eras.

Stealing this time machine and using it to pilfer from the Dummy in the 20th century, Savage would later utilize both technologies in Camelot and Colu-Two versus the Justice Society. encountered a time-lost Vigilante of Law's Legionnaires as well as Rocky, a henchman of the Dummy. Then, centuries later as Count Lucovico, Savage met another of Law's Legionnaire in the Shining Knight, who sought the aid of Leonardo Da Vinci due to his invention of a time machine identical to that later used by the Dummy. It was that machine which the Dummy used in the 20th century to send the Legionnaires and his henchmen back to earlier eras.

But this was not the end of Khan, as he would be pulled forward in time on one more occasion as a temporal phantom alongside other historical villains in order to battle the Patrol consisting of Fred, Pedro and Slim. Once returned to his earlier time period following defeat, Savage forsook being a direct ruler and instead assist others behind the scenes. As such, his first modern day appearance as Vandal Savage was versus first Green Lantern and then as a member of the Injustice Society versus the Lantern's Justice Society. He would return over the decades to battle the Society three more as well as the Flash of both earths. Eventually, Savage met his own world's Superman in ancient Camelot which he returned to in order to lead the Society into a trap and draw them to a planet of his own design in order to siphon the Man of Steel's power into himself. And the person who led Superman and the Society to Camelot to pursue Vandal? The Shining Knight who had a link to the villain throughout the centuries. Eventually, Savage moved to Earth-One for a few months, first attempting to change that world's history to make him a conqueror and later an insidious business man. After decisive defeats versus the Man of Steel and his old foe Immortal Man with the Forgotten Heroes assisting them, Vandal Savage disappeared from Earth-One.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Blonde Bombshells Bravely Battle Badness

Lena Thorul and Liandly Tyic were girls who encountered the wonders of space which literally opened their minds to new realities

Lena was the younger sister of future master criminal Lex Luthor of Earth-One, whose "space-brain" device accidentally bequeathed telepathic and telekinetic abilities upon her. When her brother turned criminal, her parents changed their family name to Thorul, and soon after died in a car crash. In her late teens, Lena's powers manifested and she soon became best friends with fellow orphan Linda Lee aka Supergirl. In fact, Lena impersonated the Girl of Steel more than once, and was even used as a pawn by a third lass who looked like Lena and Linda, Lesla-Lar of Kandor. Eventually, Lena joined the FBI and married fellow agent Jeff Colby. She would later be a widow and single mom, eventually learning of her brother's alias.

Liandly accidentally activate her father's teleportation device which sent her from her native planet Rolez to Earth-Two. There she met that world's Clark Kent and his wife Lois, who briefly assumed guardianship of her, and conceived of a normal name for her in the form of Linda Lee... the same name that Earth-One's Supergirl and Lena's best friend used. On her new world, she gained telepathic and telekinetic abilities which she used alongside Superman to defeat the criminal Colonel Future. As such, the hero gave her the nickname of Super-Girl. Shortly thereafter, her powers returned her to Rolez.. And that world found a parallel with the adopted world of Earth-One's Lex in Lexor!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Supergirls throughout the Ages and Earths

Several supergirls appeared on Earths One and Two to aid the men:
  • Kara Zor-El and Kara Zor-L as Supergirl and Power Girl, cousins of the Supermen and standard bearers for the name.
  • Lesla-Lar of Kandor and Kara-Lar of Symbioship, mental maidens fighting each Kara in her own mind.for control.
  • Lois Lane and her counterpart, each donned the role of the first Superwomen, their greatest power was stealing Superman's heart.
  • Luma Lynai and Tharka, each powerless on Earth, tried to capture the attention of the Supermen during visits to their worlds.
  • Lena Thorul and Liandly Tyic were the other Super-Girls, lookalikes for the Girls of Steel with telepathic and telekinetic powers.
  • Lea Lindy the Marvel Maid of planet Terra and Jannie of planet Karma were lookalikes with superhuman physiques visiting Earth once.
  • Louise-L and Kara the Valkyrie came from 500,000 AD Earth-One and the Asgardian dimension of Earth-Two, subbing for the supergirls.
Of course, another Superwoman... a renegade Amazon of Earth-Three... was her world's Wonder Woman. And several more allies of the Men of Steel would also be classified as stellar supergirls.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winged Warriors in Gotham City: Both Good and Bad

While most notable for having the Caped Crusaders known as Batman and Robin gliding above the streets of Gotham City, this metropolis had its fair share of other individuals who made short but notable impressions on this town.

In June of 1951, the first of these individuals whom we'll considered today debuted. An unnamed man from a Scandinavian country known publicly as the caped crusader Wingman appeared. Inspired by the successful career of Earth-Two's Batman, Wingman joined him on a month's worth of cases in Gotham in order to train under the more experience mystery man. Since Robin would be laid up in a cast for six weeks while recovering from an injury, this provided the Dark Knight with capable help.

Wingman took advantage of this opportunity to acquire the needed edge to become an experienced superhero under the tutelage of Batman.  This caused a rivalry between Wingman and Robin, until the Boy Wonder finally discovered that Wingman would be returning to his native home in northern Europe to engage in a solo career.

On Earth-One, his counterpart was a soldier and demolitions expert named Joe Rigger, who experienced repeated tragedy when members of his family perished during accidents at three separate buildings. His sanity lost, Rigger adopted the alter ego of Firebug and used his extensive athletic abilities and training to become a misguided vigilante. Able to emit flames from his gloves thanks to napalm tanks he incorporated into his costume, Firebug came into conflict with Batman. During their final recorded clash, Rigger seemingly perished atop the Gotham State Building, although he actually survived and would return another day to torment Gothamites while incurring the wrath of the city's Dark Knight protector.

Another pair of caped crusaders in Gotham were the Wrath and Brickbat, each embodying qualities of their worlds' Batmen. The Wrath was orphaned at a young age when his parents, a pair of burglars, were mistakenly shot by a young policeman who was to become Commissioner James Gordon while they were sneaking out a window. Traveling the world, training himself as a master assassin, Wrath eventually returned to the city of his birth to seek vengeance against Gordon. However, he found opposition when facing James' friend Earth-One's Batman, who was also the Wrath's opposite number. After a few confrontations, the villain perished after attempting to avoid his own explosive capsule's detonation and falling to his death.

Brickbat was like Wrath an underworld take on the Dark Knight, even adopting his cowl although wearing a lime green business suit over his spandex. Utilizing bricks that when they hit objects releases deadly gas, Brickbat was seemingly unstoppable until he faced over with the former district attorney turned criminal turned costumed crusader, 711, who quickly vanquished this copycat crook before Earth-Two's Batman had a chance to even meet him as his counterpart had his foe.

Our final set of fearsome foes glided through the air seemingly effortless, while plundering the fair metropolis below. First, there was Charles Brown of Earth-One, an inventor who was obsessed with kites since young, and designed several to use in his crusader of crime as the Kite-Man. However, he too had to face Batman and Robin, then later Hawkman and Hawkgirl as well as Zatanna. On none of these occasions did he prove victorious even when employing a gang. Another gang of Kite-Men on Earth-Two tormented America in behalf of the Imperial Japanese in the early days of World War II, until the Black Condor upset their schemes and those of their leader Karlo Klug.

Many others would swing from the skyscrappers of both Gothams throughout the decades. However, these winged and webbed wonders were among the most lively... next to the Dynamic Duo themselves, of course.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sensational Successors of Sandmen Sufficiently Skilled

Jed Paulsen was a lad with a strange history who would became a legend a century after his birth. As a yong orphan with a propensity to dream, he was drawn into the world of the Sandman who was a self appointed protector of the dimension where nocturnal realities are conceptualized. As a mentor for Jed, Sandman soon learned that this lad was displaced in their me and belonged in a future era, as more than a mere student. He would become the Planeteer known as Tommy Tomorrow. Armed with a special pistol and futuristic equipment, it was his physical prowess and keen problem solving aptitude that made him such a fine example of a protector amongst his peers... much like his counterpart a universe away and decades distant from that cosmic twin.

On a parallel world of Earth-Two, Jed's doppleganger was John.... Jonathan Law. While he had previously been a police detective having several 'more fun' adventures, Law made a career change later and became a novelist. Seeking source material for his next great story, Law interviewed the girlfriend of the mystery man known as Sandman. Following the interview, the woman... Dian Belmont... handed Jonathan a drawing of a new costume she has designed for her boyfriend, believing that Law would appreciate it more. Indeed he wore a fabricated replica of her handiwork and as Tarantula encountered Dian once more as she was substituting for Sandman on a case. Sadly, her duel with some crooks led to her perishing in a car crash, with Tarantula and Sandman himself having witnessed this tragedy. Armed with his web-shooting pistol and equipped with suction cup boots, his acrobatic agility and mental ingenuity made him a capable, fighting in memory of Dian.

Back on Earth-One, through some interaction with Supergirl, Jed ended up in the future and would in one timeline be the warrior lad known as Kamandi yet in the actual future would become them aforementioned Tommy Tomorrow. As an ace graduate, Tommy was the premier membr of the Planeteers which protected the Solar System from various threats. He would return to the 20th century on a few weeks occasions such as combatting time lost dinosaurs, assisting fellow heroes who weee "showcasing" their abilities versus and alien treat, and during the Crisis on Infinite Eartha.

Tarantula had himself a prestigious career as a costumed crusader, both as a solo adventurer and alongside his felllow members of the All-Star Squadron. In fact, his various experiences side by side with this superheroes allowed him to thoroughly research his literary masterpiece, Alter Ego, at which point he had retired from his own alter ego.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Batmen of Other Times and Other Places

Batman inspired several imitators over the years and centuries after their debut. Such as Bron Wayn the Batman of 30th century Earth-One, and Brane Taylor the Batman of 30th century Earth-Two who with their future Gotham Cities safe as had their ancestors a thousand years previous. And they had legacies that went back even early, with Batman the sixth and the fifteenth paving the way for Bron as had the original Brane and Ricky in decades before Taylor arrived on the scene.

Then there was the costumed crusader of the planet Zur-En-Arrh. Known by his civilian identity of Tiano, his one adventure with the Dark Knight revealed that inhabitants of Earth-One have Kryptonian-level powers on his world. As for Tiano and his cosmic twin, the third future Batman of Earth-Two, not much was revealed about him save that he preserved alive his predecessors. Both Batmen had advanced technology that enabled them to get a notch up on the criminal element, although it was left to the heroic dispositions of the original Dark Knights to set the standard by which they and still other undocumented Gotham Gladiators would follow.

Tiano and his doppleganger appeared but once, yet manifested the self-same conviction as had Bruce Wayne from the 20th century.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Superwomen of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

While the greatest superhero on any world is Superman, the woman... or rather women... behind him goes by the name of Lois Lane. And, on rare occasions, as Superwoman!

We've already earlier considered a couple notable Superwomen in Kirsten Wells and Susan Semple, who were Girls of Tomorrow that aided their respective worlds' Supermen on occasion. And of course, there are the preeminent superwomen in the Supermen's Kryptonian cousins of Kara Zor-El and Kara Zor-L aka Supergirl and Power Girl.

Then there was the nasty Amazon of Earth-Three known as Superwoman, Wonder Woman's counterpart, who was the sole female member of the Crime Syndicate and found herself exiled in interdimensional limbo with her cronies for years after facing the Justice League and Society on two occasions.  She perished along with her world during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, while trying to save it.

Of course, the most famous Superwomen that went by that name in their costumed identities were the Lois Lanes of Earths One and Two, although they're careers were extremely short. For Lois-One, this was when her boyfriend made a device that transferred his Kryptonian powers for a limited period of time to her. For Lois-Two, this occurred when her husband's Kryptonian abilities transferred to her temporarily due to an exotic extraterrestrial plant he had bought her.

In the 30th century, the apparent descendants of both Supermen and Lanes followed in their ancestors' footsteps. Laurel Kent was a student of the Legion of Super-Heroes' Academy due to her young age and that the sole superhuman power was invulnerability. Her mother was apparently the Lois 4XR whom Superman met after being sent to the year 2961 by Lex Luthor using technology provided by the Legion of Super-Villains member Cosmic King. The Earth-One Lois 4XR had a counterpart in Lois 4XR of 2949 on Earth-Two. Both of these Lois's seemed to have all the powers of their ancesfoea at the peak of their prowess, however with none of the good judgement or discipline. As such, a grown Superman had to rescue Lois 4XR several times before he returned to the 20th century. Laurel met the teenage Superboy while he was meeting up with his Legion allies. The Boy of Steel initially fell for her before learning her identity, and then returning to his native time knowing that this girl would resemble the woman he would one day marry.

However, later stories seem to indicate that Laurel, and perhaps Lois 4XR, were in actuality android agents of the Manhunters, sent to infiltrate superhuman societies in the 30th century.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Aztec Adversary and Mayan Malcontent versus the Winged Wonders

These two Native American villains plagued the Hawkmen and Hawkwomen in their respective universes, each harnessing powers over nature to devastating effect.

On Earth-One, it was Chac the immortal Mayan who gained his long life and fantastic weaponry due to an alien ship that crashed. On Earth-Two, it was Nyola, the Aztek ruler who used mysterious methods to control weather through similar means to her cosmic twin. Both had a monopoly on power.

And then, each encountered the Winged Wonders, and on two occasions they were defeated... once by themselves and once with fellow fiends. Then they disappeared.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quigley's Quirky Quandry: The Hangman and the Archer

Thomas Quigley was a piece of work, on both worlds where he existed. Using various ancient techniques to assassinate his adversaries, both Quigleys nearly got away with their criminal conduct. Until the faced the World's Finest Heroes, and their red-haired allies.

The Earth-One Quigley was a master of various robes and nooses which he used to execute various members of Gotham City's Hangman's Club as the Hangman. While it was at first thought this was so he could have access to the treasuries of the Club, in actuality he was trying to cover for his own secret identity as his prime prey was his wife whose wealth he would stand to inherit after her death. Thankfully, the Batman and his Justice League colleague Elongated Man finally roped him in.

The Earth-Two Quigley was the son of a wealthy member of society, who had a falling out with his father leading to him being disinherited. Thirsting for money which he now lacked, as the Archer Quigley preyed upon rich individuals in Metropolis. This brought him to the attention of Superman, who after a few encounters thanks to the help of young cub reporter Jimmy Olsen was able to corner Quigley. Years later, the Archer would return with specialized arrows that seemingly removed powers from Superman. Thanks to the hero's wife Lois and, once more, Jimmy the Avenging Archer was again defeated, never to return.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Twice-Told-Tales: Eight Tales in One

When the malevolent mastermind known as Iron Hand enslaved Earth-Two with a gigantic energized hand, itself a replica of a long vanquished alien entity known as Nebula Man, it then became necessary for the greatest heroes of two worlds to retrieve from the lost pages of time Seven Soldiers of Victory... who had themselves the key to destroy the nebula hand as they had man it was modeled from decades earlier.

And so, the Oracle sent members of the Justice Society and Justice League to seven historic eras to bring back to the 20th century the seven surviving members of the Law's Legionnaires. This tale in some way parallels a later team up of the League and Society in assisting the Legion of Super-Heroes versus their arch-enemy and Oracle's Earth-One doppleganger, Mordru.

Similarly, when Doctor Fate, Atom and Elongated Man first battled a nebula empowered Crimson Avenger, this mirrored when Atom and Hawkman faced off against a Mayan warlord.

When Superman along with Sandman and Metamorpho rescued a mind manipulated Shining Knight while fighting Genghis Khan, this paralleled a time when Superman met a young Khan.

Then there was the occasion in mideaval England when Doctor Mid-Nite, Wonder Woman and Hawkman located a time-displaced Green Arrow of Earth-Two, while the Green Arrow of Earth-One along with his world's Batman went to the same era to face the evil winged Gargoyle during his twisted scheme.

The Outsiders' Batman, Geo-Force, Katana and Black Lightning journeyed to ancient Egypt as had the same Batman along with Starman and Hourman... each time trying to rescue Metamopho and Stripesy, respectively.

An evil Lord of Time sent Justice Leaguers Flash, Green Lantern, Zatanna and Elongated Man to the old west of America, while Oracle did the same for Green Arrow, Black Canary, Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt, but for very different reasons.

Kid Flash and Mal Duncan had been sent to prehistoric times by a device created by their mentor Mister Jupiter, wherein they encountered a behemoth brute later known as Gnaark whom Mal fought. Something similar happened with the Gnaark of Earth-Two who faced Wildcat along with his allies Aquaman and Green Lantern... as they were locating Star-Spangled Kid.

Finally, the Earth-One Circe had transformed an archer named Biron into the winged horse known as Comet... while the Earth-Two Circe had done the something similar with Speedy the archer... although he didn't have wings like his teammate Shining Knight's flying steed, Winged Victory.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Covert Crusaders Connected to Costumed Crusaders

Prior to the infant Kal-El's adoption into the Kent family, Jonathan and Martha Kent had adopted another boy, Cory Renwald. Although a troubled youth, Cory eventually turned his life around thanks to his foster parents' positive example and tutelage. Joining the federal government as a secret agent, Renwald was secretly aided by his foster brother Clark in that lad's Superboy alter ego. Years later, Cory would finally meet Clark who was now an adult and reporter for the Daily Planet, also assisting Superman on a couple of occasions. This occurred on Earth-One.

Decades prior to this, there was government agent Steve Carson, who was given the moniker Federal Man, had many chronicle adventures contemporaneous with the career of his world's Superman. Both Steve and Kal-L has similar "parents" in the creative team of Siegel and Schuster, as well as both Carson and Superman being connected to a Jor-L and to the 30th century. Whether this pair ever met is unknown, although they each protected the innocent of Earth-Two.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Radioactive Rogues' Revenge

Nate Tyron was a third of the criminal team known as the TNT Trio, who during a scheme at a nuclear power plant was cornered by a security guard. During a nuclear meltdown at the plant, Tyron's body mutated into becoming sentient energy, which he later had Lex Luthor stabilize wi in a containment suit for a year. Becoming the super powerful Nuetron, Tyron began a criminal career that led him into conflict with the Superman of Earth-One, who along with Luthor and his former partners he blamed for his condition.

Brett Bryson was employed at Chalmers Laboratory, when an accident gave him superhuman abilities that made him a match for the Superman of Earth-Two, with a side effect of being terminally ill. Frank Chalmers convinced his former employee to begin a crime spree with his ill gotten gains going to support his soon to be widow, As the Ghost, Bryson had several confrontations with the Man of Steel, until he learned that it was Chalmers who had manipulated the accident to make him his pawn, at which point he took the businessman's life while his own was also extinguished.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sinister Strategists of the Stars

This Twice-Told-Tale may seem a bit recycled, as we previously considered Vandal Savage's final battle versus the Justice Society of America as paralleling his battle with Earth-One's Superman. Both had Savage confront the Supermen of two worlds, however since that second tale was erased from Earth-One's history when Superman went back in time and changed events back to the way events originally occurred... a new tale took its place.

On Earth-One, Superman had a fierce foe on his criminal cousin in Kru-El, who had been banished into the penal Phantom Zone prior to the destruction of Krypton-One. Several times over the years, he and his fellow Zoners bedeviled his cousins Kal-El and Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl. Incarcerated for procuring weaponry, this would be the means by which Kru-El would torment Kal's Superman.

Possessing similar powers to his kin, Kru-El nevertheless proved less adept at fighting with these abilities. Just like his counterpart Savage, who had for a period of time been transformed into a phantom caught between dimensional planes of existence, was a master strategist.

On Earth-Two, Savage sought to regain his own immortality through an infusion of Kryptonian energies. Concocting an elaborate plot whereby Savage lured the Justice Society along with the Shining Knight back to the age of Camelot, assuming the alias of the sovereign known as King Arthur,  After subterfuge, Vandal was able to achieve what he felt was the means to restore his long last vitality which had not failed him for untold eons before this.

Vandal drew Superman and Power Girl to an artificial world, Colu-Two. There, under the influence of a Kryptonite sun of his own creation, while channeling the cosmic energies of Star-Spangled Kid's cosmic converter belt and Power Girl's own super powers, Savage battled with Superman in order to steal the Man of Steel's power. This, he theorized, would restore his immortality... however he was instead defeated.

However, a couple of mystery men pulled Vandal through a worm hole in space and kept him from being captured. This would be result in his journeying to Earth-One, in order to change history as mentioned above. Perhaps they were fellow phantoms who had faced the Spectre, such as the counterparts of the Phantom Zoners General Zod and Ak-Var in Zor and Kalthoon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Determined Dynamite Dynamic Duo: Doctor Double X and Deathbolt

Doctor Simon Eckes was the scientist who through his own devices gained the ability to manipulate ambient electricity... in the form of an energy discharging duplicate that was separate and distinct in significant ways yet shared a conscience with his creator. When Eckes fed his body with sufficient electrical energy, Double X would emerge with superstrength and energy emissions which he'd used to aid the criminal maneuvers of his "brother" on Earth-One. 

Jake Simmons was a villain whose life was saved by the intervention of the Ultra-Humanite. Powered by an ultra-dynamo, as Deathbolt he was given the ability to generate tremendous amount of electricity for his body, and continued to aid Ultra in his search for a new body to replace his original which passed away.

Doctor X and Double X came into conflict with Batman and Robin, then later Superman and the Flash alongside the Dark Knight... on the latter occasion teaming up with fellow felon Rainbow Raider. Deathbolt was an enemy of the All-Star Squadron which included Superman, Batman, Robin and the Flash whom he had all faced at one point or another.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rose and Thorn: How Many Were There?

Rose Forrest of Earth-One and Rose Canton of Earth-Two were counterparts who themselves had twins... evil twins to be precise. 

While Forrest experienced a psychological split when her father, a police officer, was murdered by the criminal gang known as the 100... for Canton it was a childhood affliction that manifested when she became infected by a toxic thorn which imbued her with superpowers.

While the former became a heroine of Metropolis, even garnering the respect and admiration of Superman, the latter was a villain in Keystone City, bringing her into repeated conflict with the Flash.

We've previously considered the history of these two women, and a twice-told-tale of the Thorns, as well as the romance that one had with the golden age Green Lantern, now we consider another dynamic of these femme fatales.

On Earth-Two, Rose and Thorn were actually separate women as Thorn's physical form manifested when Rose was unconscious, and visa versa. She had oscillated from Rose's blonde self into a red-haired and brunette version at different times. Eventually, she was captured and taken by the Flash's friend Wonder Woman to Reformation Island, where over a period of two decades Rose regained mastery over herself, with Thorn purged.

At least, for awhile. Eventually returning to America, she sought out the man who had brought her to that Island, Flash's other ally Green Lantern, whom she fell in love with. Assuming a new alter ego of Alyx Florin, she gained the trust and love of Lantern's alter ego Alan Scott, whom she surmised was his secret identity. However, on their wedding night, her intense feelings for him awoke the Thorn, who nearly killed him. Deciding to "kill" Florin, Canton retreated until one day the Thorn grew dominant in both Rose's body and her own. After a defeat at the hands of Flash, Green Lantern and the Justice Society... Thorn was captured although Rose somehow escaped and retreat to the island where her sister was born. 

There was another women slated to be the Thorn on Earth-One, years earlier. Outfitted by a costume maker by the name of Albert Talbot, who had been working for the 100, he initially wanted the lady to rob from them as his cut from his bosses wasn't big enough. However, he soon became more prominent in their organization, and withdrew his offer to her. 

Years later, captured by Rose's Thorn, Talbot summoned his former ally to visit him in prison to tell her his story. Apparently, Forrest obtained his weaponry and one of the Thorn costumes. Seeking retribution, the woman enlisted her daughter Pythona, a local dancer, to steal from Thorn as the newer and wickeder Thorn,

However, a hit man sought out Pythona while wearing the Thorn costume, thinking she was the 100's arch-enemy. Saved by her opposite number, Pythona parted from her "twin" seemingly abandoning her claim on the Thorn identity. This mysterious woman, with no other name, is the doppleganger to Alyx Florin who had been born on Reformation Island, the civilized version of the villainous Thorn. And as for Canton/Florin, this amalgamation of conflicted women perished saving her family from the Thorn's attack on Alan and their two children, Jade and Obsidian.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cosmic Chaos Curtail Chemistry: The Other Women in the Atoms' Lives

While Jean Loring and Mary James ended up winning the hearts of the Atoms otherwise known as Ray Palmer of Earth-One and Al Pratt of Earth-Two, there was a time when they each had to content with two other brunettes, during cosmic crisis that effected both worlds.

Palmer was a research scientist in Ivy Town, and when his lab assistant Enrichetta Negrini invented a hyper-space prober that emitted ionic magnetic beams through the ether, this pulled Earth-Two to their native world. With the aid of his Justice League allies and the Justice Society, the twin teams were able to save both of their realities from colliding.

A couple of years later, two dishes set up in Ivy Town and Calvin City began to have strange aging effects due to cosmic radiation being emitted from each device upon the inhabitants of both worlds, which Palmer and Pratt were able to rectify. During this encounter, Al was setup on a blind date with Marion Thayer.

However, just as Marion wouldn't ultimately capture the heart of Al, neither would Earth-One's Negrini who remained an associate of Ray. Both men married the original loves, even though they had momentary distractions with these new women in their lives.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Parallel Problematic Pests for Gotham's Guardians

Many of the enemies of the Batmen were mirror images of one another on Earths One and Two, such as:
  • Doctor Death
  • Hugo Strange
  • Joker
  • Penguin
  • Catwoman
  • Two-Face (more than one)
  • Scarecrow
  • Riddler
  • Crime Doctor
  • Cavalier
  • Killer Moth
  • Mad Hatter
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledummer
  • Deadshot
  • Firefly
  • Mister Zero
In fact, moreso than any other hero, the Batmen had remarkably similar rogues galleries and many of their early tales mirrored one another. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seven Soldiers of Two Earths: Identical/Fraternal Cosmic Twins

The Seven Soldiers of Victory... Law's Legionnaires... one team with two names. And each of its eight, yes, eight members had a counterpart. Perhaps he had the same name as his cosmic twin... or a different identity all together. Still, Earth-One's version of these heroes never worked side-by-side... that would be the Outsiders who are a different team... yet they all were team players of one kind or another.
  • Etrigan aka Jason Blood and Shining Knight aka Justin Arthur... two knights out of time from ancient Camelot with indestructible yellow hides and sharp weaponry.
  • Green Arrow and Speedy aka Oliver Queen and his ward Roy Harper... on each world they joined teams... on Earth-One the Justice League and Teen Titans, on Earth-Two, the Legion.
  • Snapper Lucas Carr aka Star-Tsar and Sylvester Pemberton aka Star-Spangled Kid... to lads with flying cars, star-studded costumes and stellar powers.
  • Red Star aka Leonid Kovar and Stripesy aka Pat Dugan... patriotic themed red-haired strong men with tempers to match teaming alongside teenagers.
  • Nightwing and Flamebird were a pair of Kandorian crime fighters who must like Crimson Avenger and Wing relied on athletic prowess and gadgetry.
  • Vigilante, alias Greg Saunders, modern-day incarnations of wild west heroes, both stepping out of sync with time... the Earth-Two version a Legionnaire, his twin a pal of the Justice League.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Future's Finest: Fantastically Fabulous Fellas

Most fans of the sub-class of heroes from the future may be aware of one of the first published, that being Gary Concord, aka the Ultra-Man of the 22nd century.

Actually, there were a few Concords operating under that name, which mirrored the appearance of an alternate future wherein first OMAC aka Buddy Blank and later Ben Boxer would exist.

Concord has been acknowledged as having existed on  a "parallel Earth where history was drastically different"... although his tales ran concurrent with those of heroes originating on Earth-Two. In fact, there has been conjecture that his tales did not occur in that universe, given key events in his origin tale. Let's see why this is not true, that he is from the world where the Justice Society called home.

In 1915, Concord was born in war-torn France. When he was left an orphan due to the conflict, Gary resolved to use his considerable intellect to defeat the root cause of war for good. This first Concord was the counterpart to Buddy Blank, an employee in an alternate future timeline known as Earth-A.D. of the company known as Psuedo People. However, secretly Buddy was a guinea pig of a "One-Man Army Corps" experiment, by which he gained superhuman abilities when transmitted radiation from a specially designed satellite orbiting his world known as Brother Eye.

Decades later, a select group of mutants names Ben, Steve and Renzi operated in the alternate future timeline of Earth-One known as Earth-AD. These "Nuclear People" each possessed cyclo-hearts allowing their bodies to adapt to averse levels of radiation. As freedom fighters battling the oppressive Tiger Empire, all three but especially Boxer became friends with the last boy on Earth, Kamandi.

As for the senior Concord, he was enlisted as a prime military strategist in the United States after having migrated there as a youth. However, his methods were somewhat unorthodox, to say the least. Early in the conflict involving World War II Concord was enlisted into Elwood Napier's Brain Trust, together creating a space ship and android alien in order the threaten the world. This impending invasion was a hoax with the intent of uniting the world against a common threat. However, the Trust's trust was jeopardized when one of its members in Anton Hastor usurped controls of the vessel, the android and the very minds of his scientific comrades. He was eventually defeated by members of the Justice Society and All-Star Squadron, freeing Concord and the others. However, embittered with this experience, Gary retreated into an underground bunker for years in order to perfect the means to eliminate war.

Concord's goal for peace seemed to have a chance at success thanks to his invention of a curious substance. This chemical concoction, a foam of seeming soap suds, could immobilize humans. Around this time, an archaeologist accidentally awoke four kings from an ancient kingdom in Africa. Together, the foursome had awesome mental abilities, and soon lured the Justice Society to their lair and paralyzed the heroes for an entire year. Then, the quartet of dictators each formed their own private armies in four sections of Earth-Two in order to conquer it. This was in 1950, the same year when Gary's life changed forever.

In Washington, D.C. where Concord had setup his underground bunker, he received signals of imminent war on the horizon. These were fomented by thought projections of Mister Crown, one of the four kings. This produced mass hysteria that caused the televised warning on Gary's television. Additionally, Crown was aware of the threat Concord poised for him, and had his forces the Swordsmen seal Gary within his bunker. This caused the foam to be unleashed, immobilizing Concord and transforming him into a gigantic Ultra-Man who would awake 225 years later! A mirror image of Omac! He would later sire a son in Gary Concord Junior who inherited the same superhuman physique as his father and carried on his fight against tyranny as the second Ultra-Man alongside his allies, similar to how Ben Boxer was a force for good in the future.

Accounts that have made mention that Gary Concord's origin was tied to a "second world war" in 1950 are erroneous, as his origin tale states that the "heel of oppression" tied to war was already occurring prior to Mister Crown's appearance. From Concord's perspective, from Crown's mind control and his coordinated attack against the scientist, it seemed like another world war was looming. However, shortly after Gary fell into his two century long suspended animation, the Justice Society themselves returned and defeated the malevolent monarchs.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stunning Silver Sirens of the Batman Family

Elegant, dignified, deep. These are words that could be used to express Ms. St. Cloud and Ms. Morrison. Although with the former, it represented who she naturally was. For the latter, it was more of a front.

Silver St. Cloud met Batman and his alter ego shortly after the hero defeated Dr. Phosphorous. It was because she had a knack for observing human behavior that she soon after was able to piece together that the Bruce Wayne who she had been dating was not the same man she was with now. In fact, it was arch-criminal Hugo Strange assuming his adversary's identity after capturing the Dark Knight Detective. 

After a brief and potent relationship, Silver pulled away from Wayne. Later, after witnessing Batman's battle with the Joker, she approached her beau in the bat-suit and confirmed his suspicions that she knew his double identity all along.

And, what is more, she could not bare to be with him while he continued to place his life in perpetual danger. Despite his deep love for her, deeper than perhaps any women in his life, Batman could not retire his mantle to claim his love.

That was on Earth-One, while on the parallel planet of Earth-Two around the same time, that Batman had retired exactly because he lost his true love. In his case, it was because his wife Selina Kyle perished, after resuming her career as the Catwomen due to being blackmailed by her former henchman. From this encounter, one hero hung up his cowl while enough adopted the mantle.

This Dark Knight's heir was the detective's daughter, Helena Wayne who assumed the alter ego of the Huntress. Around the same time, another young women by the name of Lucinda Morrison fell in with a bad crowd. Used as a pawn of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, who used Arkham Asylum as a front for their criminal enterprise. Thanks to the Huntress' fighting spirit, she was able to bring their house of cards down, and freed Lucinda of their drug-induced influence on her life.

Now seeking a new start, the platinum blonde assumed a new identity as Dr. June Moorman. However, one of her first patients was the Huntress, seeking help to overcome the torment she felt being Catwoman's daughter. And evil tendencies that were pulling her more in the direction of the Cat rather than the Bat motivated her to take action. However, the help she sought thought in Dr. Moorman was the wrong kind, who thought the Huntress was trying to corner her. After a brief confrontation, Lucinda revealed her secret, and the Huntress left to seek out help through some other source. Would the torment end for Lucinda, now that the Batman Family was out of her life? Did it end for Silver?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dark Knight Detectives' Darling Damsels and Debutantes

Batman had several love interests throughout the years, in both his golden age and modern day incarnations, and we've considered some already. There was the Batwomen and the Catwomen. Then there were the unpredictable Talia and Nyola. This doesn't even include larcenous ladies such as Poison Ivy and her counterpart Tigress who was the age of the daughter of Earth-Two Batman's, the Huntress. What of the non-heroic or villainous females in the lives of Bruce Wayne?

We would have to start with the trifecta of the golden and silver age, the three non-costumed lasses that captured both Wayne's hearts. First there was Julie Madison, who was engaged to Wayne although her acting career and his crime fighting career pulled them each in opposite directions. After a couple of confrontations with Clayface, they two drifted apart. On Earth-Two, Julie changed her name to Portia Storme as she became a Hollywood star. On Earth-One, she became Princess Portia as she wed the ruler of Moldacia in Europe.

Then there was Linda Page, a rich debutante and heiress to an oil fortune, although what she truly was invested in was her engagement with Wayne. Again, Batman got in the way, and once she began her career as a nurse she too found greater fulfillment in helping others... which is what ensnared her beau in the bat-suit. What became of her on Earth-One is unknown, although on Earth-Two she eventually married shortly before that Bruce finally found his true love. And, of course, during that period Kathy Kane eventually decided to settle down with another man, marrying and having kids on Earth-Two. Her Earth-One twin never found love, only the tragic end to her life at the hands of the Bronze Tiger. Something that mirrored what became of Earth-Two's Catwoman, torn from her husband and daughter in the prime of her life, while the Earth-One Selina Kyle had an on-again off-again relationship with her Bruce over time.

There were momentary pauses in their lives, in which Wayne-One was briefly pursued policewoman Patricia Powell and student Ginny Jenkins while Wayne-Two worked alongside aspiring policewoman Dinah Drake and chased after musician Linda Lewis. None of these relationships developed into anything more. However, there were a couple of platinum haired ladies that added wrinkles to the dynamics of the Batman Family, in different ways... for good and for ill.

There was Silver St. Cloud, a party planner of Gotham City who immediately captured Wayne's attention as no other woman had, save perhaps for Catwoman and Talia. And she came without complications that would develop from leading a double life, as had occurred with the other ladies. However, after she began to date Bruce she met Batman, and right away made the connection between the two. Fearing for Wayne's life when he moonlighted as a superhero, Silver eventually broke off their relationship. Something that is telling, however, is when the Earth-Two Batman's daughter Huntress was visiting the Earth-One Batman, and he reflected on how he yearned to start a family with St. Cloud. Sadly, it was not to be.

And on the Huntress' world, it was while the heroine was tracking down some corrupt psychologists at Arkham Asylum that she encountered Silver's doppleganger in Lucinda Morrison. Licinda was manipulated by drugs into working for the crooks, and once she fled the scene she assumed the new identity as psychiatrist Dr. June Moorman. It was at her place of employment that she was enlisted to have a therapeutic session with the Huntress, whose alter ego of Helena Wayne was being tormented with fear she may follow in her mother's wicked ways. After a confrontation between the two, Morrison was held in custody and went to jail to pay for her criminal deeds. Morrison never met Bruce, but found torment from his heiress after his passing just as St. Cloud a universe away.

In the end, it would be the twin gals known as both Selina Kyle and Catwoman that would be the true measuring stick from which all other women would be measured against in the annuls of the Batmen. Perhaps one day, they will settle down with their Dark Knight Detective.

Character Profiles

711 (1) Abel (1) Abra Kadabra (3) Ace of Space (1) Adam Strange (2) Adeline Wilson (1) Aegeus (1) Aethyr (1) Air Wave (5) Akhet (2) Albert Zero (1) Alex Luthor (4) Alexander the Great (1) Alexei Luthor (10) Alfred (2) Alias the Spider (1) All-Star Squadron (3) All-Stars (35) Ally Babble (1) Amalek (1) Amazing-Man (1) Amazo (2) Ambush Bug (1) Amethyst (2) Angle Man (1) Ani-Men (1) Animal Man (2) Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man (1) Animals (3) Ankle Man (1) Annihilator (1) Anti-Monitor (2) Anton Allegro (1) Anton Hastor (1) Ape Mastermind (1) Apokolips (3) Appellaxians (9) Aquagirl (1) Aqualad (2) Aquaman (5) Aquarius (1) Archer (1) Arion Lord of Atlantis (1) Arisia (1) Armaggedon (1) Arrowette (1) Asgard (5) Astarte (1) Astra (1) Atlanna (1) Atlantea (2) Atlantis (1) Atlena (1) Atom (9) Atom Blake (1) Atom-Master (1) Atom-Mastert (1) Atoman (1) Atomic Knight (1) Atomic Skull (1) Automan (1) Avengers (1) Axis Amerika (6) Azrael (1) B'wana Beast (1) Baby Boom (1) Badra (1) Balbo (1) Balloon Buster (1) Bannerman (1) Baron Bedlam (1) Baron Blitzkrieg (2) Baron Death (1) Barry O'Neill (1) Bart Regan (1) Bash Bashford (1) Bat Lash (3) Bat-Girl (2) Bat-Knights (1) Bat-Mite (3) Bat-Squad (1) Batgirl (11) Batman (25) Batmen of All Nations (4) Batwoman (3) Beast Boy (1) Beautia (1) Beautiful Dreamer (1) Ben Boxer (1) Betty Bates (2) Big Bear (1) Big Sur (1) Bill Baggett (1) Bill Jensen (1) Bill the Magnificent (1) Billings (1) Billy Gunn (2) Bird-Boy (1) Bizarro (3) Bizarro Krypto (1) Black Adam (2) Black Arrow (1) Black Assassin (1) Black Bison (1) Black Canary (5) Black Cobra (1) Black Condor (2) Black Dragon Society (1) Black Flame (1) Black Hand (1) Black Jack (3) Black Knight (1) Black Lightning (1) Black Manta (3) Black Orchid (3) Black Pirate (1) Black Prophet (1) Black Racer (2) Black Shark (1) Black Spider (2) Black Templar (1) Black Widow (1) Black Zero (1) Black-Eyed Bandit (1) Blackfire (1) Blackhawk (2) Blackhawks (1) Blackrock (1) Blackstar/Blackstarr (1) Blackwing (1) Blaze (1) Blockbuster (2) Blok (1) Blue Beetle (3) Blue Boys (1) Blue Devil (1) Blue Lama (1) Blue Snowman (2) Blue Streak (1) Boa (1) Bolt (1) Bombardier (1) Booster Gold (1) Bouncer (1) Bouncing Boy (1) Boy Commandos (2) Bozo (1) Brain (2) Brain Storm (1) Brain Wave (4) Brain Wave Junior (1) Brain-Pirate (1) Brainiac (5) Brainiac Five (4) Brainwave Junior (2) Brane Taylor (3) Brent Wood (1) Brickbat (1) Brimstone (1) Bron Wayn (2) Bronze Tiger (1) Brother Blood (2) Brotherhood of Evil (1) Buddak (1) Buddy Smith (1) Bug-Eyed Bandit (1) Bulletgirl (6) Bulletman (5) Bumblebee (2) Bushmaster (1) Bwanna Beast (1) Byth (1) Cadre (1) Cain (1) Calculator (1) Calendar Men (1) Captain Action (1) Captain Atom (1) Captain Blimp (1) Captain Booomerang (1) Captain Carrot (1) Captain Challenge (2) Captain Cold (2) Captain Comet (3) Captain Desmo (1) Captain Kid (1) Captain Marvel (9) Captain Marvel Junior (3) Captain Midnight (1) Captain Nazi (1) Captain Stingaree (1) Captain Triumph (1) Captain Venture (1) Captain X (2) Carcharo (1) Carol Ferris (2) Cary Bates (2) Catman (1) Catwoman (9) Cavalier (2) Cave Carson (1) Celcius (1) Chac (1) Chairman Dasor (1) Challengers of the Unknown (2) Chameleon Boy (2) Chameleon Chief (1) Champions of Angor (1) Chang (2) Changeling (2) Charlie Vicker (1) Cheetah (1) Chemo (1) Chequerians (1) Cheshire (1) Chief (1) Chris King (1) Chroma (1) Chrona (1) Chronos (3) Chuck Grayson (2) Cinnamon (1) Cities (4) Clarice Winston (1) Clayface (2) Clea (1) Clock (2) Clock King (1) Cloudland (1) Clown (1) Cluemaster (1) Cobra (1) Colonel Future (1) Colonel Sulphur (1) Colossal Boy (1) Comet the Superhorse (1) Commander (2) Commander Blanx (1) Commander Steel (3) Commando Yank (2) Composite Superman (2) Computo (1) Congo Bill (1) Congorilla (1) Conqueror (2) Conscience (1) Construct (1) Controllers (1) Copperhead (1) Cory Renwald (2) Cosmic Boy (1) Cosmo (1) Cotton Carson (1) Count Vertigo (1) Crazy Quilt (2) Creator2 (1) Creature Commandos (2) Creeper (1) Crime Champions (2) Crime Crusaders Club (1) Crime Doctor (2) Crime Syndicate (12) Crimelord (1) Crimson Avenger (3) Crimson Flame (1) Crumbler (1) Cryll (2) Cyborg (1) Cyclone (1) Cyclone Kids (1) Cyclotron (3) Dalymr (1) Dark Opal (1) Darkseid (4) Dawnstar (1) DC Detectives (4) Deadman (1) Deadshot (1) Dean Sourpuss (1) Deathbolt (1) Deathstroke (1) Defenders (1) Dela Pharon (1) Despero (1) Destiny (1) Detective Chimp (1) Dev-Em (1) Dexter Knox (1) Dial H for Hero (2) Diamond Jack (1) Dian Belmon (1) Diane Meade (1) Dmane (1) Doc Wackey (1) Doctor Alchemy (4) Doctor Anomaly (1) Doctor Bedlam (1) Doctor Chaos (1) Doctor Clever (1) Doctor Cyber (1) Doctor Death (2) Doctor Destiny (2) Doctor Doog (1) Doctor Doome (2) Doctor Double-X (1) Doctor Elektro (1) Doctor Fate (4) Doctor Fu Manchu (1) Doctor Light (5) Doctor Love (1) Doctor Mid-Nite (3) Doctor Midnight (2) Doctor Mist (1) Doctor Moon (1) Doctor No-Face (1) Doctor Occult (4) Doctor Phosphorous (1) Doctor Poison (1) Doctor Polaris (2) Doctor Psycho (1) Doctor Seven (1) Doctor Spectrum (1) Doctor Tzin-Tzin (1) Doctor Weerd (1) Doiby Dickles (2) Doll Man (1) Dolphin (1) Don Drake (1) Don-El (3) Doom Patrol (5) Doralla Kon (1) Doris Lee (2) Dove (1) Dragon (1) Dragon King (1) Dream Girl (1) Duke of Deception (1) Dummy (1) Duo Damsel (1) Dyna-Mite (4) Dyzan (1) Earth-Four (2) Earth-One (1) Earth-Prime (4) Earth-S (3) Earth-Two (2) Earth-X (9) Earthworm (1) Eclipso (1) Edmund Blake (1) Eeras (1) Egon (1) El Carim (1) El Castigo (1) El Diablo (1) Elasti-Girl (1) Element Girl (1) Element Lad (1) Element Man (1) Eliminations Inc (1) Elongated Man (1) Eltro Gand (2) Emery Zackro (1) Enchantress (1) Enemy Ace (2) Enrichetta Negrini (1) Esper Lass (1) Etrigan (1) Etta Candy (1) Evart Keenan (1) Evil Star (1) Evil Three (1) Eviless (2) Fadeaway Man (1) Fairytales Fenton (1) Fang Gow (1) Faora Hu-ul (1) Fastbak (1) Fatal Five (1) Fatman (1) Fearsome Five (1) Feathered Serpent (1) Federal Man (2) Federal Men (1) Feithera (1) Felix Faust (3) Fiddler (6) Fighters (2) Firebrand (5) Firebug (1) Firefly (1) Firehawk (1) Firestorm (5) Fisherman (1) Five Fingers (6) Flag (1) Flamebird (4) Flare (1) Flash (25) Flora Styles (1) Floronic Man (1) Flying Fox (2) Flying Tiger (3) Fog (1) Fool (1) Forager (1) Force of July (1) Forever People (4) Forgotten Heroes (9) Forgotten Villains (1) Fourth Dimension (1) Fred (1) Freedom Brigade (1) Freedom Fighters (14) Fringe (5) Funky Flashman (1) Funny Face (3) Fury (3) Futureman (1) G.I. Robot (1) Gabby (1) Gadgeteer (1) Gadgets (8) Galactic Golem (1) Gambler (2) Gargoyle (1) Gary Concord (1) Gem Girl (2) General Immortus (1) General Zod (3) Genghis Khan (1) Geo-Force (1) Gernsback (1) Gerta Von Gunther (1) Getaway Genius (1) Ghost (1) Ghost of Flanders (1) Gizmo (1) Global Guardians (9) Glorious Godfrey (1) Goitrude (1) Golden Arrow (3) Golden Eagle (1) Golden Gladiator (1) Golden Glider (1) Goldface (1) Gorilla City (1) Gorilla Grodd (4) Gorrah (1) Grax (1) Green Arrow (15) Green Arrows of the World (4) Green Blop (1) Green Flame (2) Green Lantern (21) Green Lantern Corps (9) Gremlins (1) Grimbor (1) Guardian (4) Guardians of the Universe (4) Guy Gardner (3) Gypsy (1) Halk Kar (4) Halo (1) Hangman (1) Hans Gootsden (1) Harbinger (2) Harlequin (4) Harry Sims (1) Hartford Jackson (1) Harvey Bullock (1) Hath-Set (1) Hawk (1) Hawkgirl (7) Hawkman (10) Hazard (1) He-Man (1) Headmaster Mind (1) Headquarters (14) Heat Wave (1) Hector Hammond (1) Hefnakhti (1) Hellgrammite (1) Hero (1) Hi-Jack (3) Highfather (1) Holliday Girls (1) Hood (1) Hooty (2) Hop Harrigan (3) Hourman (2) How Chu (2) Htrae (2) Hubert Crawford (1) Hugo Strange (5) Human Bomb (1) Human Cannonball (1) Human Key (1) Human Magnet (1) Human Target (1) Hummingbird (1) Humpty Dumpty (1) Hunchback (1) Huntress (12) Hyathis (1) Hyena (1) Hyper-Space (1) Hypnota (1) I-Ching (1) Ian Karkull (1) Ibac (1) Ibis (2) Ibis the Invincible (1) Icicle (6) Immortal Man (6) Impala (1) Inferior Five (1) Infinitors (10) Infinity Inc. (2) Infinity-Man (1) Infnitors (1) Injustice Gang (3) Injustice Society (6) Insect Master (1) Insect Queen (2) Inspector Hawkins (1) Interplanetary Police (1) Invaders (1) Invisible Destroyer (1) Invisible Hood (1) Invisible Kid (1) Inza Nelson (1) Iona Vane (1) Ira Quimby (1) Irene Miller (1) Iris West (6) Iron Hand (1) Isis (1) Ivan Caroff (1) Ixnayalpay (1) Jack O'Lantern (1) Jade (4) Jakarta (1) Janet Klyburn (1) Jason Blood (1) Jason Burr (1) Jasper Crow (1) Javelin (1) Jax-Ur (2) Jayna (1) Jean Loring (2) Jemm (1) Jericho (1) Jester (2) Jimmy Olsen (3) Joan Carter (1) Joan Fortune (1) Joan Williams (4) Joanie Swift (1) Joe Hercules (1) Joe Morgan (1) John Stewart (2) Johnny Law (1) Johnny Quick (5) Johnny Thunder (7) Johnny Witts (1) Joker (4) Jonah Hex (4) Jonni Thunder (3) Jonny Double (1) Jor-El (1) Jor-L (2) Judomaster (3) Juggler (1) Julia Remarque (1) Julie Madison (1) Jungle Man (1) Junior Justice Society (3) Jur-Ll (1) Justice Alliance of America (2) Justice League of America (32) Justice Society of America (32) Kale (1) Kalibak (1) Kamandi (3) Kana Shadow Warrior (1) Kandor (4) Kanjar Ro (2) Kanto (1) Karat (2) Karate Kid (1) Karl Kruger (1) Karnage (1) Kaskor (1) Katana (1) Katma Tui (2) Keith Everett (1) Key (1) Kid Devil (1) Kid Eternity (2) Kid Eternity. (1) Kid Flash (4) Killer Croc (1) Killer Frost (2) Killer Moth (1) Killer Shark (1) King Bee (1) King Brpxz (1) King Faraday (1) King Ironsides (1) King Kull (1) King Luna (1) King of Cats (1) King Standish (1) Kite-Man (1) Kizo (2) Knodar (1) Kobra (1) Kra (1) Kritter (1) Krona (1) Kru-El (3) Krypto (2) Krypton (2) Kryptonite (5) Kryptonite Kid (1) Kryptonite Man (1) Kulak (1) Kung (1) Lady Blackhawk (1) Lady Lunar (2) Lady Quark (1) Lana Lang (2) Lance O'Casey (2) Lando (1) Landor (1) Larry Lance (1) Law's Legionnaires (2) Lawless League (4) League of Assassin (1) League of Challenger-Haters (4) League of Super-Assassins (1) Leaguers (20) Legion Academy (1) Legion of Super-Heroes (4) Legion of Super-Villains (1) Legionnaires (24) Lena Luthor (1) Lenora Lemaris (1) Lesla-Lar (2) Lex Luthor (9) Liandly (1) Liars Club (1) Liberty Belle (1) Lieutenant Marvels (2) Light (4) Light Lass (1) Lightning and Thunder (1) Lightning Bug (1) Lightning Lad (2) Lightning Lord (1) Lightning Master (1) Lightray (1) Lila Brown (1) Lilith (1) Linda Page (1) Lionmane (1) Lita Laverne (1) Little Boy Blue (1) Little Mermaid (1) Little Miss Scarlet (1) Lizard (1) Lois 4XR (1) Lois Lane (6) Looker (1) Lord of Life (1) Lord of Limbo (2) Lord of Time (1) Lord Satanis (1) Lori Elton (1) Lori Lemaris (1) Lorna Dawn (1) Losers (1) Louise-L (2) Luma Lynai (2) Lyla Lerrol (2) Maalador (1) Mad Hatter (2) Mad Maestro (1) Madame Fatal (2) Madame Rogue (2) Magenta (1) Magnetic Kid (1) Magnificus (1) Magno (1) Major Disaster (1) Major Zwerg (1) Mal Duncan (1) Mala (3) Mallo (2) Mammoth (1) Man-Bat (2) Man-Fish (1) Manhunter (6) Manhunters (2) Manno (1) Mantis (1) Marauder (1) Marco Xavier (1) Margo (1) Maria Flura (1) Marion Thayer (1) Mark Lansing (1) Mark Marson (1) Mark Merlin (1) Mark Moonrider (1) Martian Manhunter (6) Martler (1) Marvel Bunny (2) Marvel Family (2) Marvel Maid (2) Mary James (2) Mary Marvel (4) Master De Stroyer (2) Master Jailer (1) Master Man (1) Master Summoner (1) Mastermind (1) Masters of Disaster (1) Matter Master (1) Matter-Eater Lad (1) Mauri (1) Maximillian O'Leary (2) Maya (1) Mazdan (1) McGonigle (1) Mekanique (1) Melanie (1) Mento (3) Mephisto (1) Mer-Boy (1) Mer-Man (1) Mera (1) Merlin (1) Merlyn (1) Merry (1) Merry Gimmick Girl (2) Metal Men (10) Metallo (1) Metalo (1) Metamorpho (1) Metron (1) Midnight (1) Migrants (16) Mind-Grabber Kid (2) Mindboggler (1) Mineral Master (1) Minister Blizzard (1) Minite-Man (1) Minute Men of America (1) Minute-Man (3) Mirror Man (1) Mirror Master (1) Miss America (1) Miss Liberty (1) Mist (2) Mist Master (1) Mister 103 (1) Mister Alpha (1) Mister America (3) Mister Baffle (1) Mister Bones (1) Mister Element (2) Mister Esper (1) Mister Freeze (1) Mister Gadget (1) Mister Keeper (1) Mister Ktlpzyxm (1) Mister Mind (4) Mister Miracle (2) Mister Mxyzpltk (2) Mister Mxyzptlk (2) Mister Scarlet (6) Mister Terrific (2) Mister Thunder (1) Mister Twister (1) Mister Who (1) Mister Zero (1) Mon-El (3) Monarch of Menace (1) Money Master (2) Mongul (1) Monitor (1) Monocle (1) Monsieur Mallah (2) Monster (1) Monster Society of Evil (1) Monty Moran (1) Moon Man (1) Moon O'Day (1) Moonglow (1) Mordru (1) Morgan Edge (1) Morloo (1) Mouse Man (1) Ms. Flash (1) Multi-Man (2) Multi-Woman (2) Multiplex (2) Multiverse Exists (6) Myra Mason (3) Myrwhydden (1) Nasty Luthor (1) Nebula Man (2) Needle (1) Negative Man (1) Negative Woman (1) Nekron (1) Nemesis (1) Neon the Unknown (1) Neptune Perkins (2) Neutron (1) New Genesis (4) New Olympians (1) Night (1) Nighthawk (2) NightIngale (1) Nightshade (1) Nightwing (2) Nim-El (1) Nocturna (1) Northwind (1) Nubia (2) Nuclear (1) Nuklon (2) Nyarl-Amen (1) Nyola (1) Oberon (1) Obsidian (3) Ocean Master (1) Old Timer (1) Olivia Reynolds (1) Olympian (1) Omac (1) Omega Men (1) Onyx (1) Oracle (1) Organizations (2) Orion (1) Osira (1) Outsider (1) Outsiders (9) Overmind (1) Owen Cooley (1) Parasite (1) Pariah (1) Patricia Powell (1) Peachy Pet (2) Pedro (1) Penguin (1) Penny Dreadful (1) Pep Morgan (1) Per Degaton (5) Percy Bratten (1) Percy Popp (1) Perry White (1) Pete Ross (1) Phantom Eagle (1) Phantom Girl (1) Phantom Lady (1) Phantom Stranger (3) Phantom Zone (8) Pied Piper (1) Pinky (6) Planet Master (1) Planet Princess (1) Planeteer (1) Planeteers (2) Planets (9) Plastic Man (1) Plastique (1) Poison Ivy (4) Pol Manning (1) Porra (1) Pow-Wow Smith (1) Power Girl (27) Praying Mantis (1) Prince Daka (1) Prince Evillo (1) Prince Peril (1) Prince Ra-Man (1) Princess Kuella (1) Princess Projectra (1) Princess Ramia (1) Privateer (1) Professor Chemico (1) Professor Elba (1) Professor Fether (1) Professor Fortune (1) Professor Gurn (1) Professor Hugo (1) Professor Hyatt (1) Professor Ivo (1) Professor Million (1) Professor Milo (1) Professor Ojo (1) Professor Potter (1) Professor Radium (1) Professor Vakox (1) Professor Zee (1) Professor Zodiak (1) Project Cadmus (1) Project M (1) Protector (1) Protectors (1) Proteus (1) Psimon (1) Psycho-Pirate (1) Psykon (2) Pulsar (1) Pulsar Stargrave (1) Puppet-Master (2) Purple Priestess (1) Quakemaster (1) Queen Atomia (1) Queen Bee (3) Queen Desira (1) Queen Paralea (1) Quicksilver (1) Qward (2) Ra's Al Ghul (1) Raakj (1) Radar (1) Rag Doll (2) Ragman (1) Rainbow Archer (1) Rainbow Man (1) Rainbow Raider (2) Rajah Rahbin (1) Ramulus (1) Ranger (1) Raven (3) Ray (2) Reactron (1) Real American (2) Red Bee (2) Red Dart (1) Red Dragon (1) Red Nails (1) Red Panzer (2) Red Star (1) Red Tornado (4) Red Torpedo (1) Red White and Blue (1) Reflecto (1) Replikon (1) Reverse Flash (6) Rex Cosmos (1) Rhya (1) Richard Dragon (1) Ricky Taylor (1) Riddler (1) Rip Carter (1) Rip Hunter (2) Rising Sun (1) Rival (2) Robbie (1) Robby Reed (2) Roberta (1) Robin (16) Robotman (4) Robots (1) Rock Braddon (1) Rogues Gallery (8) Roh Kar (1) Rokk and Sorban (1) Roper (1) Rose and Thorn (5) Rose Psychic (1) Rotwang (1) Roving Ranger (3) Roy Raymond (1) Royal Flush Gang (3) Roz-Em (1) Rusty Ryan (1) Sagitarius (1) Sand Superman (1) Sandman (4) Sandy (4) Sargon (5) Saturn Girl (3) Saturno (2) Scalphunter (2) Scarecrow (1) Scarlet Seal (1) Scoop Scanlon (1) Scribbly Jibbett (1) Sea Devils (1) Sea Sleuth (1) Secret City (2) Secret Six (1) Secret Society of Super-Villains (14) Sense-Master (1) Sensei (1) Sentinels of Justice (3) Serafin (1) Seraph (1) Serva (1) Seven (1) Sgt Rock (1) Shade (5) Shadow (1) Shadow Lass (1) Shadow-Thief (1) Shadowlands (1) Shaggy Man (1) Shark (1) Shatterer (1) Shimmer (1) Shining Knight (3) Shrike (1) Shrinking VIolet (1) Sidekicks (1) Sieur Satan (1) Signalman (1) Silent Knight (1) Silky Cernak (1) Silver Fog (1) Silver Scarab (2) Silver St. Cloud (2) Silver Swan (1) Simple Simon (1) Sindella (1) Sinestro (3) Sir Butch (1) Sir Traytor (1) Sivana (3) Sky Pirate (1) Skylark (1) Slim (1) Slingshot (1) Smashing Sportsman (1) Snake (1) Snapper Carr (1) Sniper (1) Sno-Supermen (1) Snowman (1) Socialites (18) Socko Smith (1) Solaris (1) Soldiers (7) Solo (2) Solomon Grundy (1) Solovar (1) Son of Vulcan (1) Sonar (1) Sonik (1) Space Legion (3) Space Ranger (1) Space-Police (1) Specialists (1) Spectre (4) Speedy (8) Spinner (1) Spook (1) Sportsman (1) Sportsmaster (1) Spy Smasher (5) Squadron of Justice (4) Squadron Supreme (1) Squiffles (1) Star Boy (2) Star Sapphire (5) Star-Rocket Racer (1) Star-Spangled Kid (4) Star-Tsar (2) Starbreaker (1) Starfire (4) Starheart (4) Starman (5) Starro (1) Steel (2) Steelclaw (1) Stel (2) Steve Carson (2) Storm King (1) Stormy Foster (1) Strange Twins (1) Streaky (1) Stretch Skinner (1) Stripesy (3) Strong Bow (2) Sue Dearborn (1) Suicide Squad (1) Sumo (1) Sun Boy (2) Sun-Eaters (1) Sun's Satellites (1) Sunburst (2) Super Friends (3) Super-Chief (2) Super-Duper (1) Super-Menace (1) Super-Squad (1) Super-Teacher (1) Superboy (7) Supergirl (27) Superman (25) Superman Emergency Squad (2) Superman Family (4) Superwoman (3) Susan Semple (1) Susie Tompkins (1) Swami Riva (1) Swamp Thing (1) Swashbuckler (1) Sword (1) Symbioship (1) Syreena (1) T.O. Morrow (2) Taia (2) Tank Tinker (1) Tannarak (1) Tao Jones (1) Tarantula (4) Tasmanian Devil (1) Tattooed Man (2) Tawky Tawny (1) Teen Titans (3) Tempest (1) Tempus (1) Ten-Eyed Man (1) Terra (1) Terra-Man (1) Terrible Trio (1) Tharka (2) Thaumar Dhai (1) Thayer (1) Thinker (6) Thomas Kalmaku (2) Thor (3) Three Dimwits (1) Thunder and Lightning (1) Thunderbolt (5) Tibro (1) Tiger (1) Tiger Shark (1) Tigress (2) Timber Wolf (1) Time Commander (1) Time Trapper (2) Time Trust (1) Tin Soldier (1) Titano (1) Titans (17) TNT (3) Tokomak (1) Tommy Tomorrow (2) Tong (1) Top (2) Tornado Champion (1) Tornado Twins (1) Tornado Tyrant (1) Toyman (1) Trata (1) Trickster (1) Trigger Twins (1) Triplicate Girl (1) Tsunami (1) Tubby Watts (1) Turtle (1) Tweedledum and Tweedledummer (1) Twice-Told-Tales (47) Twink (1) Two-Face (3) Tycoon of Crime (1) Typhoon (1) U-Ban (2) Ultivac (1) Ultra Boy (1) Ultra the Multi-Alien (1) Ultra-Humanite (7) Ultra-Man (1) Ultraa (4) Uncle Sam (2) Underlord (1) Unimaginable (1) Untouchables (1) USA (1) Valdemar (1) Valerie foxworth (1) Vandal Savage (10) Var-El (1) Vartox (2) Vibe (1) Vicki Grant (1) Vicki Vale (1) Vigilante (1) Vigilante II (1) Viking Prince (1) Vixen (1) Volcano Man (2) Vulcan (1) Vulture-Man (1) Vykin the Black (1) Wanda Wilson (1) Wanderers (1) Warlock (1) Warlord (2) Water Sprites (1) Weather Wizard (1) Weeper (2) Whip (2) Whirlicane (1) White Wizard (1) Whiz Wagon (1) Wildcat (3) Wildcat II (1) Wildfire (2) Will Magnus (2) Windwalker (1) Wing (1) Wingman (1) Wingo (1) Wings Wendall (1) Winky Blinky and Noddy (2) Wire Boy (1) witch (1) Wizard (5) Wonder Boy (1) Wonder Dog (2) Wonder Family (1) Wonder Girl (3) Wonder Twins (2) Wonder Woman (12) Wong (1) Woodley Allen (1) World Beater (1) Worry Wort (1) Wotan (1) Wrath (1) Xenca (1) Xotar (1) Yellow Scorpion (1) Yellow Wasp (1) Young All-Stars (4) Zalaz (1) Zan (1) Zatanna (1) Zatara (5) Zator (1) Zebra-Man (1) Zero (1) Zha-Vam (1) Zolar (1) Zook (1) Zor (2) Zoro (1) Zucco (1) Zyklon (1)

About Me

All images are owned and © 2010 by the respective holders and are presented here for educational purposes within the “fair use” terms of US Code: Title 17, Sec. 107.