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Golden Age

 

Nighthawk - Crime Fighter Weapons Master who's secret identity is the millionaire inventor who builds aircraft for the military.

 

Silver Age

 

ARES* - Powered Armor hero son of Nighthawk and who's taken over the family's aerospace firm.

 

*Advanced Reconnaissance Excursion Suit

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Atomic Age:  Venusia.  Attractive female alien theoretically from the planet Venus.  Later on "revealed" (retconned) to be from a world light years away that happens to resemble certain pulp science fiction depictions of the planet Venus (cloud-covered, tropical, jungles and swamps filled with dinosaurs, but spotted with advanced city states inhabited by humanoids including Venusia's own matriarchal society where women rule with mental powers)

 

"The Prehistoric Man"  An unfrozen "cave man" who turns out to be immortal, confused and violent.

 

"Spyhunter"  A masked man who pursued moles within western intelligence agencies.  

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From the original Yahoo club campaign here's the Silver age TEAM ALPHA:

 

NEON the Living Laser: Gained laser and plasma generating powers after he and his brothers were subjected to the Q'rrym Effect and a blast of cosmic energy.

 

Tech Knight : gained abilities to control technology and energy due to an injection of the Q'rrym effect.

 

The Weaponeer: Can create and alter weaponry that can fire Q'rrym energies, see NEON and TECH KNIGHT above.

 

LIBERTY the Platinum Patriot: Abused by her stepfather, gained superpowers via wishing sphere by the original Dreamstar who became her BF and teammate.

 

DREAMSTAR, Princess of dreams: gained magical powers through contact with the original Princess dream in order to save her life and awaken her from a coma of almost ten years in modern age passed mantle and identity to daughter, the current DREAMSTAR.

 

PRINCE SAGA the Tomorrow Teen: Rescued from an attempted abduction by the CIA to create a new Kid Supremor ; has the same powers as his old man who has survived the war.

Power Princess: successor and daughter of the Original Power Princess who is now the new POWER QUEEN succeeding the Original who had died in the end of the War via an attack by the threacharus Queen of the Gammazons .

 

Nightingale: Daughter of the original raven and Nightbird, trained by PRIMUS as a superspy gained fame as a well known costumed crusader with  glider cape and utility belt and pouches inside her cape.  

 

MS Mercury: Daughter of the original fastest woman alive, empowered by a accidental combination of Cyberline and Exocaine and a lightning bolt causing the explosion. 

 

TEMPEST: Grandson of the PROTECTORS' Maelstrom with a stronger upgrade of weather powers as his granddad.

 

Altogether they are the All New, All Different, TEAM ALPHA!!! 

 

 

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Lucas "Chaingang" Kincaid, slavecatcher of the Wells' Revenge

 

 

A recent recruit to the crew of the Wells' Revenge, Lucas "Chaingang" Kincaid is something of an oddity,

in that he comes from Earth's mid-20th Century.

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :eg:

 

 

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Another bad guy is Red Hammer, a Russian thug who originally came over to America as a superpowered henchman to other communists villains. Eventually his superiors abandoned him, and he was forced to work with any criminal organization who would have him. Red Hammer is a brick, and still believes strongly in the communist system.

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From the original Yahoo club campaign here's the Silver age TEAM ALPHA:

 

NEON the Living Laser: Gained laser and plasma generating powers after he and his brothers were subjected to the Q'rrym Effect and a blast of cosmic energy.

 

Tech Knight : gained abilities to control technology and energy due to an injection of the Q'rrym effect.

 

The Weaponeer: Can create and alter weaponry that can fire Q'rrym energies, see NEON and TECH KNIGHT above.

 

LIBERTY the Platinum Patriot: Abused by her stepfather, gained superpowers via wishing sphere by the original Dreamstar who became her BF and teammate.

 

DREAMSTAR, Princess of dreams: gained magical powers through contact with the original Princess dream in order to save her life and awaken her from a coma of almost ten years in modern age passed mantle and identity to daughter, the current DREAMSTAR.

 

PRINCE SAGA the Tomorrow Teen: Rescued from an attempted abduction by the CIA to create a new Kid Supremor ; has the same powers as his old man who has survived the war.

Power Princess: successor and daughter of the Original Power Princess who is now the new POWER QUEEN succeeding the Original who had died in the end of the War via an attack by the threacharus Queen of the Gammazons .

 

Nightingale: Daughter of the original raven and Nightbird, trained by PRIMUS as a superspy gained fame as a well known costumed crusader with  glider cape and utility belt and pouches inside her cape.  

 

MS Mercury: Daughter of the original fastest woman alive, empowered by a accidental combination of Cyberline and Exocaine and a lightning bolt causing the explosion. 

 

TEMPEST: Grandson of the PROTECTORS' Maelstrom with a stronger upgrade of weather powers as his granddad.

 

Altogether they are the All New, All Different, TEAM ALPHA!!! 

 

Except for a revised pic of Nightingale, and a necessary recreation of Ms. Mercury's pic, I've emailed all the rest of Team Alpha SA's

pics to you.

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :yes:

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Except for a revised pic of Nightingale, and a necessary recreation of Ms. Mercury's pic, I've emailed all the rest of Team Alpha SA's

pics to you.

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :yes:

Thanx, got'em and stored them in my USB drives.

BTW here's  some  Silver Age superhero themes for you and everyone else. Enjoy

PMV Spike Hero in Training (Captain Invincible).mp3

7111358_fanfares_by_stockwaves.mp3

The Final Countdown - Europe (Lyrics).mp3

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The Silver Stash is a rather ridiculous looking super criminal who looks like a renagad from the 70's (and started his carrier in that decade). He has a silver mushtash which can streach and manipulate objects.

 

You've been watching that weird-*** anime featuring the guy with the really funky hair, haven't you?

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :sneaky:

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You've been watching that weird-*** anime featuring the guy with the really funky hair, haven't you?

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :sneaky:

The short answer is "yes". But exactly which one? You realize that describes almost ALL of them.

 

(The true insperation is 70's porn stashes. And mabie Black Dynamite, both live action movie and animated tv series.)

 

(Oh, and I believe he is referring to BoBo BoBoBo-Bo, or something like that.)

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Zarlock

 

 

All that is known of this strange, super-science villain -- other than his membership in the Society Sinister, that is --

is that he was a Soviet scientist who had discovered an armed and armored chair-like mechanism, which was

of clearly non-human design and construction, and which could only be occupied by someone without arms

and legs. As he was suffering from a disease which would eventually take his ability to use his arms or legs,

the scientist underwent surgery to have them amputated so that he would be able to be installed in the chair.

 

While the surgery and the installation process was successful, the scientist (now calling himself Zarlock; no

one connected with the surgery or the chair's discovery knew where the name had come from) eventually

began to suffer from severe psychological complications resulting from it, the most notable of which was his

belief that it was his "destiny" to "uplift" the human race, and to turn its members into cybernetic beings like

himself. Knowing that the State would try to stop him, Zarlock took measures to preempt their efforts, starting

with the destruction of the tank platoon and motorized rifle company that was providing security for the project.

 

After taking the next step in his plan -- the slaughter of the other scientists involved with the project, one of

whom managed to escape unnoticed by the deranged cyborg -- Zarlock then leveled the secret facility, leaving

nothing behind which would lead his enemies to him, wherever he might go to in the outside world. Or so he

thought; the sole surviving member of the project's science staff -- Dr. Irina Rostova, a psychologist whose

job was to monitor and evaluate the mental health of the scientist-turned-guinea pig, had managed to not

only survive the massacre, but also to gather films and other records of the project that hadn't been destroyed.

She then fled the ruins of the secret facility, and eventually made it back to civilization, where she made the

decision to defect in order to warn others of the threat that Zarlock posed.

 

As for Zarlock himself, he eventually managed to escape Soviet territory, and slowly but surely began to assemble

the group of villains that would come to be known as the Society Sinister. In the course of his activities, Zarlock

discovered that his destruction of the project had been less than total, and that there had been a survivor. For the

most part, Zarlock regarded this news as being of no consequence whatsoever; after all, what could one solitary

human female do to stop him?

 

Still, the fact that there had indeed been a survivor represented a loose end in his planning -- and loose ends

were so annoyingly untidy...

 

NOTES: the battle chair of which Zarlock is part is a creation of an extraterrestial race, one which has yet to make

itself known to Mankind at present. The fact that the chair is not only armed, but armored as well, speaks of a race

that is less than peaceful -- and quite possibly inimical to humanity as a whole. The weapons known to be possessed

by the chair at present are as follows:

 

Two ball turret-mounted, independently-targetable Gatling-type laser cannons (mounted on the 'backrest' of the chair)

Two variable-intensity plasma-bolt launchers (one on each 'arm' of the chair)

Paralyzing gas projectors (shoulder-mounted)

Disintegrator beam projector (mounted in the chair's front)

 

As for its known defenses, the unidentified alloy of which the chair is made is known to be as strong as tank armor; in

addition to its physical 'armor', the chair also has a built-in force field generator as well. Dr. Rostova described an in-

cident during Zarlock's attack, in which one of the tanks which were providing security for the facility fired point-blank

at Zarlock, only to see its shot have no effect whatsoever. Unfortunately for the tank and its crew, it couldn't say the

same once Zarlock turned the power of his disintegration beam upon it, wiping it from existence.

 

While the chair is capable of flight due to its internal antigravity flight system, Zarlock only uses it in combat or for

escape; at all other times, the chair is attached to a platform which makes use of tank-like treads for movement.

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :eg:

 

 

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411 on Zarlock. Or, behind the scenes.

 

The insperation for the Society Sinister is the Brotherhood of Evil/Society of Sin. And since I based there archnemisis the Freek Force is based loosely on The Doom Patrol, that fact made sense. Except that Mr. Long made a rather good version of the Brotherhood of Evil himself.

 

Zarlock is, as leader, the analog of The Brain, but Mr. Long has a rather competent and powerful brain in the jar type for his group. So, thinking, what villain I know which is and is not similar to The Brain, and I thought of Daviros, the Dr. Who villain and creator of the Dalicks. So, the idea of the extremely smart scientist in a weaponised wheelchair came to mind. The idea of him wanting to 'uplift' mankind is, basically Daviros trying to find his Dalicks.

 

Cat came about because I wanted a 'smart' animal, and an evolved ape was taken. And the idea of a wheelchair bound villain with a persian cat on his lap.

 

Bouncer was created to provide mussel for the group. And following the strange villains format, the idea of a man made of organic rubber came to mind. Twitch is a guy the group needs, a spy and assassin. Finally Miss. Strangle is loosly based on Madame Rouge of the Brotherhood of Evil, but limited to her arms. In fact, that seems to be the only member not repersented.

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Another villain that has a similar obsession with turning humanity into cyborg beings like himself is Doc Terror,

the megalomaniacal cyborg supervillain of the '80s' cartoon Centurions.

 

 

Major Tom 2009 :dyn

He is not insteristed in cyberisation to uplift humans. More into genetically changing humans to be like him.

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Gooz-gooz Ghagla The Invincible

 

A giant alien with three arms and legs, three eyes and ears, and the size of a skyscraper, Gooz-gooz Ghagla landed one day in the atomic age. It destroyed buildings, and nothing the military tried could stop it. Finally, when all looks grim, even larger aliens named Mha-mha and Dha-dha came to clame him. And they instantly undid all of the damage there baby did.

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Silver Age Villains:

ATLAS: Villainous Organization lurking within a legitimate front called PROMETHEOUS.

Membership includes:

PEACEMONGER [Leader]: Half cyborg half human, All schitzo Founded ATLAS as well as discovered the Q'rymm Effect that created the three founders of TEAM ALPHA's silver age team.

Virturoso : Mind control via music instruments,attempted to control the original DREAMSTAR via his powers but awakened her prematurely giving her psi powers as well as enhancing her magic abilities.

Reflex: Mobster with stretchable powers. Atempted and successfully abducted the Davison brothers ,contributing to their enpowerment via the Q'rymm effect.

ECHO: Psionic Terrorist with sociopathic tendencies. Recently attempted to  to destroy the Court of dreams for revenge from what the Davisons did to ATLAS. Now in the DREAMSPACE,imprisioned within the Black Labrynth along with the Boogyman and Lady Fear.

UBERMAN: Slacker brick who betrayed ATLAS  after being convinced by Logika that what they were doing was evil  beyond compare. Now on Probation  from PRIMUS and ARGUS working his sentence as a hero with secret identity.

DEVIANT ALPHA: Q'rrym powered zombie with an appetite for brains, Destroyed when attempting to absorb NEON's Extradimensional Q'rymm Field during battle on ATLAS moonbase.

 

JUGGERNAUT 2.0: Upgraded version of the juggernaut Armor created in 1947 by Dr Klinkenhausen. Its radioactive power source was replaced by a cold fusion power pack and reinforced  with a Titanium/Questonium alloy and armed with the latest in superweaponry, whoever wears this may become the most wanted supervillain in the US.

 

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The Triumphant Five

 

During the 1960s five high school friends in the city of Rockfordale were accidentally exposed to the energies of their science genius classmate's greatest invention--the Inherent Potential Maximizer.  Endowed with strange and astounding powers and abilities, they decided to use them to fight crime and help others, as a way of proving to adults that not all teenagers were lazy, irresponsible good-for-nothings.

 

While occasionally joined by other teenage heroes, the Five's membership has remained constant since their formation.  They are--

 

Hyper-Man (Harvey Morrow)--Superhuman strength, impervious to most physical harm, able leap great distances and outrun most automobiles.  Was the first of the group to assume a costumed identity.  Name was given to him by the press, albeit accidentally.  ("Hyperion!  I told them my name was Hyperion!")  Wears red tights and trunks, a yellow top with a red capital "H" emblem, yellow boots, red cape and eye mask.  The leader of the Five, although this goes unacknowledged, especially by The Invincible Avenger.  But more about him later.

 

Whirl-A-Girl (Danielle "Dani" Brooks)--Can generate an energy vortex that makes it appear she is spinning at very high speeds.  Capable of supersonic flight, concussive "whirl-a-blasts," and the vortex itself acts as a force field.  Wears a green body suit with a wide yellow belt with a "W" emblem on the buckle, and a green mask that covers the lower half of her head, leaving her eyes, mouth and the top of her head exposed.  Has a crush on Harvey (Hyper-Man), although you would never get her to admit it.

 

Rocket Runner (Bertram "Bert" Harper)--Capable of running at supersonic speeds, fast enough to catch bullets, tie a crook's shoelaces together, or do whatever else needs doing at extremely high speed.  Wears a blue and red body suit with stylized rocket emblems on the chest and upper arms, and wraparound goggles to protect his eyes.  While his powers don't depend on his metabolism, he loves to eat, being a favorite customer of every fast food diner in Rockfordale.

 

Sorceressa (Samantha Allen)--Capable of telekinesis and teleporting herself and others.  Loves to teleport weapons out of crooks' hands.  Loves to claim her powers are magical, patterning herself after her namesake TV character.  Wears a black mini-dress with long flowing sleeves, black cape and mask.  Has a crush on Harvey (Hyper-Man), although you would never get her to admit it.

 

The Invincible Avenger (Roger Dodgson)--Speed and reflexes comparable to Hyper-Man, but not his strength or indestructibility.  His main power is rapid-fire energy blasting, and he is so fast and accurate he can shoot bullets out of the air.  Wears a black body suit with blue trunks, skintight blue cowl (leaves eyes and lower face open), blue cape, gloves and boots.  Has a black "A" emblem outlined in gold on his chest.  Started out as a rival to Hyper-Man, and almost became a villain, until a common threat caused the Triumphant Five to come together.  Is seriously annoyed that both Whirl-A-Girl and Sorceressa have a crush on Hyper-Man--although you would never get him to admit it.

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Phantom, the above characters are already published. Where are the original creations?

Would you believe that ATLAS was published for the 3rd ed Champions book but not the 5th nor the 6th ed books not to mention the fact that they are not found in any edition of the ENEMIES books?

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Would you believe that ATLAS was published for the 3rd ed Champions book but not the 5th nor the 6th ed books not to mention the fact that they are not found in any edition of the ENEMIES books?

Yes. And that does not matter. I am still looking for original Atomic Age and/or Silver Age characters. They can be inspired by Atomic Age and Silver Age characters, but that should be it.

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Meanwhile in Japan

 

Maho Shoujo (Magic Girl) was the bane of the American Occupation forces right up until they discovered that the officer in charge of Tokyo had been possessed by one of the many demons who had been released in Japan when their container had been bombed late in the war.  

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A lot of these feel like modern characters shoved back in time. They don't really feel like Atomic or Silver Age characters to me.

 

I'll admit that the magical girl genre was invented in Japan in the 60s and the magical girl superhero was introduced in the 70s with Cutey Honey who more or less marked the transition point between the Japanese equivalents of Silver and Bronze age.  I've just always thought that  it would be interesting to be a Japanese superhero during the Occupation at a point when any Japanese superhuman would be interned.   

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