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#1 Myrlyn

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

I was going through some old comics today and dug up this little treasure.  NM condition too.  :)

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

I have that six-issue mini-series, too. Haven't read it in forever. I wonder if it's worth reading as an adult, or if it's one of those things best left in childhood.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

Its not great, really.  Kind of disappointing because I would have loved to have seen a good comic set in the Champions universe. Heck I tried to write and draw one, but it was way too much work and time.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

I only have one issue. Couldn't tell you where. Somewhere between comic in boxes 1258 and 2763. Yes read them again. So they aren't as great as you recall. What is? As for making our own versions, at the risk of sounding like an egomaniac...I can write the Greast COmic IN THE HISTORY OF HISTORY. The drawing uhm anyone want to read a comic with some really nice stick figures?:)



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

I would have loved to have seen a good comic set in the Champions universe.

 

Whaddaya mean "would have loved"? It'd still be awesome to see one set in the Champions universe. :)


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

Have the mini and few of the ongoing issues. It was okay. Not great, but not as bad as some of the other stuff for the time. I think I preferred Southern Knights a bit more.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:08 PM

Yes, definitely preferred Southern Knights, especially the earlier stuff.  It had a nice Champions campaign feel to it.  Not perfect, mind you, but generally a fun read.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:25 PM

At the time there was a definite "cool" factor to seeing Champions superheroes and villains in comic-book form. In the mid-to-late 1980s tabletop RPGs were a much bigger hobby than they are today, and Champions was the most widely recognized superhero game. Particularly cool were the various featured characters given Hero System stats at the back of each issue. But objectively speaking, the writing and artwork were overall unexceptional for the era.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

At the time there was a definite "cool" factor to seeing Champions superheroes and villains in comic-book form. In the mid-to-late 1980s tabletop RPGs were a much bigger hobby than they are today, and Champions was the most widely recognized superhero game. Particularly cool were the various featured characters given Hero System stats at the back of each issue. But objectively speaking, the writing and artwork were overall unexceptional for the era.

If you want to check out the latest on the Champs comic series go to Heroic publishing for all the series including G Girl. http://www.heroicpublishing.com


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

Its kind of sad what happened to flare.  She had a bit of a skimpy outfit but she really turned into a whore in the comic.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:45 PM

A somewhat creepy element was added to Giant (Goliath in the RPG).  It turns out that the harness that gives him his powers also gives him the memories of the previous wearers.

The original Giant was a hero in World War II.  The Giant in the original comic is his son-in-law, who became Giant after the original's death.  This means that he remembers his wife being his daughter.  Years after Giant's death at the hands of the Demon-Master, his son became the third Giant, transformed into an adult when he uses the harness, similar to Captain Marvel/Shazam.  This means that he remembers his mother being his wife and his daughter. 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:27 PM

Its kind of sad what happened to flare.  She had a bit of a skimpy outfit but she really turned into a whore in the comic.

 

Writer Dennis Mallonee always displayed a sizeable kinky streak.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

If you prefer the pdf format, you might try drivethrurpg.com



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:49 PM

I meant drivethrucomics.com

the other one is for role playing games and does have a lot of current Hero Game products there.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

Yes, definitely preferred Southern Knights, especially the earlier stuff.  It had a nice Champions campaign feel to it.  Not perfect, mind you, but generally a fun read.

 

Especially considering that there was a villain group in Southern Knights called VIPER.

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:45 PM

Writer Dennis Mallonee always displayed a sizeable kinky streak.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Just so you all know, the heroic publishing website has alot of these available for free online...(they have changed some of the names (Freddy is now called "The Fox")


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:16 AM

Just so you all know, the heroic publishing website has alot of these available for free online...(they have changed some of the names (Freddy is now called "The Fox")

 

And as the side effect of a transformation spell that a DEMON Morbane cast on him as a disguise way back in the original miniseries, he's unknowingly developed an alternate personality and occasionally physically and mentally turns into a female superhuman mercenary who knows about him and is trying to find a way to permanently take control.

 

 

EDIT: I thought I had a cover somewhere in my Photobucket library.

 

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The woman in the middle is "Foxbat's" alternate self.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:39 AM

Just so you all know, the heroic publishing website has alot of these available for free online...(they have changed some of the names (Freddy is now called "The Fox")

Yeah, because they lost the Licence to all of the characters ex the ones that belonged to Dennis. I am not really sure that I liked how he changed the color and the name of the characters to get around the IP problems.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:41 AM

A "real" Champions Universe comic would have been cool. I had hopes that Cryptic could pull it off like they did with the licensed City of Heroes comic. Unfortunately, Champions Online never caught on so no comic or other licensed things outside of what DOJ published for the RPG.


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