LNH/Meta: Characters that are operating in 1956...
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Wed Mar 5 20:11:16 PST 2008
Arthurs asked of magical charcters running around the Looniverse in 1956.
Schwa Khan - fiendish (and yet lame) oriental mastermind who
appeared in _Constellation_, with a backhistory as an opponent
of the PULP Institute. Supposed to be immortal, going by the
Fu Manchu stereotype probably has skills in both science and
magic, in the story definately has enough esoteric wherewithall
to alter the properties of Plotdevicium (_Constellation_ #33)
Contrary to what Martin suggested for Old Comics Man being
'Comics Man' at the time, according to the narration he gave
New Look Lass in _Challengers Of The Abominable_ #0-1 he was
known as Commander Comics during 'the fifties' through to 1959
when the CotA were fighting Sasquatch Prime and her forces of
The point about some of the older NTB characters is a good
one. I know that Bluey was born in the late 19th century and
ages very slowly. Hmm. Let's check the NTB roster, and avoid
the NTBers who are too blantly ripped off from copyrighted
Bacchus is the Greek god of wine, and is effectively immortal.
Whether you'd meet him outside of a bar is another question.
Doubt would be an immortal as well, although his membership of
the Endless might be pushing copyright. It's been ages since
I skimmed the Netrigan/Dance of the Daemon series, but I think
he's also an immortal demon - is he free/active at that time?
Dark Mage/Dark Rose is supposed to be based vaguely on Rose,
Dr Occult's female side, and depending on how far you want to
stretch the intrepretation that might mean having been active
as far back as World War 2.
Grimslut is doomed to be eternally reborn whenever he's killed,
but that doesn't tell us how long he's been stuck in this state.
Likewise Rushed Post, who has 'immortality' (in quotes) as one
of his powers.
On a slightly different tack, it probably doesn't matter that
we don't know Mr E.K.Mouse was born, since his ability to travel
through time means he could kibbitz in 1956. Likewise the Dvandom
"These 'no-nonsense' solutions of yours just don't hold water in a complex
world of jet-powered apes and time-travel." - Superman, JLA Classified #3
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