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by Ken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Comics: How would you fix / improve _______ character / concept?
Replies: 35
Views: 2061

Re: Comics: How would you fix / improve _______ character / concept?

I'd establish that the Protector , rather than being Jason Hart, was the identity that Marvin White eventually took after his training. Similarly, I'd establish that the Huntress who was in the Justice Society, and called Batman "Uncle Bruce" was Wendy Harris. She'd have been killed sometime before ...
by Ken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Protector

-Oh, Protector. Created because of some copywrite snafu, he was basically a recoloured Robin. See, Robin was linked via Batman to a deal to sell Nabisco products, so when rival company Keebler produced the Teen Titans Anti-Drug issue, they couldn't use Robin in the story any more! And, since they'd...
by Ken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Arsenal

-Roy Harper started off as basically a Robin Rip-Off, to go with the fact that Green Arrow himself was basically a Batman Rip-Off (living in an Arrowcave, driving an Arrowcar, etc.) way back in the Golden Age. He got to join The Seven Soldiers of Victory and all sorts of stuff, and despite being fr...
by Ken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Ken's Kache of Khracters (too many Hydronauts and Devilfishes)
Replies: 430
Views: 22981

Ken's guide to DC's golden age characters

Detective Comics Superman Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder Aquaman Green Arrow and Speedy Guardian (and the Newsboy Legion) Zatara Doctor Fate Spectre Sandman and Sandy the Golden Boy Starman Hourman Crimson Avenger and Wing Star-Spangled Kid and Stripsey the Vigilante the Shining Knight Manhunter (...
by Ken
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (DONNA TROY!!!! Tempest! Hawk & Dove! The Flash!)

Cary Bates has indicated in interviews that he had more plans for Charley in Justice League of America that went unrealized since he was the book was turned over to Elliot S! Maggin with #117. Bob Rozakis had said in interviews that he did have long term plans for the Titans East / Titans West and w...
by Ken
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (DONNA TROY!!!! Tempest! Hawk & Dove! The Flash!)

MARV WOLFMAN: * Regarding Marv Wolfman being "a hack", that's certainly a new one to me. But even he would admit he bottomed out by the end of his Titans run. The rest of his body of work is pretty serviceable- I've read some of his 1970s Marvel work, and it's even with most of the stuff I've read ...
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (Starfire! Bumblebee! Lilith Clay! DONNA TROY!!!!)

But yeah, in the 1980s, it was clearly that Wolfman & Perez wanted to leave the old Titans behind- they only stuck with three of the Original Five, and dumped the third only a few years in. They were, like a lot of creative types, way more into perfecting THEIR new characters. And to their credits,...
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (DONNA TROY!!!! Terry Long! Tempest! Hawk & Dove!)

My only memory of either of them on the team was when Donna Troy put together her disastrous "Temporary Titans" group for a one-off. George Perez was off the book, and Wolfman was stuck with a lesser artist (well... EVERYONE is a lesser artist, but this one was particularly "meh"). The whole idea w...
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (DONNA TROY!!!! Terry Long! Tempest! Hawk & Dove!)

I think the reason I always preferred Dawn Grangers Dove over Dons was that they really made Dawn a much better hero, She was pacifistic but not a pushover. She truly balanced Hanks Hawk by no only being the peace maker of the pair but by also working with him as the counter balance, they did a muc...
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: The Art Room
Topic: Ares Edits - Green Hornet, Kato, Indiana Jones, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Man of War
Replies: 216
Views: 10560

Re: Ares Edits - Pulp Builds! Doc Savage, The Rocketeer, Tarzan, The Spider, Green Hornet, Kato

Ares wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 am
Blue Beetle - Ted
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Image Blue Beetle says "I approve!"
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Dove (Don Hall)

Jabroniville wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:53 am
Don is a peace-loving liberal, whereas Hank is a pro-active, volatile conservative.
Hey, new idea for a reboot in the 21st century... One peace-loving conservative, whereas the other is a pro-active, volatile liberal.
by Ken
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (DONNA TROY!!!! Terry Long! Tempest! Hawk & Dove!)

Is there a third set of Hall's in the DCU? I'm remembering a Hector Hall, the original Silver Scarab/Sandman that went on to become Doctor Fate... and married the second Fury? Hank & Don, and Carter & Shiera (Hector's parents). And then there was the alias that Katar and Shayera used... but that wa...
by Ken
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Ask the Staff
Topic: Interest Checks: Board Functionality Updates
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Interest Checks: Board Functionality Updates

How about the abilities to make polls?


Oh. Wait.
by Ken
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (Lilith Clay! DONNA TROY!!!! Terry Long! Tempest!)

When I first heard of Hawk and Dove, I knew nothing about them save for their names. It was something like "Hank (Hawk) Hall is doing XYZ and Don (Dove) Hall is doing PDQ" And to my 9 year old mind, I was thinking they were related to Hawkman and Hawkgirl, because 1) the bird theme and b) the surnam...
by Ken
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds (Kole! Raven! Danny Chase! Red Star! Changeling!)
Replies: 15146
Views: 836213

Re: Jab’s Builds (Lilith Clay! DONNA TROY!!!! Terry Long! Tempest!)

In the classic series, it largely varied on who was writing. Aqualad was in the first 44% of the series (first 19 out of 43 issues), and the first 17 were all by Bob Haney, who apparently had no real problem with including Garth. It was that starting with issue 18, the Teen Titans no longer had a re...