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Or – “A Peculiar Demesne Of Jim Shooter Stories…” Many years ago, a very young Jim Shooter made comic book history by vitalizing the Legion of Super-Heroes at the tender age of 13, and in the intervening decades, he’s created or revamped dozens of characters in interesting ways.  One recurring theme tends to be a ridiculously powerful character in a “real-world” setting, using the character’s super-powers in ways that are logical and understandable.  Unfortunately, there are two OTHER Shooter tropes in play this issue that are much LESS interesting, one of which is just plain disturbing…

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Dark Horse ComicsDoctor Solar Man Of The AtomFeaturedReview

Or – “Green Skin And Red Suit Used To Make For Some Awesome Painted Covers…” So, it’s a bit confusing, so I’ll go over it again…  Back in the day, Western Publishing had more than one comic book imprint, one of which was Gold Key Comics, home of Doctor Solar, Doctor Spektor, Magnus, Turok and others.  In the 80’s, they relaunched Solar to a complete lack of response before licensing him to Jim Shooter’s Valiant Comics during the 90’s comic boom.  When that went under, Shooter tried to buy the character rights (now owned by Random House) with a new Valiant

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