February 13, 2008

Comicbook Quirk of the Week

One of the more hilarious endings to a comics character's [own magazine's] career takes place in Marvel's Kazar the Savage #34 from 1984. After the conclusion to a multi-part epic, the "epilogue" has the protagonist lifted from time and space, and he finds himself being chased in the dark by shadowed entities. Eventually he spots a large building, and makes his way inside. He busts through a massive door to find he's reached ...

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Yep, that's what it says: "The Land of Cancelled Heroes." Of course, however, many of those "cancelled" characters went on to continue their "existence" in the Marvel Universe (some proudly!), especially the Silver Surfer, Nova, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, and [Black] Goliath (although he was recently killed in the so-called epic "Civil War" saga).

See if you can pick them out, but better yet -- name some other characters in that pic!

Posted by Hube at February 13, 2008 04:24 PM | TrackBack

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Okay, from top to bottom:

It, the Living Colossus (by the Ka-Zar banner)


Dr. Druid (under the "A" in Hooray)

Brother Voodoo (next to exclamation point)

floor level (left to right):

Ms. Marvel, Nova, Silver Surfer, Spider-Woman, (don't know the guy next to the candles), Man-Wolf, Deathlok, Black Goliath (in the background), Shang Chi (Master of Kung-Fu), don't know the guy in front of Shang Chi, Ka-Zar, some kinda Zombie guy


Man-Thing, Ghost Rider, Night Rider or Phantom Rider (formerly Ghost Rider), Morbius the Living Vampire.

Posted by: Mark Engblom at February 13, 2008 05:39 PM

I knew if you stopped by, Mark, you'd ace the thing! Nice work!

Posted by: Hube at February 13, 2008 05:51 PM

The cowboy in front of Shang Chi is, I think, Kid Colt. He looked familiar but I had to do some work with google. I am lost on the zombie guy and the dude in front of Man-Wolf.

Notice the banner up in the left top corner...Is that Crystal? As in the Inhumans? She didn't have a title too did she???

Posted by: Dawn at February 16, 2008 08:50 PM

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