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Subj: Re: "The Most Important Character In Comics..." Guess Who?
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 at 04:16:03 pm BST (Viewed 338 times)
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Hint: It's not Superman, Batman, Wolverine, or Spider-Man!

Didn't make it past "the first reboot in comics". Characters got rebooted all of the time in the 1940s. Chesler especially was big about dusting off a name and putting it onto a new character sometimes with a similar costume and sometimes similar powers and sometimes not and usually with no explanation as to how it linked to the original. Almost as popular at the companies was taking a story (sometimes already published, sometimes not) and just changing the colors of the costume and the character's name to create a new character. The Green Lama got retooled several times without mentioning any relation to the other versions as he skipped around companies and media. Sometimes, companies would just casually insert a new origin in the middle of the ongoing strip (this happened with Catman and Daredevil) that was completely incompatible with the original origin though it didn't change the month-to-month storytelling much. Ajax-Farrell used a lot of GA names from Fox Comics for their characters who would bear about as much similarity as Barry Allen to Jay Garrick. Off the top of my head, some characters that seemed to be rebooted:

Dan Hastings
Dynamic Man (Chesler)
Captain Freedom
Shock Gibson
Lady Satan
Green Lama
The Claw
The Flame
Black Cobra
The Clock (who was given an origin, a real identity and a new sidekick when he transferred to Quality).
Wonder Boy
Yankee Eagle

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