> > > > -Listing Dreadknight as a member of the Masters of Evil IV. This was apparently an interpretation of the shadowy figure who was almost recruited in Amazing Spider-Man #283. It was later revealed this was in fact a new character, Mongoose.
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> > > I don't recall Dreadknight actually making the Handbook entry. I wonder if that means I have a second printing...
> > The error wasn't in the Masters of Evil entry - it was in Dreadknight's own.
> > MH
> Do you know why neither Bullseye nor Kraven was in the Deluxe Edition? Both was and still are fairly high-profile villains.
IIRC, Bullseye was left out because at the time of the relevant issue's publication, he was "inactive" due to his paralysis; by the time the Book of the Dead (and some Inactve, i.e. Living Monolith) came out, he was back thanks to Dark Wind.
Kraven does have an entry in the original Deluxe Edition. He was omitted from the TPB version because he died in between publications. The TPBs of the Deluxe Edition made many changes: the android Zodiac entry, for example, was totally rewritten; Ghaur only got his relatively low-detail and largely promotional "living" profile from before the Eternals mini had finished rather than his Book of the Dead profile because he'd come back in Atlantis Attacks; and Blackout, who got both a normal and a Book of the Dead entry, was sensibly reduced to just the Dead version.
Some profiles were simply dropped, too, like the one-page entry for Arnim Zola's creation Primus. Why this was done, I'm not sure; perhaps because he hadn't appeared for some time when the TPBs were out, and so was an easy cull to make the pagination work out?
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