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Naming comic characters on sight...

Büge

Arm Candy
(she/her)
That's H. E. Double-Hockey-Sticks, pictured without his signature twin ice hooks.

But this? I have no idea.

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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
But this? I have no idea.

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That's Umbra. She's a character from a recent D&D comic. She's an umber hulk that was polymorphed into a human but kept her umber hulk eyes. After being turned into a human she also became a shadow sorcerer.

Now who is this?
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And is this also the same character? And if it is then does his vehicle also have a name?
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Both the character and vehicle are Gary-Go-Round and thankfully he hasn't been realized on the screen because his theme song is constant calliope music.

What about this one?
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Purple

(She/Her)
That's Napalm Man. He had the ability to turn his skin into living napalm... which uh... turned out to be a pretty bad idea.

Meanwhile who is this that I legitimately can't seem to find one single other picture of that isn't an absurd pin-up?

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Beowulf

Son of The Answer Man
(He/Him)
That's Napalm Man. He had the ability to turn his skin into living napalm... which uh... turned out to be a pretty bad idea.

Meanwhile who is this that I legitimately can't seem to find one single other picture of that isn't an absurd pin-up?

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I mean, Wettie Page was a pin-up model, so, I mean, what are you expecting to find?

I bet you remember this fellow, though:
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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
That's Magneto. In that issue he took on the alias of a carnival stage magician, The Magnificent Magno - the Mystical Master of Magnetic Magic. I can't remember what that scepter was or why he wanted it but I think it didn't matter because the X-Men arrived and forced him to abandon it and retreat.

Now who do we have here making a dramatic entrance?
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Olli

(he/him)
Oh, I know this one! That's Sir Lancebot, the Knight of the Binary Table.

I seem to have forgotten who this fellow is:
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Purple

(She/Her)
The short-lived attempt at a Hanson tie-in comment, where the whole band combined to form the Mighty Mmm-bop!

I don't know who ANY of these are though.
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(Special guest post from a friend looking over my shoulder.)
 

Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
Wow, another obscure one. This is the cover image of an anti-drug issue of "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen," in which Jimmy drinks a potion that causes him to hallucinate that he's Batman. It's developed a cult following for its trippy, Jungian imagery, including wildly off-model Batman costumes that change from panel to panel.

And who's this?

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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
That's Venom cosplaying as Doctor Doom. Oh Venom, you're so silly and wacky...

Now who are these two?
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But I mostly want to know who he is. He seems to be quite popular with the ladies.
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Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
The one in the first panel is the anthropomorphic personification of the '60s. The second one is named Ushanka; she was mostly a clichéd Eastern Bloc femme fatale, but her trademark move was pulling whatever she needed at the moment out of her giant hat.

And who's this?
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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
That is Grand Madam Sweet Shades, She of the Sweet Shades.

But now who is the lagomorphic cape wearer?
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Meanwhile who is this that I legitimately can't seem to find one single other picture of that isn't an absurd pin-up?

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I mean, Wettie Page was a pin-up model, so, I mean, what are you expecting to find?
Didn't she do a lot of BDSM (Beach, Dock, Shore and Marina) work?
 

Purple

(She/Her)
But now who is the lagomorphic cape wearer?
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You know, there were a bunch of characters I THOUGHT were him a few pages back, but now I see a cape, I see the Death Star back there... THIS must be obscure the Star Wars comic character Jizz Jackrabbit.

Who's this guy though?
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Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
That's Max Clearance, a forgotten Max Headroom parody. Not sure whose edgelord cyberpunk avatar that is hovering menacingly over him.
 

Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
That’s Cable, whose power suit only works when it’s plugged in to several extension cords. They claimed they discontinued that character after the threat of a lawsuit from Marvel over a similarly-named hero, but I always suspected they just ran out of ideas for adventures that he could have within ten feet of an outlet.

What about this guy, though?

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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
That's just a well-done drawing of someone's character from an early MMO where you got the best stats by wearing a bunch of random, mismatched equipment.

But now who's this strapping gent? And am I wrong or is this showing him tripping?
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Purple

(She/Her)
Oh no, that's The Blue Balletier, mid-sweeping graceful jump. One of those gimmick characters trying to draw in new markets like when you see someone whose whole deal is owning a skateboard. Like uh... you know... help me out here?
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Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
That’s Ollie Bail, alias Darkslide, and Purple perfectly summed up his whole deal. He wasn’t a member of any of the X teams, or even a mutant; the “X” on his costume just stands for “X-TREME.” The ‘90s strike again.

Speaking of character designs from particular points in history, I know I remember this character from the ‘80s, but their name just isn’t coming to mind.

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Olli

(he/him)
That would be David Bowie in his comic form, from David Bowie Adventures.

Here's a face that should be familiar to everyone (if from nowhere else, then from the live-action film adaptations), but the name escapes me at the moment; can someone help me out?
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Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
Of course! That's The Dude of The Big Lebowski. The original bande dessinée that the movie was based on ought to get more recognition.

I want to say I've seen something about this guy in the news recently, but I can't recall his name.

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Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
That's Psylocke using her rarely seen psychic knuckles - the fist focused totality of her psychic abilities. (And also a rare appearance of her in pants.)

Since this is showing the aftermath we didn't get to see the catchphrase that usually accompanies them - "Prepare to get psy-clocked!"

Now who's this guy who only has one eye?
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Purple

(She/Her)
I can't properly write his name out because so far as I know there's no unicode for a Cool S, but that's Sinistar. No relation to the big space skull that says "run, mortal" so far as I know.

Meanwhile I'm... honestly quite legitimately curious about this guy.
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