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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 06 June 2023 at 9:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

David Proval as Richie Aprile in THE SOPRANOS gave me strong Wolverine vibes. He had a short fuse to match his size, too:

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Jason Czeskleba
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Posted: 07 June 2023 at 12:43am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

 JB wrote:
Dave’s Wolverine was a rougher version of his LoSH Timberwolf.

And Dave's Timber Wolf hairstyle seems to have been at least partially inspired by Color Kid, who was first drawn by Curt Swan:

Dave was a Legion fan before he became the artist, and was certainly familiar with the Color Kid character.  In this extract from the double-page spread of Superboy #200, he depicts both of them:

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Posted: 07 June 2023 at 1:14am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Gee, I wonder what Color Kid’s origin would be these days? lol
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JB: ...and decades later contacting D’Amato to tell him about it. 

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That's so cool! I'm glad he got to know how he inspired the best-known/foundational version of the character.
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I see Color Kid was created by Edmund Hamilton, who wrote many of the DC stories I read as a kid, as well as my favorite sci-fi novel, CITY AT WORLDS END.

It’s amusing to think back on my father handing me that book when I was around 14. He was trying to wean me off comics, neither of us realizing I’d been reading Hamilton for years!

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Posted: 07 June 2023 at 5:01pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

And speaking of faces, THIS.

An interesting mix of fact and fiction. Some, as you’ll see, are based on things I actually said in interviews. Others—well, no, Gyrich was not Shooter, tho in later years I think Shooter started saying he was.

The name came from some guy Shooter knew in Pittsburgh. The face came mostly from Hank Hogan, a character in DAN DARE.

But I’ll leave you to sort out for yourselves what’s what. :-)

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 07 June 2023 at 6:55pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Gyrich ISN’T Shooter? I did not know that.
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Stéphane Garrelie
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I like CITY AT WORLDS END, but for me Edmond Hamilton is first the author of CAPTAIN FUTURE, whose anime was part of my childhood and teen years, and whose books i read later, at the same time as CITY.

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Drift: Although CITY AT WORLD’S END is my favorite science-fiction novel (and close to being my favorite novel overall), the rest of Hamilton’s work has mostly eluded me. Except the comic stories, but when I read those I didn’t know they were his.
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Jason Czeskleba
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When I saw this picture the other day, the first thing I thought was "now he's trying to do Wolverine hair":
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 13 June 2023 at 11:40am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

This picture looks as if he has an invisible heat ray coming  out of his eyes to which is skin is not invulnérable!

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Posted: 13 June 2023 at 11:46am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Let’s steer clear of THIS drift!!
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