DC Who's Who

Forgotten Files From A Rebooted Age

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Bill Sienkiewicz 1985-1987: Selections from Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe

Marvel’s 80s-era Handbooks really rocked my world. Mark Gruenwald, Eliot R. Brown and company really brought something wonderfully nerdtastic to the world of comics. And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, DC must have though so too. While I have a distinct preference of Marvel’s Handbooks over DC’s Who’s Who, one area where DCs offerings surpassed the Handbooks is the treatment of the art for the characters. Every character go his or her own logo and the 1-color background art provided a great way to put the character in context.

Shown above are all of Sienkiewicz’s contributions to the series and — appropriately enough — they are brimming with character.

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"His upbringing gave him a strong intuitive sense of right and wrong and an unwavering commitment to those values, even if he sometimes finds himself at a loss to explain them intellectually."
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Text: Tom & Mary Bierbaum/art: Chris Sprouse & Al Gordon/colors: Tom McCraw

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"His upbringing gave him a strong intuitive sense of right and wrong and an unwavering commitment to those values, even if he sometimes finds himself at a loss to explain them intellectually."

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Text: Tom & Mary Bierbaum/art: Chris Sprouse & Al Gordon/colors: Tom McCraw

Kent Shakespeare 4 Eva

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"I was born Irwin Schwab. Abandoned by my parents as a tiny tot, I was raised by an Admiral solid-state television set. It taught me how to relax. In other cultures this was known as brain death, but for me it was only the beginning."

Test: Robert Loren Fleming/art: Keith Giffen & Al Gordon/colors: Anhtony Tollin

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incogvito asked: I remember seeing the Shield from the Impact line, but did you ever post the Black Hood?

Unfortunately I only had one of the Impact! Who’s Who issue so I don’t have Black Hood’s entry. 

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"You are Stuart Moseley and you live for these nights. You live to do battle with that desperate element that would victimize the weak and helpless of Delta City. When you pull on those enchanted orange and yellow colors of the Heckler, the strains and frustrations of your everyday life fade like a fat umpire on hot Astroturf."
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Text: Tom & Mary Bierbaum/art: Keith Giffen/colors: Tom McCraw

"You are Stuart Moseley and you live for these nights. You live to do battle with that desperate element that would victimize the weak and helpless of Delta City. When you pull on those enchanted orange and yellow colors of the Heckler, the strains and frustrations of your everyday life fade like a fat umpire on hot Astroturf."

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Text: Tom & Mary Bierbaum/art: Keith Giffen/colors: Tom McCraw

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"…she was seduced by the ease of using computers to access other people’s systems - and secrets. Eventually, Lani began using the information gleaned from these others to build a criminal career as an extortionist and blackmailer."
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Text: Robert Greenberger/art: Greg Guler/colors: Anthony Tollin

"…she was seduced by the ease of using computers to access other people’s systems - and secrets. Eventually, Lani began using the information gleaned from these others to build a criminal career as an extortionist and blackmailer."

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Text: Robert Greenberger/art: Greg Guler/colors: Anthony Tollin

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"When they first came to this world, the intentions of Silver Sorceress and Blue Jay were the nobelest possible: to prevent what happened to their world - preventing nuclear arms from giving one person or group of persons the power to destroy everyone and everything. And in our blind allegiance to our death toys rather than to life, we made them villains."
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Text: Kevin Dooley/art: Bart Sears & Terry Austin/colors: Tom McCraw

"When they first came to this world, the intentions of Silver Sorceress and Blue Jay were the nobelest possible: to prevent what happened to their world - preventing nuclear arms from giving one person or group of persons the power to destroy everyone and everything. And in our blind allegiance to our death toys rather than to life, we made them villains."

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Text: Kevin Dooley/art: Bart Sears & Terry Austin/colors: Tom McCraw

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"The true identities and backgrounds of the trio of criminals known as the Untouchables remain mysteries."
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Text: Peter Sanderson/art: Brian Stelfreeze/colors: Tom McCraw

"The true identities and backgrounds of the trio of criminals known as the Untouchables remain mysteries."

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Text: Peter Sanderson/art: Brian Stelfreeze/colors: Tom McCraw

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