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*Concluded* It's World War II -- Do you know where your heroes are? Golden Age Champions takes you back to simpler times, when heroes were heroes, and villains were Nazis. So fire up your patriotism, salute the flag, and go forth to make the world safe for Truth, Justice and an American Victory with Golden Age Champions! (-Gold Rush Games) Golden Age comic books (and comic books set during that period) feature main characters of varying degrees of superhuman ability, from war-comic soldiers who fight with nothing more than guts and a Tommy gun to nigh-omnipotent supernatural beings who can play billiards with the solar system. Campaigns from this era often center on the type of non-costumed, double tough, globetrotting pulp-style heroes that predominated in comic books of the mid-to-late 1930s. Such men are men among men, and manly men to boot. By their side (and sometimes, in the lead-character spot) are equally formidable women, more than capable of holding their own when trouble rears its ugly head. These (are) Einstein-smart, Olympic-gold athletic, movie star good-looking folks. The heroes in uniform found in war comics seem a lot like prewar two-fisted adventurers who got their draft notice. If war-comic heroes seem like pulp heroes who traded in their trench coats for combat fatigues, most Golden Age superheroes seem like pulp heroes who opted for multicolored long johns instead. This is mainly because the superheroes of that era certainly were heroic, but by today's standards, they just weren't all that super.� Indeed, the most common ability 1940s comic book characters had was a mean right cross. Even the heroes who had unusual abilities were typically possessed of what might best be described as â neat tricks rather than full-blown superpowers. -Green Ronin Publishing

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  • Aug 31, 2009
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