Friday, October 26, 2007

1970's Flashback: Skull the Slayer

Created by Marv Wolfman and Steve Gan, Skull the Slayer debuted in his own Marvel Comics series in August, 1975. Jim Skully was an adventurer whose plane went through a time warp in the Bermuda Triangle, marooning him and three companions on an alternate Earth where dinosaurs, primitives, and even aliens co-existed. After eight published issues chronicling his adventures, Skully and his three companions were eventually rescued and returned to their own world by the Thing of the Fantastic Four.

Skull the Slayer was a trained soldier turned superhero who wore a Scorpian powerbelt that enhanced his strength and durability. The belt also had preservative effects on his body's metabolism. On one occasion, Scully was able to funnel this energy into an explosive force. The full capabilities of the belt are unknown ...

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