Back in the mid-eighties, DC published a series titled Who’s Who in the DC Universe, which was basically an encyclopedia of their (then-) fifty-years’-worth of characters. I scoured this thing like a monk examining a Gutenberg Bible, man. And I tried to come up with stories for just about every single character. The older, lamer, and more obscure that character, the better — I was possessed. I was a man on a mission.
I loved the Fadeaway Man. Interesting visual, cool power. Villainous intent. I developed an entire 100-issue series for this character and a mythos I crafted around him. And now that I think about it… Damn, I still want to tell that story!
(From Who’s Who in the DC Universe VII, September, 1985. Art by Dave Cockrum.)