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    Default Dominic Fortune, Marvel's Swashbuckling Adventurer

    I fell in love with Howard Chaykin's creation, Dominic Fortune, from the moment I first encountered him, as an old man, in Marvel Team-Up. I eventually was able to acquire Marvel Preview (magazine) #20, which reprinted the stories from the hard (and pricey) to obtain Marvel Preview #2 and Marvel Super-Action #1. I also got my hands on Marvel Premiere #56 and the issues of Hulk Magazine, with Dominic Fortune back-up stories, in color.

    The character was a lot of fun, set in the same pulpy adventure world that Indiana Jones inhabits, and such heroes as the Shadow, the Spider and Doc Savage (as well as Chaykin's previous The Scorpion, at Atlas/Seaboard). He's a mercenary adventurer who lives on a gambling boat, outside the three-mile limit, near the California coast. He takes on missions of all kinds, running up against Japanese agents in Hollywood and monsters and killers in New York. Along the way, you find out that he is actually a Brooklyn Jewish kid, named Davey Fortunoff. It was a great series of stories, with Chaykin's spectacular art and some sharp, witty dialogue from Denny O'Neil. It would make for a tremendous movie series.

    Fortune has been used rather well, in recent years, especially as one of those bridging era heroes, who conenct the world of the Timely comics to the later Marvel ones, such as involvement in the super-soldier project, the Avengers 1959, and similar tales. He would have made a fine addition to Agent Carter. Chaykin's Max mini-series was a bit darker than the early stuff; but it still had that same sense of snarky adventurer, though with higher doses of sex.

    Let's hear it for this this modern take on a classic adventurer:


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    Fortune is a very interesting character.

    My favorite stories are the ones written by Chaykin and "Sable and Fortune"
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    I also fell in love with Dominic Fortune after the Marvel Team-Up appearances and sought out the magazines.
    As well as the two Scorpion issues (before they 'New52'd' him).

    Great character with so much potential for other media.
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    How come this thread hasn't 'appreciation' written at the end of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
    I also fell in love with Dominic Fortune after the Marvel Team-Up appearances and sought out the magazines.
    As well as the two Scorpion issues (before they 'New52'd' him).

    Great character with so much potential for other media.
    He was gonna be a big part of Most Wanted, the Agents of SHIELD spinoff that got passed over by ABC.

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    I always liked him. i was hoping he would show up on Agents Of Shield.

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    One reason why I'm so bummed Most Wanted didn't go.

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    Wish Fortune to pop up in any of the Marvel NetFlix series like for instance Luke Cage.
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    Marvel's Dominic Fortune, Punisher and the little known Huntress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 616MarvelYear is LeapYear View Post
    Marvel's Dominic Fortune, Punisher and the little known Huntress!
    Hardly little known. It's just that's she's better known by the codename she picked up after her appearance in Marvel Super-Action.

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    Happy Birthday Howard Chaykin!!!


    Thanks for creating 616 Duvid Jerome "David" Fortunov aka Dominic Fortune!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 616MarvelYear is LeapYear View Post

    Thanks for creating 616 Duvid Jerome "David" Fortunov aka Dominic Fortune!
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    Man, I wish they would have reprinted those Hulk magazine back-up stories, with the others they included in the Dominic Fortune trade 9with the Max mini-series and reprints of the first story and the Marvel Premiere story.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Hardly little known. It's just that's she's better known by the codename she picked up after her appearance in Marvel Super-Action.
    You mean Mockingbird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 616MarvelYear is LeapYear View Post
    You mean Mockingbird?
    That'd be the one.

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    I did like the way she introduced herself with that codename when she encountered Hawkeye


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