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    Default Golden Age Madam Fatal <orig. Quality Comics> Appreciation 2021

    First appearance = Crack Comics #1 (May 1940) <from Quality Comics>:




    And Madam Fatal did eventually reappear in a new comic book story from DC Comics.

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    Madame Fatal appeared in The Shade miniseries by James Robinson, back around 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad Voodoo Lou View Post
    Madame Fatal appeared in The Shade miniseries by James Robinson, back around 2012.
    Correct.
    (Though she didn't appear as quite a helpless old lady then.)


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    Thank You, MajorHoy.

    DC dropped the ball with it's Quality characters. Madam Fatal could have been more.

    But mismanaging it's IPs is what DC did best.

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    From Crack Comics #2 (June 1940):


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    This is a character I'm surprised DC has not updated yet. Specially now.
    "Words change our spirits, but we also change the spirit of the words "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor-Ul View Post
    This is a character I'm surprised DC has not updated yet. Specially now.
    Well, that 2012 appearance in The Shade might sort of count as an "update".

    The other thing is, this is a guy who disguises himself as an old lady to deal with crime.
    It's not as if he's a regular cross-dresser or of a transgender nature. Little old ladies just seem so innocent / vulnerable, sort of like when male police officers may have gone undercover as women in the old days to catch muggers who were preying on old ladies or were guilty of similar types of crimes.

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    Understood. However, as times changes the characters must adapt and explore new angle to tell an story and to face and refect modern sensiblities. Just think how problematic has become a character like Hourman for example, who started using an special vitamin, which were an innovation in the (19)40s, but now you hardly can say his power comes from ingest a pill, without associating to drug abuse.
    If you want, you can keep the original character as was and create a new one who uses the same moniker. A new legacy is born.
    "Words change our spirits, but we also change the spirit of the words "

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