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    Default CBR Cover Contest: One Wikipedia Paragraph Wonders! (May 10th to May 16th)

    After mulling over a topic, I thought it might be fun to toss it back to the little guys and give the more obscure characters a chance to grace the Cover Contest pages. But I'm not talking about your B-listers like the Scorpion, or even C-listers like Kole. No, for this week's cover contest, we're dealing with...

    One Wikipedia Paragraph Wonders!

    Post covers featuring characters who have one paragraph or less devoted to them on Wikipedia (and/or other online encyclopedic sources)! A stub of an article, a sole mention on another character's page, or missing from the world wide encyclopedia entirely would qualify! Of course they can be side-by-side more prominent characters, should the situation call for it. For example, the replacement Alpha Flight featuring Sasquatch alongside a cobbled together crew of sadly forgotten Canuckleheads...




    Rules of the Road:

    Post One (& ONLY ONE) Cover that fits the theme of this Week's Contest!
    Cover must be from a Published Comic Book or Collected Volume!
    Covers must be Posted before Voting Begins!
    Voting Begins 12 AM Tuesday and Runs Until 12 AM Wednesday PST (3 AM EST)!
    Vote by Posting the name in BOLD of the Poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most! A vote need not be in bold, but it does make it easier to Count-The-Votes!
    The Winner of the Contest is the Entry with the MOST Votes after the Voting-Period!
    It's Okay to Discuss the Covers but if you Think Someone's Entry Doesn't Fit the Theme or Violates the Rules, you Don't need to Argue it in the thread, Simply Don't Vote for It!

    Plus:
    Occasionally Voting will Result in a Tie! The Person Who Started the Thread and Thus will do the Counting that Week will Usually call for a TIE-Breaking Vote from Someone who has Not Yet Voted!
    AFTER the Tie-Breaker Vote, Voting Ends and the Winner is Declared by The One Who Started the Thread (or assigned surrogate) and Thus will do the Counting!
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    I suppose you're all checking to see if either Leap-Frog or Frog-Man has more than a paragraph. They do, blast it! I actually have to work again this week!

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    EDIT: (from Wikipedia)

    Asa Ezaak was a noted author (based on legendary science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov) who could transform into a water-like being capable of controlling gravity after injecting himself with his created potion "Ezaakis." Kidnapping Ezaak-fan Jimmy Olsen because he erroneously thought he was being investigated by the reporter, Momentus died in battle with Superman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    I suppose you're all checking to see if either Leap-Frog or Frog-Man has more than a paragraph. They do, blast it! I actually have to work again this week!
    Yeah, those wikis can get pretty wordy even for Paste Pot Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Yeah, those wikis can get pretty wordy even for Paste Pot Pete.
    Janice, the Beetle of my dreams, has a bit more than seven paragraphs!

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    This is hard, harder than I thought it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    This is hard, harder than I thought it would be.
    I thought so, too, Tami, but I thought I remembered the title I picked above was very short when I checked it out a while back. Fortunately, I was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    This is hard, harder than I thought it would be.
    The main Wikipedia pages for Marvel and DC where they list characters alphabetically should hold some nuggets there, and they don't have to be solo on the cover. Hopefully I haven't made it too tricky
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    Atom One Million, ladies and gentlemen.



    His paragraph:

    Atom One Million
    An unnamed scientist in the 853rd Century performed experiments in superstring theory that creates a singularity and whose radiation alters his physical make-up. When the singularity threatened to expand and destroy his universe, he enters it in an attempt to save the universe but instead finds himself on an interdimensional bridge to another universe as his own is wiped out, unable to stop it. At the end of the bridge, he finds Superman Prime who came to help but was too late. Stranded, he searches this universe for remnants of the one he lost, in time taking the name the Atom and joining the Justice Legion Alpha when he helped them defeat the Bizarro-Legion. This Atom's powers differ from his predecessors in that he doesn't shrink but breaks up into several smaller duplicates of himself divided amongst his mass. At atomic size, these duplicates can mimic elements such as gold and oxygen.
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    Thongor, at least as a comic character.



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    Thongor is a warrior whom lived in the swords-and-sorcery-age. He was a skilled swordsman and extremely strong and agile. He is also a proficient thief, warrior and navigator and can operate a flying ship, a civilised skill equivalent to driving a car in the modern era. Thongor was created by Geroge Alex Effinger, Roy Thomas and Val Mayerik and first appeared in Creatures on the Loose issue 22 (1973). He was based on the character created by Lin Carter in books.
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    Wikipedia| Access (comics)

    Yup. Just a name on a list.
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    Iron Maiden will love this one.



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    The secondary characters are singing a song
    While the stars are snacking off-stage
    It was their idea to bring us along
    And now we’re hijacking this page
    Of the script
    We’re equipped
    To steer the ship
    ‘Til this trippy skit ends
    And by the end of this song, we’ll be best friends


    Are these vehicles cool? Do they count as cars? Wait, you're telling me that was last week? Holy Crap! Well then, Tomazooma is extremely lacking in online presence.

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    Dazzler Thor!

    Dazzler Thor

    A version of Dazzler appeared during the 2015 "Secret Wars" storyline as part of the Thor Corps, a paramilitary organization charged with policing Battleworld and enforcing the will of God Emperor Doom. Dazzler Thor later appears in the mainstream Earth-616 universe, after coming through a multi-dimensional portal and joins A-Force in their fight against the Countess, a dragon who came through the same portal. After Countess is defeated, Dazzler Thor succumbs to the effects that this universe's Terrigen Mists had on her system and vanishes.

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