Magnus in Gold Key and Valiant

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Magnus in Gold Key and Valiant

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Another thread mentioned that elements from the Gold Key series of Magnus were reused in Valiant, so I got curious just how much it is.

In the general setting I see at least 1-A, Leeja, Senator Clane, president Claiburne, major Timbuc, Outsiders, the one thousand, weather control, Danae, Sam, junko, Willo(w) Talltree and professor Talltree.

As for the villains:
H8 (from 4000AD 1) is mentioned in Magnus 26
Mekman (fram 4000 AD 2 and 11) serves Malevs in Magnus 25 and on, is mentioned in Magnus 26
Xyrkol (from 4000 AD 3, 7 and 21) is the villain of Magnus 9, 10, 11, is mentioned in Magnus 26
T-1 (from 4000 AD 4) is shown in Magnus 0 and 1 and affects Steel Nation, is mentioned in Magnus 26
Talpa (from 4000 AD 6) is mentioned in Magnus 26
Malev 6 (from 4000 AD 7, 21 and 24) is central in the Malev wars
Nadmot (from 4000 AD 9) is not reused
Dr Noel (from 4000 AD 13, 19, 21 and 24) is mentioned in Magnus 26, occuring in Magnus 27, 28, 35 (also a possible ancestor is shown in Turok 6)
Mogul Badur (from 4000 AD 15) is not reused
Gophs (from 4000 AD 16) and the goph level are reused a lot
Sirius creatures (from 4000 AD 17) are used in Psi-Lords
V'ril Trent (from 4000 AD 18) is used in Predator vs Magnus
Bunda (from 4000 AD 20) is not reused
Events from 4000 AD 23, 25, 26, 27 and 28 are not reused

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Nice info, Thanks man :thumb:
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Re: Magnus in Gold Key and Valiant

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magnusr wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:20:52 am Another thread mentioned that elements from the Gold Key series of Magnus were reused in Valiant, so I got curious just how much it is.

In the general setting I see at least 1-A, Leeja, Senator Clane, president Claiburne, major Timbuc, Outsiders, the one thousand, weather control, Danae, Sam, junko, Willo(w) Talltree and professor Talltree.

As for the villains:
H8 (from 4000AD 1) is mentioned in Magnus 26
Mekman (fram 4000 AD 2 and 11) serves Malevs in Magnus 25 and on, is mentioned in Magnus 26
Xyrkol (from 4000 AD 3, 7 and 21) is the villain of Magnus 9, 10, 11, is mentioned in Magnus 26
T-1 (from 4000 AD 4) is shown in Magnus 0 and 1 and affects Steel Nation, is mentioned in Magnus 26
Talpa (from 4000 AD 6) is mentioned in Magnus 26
Malev 6 (from 4000 AD 7, 21 and 24) is central in the Malev wars
Nadmot (from 4000 AD 9) is not reused
Dr Noel (from 4000 AD 13, 19, 21 and 24) is mentioned in Magnus 26, occuring in Magnus 27, 28, 35 (also a possible ancestor is shown in Turok 6)
Mogul Badur (from 4000 AD 15) is not reused
Gophs (from 4000 AD 16) and the goph level are reused a lot
Sirius creatures (from 4000 AD 17) are used in Psi-Lords
V'ril Trent (from 4000 AD 18) is used in Predator vs Magnus
Bunda (from 4000 AD 20) is not reused
Events from 4000 AD 23, 25, 26, 27 and 28 are not reused

/Magnus
Awesome job :clap:

It's amazing how many Russ Manning concepts and characters were used in Valiant.

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Re: Magnus in Gold Key and Valiant

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myron wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:58:08 am Nice info, Thanks man :thumb:
My pleasure :D
ryan wrote: It's amazing how many Russ Manning concepts and characters were used in Valiant.
That's a perfect summary.

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Re: Magnus in Gold Key and Valiant

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magnusr wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:38:04 am
ryan wrote: It's amazing how many Russ Manning concepts and characters were used in Valiant.
That's a perfect summary.

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It shows how great those Manning creations were. People forget how much early Valiant was just Gold Key comics made more mature and updated for the 90's readers. Combined with Shooter's Harbinger concept that he'd had for a number of years already.


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