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With new comic book movies and TV shows coming out at a faster pace, wouldn’t it be nice to get a quick overview of some these characters? Brad Ludwig is a life long comic book reader and collector who enjoys talking about the history of comics. Every week, Brad will give you a 15 minute overview of a comic book character.
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Rip Hunter – Timelines Episode 01
Sep 27, 2017
Rip Hunter is the preeminent time-traveling character in the DC Universe. He works alone or sometimes works with other people. When written properly, this character is has a lot to offer. More than just his Time Sphere. We are going to slip into the time stream and take a look at the timeline of Rip Hunter.
Rip Hunter’s first appearance was in Showcase #20 in May of 1959 as a plucky young man who, along with his friend, figured out the secrets of time travel and invented the time sphere. He would appear in 3 more issues of Showcase along with his girlfriend, Bonnie Baxter, her brother Corky, and time sphere co-creator and mechanic Jeff Smith. After the successful run in Showcase, Rip Hunter his own series that ran from 1961 to 1965. After this 29 issue run of Rip Hunter and the Timemasters, he seemed to be relegated to a plot device to help heroes move through time....
Speaking of Time Travel, what DC comics character created the Time Cube?
Join us as we enter the time stream and take a look at Rip Hunter's timeline.
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