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Hero Datafile: Doctor Spectrum

Here, in honor of our Squadron Supreme thrust, we present Doctor Spectrum, Earth-712’s Green Lantern.

Part of the fun of working on the Squadron Supreme is that it gives some of us the chance to throw a little at DC Comics without leaving the Marvel Universe. If people like what they see here, there’s a possibility that this event can extend beyond just this week. Your feedback will help that along.

I personally am a huge Green Lantern fan (I actually LIKED the movie), and in fact made him for the Marvel RPG the very first night I had the book. The biggest challenge for me in scraping off the serial numbers and renaming the guy Doctor Spectrum was the Milestones. My Green Lantern had all sorts of ties to Oa and Parallax, two concepts that just don’t exist in the Marvel universe. I had to manufacture a few things, but I think the end result works. I’d love to hear what others think.

**Note**: If you want to play the Amalgam Universe and actually use the Green Lantern, make sure to involve some of those DC-centric ideas in your milestones. Hal Jordan is deeply tied to the Corps, and that really needs to be represented.

Find Doctor Spectrum on the Marvel Universe Wiki here. The article is incomplete, but it hits the major points.
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7 comments on “Hero Datafile: Doctor Spectrum

  1. Shane Bradley
    July 25, 2012

    I know some friends that will just about drool when they see this

  2. You’ve got a stray i in”Occasional”…

    • icuseamus
      July 26, 2012

      I thought I had fixed that. I’ll get to it.

  3. Evan Franke
    July 27, 2012

    More please!

  4. Tim
    July 29, 2012

    Awesome work as usual.

    I feel like the Watchers and the Nova Corps sort of allow for a pretty solid translation of the Green Lantern Corps., though. I’ll have to work on it.

    • icuseamus
      July 30, 2012

      It’s true that the Nova Corps are nearly a direct translation of the Green Lantern Corps, but keep in mind that Doctor Spectrum is from Earth-712, not Earth-616 like Nova. I expect we’ll be seeing some Nova Corps mojo in the Annihilation Event.

  5. Will Rosales
    February 18, 2013


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