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Though he shared some aspects in common with Marvel's more famous Ghost Rider, The Blazing Skull was on the scene decades earlier, fighting for the innocent and frightening the wicked with his creepy appearance. However, his powers were not a gift from the devil, but rather a product of tribal magic. According to Wikipedia:

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"Foreign correspondent Mark Todd, assigned by his newspaper to cover the Second Sino-Japanese War, is forced to take refuge in a cave during an artillery bombardment by the Japanese. There he meets the Skull Men, a strange race with burning skulls for heads. They inform him he has been chosen by the forces of destiny to be the champion of freedom, and they begin his training, which grants him abilities such as invulnerability to fire.

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Mystic Comics #5 /Mar. 1941

"Once his training is completed, he returns home and, motivated by the horrors of Nazism, dons a uniform with a flaming mask (in honor of the Skull Men), taking the name "The Blazing Skull". (As time passes and he continues to master the Skull Men's teachings, he gains the ability to turn his flesh invisible, mimicking his teachers' appearance, and stops using the mask.)"

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"Soon afterwards, Todd comes into contact with the WWII superhero team, the Invaders, and aids them against a team of Axis superhumans, saving the life of Namor the Sub-Mariner. He also fights alongside the team during a massed Allied superhuman airdrop into a Nazi stronghold."

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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the panel above featuring the Blazing Skull's first appearance. I haven't had a chance to build this one yet - so it's still a beta. Please let me know if you encounter any glitches.

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)

 

 
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