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2325: Marvel Spotlight #23 (v1)

" In This Light, Darkness! "
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Marvel Spotlight #23 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Steve Gerber, Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Dan Green
Colourists: Dan Warfield
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Len Wein
Cover Date: August 1975
Release Date: May 1975
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 150                 Times Rated: 99
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Son of Satan
Son of Satan last appeared in Defenders #25 (v1). Son of Satan next appears in Marvel Spotlight #24 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Katherine Reynolds
Katherine Reynolds last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #32 (v1). Katherine Reynolds next appears in Marvel Spotlight #24 (v1).
  Byron Hyatt
Byron Hyatt last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #17 (v1).
  Father Darklyte
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Father Darklyte in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
Legion of Nihilists
Legion of Nihilists last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #21 (v1).
Legion of Nihilists
Legion of Nihilists last appeared in Marvel Spotlight #21 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Hellstrom's Trident
Hellstrom's Trident last appeared in Defenders #25 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 11, 2016
This issue delivers a very interesting villain, with plenty of story, action and character scenes in the mix. Held together by one of Marvelís coolest heroes: The Son Of Satan. In many ways, this series covers the same territory as Doctor Strange, but Daimon Hellstrom is much more badass and interesting. (And I say that as huge fan of Stephen Strange.) 9/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-10-31 15:01:45  
  "Should I destroy him now--When he least expects an attack? No! A truly absurd time would be later--how fitting!" Absurd, indeed.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-10 19:17:55  
  Page 22, first panel. Hellstrom looks like an Atlantean.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-10 19:26:20  
  I have just moved Hellstrom to lawful evil in my Alignment system. What kind of superhero kills people after condemning the"villain" for killing people?  

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-08-17 00:49:11  
  I love Hellstorm. His methods are certainly different. You would never catch Spider-Man dealing with criminals like this.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-01-03 15:36:36  
  So Father Darklight is telling the Son of Satan that there is no heaven or hell, only the void, and then he summons an angel. He is seriously terrible at making arguments.
Well Hellstrom doesn't exactly look like an Atlantean, since he's not blue, but he does often bear a striking resemblance to Namor, what with the Spock eyebrows and disdain for wearing a shirt.
It would admittedly be a mind &*&$ to see your friend burn your body (which you're not in) into nothingness. Maybe the forces of evil are trying to push her to madness and the side of evil.

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-11-21 06:00:16  
  Daimon Hellstorm vs. the Nihilist Lantern Corps.
The villain was all kinds of weird (and not in a good way like the usual Gerber stuff), but the main character made this enjoyable for me. The Son of Satan is seriously badass.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-23 14:26:04  
  This was a bit of a mess. Looks like Darklyte was just another weirdo looking for people to pull energy from like ordering a steak from an all-you-can-eat buffet. I think these villains last longer if they don't confront people that'll oppose them. But that was pretty cool the way Daimon took out almost everyone in that cavern in one fell swoop. Every so often I have to tell myself he holds back most of the time, and while he's overpowered against most ordinary humans, cutting loose with that power costs him.

And Kathryn watching herself die and be cremated by Daimon? Yeah, I don't blame her for freaking out. I think this may make future dates between the two a little....awkward.

2 stars. In spite of some decent moments, this series is pretty stagnant at this point.

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Date User Name Update
   March 11, 2018 TStarnes Added Hellstrom[appost]s Trident listing.
   March 11, 2018 TStarnes
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Legion of Nihilists to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Legion of Nihilists to the issue.
   November 21, 2015 fragsel Added Father Darklyte to the issue.
   December 13, 2014 Neskit Added Byron Hyatt to the issue.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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