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How very, very cool! I'm a little unclear on whether the "Red Wizards" are still around and, if so, what are they up to? Zahir 13:38, 4 November 2005 (PST)

The Red Wizards must still be active, since draining red magic is the only way to power up the silver ring. I think their plan is to take over the world now that they realize there's more to conquer than Egypt, Sumer, and other ancient places like Atlantis and Lemuria. I thought that Captain Silver needed a bit of Doctor Strange/Doctor Fate to be more interesting.Theophilus88
Something that occurs to me is that Mum-Hotep might be a rival of the Red Wizards, perhaps even the threat that brought them together in the first place. Fortunately (for us all) he is nowhere near his full strength. Zahir 18:59, 4 November 2005 (PST)
Could be. Sumerian civilization arose in c. 3500, after a civilization that had thrived since 5000. Egypt was united c. 3000, with a fully developed writing system. The god Horus ruled for an indefinite time before the unification of Egypt. Atlantis is somewhen in the early period.66.253.221.237

Proposal: Mum-Hotep was the foe of the Red Wizards for power. He took a young boy with potential for power as pupil, whom he named Lebu. Lebu learned swiftly, but a Red Wizard captured him before he could complete his training and convinced him that power was best shared among the Red Wizards, rather than concentrated in the hands of Mum-Hotep. Lebu spent time under the Red Wizards, but he learned that the Red Wizards abused their power even as a group and deserted them. Now Mum-Ra and the Red Wizards were Lebu’s enemies, but Mum-Hotep soon fell beneath the onslaught of Red Wizards. Lebu continued to oppose the Red Wizards, but himself was entombed in what became known as the Pyramid of Cheops. In the modern age, Lebu passed his silver ring to Oswald Lambert, aka Captain Silver. During a particular battle, Captain Silver asked the Memory of Lebu contained within the silver ring where he could acquire assistance. The Memory of Lebu informed him of the history of Mum-Hotep. Captain Silver revived Mum-Hotep and together they defeated the band of Red Wizards. Mum-Hotep, however, still desired to conquer the world and tried to take Captain Silver’s ring. Mum-Hotep then decided to acquire power through other mystical techniques. Mum-Hotep became a foe of Mentor, but he refrained from attacking Captain Silver, since he approved of the destruction of the Red Wizards.

The Red Wizards are the reasons demons are thought to be red.Theophilus88

I like it! Of course, in the above you occaisionally showed your understanding of where I got the idea by referring to "Mum-Hotep" as "Mum-Ra" LOL! In the Coalition of Evil I also suggested that Mum-Hotep has fashioned for himself numerous magical rings which he uses to augment his own powers (which are currently at a low ebb due to his undead state). I did this because I wanted Mum-Hotep to (slightly) approximate Green Lantern, making the Coalition of Evil something like the JLA but evil. Zahir 21:38, 5 November 2005 (PST)
I was also wondering if Captain Silver--being a child really--might also get along well with Mentor's friend Joculatrix? Zahir 08:19, 6 November 2005 (PST)

Small point. I believe the term "re-boot" would be relatively unknown in IB because of the lack of personal computers. 69.224.169.57 12:01, 7 November 2005 (PST)

Do you have any kind of an image of what Captain Silver looks like? I'd like to see if I can make a cover, but he isn't really "solid" in my mind's eye yet. Zahir 09:05, 10 November 2005 (PST)
Oswald Lambert is a visual match for a fairly short, dark-haired, 10-year-old Peter Parker. Perhaps slingthly Harry Potter-ish, but Lambert is more neatly groomed than Potter. He does not wear glasses. He is neither handsome nor ugly, just an avarage, non-descript kid.
As Captain Silver, Lambert remains the same size. Captain Silver wears the silver helm of Lebu, which covers his entire face. A mystic fiery ‘eye’, usually in the Egyptian style, appears on the helm when he wears it and allows him to see. Other images may also appear on the helm. Like any good mage (and all of the male Millennium heroes), Captain Silver has a majestic, flowing silver-white cape. Like the helm, the cape sometimes manifests arcane symbols. Captain Silver can remove the cape and use it as a magic carpet for himself or others (or even as a whiteboard). Captain Silver’s bodysuit is yellow, but displays various (non-yellow) Egyptian or Sumerian symbols on his torso. Although the nature of the dimension Captain Silver is in may change the colors of helm. cloak, and bodysuit, under no circumstances does red appear on his outfit. The ring, of course, is silver.
Ahem. Stingray does not wear a cape. So there. sticks out tongue Zahir 13:48, 10 November 2005 (PST)
Well, tht would be silly underwater, wouldn't it?
I like the picture of Captain Silver, but the symbol displayed on his helmet is the medieval European symbol for Virgo, which does not seem appropriate (unless, of course, this is the cover to the issue where he loses his virginity to The Green Girl in a sacred marriage, in which case it would be eminently suitable and demonstrate one narrative use of the symbols on the helm of Lebu).

The medieval alchemical symbols for silver are here:

http://www.geocities.com/izzarne/current/info/

All would be appropriate, but silver no. 4 (loopy diamond) would work well as a logo, while no. 6 would make a creepy eye. This site would be good for distinctive hero and villain symbols.Theophilus88

Okay I had a real set of giggles with the chimpunks and all that. Thanks! Zahir 21:07, 3 December 2005 (PST)
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