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ISSUE NO. 818
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ABOVE: Adams' pencils, below, the printed page...
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BELOW: This story features two familiar faces -- as villains! Here's how it went...
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Certain members of the Gravedigger Gang bear an uncanny resemblence to the artists who drew this story, namely penciller Neal Adams, who's a dead ringer for the group's goateed head honcho...
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...and also inker Berni Wrightson, who
looks just like one of the gang members.
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ABOVE: Original art.
BELOW: The printed page.
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El Diablo made his final appearance in -- of all places! -- Swamp Thing vol. 2, #85 (April 1989). In a story by Rick Veitch and Tom Mandrake, and Alfredo Alcala titled "My Name is Nobody," DC's western heroes team up to free El Diablo from Wise Owl, his former caretaker turned evil. Cinamon and Johnny Thunder track him down, and...
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In this TRULY weird western tale, DC's western heroes -- including Firehair, Super-Chief, Madam .44, Bat Lash,and Hawk, son of Tomahawk -- team up to free El Diablo from Wise Owl, his former caretaker turned evil. Madam .44 and Johnny Thunder track him down, and...
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Mdam .44 and Johnny Thunder
fill Wise Owl full of lead, freeing Lazarus Lane...
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...and with that, Silver Age El Diablo vanished from the DC Universe forever, although his name was taken over by a series of new characters, one of whom wound up as a surprise breakout star of the Suicide Squad movie.

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