The characters in Nick Cuti's and Joe Staton's E-Man might seem familiar to some readers of the time. In fact the likenesses of the players were inspired by famous film figures of the time.
Now Nova has always been said to have been inspired by screen goddess and bonafide bombshell Kim Novak
Then I found this bodacious image above from the movie The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders based on the Daniel DeFoe novel.
This poster for the movie says "Nova Kane" to me in bold ginger-colored letters.
Nick Cuti has said he wanted Mauser to look like Arnold Stang, a comedy actor best known to me at least for his role in Arnold Schwarzenegger's ("Arnold Strong") debut film vehicle Hercules in New York.
There's no doubt that Michael Mauser is a seedy type as first imagined by Staton.
And there's your cast. Others in the series will be drawn from other sources as we'll see, but our main cast have some secure Hollywood credentials.
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This is a bodacious rendering of the ultimate bombshell Nova and her twin peaks of power by her co-creator Joe Staton. I figured this was as good a spot as any to feature this show-near-all illustration of the liberated Ms.Kane. Enjoy!