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None. Sam is trained in various forms of armed and unarmed combat, and is a skilled marksman. He sometimes wore a bulletproof vest. He trained himself relentlessly in automated training sessions, utilizing live ammo against himself.
Initially, Buchanan was single-mindedly resistant to believing in the existence of the occult. Despite witnessing and participating in numerous adventures involving magic, demons, etc., he continued to rationalize things as having some mundane explanation. Eventually, even he was forced to see the light, and accept the existence of the occult. But that doesn't mean he had to like it.
Sam also was quite attracted to Victoria Montesi. Eventually, he learned that she just didn't swing his way, although he never quite accepted it.
Buchanan later obtained a version of the Exorcist gun, derived from Frank Drake's weapon, Linda (named for Linda Blair). This weapon released blasts of energy that specifically attacked the structure of magical beings.
First Appearance: Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992) #1
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#3 Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins (1992)
- 'Copperhead to Ethan Edwards'
#1 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'Black Letter'#2
- 'For God and Country'#3
- 'No Place Like it On Earth'#4
- 'Cry N'Garai!'#5
- 'The Living Dead'#6
- 'Day of Infamy'#8
- 'Betrayal, Part 1: Wish Fulfillment'#9
- 'Betrayal, Part 2: Family Matters'#10
- 'Betrayal, Part 3: Moment of Truth'#11
- 'Midnight Massacre, Part 3: Doomsday'#12
- 'For Want of a Soul!'#13
- 'Stalker in the House'#14
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 4: Requiem'#16
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 12: Devil in Disguise'
#60 Ghost Rider (1990)
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 7: Scatter ...and Sister Nil'#61
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 15: Sacrifice Supreme'
#31 Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance (1992)
- 'Rise of the Midnight Sons Part 6'#44
- 'Into the Mist'
#13 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Midnight Massacre, Part 5: Dead Man's Tales'#17
- 'Siege of Darkness Part 8: The End of the World As We Know It!'#18
- 'Spirit of Death'
Midnight Sons Unlimited (1993)
#1 Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
- 'Eyes of the Beholder / From the Light, Darkness / On the Wings of Angels / Blood is Thicker...'#2
- 'Bloodbath / Skin / The Lure / Organ Grinder'#3
- 'Sins of Spider-X'#4
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 17: Moral Courage'
#12 Nightstalkers (1992)
- 'Midnight Massacre, Part 4: The Bait'#13
- 'Better Off Dead'#16
- 'Siege of Darkness, Part 4: Sanctuary Invasion'#29
- 'Ashes to Ashes'
#14 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Siege of Darkness - Part 1: The Storm Before the Storm'#15
- 'Siege of Darkness - Part 9: Bad Blood'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
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