The JLA supervillian The Key has one of the worst costumes and least threatening names of any bad guy out there. Yet several times he does a pretty good job of almost beating the JLA. Like in issue #63. You think I’m joking about the ACLU hating Superman, but then we jump a few decades […]
Comic book toughs spout some of the oddest lines. The dramatic pauses make it seem like the bad guy caught himself. “We’ll make him hard…(oh damn…that sounded kinda sissy. Quick! redeem it!)..and flat (like on his back? DAMN! Okay, still time to save this…) like a board! (there we go).” Also? What the heck are […]
So why did Baron Tyrano, the Menace in the Iron Lung (really), split Hal in two? First off… finding a dead body might have brought the police into it? How about shooting off “missile creatures” or jumping Hal Jordan in broad daylight on a busy street? Secondly, if the Baron just wanted Hal because he […]
Chemo is one of the neatest villains, visually. For those unfamiliar with the character, he’s a sentient chemical waste container. You see, he was created when a scientist kept dumping unused chemicals in this big plastic bin… that he’d just happened to make in the shape of a person.
The real “Bottler”? He took Hal down!
…The Jordan family! That’s right, I found time to post today. You lucky, lucky people.
I don’t know if it’s collected as one of them, but issue 43 is pretty darn entertaining. I’ll be featuring it for the next few days*. Our story kick off with an insane game changer for Green Lantern…
There’s an old saw in the comic book industry: “Every comic is someone’s first”. Personally, I feel comic books kind of lost track of this in the 90s. Now, we have recap pages in Marvel, and a bit more flow at DC.
Ever notice that in comics about modern-day pirates, they almost always dress like old-time pirates?
…they’re not dogs.
Meet the Evil Robot from another world, Z-1.
Meet the Evil Robot from another world, Z-1. Z-1 is relegated to the junkyard planetoid for being uncontrollable. We know he is, because they tell us so in three consecutive panels.
I honestly enjoy the Golden Age comics where the good guy is believed to be a criminal. It’s one of the best elements in the Sandman (other than Diane being an ex burglar who can handle herself quite well). In The King serial however, they just can’t make up their mind:
You have to love how obliging comic book bad guys are. Bottom of page …and the top of the next… Either Hourman has super-speed changing powers, or the guy just stood there while he stripped down.
Jo-Jo is rescuing some blond again, this time from some a tribe of gorilla warriors.
This is not the first comic to feature this sort of antagonist, but I confess a weak spot for them:
Some bad guys have awesome names. Names that just evoke fear. Names like Doctor Doom, the Red Skull, Deathstroke… the list goes on. Then there’s this guy:
Check out the name of these bad guys.
I’m sure you’re wondering how it is that the Tatooed Man is a threat to Green Lantern. After all, as impressive as the power to touch yourself might actually be, he’s up against the ring that can do anything. Can you guess? Color still does not work that way. Oh and the best bit? The […]
The fun Batman: Brave and The Bold cartoon has already exposed modern audiences to this particular gem from Batman’s rogue’s gallery: That’s not a very aerodynamic looking hang-glider there, fellah. “It’s not a hang-glider! It’s a kite!” There, there, stop crying. I’ll call it a kite if you want. (Still not very aerodynamic though). Kite […]
Example #325 of the height of super villain technology: I love the idea that “The Fiddler” was the one who invented them this time. Two posts today. No reason.
Concept: Stop tipping off the insanely powerful heroes. Oh, and to put it in context, yes, this is a trap. A trap that works, because the League are so used to stupid, stupid super villains who warn them first.
Some of you may already know the silver-age wonder that was Amos Fortune. Aside from having a horrible pun for a name, Amos was a super villain (using super sort of charitably, mind you), who discovered how to control luck. Really. It’s quite simple, you know. That’s right – luck has nothing to do with […]
A little known fact about mobsters of old is that they had a code of chivalry. Shooting ladies is bad. Throwing them over the Washinton Monument, however? That’s ok. and for those still playing our female drinking game, take a shot
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