Why don’t we have comic book covers like these anymore? The Silver Age creators had the best drugs, man.
Don’t mess with these Gotham toughs. You’ll be sorry. Yeah! Snork off!
In issue 489, a bunch of butlers and other hired help are stealing from their employers. One such crook is a dead ringer for Alfred. He decides to go undercover, as the honour of Gentleman’s Gentlemen everywhere is at risk. Don’t worry. It wasn’t really Jarvis. It was a Skrull.
One issue later we get another odd story in the sense that just does not fit Batman at all. Did you know that Bruce Wayne was victimized by a bully in his childhood? No. Really. See, it all starts when Batman freezes up, letting a criminal escape: Ten years old. Keep in mind in most […]
Alfred died for some time in the Silver Age. He got better, of course (as a bad guy with amazing powers). It was convoluted and silly, but that’s part of the charm. Here’s the one real oddity: Please explain to me why you would refrigerate a coffin? I mean sure, with the DCU and Marvel […]
I’m sure many of you know this, but there’s a rule at DC Comics that goes thusly: “Everything is better with Gorillas”. This is why the DCU features so many primates – they found that if there was a gorilla or monkey on the cover, sales would go up. That’s right, this was based on […]
When becoming a super criminal, it’s important to pick a name that shows just how bad-ass you really are. The name should invoke some kind of primal fear in your target, or embrace a totem of some kind. I would not, however, suggest a name that only invokes fear in people with fashion sense. The […]
One of the scariest bad guys ever. Steve: The Pantsless Giant
I’m noticing a common theme with some of these super-criminal gadgets. This has to be the third or forth “super vibrator” or some variation thereof that I’ve clipped. Clearly, criminals aren’t just a superstitious and cowardly lot; they’re also very, very lonely.
G-d knows these two didn’t make it in, anyway. POISON DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! NEITHER DOES LIGHT! I imagine these guys running around Gotham shining flashlights on people and saying “Hah! Now you’re poisoned! Give us a grand for the antidote!” What’s sad is, I imagine the average Gothamite paying…
I could never be a safe cracker. All I can think is OH THE PAIN! Plus, seems like a good way to leave DNA evidence behind.
I have a soft spot for some very, very lame characters. Some of them work within the context of the original time or story, but don’t work now. Occasionally, a writer or artist will try to update one of those gems. Case in point? So who’s the genius who said “Hey, let’s bring back Rocket […]
I’ve heard of specialized newspapers, but this seems a bit counterproductive? A newspaper where criminals can advertise for henchpeople? Really?
Some concepts just meld together beautifully. This? this is not one of them. Yes, that’s really the Silver Surfer merged with Carnage’s symbiot. Yes, the story was just as bad as you were thinking. No, I don’t know why they felt the need to inflict that on the reading public.
More Malevolent Menaces in the Mighty Marvel Manner, from the Perilous Pen of the Magnanimous Michelinie! They’ll break your bones!
In this issue, the scariest bad guy ever Oh G-d no, anything but that!
This is the most unladylike power ever. Although you have to love how Mal’s archfoe is actually his girlfriend. Karen creates a costumed identity t give Mal a hard time as “payback” for his spending so much time with the Titans. Don’t you hate getting crap from your significant other for being out with the […]
Run Mal, RUN! No wait, jump!
Some “Criminal Masterminds” aren’t very good thinkers. Yes, because no bank teller is going to react to a large wad of taped-together bills. [Posted with hblogger 2.0 http://www.normsoft.com/hblogger/]
Okay, more than “Kinda”. “I thought that was just another man with metal skin. Now that I see he has torn pants, clearly it must be the malevolent Molten Man!” My Far Better Half popped by the site last night. “Can’t you think of a better word than ‘dick’? It’s kind of crass.”
I love the Circus of Crime. In ASM #22, Stan Lee uses them to illustrate a basic truth: There are few things as fearsome as a clown.
I’ve heard of some odd allergies in my time, but this takes the cake. Is that even possible?
What do you think are the odds of someone walking down the streets of Washington D.C. in full Nazi regalia in the middle of WWII not being stopped?
Superman 355 had the oddest antagonist ever. Isaac Asimov. Really. They alter the name, but that’s his likeness. They also refer to his books. In this, he’s a werewolf. Hnh.
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