Save The World? I think not! (Strangest Comic Book Characters) (Every other Tuesday)

Info found in various Marvel and DC encyclopedias, comicvine.gamespot.com, and Jon Morris’ book, The League of Regrettable Heroes

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to dive into the strange side of comic books. Now, get ready to facepalm as we look at this week’s flunkies.

  • Gordon Thomas (Typeface) Status: Vigilante Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Peter Parker: Spider-Man #23 (2001) Powers/ Weapons: Razor-sharp throwing letters, Explosive letter bombs, Board-game letter tiles filled with sleeping gas.

Gordon Thomas was a mentally unstable war veteran that felt rejected after returning from war. He then got fired from his signsmith job due to corporate downsizing. Wanting revenge, Gordon transformed into the letter-obsessed vigilante known as Typeface. Unfortunately, his reign of terror didn’t last long, and he was crushed to death by Venom.

This is the face of taking obsession too far!

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  • Buck Mitty (Humbug) Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Web of Spider-Man #19 (1986) Powers: Projection of sonic blasts via amplified insect noises. 

Buck Mitty was a senior entomology professor at Empire State University. He found out a way to harness the power of insect noises . While the description of said power seems awesome, Mitty couldn’t seem to win battles with it. Buck became a huge pain on campus, and this eventually led a coworker to higher the “Merc With A Mouth”, Deadpool, to take care of him. Humbug meets his apparent end when Deadpool douses him with honey and sets a swarm of fire ants on him.

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