Hall Of Shame: Comics’ Weirdest Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Character info found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, The League of Regrettable Superheroes, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Lifeform Real Name: George Prufrock Status: Experimental Monstrocity First Appeared: Punisher Annual #3 (1990) Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and endurance, regeneration, absorption of organic matter

George was an ordinary human that joined the villainous organization, A.I.M. During his first mission, he became infected by a experimental pathogen known as the Programma Virus. The virus mutated George’s body, transforming him into a massive being called the Lifeform. As time progressed, George’s body kept changing into more horrific forms. With this transformation, came a dual personality, and an unquenchable hunger for human flesh. Lifeform has battled many iconic heroes such as Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, and even the Hulk.


  • Nuke Real Name: Frank Charles Simpson Status: Villainous Super Solider First Appeared: Daredevil I #232 (1986) Powers/Abilities: Drug-controlled emotions, heightened endurance, strength and reaction time, expert hand-to-hand fighter

Frank Simpson was a Vietnam War Veteran that underwent an experimental treatment that created Captain America. The experiment was successful, however Simpson became delusional. He believed that he was still fighting the war, and tattooed an American Flag on his face. Being a loose cannon, Simpson was ordered by Kingpin to destroy Hell’s Kitchen. Nuke finally met his end by helicopter fire in the 233rd Issue of Daredevil.



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