Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time for us to take a look at some creepy comic book characters. I hope you guys are ready for a scare! Now, let’s begin!
- Vermin Real Name: Edward Whelan Status: Genetically Altered Human (Villain turned into Flawed Hero) Ht: 6’0” Wt: 220 lbs First Appeared: Captain America #272 (August 1st, 1982) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, and agility, Heightened sense of smell, Claws and razor-sharp teeth, Mentally controls small animals
Edward was horribly abused by his father as a child. Fortunately for him, suppressing the torment melded the young kid into a incredibly successful genetic researcher. As an adult, he worked with the villainous geneticist, Armin Zola. Everything was going well, until he found out that Zola was using humans as test subjects. In an act of horrific experimentation Edward was transformed into a hideous Rat-Human hybrid called Vermin. Vermin fought with Spider-Man, and would’ve killed him if Kraven didn’t send him back to the sewers. Upon the second fight with the Web-Slinger, Edward was beaten, and sent to the Ravencroft Institute, a mental institution for the criminally insane. He soon was cured of his mental stability by the brilliant Ashley Kafka. Vermin then defeated Zemo, and now has joined the hero team known as the Thunderbolts.
- Doctor Destiny Real Name: John Dee Status: Supervillain First Appeared: Justice League of America #5 (June-July 1961) Creator: DC Power/Weapons: Dreamstone which brings people’s nightmares to life
John was a genius and frequent foe of the Justice League. During his time in prison Destiny invented the Materioptkion, a stone that has the power to manipulate nightmares. Before this invention, he created a chemical with the power to make dreams come true. Unfortunately, all of his test subjects died, so he decided to use the chemical on himself. He was soon thwarted again by the Justice League, who decided to hire a psychiatrist to stop his criminal activities. This seemed to work at first, but Destiny then lost his ability to dream. Upon leaving prison, his body was white and closely resembled a walking skeleton. Destiny then made it his goal to destroy the Justice League. He recreated the Dreamstone once again, and used it on the team to bring their nightmares to life. Despite these new powers, he was thwarted one more time by the team, and seemingly died at the hands of Darkseid.