Hall Of Shame: The Weirdest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, 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 take a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Washout Real Name: John (full name unrevealed) First Appeared: X-Force #129 (2002) Creator: Marvel Powers: Can turn his body into water, project high-pressure jets of water from his hands.

John was a chronic bed-wetter with water based powers. He joined the mysterious team Weapon X, and had his powers amplified. Unfortunately, John’s powers leave him dehydrated, and each use brings him closer to death.

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  • Skin Real Name: Angelo Espinosa Status: Hero First Appeared: Uncanny X-Men #317 (1994) Creator: Marvel Powers: Possesses six feet of extra skin which he can stretch, deform, expand, and compress.

Angelo was a L.A. gang member that fake his own death to reevaluate his life. He eventually met Professor Xavier, who asked him to join his school. Angelo reluctantly accepted the offer, and became an X-Men. He met his end by the Church of Humanity.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on  larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Larry Carlson!

  • Star Love Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an absolutely brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with beautiful stars and shadowy figures. There’s also an incredibly trippy collage of melting female faces that create a bizarre spiral near the piece’s center. Lastly, our eyes feast upon the gorgeous array of rainbows that surround the work.

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  • Between Dimensions and Roses by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

In my opinion, this is one of Larry Carlson’s best works. What we get is a brilliant blend of Realism, Photography, and Surrealism. There are beautiful red roses on each side of the work. We also see a female figure with a hollowed out face that’s shooting a rainbow laser beam. She’s wearing a melting dress, and various demonic figures surround her. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. 

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Hall Of Shame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, Jon Morris’ The League Of Regrettable Supervillains, and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more strange characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!

  • Fisherman Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain First Appeared: Aquaman Vol. 1 #21 May-June 1965 DC  Powers/ Weapons: Wields titanium rod and gas-bomb lures; hood boosts strength and allows breathing underwater.

Fisherman is a longtime foe of the superhero, Aquaman. He uses a fishing rod to trap his enemies, and then slices them up with a razor-sharp hook. His identity remains a mystery, however he seems to like carrying out seabourne thefts. He was killed by the police in Gotham City. The villain’s hood turned out to be an alien parasite that controlled its human host, and gave it powers.

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  • Sack Real Name: Unknown First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #323 August 1995 Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Nearly Invulnerable Ectoplasmic Body, Body Possession

Sack was a member of the underground team, the Morlocks. He was made a member of the X-Men by Cyclops, however died tragically by Nimrod.

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Hall Of Shame: The Weirdest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

All characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, and on comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go into the bizarre world of comic book characters. Now, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Mammoth Real Name: Baran Flinders Status: Villain First Appeared: The New Teen Titans #3 (Jan. 1981) Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, durability, and endurance; prone to fits of rage due to state of emotional underdevelopment.

Baran was born in Australia along with his sister, Selinda. He was bullied at school until his metahuman abilities developed. The renowned Dr. Helga taught the siblings how to control their powers. From there, Baran became a criminal, and frequent foe of the Teen Titans. Unfortunately, Mammoth is quite dumb, and usually relies on his bulk instead of any real tactics.   

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  • Orb Real Name: Drake Shannon Status: Villain First Appeared: Marvel Team-Up I #15 (1973) Powers/ Abilities: Helmet can cast hypnotic spells and fire energy blasts. Customized stunt motorcycles.

Drake was an amazing stunt motorcyclist that teamed up with Crash Simpson. Due to a freak accident Shannon’s face ended up becoming horribly disfigured. Infuriated  and out for revenge, he met with a shadowy organization called Those Who Wield Power. The organization gave Drake an eyeball-shaped helmet with supernatural powers. He eventually met his end when he was “killed” by a runaway train.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more trippy works. Now, let’s get started!

  • Moon Waves by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a very gorgeous work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a nighttime piece with a large white moon. There’s also some absolutely amazing light-blue waves and lunar trees. I completely adore this work, and I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Rose Moon by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is another wonderful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It is yet another nighttime scene, accompanied by a shining moon. We also see this incredible cosmic pattern that reminds me of Ribbon Candy. Carlson blows my mind once again with a immensely satisfying work. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below. 

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a  look at some more sea creatures. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubble Shell (Bullina lineata) Length: 1 in Found: Sand and on reefs up to 65 ft 

The Bubble Shell is a species of mollusk that has a gorgeous florescent blue body. It defends itself by regurgitating food and withdrawing into its shell. Like most mollusks, The Blue Shell is a hermaphrodite.

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  • Harlequin Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides) Length: Up to 28 in Depths Found In :3-100 ft 

The Sweetlips is a deep-bodied fish with small spots. They group up together at dusk, and get cleaned by wrasse. The fish gets its name from its large lips, which are used to hunt for prey in the sand.

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Hall Of Shame (Every Other Tuesday)

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias, The League Of Regrettable Supervillains and comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take another look at some strange characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • The  Top Real Name: Roscoe Dillon Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared: Flash #122 (1961) DC Powers: Generates and controls centrifugal energy by spinning at high speeds.

Roscoe was always obsessed with the spinning of tops. As an adult, he turned this obsession into a weapon gaining mastery of centrifugal force. This strangely increased his intelligence to extremely high levels. Unfortunately, the sudden intelligence burst granted him a weakness to the Flash’s speed force. This causes the villain’s brain to overheat, and he dies.

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  • Swarm Real Name: Fritz von Meyer Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: The Champions # 14 (1977) Powers: Body composed of several hundred thousand bees, flight, Immunity to conventional attack

Fritz was a former Nazi scientist that began to study killer bees. While trying to create a device to control them, the bees attacked him. They tore the scientist apart, and his consciousness was transmitted into the swarm. Fritz goes on a villainous rampage, only to be stopped by the Greek god, Hercules.

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