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

Characters found in various DC and Marvel encyclopedias and comicvine.gamespot.com

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

  • Arm-Fall-Off Boy Real Name: Floyd Belkin Status: “Hero” Creator: DC First Appeared: Secret Origins #46 (1989) Power: Limb Detachment

One of the most useless superheroes ever to grace comics, Floyd’s “power” is to remove his arms at will. He was denied membership to the Legion, and is considered to be one of DC’s most ridiculous creations. His seemingly worthless ability has caused the “hero” to be easily forgotten, and he only appeared in 5 issues.

arm “Plorp” indeed!

 

  • Condiment King Real Name: Mitchell Mayo (Yes really, Mayo!) Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Birds of Prey #37 (2002) Powers/Weapons: Various condiment gadgets, can cause anaphylactic shock, and cringe-worthy puns

Mayo is a ridiculous, yet highly popular villain from the DC universe. He easily lost to Batgirl, and was sent to Arkham Asylum. During his stay, Mayo became friends with Poison Ivy, and was taught about dangerous spices. Using this knowledge, he surprisingly caused three heroes to fall into anaphylactic shock. Mayo is also known for Mr. Freeze-like puns, and this has caused him to become a guilty pleasure for many comic book fans. I can only hope that he appears in the upcoming DC films.

condimetn 

More Fascinating Food From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Hachee is a savory dish that comes from the Netherlands. It’s a stew that’s made from vinegar, onions, and beef. It’s served with a side of rice or potatoes.

hachee

 

  • Mofongo is a hearty dish that comes from Puerto Rico. It consists of fried plantains, garlic, salt, chicken, octopus, or shrimp. The plantains are masted into a giant ball to absorb the other flavors.

mofongo

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Tenjoname are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as tall entities with long tongues, paper-covered bodies, and lion-like faces. They appear in old houses, and like to lick the ceiling. Tenjoname leave black spots on the ceilings and support pillars of homes.  

tenjo

  • Yonaki baba is an extremely emotional creature of Japanese folklore. She’s depicted as old woman with messy hair and a grey robe. She is found crying at houses with tragic backstories. The bawling spreads, like a sickness to anyone who hears it. The weeping is seen as sympathy or scorn. The house will eventually deteriorate after the yokai’s frequent visits.

   yona

More Fascinating Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Rambutan are extremely strange fruits that come Southeast Asia. They are spherical shaped and covered in spiny hairs. They taste a bit like sweet grapes and can be eaten cooked or raw.

rambutan

 

  • The Soapberry is another odd fruit that comes from Canada. It’s a small, bright, red berry with a bitter taste. They’re not eaten raw, but rather in Indian Ice Cream. This is created by combining water with the berries, beating the mixture, adding sugar, and topping it off with whipping cream.

soapberries

More Fascinating Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Food found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at more interesting foods. Now, grab your favorite utensil, and let’s dig in!

  • Laziji is a spicy dish that comes from the Szechuan province of China. It’s made with deep fried chicken, Szechuan peppers, ginger, garlic, and Szechuan chili bean paste. The dish is also garnished with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds.

laziji

 

  • Chupe is a savory dish that comes from South America.  It’s a soup that’s made with chicken, lamb, red meat, fish, shrimp, shellfish, yuca, potatoes, and vegetables. In Peru, there’s a sequence of these soups for every day of the week. 

chupe

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Appossha are terrifying creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large headed demons with red skin and dark hair. They can be found in the Sea of Japan, and go on land once a year. Appossha will travel from house to house, freaking out children, and demanding food. Upon scaring the child, the parents will give the creature mochi, and it will leave to the sea.

opposha 

  • Furutsubaki no Rei are macabre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re said to be the spirits of tsubaki trees with magical powers. They can be depicted as beautiful young women, and one is said to have transformed a merchant into a bee. These trees drop all of their petals at once, and people of Japan associate them with odd occurances and death.

fuu

More Tasty Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

All foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  •  Albaloo polo is a savory dish that comes from Iran. It consists of  sour cherries, rice, saffron, kebab meat, or chicken. 

alballooe

 

  • Banh ran is a sweet dish that comes from Northern Vietnam. It’s a gelatinous fried rice ball with white sesame seeds, and sweetened mung bean paste. It’s usually covered with a sugary syrup.

bahn