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 Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found on comicvine.gamespot.com, The Legion Of Regrettable Super Villains, and various DC and Marvel encyclopedias

Hello fellow Comic Book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means!

  • Kangaroo Real Name: Frank Oliver  Status: Low Tier Villain First Appeared: The Amazing Spiderman # 81 (1970) Powers: Enhanced strength and pain resistance, Can leap great distances

Frank Oliver was an Australian man that was obsessed with kangaroos. He trained his body to be identical to the animal, and finally was successful  He was forced to flee his homeland after killing a man in the ring. Frank encountered Spider-Man, and was defeated easily by the Web-Crawler. He later had his powers enhanced by the criminal scientist, Dr. Jonas Harrow. Frank met his demise when attempting to steal a radioactive isotope.

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  • Slyde Real Name: Jalome Beacher Status: Villain First Appeared: Amazing Spider-Man #272 (1986) Powers: Can skate along the ground at approximately 30 mph, Costume coated with near-frictionless substance

Jalome was a Chemical Engineer that discovered a virtually frictionless substance. After getting fired from his company, he robbed a bank and met Spider-Man. He later joined the Masters of Evil, but was quickly captured and imprisoned.

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

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

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

  • Big Wheel Real Name: Jackson Weele Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Amazing Spider-Man #182 (1978) Powers/Weapons: Mechanical arms, thundering metal wheel with molybdenum steel treads, spinning outer shell that protects Jackson from attack.

Jackson Weele was a unhinged businessman that acquired a strange, wheel-shaped device. Unfortunately, he stupidly forgot to figure out the controls. He then crashed into the Hudson River when trying to kill Rocket Racer.

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  • Shrunken Bones Real Name: Jerold Morgan Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: World of Fantasy #11 (1958) Powers/Weapons: Various gadgets, high intellect

Jerry Morgan was a scientist that tried to replicate Ant Man’s super powers. Unfortunately, the experiment went wrong, and shrunk his bones. He joined the strange villain group, the Headmen. He has fought against The Defenders many times.

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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.

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  • 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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Save The World? Bizarre Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Character info found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, Morris’ League Of Regrettable Heroes, 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 another look at comic books’ weirdest characters. So, grab your favorite graphic novel, and let’s begin!

  • Anarchist Real Name: Tike Alicar Creator: Marvel First Appeared In: X-Force #116 July 1, 2001 Power: Secretes acidic sweat Status: Hero

Tike was a young man when he discovered his superpower. He joined the superhero team, X-Force, when a favorite member, Sulk, was killed. He began to enjoy his new life as a celebrity, however the other members seem to dislike his personality. Along with Doop, Anarchist is the only other X-Force member to survive a rescue mission gone awry. 

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  • Chemo Real Name: Chemo First Appeared In: Showcase #39 August 1962 Creator: DC Status: Villain Powers: Can spew corrosive chemicals out of his mouth; enhanced strength and endurance; extremely low intelligence.

Chemo is sentient vat of toxic waste. He was created by Professor Ramsey Norton as a combatant of all disease. Unfortunately, his experiment grew into a 25ft monster and the poor doctor was killed instantly. Being a mindless monster, Chemo started to reek uncontrollable havoc in the city. He was eventually stopped by the Metal Men, who explode, destroying Chemo from the inside out.

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Hall of Lame: The Strangest Comic Book Characters (Every other Tuesday)

Info about characters found in various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, The League Regrettable Superheroes, and on comicvine.gamespot.com

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! It’s time to crack open the comic vault, and look at the weirdest characters ever created. Now, grab your favorite issue, and let’s begin!

  •  Sixpack Real Name: Sidney Speck  First Appearance: Hitman #9 December 1996  Created by: DC Status: Hero and Delusional Drunk Powers: Expert in unarmed combat and weapons handling; incredibly high alcohol tolerance.

Sixpack is one of DC’s strangest superheroes. He once was the leader of Section Eight, a superhero team with equally strange powers. His history is hard to figure out, and due to the heavy consumption of alcohol he can’t remember anything from his past. Armed with his trusty broken bottle, Sixpack is always ready to start a fight. That is, if Cirrhosis doesn’t catch up with him first! *By the way, I strongly recommend reading Section Eight, it’s one hell of a journey!

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  • Madcap Real Name:N/A First Appearance: Captain America #307 July 1985 Creator: Marvel Status: Villain and prankster  Powers: Incredible self-healing ability, able to survive almost any injury; causes others to lose inhibitions with embarrassing and sometimes lethal consequences. 

Madcap was originally a normal man, and devoted Christian, until a horrible bus accident rendered him insane. The bus collided with a truck carrying experimental nerve gas, killing everyone on board but Madcap. He developed the ability to heal from any injury, and used this to go on a crime spree. He has butted heads with many superheroes including Wolverine and Nomad.

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