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

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, let’s begin!

  • Leech Real Name: Unknown Status: Hero Ht: 4’2” Wt: 67 lbs Eyes: White Hair: Bald Strange Features: Leech doesn’t have a nose, and has green skin. Creator: Marvel First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #179 (March 1, 1984) Powers/Abilities: Can negate any superhuman ability, mutant or otherwise.

Leech was a sad mutant that was abandoned by his parents at a young age. He was taken in by the Morlocks, and became a resourceful member of the team. Leech survived the Morlocks’s massacre, and was rescued by the New Mutants. His also used his siphoning powers to help Hazmat control hers. Leech now resides at the Baxter Building under the care of the Fantastic Four. 

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  • Spot Real Name: Johnathon Ohnn Status: Villain Creator: Marvel First Appeared: The Spectacular Spider-Man #94 (September 1984) Powers/Abilities: Teleportation 

Dr. Ohnn was asked by the Kingpin to create a superpowered human. Unfortunately, do to a hiccup in his formula, the doctor was transported to a place called Spotworld. This gave him minor Teleportation powers, and he began his villainous career. He was easily beaten by Spider Man, and this destroyed his pride. His frequent visits to Spotworld also damaged his mentality, and he became a member of The Legion Of Losers.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some great pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Monticello by Jean-Michel Basquiat part of the Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper 

This is a fascinating work by the late Basquiat. It is a mixture of two different art styles; Surrealism and Realism. The Surrealism part of the work is shown through repetitious text and bizarre patterns. The Realism shines through the semi-realistic human face and detailed lower jaw. There are parts of the face, however, that aren’t completely realistic, such as the multicolored skin, and the third eye. I believe that this adds humor and mystical emotion to the piece. The work’s name is shown in parentheses near the leftmost corner. I really enjoy this painting, and would love to see what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Soir d’ orage by Rene Magritte 1946 Gouache on paper

This is a sublime work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Rene Magritte. I really enjoy the color composition of this piece, and it makes me strangely relaxed. The main focus of the work is the giant bottle of perfume, which is off white in color. The visual trickery of the bottle makes it appear orangish, and the design on it is actually in the distance. The sky is a brilliant blend of purples, blues, and other misty colors. Magritte once again surprises me at his amazing attention to detail. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Part 1 (Every three Fridays)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and here’s a new edition to my regular post. I’ve been mainly discussing bad card art, and I want to change it up a bit. I have been an avid Yu-Gi-Oh! fan for a very long time, and would love to share some of my favorites. Now, it’s time to duel!

  • Star Eater Type: Dragon/Synchro/Effect 11 stars Attribute:Light Required Summoning Conditions: 1 Tuner+1 or more non-Tuner monsters ATK/3200 DEF/ 2800 Monster’s Effect: Must be Synchro Summoned, and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. When Synchro Summoned, cards and effects cannot be activated. If this card attacks, it is unaffected by other card effects until the end of the Damage step. 

This card is an absolute beast with extremely high attack and defense. Its art is gorgeous and depicts a blood-red dragon with a supernova in the background. Its summon is completely unavoidable, and the negation of monster effects is incredible. The only issue is getting it out on the field, however when it does, the opponent is screwed! 

star eater (IT’S SO FREAKING COOL!!!!!)

  • Raigeki Type: Normal Spell Deck Capacity: 1 Effect: Destroys all monsters your opponent controls.

Good old Raigeki! This card was completely broken at the beginning of the card game, and it’s still quite useful today. This red and yellow thunderbolt completely obliterates your opponent’s monsters without any bad side effects. It can be quite expensive to purchase, but it’s definitely worth every cent.

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  • Injection Fairy Lily Type: Spellcaster/Effect 3 stars Attribute: Earth ATK/400 DEF/1500 Effect: If this card attacks or is attacked, during damage calculation (in either player’s turn): You can pay 2000 LP once per battle; this card gains 3000 ATK during that damage calculation only.

The deceivingly cute Lily is an absolute beast on the battlefield. I adore this card! The art is very Anime-esque, and I love her strawberry blonde hair. Having a 3400 ATK monster with no tributes is almost unheard of. This is one cutie whose check-ups hurt like a motherfucker!

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Otakemaru is an infamous deity of Japanese folklore. He is a kijin; an oni so ridiculously strong that he is also known as a god. He was once considered to be the most fearsome yokai in Japanese history, and is part of the Great Three Yokai. He is depicted as a gigantic demon with a large sword and incredible dark magic.

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  • Todaiki are extremely strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as human lamp hybrids with candle heads and colorful robes. They have tattoos covering their entire bodies, and can’t speak. The spirits are said to be the bodies of vanished individuals.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

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 art. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • Astronomical ❤ by Larry Carlson 2010 digital chromogenic print 

This is an awesome work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outer space scene with multiple stars and a jet black background. There’s various points of interest in the piece, which are equally as strange as one another. To the left, we see various humanoid creatures with view masters for faces. There’s also a strange being with the body of a human and the face of an anatomical model. In the sky, we see some awesome fireworks, as well as skeletal monsters that are marching in a line. Then, we get to the rightmost part of the piece, and our jaws drop! We are met with a kaleidoscopic parachute covered in a rainbow display. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Major Stardust Beyond Infinity by Larry Carlson 2012

Keeping up with the outer space theme, here’s another gem of a painting by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The titular stardust is an extremely bizarre astronaut with a psychedelic spacesuit. He’s surrounded by multicolored eyes and cosmic twinkling stars. Then, we get to his face, and this is where Carlson’s magic really shines! His head is a giant, peach-colored sphere with a shiny center and multiple eyes surrounding it. I wonder how he breathes without a nose? Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Even More Crazy Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Art (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy card art. Now, it’s time to duel!

  • Emperor Of The Land And Sea Normal Reptile Water Attribute 5 stars Atk/1800 Def/1500 Description: This reptilian monster sprays fire in every direction.

This is a weak, 5 star monster that can be searched out by Ancient Rules. It has a light blue body and rows of sharp teeth. The only issue is that it looks quite derpy, and slightly resembles a Pitbull. 

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  • Madjinn Gunn Normal Fiend Dark Attribute 2 stars Atk/600 Def/800 Description: A living weapon that spits projectiles. 

This card looks like something straight out of my nightmares! It’s a winged, demonic creature with a large jaws, serpentine tails, and a dark blue body. I absolutely adore the freaky design, and great attention to detail. The only issue, is that without support, it’s relatively useless.

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Even More Creepy Pokedex Entries (Every Last Tuesday of the Month)

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Tuesday, and I have a special treat for you! Two weeks ago, I purchased the Ultra Sun and Moon Pokedex. The books keep getting bigger, and this one is no exception! This massive tome is a whopping 696 pages of everything Pokemon. As with every new game, the dex’s entries change, with some being hilarious, to others being downright terrifying. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Pokemon!

  • Phanpy Pokemon X Pokedex entry: As a sign of affection, it bumps with its snout. However, it is so strong, it might send you flying. (A nearly 2 foot creature can send you flying with its trunk? Jesus!) (It’s still cute as hell though!)

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  • Drampa Pokemon Ultra Sun Pokedex Entry: If a child it has made friends with is bullied, Drampa will find the bully’s house, and BURN IT TO THE GROUND. (Some Pokemon have grudges, this one freaking commits arson!)

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