Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s time to spook up this post just in time for Halloween. While Tuesday is usually set for strange comic book characters, I am going to change things up. This week, we will be looking at some truly insane characters. They are designed with the intent to disturb the reader, and no punches will be pulled. This post is going to be a lot more graphic then usual, so get ready as we explore the unhinged psyche of the comic book world.
James Braddock Status: Hero /Villain First Appeared: Captain Britain Weekly #9 (December 1976) Powers: Ability to manipulate reality, which can distort and twist objects and people into grotesque and agonizing shapes. He also has incredible durability.
James Braddock is the older brother of Captain Britain and Psylocke. He originally was a successful Formula 1 racer who participated in many illegal activities. He was eventually kidnapped and brutally tortured by the tyrannical Doctor Crocodile. His incredible powers began to manifest when he lost his sanity. The powers made James one of the most dangerous beings in the universe, and his unhinged mind made him very unpredictable. (This is one of the most deranged and awesome comic book characters of all time.) (His face is also extremely off-putting.)
Flamingo Real Name: Eduardo Flamingo Status: Serial Killer First Appeared: Batman #666 (July, 1 2007) Powers/Weapons: Enhanced senses, feral strength, Invulnerability
Eduardo was an average Joe, until he was brainwashed by the Mob. He turned into a horrifying serial killer, and murdered his entire family. His mind was completely altered, turning him into an unpredictable maniac. He also loved to eat the faces of his victims after killing them. Flamingo is most well known for almost killing Red Hood. Part of Hood’s left ear was eaten, and he was shot in the kneecaps. Eduardo seemingly met his end by a pile of rubble. (O_O)
Murmur Real Name: Michael Christian Amar Status: Ex Surgeon/Serial Killer First Appeared: Flash Iron Heights (August 2001) Powers/Weapons: A ruthless assassin skilled with a knife, which he uses to murder his victims and cut off their tongues. Also a very strange blood type which makes him immune to all viruses and poisons.
Michael was a well respected surgeon with many personal demons. He eventually went on a killing spree to supposedly stop the voices in his head. He was captured by the police, and put to death by lethal injection. Unfortunately, Michael’s incredibly abnormal blood typing negated the poison, and he was sentenced to the Iron Heights Maximum Security Prison. While in prison, Michael committed a horrifying act of self-mutalation by stitching up his mouth, and cutting off his tongue. He escaped prison, and then joined Blacksmith and the Rogues. (His face is what nightmares are made of!)
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to cringe, as we look at some horrible cover art. Now, let the crapfest begin!
Dudes With Attitude for the NES (1990)
Dudes With Attitude was a piss poor action/adventure game for the NES. The object of the game is to use the “dudes” to collect colored gems and avoid the evil Gumsplats. Unfortunately the game had horrible controls and graphics. The cover doesn’t do anything to numb the pain, and is in fact, scary as hell! The art depicts 3 sentient balls surrounding a treasure chest. The leftmost figure is a blue female with black shades and a pucker mouth. The rightmost image is a yellow male with spiky hair, and a “shit eating” grin. The middlemost image is the fugliest of them all, and depicts a red male ball with an eyepatch, mustache, and demonic grin. This is completely unsettling, and causes the viewer to stay away from this abomination. (Come on, artists! You can do bettter than this!)
Final Zone II for the Turbo Grafx 16 (1990)
Final Zone II is a wonderfully fun shooter that’s quite similar to Ikari Warriors. If you have watched the Happy Console Gamer, there are chances that you have heard of this game. Two covers were made, one for Japan, and one for North America. The Japanese one is very cool, and portrays the main characters in an Anime style. The North American cover, other the other hand, is a giant pile of vomit! The artist must have been hitting the crack pipe pretty hard when he birthed this monstrosity! The character’s proportions are completely askew, and the faces look like grotesque bobble heads. The robot suits are morbidly obese, and the weapons look like construction equipment! Tell me what you think of this shitshow in the comments’ section below.
All animals and other organisms found in various books and websites
Hello fellow outdoor enthusiasts! It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more amazing organisms. Now, let’s start exploring!
Sundew (Drosera) Diet: Carnivorous Size: Up to 100cm Habitat: Every Continent besides Antarctic. Every species is divided into several habitats based on climate.
The Sundew is a strange, carnivorous plant that’s nearly found world wide. It has green leaves and many reddish tentacles. These tentacles are covered in a sticky digestive enzymes, which are used to attract prey. The sweet smelling secretion attracts insects, and when they get too close, it attacks! The tentacle trap the poor bug, and begin to digest its body. After the bug’s demise, its nutrients will be absorbed through the leaves to the other parts of the plant. The Sundew also has many medicinal purposes such as being used in teas to prevent whooping cough and asthma attacks.
Corpse Flower (Rafflesia arnoldii) Size: 3 ft (The largest was 3.4 ft) Diet: Parasitic Habitat: The Rainforests of Sumatra Status: Becoming Endangered
The Rafflesia has the Guinness World Record for being the largest individual flower on Earth. It’s a parasitic organism that’s pollinated by Corpse Flies. It’s a bright red flower with many large, spotted leaves. It’s unisexual, and male and female flowers must be close by for successful pollination. It can weigh up to a mighty 24 lbs, and is continuously dying out due to increased human activity. This disturbs the bud production of the plant. The nickname, “Corpse Flower”, comes from the plant’s stench, which is said to resemble rotten flesh. It’s truly a fascinating plant that we must try to protect before they all become extinct.
Paintings found on larrycarlson.bigcartel.com and larrycarlson.tumblr.com
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson. Now, get ready to have your mind blown by the amazing paintings!
Medijate Vibrate by Larry Carlson Pigment print on deep matte paper
This is an incredibly trippy work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an optical illusion piece that’s a true feast for the eyes! The piece is very similar to the “wave” optical illusion, however, Carlson adds his genius on top of it. If you look closely, you can see a meditating woman hidden within the waves. I love this work for its incredibly trippy effect of the viewer. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Fire Tree by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper
Here we have another amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a beautiful blend of realistic imagery, and mind-blowing psychedelia. The titular “tree” is a beautiful display of kaleidoscopic patterns and multicolored flowers. It really makes the viewer gasp in amazement. I especially love the blues that are used in the grass of the work. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST
This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.
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 food. Now, let’s dig in!
Maeun-tang is a fish-based soup that comes from Korea. It’s boiled with gochujang and made with watercress, green vegetables, garlic, onion, chilis, bean curd, radish, soy sauce, and chili powder. It’s known for being very popular when served with soju.
Nasi kerabu is a rice-based dish that comes from Malaysia. The rice is a unique blue color due to the butterfly-pea flowers used in cooking it. It’s served with dried fish or chicken, crackers, pickles, and salads. It’s very popular in southern Thailand.