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Superheroes make everything better, that’s just a fact of life. And with their crazy powers, hot bodies and larger than life personalities who wouldn’t want to party with the world’s greatest heroes and heroines? But it’s not all fun and games. Sometimes the coolest superheroes can be the biggest wet blankets on the planet. So…the 10 worst superheroes to party with.
In honor of Father’s Day, I thought it might be nice to take a look at some of the finest – and not so fine – specimens of fatherhood in the comic universe. I chose five of each, in no particular order. So, onto the dads. Worst first!
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Batman 3 is officially a go and already the rumors of who the next villain will be are taking the Internet by storm. There’s no doubt that the Batman movie franchise is in good hands, but characters like Harley Quinn, Catwomen, Penguin, and Riddler – although exciting – are easy choices. And with such a large gallery of rogues to choose from there’s something to be said for hoping the lesser known baddies get the chance to have their proper moment in the sun. Not all villains would fit in Nolan’s style, or deserve to be treated as seriously, but we can think of a couple that would. Even our own choices all have reason why they might not work, which is why we’ll more than likely not see any of the following in the movie; however, were going to root for the little guys anyway.+Continue Reading
What makes a bad superhero or villain costume? That’s a tough question, because in the world of comic books you’re favorite characters can get away with a lot without looking too silly. Capes for instance, bat ears, and even underwear over trousers! But which comic book characters through the years has over stepped the line that little bit too much and committed some series fashion crimes? Keep reading and I hope you enjoy the Top 10 Worst Marvel Superhero and Villain Costumes.
#10. Mister Sinister
WHY: I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this costume. From the tassel type cape and the ridiculously high collar to the cross breed pixie/ kinky thigh high length boots, topped of with a nice big red diamond on the forehead. How very S&M it all is. It’s so bad I can’t help but kinda like it!
#9. Power Man
WHY: The hero of the New York ghetto didn’t look very “hard” in his original get up. Let’s face it; the rock hard man with skin made of steel wore a girly head band with a yellow blouse and looked more like a dancer from Fame than the street tough hero we all know and love. He has now thankfully updated himself to just a plain black tee and jeans, although I would like him to sport some sort of costume again, just not one as flamboyant as the original.
#8. Yellow Jacket
WHY: It’s those black wing things. What the hell are they there for? They just look ridiculous. The antennae ears don’t look too cool either.
#7. Captain Britain/Union Jack
WHY: I stuck these two in together because they are both as bad as each other. They are both rip off’s of Captain America and it seems not much thought was put into the names or the costume designs either. They are so corny, and being British myself, it’s kind of embarrassing that the UK has no really cool superheroes. Who says just because they’re British heroes that they have to have the Union Jack plastered all over them? Its an obvious and easy design that makes them look like a couple of chavs!
#6. Captain Wonder
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Just as famous as the hero’s are some of DC Comic’s villains; look at the Joker, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and Sinestro just to name a few, and because of their ability to bring our greatest superheroes on their knees and sometimes to the edge of sanity they collect their own fan clubs. People love reading them because some have an incredible depth to their character, or a mystery surrounding it that leaves their motives unknown, some like them because of their sheer power to put guys like Superman and the Flash on an even keel…but not all of them are awesome. Some leave use scratching our heads wondering what in the world some of the creators were thinking. So in honor of the guys who can’t compare to the big dogs here is our Top 10 Lames DC Comics Villains.
#10. Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)
Reason For Being Lame: He controls the weather. With a wand. In an attempt to give him more villain cred though he got some non-wand-dependent powers, but this happened only in the last couple of years: he’s been running around since 1959 waving around a stick creating storms, which in itself can be hardcore, but for guys like Superman and Flash I ask myself, “for 40+ years you couldn’t get this guy’s stick from him?” Lame.
How to make him hardcore: make him a hot woman, in spandex, with no wand. Wait a minute…
#9. Clock King (William Tockman & Temple Fugate)
Reason For Being Lame: Guns vs. Superheros is lame but at least those guys were trying. Clock King has no powers and no guns, just a great sense of…wait for it…time. Oh and of course he’s also really smart, creates things like teleporters, and the first one was good with a sword. Lately they’ve tried to take him up a notch but really, it’s like lowering a 96′ Honda Civic and putting spinners on it, it’s the car not the accessories that suck.
How to make him hardcore: Give him the power to slow down or speed up the time around him. And screw it, give him a gun.
#8. Captain Boomerang
Reason For Being Lame: Oh I don’t know, he throws boomerangs! And here’s the part that will blow your mind, he’s Australian. His lameness didn’t go unnoticed though as in 2004 he was killed off, someone shot him. Took 44 years for someone to figure out that a guy with no powers and boomerangs could be stopped by a gun but hey, at least it happened. Don’t get to worried though, he had a son who’s taken up the mantle. Great.
How you can make him hardcore: You don’t.
#7. Blue Snowman (Byran Brilyant)
Reason For Being Lame: First off just look at that picture and think about the name Blue Snowman. Secondly, like all powerless beings who fight people with tons of powers, he has a gun, “which she used to create petrifying blizzards and a “defroster ray” to reverse their effect.” (wiki) So reverse blizzards and you read that right, Blue Snowman was a girl, dressed as a guy, dressed as a Blue Snowman.
How to make her hardcore: ditch the cross-dressing, give her a name like Jaqui Frost, and make her eat people. No guns.
#6. Dummy (Alter ego unknown)
Reason For Being Lame: It’s exactly what your thinking, a wooden ventriloquist doll that somehow came to life and decided to take it out on the world. Now in 1988 when Child’s Play came out out this became a not-so-lame concept but the trickery he was pulling in the 40′s is just enough to make the list. For a long time it wasn’t known if he was actually a real person or not but after a run-in with Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, where the Dummy walked through his energy force-field, which didn’t work against wood, was proof that the Dummy was in fact just that. So classic bad asses like the Vigilante were getting beat up and tricked by Pinocchio.
How to make him hardcore: There was a second Dummy created who was not made of wood (Danny the Dummy) but even then it was a stretch. Have him fall in love and marry a beaver, who catches him cheating, and she eats him.
#5. Fiddler (Isaac Bowin)
Reason For Being Lame: We should start with the elephant in the room, Fiddler is only one letter off from Riddler, and he does have magic powers, which he channels through a F’ING FIDDLE. Are you serious? Imagine your middle school band teacher grabbing his tuba and shooting energy blasts out of it. The only cool thing that ever happened to this guy was being killed by Deadshot, a villain who isn’t lame.
How to make him hardcore: He carries around a fiddler case that is really a machine gun. People think he’s there to play for the recital or give your kids lessons, but the tricks on you.
#4. Goldilocks (Alter ego unknown)
Reason For Being Lame: Straight from wikipedia.com “Her hair is incredibly strong.” She can control it, manipulate it, make it grow, and wreak all kinds of havoc. Why someone thought the girl who found the porridge and bed that was ‘juuuust right’ needed crazy hair she could control is beyond me (Wouldn’t Rapunzel make more sense?). She’s also infamous for wanting to make Robin her “prince charming.” So she’s lame AND a freak.
How to make her hardcore: If strong hair and an unknown alias wasn’t hardcore enough for you she could use some combs that shoot fire or poisonous hair spray.
#3. Sportsmaster (Lawrence Crock)
Reason For Being Lame: Sportsman runs around throwing exploding hockey pucks, flying bases, and exploding baseballs while dressing up like a fisherman or golf pro (depending on the event he’s crashing). I guess seeing a rocket baseball bat or exploding football would be scary but behind every fishing lure lined with acid is a sad man who got beat up by the varsity team as a sophomore in high school. Personally, I blame the parents; for never checking what their 30 year old son is doing down in the basement with all those beakers and mysterious drums of chemicals.
How to make him hardcore: turn him into a 350 pound NFL linemen who runs an underground mafia. And if you join his posy you’ll always get those awesome cookies his mom makes during meetings.
#2. Doctor Spectro (Tom Emery)
Reason For Being Lame: Doctor Spectro is so lame that even the the other comic book characters have pity on him, Green Arrow in #26 said, “When a guy twice your size in a costume tells you to stop doing something–you stop! Unless it’s the Riddler. Or that moron Doctor Spectro. ‘Cause they’re just…sad.” And sad is right, since Doctor Spectro has the ability to change his opponent’s emotions. So he’s supposed to beat up the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern by affecting their mood swings? He’s so low on the villain totem pole that dcuguide.com has classified him as a “super-crook.” Can’t even get the “villain” word in there. So sure, you or I could beat the crap of ol’ Spectro but beware, how dumb will you feel when people see you’ve been crying?
How to make him hardcore: Get rid of that ridiculous costume, make him go through a divorce which makes him so mad that he attacks Superman in a fury of rage and since he controls people emotions he’ll make Superman mad too, then Superman kills him. Wait…that’s sad not hardcore.
#1. Tweedlede and Tweedledum (Dumfree and Deever Tweed)
Reason For Being Lame: the #1 lamest DC villain of all time takes the cake by a mile; wikipedia quotes as their power and abilities, “have no powers, but their fat bodies enable them to bounce.” Ok, now read that again but slower, Fat bodies…enable…them…to bounce. Are. You. Kidding. Me? Where do I even start? Well I guess it’s worth noting that fat bodies don’t bounce, I doubt someone named Dumfee or Deever, who have no powers and limited physical ability are capable of getting hired thugs they can boss around, and I wonder how the ability to bounce would give any person (not just superheroes) enough trouble to tell a good story. No guns, no magic, no costumes, no gimmicks, just two fat cousins who bounce.
How to make them hardcore: Grant Morrison actually included the two as inmates in his Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, where they were attached to each other via electroshock helmets, one controlling the right side of the brain the other controlling the left side. I’d like to think that giving them weird haircuts and putting them in a creepy situation (circus with the joker or torturers with the Black Mask) could actually make them pretty intense, specially if they talked weird or had blood stains all over their shirt collars. Kinda reminds me of the two twins in the Shining. So unlike our Boomerang boy and Doctor Spectro, I think these guys could be done right.
So there you have it, the Top 10 Lames DC Comics Villains of all time. What’s even more sad than this list is a) all the other lame-o’s that didn’t make the cut (like Hellgrammite, Puzzler, and Fastball) and b) lame villains isn’t something of the past, it’s more relevant today than ever. Most recently Batman got taken down by a group of high rolling gamblers, Goldilocks (the chick with the hair) was created in 2006, Captain Boomerang’s son is taking over for him, and it was only 12 years ago that Arnold Swarzenegger quoted, “Everybody Freeze.” It isn’t all bad though, they give us something to laugh at.
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Well, this is the part I’ve been really looking forward to. The final installment of my choices for my dream Green Lantern movie. The first installment was focused on the heroes, there was LOTS of them, so check out my Green Lantern Movie Fan Cast: Heroes for more info on that, who I would have play Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, etc. The second installment was focused on the supporting cast, in my dream GL movie, supporting cast is minimal, but still there enough to make an impact, so check that out at my Green Lantern Movie Fan Cast: Supporting Cast for that. And now, the final installment is focused on the one and only villains of the GL universe. The list of GL rogue’s is long and varied, but I find only a select few of them are worthy of the attention a movie gives. So, enough chit-chat, check out my picks:
So tell me, what do you think? If you like my pics, say so, if you hate my pics, say so. All feedback is encouraged. So check back here for how I would have the films in a Green Lantern series play out.
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Well, If you’ve seen part 1 of this series of post’s, you know what’s going down here. Part 1= the heroes of the film series. Part 2= the supporting cast. Then, finally, the one-and-only Part 3=villains. So far, the Green Lantern Movie has yet to be made, and until then, I’m keeping an open mind. In this series, I will share my top choices for an entire film series of characters and their respective actors. That’s right, an ENTIRE FILM SERIES. Then, once I wrap this post series wrapped up, I will share my personal way of showing the Green Lantern mythos, film by film. Most likely 4 or 5 movies. But that’s not until I’m done with these, and if you’re paying attention, you know that’s just one post away! The hardest part was not making it all about Hal Jordan, because when it comes to supporting cast, none of the Green Lantern’s have much of one, but Hal has the most, Kyle Rayner has a few, but Guy Gardner and John Stewart are almost none. So here it is, my choice’s.
Note: Choices read left-to right
Well, there it is, for all of you to see. What do you think? Are they some pretty good choices. I spent about a total of 9 hours researching fan choices for most of these, but most of them I had to come up with my own choices from scratch. So far, I’ve spent a total of roughly 25 hours doing research and making these post’s, just some fun facts. Well that’s all for now folks, and like Michael Jackson, I’m outta here!
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Lists like this can be found everywhere on the Internet but IGN.com has the most recent and does a good job of putting together maybe the prettiest list. We’ll quickly go through a couple of random thoughts (don’t want to spoil the whole thing for you) and then I want to hear from you.
Most undeserving Top 10 nominee; Kingpin. Sorry Daredevil lovers (myself included) but for a list that has the words “all time” in it I’m just not sure he makes the cut (the top 10 cut that is).
Most forgotten about villain; Carnage at #90. For a character that is more powerful than Spiderman and Venom combined, who was birthed out of wanting to make Venom darker, he sure is deserving a spot better than what he got.
Most over-ranked villain; Captain Cold at #27. I understand that Leonard Snart had a rough childhood and inst someone I’d want to share a prison cell with, and I also understand that he’s been around since the 50′s, he’s classic and means a lot to the history of The Flash, but come on, “all time” people. The Riddler has been fooling Batman since the 40′s but I don’t think anyone actually believes ol’ Brucey looses sleep over him. And I don’t think Captain Cold would stand a chance next to guys like Doctor Octopus, General Zod, Deathstroke, and Shredder (all who ranked lower than him). I like giving a shout out to a title that helped ring in the Silver Age but come on…
Most suprising pick; Deadshot at #43. I guess #43 is still pretty low but out of the top 100 (and with a Marvel heavy list) I didn’t think I’de see him in the top 50 even, but I guess Floyd Lawton is beginning to pick up some steem and become more popular (thank you Gail Simone). The more Deadhsot the better I say!
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