D'oh! I was all set to see Dark Knight this weekend, which is in second run at the dollar theater, but it looks like I'll be seeing the third Mummy movie instead. I've heard Mummy wasn't great, but it needs a big screen and Dark Knight will be there a lot longer, methinks. Alas. I must see Dark Knight! I must!
From All-Star Comics #37, the team is splintered yet again:
Um.... Johnny Thunder, are you listening to Wonder Woman? Take it from me, this could be your favorite mission yet if you play your cards right.
Here's a little something from Batman #127, courtesy of contributor sPat!:
This came about 3 years before Marvel's version, and I don't care how goofy Thor's long blond hair looks to you, it looks ten times better than DC's version. Nice skirt, big guy! Matches the girdle! So slimming and whatnot!
You know, there were a lot of recycled names in comics. Tarantula, Angel, Daredevil and Scarecrow leap to mind as four names that were used by different comic companies without lawsuits flying. Both Marvel and DC still have a Scarecrow character in use, but no one seems to mind.
Many non-comic geeks don't know that even Radioactive Man, Bart's favorite super-hero in The Simpsons was recycled:
Yup. Marvel Comics has had a character since the 60's called the Radioactive Man. He's Chinese, glows green and wears a skirt:
But he's a total bad-ass, taking on Thor and the She-Hulk with more success than most (If you're really tough, you can wear a skirt and no one will say anything). And, although he's never been an A-lister, he was used as a regular member of the Thunderbolts only a few years back.
Does this mean a re-vamp of Kite Man could happen some day? Oh, we can only hope!
Hey! Hey! It's time for the Costume Hall of Shame!:
Duplicate Boy was a visitor in the Legion of Super-Heroes that, although quite powerful, had no fashion sense. His gimmick was that he could duplicate (duh!) the abilities of anyone he came in contact with. As you can imagine, this made him a difficult character to write (as most omnipotent characters are) and he only showed up here and there. They never bothered, to the best of my knowledge, to change his original costume, which looks more appropriate at a renaissance fair.
See you tomorrow!