Saturday, March 23, 2013

Villain Most Desperately In Need of A name Change

 A good name can mean so much in the super-villain game. Take, for example...

You know, since everybody is mortal, your name isn't really foreboding or strange or threatening at all. You might as well call yourself Dr. Just Like Everyone Else, right?

Of course, since he apparently dies at the end of every story, and than returns inexplicably to life the next month, perhaps he just means the name ironically.

And Dr. Mortal's  game?

Ambitious. Let's see some of these experiments that will destroy humanity.

A big goomba that can see in the dark? Ooh, I'm so scared...

OK, a bunch of them. That's a step in the right direction. What else do you got, Doc?

Man-eating crabs? Well, that's sort of OK, I guess. But your trap door sucks.

I'm just saying, you've got a long way to go until you reach Fu Manchu levels, Dr. Mortal!

From Weird Comics #10 (1941)


SallyP said...

Oh, another checkered floor with built-in trap doors. Would it ever occur to anyone to stand on the LINES, instead of in the middle of the squares? Or...rush the guy at the controls? Or bring cocktail sauce for the crabs?

Siskoid said...

These traps can't defeat an obsessive-compulsive hero!