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  • Posted: August 23, 2019 9:42:28 pm
  • Ideas come and go, and some of those ideas I will never understand how they ever made it to the drawing board. There have been some doozies over the years, that is for sure.
    So for this post, in all the ridiculousness that it is, let us celebrate the worst of the worst!

    What is one comic book character that stands out to you as the worst absolute idea ever?

    For me, I keep thinking back to a character I saw in Marvel Team-up. I had a nice little run going back in the 80's...and then this bozo popped up.
    The book in question is Marvel Team-up #131, and the character was Frog-man.
    He was a completer buffoon in the story, purposely of course, and I always wondered what the hay? What was the purpose of this character? The only thing saving me from using the book as a fly swatter, was the good looking gal the White Rabbit.
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  • Posted: August 24, 2019 10:13:16 am
  • Sh!thead from the Wanted limited series (later became a movie with Angelina Jolie). This is a character that is made of fecal matter and resembles clay face. Can you imagine the smell and if you had a villain team up with him, how could you work with the smell. It was this kind of silliness that made the books great but none of it of course made it to the movie.
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 10:18:16 am
  • Sh!thead from the Wanted limited series (later became a movie with Angelina Jolie). This is a character that is made of fecal matter and resembles clay face. Can you imagine the smell and if you had a villain team up with him, how could you work with the smell. It was this kind of silliness that made the books great but none of it of course made it to the movie.
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 10:18:16 am
  • Sh!thead from the Wanted limited series (later became a movie with Angelina Jolie). This is a character that is made of fecal matter and resembles clay face. Can you imagine the smell and if you had a villain team up with him, how could you work with the smell. It was this kind of silliness that made the books great but none of it of course made it to the movie.
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 10:18:16 am
  • Sh!thead from the Wanted limited series (later became a movie with Angelina Jolie). This is a character that is made of fecal matter and resembles clay face. Can you imagine the smell and if you had a villain team up with him, how could you work with the smell. It was this kind of silliness that made the books great but none of it of course made it to the movie.
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 4:27:29 pm
  • @imcubillo ewwww! I had not heard of that character, but I could tell that he definitely stinks lol. I can imagine the amount of harfing going on trying to work with or battle such a character.
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  • Posted: August 24, 2019 6:04:30 pm
  • As far as silly and/or dumb heroes, my pick would have to be the Hypno-Hustler.

    Truthfully, if we spent some time doing homework, there would be tons and tons of silly characters from the '70s.

    Anyone remember the villain from the Doom Patrol called, ahem, Animal-Mineral-Vegetable Man? Dumb as dumb can be, but somehow the TV show resurrected this character and made him fun as hell. Go figure.
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 6:20:45 pm
  • oh geez, i didn't figure the Hypno-hustler to be a Marvel character but saw him in a search, and yep, a Marvel dude. He may have been the unofficial death of Disco haha.
    Big stretch of an idea for the animal mineral vegetable man too.
    Snapper Carr is another one, that reminds me of DCs version of the Fonz.
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  • Posted: August 24, 2019 6:31:42 pm
  • I totally forgot about Snapper Carr. I was reading a Showcase Presents: Justice League of America TPB. It contained early JLA in Brave & The Bold and the first 16 issues of Justice League from the '60s. I had to stop reading that TPB due to the utter idiocy of Snapper Carr. I would have rather read Happy Days starring the Fonz (who I met briefly at Fan Expo in 2010).

    I also seem to remember DC trying to update Snapper Carr some years later and making his "finger snaps" give him a teleporting ability, or something like that. Yikes!!

    Last edited August 24, 2019 6:33:02 pm
  • Posted: August 24, 2019 9:25:18 pm
  • How about Firebolt (Anthony Sloan) or Armless Tiger Man (Gustav Hertz)...lol terrible...
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  • Posted: August 25, 2019 1:23:32 pm
  • I had to wickipedia both of those characters AmZoMBiE. I didn't recall firebolt from Power man and Iron Fist. You should see the one picture they show for him though lol. Ha! At least armless tiger man was able to use his feet to stomp the Nazis.
    I remember when TMNT was first out and getting a following and some "knock offs" followed suit....Pre Teen Dirty Gene Kung Fu Kangaroos, and Adolescent Radioactive Blackbelt Hamsters. Not the same!
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  • Posted: August 25, 2019 4:17:05 pm
  • lol...they were the worst i could remember off the top of my head at the time...(needed to google their real names tho so evone could find them lol)
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  • Posted: August 25, 2019 8:13:41 pm
  • The first twenty (or so) comic books of Power Man featured a shit-ton of crappy/lame villains. I forgot about Firebolt as there were so many villains just as silly during that run.
  • Posted: August 27, 2019 11:46:42 pm
  • For me it has to be Pieface from the old-school Green Lantern series.

    Pie. Face.
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  • Posted: August 28, 2019 10:06:37 am
  • I can think of a few ...

    1. Gangbuster. Introduced in the Superman comics back in the 80s. Lame name and sort of a product of the times. I use to cringe when he'd appear.

    2. Squirrel Girl. I know she's got fans but I think this is one of the dumbest characters in modern times.

    3. Mullet Superman. He came back from the dead. I love Superman but even in the 90s the mullet was on it's way out.

    4. Frank Miller's Batman from All Star Batman & Robin. I am so glad this was an alternate reality. "I'm the g'dam Batman!"

    5. Bloodwulf. This was a Liefeld creation in the 90s who had some weird cone head haircut. It was a horrible attempt at copying DC's Lobo.

    6. Shatterstar. I have to admit when he first appeared I thought this was a really cool character and I loved his double bladed sword. Marvel completely ruined him and he's become one of the worst in comics.
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  • Posted: August 28, 2019 10:16:37 am
  • Spector said:
    The book in question is Marvel Team-up #131, and the character was Frog-man. He was a completer buffoon in the story, purposely of course, and I always wondered what the hay? What was the purpose of this character?


    Haha, I have that same comic and would agree. I never did like that character but years ago there was a story arc in Daredevil (vol.2) #16-19 called "Wake Up". It dealt with Leap-Frog and his son. Leap-Frog was the father of Frog-Man. A great read by the way and those four issues made me respect the character more.
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  • Posted: August 28, 2019 3:31:35 pm
  • @atom ahhh, PIeface. He is an odd one. He always reminded me of a Dick Tracy villain and not someone of substance to be one that battles Green Lantern.

    @Rapha1978 I must agree with you on Squirrel Girl. I have yet to check out any of her books, because the character seems like someone coughed up an idea, and whatever landed in the loogie became Squirrel Girl. And she is supposed to be one tough/powerful hero too? I don't get it. I figured this character to have been a Millennial idea.
    Nice bio on Frog man. I had an inkling he may have had an attachment to Leap-Frog, but never wickied it. I am interested in checking out that story run now, so thanks.
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  • Posted: August 29, 2019 2:38:52 am
  • Some real "good" entries here folks. I will give some individual characters a little more thought, but for now will happily submit for your consideration a team of baddies who somehow used to give the Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman etc. early team of the Justice League of America fits. If you don't know this group take a moment and look up the incredible, amazing, one and only Royal Flush Gang! Seriously!
    Tenzil
  • Posted: August 29, 2019 9:56:53 pm
  • yes! the dreaded royal flush gang. Better hide your casino coins Batman!
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  • Posted: August 30, 2019 9:35:44 pm
  • On the other hand, I enjoy the Royal Flush Gang and Snapper Carr.
  • Posted: August 30, 2019 10:33:50 pm
  • As they say different strokes, and no judgement here. Smile
    To contrary opinion for the longest time I despised both Venom and Carnage. I thought they were knock offs, second rate spin offs of Spider man. Venom just recently grew on me. Still not on board with Carnage yet lol.
    Hulk...same thing, until I picked up on Immortal Hulk about the 7th issue in. Now that is one of my favorite characters and titles.
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  • Posted: August 31, 2019 3:18:50 am
  • I second what Spector says here - no judgements ever!
    If they are your cup of tea that is great.
    I'm hardly in a position to question anyone else's opinions on characters when one of my own favorites only has the power to eat anything in sight!!
    Tenzil
  • Posted: August 31, 2019 4:41:02 pm
  • Spector said:
    As they say different strokes, and no judgement here. Smile
    To contrary opinion for the longest time I despised both Venom and Carnage. I thought they were knock offs, second rate spin offs of Spider man. Venom just recently grew on me. Still not on board with Carnage yet lol.
    Hulk...same thing, until I picked up on Immortal Hulk about the 7th issue in. Now that is one of my favorite characters and titles.


    My Carnage tank hit full at the end of Amazing Spider-Man #363. Yet my 2nd print of his first appearance is my tenth most valuable comic.Come to think of it, most of my top 10 valuable comics involve characters I don't like.

    I can handle Venom in very small doses.
  • Posted: August 31, 2019 4:43:22 pm
  • Tenzil said:
    I second what Spector says here - no judgements ever!
    If they are your cup of tea that is great.
    I'm hardly in a position to question anyone else's opinions on characters when one of my own favorites only has the power to eat anything in sight!!


    Thanos: I am inevitable.

    Flunky: Sire, that kid just ate one of the stones.
  • Posted: September 1, 2019 1:06:03 pm
  • Just indexed another really dumb character lmao...Dogwoman from the Sensational She-Hulk series...wears a cardboard dog nose and everything lmfao...
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  • Posted: September 1, 2019 8:56:58 pm
  • @AmZoMBiE that is too funny! I had to look that one up for myself.
    This is the description given in comic vine:
    Dogwoman wears a dog costume and walks on all fours. She attempts to bite opponents. Which might work against foes with regular skin. She lost several teeth while trying to bite through Jennifer's invulnerable skin.
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  • Posted: September 2, 2019 8:24:55 am
  • Lol just terrible....

    Have a weird venom fact for u guys...if u didnt know...venom was a fan made character originally (like charcoal from the thunderbolts run). So not sure if hes a spidey rip off...but just a weird fact for u lol
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  • Posted: September 2, 2019 2:11:13 pm
  • Ha! That is an interesting nugget for sure.
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  • Posted: September 2, 2019 5:26:06 pm
  • Canuck said:
    Here's how Venom came to be -
    https://screencrush.com/venom-created-by-spider-man-fan/


    That is wild. Even crazier...back in middle school a friend and attempted to make our own comic book. Nothing fancy of course, paper, staples, ruler to draw out the panels and what not.
    This was around the time when Haley's comet was coming back through to Earth's visibility. Naturally I came up with a character the comet man. I drew the pictures and came up with the base story and all and sent off the idea to Marvel.
    I don't remember quite how long it was, but maybe 6 months?...I got a response back from Marvel. Jim Shooter wrote me back, and said "close but no cigar".
    A couple of years or so later....guess what? Marvel put out the Comet man book. The character and costume were the same I submitted as well.
    I still have the letter, and marvel envelope somewhere stashed with my mementos.
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  • Posted: September 2, 2019 5:40:29 pm
  • Just think, you could be $220 richer Razz
    "Disliking everything is not the same thing as having an opinion"

  • Posted: September 2, 2019 6:17:25 pm
  • lol
    Every now and then I see a copy of comet man at a shop and have to laugh. Still not selling.
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