Cashing in on the blaxploitation fad by tossing a street-smart, jive-talking superhero up against the usual mix of comic book villains, which at the time were mostly campy, color-blind disco rejects.
With Spider-Man: Homecoming officially in the books as both a critical and financial hit (over $700 million globally), we all know what that means! Okay, yes, a sequel that’s going to suck and make...
Batman barely made an effort to catch this guy, presumably thinking it was all some sort of Make-A-Wish thing for a terminally stupid patient.
DC struck gold with the whole “psycho killers on a leash” formula. Or so you’d think, but not every recruit of the Squad was the kind you’re going to see on the big screen.
These are villains who, for one reason or another, thought it’d be a good idea to antagonize a superpowered vigilante when at best they should be shaking down lemonade stands for protection money.
What the hell was up with that single nipple spike? He looks like a kid trying to piss off his suburban parents rather than a supervillain on a rampage.
Coming up with a recurring enemy for Wolverine is harder than it sounds, because he has a habit of gutting them from throat to crotch like a misbehaving catfish, which is sort of understandable when your power is mostly indestructible claws and mood swings.
A few enterprising writers realized that these comically outmatched losers could be repurposed and present an actual threat to our favorite heroes.